Team

Postdoctoral Researchers

Nanta Sophonrat
nanta@umich.edu
Hometown
Khon Kaen, Thailand

Education

MSc. Physics
CU Thailand 2014

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering
KTH, Sweden 2019

Research Fellow
University of Michigan 2021-

Thermochemical conversion of bio-residue and plastic waste; hydrothermal processing, supercritical water oxidation; pyrolysis

Graduate Students

 

 
Qinghui (Sylvia) Meng
mqh@umich.edu
John (Hyunwoo) Kim
johnhw@umich.edu
Varun Chakrapani
cvarun@umich.edu
Doctoral Candidate Doctoral Candidate Doctoral Candidate 
Hometown
Xinjiang, China
 Hometown
Seoul, South Korea 
Hometown
Bangalore, India 

 Education


B.S. Energy and Power Engineering

Tsinghua University 2019



M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan



Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Seoul National University 2015



M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
Seoul National University 2017

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Education

B.E. Mechanical Engineering
Bangalore University 2015 



M.Eng. Global Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering
University of Michigan 2021



Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Research
Combustion chemistry of siloxanes and their potential as resources from landfill gas.
Research
Chemical kinetics and combustion chemistry of siloxane using laser absorption spectroscopy and high speed imaging; shock tube study for thermal decomposition of iso-propanol
.
Research
Development of optimization tools to improve powertrain performance; developing processes and technologies to mitigate ICE exhaust emissions; characterization of end of injection events for high pressure fuel spray development.

 

 
Jenna Stolzman
stolzmaj@umich.edu
Chenyi Zhu
chenyiz@umich.edu
Manikandan Pandiyan
mpandiya@umich.edu
Doctoral Candidate PhD Pre-Candidate Master’s Student
Hometown
Muskegon, Michigan
 Hometown
Changchun, China 
Hometown
Tamil Nadu, India 
 
Education

B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
Grand Valley State University 2021



M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan



Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Education

B.S.E Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan 2021


M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Education

B.S. Engineering in Instrumentation & Control
PSG College of Technology 2014


M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan


M.S.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Michigan

Research
Flare design and optimization using rapid prototyping at the laboratory scale; characterization of end of injection events for high pressure fuel sprays.
Research
C
ombustion using the optical engine for cold-start and pre-chamber technology.
Research
Control systems; machine learning; additive manufacturing; big data.