Dr. Tran Manh-Vu

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
School of Engineering

Tran.ManhVu@monash.edu

ORCID

Personal statement

Manh-Vu Tran received his M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees at Pukyong National University (PKNU), Korea, in 2007 and 2010 respectively, and B.Eng. degree at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam, in 2003.

He was with PKNU as a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2010 to 2011, and with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, as a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2012 to 2016. He was a lecturer at HCMUT from 2003 to 2015, and an instructor at PKNU from 2010 to 2011. Currently, he is a Lecturer at School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia. He has published 20 original research papers, including in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Combustion and Flame, etc.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Pukyong National University South Korea, 2010
  • Master in Engineering, Pukyong National University South Korea, 2007
  • Degree in Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Vietnam, 2003

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of fundamental combustion including flame structure, flame extinction, flame stabilization, burning velocity, cellular formation, electric field assisted combustion, edge-flame propagation, combustion diagnostics, alternative fuels, sustainable energy, and air pollution control.

Research Projects

Title: Combustion Characteristics of Biodiesel

This project aims to investigate fundamental combustion characteristics such as laminar burning velocity, blowoff velocity, flammability limits, flame stabilization, heat transfer characteristics and pollutant emissions of biodiesel, as well as how it blends with diesel fuel, at various mixture temperatures and equivalence ratios. Enhanced combustion performance is investigated by the addition of hydrogen and carbon-based nanoparticles to the fuel mixture. Biodiesel combustion enhancement under an electric field will also be examined.

Education

Units taught

MEC2404 - Mechanics of Fluids

MEC4803 - Internal Combustion Engines

Journal

Nurmukan, Dastan; Tran, Manh Vu; Foo, Ji Jinn; Scribano, Gianfranco; Chong, Cheng Tung; Huynh, Thanh Cong; , 2021, Experimental study on laminar lifted flames of pre-vaporized palm oil biodiesel, Fuel, Volume: 288, Issue Number: 00162361, 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119697

Mong, Guo Ren; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ng, Jo Han; Chong, William Woei Fong; Ong, Hwai Chyuan; Tran, Manh Vu; , 2021, Multivariate optimisation study and life cycle assessment of microwave-induced pyrolysis of horse manure for waste valorisation and management, Energy, Volume: 216, Issue Number: 03605442, 10.1016/j.energy.2020.119194

Scribano, Gianfranco; Cheng, Xinwei; Tran, Manh Vu; , 2021, Numerical simulation of the effects of hydrogen and carbon monoxide ratios on the combustion and emissions for syngas fuels in a radiant burner, Energy, Volume: 214, Issue Number: 03605442, 10.1016/j.energy.2020.118910

Lee, Chia Chun; Tran, Manh Vu; Choo, Cheng Wai; Tan, Chee Pin; Chiew, Yeong Shiong; , 2020, Evaluation of air quality in Sunway City, Selangor, Malaysia from a mobile monitoring campaign using air pollution micro-sensors, Environmental Pollution, Volume: 265, Issue Number: 02697491, 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115058

Scribano, Gianfranco; Tran, Manh Vu; , 2020, Numerical investigation of a confined diffusion flame in a swirl burner, European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids, (1-10), Volume: 82, Issue Number: 09977546, 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2020.02.007

Chong, Cheng Tung; Chiong, Meng Choung; Teyo, Zhe Yong; Ng, Jo Han; Chong, William Woei Fong; Tran, Manh Vu; Lam, Su Shiung; Valera-Medina, Agustin; , 2020, Pool Fire Burning Characteristics of Biodiesel, Fire Technology, (1703-1724), Volume: 56, Issue Number: 00152684, 10.1007/s10694-020-00949-3

Nurmukan, Dastan; Chen, Timothy Jie Ming; Hung, Yew Mun; Ismadi, Mohd Zulhilmi; Chong, Cheng Tung; Tran, Manh Vu; , 2020, Enhancement of biogas/air combustion by hydrogen addition at elevated temperatures, International Journal of Energy Research, (1519-1534), Volume: 44, Issue Number: 0363907X, 10.1002/er.4912

Lee, Chia Chun; Tran, Manh Vu; Scribano, Gianfranco; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ooi, Jong Boon; Cong, Huynh Thanh; , 2019, Numerical Study of NO<inf>x</inf> and Soot Formations in Hydrocarbon Diffusion Flames, Energy and Fuels, (12839-12851), Volume: 33, Issue Number: 08870624, 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b03282

Ooi, Jong Boon; Yap, Jinng Hui; Tran, Manh Vu; Leong, Jeffrey Chin Kong; , 2019, Experimental Investigation on the Droplet Burning Behavior of Diesel-Palm Biodiesel Blends, Energy and Fuels, (11804-11811), Volume: 33, Issue Number: 08870624, 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02259

Tran, Manh Vu; Scribano, Gianfranco; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ng, Jo Han; Ho, Thinh X.; , 2019, Numerical and experimental study of the influence of CO<inf>2</inf> dilution on burning characteristics of syngas/air flame, Journal of the Energy Institute, (1379-1387), Volume: 92, Issue Number: 17439671, 10.1016/j.joei.2018.09.004

Samiran, Nor Afzanizam; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ng, Jo Han; Tran, Manh Vu; Ong, Hwai Chyuan; Valera-Medina, Agustin; Chong, William Woei Fong; Mohd Jaafar, Mohammad Nazri; , 2019, Experimental and numerical studies on the premixed syngas swirl flames in a model combustor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (24126-24139), Volume: 44, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.07.158

Chiong, Meng Choung; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ng, Jo Han; Tran, Manh Vu; Lam, Su Shiung; Valera-Medina, Agustin; Mohd Jaafar, Mohammad Nazri; , 2019, Combustion and emission performances of coconut, palm and soybean methyl esters under reacting spray flame conditions, Journal of the Energy Institute, (1034-1044), Volume: 92, Issue Number: 17439671, 10.1016/j.joei.2018.07.003

Chong, Cheng Tung; Chiong, Meng Choung; Ng, Jo Han; Lim, Mooktzeng; Tran, Manh Vu; Valera-Medina, Agustin; Chong, William Woei Fong; , 2019, Oxygenated sunflower biodiesel: Spectroscopic and emissions quantification under reacting swirl spray conditions, Energy, (804-813), Volume: 178, Issue Number: 03605442, 10.1016/j.energy.2019.04.201

Chiong, Meng Choung; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ng, Jo Han; Lam, Su Shiung; Tran, Manh Vu; Chong, William Woei Fong; Mohd Jaafar, Mohammad Nazri; Valera-Medina, Agustin; , 2018, Liquid biofuels production and emissions performance in gas turbines: A review, Energy Conversion and Management, (640-658), Volume: 173, Issue Number: 01968904, 10.1016/j.enconman.2018.07.082

Tran, Manh Vu; Scribano, Gianfranco; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ho, Thinh X.; Huynh, Thanh Cong; , 2018, Experimental and numerical investigation of explosive behavior of syngas/air mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (8152-8160), Volume: 43, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.077

Tran, Manh Vu; Scribano, Gianfranco; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ho, Thinh X.; , 2017, Influence of hydrocarbon additions and dilutions on explosion behavior of syngas/air mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (27416-27427), Volume: 42, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.09.046

Tran, Manh Vu; Cha, Min Suk; , 2017, Time evolution of propagating nonpremixed flames in a counterflow, annular slot burner under AC electric fields, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, (1421-1430), Volume: 36, Issue Number: 15407489, 10.1016/j.proci.2016.05.008

Tran, Manh Vu; Cha, Min Suk; , 2016, Propagating nonpremixed edge-flames in a counterflow, annular slot burner under DC electric fields, Combustion and Flame, (114-122), Volume: 173, Issue Number: 00102180, 10.1016/j.combustflame.2016.08.012

Tran, Manh Vu; Cha, Min Suk; , 2015, Correction of edge-flame propagation speed in a counterflow, annular slot burner, Combustion and Flame, (4671-4672), Volume: 162, Issue Number: 00102180, 10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.09.011

Vu, Tran Manh; Cha, Min Suk; Lee, Byeong Jun; Chung, Suk Ho; , 2015, Tip opening of premixed bunsen flames: Extinction with negative stretch and local Karlovitz number, Combustion and Flame, (1614-1621), Volume: 162, Issue Number: 00102180, 10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.11.022

Vu, Tran Manh; Won, Sang Hee; Ombrello, Timothy; Cha, Min Suk; , 2014, Stability enhancement of ozone-assisted laminar premixed Bunsen flames in nitrogen co-flow, Combustion and Flame, (917-926), Volume: 161, Issue Number: 00102180, 10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.09.023

Ha, Ji Soo; Park, Jeong; Vu, Tran Manh; Kwon, Oh Boong; Yun, Jin Han; Keel, Sang In; , 2011, Effect of flame stretch in downstream Interaction between premixed syngas-air flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (13181-13193), Volume: 36, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.07.042

Vu, Tran Manh; Song, Won Sik; Park, Jeong; Bae, Dae Seok; You, Hyun Seok; , 2011, Measurements of propagation speeds and flame instabilities in biomass derived gas-air premixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (12058-12067), Volume: 36, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.06.082

Vu, Tran Manh; Park, Jeong; Kim, Jeong Soo; Kwon, Oh Boong; Yun, Jin Han; Keel, Sang In; , 2011, Experimental study on cellular instabilities in hydrocarbon/hydrogen/carbon monoxide-air premixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (6914-6924), Volume: 36, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.02.085

Vu, Tran Mann; Song, Won Sik; Park, Jeong; Kwon, Oh Boong; Bae, Dae Seok; Yun, Jin Han; Keel, Sang In; , 2011, Effects of hydrocarbon addition on cellular instabilities in expanding syngas-air spherical premixed flames, Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B, (179-188), Volume: 35, Issue Number: 12264881, 10.3795/KSME-B.2011.35.2.179

Vu, Tran Manh; Park, Jeong; Kwon, Oh Boong; Bae, Dae Seok; Yun, Jin Han; Keel, Sang In; , 2010, Effects of diluents on cellular instabilities in outwardly propagating spherical syngas-air premixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (3868-3880), Volume: 35, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.01.091

Kim, Jeong Soo; Park, Jeong; Bae, Dae Seok; Vu, Tran Manh; Ha, Ji Soo; Kim, Tae Kwon; , 2010, A study on methane-air premixed flames interacting with syngas-air premixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (1390-1400), Volume: 35, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.11.078

Vu, Tran Manh; Park, Jeong; Kwon, Oh Boong; Kim, Jeong Soo; , 2009, Effects of hydrocarbon addition on cellular instabilities in expanding syngas-air spherical premixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (6961-6969), Volume: 34, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.06.067

Park, Jeong; Lee, Do Hyung; Yoon, Sung Hwan; Vu, Tran Manh; Yun, Jin Han; Keel, Sang In; , 2009, Effects of Lewis number and preferential diffusion on flame characteristics in 80%H<inf>2</inf>/20%CO syngas counterflow diffusion flames diluted with He and Ar, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (1578-1584), Volume: 34, Issue Number: 03603199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2008.11.087

Book

Vu, Tran Manh; Park, Jeong; Kim, Jeong Soo; Kwon, Oh Boong; Yun, Jin Han; Keel, Sang In; , 2011, Experimental study in H<inf>2</inf>/CO/CH<inf>4</inf>-air and H <inf>2</inf>/CO/C<inf>3</inf>H<inf>8</inf>-air premixed flames. Part 2: Cellular instabilities, Materials Science Forum, (71-76), Volume: 673, Issue Number: 02555476, 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.673.71

Vu, Tran Manh; Park, Jeong; Kim, Jeong Soo; Kwon, Oh Boong; Yun, Jin Han; Keel, Sang In; , 2011, Experimental study in H<inf>2</inf>/CO/CH4-air and H<inf>2</inf>/CO/C <inf>3</inf>H<inf>8</inf>/sub&gt;-air premixed flames. Part 1: Laminar burning velocities and Markstein lengths, Materials Science Forum, (65-70), Volume: 673, Issue Number: 02555476, 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.673.65

Conference

Yap, J. H.; Ooi, J. B.; Tran, M. V.; Jeffrey Chin, K. L.; , 2019, Isolated Droplet Combustion Study of Malaysian Palm Biodiesel-Diesel Blends, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume: 268, Issue Number: 17551307, 10.1088/1755-1315/268/1/012089

Tran, Manh Vu; Scribano, Gianfranco; Chong, Cheng Tung; Ho, Thinh X.; , 2018, Simulation of explosion characteristics of syngas/air mixtures, Energy Procedia, (131-136), Volume: 153, Issue Number: 18766102, 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.10.024

Tran, Manh Vu; Cha, Min Suk; , 2015, Effects of AC electric fields on propagation of nonpremixed edge-flames, ASPACC 2015 - 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84947244463&origin=resultslist

Vu, Tran Manh; Cha, Min Suk; , 2013, Effects of ozone on laminar premixed flames in nitrogen coflow, Proceedings of the 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2013, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84905482226&origin=resultslist

Local grants

  • Sustainable Intelligent Transportation Ecosystem, Tan Chee Pin, Pervaiz K Ahmed, Chiew Yeong Shiong, Suleman Khan, Chong Chun Yong, Susilawati, Md Abdus Samad Kamal, Santha Vaithilingam, Wong Kok Sheik, Teh Pei Lee, Manh-Vu Tran, 2018-2019, Monash University Malaysia, RM 250,000
  • Clean Energy and Portable Water, Soh Ai Kah, Hung Yew Mun, Tan Boon Thong, Manh-Vu Tran, Tan Ming Kwang, Modh Zulhilmi Paiz, Arshad Salema, 2017-, Monash University Malaysia, RM 50,000/year
  • Study on the explosion characteristic of various syngas/air premixed flames, Manh-Vu Tran, 2017-2018, Monash University Malaysia, RM20,000

International grants

  • Biofuels combustion: fundamental characteristics, break-up and atomisation mechanisms in high pressure fuel sprays, Manh-Vu Tran, Damon Honnery, 2018, Monash University, AUD5,000
  • Development a numerical model for transient performances of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) working with hydrogen and natural gas, Thinh X. Ho, Khanh Hieu Ngo, Manh-Vu Tran, 2011-2013, National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (Vietnam), VND747 million

Current supervision

Dastan Nurmukan

Enhancement of combustion and performance characteristics of biofuels

2017

Monash University Malaysia

International Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • Merit Certificate: Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City for outstanding achievement in research - Vietnam National University, 2011
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award - Energy and Power Engineering Division of the KSME, 2010
  • Young Scientist Award - International Symposium on Explosion, Shock Wave and High-energy reaction Phenomena, Seoul, Korea, 2010
  • Excellent Paper Award - Korean Society of Propulsion Engineers Fall Conference, Gyeongju, Korea, 2009
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing - Elsevier, 2018