Dr Ruoyang Yuan

Dr Ruoyang Yuan is a lecturer in Fuels and Combustion for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Ruoyang Yuan is an EPSRC David Clarke Fellow. Her current work focuses on the low-carbon energy conversion and propulsion technologies. She has a strong research background in advanced optical diagnostics, fluid machinery and fluid mechanics, turbulent combustion, heat transfer, multiphase flows and with gas turbine application and internal combustion engines.

Previously she was a researcher in the Thermal & Aerodynamic Systems Engineering (TASE) at Jaguar Land Rover, working on thermal management modelling and energy optimisation for hybrid powertrains. She has also worked as an RA in Loughborough University, working on endoscopic optical diagnostics for in-cylinder combustion and emission analysis, funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) in collaboration with Caterpillar Inc. to aid the design of low emission diesel engines. Dr. Yuan’s research activities includes optical diagnostics such as particle image velocimetry (PIV), phase doppler anemometry (PDA), planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF), Raman scattering, Mie scattering, laser extinction and laser induced incandescence (LII), laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), endoscopic multi-colour pyrometer, chemiluminescence and multicolour soot pyrometry. She also interested in the area of numerical modelling using computer-aided engineering (CAE), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in heat transfer, laminar/turbulent reacting flow, and chemical kinetic simulations.

Research interests: 

  • Sustainable fuels and low-emission combustion
  • Low-carbon energy conversion and life-cycle assessment of bioenergy
  • Advanced laser optical diagnostics
  • Fluid dynamics, thermofluids and heat transfer
  • Thermal management and energy optimisation modelling of HEVs, BEVs