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

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

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

Eric Javier Fong Cisneros, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Ge Gao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: nano catalysis, electrocatalysis

Geng Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Gianluca Capriolo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Chemical kinetics, Laser-Based Combustion Diagnostics, Carbon Neutral Fuels, Dynamics of Laminar Flames

Guoqing Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hao Wu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

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

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

Jiwu Zhao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Mhedine Alicherif, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Narjisse Kabbaj, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

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

Tanmay Kar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Engine combustion, Alternative fuels, 1D and 3D CFD simulations, Hybrid Vehicles

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

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

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