University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

suo yang

Suo Yang

Richard & Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor

Office: ME 3101C
Lab: ME L101
Phone: 612-625-4520

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2017-2018, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Ph.D. 2017, M.S. 2014, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. 2015, Computational Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. 2011, Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang University, China

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My research interests cover broadly on the first-principles based modeling and simulation of reacting flows, including combustion, turbulence, soot aerosols, plasma physics, and their multiscale interactions. The goals are developing and utilizing high-fidelity and computationally efficient predictive tools (1) to gain fundamental understanding of the physico-chemical processes in reacting flows; and (2) to design and control advanced propulsion and power-generation systems (primarily gas turbines and reciprocating engines) for energy sustainability.

Summary of Current Interests:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of Turbulent Reacting Flows: Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS)
  • Evolution of Soot, Aerosols, and Dusty Plasmas in (Turbulent) Reacting Flows: Engine Emissions and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Plasma/Ozone Assisted Ignition, Combustion, and Fuel Reforming
  • Chemical Kinetics, Mechanism Reduction, and Dynamic Adaptive Chemistry
  • Supercritical Mixing and Combustion: Rocket Engines and High-Pressure Gas Turbines
  • Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations and High-Performance Parallel Computing (HPC)