Steven Zabarnick

Contact Information

Steven Zabarnick

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research Institute


Selected Publications

  • Kuprowicz, N.J., S. Zabarnick, Z.J. West, and J.S. Ervin. 2007. The use of measured species class concentrations with chemical kinetic modeling for the prediction of autoxidation and deposition of jet fuels. Energy & Fuels 21: 530-544.
  • Balster, L.M., S. Zabarnick, R.C. Striebich, L.M. Shafer, and Z.J. West. 2006. Analysis of polar species in jet fuel and determination of their role in autoxidative deposit formation. Energy & Fuels 20: 2564-2571.
  • Zabarnick, S., and D.K. Phelps. 2006. Density functional theory calculations of the energetics and kinetics of jet fuel autoxidation reactions. Energy & Fuels 20: 488-497.
  • Striebich, R.C., M.A. Motsinger, M.E. Rauch, S. Zabarnick, and M. DeWitt. 2005. Estimation of select specification tests for aviation turbine fuels using fast gas chromatography. Energy and Fuels 19: 2445-2454.
  • Assudani, R., J.S. Ervin, and S. Zabarnick. 2006. Experimental and modeling studies of jet fuel flow near the fuel freeze point temperature. AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power 22: 534-541.

Courses Taught

  • Aerospace Fuel Science


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Penn State University, 1984
  • B.S., Chemistry, Binghamton University, 1980

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors-International Association for Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels
  • Member-American Chemical Society
  • Peer reviewer for scientific/engineering journals including: Energy & Fuel, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Combustion & Flame, SAE Proceedings, and ASME Transactions

Research Interests

  • Fuel chemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Fuel chemical analysis
  • Modeling of fuel thermal stability