Song-Charng Kong

Song-Charng Kong

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Areas of Interest

Dr. Kong’s research includes two main areas – internal combustion engine and biorenewable energy. The common theme of these two research areas is that both involve multiphase, chemically reacting flows. His research includes both experimental diagnostics and numerical modeling. The common goal is to increase the energy efficiency and enable the use of biorenewable energy. He teaches courses related to thermal sciences, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, combustion, and internal combustion engine. He is currently the Associate Editor of Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Engine Research, and the Director of Bioenergy Systems Analysis Program of Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University.

Currently Dr. Kong also serves as Program Director of the Combustion and Fire Systems Program (ENG/CBET) at the National Science Foundation.

Education

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
BS, Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, 1987

Experience

  • 2015 – Present, Program Director, Combustion and Fire Systems, ENG/CBET, National Science Foundation
  • 2005 – Present, Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
  • 1998 – 2005, Associate Scientist, Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1994 – 1998, Associate Professor, Chung-Hua University, Taiwan

Research Areas

  • Experimental and numerical engine combustion and emissions studies
  • Optimization of engine performance using alternative fuels
  • Biomass thermochemical conversion and biorenewable energy utilization
  • Computational fluid dynamics modeling coupled with detailed chemical kinetic

Selected Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Associate Editor of Engine and Automotive Engineering, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, 2014 – present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 2011 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Engine Research, 2011 – present
  • William and Virginia Binger Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2009-2011
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2008
  • Myers-Uyehara Meritorious Paper Award by UW-Madison, 1993
  • Combustion Institute
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS)

Selected Publications

  • Pan, Y., Kong, S.-C., “Simulation of Biomass Particle Evolution under Pyrolysis Conditions Using Lattice Boltzmann Method,” Combustion and Flame (Accepted) (2016)
  • Pan, Y., Kong, S.-C., “Assessment of Effects of Operating Conditions on Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass Particles,” Submitted to Energy & Fuels (Accepted) (2016)
  • Xiong, Q., Kong, S.-C., “High-resolution particle-scale simulation of biomass pyrolysis,” Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 4 (10), pp 5456–5461 (2016)
  • Sukuraman, S., Kong, S.-C., “Modeling Biodiesel-Diesel Spray Combustion Using a Multicomponent Vaporization Model Coupled with Detailed Fuel Chemistry and Soot Models,” Combustion Theory and Modelling (Accepted) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13647830.2016.1199917) (2016)
  • Yang, X., Dai, L., Kong, S.-C. “Simulation of liquid drop impact on dry and wet surfaces using SPH method,” Proceeding of 36th International Symposium on Combustion (2016)
  • Ray, M., Yang, X., Kong, S.-C., “High-fidelity simulation of drop collision and vapor-liquid equilibrium of van der Waals fluids,” Proceeding of 36th International Symposium on Combustion (2016)
  • Zhang, Q., Ogren, R.M., Kong, S.-C. “A Comparative Study of Biodiesel Engine Performance Optimization Using Novel Hybrid PSO-GA and Basic GA,” Applied Energy, 165, pp. 676 – 684 (2016)
  • Bertram, A.M., Zhang, Q., Kong, S.-C., “A Novel Particle Swarm and Genetic Algorithm Hybrid Method for Diesel Engine Performance Optimization,” International Journal of Engine Research, 17(7), pp. 732–747 (2016)
  • Zhang, Q., Ogren, R.M., Kong, S.-C. “A Comparative Study of Biodiesel Engine Performance Optimization Using Novel Hybrid PSO-GA and Basic GA,” Applied Energy (Accepted) (2015)
  • Bertram, A.M., Zhang, Q., Kong, S.-C., “A Novel Particle Swarm and Genetic Algorithm Hybrid Method for Diesel Engine Performance Optimization,” International Journal of Engine Research (Accepted) (2015)
  • Aramideh, S., Xiong, Q., Kong, S.-C., Brown, R.C. “Numerical Simulation of Biomass Fast Pyrolysis in an Auger Reactors,” Fuel, 156, pp. 234–242 (2015)
  • Banerjee, S., Tiarks, J.A., Kong, S.-C. “Modeling Biomass Gasification System using Multistep Kinetics under Various Oxygen-Steam Conditions” Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 34, pp. 1148–1155 (2015)
  • Xiong, Q., Aramideh, S., Passalacqua, A., Kong, S.-C., “Characterizing Effects of the Shape of Screw Conveyors in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds Using Advanced Numerical Models,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 137, 061008:1 – 7 (2015)
  • Xiong, Q., Kong, S.-C., “Modeling Effects of Interphase Transport Coefficients on Biomass Pyrolysis in Fluidized Beds,” Powder Technology, 262, pp. 96 – 105 (2014)
  • Xiong, Q., Aramideh, S., Passalacqua, A., Kong, S.-C., “BIOTC: An Open-Source CFD Code for Simulating Biomass Fast Pyrolysis,” Computer Physics Communications, 185, pp. 1739-1746 (2014)
  • Xiong, Q., Kong, S.-C., “Assessment of Devolatilization Schemes in Predicting Product Yield of Biomass Fast Pyrolysis,” Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 33, No. 3, pp. 756 – 761 (2014)
  • Ryu, K., Zacharakis-Jutz, G.E., Kong, S.-C. “Performance Enhancement of Ammonia-Fueled Engine by Using Dissociation Catalyst for Hydrogen Generation,” Int J Hydrogen Energy, 39, pp. 2390–2398 (2014)
  • Ryu, K., Zacharakis-Jutz, G.E., Kong, S.-C. “Effects of Gaseous Ammonia Direct Injection on Performance Characteristics of a Spark-Ignition Engine,” Applied Energy, 116, pp. 206–215 (2014)
  • Ryu, K., Zacharakis-Jutz, G.E., Kong, S.-C. “Performance Characteristics of Compression-Ignition Engine Using High Concentration of Ammonia Mixed with Dimethyl Ether,” Applied Energy, 113, pp. 488–499 (2014)
  • Gross, C.W., Kong, S.-C. “Performance Characteristics of a Compression-Ignition Engine Using Direct-Injection Ammonia-DME Mixtures,” Fuel, 103, pp. 1069 – 1079 (2013)
  • Huynh, C. V., Kong, S.-C. “Performance Characteristics of a Pilot-Scale Biomass Gasifier Using Oxygen-Enriched Air and Steam,” Fuel, 103, pp. 987–996 (2013)
  • Huynh, C. V., Kong, S.-C. “Combustion and NOx Emissions of Biomass-Derived Syngas under Various Gasification Conditions Utilizing Oxygen-Enriched-Air and Steam,” Fuel, 107, pp. 455–464 (2013)
  • Banerjee, S., Tiarks, J.A., Kong, S.-C., Brown, R.C., Lukawski, M. “Technoeconomic Analysis of Biofuel Production and Biorefinery Operation Utilizing Geothermal Energy,” Energy & Fuels, 27, pp. 1381 – 1390 (2013)
  • Sukuraman, S., Kong, S.-C., “Modeling Fuel NOx Formation from Combustion of Biomass-Derived Producer Gas in a Large-Scale Burner,” Combustion and Flame, 160, pp. 2159–2168 (2013)
  • Xiong, Q., Kong, S.-C., Passalacqua, A. “Development of a Generalized Numerical Framework for Simulating Biomass Thermochemical Conversion in Fast Pyrolysis Reactors,” Chem Engng Sci, 99, pp. 305–313 (2013)
  • Sukuraman, S., Huynh, C. V., Kong, S.-C., “Numerical Modeling of Soot Emissions in Diesel Sprays Based on Detailed Fuel and PAH Chemistry,” Combustion Science and Technology, 185, pp.1696 – 1714 (2013).
  • Xiong, Q., Aramideh, S., Kong, S.-C. “Modeling effects of operating conditions on biomass fast pyrolysis in bubbling fluidized bed reactors,” Energy & Fuels, 27, pp. 5948 – 5956 (2013).
  • Zhang, L.,  Kong, S.-C. “Multicomponent Vaporization Modeling of Bio-Oil and its Mixtures with Other Fuels,” Fuel, 95, pp. 471–480 (2012).
  • Zhang, L., Kong, S.-C. “High-Pressure Vaporization Modeling of Multi-Component Petroleum-Biofuel Mixtures under Engine Conditions” Combustion and Flame, 158, pp. 1705 – 1711 (2011).
  • Sethuraman, S., Huynh, C.V., Kong, S.-C. “Producer Gas Composition and NOx Emissions from a Pilot-Scale Biomass Gasification and Combustion System Using Feedstock with Controlled Nitrogen Content,” Energy & Fuels, 25, pp. 813–822 (2011).
  • Li, Y., Kong, S.-C. “Coupling Conjugate Heat Transfer with In-cylinder Combustion Modeling for Engine Simulation” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54, 2467–2478 (2011).
  • Reiter, A.J., Kong, S.-C. “Combustion and Emissions Characteristics of a Compression-Ignition Engine Using Dual Ammonia-Diesel,” Fuel, 90, pp. 87–97 (2011).

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Song-Charng Kong

Professor
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kong@iastate.edu