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Manh-Vu Tran, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​My research interests are in the areas of fundamental combustion. The goal is to gain a better understanding of premixed and diffusion flame structure; stretched flame extinction; flame stabilization; burning velocities, flames instabilities, cellular formation, pressure rise in a constant volume combustion chamber; effects of electric fields on combustion; edge-flame propagation; combustion diagnostics which include laser techniques such as OH-PLIF, PIV; and alternative fuels.

Selected Publications

  • Tip opening of premixed Bunsen flames: extinction with negative stretch and local Karlovitz number
    T.M. Vu, M.S. Cha, B.J. Lee, and S.H. Chung
    Combustion and Flame, 162:1614-1621, (2015)
  • Stability enhancement of ozone-assisted laminar premixed Bunsen flames in nitrogen co-flow
    T.M. Vu, S.H. Won, T. Ombrello, and M.S. Cha
    Combust. Flame, 161: 917-926, (2014)
  • Measurements of propagation speeds and flame instabilities in biomass derived gas–air premixed flames
    T. M. Vu, W. S. Song, J. Park, D. S. Bae, H. S. You
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36, Issue 18, 1205812067, (2011)
  • Experimental study on cellular instabilities in hydrocarbon/hydrogen/carbon monoxide–air premixed flames
    T. M. Vu, J. Park, J. S. Kim, O. B. Kwon, J. H. Yun, S. I. Keel
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36, Issue 11, 69146924, (2011)
  • Effects of diluents on cellular instabilities in outwardly propagating spherical syngas–air premixed flames
    T. M. Vu, J. Park, O. B. Kwon, D. S. Bae, J. H. Yun, S. I. Keel
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 35, Issue 8, 38683880, (2010)
  • Effects of hydrocarbon addition on cellular instabilities in expanding syngas–air spherical premixed flames
    T. M. Vu, J. Park, O. B. Kwon, J. S. Kim
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 34, Issue 16, 69616969, (2009)

Education

  • ​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea, 2010
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea, 2007
  • B.Sc., Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2003

Professional Profile

  • 0​9/2010 – 08/2011: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea
  • 04/2012 – present: Post-Doctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Awards

  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Energy and Power Engineering Division, KSME, (2010).
  • Young Scientist Award, International Symposium on Explosion, Shock wave and High-energy reaction Phenomena, Seoul, Korea, (2010).
  • Excellent Paper Award, Korean Society of Propulsion Engineers Fall Conference, Gyeongju, Korea, (2009).

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)