Principal Investigator

Hong G. Im, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering​​

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Numerical analysis, Fluid mechanics, High fidelity simulation of reacting flows, Computational fluid dynamics, Combustion Modeling

Research Scientists

Junjun Guo, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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

Francisco Hernández Pérez, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics, Computational science and engineering, Combustion science and technology

Postdoctoral Fellows

Narjisse Kabbaj, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Mohammad Rafi Malik, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Jiabo Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Energy Conversion, Chemical Kinetics, Combustion

Harshavardhana Uranakara, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Xinlei Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Minh Bau Luong, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

PhD Students

Vijayamanikandan Vijayarangan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Computational Combustion, Turbulence Modelling, Machine Learning

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

Kevin Moreno Cabezas

Ph.D. Student

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

Hammam Aljabri

Ph.D. Student

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

Suliman Abdelwahid

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Modelling of Reacting Flows, Sustainable Fuels

Mickael Silva

Ph.D. student

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

Juan Restrepo Cano

Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics, catalytic oil upgrading, spray modelling

Erica Quadarella

Ph.D. Student

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

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

Ruslan Khamedov

Ms/PhD student

Research Interests: CFD, Combustion Modeling, DNS/LES of turbulent reacting flows

Alberto Ceschin

​Ph.D. Student

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

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

Masters Students

Abdullah Zaihi

MS Student

Research Interests: CFD Modelling, Carbon Capture Technology, Converge Simulation Software

Xiao Shao

MS / Ph.D. Student