Research Interests

My research interests are centered around advanced internal combustion engines, with experimental focus on combustion and fuels. Future engines demand fuel flexibility, which necessitates active research in the field of conventional and non-conventional fuels alike, to tune them for high efficiencies and ultra-low emissions. Studies on mixture formation, flame initiation and propagation, auto-ignition behavior, emissions formation, will play a key role in overcoming some of the technical challenges associated with advanced combustion engines. Consequently, greater insight in fuel-engine interactions will be demanded, which is my primary research focus.

Selected Publications

  • Autoignition behaviors of unsteady fuel spray in low temperature condition
    S. Y. Yang, N. Naser, S. H. Chung
    FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress, (2014)
  • Ignition Delay and Soot Oxidative Reactivity of MTBE Blended Diesel Fuel
    S. Y. Yang, N. Naser, S. H. Chung, K. Al-Qurashi
    SAE Technical Paper , (2014)

Education Profile

 

  • 2013-Present: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2011: M. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • 2005-2009: B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India

Professional Profile

  •  2013 - Present: Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  •  2011-2013: Research Assistant, Energy Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member of Saudi Arabian Section of Combustion Institute

Awards

  • ​KAUST Fellowship to pursue Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

KAUST Affiliations

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