Yanzhao An, Ph.D.


​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

The major strategic goals of my research is to improve the efficiency and reduce emissions from combustion engines. My research focus on Diesel and Gasoline Engine combustion (HCCI/PPC/GCI-gasoline compression ignition) optical diagnostics; Experimental study the effects of fuel properties and control strategies on combustion and emissions of engines; Fuel surrogates and alternative fuels, mainly focus on heavy naphtha and light naphtha; Chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms and their applications in advanced engine combustion simulations;Combustion simulation and optimization with both conventional and renewable fuels; Numerical study of the soot particle precursors and soot particle formation processes

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D   Power Machinery and Engineering.  State Key Laboratory of Engines, Tianjin University. Tianjin, China. 2016
  • M.S.   Power Machinery and Engineering.  College of Mechanical Engineering, Guangxi University. Nanning, China. 2012
  • B.A   Vehicle engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, China.

Professional Profile

2016: Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

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

Research Interests Keywords

Advanced engine combustion optical diagnostics Fuels for advanced combustion engine Chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms Combustion simulation and optimization soot particle precursors soot particulate