Purdue Doctoral Students (image) Purdue University Caption Purdue doctoral students, from left, Indraneel Sircar, Brent Rankin, Rohan Gejji and Anup Sane created this gasifier to learn precisely how coal and biomass break down in the reactors. The research, funded by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, aims to strengthen the scientific foundations of the synthetic fuel economy. Credit Purdue University photo/Mark Simons Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.