Name: Chih-Jen Sung
Title: Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Personal/Lab Website: http://combdiaglab.engr.uconn.edu
Program/Department Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/me/cms/people/9-people/people/87-chihsung
Office Telephone: (860) 486-3679
Dr. Sung’s research goal is to establish a fundamental understanding of flame dynamics and fuel chemistry to enable development of next-generation, fuel-flexible, ultra-low emissions, and high-efficiency engines and combustors using conventional and alternative fuels. Recent work has focused on developing (1) novel experimental platforms and databases for chemical kinetics, transport processes, and combustion characteristics through advanced ex-situ and in-situ diagnostic methods and (2) a suite of predictive combustion modeling capabilities to understand and optimize the design and utilization of non-petroleum derived, carbon-neutral fuels in advanced engines/combustors. These efforts will enable CFD simulations to better predict the performance and emissions profiles.