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2022

2021

  • Dec. 13, 2021: Dezhi's Combustion and Flame paper of "Soot-based Global Pathway Analysis" is now featured online on Advances in Engineering titled as "Dominant reaction pathways for high-pressure soot formation". Congrats Dezhi!
  • Dec. 2, 2021: Prof. Yang received an ARPA-E REMEDY grant to work on Plasma-assisted In-situ Reforming of Flare Gases to Achieve Near-Zero Methane Emissions.
  • Nov. 4, 2021: Taaresh's NSF research has been selected for NSF Division Director, Dr. Jeanne VanBriesen, to highlight in her talks about the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) at upcoming ASME and AIChE meetings. Congrats Taaresh!
  • Nov. 1, 2021: Prof. Yang joined the CSE Data Science Initiative (DSI).
  • Sep. 16, 2021: Ari joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • Aug. 31, 2021: Prof. Yang was assigned as the University Honors Program representative and UROP coordinator for ME department at UMN.
  • Aug. 26, 2021: Henry received the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award from the University of Minnesota's Office of Undergraduate Research. Congrats Henry!
  • Aug. 23, 2021: Navneeth joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • Aug. 13, 2021: Prof. Yang attended the 2021 AFOSR Propulsion and Power Program Review.
  • Aug. 12, 2021: Prof. Yang received the prestigious Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) to work on hypersonic sonic boom. See our news on ME Website.
  • Aug. 4, 2021: Prof. Yang gave an invited talk about soot modeling at the Caterpillar Combustion & Thermofluids Tech Meeting.
  • Aug. 3, 2021: Prof. Yang is promoted to a Senior Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
  • Jul. 14, 2021: Prof. Yang attended a panel discussion at the ME-Connect Career Development Workshop.
  • Jul. 7, 2021, Hongyuan and Prof. Yang presented at the Eureka! (a Summer Youth Program for K-12 STEM Outreach), College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and Girls Inc. at the YWCA of Minneapolis.
  • Jun. 30, 2021, Prof. Yang gave a talk about "Computational Reactive Flow & Energy" at the NSF ME3 REU ME & CSE Research Webinar.
  • Jun. 23, 2021, Prof. Yang attended the 2021 Virtual Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Day.
  • Jun. 2021: 4 CRFELers attended the 2021 Princeton-Combustion Institute Summer School on Combustion.
  • Jun. 2021: the first generation CRFEL undergraduate students (Anders, Justin, Praveen, Lindsey and Jose) graduated and will move on to new positions. Best wishes for your bright career and future!
  • Jun. 2021: Sai joined Aramco as a summer intern to work on the soot modeling for gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines. Congrats Sai!
  • May 2021: 6 CRFELers gave 10 talks at the 12th U.S. National Combustion Meeting.
  • May 20, 2021: Taaresh passed the Written and Oral Preliminary Exams and is officially a Ph.D. Candidate now! Congrats Taaresh!
  • May 2021: Hongyuan gave a talk at the ILASS-Americas 31st Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems.
  • May 2021: Prof. Yang attended a panel discussion about computation and modeling using machine learning at the ILASS-Americas 31st Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems.
  • Apr. 26-27, 2021, Prof. Yang attended the AFOSR Computational Math for Hypersonics workshop.
  • Apr. 23, 2021: Praise passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exams. Congrats Praise!
  • Apr. 20, 2021: Hongyuan is one of the only four recipients of the prestigious national Frontera Computational Science Fellowship for FY 2021-2022. Also see our news on ME website. Congrats Hongyuan!
  • Apr. 14, 2021: Prof. Yang gave a talk about "COVID-19: Multi-Scaled Predictive Modeling and Simulation" at the ASME Visualize MED (Modeling and Simulation in Medicine).
  • Mar. 2021: Prof. Yang joined the AIAA High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee.
  • Mar. 2021: Henry joined CRFEL for undergraduate research. Welcome!
  • Feb. 2021: Prof. Yang joined the AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee.
  • Feb. 2021: Dezhi joined University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute as an Assistant Professor. Congrats Dezhi!
  • Jan. 2021: Tim Chen (Princeton) gave a talk about our collaboration work at the 38th International Symposium on Combustion.
  • Jan. 19, 2021: Sai's paper on Airborne Transmission of Virus-Laden Aerosols was chosen as an Editor's Pick & Featured Article in Physics of Fluids. Also see our news at AIP, CONVERGECSE and ME websites. Congrats Sai!
  • Jan. 2021: Praise joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • Jan. 2021: 4 CRFELers gave 5 talks at the AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum.

2020

  • Dec. 17, 2020: Prof. Yang received a NSF grant to work on plasma assisted ammonia combustion.
  • Dec. 10, 2020: Taaresh got the UMII Graduate Assistantship Award as an MnDRIVE Fellow of AY 2021-2022. Congrats Taaresh!
  • Dec. 5, 2020: Prof. Yang gave an invited talk about soot modeling at the Combustion Webinar. Take a look at YouTube!
  • Nov. 2020: 4 CRFELers gave 4 talks at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD).
  • Nov. 13, 2020: Shufan passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exams. Congrats Shufan!
  • Sep. 30, 2020: Prof. Yang presented U's Response to COVID for Inspire MN High School On-line Course, organized by Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM).
  • Sep. 29, 2020: 3 CRFELers presented at the 2020 Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) Annual Conference.
  • Sep. 2020: Prof. Srinivasan gave a talk about our collaboration work at the ASME Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition (Turbo Expo) 2020.
  • Aug. 26, 2020: Prof. Yang gave a talk about soot modeling at the 2020 Aramco Global CFD Workshop.
  • Aug. 21, 2020: Taaresh passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exams. Congrats Taaresh!
  • Aug. 7, 2020: Sai's work on the modeling of aerosol travel in the lungs to improve COVID-19 treatments has been reported by CSE, ME, and Office of Academic Clinical Affairs websites. Congrats Sai!
  • Jul. 30, 2020: Prof. Yang and Prof. Hong got interviewed by ABC Good Morning America about "Ventilation placement could affect COVID-19". See our news, radio and video on ABC websites! Also see our news on CSE and ME websites.
  • Jul., 2020: Prof. Yang joined the Exposure and Control Research Group, Infectious Dose – How Does it Inform Our Decisions about Exposures and Controls for Preventing Transmission of SARS-CoV-2? (an international effort led by Prof. Michael T. Osterholm).
  • Jul. 15, 2020: Prof. Yang gave a talk about "Olympics of Future Propulsion and Power: Faster, Cheaper, and Greener" at the NSF ME3 REU ME & CSE Research Webinar.
  • Jul. 14, 2020: Prof. Yang received a NSF grant to work on flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) of nanoparticles.
  • Jul. 13, 2020: Prof. Yang received an ARL funding to work on engine combustion modeling for unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) propulsion.
  • Jun. 30, 2020: Prof. Yang gave a talk about "Soot Formation at Elevated Pressures in Laminar and Turbulent Sooting Flames" at the International Sooting Flame (ISF) Workshop: Turbulent Flames Summer Teleconference.
  • Jun. 24, 2020: Prof. Yang received a NSF grant to work on enhanced atomization of viscous liquids.
  • Jun. 2020: Shufan joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as a summer intern to work on the new development of AMReX and Pele. Congrats Shufan!
  • Jun. 2020: Justin, Praveen (UMN UROP), Lindsey and Jose (NSF ME3 REU) joined CRFEL for undergraduate summer research. Welcome!
  • Apr. 2020: Dezhi and Hongyuan presented two posters at the 2020 Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) Research Exhibition.
  • Apr. 28, 2020: Prof. Yang served as a judge of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) 2020 Research Exhibition.
  • Apr. 21, 2020: Prof. Yang joined the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM).
  • Apr. 17, 2020: Prof Yang served as a judge of the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Apr. 2020: Prof. Yang joined the Combustion Webinar Technical Committee.
  • Mar. 31 - Apr. 2, 2020: Prof. Yang attended the 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop.
  • Mar. 24, 2020: Hongyuan passed the Written and Oral Preliminary Exams and is officially a Ph.D. Candidate now! Congrats Hongyuan!
  • Jan. 2020: Anders joined CRFEL for undergraduate research. Welcome!
  • Jan. 2020: CRFEL moved to our new location at ME L-101, and our new HPC cluster ROME-1 is online now.
  • Jan. 2020: Dezhi and Prof. Yang gave 8 talks at the AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum.

2019

  • Dec. 10, 2019: Hongyuan got the UMII Graduate Assistantship Award as an MnDRIVE Fellow of AY 2020-2021. Congrats Hongyuan!
  • Nov. 2019: Hongyuan, Prof. Yang, and our collaborators gave 4 talks at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD).
  • Nov. 22, 2019: Sai and Krishna passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exams. Congrats Sai and Krishna!
  • Nov. 12, 2019: Prof. Yang gave a talk about "Modeling of Reactive Flows: A Journey from Combustion Emissions to Nanoparticles" at the ME Advisory Council Meeting.
  • Oct. 4-5, 2019: We hosted the 4th Midwest OpenFOAM User Group (MOFUG) Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute (MSI) and the Digital Technology Center (DTC).
  • Sep. 2019: Shufan joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • Aug. 2019: Taaresh joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • Aug. 26, 2019: Prof. Yang gave an invited talk about soot modeling at Georgia Tech.
  • Aug. 2019: Ping joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an Assistant Professor. Congrats Ping!
  • Aug. 8, 2019: Prof. Yang attended a panel discussion at the ME-Connect Career Development Workshop.
  • Jun. 3-7, 2019, Prof. Yang attended the 2019 AFOSR/ARO/NSF Basic Combustion Research Review.
  • Jun. 2019: Levi joined CRFEL for undergraduate summer research supported by UMN UROP. Welcome!
  • May 2019: Dezhi joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • May 2019: Sai presented a poster about his dusty plasma research at the 10th Annual Meeting of the DOE Center for Control of Plasma Kinetics.
  • May 2019: Prof. Yang gave a talk at the ILASS-Americas 30th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems.
  • May 1-2, 2019: Prof. Yang attended the ARL Center for UAS Propulsion (CUP) Industry-Academia Connection Days.
  • Apr. 2019: Krishna presented a poster about his CT-RCEM work at the 2019 Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) Research Exhibition.
  • Apr. 5, 2019: Hongyuan passed Ph.D. Qualifying Exams. Congrats Hongyuan!
  • Mar. 2019: Prof. Yang joined the AIAA Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee.
  • Mar. 2019: Krishna gave a talk at the 11th U.S. National Combustion Meeting.
  • Mar. 2019: Prof. Yang attended the 2019 Combustion Early Career Investigator Workshop.
  • Feb. 2019: Hongyuan joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • Feb. 15, 2019: Prof. Yang got interviewed for New Faculty Program (NFP) promo video.
  • Jan. 2019: Ping joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • Jan. 2019: Tim Chen (Princeton) gave a talk about our collaboration work at the AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum.

2018

  • Dec. 10, 2018: Prof. Yang served as a judge at the University of Minnesota Robot Show.
  • Nov. 2018: CRFEL finally got a first site at ME 331.
  • Nov. 2018: Prof. Yang gave a talk at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD).
  • Oct. 2018: Prof. Yang gave a talk about plasma assisted two-stage ignition at the Richard J. Goldstein Symposium.
  • Sep. 2018: Sai and Krishna joined CRFEL. Welcome!
  • Aug. 2018: Prof. Yang received the "Outstanding Reviewer" award of the "Aerospace Science and Technology" journal.
  • Aug. 2018: Prof. Yang attended the New Faculty Orientation and CRFEL is officially opened!