Postdoctoral Fellows

Abdul Malek, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: PV-EC Water Splitting, Microfluidic Electrolyzer, CO2 reduction, Seawater Electrolysis, Green Hydrogen, nanomaterials

Adamu Alfazazi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Autoignition chemistry, Reaction Engineering

Bin Wu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Oxy-fuel combustion, Ozone Assisted Combustion

Carson Chu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Soot formation, Laser Diagnostics, Flame Synthesis, Alternative Fuel

Chaochen Xu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Functional Material, electrocatalysis, Energy Conversion

Eric Javier Fong Cisneros, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Internal Combustion Engines, Hybrid Vehicles, Engine Testing

Erica Quadarella, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Turbulence-chemistry interaction, CFD of turbulent flames

Gani Issayev, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Combustion, ammonia, Hydrogen, Biofuels, oxygenates

Ge Gao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: nano catalysis, electrocatalysis

Hani Ababneh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Process Design, Process Modeling, CO2 capture, ​Fuels, Thermodynamics, Energy Analysis

Hao Wu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Spray, Atomization, Multiphase Flow, Droplet, ICE

Husain Baaqel, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Life cycle assessment, Techno-Economic Analysis, Process Modelling and Simulation

Ilman Nuran Zaini, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Industrial Decarbonization, Thermochemical Conversion, Bioenergy, Waste-to-Energy, Electrification, Process Modeling and Simulation

Inna Gorbatenko, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Alternative fuels, Auto-Ignition, Engine Knock and Super-Knock, Advanced Engine Technologies, Gas-Phase Chemical Kinetics

Jahirul Mazumder, Ph.D.

Research Engineer

Research Interests: Thermochemical processes, Carbon capture, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Process Modeling and Optimization

Jiabiao Zou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: combustion and atmospheric chemistry​, Laser Diagnostics, Theoretical Calculations

Jiabo Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Energy Conversion, Chemical kinetics, ​Combustion

Jinwoo Son, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electric field, flame propagation speed, electric body force

Jiwu Zhao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Carbon Dioxide Reduction, Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation, DFT Calculation

Liang Huang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: electrochemistry, nanomaterials, Synergistic Effect, Single-Atom Catalysis

Liang Yu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Autoignition, Swirl Flame Instability, High-Pressure Plasma-Assisted Combustion

Marcelo Benitez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: cryogenic CO2 capture, Physics-based Energy Solutions, Interfacial Phenomena

Mebin Samuel Panithasan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Engines, Alternative fuels, ​Combustion, Optical diagnostics, droplet combustion

Mhedine Alicherif, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plasma physics, Detonation, ​Plasma assisted combustion, Catalysis, Experimental

Omar Behar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Concentrating Solar Power, Solar Radiation Modeling, Thermodynamic Cycles, Hybrid Solar Thermal PV, Sola Ammonia Cracking, Solar Radiation, Hybrid Solar Energy Systems

Qi Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Nanoparticles growth, Soot Precursors, kinetic modeling, Combustion Mechanism, Reaction Pathways, Gas-phase Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry Calculations

Rafi Malik, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Numerical combustion, Principal Component Analysis, Reduced-order models, PCA, Low-dimensional manifolds

Raghib Shakeel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Numerical combustion, Burner Design, Oxyfuel Combustion, Dual Annulus Swirl Burners, ICEs, RANS, LES

Ribhu Gautam, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Fast Pyrolysis, Kinetics, Biofuels, Biomass, Micro- and Macroalgae, Polymers

Santiago Cardona Vargas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Spray Flames, Injection Systems, Optical and Laser Diagnostics, Gas Turbines, High pressure combustion

Shashank Sakleshpur Nagaraja, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: combustion chemistry, Mechanism Development, Carbon Neutral Fuels

Shixing Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ammonia combustion, kinetic modeling, turbulent burning velocity, Optical diagnostics

Sonu Kumar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Liquid and Gaseous Combustion, Hydrogen flame, Swirl Combustion, Gas Turbine Combustion, TLAF, Raman, Absorption, LIF

Sylvain L. Michaux, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tajammul Syed, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Dual Comb Spectroscopy, Optical Networks, Gain Switched Combs, mmW and RoF generation, Optical Atomic Clocks

Takuya Tomidokoro, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Flame dynamics, Inhomogeneous Combustion, Alternative fuels, Flame-Wall Interaction

Tawfik Badawy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ICE, Emissions, Biofuels, Optical diagnostics, Partially Premixed Flames

Varaha Prasad Sarvothaman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Hydrodynamic Cavitation, Fuel Desulphurization, Scale-up

Wanxia Zhao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Combustion species, Polarization spectroscopy

Xianyun Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: 3D printing, Reactor Design, Microfluidic

Xinhua Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plasma-assisted Ignition and Combustion, Plasma for Fuel Transformation, Plasma-enhanced Reaction Kinetics

Xinlei Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: High fidelity simulation of reacting flows, Engine combustion modeling, Chemical kinetics mechanisms

Yanrong Xue, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Hydrogen, Electrocatalyst, Mechanism