Dr. Ruey-Hung Chen

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1988

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1988

Research Interests and Fields of Specialization:

  • Combustion and Flame Studies (Gaseous, Liquid, and solid fuels)
  • Pollutant Emission of Flames and Combustion Systems
  • Effects of Nano-particles on Fluid Properties and Evaporation
  • Fire Retardation and Thermal Degradation of Structural Composites
  • Supersonic Flows and Fluid Dynamics – Noise Reduction and Mixing
  • Two-phase Flow, Pool Boiling, Spray Cooling, and Thermal Management
  • Interfacial Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Thermofluids Experiments

Recent Publications

Journal Papers

  1. M. Robayo, B. Beaman, B Hughes, B. Delose, N. Orlovskaya, and Ruey-Hung Chen (2014) Perovskite catalyst enhanced combustion on porous media, accepted to Energy, Ref. No. EGY-D-14-00901
  2. M. Tsoi, J. Zhuge, Ruey-Hung Chen, and J. Gou (2014) Modeling and experimental studies of thermal degradation of glass fiber reinforced polymer composites, Fire and Materials, Vol. 38(2), 247-263.
  3. K. Mueller, O. Waters, V. Bubnovich, N. Orlovskaya, and Ruey-Hung Chen (2013) Superadiabatic combustion in Al2O3 and SiC coated porous media for thermoelectric power conversion, Energy, Vol. 56, 108-116.
  4. Tran X. Phuoc and Ruey-Hung Chen (2013) Spontaneous ignition of low-concentration nanosized Al-water slurry, Applied Energy, Vol. 101, 567-571.
  5. Ruey-Hung Chen (2012) A review of acoustic detection of supermicrometer aerosol particles, International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal Fluid Transport Phenomena, Vol. 3(3), 157-179.
  6. J. Zhuge, J. Gou, Ruey-Hung Chen, A. Gordon, J. Kapat, D. Hart, and C. Ibeh (2012) Fire retardant evaluation of carbon nanofiber/graphite nanoplatelets nanopaper-based coating under different heat fluxes, Composites, Part B, Vol. 43, 3293-3305.
  7. F. Zhuge, J. Gou, Ruey-Hung Chen, J. Kapat (2012) Finite difference analysis of thermal response and post-fire flexural degradation of glass fiber reinforced composites coated with carbon nanofiber based nanopapers, Composites, Part A, Vol. 43, 2278-2288.
  8. Ruey-Hung Chen, Z. Li, T.X. Phuoc (2012) Propagation and stability characteristics of laminar lifted diffusion flame base, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 159, 1821-2831.
  9. J. Zhuge, J. Gou, Ruey-Hung Chen, J. Kapat (2012) Finite element modeling of fiber reinforced composites under constant heat flux, Composites, Part A, Vol. 43, 665-674.
  10. T.X. Phuoc and Ruey-Hung Chen (2012) Effect of particle size on the activation energy and ignition temperature of metallic nanoparticles, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 159, 416-419.
  11. J. Zhuge, J. Gou, Ruey-Hung Chen, A. Zhou, and Z. Yu (2012) Fire performance and post-fire mechanical properties of polymer composites coated with hybrid carbon nanofiber paper, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 124, 37-48.
  12. J. Zhuge, Y. Tang, J. Gou, Ruey-Hung Chen, C. Ibeh, Y. Hu (2011) Flammability of carbon nanofiber-clay nanopaper based polymer composites, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Vol. 22, 2250-2256.
  13. Y. Tang, J. Zhuge, J. Gou, Ruey-Hung Chen, C. Ibeh and Y. Hu (2011) Morphology, thermal stability and flammability of polymer matrix composites coated with hybrid nanopapers, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Vol. 22, 1403-1413.
  14. T.X. Phuoc, M. Massoudi, Ruey-Hung Chen (2011) Viscosity and thermal conductivity of nanofluids containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes stabilized by chitosan, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 50, 12-18.
  15. T.X. Phuoc and Ruey-Hung Chen (2011) Synthesis of cation-exchanged laponite suspensions by laser ablation of micro-sized metal particles in liquid, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 49, 396-402.
  16. N. Weiland, Ruey-Hung Chen, P. Strakey (2011) Effects of coaxial air on nitrogen-diluted jet hydrogen diffusion flame length and NOx emission, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 33, 2983-2989.
  17. Ruey-Hung Chen, P.X. Tran and D. Martello (2011) Surface tension of evaporating liquid droplets containing nanoparticles, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, 2459-2466.
  18. Z. Li, Ruey-Hung Chen, P.X. Tran (2010) Effects of multi-component diffusion, buoyancy and expansion on laminar diffusion flame liftoff, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 157, 1484-1495.
  19. Ruey-Hung Chen, P.X. Tran and D. Martello (2010) Effects of nanoparticles on nanofluid droplet evaporation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 53, 3677-3682.
  20. S. Moqbel, D. Reinhart and Ruey-Hung Chen (2010) Factors influencing spontaneous combustion of solid waste, Waste Management, Vol. 30, 1600-1607.
  21. J. Gou, Y. Tang, J. Zhuge, Z. Zhao, Ruey-Hung Chen, D. Hui, C. Ibeh (2010) Fire performance of composite laminates embedded with multi-ply carbon nanofiber sheets, Composites, Part B, Vol. 41, 176-181.