University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Suo Yang
Richard and Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor

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

Computational Reactive Flow & Energy Lab
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Education & Professional Preparation

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

Research Interests

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



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Selected Publications

1. S. Yang, M.E. Mueller, “A Multi-Moment Sectional Method (MMSM) for tracking the soot Number Density Function”, Proc. Combust. Inst. 37 (2018) in press.

2. S. Yang, S. Nagaraja, W. Sun, V. Yang, “Multiscale modeling and general theory of non-equilibrium plasma-assisted ignition and combustion”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50 (2017) 433001.

3. S. Yang, R. Ranjan, V. Yang, W. Sun, S. Menon, “Sensitivity of predictions to chemical kinetics models in a temporally evolving turbulent non-premixed flame”, Combust. Flame 183 (2017) 224-241.

4. S. Yang, R. Ranjan, V. Yang, S. Menon, W. Sun, “Parallel on-the-fly adaptive kinetics in direct numerical simulation of turbulent premixed flame”, Proc. Combust. Inst. 36 (2) (2017) 2025–2032.

5. S. Yang, X. Gao, V. Yang, W. Sun, S. Nagaraja, J.K. Lefkowitz, Y. Ju, “Nanosecond pulsed plasma activated C2H4/O2/Ar mixtures in a flow reactor”, J. Propul. Power 32 (5) (2016) 1240-1252.

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