Our Team

Principal Investigator

Li Qiao

Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics,

School of Mechanical Engineering (Courtesy), Purdue University

Address: 701 W. Stadium Ave.,West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2045 

Phone: 765-494-2040, 

Fax: 765-494-0370, 

E-mail: lqiao@purdue.edu

PhD Students

Dong Eun
Dong Eun Lee

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Education:

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

 

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

 

Research Interest: pre-chamber jet ignition, IC engine testing, chemical rocket engine testing, combustion testing

chris
Chris Swanson

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Education:

BS Mechanical Engineering University of Florida


BS Aerospace Engineering University of Florida

 

Research Interest: Micro-combustion
Quenching of microscale flames
Microscale Heat Exchangers
Microscale Propulsion

Tianxiao Yu

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Education:

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

 

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

 

Research Interest: Pre-chamber turbulent jet ignition in internal combustion engines.

Holman Lau

Graduate Research Assistant

Education:

Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, UC Irvine

 

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine

 

Research Interest:Micro Scale Combustion, Ceramic 3D Printed Micro Gas Turbine Engines, CFD Modeling of Micro Gas Turbine Engines

Afaque Alam 

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Education:

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India

 

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, JNTU Hyderabad, India

 

Research Interest: Laser diagnostics in IC engine, Turbulent jet Ignition, Ammonia combustion, Proper orthogonal decomposition.

Undergraduate students

Smit Kapadia

Dhanush Manjunath

Albert Lu

Tyler Yen

Nikolai Baranov

Andrej Damjanov

High-school students

Serena Zhang

Allumni:

PhD Students:

Yanan Gan (July 2012), now an engineer at Pratt&Whitney UTC, Connecticut.

Jian Xu (October 2014), now an engineer at Baltimore Aircoil Company, Maryland.

Saad Tanvir (July 2016), now an engineer at Apple Inc.

Sayan Biswas (July 2017), now an assistant professor at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Shourya Jain (December 2018), now a scientist at DowDuPont Inc, Delaware.

Suman Chakraborty (July 2022), now a Post Doc at the Argonne National Lab

MS-Thesis Students:

Deepti Singh (2011), now an assistant professor at Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington.

Takayuki Nishiee (2011), now an engineer at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan.

Saad Tanvir (2011), now an engineer at Tesla Inc, California.

Bogdan Pavlov (2012), now an engineer at SpaceX, Washington.

Ang Li (2016), now an engineer at Corporate Technology, Siemens, Beijing, China.

Alex Mastrean (2018), now an engineer at Orbital ATK, Arizona.

Shatakshi Gupta (2020),  Thesis: Microscale Combustion Phenomena in Printed Circuit-type Fuel-air Heat Exchangers

Undergradute Students:

Saad Tanvir, Richard Wang, Mark Pfeil, Abhi Murty, Alex Chong Shao Teng, Dustin Truesdell, Jamal Enakhimion, Anthony Malito, Yi-Syuen Lim, Mark Danielson, Andrea Exil, Jesus Pozo, David Kun, Aaron Johnson, Jennifer Wu, Ye Nearn Teoh, Timothy Machin, Omar Yehia, Machael Woodworth, Tanyu Yang, Josia Lo, Jacob Hines, Erica Chadwell