Combustion Chemistry (Autoignition Chemistry at Low Temperature)
Conventional and Alternative Fuels
Yi Yang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne.
Yi received his Ph. D from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008. He then worked as a postdoc researcher at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories (USA) before joining the Department in 2012.
Yi's research aims for developing high-efficiency low-emission engines to which the fuel is a key enabler. His reserach interests include combustion chemistry, fuel/engine interactions, alternative fuels, advanced engine combustion technologies, renewable fuel production, catalytic combustion and emission control.
Current projects focus on autoignition chemistries of gaseous fuels and alcohol fuels. Experiments using a CFR octane rating engine and a plug flow reactor, and simulations using kinetic modeling and quantum mechanical calculations are both investigated.
Our group welcomes students with Chemical or Mechanical Engineering background interested in combustion and fuels.
SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing 2000
East China University of Science and Technology 1997
Available for supervision
Our group looks for talent students with Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering background. Our research focuses on advanced engine combustion, combustion, combustion chemistry of fossil fuels and biofuels, biofuel production and utilization, catalytic combustion, and emission controls.