Principal Investigator

Mani Sarathy

Associate Professor​

Research Scientist

Manuel Monge Palacios

Research Scientist

Rate constant, modeling, simulations, potential energy surface, reaction mechanism.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ribhu Gautam, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Fast Pyrolysis, Kinetics, Biofuel, Biomass, Micro- and Macroalgae, Polymers

Mohammed AlAbbad, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Combustion, chemical kinetics, Laser Diagnostics, Fuels

Inna Gorbatenko, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alternative Fuels, Auto-Ignition, Engine Knock and Super-Knock, Advanced Engine Technologies, Gas-Phase Chemical Kinetics, Analysis of Kinetic Mechanisms, Fluid Dynamics

Xiaoyuan Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

FGMech development, real-fuel combustion, combustion reaction kinetics, ammonia

PhD Student

Wenxian Tang

​Ph.D. Student

Combustion, Biofuel, PM Emissions

Jinan Aljaziri

Ph.D. Student

Biomass pyrolysis, Biofuel, chemical kinetics

Giuseppe Pezzella

Ph.D. Student

Adsorption, CO2 capture

Dragos Bogdan Ilies

​Ph.D. Student

Atmospheric Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Analysis, Combustion

Chengcheng Zhao

Ph.D. Student

Alternative Fuels, Biofuel, Life Cycle Assessment

Aessa Alabdrabalnabi

MS/Ph.D Student

Pyrolysis, Machine Learning, MSW

Abdulrahman Magdy Mohammed

Ph.D. Student

Internal Combustion Engines, Future Mobility, Hydrogen Combustion, Climate Change Mitigation, Carbon capture

Yitong Zhai

Ph.D. Students

Combustion, Kinetic Model, Catalysis

Juan Restrepo Cano

Ph.D. Students

Lattice-Boltzmann modelling, Computational fluid dynamics, chemical kinetics, Catalytic Oil Upgrading

Tairan Wang

Ph.D. Student

Quantum chemistry, Machine Learning

Tsu fang, Hong

Ph.D. Student

Fuels, Lubricants, Tribokinetic, Nanomaterials

Nursulu Kuzhagaliyeva

​MS | PhD Student​​

Nawaf Alghamdi

Ph.D. Student​

chemical kinetics, emission reduction

Haoyi Wang

Ph.D. Student​​

chemical kinetics, Low Pressure, Combustion

Fabiyan Angikath

PhD Student​​

Chemical kinetic modelling, CFD, Sustainable H2 production

Can Shao

PhD Student

Soot formation, PAHs, Diesel Sorrugate

Edwing Grajales Gonzalez

​MS | Ph.D. Student

Computational Chemistry, chemical kinetic modeling

Masters Student

Basem Eraqi

MS/Ph.D. Student

Sustainable Energy Sources, Combustion, e-Fuels, CO2 Capture and Utilization, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Harif Fontecha

MS | Ph.D. Student

Energy Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Hydrogen, ammonia, Carbon capture, Clean Energy

Edwin Guevara Romero

MS|Ph.D. Student

Petroleomics, Heavy Fuel Oils, Analytical Chemistry

Andres Cardenas Alvarez

MS/Ph.D. Student

Heavy Fuel Oils, Analytical Characterization

Carolina Arias Gallego

MS Student

Sustainable Processes, Clean Combustion

Jonathan Peterson

Master Student

​Experimental Combustion, Engine Performance

Youssef Al Ashkar

Master Student

Combustion Reaction Modeling

Research Group Staff

Scott Shaw

Software Engineer​

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