Associate Prof. Dan  Michaels


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Associate Prof. Dan Michaels


Aerospace Engineering

Main energy field:

Combustion, Alternative fuels, Energy Conversion


PhD – 2014 – Technion, Aerospace Eng.

MSc – 2009 – Technion, Aerospace Eng.

BSc – 2006 – Technion, Aerospace Eng.

2015-2016 – MIT-Technion post-doctoral fellowship.

2014 – Best Paper Award at the 10th International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion, Poitiers, France.

2014 – Arie Hillel Prize for excellence in PhD studies in Aerospace Engineering

Research Area in Energy:

Combustion Dynamics

Research Interests:

Alternative fuels – Biomass-Based Fuels – Impact of fuel composition on flames

Energy Conservation – Advanced Combustion and Energy Savings – Combustion stability in lean premixed combustion

Selected Publications:

Chakroun, N.W., Michaels, D., Shanbhogue, S.J., and Ghoniem, A.F., “Response of Premixed Stoichiometric CH4/O2/CO2 Flames to Strain; Role of Chemistry and Transport”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Jan, 2017.

Grinberg Dana, A., Gudiyella, S., Green, W. H., Shanbhogue S.J., Michaels, D., Chakroun N.W., Ghoniem, A.F., “Automated Generation of Chemical Mechanisms for Predicting Extinction Strain Rates with Applications in Flame Stabilization and Combustion Instabilities”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition on Jan 2017.

Michaels, D., Shanbhogue, S.J., and Ghoniem, A.F., “The impact of reactants composition and temperature on the flow structure in a wake stabilized laminar lean premixed CH4/H2/air flames; mechanism and scaling”, 2016, Combustion and Flame, 176 (2017): 151-161.

Michaels, D. and Ghoniem, A.F., “Impact of the bluff-body material on the flame leading edge structure and flame-flow interaction of premixed CH4/Air flames”, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 172, 2016, pp. 62-78.

Michaels, D., and Ghoniem, A.F., “The Effect of Stretch and Heat Loss on the Anchoring and Response to Acoustic Forcing of a Bluff Body Stabilized Lean Premixed Flame”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition on Jan 4-8, 2016.