- MEEM 917
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Energy Thermo-Fluids (ETF) Area Director
- PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- Spray combustion dynamics in combustion vessel and internal combustion engines
- Combustion instabilities, flame flashback and autoignition in premixed gas turbine engines
- Alternative fuels including biofuels, coal-based fuel, jet fuel, syngas and their applications to advanced combustion engines
- Supercritical fuel combustion characteristics
- Soot formation processes in laminar and turbulent diffusion/premixed flames
- Pulse detonation engine (PDE) for advanced propulsion
- Development and application of laser-based diagnostics for chemically reacting flows
Areas of Expertise
- Spray Combustion
- Fuel Flexibilities
- Soot Emissions
- Internal Combustion Engines
- Gas Turbine Engine
- Laser-Based Combustion Diagnostics
- V. Katta, W. Roquemore, A. Menon, S.-Y. Lee, R. Santoro and T. Litzinger, “Impact of Soot on Flame Flicker,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2008.
- R. Santoro and S.-Y. Lee, “Pulse Detonation Engines: Progress and Challenges,” in Book of Kenneth K. Kuo and Juan Rivera, "Advancement in Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsions", Begell House Inc. Publishers, p. 436-456, 2007.
- N. Bouvet, S.-Y. Lee, I. Gökalp and R. J. Santoro, “Flame Speed Characteristics of Syngas (H2-CO) with Straight and Nozzle Burners in a Laminar Premixed Flame,” 3th European Combustion Meeting, Chania, Crete Greece, April 11-13, 2007.
- D. Salgues, G. Mouis, S.-Y. Lee, D. Kalitan, S. Pal, and R. J. Santoro, “Shear and Swirl Coaxial Injector Studies of LOX/GCH4 Rocket Combustion Using Non-Intrusive Laser Diagnostics,” AIAA 2006-07579, 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 9-12 January 2006, Reno, Nevada.
- S.-Y. Lee, J. Watts, S. Saretto, S. Pal, C. Conrad, R. Woodward, and R. J. Santoro, “Deflagration to Detonation Transition Processes by Turbulence-Generating Obstacles in Pulse Detonation Engines,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 1026-1036, 2004.
- S.-Y. Lee, S. Seo, J. Broda, S. Pal, and R. Santoro, “An Experimental Estimation of Mean Reaction Rate and Flame Structure in a Lean-Premixed Gas Turbine Combustor,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 28:775-782, 2000.