Kristina Lawyer
Kristina Lawyer
Research engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
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Biography

I am currently working on my PhD research at Argonne National Laboratory. I am investigating higher carbon number alcohols in spark-ignition engines. I spend part of my time running tests on an engine dynamometer and the remainder working on data analysis, publications, and presentations.

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Latest Questions
  • Adriana N.

    Added Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Hello, I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering, and I'm planning what I want to specialize in. I would like to combine my knowledge in mechanical engineering with pediatric physical therapy. On the other hand, I like automotive engineering. I want to use my degree to help people. But I am unsure in which of those two. I doubt there is a way to do both. Which would you recommend? I love helping people who need it, but at the same time I love cars.
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    Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory
    Answered Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Adriana,

    Most engineering jobs involve helping people in one way or another, so it sounds like a good career choice for you. My answer to your question comes from a more practical standpoint: which degree will make it easier for you to find a job when ...

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  • Jordan, southery asked Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory

    Added Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    To Whom It May Concern, Hello, My name is Jordan Bird and shortly I will be 15 years old. I am currently studying for my GCSE's and I am hoping to get good enough grades to go to college for further studies should I need to. I am interested in a career in Motorsport especially with the I.T. side of the sport. I have been to many races in the national series since I was 8 years old and I have decided this is what i would like to do. I am currently top of my class within I. T. and I would ...
    Related to Engineering Skills, Preparation for College, Special fields and Interdisciplinary
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  • Betsy, New York asked Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    I have a question for anyone who can answer it- I'm trying to build a robotic cart- basically, a cart that i can sit on and steer. I'm kind of new to engineering, but it really interests me, and I've built robots in school (little ones from legos, but still), but nothing this big. Anyway, I've run into a problem... How would I make it turn? I had the idea of attaching the two front wheels to different pedals (the things I would push to make it go). So, for example, if I wanted to turn ...
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    Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:28 AM
    Betsy, What an interesting project! Your dual pedal idea would certainly work, and would probably be the easiest system to build and use. If youre looking for something else, you could try to implement what a car uses to turn a rack and pinion. If ...Read More
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