ROBERT J. CATTOLICA
Professor of Engineering Physics
Phone: (858) 534-2433
Professor Cattolica received his PhD in Engineering Physics
from Berkeley in 1973 and, after performing research and
serving on the scientific and technical staff of the Combustion
Research Facility of Sandia National Laboratories, joined
UCSD's engineering department in 1990.
Combustion, Fluid Mechanics, Optical Spectroscopy, Laser and
Electron Beam Diagnostics.
Current Research Topics
- Temperature and density measurements of CO2 during
planetary entry into Mars.
- Cavitation effects in high speed rotating flows.
- Laser fluorescence imaging of combustion species and
- Diode laser spectroscopy for continuous emission monitoring
of combustion processes.
- Excitation and quenching cross sections from
electron-impact ionization fluorescence.
CATTOLICA, R. J. 1996 Quenching effects on laser-fluorescence
measurements of OH rotational temperature in H2/O2/Ar flames.
Combustion Science and Technology 112, 1-13.
FARLEY, DAVID R. & CATTOLICA, ROBERT J. 1996 Electron-beam
fluorescence from the A2P u- X2Pg and the B2S u- X2Pg transitions
of CO2+. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiactive
Transfer 56-1, 83-9696.
FARLEY, DAVID R. & CATTOLICA, ROBERT J. 1996 Multipole
line strengths for linear Hund's case (a) molecules. Journal
of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
FARLEY, DAVID R. & CATTOLICA, ROBERT J. 1997 Spectroscopic
modeling of the CO2+ A2P - X 2P (110-010) Renner-Teller bands in
the electron beam fluorescence of carbon dioxide. Journal of
Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. In
FARLEY, DAVID R. & CATTOLICA, ROBERT J. 1997 Propagation
of medium energy electrons (10 - 20 keV) in carbon dioxide.
Physics of Fluids. In Press.
FARLEY, DAVID R. & CATTOLICA, ROBERT J. 1997 Collisional
quenching and excitation cross-sections of the CO2+ A2P (1 -
3,0,0) and B 2S+ (0,0,0) excited states from electron-impact
ionization. Chemical Physics Letters. In Press.