Dr. Ran Sui 隋然

Dr. Ran Sui 隋然

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Dr. Ran Sui is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Prior to Missouri S&T, Dr. Sui was a staff scientist at Princeton University, where he currently holds a visiting appointment. Dr. Sui received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2017.

Aiming at the utilization of environment-friendly and alternative fuels in future power generation, fuel processing and emission control, Dr. Sui’s major research activities include catalytic combustion, coupling of hetero-/homogeneous thermochemical processes, and the related computational methods and experimental diagnostics. His research has been honored by several awards, including a Distinguished Paper Award from the Combustion Institute.

Dr. Sui teaches courses in Thermodynamics (undergraduate level) and Combustion Theory (graduate level).

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  • Reacting Flows and Combustion
  • Catalysis in Energy Systems
  • Hetero-/homogeneous Thermochemical Processes
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2017

    ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • M.Sc. in Computational Science, 2013

    Technische Universität München, Germany

  • B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, 2010

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Jan 2021 – Present Rolla, MO, USA
Associate Research Scholar
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Sep 2020 – Dec 2020 Princeton, NJ, USA
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Apr 2018 – Sep 2020 Princeton, NJ, USA

Journal Publications

Homogeneous ignition of H2/CO/O2/N2 mixtures over palladium at pressures up to 8 bar
Heterogeneous and homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean C3H8/O2/N2 mixtures over rhodium at pressures up to 6 bar
Effects of radiation reabsorption on laminar NH3/H2/air flames
Self-turbulization in cellularly unstable laminar flames
Effects of C2H2 and C2H4 radiation on soot formation in ethylene/air diffusion flames
A review on the applications of non-gray gas radiation models in multi-dimensional systems
Coupled reaction mechanism reduction for the hetero-/homogeneous combustion of syngas over platinum
Kinetic interactions between H2 and CO in catalytic oxidation over PdO
On band lumping, radiation reabsorption, and high-pressure effects in laminar flame propagation
Temperature and emissivity measurements from combustion of pine wood, rice husk and fir wood using flame emission spectrum
Hetero-/homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean CH4/O2/N2 mixtures over PdO at elevated pressures
H2 and CO heterogeneous kinetic coupling during combustion of H2/CO/O2/N2 mixtures over rhodium
An improved full-spectrum correlated-k-distribution model for non-gray radiative heat transfer in combustion gas mixtures
Experimental and numerical investigation of fuel-lean H2/CO/air and H2/CH4/air catalytic microreactors
A comparative experimental and numerical investigation of the heterogeneous and homogeneous combustion characteristics of fuel-rich methane mixtures over rhodium and platinum
Hetero-/homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean methane/oxygen/nitrogen mixtures over rhodium at pressures up to 12 bar
Homogeneous ignition during fuel-rich H2/O2/N2 combustion in platinum-coated channels at elevated pressures
Impact of gaseous chemistry in H2-O2-N2 combustion over platinum at fuel-lean stoichiometries and pressures of 1.0-3.5 bar
An experimental and numerical investigation of the combustion and heat transfer characteristics of hydrogen-fueled catalytic microreactors