Professor Haifeng Wang Awarded Doctoral New Investigator from American Chemical Society

Event Date: December 2, 2013
Congratulations to Prof. Haifeng Wang who has been awarded a Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund.

Professor Haifeng Wang has been selected to receive the prestigious 2014 American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator award for his proposed research “Study of Detailed Molecular Transport in Laminar Flamelet and Turbulent Non-premixed Combustion”. This award provides funding over two years.

The objective of his research aims to investigate systematically the effect of detailed molecular transport on diffusion flamelets, to develop and validate advanced flamelet-based models to incorporate the effect of molecular differential diffusion, and to perform high-fidelity large-eddy simulations of a turbulent jet flame to validate the new models and to gain insight into the effect of differential diffusion in turbulent combustion modeling.

The Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or alternate energy at nonprofit institutions in the United States and other countries. The program’s goal has been to support advanced scientific education, and to aid in significantly increasing the world’s energy options. The award provides start-up funding and aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of high scientific caliber and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate or graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience. Approximately 90 awards are given annually throughout all areas of chemistry, chemical and petroleum engineering, and material sciences.

Professor Wang is an assistant professor in the propulsion group and came to Purdue in 2012. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2010 and his areas of interests include Turbulence and combustion modeling, Fluid mechanics and computational modeling, Multi-phase flows, Propulsion and energy systems.