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Dr. Ran Sui is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Law Combustion Group at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2017 from ETH Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute, working in the field of catalytic combustion and microreactors for power generation. He is recipient of the "Distinguished Paper Award" of the Combustion Institute in 2017. His research interests are kinetics of catalytic combustion, coupling of hetero-/homogeneous chemical processes, computational reactive fluid dynamics and experimental diagnostics.

 

Brief Biography

since 2018, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, USA

2017  Ph.D. (Dr.Sc.),  Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering,  ETH Zurich,  Switzerland

2013  M.Sc.,  Department of Computer Science,  Technical University of Munich,  Germany

2010  B.Eng.,  School of Mechanical Engineering (Honor Class),  Shanghai Jiao Tong University,  China

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, E. Es-sebbar, R. Bombach. Hetero-/homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean CH4/O2/N2 mixtures over PdO at elevated pressures. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37, in press, 2019.
  2. R. Sui, E. Es-sebbar, J. Mantzaras, N.I. Prasianakis. Experimental and numerical investigation of fuel-lean H2/CO/air and H2/CH4/air catalytic microreactors. Combustion Science and Technology, 190(2), 336-362, 2018.
  3. R. Sui, E. Es-sebbar, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach. Homogeneous ignition during fuel-rich H2/O2/N2 combustion in platinum-coated channels at elevated pressures. Combustion and Flame, 180, 184-195, 2017.
  4. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach. A comparative experimental and numerical investigation of the heterogeneous and homogeneous combustion characteristics of fuel-rich methane mixtures over rhodium and platinum. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(3), 4313- 4320, 2017. (Distinguished Paper Award of the Combustion Institute)
  5. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach, A. Denisov. Hetero-/homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean methane/oxygen/nitrogen mixtures over rhodium at pressures up to 12 bar. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(3), 4321-4328, 2017.
  6. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, E. Es-sebbar, M.A. Safi, R. Bombach. Impact of gaseous chemistry in H2-O2-N2 combustion over platinum at fuel-lean stoichiometries and pressures of 1.0-3.5 bar. Energy & Fuels, 31(10), 11448-11459, 2017.
  7. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras. Combustion stability and hetero-/homogeneous chemistry interactions for fuel-lean hydrogen/air mixtures in platinum-coated microchannels. Combustion and Flame, 173, 370-386, 2016.
  8. R. Sui, N.I. Prasianakis, J. Mantzaras, N. Mallya, J. Theile, D. Lagrange, M. Friess. An experimental and numerical investigation of the combustion and heat transfer characteristics of hydrogen fueled catalytic microreactors. Chemical Engineering Science, 141, 214-230, 2016.

 

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  1. R. Sui, J. Theile, J. Mantzaras. Surface temperature uniformity in catalytic microreactors for power generation applications. 15th International Conference on Micro Reaction Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 2018.
  2. R. Sui, W. Liang, L. Zhang, C.K. Law. Kinetic interactions between H2 and CO oxidation over PdO catalyst. 37th International Symposium on Combustion, Dublin, Ireland, August 2018.
  3. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, E. Es-sebbar, R. Bombach. Hetero-/homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean CH4/O2/N2 mixtures over PdO at elevated pressures. 37th International Symposium on Combustion, Dublin, Ireland, August 2018.
  4. R. Sui, W. Liang, J. Mantzaras, C.K. Law. Catalytic ignition and pressure dependence of methane/air combustion over palladium oxide. Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, State College PA, United States, March 2018.
  5. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach. Pressure dependence of homogeneous ignition during fuel-lean H2/O2/N2 combustion in platinum-coated channels at moderate pressures. 2nd International Workshop on Near-Wall Reactive Flows, Darmstadt, Germany, June 2017.
  6. R. Sui, E. Es-sebbar, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach. Experimental and numerical investigation of hetero-/homogeneous combustion of H2/O2/N2 mixtures at moderate pressures 1 to 3.5 bar. 8th European Combustion Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 2017.
  7. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach. A comparative experimental and numerical investigation of the heterogeneous and homogeneous combustion characteristics of fuel-rich methane mixtures over rhodium and platinum. 36th International Symposium on Combustion, Seoul, South Korea, August 2016.
  8. R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach, A. Denisov. Hetero-/homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean methane/oxygen/nitrogen mixtures over rhodium at pressures up to 12 bar. 36th International Symposium on Combustion, Seoul, South Korea, August 2016.
  9. R. Sui, E. Es-sebbar, J. Mantzaras. Experimental and numerical investigation of catalytic microreactors for hybrid combustion/solar power generation. 5th International Conference on Structured Catalysts and Reactors, San Sebastián, Spain, June 2016.
  10. R. Sui, N.I. Prasianakis, J. Mantzaras. Hydrogen combustion in catalytic microreactors. 12th International Conference on Energy for a Clean Environment, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2015.
  11. N.I. Prasianakis, R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, F. Büchi. Microscopic modeling of evaporative heat and mass transfer in porous media with application to fuel cell systems. 7th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting, Padua, Italy, May 2015.
  12. H. Xiao, L. Duan, R. Sui, T. Rösgen. Experimental investigations of turbulent wake behind porous disks. 1st Marine Energy Technology Symposium, Washington DC, United States, April 2013.

 

Contact

D334, Engineering Quadrangle
40 Olden Street, Princeton
08544 New Jersey, USA
+1 609 258 4083, 

rsui@princeton.edu