Professor Hanson's research is in the field of laser diagnostics and sensors, shock wave physics and chemistry, laser spectroscopy, chemical kinetics and combustion, and propulsion science. He is the author of three book chapters and over archival refereed 400 papers in these areas, and has served as a member of the editorial advisory boards of Combustion Science and Technology, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Shock Waves, the International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, and the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. He has served as Chair of the Gordon Conference on Combustion Diagnostics, Chair of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, and as the Program Co-Chair for the 30th Symposium (International) on Combustion. He was the Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University from 1993 to 2003. He has been the principal advisor for more than 80 PhD graduates.
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|Nearinfrared Diode Laser Absorption Diagnostic for Temperature and Water Vapor in a Scramjet Combustor||J.T.C. Liu, G.B. Rieker, J.B. Jeffries, R.K. Hanson, M.R. Gruber, C.D. Carter and T. Mathur||APPLIED OPTICS||01-2006|
|High Temperature Thermal Decomposition of Benzyl Radicals||M.A. Oehlschlaeger, D.F. Davidson and R.K. Hanson||Journal Of Physical Chemistry A||01-2006|
|High Temperature UV Absorption of Methyl Radicals behind Shock Waves||M.A. Oehlschlaeger, D.F. Davidson and R.K. Hanson||Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer||01-2005|
|High Temperature Measurements of the Reactions of OH with Toluene and Acetone||V. Vasudevan, D.F. Davidson and R.K. Hanson||Journal of Physical Chemistry A||01-2005|
|Oxygen Quenching of Toluene Fluorescence at Elevated Temperatures||W. Koban, J.D. Koch, R.K. Hanson and C. Schulz||Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics||01-2005|
2012 Most-cited Paper Award, Combustion and Flame; 2011 R.I. Soloukhin Award, Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems; 2011 Best Paper in Propellants and Combustion (AIAA); 2011 Crocco Lecture, Princeton; 2011 Fowler Lecture, Texas A&M; 2010 Hottel Lecture, International Combustion Symposium; 2008 Alfred Egerton Gold Medal of the Combustion Institute; 2005 Combustion and Propellants Award (AIAA); 2004 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); 2002 Silver Medal, Combustion Institute; 2002 Elected to National Academy of Engineering (NAE); 2000 Best Paper of 2000, Journal of Measurement Science and Technology; 1997 Best Paper Award, Ground Test Conference (AIAA); 1997 Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); 1996 Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award from the AIAA (first recipient); 1994 Clarence and Patricia Woodard Professor of Mechanical Engineering; 1990 Fellow, Optical Society of America (OSA)