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Flavio Chuahy



Office: B108 ERB
Advisor: Sage Kokjohn

PhD expected Spring 2018



Explore the boundaries of high efficiency engine systems through thermochemical energy recovery and reformed fuel combustion.

Long Term Goals

Premixed and Supercritical Reformed fuel combustion. Pathway to high efficiency through thermochemical recovery. Fundamental analysis of fuel property effects.


  • MS University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • BS Escola de Engenharia Maua, Sao Paulo, Brazil


  • Calibration Engineer for 2 years - Cummins
  • CFD Engineer for 2 years - Electro Motive Diesel


  • F .D.F. Chuahy, J. Olk, S.L Kokjohn, Reformed fuel substitution for transient peak soot reduction, SAE World Congress 2018 (Submitted, 2017)
  • F .D.F. Chuahy, S.L Kokjohn, System and second law analysis of the effects of reformed fuel composition on "single" fuel RCCI combustion, SAE World Congress 2018 (Submitted)
  • F. D.F. Chuahy, S.L. Kokjohn, Effects of reformed fuel composition in "single" fuel reactivity controlled compression ignition combustion, Applied Energy, 208 (2017) 1-11
  • F. D.F. Chuahy, S.L. Kokjohn, High efficiency dual-fuel combustion through thermochemical recovery and diesel reforming, Applied Energy, 195 (2017) 503-522.
  • F. D.F. Chuahy, S.L. Kokjohn, Effects of the Direct-Injected Fuel's Physical and Chemical Properties on Dual-Fuel Combustion, Fuel 207 (2017) 729-740
  • F. D.F. Chuahy, S.L. Kokjohn, Single Fuel RCCI combustion using reformed fuel, Proceedings of the 10th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Washington D.C, MD, April 2017
  • Ra, Y., Chuahy, F., Kokjohn, S., Development and validation of a reduced reaction mechanism with a focus on diesel fuel/syngas co-oxidation. Fuel 2016, 185, 663-683.
  • Walker, N. R., Chuahy, F., and Reitz, R. D., "Comparison of Diesel Pilot Ignition (DPI) and Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) in a Heavy-Duty Engine", ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, Houston, Texas, November 2015, ICEF2015-1128
  • F. D.F. Chuahy, Ra, Y., Kokjohn, S.,"Effects of the Direct-Injected Fuel Physical Properties Under Early and Late Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Combustion, 27th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ILASS Americas, North Carolina, May 2015


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