(Italic: student or postdoc of CRFEL; *: corresponding author)

[35] S. RamachandranS. Yang*Micro-jetting and Transverse Waves in Oblique Detonations”, Combust. Flame (2024) Under Review.

[34] S. RamachandranS.R. NarayananZ. Wang, A. Behkish, S. Yang*, “Flame Acceleration in Micro-channels with Catalytic Nickel Walls and Axial Wall Temperature Gradients”, Proc. Combust. Inst. 40 (2024) Under Review.

[33] N. Srinivasan, G. Shim, T. Tamadate, S. Zou, L. Li, C.J. Hogan, S. Yang*, “Modeling titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoclusters using a 2D sectional method with molecular dynamics (MD) determined coagulation rates”, J. Aerosol Sci. (2024) Under Review.

[32] S.R. Narayanan, Y. Ji, H.D. Sapra, C.-B.M. Kweon, K.S. Kim, Z. Sun, S. Kokjohn, S. Mak, S. Yang*, “A Misfire-Integrated Gaussian Process (MInt-GP) emulator for Energy-Assisted Compression Ignition (EACI) engines with varying cetane number jet fuels”, Int. J. Engine Res. (2024) 1-32.

[31] H. Zhang, N. SrinivasanS. Yang*, In Situ Adaptive Tabulation of Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Solutions for Multi-Component High-Pressure Transcritical Flows with Phase ChangeJ. Comput. Phys. 500 (2024) 112752.


[30] G. Shim, S.R. NarayananS. Yang*, “Numerical simulation of virus-laden aerosol transmission in real human respiratory airways”, Phys. Fluids 35 (10) (2023) 101903. [Editor’s Pick & Featured Article & Scilight

[29] S. Ramachandran, N. SrinivasanZ. Wang, A. Behkish, S. Yang*, “A numerical investigation of deflagration propagation and transition to detonation in a microchannel with detailed chemistry: Effects of thermal boundary conditions and vitiation”, Phys. Fluids 35 (7) (2023) 076104.

[28] P.N. Johnson, T.S. TanejaS. Yang*Plasma-based global pathway analysis to understand the chemical kinetics of plasma-assisted combustion and fuel reforming”, Combust. Flame 255 (2023) 112927

[27] K.C. Bavandla, D. Zhou, A. Tripathi, Z. Sun, S. Yang*, "Characterization of the chemical kinetics of dimethyl ether (DME) in a controlled trajectory - rapid compression and expansion machine (CT-RCEM)", Combust. Flame 253 (2023) 112819.

[26] T. Tamadate, S. Yang, C. Hogan*, “A Neural Network Parametrized Coagulation Rate Model for < 3 nm Titanium Dioxide Nanoclusters”, J. Chem. Phys. 158 (2023) 084301.

[25] S. Ramachandran, N. Srinivasan, T.S. TanejaH. ZhangS. Yang*Numerical Study of Turbulent Non-Premixed Cool Flames at High and Supercritical Pressures: Real Gas Effects and Dual Peak Structure”, Combust. Flame 249 (2023) 112626.

[24] D. Zhou, S. Zou, W.R. Boyette, T. Guiberti, W.L. Roberts, S. Yang*, “Pressure Effects on Soot Formation and Evolution in Turbulent Jet Flames”, Phys. Fluids 35 (1) (2023) 015105. [Featured Article]


[23] T.S. TanejaP.N. Johnson, S. Yang*Nanosecond pulsed plasma assisted combustion of ammonia-air mixtures: Effects on ignition delays and NOx emission”, Combust. Flame 245 (2022) 112327

[22] H. Zhang, P. Yi, S. Yang*, "Multicomponent Effects on the Supercritical CO2 Systems: Mixture Critical Point and Phase Separation", Flow Turbul. Combust. 109 (2022) 515–543.

[21] Y. Qiao, L Li, J. Chen, S. Yang, C. Hogan*, "Mobility Analysis of Nanocluster Formation and Growth from Titanium Tetraisopropoxide in a Flow Tube Reactor", J. Aerosol Sci. 163 (2022) 105981.

[20] D. Zhou, H. ZhangS. Yang*, "A Robust Reacting Flow Solver with Computational Diagnostics Based on OpenFOAM and Cantera", Aerospace 9 (2) (2022) 102.


[19] S.R. NarayananS. Yang*, "Airborne Transmission of Virus-Laden Aerosols inside a Music Classroom: Effects of Portable Purifiers and Aerosol Injection Rates", Phys. Fluids 33 (2) (2021) 033307. [Editor's Pick & Featured Article

[18] D. ZhouS. Yang*, "Soot-Based Global Pathway Analysis: Soot Formation and Evolution at Elevated Pressures in Co-flow Diffusion Flames", Combust. Flame 227 (2021) 255-270.

[17] S. Shao, D. Zhou, R. He, J. Li, S. Zou, K. Mallery, S.K. Sankar, S. Yang*, J. Hong*, "Risk assessment of airborne transmission of COVID-19 by asymptomatic individuals under different practical settings", J. Aerosol Sci. 151 (2021) 05661.

[16] T. Chen*, T. Taneja, A.C. Rousso, S. Yang, E. Kolemen, Y. Ju, “Time-resolved in situ measurements and predictions of plasma-assisted methane reforming in a nanosecond-pulsed discharge”, Proc. Combust. Inst. 38 (4) (2021) 6533-6540.


[15] S. ZouD. ZhouS. Yang*, "Effects of Evaporation and Fuel Properties on Liquid Jets in Supersonic Crossflow: a Computational study using a compressible Eulerian-Lagrangian solver", Atomization and Sprays 30 (9) (2020) 675-696.

[14] S. Yang, J.K. Lew, M.E. Mueller*, "Large Eddy Simulation of soot evolution in turbulent reacting flows: Strain-Sensitive Transport Approach for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons", Combust. Flame 220 (2020) 219-234.

[13] J. Liu, P. Zhao*, M. Lei, S. Yang, H. Nemati, “Numerical investigation of spatial-developing turbulent heat transfer in forced convections at different supercritical pressures”, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 159 (2020) 120128. 

[12] S. Yang, X. Wang, W. Sun, V. Yang*, “Comparison of Finite Rate Chemistry and Flamelet/Progress-Variable Models: Sandia Flames and the Effect of Differential Diffusion”, Combust. Sci. Technol. 192 (7) (2020) 1137-1159. [In Celebration of 60 Years of Scholarly Contributions by Professor William A. Sirignano]


[11] S. Yang, X. Wang, H. Huo, W. Sun, V. Yang*, “An Efficient Finite-Rate Chemistry Model for a Preconditioned Compressible Flow Solver and its Comparison with the Flamelet/Progress-Variable Model”, Combust. Flame 210 (2019) 172-182.

[10] S. Yang, J.K. Lew, M.E. Mueller*, “Large Eddy Simulation of soot evolution in turbulent reacting flows: Presumed subfilter PDF model for soot-turbulence-chemistry interactions”, Combust. Flame 209 (2019) 200-213.

[9] S. Yang*, M.E. Mueller, “A Multi-Moment Sectional Method (MMSM) for tracking the soot Number Density Function”, Proc. Combust. Inst. 37 (1) (2019) 1041-1048.

Before 2018:

[8] S. Yang, S. Nagaraja, W. Sun, V. Yang*, “Multiscale modeling and general theory of non-equilibrium plasma-assisted ignition and combustion”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50 (2017) 433001.

[7] S. Yang, R. Ranjan, V. Yang, W. Sun*, S. Menon*, “Sensitivity of predictions to chemical kinetics models in a temporally evolving turbulent non-premixed flame”, Combust. Flame 183 (2017) 224-241. [Feature Article

[6] S. Yang, R. Ranjan, V. Yang, S. Menon, W. Sun*, “Parallel On-the-fly Adaptive Kinetics in Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Premixed Flame”, Proc. Combust. Inst. 36 (2) (2017) 2025–2032.

[5] A. Rousso, S. Yang, J. Lefkowitz, W. Sun, Y. Ju*, “Low Temperature Oxidation and Pyrolysis of n-Heptane in Nanosecond-pulsed Plasma Discharges”, Proc. Combust. Inst. 36 (3) (2017) 4105–4112.

[4] S. Yang, X. Gao, V. Yang, W. Sun*, S. Nagaraja, J.K. Lefkowitz, Y. Ju, “Nanosecond Pulsed Plasma Activated C2H4/O2/Ar Mixtures in a Flow Reactor”, J. Propul. Power 32 (5) (2016) 1240-1252.

[3] X. Gao, S. Yang, W. Sun*, “A global pathway selection algorithm for the reduction of detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms”, Combust. Flame 167 (2016) 238-247.

[2] Y. Ju*, J.K. Lefkowitz, C.B. Reuter, S.H. Won, X. Yang, S. Yang, W. Sun, Z. Jiang, Q. Chen, “Plasma Assisted Low Temperature Combustion”, Plasma Chem. Plasma Process. 36 (1) (2016) 85–105.

[1] S. Yang, A. Kurganov, Y. Liu*, “Well-Balanced Central Schemes on Overlapping Cells with Constant Subtraction Techniques for the Saint-Venant Shallow Water System”, J. Sci. Comput. 63 (3) (2015) 678-698.


(Peer-Reviewed; Italic: student or postdoc of CRFEL; *: corresponding author)

[47] S. Zou, G.V. Candler, S. Yang*, Z. Carr, P. Portoni, T. Zelasko, T. Wadhams, “Computational and experimental investigation of near-field sonic boom of a HTV-2 type hypersonic boost gliding vehicle”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-0671.

[46] N. Srinivasan, R. Suryanarayan, H. Zhang, S. Yang*, A. Ghosh, S.S. Dammati, A. Poludnenko, “VLE-based High Pressure Stationary Droplet Evaporation at Spray Detonation Conditions”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-1636.

[45] N. Srinivasan, H. Zhang, S. Yang*, “VLE-Based Phase Field Method to Simulate High-Pressure Diffuse Interface with Phase Change”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-1635.

[44] T.S. Taneja, S. Yang*, H. Sitaraman, “1D Simulation of Avalanche to Streamer to Spark Transition of Plasma Discharge in Ammonia-Air Combustion”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-2607.

[43] P.N. Johnson, T.S. Taneja, S. Yang*, “3D phenomenological modeling of plasma-assisted methane reforming”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-0403.

[42] P.P. Kumar, S.R. Narayanan, Z. Sun, S. Yang*, A. Schiru, T. Lucchini, K.S. Kim, C.-B.M. Kweon, “Numerical Modeling of Energy Assisted Compression Ignition Engines for Aerial Operations”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-0584.

[41] N. Srinivasan, H. Zhang, S. Yang*, “Artificial Neural Network based Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Modeling for Simulation of Transcritical Multiphase Flows”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, AIAA paper 2024-1638.

[40] S.R. Narayanan, A. Cornelius, S.A.G. Raju, Z. Sun, S.Yang*, K.S. Kim, C.-B.M. Kweon, “Simulation-based Engine Control for an Ignition-Assisted Diesel Engine with Varying Cetane Number Fuels”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-0798.

[39] R. Suryanarayan, S. Yang*, “Microscopic Hypersonic Jetting in Oblique Detonation Waves”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-2781. 

[38] G. Shim, N. Srinivasan, T.S. Taneja, V. Acharya, S. Yang*, “Simulation of a Reacting Jet in Cross-Flow: detailed chemistry, molecular differential diffusion, and vorticity”, AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, paper AIAA 2024-1247.


[37] A. Nejadmalayeri, S.R. Narayanan, S. Yang*, Z. Sun, H.D. Sapra, R. Hessel, S. Kokjohn, K.S. Kim, C.-B.M. Kweon, “Multi-Fidelity Neural Network Regression for Efficient Training of Energy-Assisted Diesel Engine Control System”, ASME 2023 Internal Combustion Engine Division ICE Forward Conference (ICEF2023), paper ICEF2023-109750, V001T06A001.

[36] P.N. Johnson, T.S. Taneja, S. Yang*, “Plasma Assisted Emission Control of Hydrocarbon Gas Flares: A 0D Feasibility Study”, AIAA Scitech 2023 Forum, paper AIAA 2023-2060.

[35] N. Srinivasan, H. ZhangS. Yang*, “A VLE-Based Reacting Flow Solver for High-Pressure Transcritical Two-Phase Combustion”, AIAA Scitech 2023 Forum, paper 2023-1858.

[34] H. ZhangS. Yang*, “Numerical investigation of high-pressure transcritical shock-droplet interaction and mixing layer using VLE-based CFD accelerated by ISAT”, AIAA Scitech 2023 Forum, paper 2023-1857.

[33] S.R. Narayanan, Y. Ji, H.D. Sapra, S. Yang*, S. Mak, Z. Sun, S. Kokjohn, K. Kim, C.B. Kweon, “Physics-integrated Segmented Gaussian Process (SegGP) learning for cost-efficient training of diesel engine control system with low cetane numbers”, AIAA Scitech 2023 Forum, paper AIAA 2023-1283.

[32] S. Zou, Z.M. Johnston, G.V. Candler, S. Yang*, “Rapid hypersonic sonic boom prediction using line-distributed energy impulse formulations with and without lift effect”, AIAA Scitech 2023 Forum, paper AIAA 2023-0816.

[31] T.S. Taneja, T. Ombrello, J.K. Lefkowitz, S. Yang*, “Numerical Investigation of Ignition Kernel Development with Nanosecond Pulsed Plasma in Quiescent and Flowing Mixtures”, AIAA Scitech 2023 Forum, paper 2023-0749.

[30] R. Suryanarayan, N. Srinivasan, S. ZouS. Yang*, “A Spectral Analysis of Unstable Detonation”, AIAA Scitech 2023 Forum, paper 2023-0349.


[29] H. ZhangS. Yang*“A parallel in situ adaptive tabulation of combustion chemistry using a shared-memory architecture”, AIAA Scitech 2022 Forum, paper 2022-2250.

[28] P.N. Johnson, T.S. TanejaS. Yang*“Global Pathway Analysis of Plasma Assisted Ammonia Combustion”, AIAA Scitech 2022 Forum, paper 2022-0977.

[27] T.S. TanejaS. Yang*“Comparing Low-Mach and Fully-Compressible CFD Solvers for Phenomenological Modeling of Nanosecond Pulsed Plasma Discharges with and without Turbulence”, AIAA Scitech 2022 Forum, paper 2022-0976.

[26] H. Dikeman, H. ZhangS. Yang*“Stiffness-Reduced Neural ODE Models for Data-Driven Reduced-Order Modeling of Combustion Chemical Kinetics”, AIAA Scitech 2022 Forum, paper 2022-0226.


[25] T.S. TanejaS. Yang*“Numerical Modeling of Plasma Assisted Pyrolysis and Combustion of Ammonia”, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, paper 2021-1972.

[24] D. ZhouH. ZhangS. Yang*“Computational Diagnostics for Reacting Flows with Global Pathway Analysis Aided by Chemical Explosive Mode Analysis”, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, paper AIAA 2021-1368.

[23] K.C. Bavandla, A. Tripathi, D. Zhou, Z. Sun, S. Yang*“Comparison between Flat and Creviced Pistons in a Controlled Trajectory Rapid Compression and Expansion Machine (CT-RCEM)”, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, paper AIAA 2021-0797.

[22] H. ZhangS. Yang*“Multi-component transcritical flow simulation based on in situ adaptive tabulation of vapor-liquid equilibrium solutions”, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, paper AIAA 2021-0549.

[21] D. Zhou, A. Vaage, W.R. Boyette, T. Guiberti, W.L. Roberts, S. Yang*“A Numerical Study on Soot Formation and Evolution in Pressurized Turbulent Sooting Flames”, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, paper AIAA 2021-0189.


[20] R. Rangarajan, H. Zhang, P.J. Strykowski, A. Hoxie, S. Yang, V. Srinivasan*, "Atomization of High Viscosity Liquids Using a Two-Fluid Counterflow Nozzle: Experiments and Modeling", ASME Turbo Expo 2020: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Digital Collection, Sep. 2020, paper GT2020-15691, V04BT04A022.

[19] K.C. Bavandla, D. Zhou, A. Tripathi, Z. Sun, S. Yang*, “Numerical Simulation of a Controlled Trajectory Rapid Compression Machine”, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, paper AIAA 2020-2147.

[18] S.R. NarayananS. Yang*, S.L. Girshick, “Hybrid Method of Moments to Predict Nanoparticle Nucleation, Growth and Charging in Dusty Plasmas”, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, paper AIAA 2020-2156.

[17] P. YiH. ZhangS. Yang*, “Evaluation of a non-equilibrium multi-component evaporation model for blended diesel/alcohol droplets”, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, paper AIAA 2020-2049.

[16] D. ZhouS. Yang*, “A robust reacting flow solver with detailed transport, chemistry, and steady-state preserving splitting schemes based on OpenFOAM and Cantera”, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, paper AIAA 2020-2139.

[15] P. YiH. ZhangS. Yang*, “Thermodynamic Analysis of Supercritical CO2 Systems”, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, paper AIAA 2020-2086.

[14] D. ZhouS. ZouS. Yang*, “A Numerical Study on Soot Formation and Evolution in Co-flow Diffusion Flames under Elevated Pressures”, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, paper AIAA 2020-1658.

[13] H. ZhangK.C. Bavandla, X Gao, J Gao, P. YiS. Yang*, “Optimization and uncertainty quantification of spray break-up submodel with regularized multi-task neural nets”, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, paper AIAA 2020-0909.

[12] D. ZhouS. ZouS. Yang*, “An OpenFOAM-based fully compressible reacting flow solver with detailed transport and chemistry for high-speed combustion simulations”, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, paper AIAA 2020-0872.


[11] T. Chen, S. Yang, A.C. Rousso, B.M. Goldberg, S. Wu, E. Kolemen, Y. Ju*, “Time-Resolved Electron Temperature and Species Measurements and Predictions of Plasma-Assisted Reforming of Methane”, AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, paper AIAA 2019-0465.

2018 and Before:

[10] S. Yang, X. Wang, V. Yang*, W. Sun, “Comparison of Finite-Rate Chemistry and Flamelet/Progress-Variable Models II: Sandia Flame E”, 56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2018), paper AIAA 2018-1427. 

[9] S. Yang, Y. Li, X. Wang, U. Unnikrishnan, V. Yang*, W. Sun, “Comparison of Tabulation and Correlated Dynamic Evaluation of Real Fluid Properties for Supercritical Mixing”, 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference (2017), paper AIAA 2017-4858. 

[8] U. Unnikrishnan, X. Wang, S. Yang, V. Yang*, “Subgrid Scale Modeling of the Equation of State for Turbulent Flows under Supercritical Conditions”, 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference (2017), paper AIAA 2017-4855.

[7] S. Yang, X. Gao, W. Sun*, “Global Pathway Analysis of the Extinction and Re-ignition of a Turbulent Non-Premixed Flame”, 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference (2017), paper AIAA 2017-4850. 

[6] X. Gao, S. Yang, B. Wu, W. Sun*, “The effects of ozonolysis activated autoignition on non-premixed jet flame dynamics: a numerical and experimental study”, 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference (2017), paper AIAA 2017-4774. 

[5] Y. Zhang, S. Yang, W. Sun, V. Yang*, “Effects of Non-Equilibrium Plasma Discharge on Ignition and NTC Chemistry of DME/O2/Ar Mixtures: A Numerical Investigation”, 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference (2017), paper AIAA 2017-4773. 

[4] S. Yang, X. Wang, V. Yang*, W. Sun, H. Huo, “Comparison of Flamelet/Progress-Variable and Finite-Rate Chemistry LES Models in a Preconditioning Scheme”, 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2017), paper AIAA 2017-0605.

[3] S. Yang, V. Yang, W. Sun*, S. Nagaraja, W. Sun, Y. Ju, X. Gou, “Parallel On-the-fly Adaptive Kinetics for Non-Equilibrium Plasma Discharges of C2H4/O2/Ar Mixture”, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2016), paper AIAA 2016-0195.

[2] S. Yang, S. Nagaraja, W. Sun*, V. Yang, “A Detailed Comparison of Thermal Ignition and Nanosecond Pulsed Plasma Assisted Ignition of Hydrogen Air Mixtures”, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2015), paper AIAA 2015-1615. 

[1] S. Yang, S. Nagaraja, V. Yang, W. Sun*, J.K. Lefkowitz, Y. Ju, “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Nanosecond-Pulsed Plasma Activated C2H4/O2/Ar Mixtures in a Low Temperature Flow Reactor”, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2015), paper AIAA 2015-1614.


[4] W. Kulatilaka*, S. Menon*, F. Bendana, F. Bisetti, A. Keller, P. Khare, M. Kweon, R. Munipalli, M. Spearrin, S. Yang, "Advances in simulations and experimentation for clean and high-speed combustion systems", Aerospace America, Year in Review, 2023.

[3] C. Guerra-Garcia*, A. Starikovskiy*, C.M. Limbach, S. Loehle, A. Shashurin, A. Tropina, A. Yalin, S. Yang, "Diagnostics, simulations and advanced facilities drive breakthroughs in plasma technology", Aerospace America, Year in Review, 2023.

[2] D. Zhou, S. Yang*, “Dominant reaction pathways for high-pressure soot formation”, Advances in Engineering, 2021.

[1] S. Bane*, C. Guerra-Garcia*, A. Starikovskiy*, I. Adamovich, A. Dogariu, C. Laux, S. Löhle, E. Matlis, R. Miles, B. Parent, S. Yang, W. Yun, J.W. Zimmerman, “Fundamental advancements in plasmas and lasers propel the future of propulsion and energy”, Aerospace America, Year in Review, 2021.