About Ran Sui

Education

  • ETH Zurich, Doctor of Science, 2017

Ran Sui

Prof, ast
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
233C Toomey Hall

573-578-4542 | rsui@mst.edu | Personal site

Education

  • ETH Zurich, Doctor of Science, 2017

Biography

Academic Appointments:
2021, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
2020, Associate Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, USA
2018, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, USA

Education:
2017, Doctor of Sciences, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2013, Master of Science, Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Munich, Germany
2010, Bachelor of Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Research

Research interests

Aiming at the utilization of environment-friendly and alternative fuels in future power generation, fuel processing and emission control, Dr. Sui's main research interests are catalytic combustion, coupling of hetero-/homogeneous thermochemical processes, and the related computational methods and experimental diagnostics.

Publications

SELECTED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
  • R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, C.K. Law, R. Bombach, M. Khatoonabadi. Homogeneous ignition of H2/CO/O2/N2 mixtures over palladium
    at pressures up to 8 bar. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute,
    38(4), 6583-6591, 2021.
  • J. Mantzaras, R. Sui, C.K. Law, R. Bombach. Heterogeneous and
    homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean C3H8/O2/N2 mixtures over
    rhodium at pressures up to 6 bar. Proceedings of the Combustion
    Institute, 38(4), 6473-6482, 2021.
  • R. Sui, W. Liang, L. Zhang, J. Mantzaras, C.K. Law. Kinetic
    interactions between H2 and CO in catalytic oxidation over PdO.
    Combustion and Flame, 211, 270-280, 2020.
  • R. Sui, W. Liang, J. Mantzaras, C.K. Law. Coupled reaction
    mechanism reduction for the hetero-/homogeneous combustion
    of syngas over platinum. Combustion and Flame, 214, 37-46, 2020.
  • S. Zheng, R. Sui, W. Liang, H. Zhou, C.K. Law. On band lumping,
    radiation reabsorption, and high-pressure effects in laminar flame
    propagation. Combustion and Flame, 221, 86-93, 2020.
  • S. Zheng, R. Sui, Y. Yang, Y. Sun, H. Zhou, Q. Lu. An improved full-
    spectrum correlated-k-distribution model for non-gray radiative heat
    transfer in combustion gas mixtures. International Communications
    in Heat and Mass Transfer, 114, 104566, 2020.
  • R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach. H2 and CO heterogeneous
    kinetic interactions in the combustion of H2/CO/O2/N2 mixtures
    over rhodium. Combustion and Flame, 202, 292-302, 2019.
  • R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, E. Es-sebbar, R. Bombach. Hetero-/
    homogeneous combustion of fuel-lean CH4/O2/N2 mixtures over
    PdO at elevated pressures. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute,
    37(4), 5465-5472, 2019.
  • R. Sui, E. Es-sebbar, J. Mantzaras, N.I. Prasianakis. Experimental
    and numerical investigation of fuel-lean H2/CO/air and H2/CH4/air
    catalytic microreactors. Combustion Science and Technology, 190(2),
    336-362, 2018.
  • R. Sui, E. Es-sebbar, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach. Homogeneous
    ignition during fuel-rich H2/O2/N2 combustion in platinum-
    coated channels at elevated pressures. Combustion and Flame,
    180, 184-195, 2017.
  • R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach. A comparative experimental and
    numerical investigation of the heterogeneous and homogeneous
    combustion characteristics of fuel-rich methane mixtures over
    rhodium and platinum. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute,
    36(3), 4313- 4320, 2017. ***Distinguished Paper Award of the
    Combustion Institute***
  • R. Sui, J. Mantzaras, R. Bombach, A. Denisov. Hetero-/homogeneous
    combustion of fuel-lean methane/oxygen/nitrogen mixtures over
    rhodium at pressures up to 12 bar. Proceedings of the Combustion
    Institute, 36(3), 4321-4328, 2017.
  • R. Sui, J. Mantzaras. Combustion stability and hetero-/homogeneous
    chemistry interactions for fuel-lean hydrogen/air mixtures in
    platinum-coated microchannels. Combustion and Flame, 173,
    370-386, 2016.

Awards and recognition

Awards

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018)
  • Distinguished Paper Award of the Combustion Institute (2017)
  • European Erasmus Scholarship (2012)