A/PROF Yi Yang

A/PROF Yi Yang


  • Combustion chemistry
  • Low GHG emission fuels (Biofuels, natural gas, LPG)
  • Low-emission, high-efficiency combustion engines (Advanced compression igntion engines)



  • Yi Yang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. 

    Yi received Ph. D from Pennsylvania State University in 2008. He worked as a postdoc at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories (California) before joining the Department in 2012. 

    Yi's research aims to develop next-generation engines with low GHG and pollutant emissions. His interests include alternative fuels, advanced compression ignition engines, fuel/engine interactions, combustion chemistry, renewable fuel production, catalytic combustion and emission control. 

    Applicants with a background in Chemical/Thermal Engineering and interested in combustion and fuels are welcome to contact for PhD opportunities.   


Member of

  • Combustion Institute. Standard Member 2008 -
  • Society of Automotive Engineers. Standard Member 2008 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University 2008
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University 2004
  • M.S., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing 2000
  • BS, East China University of Science and Technology 1997


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • We look for applicants with Mechanical/Chemical Engineering background. Our research focuses on advanced engine combustion, low emission fuels, combustion kinetics, catalytic combustion, and emission controls.