Amy E. Gray

Amy E. Gray, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Consultant

Dr. Amy Gray specializes in the analysis of fluid, combustion, and chemical processes. She has conducted and participated in investigations involving fires, explosions, aircraft, HVAC, and other mechanical systems. These include gas explosions, dust explosions, tank and boiler ruptures, natural gas pipeline and utility incidents, and chemical processing plant incidents. Dr. Gray has employed blast dynamics, dispersion, and fire dynamics analyses in many of these investigations, as well as performed on-site investigations. Additionally, Dr. Gray has experience in Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Computed Tomography (CT) data analysis.

Prior to joining ESi, she gained experience in the design and implementation of aircraft cooling systems. Her graduate research was related to the gas transport and internal-reforming chemistry of alternative fuels within various solid oxide fuel cell anode support materials. She designed, built, and optimized a unique experimental reactor, a protocol utilizing both mass spectrometry (MS) and gas chromatography (GC), and a computational fluid dynamics model including gas-phase and catalytic reactions for the analysis of fuel cell anodes. Dr. Gray also has experience with ceramics processing, material microstructure characterization, and the dispersion and measurement of aerosols.

Publications

  • Hit the Ground Running (Safely): Process Safety for the Early Career Engineer, 13th Global Congress on Process Safety Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 2017
  • Stratification During Vapor of Gas Freeing of Storage Tanks, 13th Global Congress on Process Safety Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 2017
  • The Rainham Chemical Works Explosion: A 100th Anniversary Perspective, Materials Science & Technology 2016, October 2016
  • Apparent Discrepancies in Methods for Predicting the Explosion Energies and Blast Effects of BLEVES, 12th Global Congress on Process Safety Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, April 2016
  • The New State of the Art in Evidence Preservation and Interrogation, For the Defense, November 2013
  • The interdependence of macro-and microstructure on internal-reforming performance in Ni-YSZ anode supports, Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to System
  • Gas Transport and Internal Chemistry of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode Supports Operating on Alternative Fuels, Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, May 2012
  • Biogas fuel reforming for solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Gas Transport and internal-reforming chemistry in Ni-YSZ and ferritic-steel supports for solid-oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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