Jinwoo Son, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

My current research is about the electric effects on the flame applied high voltage to the specific device such as nozzle. 
Recent studies showed that the ionic wind blows from a flame to both an anode and a cathode, and applied electric fields have significant effects to a flame due to ionic wind. In order to further understand the previous observation, edge-flame propagation speed, flame curvature, and local field intensity will be delivered both experimental and numerical method.

Selected Publications

  • Vortex formation mechanism within fuel streams in laminar nonpremixed jet flames
    M. S. Cha, J. W. Son, S. H. Yoon, H. T. Luong, D. A. Lacoste, and C. H. Sohn
    Combustion and Flame, 199, 46-53, (2019) 


  • 2018 - 2024, Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea


  • ​Excellent presentation paper award in the 54rd Korean Society of Combustion symposium, 2017
  • The Best paper award in the Korean Society of Combustion, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Electric field flame propagation speed electric body force