Alumni

Nawaf Abualsaud

MS Student

Research Interests: Laser Spectroscopy, Clean energy, CFD, Soft Robotics

Mohammed Dayili

​M.S Student

Research Interests: combustion1, Chemical kinetics, Fuel additives, Laser Diagnostics, Machine learning

Ibraheem Alsheikh

MS Student

Chengyu Zhou

MS Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Laser Diagnostics

Abdullah Nooh

MS Student

Research Interests: Microwave Assisted Pyrolysis (MAP) for Solid Waste Management

Wonsik Song

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Flame propagating characteristics, Ignition and extinction, Flame instability, High fidelity simulation (LES and DNS), OpenFOAM

Sultan Alturkistani

Ph.D. Student

Omar Zaki Arab

Master Student

Research Interests: Laminar and Turbulent flame speed, High pressure combustion, Experimental Combustion, computational fluid dynamics

Natalia Munoz Munoz

Master Student

Research Interests: Cryogenic Combustion

Mohammad Adil

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Shock Tube

Moaz Omar Lehaibi

​​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Laminar Burning speed and ignition time delay combustion

Lorenzo Angelilli

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: CFD, OH-PLIF, High pressure combustion, Spray

Khaiyom Hakimov

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Pre-chamber combustion, Chemical kinetics, Future Fuels

Hammam Aljabri

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for reactive and non-reactive flows, IC engines, Numerical analysis

Emad Al Ibrahim

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Machine learning, Modeling and Simulation

Cristian Avila Jimenez

​Ph.D. Student

Khalid Aljohani

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Shock Tube, Chemical kinetics, Laser diagnostic, Ignition related studiesIgnition related studies

Bassam S. Aljohani

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Combustion Engines

Alberto Ceschin

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: CFD, multiphase and multicomponent spray modelling, DNS/LES, OpenFOAM

Aessa Alabdrabalnabi

MS/Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Pyrolysis, Machine learning, MSW

Dapeng Liu

Ph.D. student

Aravind Balakrishnan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Micro/Meso combustion, Laminar Flame Speed Measurement, Combustion Modelling, Thermoacoustic

Mohammed Albaqshi

MS Student

Research Interests: Pyrolysis, Water Treatment, Clean energy

Stefano Luca, Ph.D.

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Turbulence, Turbulent combustion, Direct Numerical Simulations, Turbulent Premixed Flames, Massively Parallel Computing

Ali S Alhussain

MS Student

Research Interests: Hydrogen Production, Methane Reforming

Peng Liu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, combustion chemistry, PAHs and soot formation

Hanfeng Jin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, kinetic modeling, laser absorption spectroscopy, mass spectrometry

Binod Raj Giri, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests: Gas Phase Kinetics, Laser Flash Photolysis, Shock Tube Studies, Statistical Rate Theory Calculations, Computational Chemistry, Laser Diagnostic in Combustion, Thermo-Physical Properties Measurements, Fluid Phase Equilibria

Xuren Zhu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Experimental study, Numerical simulation, gas turbine, vortex dynamic, buoyant flame, pressure gain, fuel flexibility

Xiaoyuan-Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: FGMech development, real-fuel combustion, combustion reaction kinetics, ammonia

Tao Yu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Raman Scattering, Rayleigh scattering, high-speed imaging

Tanmay Kar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Engine combustion, Alternative fuels, 1D and 3D CFD simulations, Hybrid Vehicles

João da Cruz Vargas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Non-Equilibrium Flows, State-to-State, Modelling, Chemical kinetics, Radiative Transfer, High-Temperature Gases, Detonation

Jianguo Du, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Experimental Combustion, Spray and droplet combustion

Harshavardhana Uranakara, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Machine learning, High performance computing, Turbulent Flows, Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), computational fluid dynamics

Harsh Goyal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Engine combustion, Performance and emissions, Alternative fuels, Optical/laser diagnostics

Guoqing Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gianluca Capriolo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Laser-Based Combustion Diagnostics, Carbon Neutral Fuels, Dynamics of Laminar Flames

Chaobo Yang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Raman/Rayleigh Scattering, CARS

Anupam Ghosh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Cryogenic Combustion, Hydrogen flame, Methane, Alternative fuels, Multiphase Flow

Amit Katoch, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laminar and turbulent burning velocity measurements, Flameless combustion, Deflagraton to detonation transitions, Spray formation at low flow rates, Chemical kinetics, Micro and meso scale combustion, Biofuels

Narjisse Kabbaj, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plasma assisted combustion1, ionic wind, radiative transfert, Thermal plasma, Arc quenching

Mhanna Mhanna

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Absorption Spectroscopy, combustion kinetics

Jiyuan Fan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hui Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: nanomaterials, batteries, advanced characterization techniques

Geng Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Numerical Simulations, Numerical Algorithms, electrochemistry, Thermodynamics

Nawaf Alghamdi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Emission reduction​

Kiran Yalamanchi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Machine learning, Chemical kinetics, Thermochemistry

Ponnya Hlaing

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Pre-chamber combustion, PCC, Internal Combustion Engines, Lean Combustion, Natural Gas Engines

Mickael Silva

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Computational fluid mechanics of reactive and non-reactive flows, Pre-chamber initiated jet ignition combustion systems

Manuel Alejandro Echeverri Marquez

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ICE, combustion1, CFD Simulations

Haoyi Wang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Low Pressure, combustion1

Hao Tang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Raman, High Pressure Flame

Azat Amiralin

​MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heat Transfer Optimization, Inverse Design, Machine learning, Modeling and Simulation

Hao Shi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Combustion Engine, Variable Compression

Qinglong Tang, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, PLIF, PLII, combustion characteristics, Engine combustion

Farha Khan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: laminar flame speed, natural gas combustion, schlieren imaging

Miguel Figueroa Labastida

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Material Science, Chemical kinetics, Materials Characterization

Joel Lisanti

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Pressure-gain combustion, Isochoric heat addition gas turbine

Sumit Maharjan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Renewable Energy, Low carbon Fuels, Fuel carbon Intensity, Life cycle assessment, droplet combustion, evaporation

Tsufang (Frank) Hong

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Fuel, Lubricant, Tribokinetic, nanomaterials

Yu Jeong Kim

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Ignition and extinction phenomena, DNS/LES of turbulent reacting flows

Sarvarkhodzha Nematulloev

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Ignition Delay Time, Biofuels, Future Fuels

Hadi M Homaidi

MS Student

Research Interests: Hydrogen, electrochemistry, ammonia

Ghufran Alkhamis

MS Student

Ana Luiza Slama de Freitas

MS Student

Research Interests: Clean Fuels, Kinetics, Catalysis

Can Shao

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Soot formation, PAHs, Diesel Surrogate

Taesung Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: High pressure combustion, Flame dynamics, PLIF, PIV, CO2 dilution, ALLAM cycle

Yedhu Krishna, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Optical diagnostics, High speed flows, Photonics, Laser applications, Sensors

Davide Del Cont-Bernard

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Plasma assisted combustion1

Shamjad Moosakutty, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: combustion chemistry, Aerosol physical, optical, and chemical properties, Atmospheric chemistry, Air pollution, Climate change, Evolution of organic aerosols, Volatile organic carbon

Eshan Singh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Fuel-Engine Interaction, Biofuels

Mohammed Aldosari

​Master Student

Research Interests: UAV, CFD, Computational, fluid, dynamics

Zepeng Li

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Soot formation

Sajad Al Ali

​MS Student

Srinath Somu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Thermoacoustics, Gas Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Methods and Measurement Sciences

Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Sensors, and optical spectroscopy

Maria Luís Castela, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: DNS numerical simulations, High performance computing, Modeling non-equilibrium reacting flows, Modern Fortran solvers, ​Plasma assisted combustion

Rafig Babayev

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, Advanced Combustion Engines, Supercritical Combustion

Sally Homsy

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Carbon capture, Calcium looping, Chemical looping combustion, Clean energy

Gerardo De Jesús Guerrero Peña, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Fuels, Biofuels, nanomaterials

Xin Jin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: CFD modeling, cryogenic CO2 capture, semiconductor growth in space

Hsin-Yi Kuo

​MS/PhD Student

Guangle Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics

Bengt Johansson, Ph. D.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: homogeneous charge compression ignition, HCCI and partially premixed combustion, PPC, high efficiency thermodynamics

Anthony Bennett, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Experimental Combustion, Laminar Flames

Sufyan M. Jan

​Master Student

Yang Li, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: combustion chemistry

Ramgopal Sampath, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Turbulent combustion, Thermo acoustic instabilities, PIV, PLIF, intermittent oscillations, hydrodynamic instabilities, flame stabilization, time series analysis, Proper orthogonal decomposition, dynamic mode decomposition, Lagrangian coherent structures, wavelet analysis

Vijai Shankar Bhavani Shankar

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Jet-Stirred Reactors, Molecular Beam Mass Spectroscopy, HCCI Engines, Gasoline Surrogates, Biofuels, Chemical Kinetic Mechanism Modelling

Prabhu Selvaraj

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Soot modeling, Diffusion flames, DNS

Ariff Magdoom Mahuthannan

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Flame Quenching, Supersonic Combustion

Mohammad Qatomah

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Pressure-gain combustion, Isochoric heat addition gas turbine

Ehson Fawad Nasir

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: combustion1, Laser Diagnostics, Chemical kinetics

Belikse Ramljak

​MS Student

Research Interests: Plasma assisted combustion1

Lining Liu

MS Student

Research Interests: Low Pressure, Charged species, temperature

Xinyan Pei, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: heavy fuel oil combustion, Swirling flames, High Pressure Auto-ignition, Hydrocarbon Fuel Thermal Stability, Supercritical Fluid, Coking and Deposition

Fares Maimani

​Master Student

Research Interests: Oxy-fuel combustion, Carbon Dioxide, ALLAM cycle, Argon Power Cycle

Fethi Khaled

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: combustion kinetics, Laser Diagnostics, Spectroscopy

Balaji Mohan, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Experimental Spray characterization, High speed imaging techniques, Spray modelling, spray combustion

Mohammed Namanikani

​Master Student

Research Interests: Thermoacoustic Engines

Jean-Baptiste Masurier, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Experimental Combustion, Advanced Combustion Engines, Fuels (Alternative and surrogates), Innovative concepts

Ahmed Harbi

​Master Student

Research Interests: combustion1, Chemical kinetics, Ignition Delay Time, Fuels1, Engines

Rahul Dhopeshwar

​​​MS student

Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Lee An Cheng

MS Student

Long Jiang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: heavy fuel oil combustion, bio-fuel/coal conversion, Oxy-fuel combustion, CO2 capture

Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: combustion chemistry, Combustion modeling, computational fluid dynamics

Abdeldjalil Reguig, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: combustion1, Ignition control, Plasma physics, Electrical discharges, Optical diagnostics

Ibrahim Aldlaigan

Master Student

Research Interests: High pressure combustion

Thomas Orrière, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: sparks, microplasmas, ionic wind, non-thermal plasmas, Particle Image Velocimetry, Nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges (NRP), sparks

Muhammad Waqas

​​Ph.D. Student

Claudia Hernández

​Master Student

Research Interests: Thermodynamics, Kinetics

Hatsari Mitsudharmadi, PhD

​​Research Specialist

Research Interests: Particle Image Velocimetry, Hot-wire, Schlieren Photography, Flow Visualization

Zhen Lu, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctral Fellow

Research Interests: High fidelity simulation of reacting flows, Advanced algorithms for reactive system, Computational diagnostics and modeling​

Gustav Nyrenstedt

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: High efficiency IC engine concepts, Engine CFD simulations, Low emissions engines

Dr.-Ing. Joshua Gray

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plasma assisted combustion1, Detonation, DDT

Nimal Naser

​Ph.D. Student

Francesco Di Sabatino

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Themoacoustic instabilities, combustion1, Gas Dynamics, Propulsion systems

Bingjie Chen

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: combustion1, Laser Diagnostics

Bidoor Alsaif

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Spectroscopy, Optical diagnostics

Saeed Alyousef

M.S. Student

Ossama Mannaa

​Ph.D. Student

Mohannad Al-Khodaier

Ph.D. Student

Abdullah AlRamadan

PhD Student

Research Interests: combustion1, fuel design, Chemical kinetics, Fuel Properties

Efstathios Alexandros Tingas, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Ahmed Alhussain

Master Student

Research Interests: High pressure combustion analysis

Wesley Boyette, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Turbulence, Soot, High-pressure, Laser Diagnostics

Aliou Sow, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Vallinayagam Raman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mohamed Alshorafa

Master Student

Research Interests: Exhaust Heat Recovery, Data Analysis, Modeling

Abdulrahman A. Alkhateeb

PhD Student

Research Interests: Experimental Combustion

Memdouh Belhi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: combustion1, Charged species, Electric field

Tom Butterworth, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Plasma science, Laser Diagnostics, vibrational excitation, non-equilibrium chemistry and catalysis

Leah Bennett

​Executive Administration Assistant

Yanzhao An, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Advanced engine combustion optical diagnostics, Fuels for advanced combustion engine, Chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms, Combustion simulation and optimization, soot particle precursors, soot particulate

Scott Shaw

​Software Engineer

Hanan Wali

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biolubricant Additive, Optimization, Chemical analysis

Xin Jin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: CFD modeling, cryogenic CO2 capture, semiconductor growth in space

Chaoqin Chen

Research Assistant

Ahfaz Ahmed

Ph.D. Student