Louis Sileghem focuses his research efforts on alternative fuels and the optimization of internal combustion engines. He is currently working and teaching at Ghent University as a postdoc research assistant. His main research activities are about the combustion of pure alcohol fuels and alcohol gasoline blends in internal combustion engines.
During his Ph.D., he spent 4 months at Lund University, Sweden, to measure the laminar burning velocity of alcohol fuels and 4 months at Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA, to study alcohol fuels in direct injection spark ignition engines.
The aim in this project is to further develop alternative fuel solutions for marine engines in order to determine the best retrofit solution strategy and dedicated engine concept for marine engines.