Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1994
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1988
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1986
Professor Im’s research interests are primarily fundamental and practical aspects of combustion and power generation devices using high-fidelity computational modeling. Recent research topics combustion characteristics of high hydrogen content fuels, advanced modeling of sooting flames, modeling of mixed-mode combustion in modern engines, dynamics of turbulent premixed flame propagation, turbulent flame stabilization, spray- and particle-laden flows and combustion, plasma and electric field effects on flames and combustion of low-grade fuels.
Galassi, R.M., Ciottoli, P.P., Sarathy, S.M., Im, H.G., Paolucci, S., Valorani, M., 2018, "Automated Chemical Kinetic Mechanism Simplification with Minimal User Expertise," Combustion and Flame, 197, 439-338.
Hernandez Perez, F.E., Mukhadiyev, N., Xu, X., Sow, A., Lee, B.J., Sankaran, R., Im, H.G., 2018, "Direct Numerical Simulations of Reacting Flows with Detailed Chemistry Using Many-core/GPU Acceleration," Computers & Fluids, 173, 73-79.
An, Y., Jaasim, M., Raman, V., Hernandez Perez, F.E., Im, H.G., Johansson, B., 2018, "Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) and Partially Premixed Combustion (PPC) in Compression Ignition Engine with Low Octane Gasoline," Energy, 158, 181-191.
Song, W., Tingas, E.A., Im, H.G., 2018, "A Computational Analysis of Methanol Autoignition Enhancement by Dimethyl Ether Addition in a Counterflow Mixing Layer," Combustion and Flame, 195, 84-98.
Belhi, M., Lee, B.J., Bisetti, F., Im, H.G., 2018, "A Computational Study of the Effects of DC Electric Fields on Non-premixed Counterflow Methane-Air Flames," J. Physics D: Applied Physics, Special Issue on Multiscale Modeling of Nonequilibrium Plasma Discharges, 50 (49), 494005.