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Min Suk Cha

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering 

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Clean Combustion


Plasma Assisted Combustion Lab (PACL)

Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​Ph.D., Seoul National University, 1999
  • M.S., Seoul National University, 1995
  • B.S., Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), 1993

Research Interests


Professor Cha‘s research interests are in combustion and plasma science and technology, which includes flame dynamics, syngas combustion, hazardous gas treatment, syngas generation, and developing novel plasma sources. More recently, he has focused his interests on plasma assisted combustion, including plasma fuel reforming, electrical control of flames, plasmas in liquids, and interaction between electrical discharges and flames. These research areas can be applied to internal combustion engines and gas turbine engines to solve related emission, combustion stability, and fuel flexibility issues.

Selected Publications

  • ​Hamdan A. and Cha M.S., 2015, Ignition modes of nanosecond discharge with bubbles in distilled water, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 48, 405206.
  • Zhang X. and Cha M.S., The Reformation of liquid hydrocarbons in an aqueous discharge reactor, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 48, 215201.
  • Vu T.M., Won S.H., Ombrello T. and Cha M.S., 2014, Stability enhancement of ozone-assisted laminar premixed Bunsen flames in nitrogen co-flow, Combust. Flame, 161, 917-926.
  • Cha M.S. and Ronney P.D., 2006, Propagation rates of non-premixed edge flames, Combust. Flame, 146, 312-328.
  • Cha M.S. and Chung S.H., 1996, Characteristics of lifted flames in nonpremixed turbulent confined jets, Proc. Combust. Inst., 26, 121-128.