Research Interests

​The major research interest is in RANS and LES study on combustion phenomena with open source software for gaseous fuels (e.g. methane and propane), light liquid fuels (e.g. methanol) and heavy fuel oil. Another research interest is in kinetic analysis of materials with the help of thermal analysis techniques (TG, DSC, etc.). For example, using a lumped strategy to model the combustion process of heavy fuel oil.


Selected Publications

  • Comprehensive method based on model free method and IKP method for evaluating kinetic parameters of solid state rea...
    Y. Han, L. Tianxiang and S. Kozo
    Journal of computational chemistry 33.31, 2516-2525 , (2015)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, 2014
  • M.S, State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 2011
  • B.A., Safety Engineering, Chang’an University, Xi’an China, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2008-2014 - Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)