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 serves as the Director of Sustainable Energy Program.
Prof. Ju’s research interests include combustion, fuels, and low carbon energy conversion in the areas of near limit and supercritical combustion, plasma assisted combustion and chemical manufacturing, alternative fuels, chemical kinetics, and energy materials. He has published more than 260 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 (IDERS). 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). He was also a plenary lecturer of the 38th International Symposium on Combustion (2021).
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