Reacting Flows

Graduate students

Francesca De Domenico started her PhD in 2015, and is currently working on experiments and modelling of noise produced by entropy spots travelling through nozzles. She holds a B. Sc. from the University of Padua. She has also spent a six month leave introducing LIGS at high pressure to KAUST.

Luming Fan’s PhD research is focused on the thermographic particle image velocimetry technique, and its application on simultaneously 2D temperature and velocity measurements for turbulent reacting flows. He is currently investigating the effect of droplets on laminar flames. Luming holds a BEng in Civil Engineering from Sichuan University, and a MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

Hassan Imran is a 1st year PhD Engineering student in Downing College at the University of Cambridge. He joined the Hochgreb group in October 2017, after having recently graduated with a BEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester. His research interests encompass aeroacoustics, combustion and laser diagnostics; his previous research projects include acoustic Green’s functions implementation for 2D geometries, and multifractal analysis of direct combustion noise. Hassan is currently investigating the technique of photoacoustic spectroscopy for the detection of aerosol nanoparticles, in particular soot particles.

Maxim Kuvshinov has joined the group in October 2016 to work on the development of optical diagnostic techniques for analysis of carbon nanotubes and their synthesis, making him involved in the ANAM initiative. His research involves the development and adaptation of the optical techniques, such as cavity enhanced Raman spectroscopy and elastic scattering, that would be used in or around the CNT synthesis reactor to provide in-situ, real time analysis of parameters of interest. Maxim holds an MSci degree in Physics from University College London.

Dante McGrath began his PhD at Cambridge in 2017. His research centres upon investigating the role of sprays in reacting flows with the use of optical diagnostics. Dante holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering from the University of Queensland, majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He completed his Master’s thesis at the University of Oxford in 2016, where he investigated isentropic compression heating in a Ludwieg tube for modelling hypersonic flows. Dante’s research interests include energy systems, optical diagnostics, reacting flows, and hypersonics.

Robert Nishida is developing a sensor for aerosol nanoparticles to be applied in environmental and personal exposure monitoring. His research involves the study of aerosol nanoparticle behaviour including transport, electric charging and particle/ion recombination mechanisms using using a combination of experimental and modelling techniques. Robert is interested in applying the study of nanoscience and small-scale transport phenomena to climate, health and energy issues. His previous research projects involved computational fluid dynamics modelling of fuel cells.

Jocelino Rodrigues started his PhD at Cambridge in October of 2016. He is investigating entropy and vorticity wave generation in pressurised systems and their role in driving combustion instabilities. His research is comprised of CFD modelling, as well as experiments through optical diagnostics techniques using the Cambridge Entropy Generator. Jocelino holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Bristol in Aerospace Engineering with a Year Abroad at Purdue University.

Cen Zhang joined the group in 2014, and is currently developing laser diagnostic techniques for the detection of carbonaceous and metal structures in reacting flows. He completed his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford in 2014, where he characterised properties of microbubbles for ultrasound mediated drug delivery using bright-field microscopy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, and undertook a two-year study exchange at the University of Birmingham where he was awarded the annual most outstanding student prize in Mechanical Engineering in 2013.

Last updated on 1 Jan 0001