Yiguang Ju

Yiguang Ju
Robert Porter Patterson Professor
Ph.D., Tohoku University, 1994
Other Affiliations
Director, Program in Sustainable Energy
D330 Engineering Quadrangle

Short Bio

Yiguang Ju received his bachelor degree in Engineering Thermophysics from Tsinghua University in 1986, and his PhD degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Tohoku University in 1994.  He was appointed as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Tohoku University in 1995 and 1998, and as a Changjiang Professor and the Director of Thermophysics Institute at Tsinghua University in 2000. He joined Princeton University in 2001. In July 2013, he became the Robert Porter Patterson Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and serves as the Director of Sustainable Energy Program.

Prof. Ju’s research interests include energy, combustion, and propulsion in the areas of near limit combustion, microscale combustion, plasma assisted propulsion, alternative fuels, chemical kinetics, multiscale modeling, and functional nano-materials. He has published more than 170 refereed journal articles. He is an ASME Fellow and an associate editor for AIAA Journal, Proceedings of Combustion Institute, and Frontiers in Energy. He has received a number of awards including the Distinguished Paper Award from the International Symposium on Combustion (2011, 2015), the NASA Director’s Certificate of Appreciation award (2011), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2011).

Selected Publications

  • Won, S. H., Jiang, B., Diévart, P., Sohn, C. H., & Ju, Y. (2015). Self-sustaining n-heptane cool diffusion flames activated by ozone. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35(1), 881-888

  • Ju, Y., & Sun, W. (2015). Plasma assisted combustion: Dynamics and chemistry. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 48, 21-83

  • Sun, W., Gou, X., El-Asrag, H. A., Chen, Z., & Ju, Y. (2015). Multi-timescale and correlated dynamic adaptive chemistry modeling of ignition and flame propagation using a real jet fuel surrogate model. Combustion and Flame,162(4), 1530-1539

  • Brumfield, B., Sun, W., Ju, Y., & Wysocki, G. (2013). Direct in situ quantification of HO2 from a flow reactor. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 4(6), 872-876

  • Ju, Y., & Maruta, K. (2011). Microscale combustion: Technology development and fundamental research. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 37(6), 669-715