Yiguang Ju

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

Faculty Assistant

Emma Kruse

Research Areas

Short Bio

Yiguang Ju received his bachelor's degree in Engineering Thermophysics from Tsinghua University in 1986, and his PhD degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Tohoku University (Japan) in 1994. He is the Robert Porter Patterson Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and served as the Director of Sustainable Energy Program. 

Prof. Ju’s research interests include combustion, low carbon fuels and energy conversion in the areas of near limit and supercritical combustion, plasma assisted combustion and non-equilibrium manufacturing, alternative fuels, chemical kinetics, and energy materials. He has published more than 280 refereed journal articles. He is a fellow of ASME and a founding fellow of the Combustion Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Combustion Institute and the Institute for Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems. He was the Chair of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute and serves as an Associate Editor of AIAA Journal and Combustion Science and Technology. He has received many awards including three times of the Distinguished Paper Award from the International Symposium on Combustion (2011, 2015, 2021), the NASA Director’s Certificate of Appreciation award (2011), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2011), the International Prize from Japanese Combustion Society (2018), and the 2021 Propellants & Combustion Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal (2022) from the Combustion Institute, and the 2022 Distinguished Teacher Award from School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University. 

Selected Publications

Dong, Q., Lele, A.D., Zhao, X., Li, S., Cheng, S., Wang, Y., Cui, M., Guo, M., Brozena, A.H., Lin, Y. and Li, T., Ju, Y., Hu, L., 2023. Depolymerization of plastics by means of electrified spatiotemporal heating. Nature, 616(7957), pp.488-494.

Zhong, Hongtao, Xin Yang, Xingqian Mao, Mikhail N. Shneider, Igor V. Adamovich, and Yiguang Ju. "Plasma thermal-chemical instability of low-temperature dimethyl ether oxidation in a nanosecond-pulsed dielectric barrier discharge." Plasma Sources Science and Technology 31, no. 11 (2022): 114003.

Chen, T.Y., Goldberg, B.M., Patterson, B.D., Kolemen, E., Ju, Y. and Kliewer, C.J., 2020. 1-D imaging of rotation-vibration non-equilibrium from pure rotational ultrafast coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering. Optics Letters, 45(15), pp.4252-4255.

Ju, Y., Reuter, C.B., Yehia, O.R., Farouk, T.I. and Won, S.H., 2019. Dynamics of cool flames. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 75, p.100787.

Abram, C., Shan, J., Yang, X., Yan, C., Steingart, D. and Ju, Y., 2019. Flame Aerosol Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Ni-Rich Layered Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2(2), pp.1319-1329

Yang, X., Zhao, F., Yeh, Y.W., Selinsky, R.S., Chen, Z., Yao, N., Tully, C.G., Ju, Y. and Koel, B.E., 2019. Nitrogen-plasma treated hafnium oxyhydroxide as an efficient acid-stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution and oxidation reactions. Nature communications, 10(1), pp.1-8.

Ju, Y., Reuter, C.B., Yehia, O.R., Farouk, T.I. and Won, S.H., 2019. Dynamics of cool flames. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 75, p.100787.

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

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