Balaji Mohan, Ph.D.


​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My research interest is to study the spray development process in detail through both experiments and Numerical simulations. For experiments, high speed imaging techniques are used to unravel the significant information of physical phenomenon involved. And this information are used to improve the fidelity of the numerical simulations in predciting the macro and micro spray characteristics. ​

Selected Publications

  • Fuel injection strategies for performance improvement and emissions reduction in compression ignition engines
    B. Mohan, W. Yang, S. Chou
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 28, 664-676, (2013)
  • Development of an accurate cavitation coupled spray model for diesel engine simulation
    B. Mohan, W. Yang, S. Chou
    Energy Conversion and Management 77, 269-277, (2014)
  • Experimental study of spray characteristics of biodiesel derived from waste cooking oil
    B. Mohan, W. Yang, K. Tay, W. Yu
    Energy Conversion and Management 88, 622-632, (2014)
  • Cavitation in Injector Nozzle Holes - A Parametric Study
    B. Mohan, W. Yang, S. Chou
    Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics , (2014)
  • Effect of internal nozzle flow and thermo-physical properties on spray characteristics of methyl esters
    B. Mohan, W. Yang, W. Yu
    Applied Energy 129, 123-134, , (2014)
  • Macroscopic spray characterization under high ambient density conditions
    B. Mohan, W. Yang, K. Tay, W. Yu
    Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 59, 109-117, (2014)
  • Optimization of biodiesel fueled engine to meet emission standards through varying nozzle opening pressure and stat...
    B. Mohan, W. Yang, V. Raman, V. Sivasankaralingam, S. Chou
    Applied Energy 130, 450-457, (2014)
  • Numerical investigation on the effects of injection rate shaping on combustion and emission characteristics of biod...
    B. Mohan, W. Yang, W. Yu, K. Tay, S. Chou
    Applied Energy 160, 737-745, (2015)
  • Development of a robust and compact kerosene–diesel reaction mechanism for diesel engines
    K. Tay, W. Yang, B. Mohan, H. An, D. Zhou, W. Yu
    Energy Conversion and Management 108, 446-458, (2016)
  • Macroscopic spray characteristics of wide distillation fuel
    W. Yu, W. Yang, B. Mohan, K. Tay, F. Zhao
    Applied Energy 185, 1372-1382, (2017) 


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore, 2015

B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, 2008

Professional Profile

​​2017 – present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2015 - 2017: Research Fellow, NUS, Singapore

2008 – 2010: Product Engineer, Delphi-TVS Diesel Systems Ltd., Sriperumbadur, India 


2015: Outstanding Reviewer, Applied Energy Journal

2011-2015: NUS Research Scholarship

2008: Univeristy Eleventh rank among 5308 mechanical engineers graduated from Anna University.

KAUST Affiliations

Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

Non-KAUST Affiliations

Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering​

Research Interests Keywords

Experimental Spray characterization High speed imaging techniques Spray modelling spray combustion