Research Assoc. Professor, Chemical Engineering
Jennifer graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1987 and went to work for Phillips 66 Company at their specialty chemicals plant in Borger, TX. In 1992, she returned to graduate school in chemical engineering at the University of Utah. Her thesis work with Dr. David W. Pershing was in experimental coal combustion, specifically looking at the fate of nitrogen in the coal matrix during high-temperature pulverized coal combustion. Jennifer graduated in 1997 and began a post-doctoral position with the Center for Accidental Fires and Explosions (C-SAFE) at the University of Utah in early 1998. In C-SAFE, she worked with Dr. Philip J. Smith in the area of large eddy simulation of buoyancy-driven flows such as liquid fuel pool fires. In 2007, Jennifer began working with the Utah Heavy Oil Program, specifically focusing on oil shale and oil sands development in Utah. She currently manages the unconventional fuels program in ICSE and is working on simulations of oxy-gas combustion.
notes: Jennifer currently resides in Flagstaff, AZ, but is a frequent visitor to the Salt Lake area and to the areas of oil shale and oil sands development in eastern Utah.
Journal & Book Publications
Spinti, Jennifer P.; Pershing, David W., The fate of char-N at pulverized coal conditions, 2003
Allen, Richardson; Deo, Milind D.; Isaacson, Alan E.; Keiter, Robert B.; Kessler, Christopher; Levey, Raymond; Oh, Keyong S.; Smith, Philip J.; Spinti, Jennifer P.; Uchitel, Kirsten A., A technical, economic, and legal assessment of North American heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale resources: In response to Energy Policy Act of 2005 Section 369(p), Sep 2007
Ajax, Wendy; Kline, Michelle; Uchitel, Kirsten; Spinti, Jennifer, Digital library and interactive map projects at the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, University of Utah, Oct 23, 2009
Spinti, Jennifer P., Update on North American oil shale, oil sands, and heavy oil resource development, Mar 12, 2008
Spinti, Jennifer; Smith, Philip J.; Hochstrasser, Brandon, Oxy-gas process heaters for efficient CO2 capture, Apr 28, 2010
Castro, Benardo; Deo, Milind; Hogue, Michael; Kelly, Kerry; Ring, Terry; Spinti, Jennifer; Uchitel, Kirsten; Wilkey, Jon, Unconventional fuels market assessment, Apr 28, 2010
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