Steven Tipler received is engineering degree at l’École polytechnique universitaire de l'université de Nantes in thermal and energy sciences in 2014. Due to a scientific curiosity in thermomechanical engineering and combustion sciences, he started a PhD at l’Université Libre de Bruxelles to investigate the combustion of Automotive Shredder Residues – derived fuels in internal combustion engines.
Steven Tipler focuses on the specificities of Automotive Shredder Residues (ASR) – derived fuels in the framework of the Phoebus project funded by the Walloon region. Due to their unconventional production from wastes, ASR fuels show an unsteady and atypical composition, with long molecules, high olefin and oxygenate fractions, impacting their properties and ignition characteristics. Unravelling this inherent link between composition, properties and ignition delays is a key concept in developing real size power plants.