Research Interests

Electric field assisted combustion is one of innovative technologies for global warming issue. My research interests are control of flame dynamics, suppression of acoustic instabilities and NOx reduction in electric field.

Selected Publications

  • Onset mechanism of primary acoustic instability in downward-propagating flames
    S. H. Yoon, T. J. Noh, O. Fujita
    Combust. Flame 170, 1-11, (2016)
  • Blow-out limits of nonpremixed turbulent jet flames in a cross flow at atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressures
    Q. Wang, L. Hu, S. H. Yoon, S. Lu, M. Delichatsios, S. H. Chung
    Combust. Flame 162, 3562-3568, (2015)
  • Research on instability of propagating flames in a combustion tube by using laser irradiation method
    O. Fujita, S. H. Yoon, Y. Taniyama
    J. Combust. Soc. Japan 57, 174-182, (2015)
  • Lewis-number-induced and buoyancy-driven self-excitations in nitrogen-diluted laminar free-jet flames
    W. J. Lee, S. H. Yoon, J. Park, O. B. Kwon, Y. J. Kim, T. H. Kim, J. H. Yun, S. I. Keel
    Fuel 112, 366-374, (2013)
  • Experimental study on self-excitations in nitrogen-diluted laminar lifted butane flames
    S. H.Yoon, J. Park, O. B. Kwon, J. S. Kim, J. H. Yun, S. I. Keel
    Fuel 91, 51-60 , (2012)
  • Self-excitations in lifted laminar free-jet propane flames diluted with nitrogen
    S. H. Yoon, J. K. Han, J. Park, J. H. Yun, S. I. Keel
    Combust. Flame 158, 1960-1969, (2011)
  • Effects of Lewis number and preferential diffusion on flame characteristics in 80%H2/20%CO syngas counterflow diffu...
    J. Park, D. H. Lee, S. H. Yoon, T. M. Vu, J. H. Yun, S. I. Keel
    Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 34, 1578-1584, (2009)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Mechanical & Space Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 2016
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pukyung National University, Busan, Korea, 2011
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pukyung National University, Busan, Korea, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2016 – present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016 -2016: Academic researcher, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • 2012 – 2012: Research fellow, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM), Daejeon, Korea
  • 2011 – 2011: Research fellow, Institute of environment-friendly transport system, Pukyung National University, Busan, Korea.


  • The Best Visualization Award, Korea Society of Combustion, 2015.
  • The Highest Award of photo contest, Combustion Society of Japan, 2014.
  • Selected as a scholarship student from Ministry of Education of Japanese Government (MEXT), 2012.

KAUST Affiliations

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