Liang Yu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

I completed my Ph.D. in 2019 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), centering on diesel and large hydrocarbons autoignition in rapid compression machine (RCM) and shock tube (ST) and surrogate fuel development. My research over the past two years is related to the combustion of low-carbon and zero-carbon fuels (e.g. ammonia and biofuels), and high-pressure combustion apparatus design and construction. My current research topic at CCRC is swirl flame instability and high-pressure plasma-assisted combustion.

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2019
  • B.S., Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, China, 2014

Professional Profile

  • 2022-present: Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • ​2019-2022: Postdoctoral fellow, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China


  • "Super Postdoctoral Fellow" Award Program, Shanghai, 2019-2021
  • Outstanding doctorate dissertation, Chinese Society for Internal Combustion Engine, 2020
  • Chung-Hua Wu Excellent Graduate Student Award, Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics, 2019
  • Outstanding Graduate of Shanghai, Shanghai Education Commission,2019
  • National Scholarship for Doctoral Students, China’s Ministry of Education, 2018
  • Umicore Scholarship, SJTU, 2016
  • Kistler Scholarship, SJTU, 2015

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Autoignition Swirl Flame Instability High-Pressure Plasma-Assisted Combustion