Research Scientists

Minh Bau Luong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Direct Numerical Simulation, Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI), CFD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Narjisse Kabbaj, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plasma Assisted Combustion, Ionic Wind, Radiative Transfert, Thermal Plasma, Arc quenching

Harshavardhana Uranakara, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Turbulent Flows, Direct Numerical Simulation, Computational fluid dynamics

Ahmed Elwardany, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Alexandria University, Egypt

Jaeheon Sim, Ph.D.

Lab Scientist
Fuel Technology R&D
Saudi Aramco

Paul Arias, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
University of Michigan

Balaji Mohan

​Postdoctoral Fellow,Ph.d

Yunqing Han, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

Zhen Lu

​Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests: High fidelity simulation of reacting flows, Advanced algorithms for reactive system, Computational diagnostics and modeling

PhD Students

Sangeeth Sanal

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Computational Fluid Mechanics of reactive and non-reactive flows

Ponnya Hlaing

​Ph.D. Student

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

Hammam Aljabri

Ph.D. Student

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

Mickael Silva

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Pre-chamber initiated jet ignition combustion systems, CFD

Moaz Omar Lehaibi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Laminar Burning speed and ignition time delay combustion, OpenFOAM, CFD

Lorenzo Angelilli

Ph.D. Student

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

Han Shao

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Combustion, CFD, HFO, Swirl burner

Prabhu Selvaraj

​Ph.D. Student​​​

Research Interests: Fluid mechanics, Fuels and combustion

Wonsik Song

Ph.D. Student

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

Yu Jeong Kim

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Ignition and extinction phenomena, DNS/LES of turbulent reacting flows

Ph.D. Students

Amit Dhingra

Ph.D. 2012
System Integration Engineer
Cummins Filtration

Chun Sang Yoo

Ph.D. 2005
Associate Professor
Ulsan National University of Science and Technology

Gaurav Bansal

Ph.D. 2009
Research Engineer
Intel Corporation

Johnny Chung-Yin Tsai

Ph.D. 2010
CFD Analyst

Pinaki Pal

Ph.D. 2016
Postdoctoral Researcher
Argonne National Laboratory

Ramanan Sankaran

Ph.D. 2004
Computational Specialist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Sang Hun Kang

Ph.D. 2004 ( KAIST)
Associate Professor
Sejong University

Saurabh Gupta

Ph.D. 2012
Visiting Scientist
General Motors R&D

Songtao Tang

Vice President
Goldman Sachs

Masters Students

Ghufran Alkhamis

MS Student

Cheng Chi

M.S. 2015
Ph.D. Student
Magdeburg University, Germany

Narimane Khaled

MS/Ph.D. Student

Nurzhan Mukhadiyev

​MS Student

Rahul Dhopeshwar

​Master student

Research Interests: Fluid mechanics

Research Group Staff

Omnia Nawar

M.S. 2015
Research Assistant

Visiting Student

Jae Lyung Um

Visiting Student