Faculty

William L. Roberts, Ph.D.

Director of Clean Combustion Research Center | Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Experimental Combustion, Propulsion, and Laser-Based Optical Diagnostics for Reacting Flows

Mani Sarathy, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Clean Combustion Research Center | ​​​​Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: ​Comprehensive chemical kinetics, combustion cyberinfrastructure, reaction mechanism reduction, chemistry of multi-scale reacting flows

Hong G. Im, Ph.D.

​​​​​Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Combustion Modelling, High Fidelity Simulations, Internal Combustion Engines, Spray modelling

Bassam Dally, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer Optimization, Applied Optics, computational fluid dynamics, Renewable Energy

James Turner, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Spark-ignition Engines, Pressure Charging, e-Fuels, Powertrain Concepts, Fuel Cells

Min Suk Cha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: ​Plasma assisted combustion, Fuel reforming, Plasma sources, Flame dynamics

Aamir Farooq, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Sensors

Deanna Lacoste, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: High pressure combustion, Thermo acoustic instabilities, Optical diagnostics

Gaetano Magnotti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: ​Combustion, Laser Diagnostics, Turbulence, Gas Turbines, Internal Combustion Engines

Xu Lu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: electrochemistry, CO2 Conversion, Water Electrolysis, Reactor, In-situ characterization

Thibault Guiberti, Ph.D. - HDR

Assistant Research Professor

Research Interests: Reactive Flows, Turbulence, Hydrogen, ammonia, Optical diagnostics, Chemiluminescence

Mohammed A. Al-Juaied, Ph.D.

Courtesy Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: CCE, CCUS, Carbon capture, Carbon Dioxide Removal, Hydrogen Technology Policy, Life Cycle Analysis, LCA, Techno-economic Assessment, TEA

Suk Ho Chung, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Robert W. Dibble, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Staff

Ling Cheng

Administrative Assistant

Khalil Djebbi

Safety Officer

Andrew R. Maloney

Center Operations Manager

Amani M. Basagur

Executive Secretary

Adrian Ichim

Laboratory Supervisor - Building 7

Research Interests: Advanced Engine Combustion, Future Fuels

Raheena Abdurehim

Web and Communication Coordinator

David White

Laboratory Supervisor - Building 5

Aliya Nadinova

Web and Communication Coordinator

Et-touhami Es-sebbar, Ph.D.

Research Infrastructure Manager

Zhen Jiang

Research Technician

Ting Chen

Procurement and Admin Support

Earnesto Thachil

Laser Safety and Operation Technician

Martina Nagl

Laboratory Design & Management Engineer

Riyad H. Jambi

Engine Lab Technician

Ziad Dawood

Research Technician

Arjun B. Narayanamurthy

Research Specialist

Shireen Hammoud

Admin Support

Umit Gorcum

Research Assistant

Ge Gao, Ph.D.

Lab Assistant

Research Interests: nano catalysis, electrocatalysis

Khalid Alkhayat

Engineering Technician

Abdullah S. Almusabah

Operations Support Technician

Ranero Bertolucci

Engeneering Technician

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Materials modeling

Leiliang Zheng, Ph.D.

Lab Cycle Analyst

Research Interests: TEA, LCA, Low-Carbon, Clean Combustion, Energy Transition, Climate change

Saumitra Saxena, Ph.D.

Application Specialist

Research Interests: Fuel Kinetics, Computational Combustion, Emissions, Hot Corrosion, Ash-bearing fuels

Sreenivasa Rao Gubba, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Computational Combustion, Emission reduction​, Alternative Energy, Inverse Diffusion Flames

Mark R. Brown

Strategic Business Development Officer

Jie Hu

Electronic & Program Engineer

Research Scientists

Ayman Elbaz, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Non-premixed flames, Swirling flames, Laminar and Turbulent flame speed, Jet flames in a heated co-flow, Elevated pressure combustion

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

Deoras Prabhudharwadkar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Carbon capture, Thermal Storage, Advanced Power Cycles, Multi-phase Flows

Francisco Hernández Pérez, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Combustion science and technology, computational science and engineering, computational fluid dynamics, high-performance scientific computing, laminar, turbulent and multiphase flow modelling

Junjun Guo, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Numerical simulation, Soot modeling, Radiation, Oxy-fuel combustion

Karl Chatelain, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Experimental, Modeling, Detonation, Electronic Structure Calculations, Energetic Materials, Autoxidation, Chemical kinetics

Manuel Monge Palacios, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Theoretical kinetic and dynamic studies of gas phase reactions, combustion and atmospheric chemistry​

Moez Ben Houidi, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Internal Combustion Research Engines, HCCI, PPC, Optical diagnostic techniques, Thermo-kinetic interaction, combustion propagation regimes

Mohammed AlAbbad, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Combustion, Chemical kinetics, Laser Diagnostics

Paolo Guida, Ph.D.

Research Technician

Research Interests: Multi-phase, Heavy Fuels, OpenFOAM, Surrogates, Emulsions

Peng Liu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Raghu Vamsi Kodaboina

Research Specialist

Research Interests: Fuel Cell, Blue / Green Hydrogen, Membrane Analysis Collaboration, Reheating & Regeneration, Clean Combustion & Net Zero Emission, LCA

Ramses Snoeckx, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Plasma Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Science, C1 Chemistry, CO2 Conversion, Fuel reforming, Chemical Kinetics Modeling

Postdoctoral Fellows

Abdul Malek, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Anupam Ghosh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Aravind Balakrishnan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Carson Chu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Chaobo Yang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Chaochen Xu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Functional Material, electrocatalysis, Energy Conversion

Felipe Campuzano-Diosa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Renewable Energy, Thermochemical processes, Chemical kinetics

Gani Issayev, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Geng Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Guoqing Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hanfeng Jin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Harsh Goyal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Harshavardhana Uranakara, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Hassnain Abbas Khan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Automotive exhaust After-treatments, Sustainable Energy with Low Carbon and Low Pollutant Emissions

Hui Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: nanomaterials, batteries, advanced characterization techniques

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.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Janardhanraj Subburaj, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Experimental fluid dynamics, Shockwave applications, Miniature shock tubes, High-speed flow visualization, Numerical modeling, Detonation dynamics

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

Jianguo Du, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Experimental Combustion, Spray and droplet combustion

Jinwoo Son, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Jiyuan Fan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Mebin Samuel Panithasan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Minh Bau Luong, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI), Low Temperature Combustion (LTC), Internal Combustion Engine Simulation, Turbulence

Mohammad Rafi Malik, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Narjisse Kabbaj, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Qi Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Qinglong Tang, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Ribhu Gautam, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Tao Yu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Tawfik Badawy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Xiaoyuan-Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Xuren Zhu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Yanrong Xue, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Hydrogen, Electrocatalyst, Mechanism

Ph.D. Students

Abdulrahman Magdy Mohammed

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Internal Combustion Engines, Future mobility, hydrogen combustion, climate change mitigation, Carbon capture

Aessa Alabdrabalnabi

MS/Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Pyrolysis, Machine learning, MSW

Aibolat Dyuisenakhmetov

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Diesel Engines, Sprays, Turbochargers

Akhmad Faruq Alhikami

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Spray Ignition, Alternative fuels combustion, Optical diagnostics

Alberto Ceschin

Ph.D. Student

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

Alfaisal Albalawi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Autoignition of Fuels, High pressure combustion, Lifted flame, MILD Combustion

Ali Elkhazraji

​M.S./Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: LTHR, P-T diagrams, Argon

Ammar Alkhalifa

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Experimental Combustion, Plasma

Ana Antunes

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Carbon capture, Air pollution

Aqeel Al-Manashi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics

Aswath Mohanan

Ph.D. Student

Azat Amiralin

​MS/Ph.D. Student

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

Bassam S. Aljohani

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Combustion Engines

Chengcheng Zhao

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Alternative fuels, Biofuels, Life cycle assessment

Christopher Wagstaff

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Cryogenic Carbon Capture, Solids-formation, Separations

Cristian Avila Jimenez

​Ph.D. Student

Daniel Vigarinho de Campos

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Combustion, Compressible Flow, Experimental Research, Power Generation

Dapeng Liu

Ph.D. student

Diana Ezendeeva

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Advanced laser diagnostics, Fluid Dynamics, Clean Combustion

Duc Duy Nguyen

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Internal Combustion Engines, Clean-Burning Fuel, Hydrogen

Edwin Guevara Romero

MS|Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Petroleomics, Heavy Fuel Oil, Analytical Chemistry

Edwing Grajales Gonzalez

​MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Computational Chemistry, chemical kinetic modeling

Elia Colleoni

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Pyrolysis, SARA, HFO, VRO, ODS, Desulfurization

Emad Al Ibrahim

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Machine learning, Modeling and Simulation

Erica Quadarella

​Ph.D. Student

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

Fabiyan Angikath

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Modeling antagonistic effect​

Fahad Almatrafi

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Internal Combustion Engines, Machine learning

Faseeh AbdulRahman Kulangara Kandiyil

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, Process Modeling, ​Combustion

Gianmaria Viciconte

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heavy Fuel (HFO) Valorization, Oxidative Desulfurization of HFO, Sonochemistry

Giuseppe Pezzella

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Adsorption, CO2 capture

Hammam Aljabri

Ph.D. Student

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

Hao Shi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Combustion Engine, Variable Compression

Hao Tang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Raman, High Pressure Flame

Haoyi Wang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Low Pressure, combustion1

Holkan Vazquez Sanchez

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Life cycle assessment, Sustainability, Circular Economy, Carbon capture, Ecology, Renewable Energy

Jiajun Li

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Combustion, Clean energy, Laser Diagnostics

Jin Park

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Fuel reforming, Plasma applications

Jinan Aljaziri

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biomass pyrolysis, Biofuels, Chemical kinetics

Juan Giraldo Delgado

MS Student

Research Interests: Machine learning applied to ICE, Prediction of fuel-engine behavior, Fuel high throughput screening, AI applied to Chemical Engineering

Juan Restrepo Cano

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, Chemical kinetics, catalytic oil upgrading, Lattice-Boltzmann modelling

Junyu Hao

​Ph.D. Student

Kalim Uddeen

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: High efficiency ICE, Knock, Optical & Laser Diagnostic, Low emissions

Kevin Moreno Cabezas

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Internal Combustion Engines, Modelling, CFD Simulations, Thermodynamics, combustion1

Khaiyom Hakimov

​Ph.D. Student

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

Khalid Alhazmi

​MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Machine learning, Chemical Reactions, Modeling, Process Optimization

Khalid Aljohani

Ph.D. Student

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

Kiran Yalamanchi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Machine learning, Chemical kinetics, Thermochemistry

Lorenzo Angelilli

Ph.D. Student

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

Manuel Alejandro Echeverri Marquez

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ICE, combustion1, CFD Simulations

Mhanna Mhanna

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Laser Diagnostics

Michael A. Oyinloye

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Cryogenic Carbon Capture, Desublimation, Fluid-flow Modelling

Mickael Silva

Ph.D. Student

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

Moaz Omar Lehaibi

​​Ph.D. Student

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

Mohamad Abou Daher

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Heterogeneous Catalysts, Clean Fuels

Mohammad Adil

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Shock Tube

Mohammed Almomtan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Machine learning, Numerical Optimization, combustion kinetics

Muhammad Bukar

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Combustion and Laser Diagnostics

Myriam Belmekki

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Shock Tube Studies, laser absorption spectroscopy, Theoretical rate calculations

Nader N Shohdy

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Thermal Acoustics Instabilities, Plasma-assisted Ammonia Flame

Natalia Munoz Munoz

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Cryogenic Combustion

Nawaf Alghamdi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Emission reduction​

Nicole Laws

​MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Hot Corrosion

Niraj Panthi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Aerodynamics, High Pressure Engine Combustion, Supersonic Flows, Shock waves

Omar Zaki Arab

Ph.D. Student

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

Ponnya Hlaing

​Ph.D. Student

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

Priybrat Sharma

​Ph.D. Students

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Internal Combustion Engines, Advance Combustion Technologies, Diagnostics Development

Rania Alshammasi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: AI

Raul Andres Serrano Bayona

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Autothermal Reforming, Experimental set-up, Kinetic Modelling

Renston Jake Fernandes

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Spark-ignition Engines, e-Fuels, Combustion Technology, Powercharging

Roman Zamchii

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Cold Atmospheric Plasma of Gas Discharges

Ruslan Khamedov

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, High fidelity simulation,, Combustion modeling

Sahar Fadhlalmawla

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Cold plasma

Samir Rojas Chavez

​Ph.D. Student

Sangeeth Sanal

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Computational fluid mechanics of reactive and non-reactive flows

Seunghwan Bang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laminar Flames, Lifted flame, Plasma assisted combustion1, Laser Diagnostics

Sirio Brunialti

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Kinetics, ​Combustion, Fuel

Suliman Abdelwahid

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Modelling of Reacting Flows, Sustainable Fuels

Sultan Alturkistani

Ph.D. Student

Sunho Park

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Flame response under electric fields​

Tairan Wang

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Quantum chemistry, Machine learning

Vigneshwaran Sankar

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Propulsion and Combustion

Vijayamanikandan Vijayarangan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Computational Combustion, Turbulence Modeling, Machine learning

Wenxian Tang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Combustuon, Biofuels, PM emissions

Wonsik Song

​Ph.D. Student

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

Xinguang Luo

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, combustion1, Raman Scattering

Yitong Zhai

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: combustion1, Kinetic model, Catalysis

Master Students

Abdullah Zaihi

MS Student

Research Interests: CFD modeling, Carbon capture technology, Converge Simulation Software

Andres Cardenas Alvarez

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Heavy Fuel Oils, Analytical Characterization

Basem Eraqi

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Sustainable Energy Sources, ​Combustion, e-Fuels, CO2 Capture and Utilization

Carolina Arias Gallego

MS Student

Research Interests: sustainable energy and fuels, Clean Combustion

Chengyu Zhou

MS Student

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Laser Diagnostics

Harif Fontecha

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Energy Efficiency, Alternative fuels, Hydrogen, ammonia, Carbon capture, Clean energy

Hassan Irshad Bhatti

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Clean Combustion, Laser Diagnostics, Laser Sensing, Laser Spectroscopy, Personalized Medicine, High Performance Engines

Ibraheem Alsheikh

MS Student

Jonathan Peterson

Master Student

Research Interests: Experimental Combustion, Engine Performance

Jordan N. Figueiredo

MS | Ph.D Student

Lucero Segura Juárez

MS/Ph. D. student

Research Interests: Turbulence, Laser Diagnostics

Mohamed Sy

​MS | PhD student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, ML, Kinetics, Energy, Laser Sensing

Mohammed Albaqshi

MS Student

Research Interests: Pyrolysis, Water Treatment, Clean energy

Mohammed Bo Khamseen

Master Student

Research Interests: Clean energy, Automotive industry, Plasma, Sustainability

Mohammed Dayili

​M.S | Ph.D. Student

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

Nursulu Kuzhagaliyeva

​MS | PhD Student

Research Interests: Numerical analysis, fuel design, prediction of reaction kinetics using machine learning

Rayan Ghazi

MS Student

Research Interests: Sustainable Energy

Touqeer Anwar Kashif

MS/Ph.D. Student

Urbano Alfonso Medina Martínez

MS Student

Research Interests: High Fidelity Simulations of Reacting Flows, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Combustion Modelling, Turbulence Modelling, Decarbonization

Xiao Chen

MS Student

Research Interests: CoraH: research 2d materials

Xiao Shao

​MS / Ph.D. Student

Youssef Al Ashkar

​MS Student

Research Interests: Combustion Reaction Modeling

Zeinab Al Hadi

Ms/Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Laser Diagnostics, Raman Scattering, Rayleigh