Bang-Shiuh Chen

Post-doc Associate


I got my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan where I am from. Before joining LAE, I studied Aeronautical Engineering Ph.D. at Purdue University. I enjoy teaching and mentoring students in research and programming. In my free time, I enjoy playing chess, hiking, learning languages, and cooking meals for my friends.



I am interested in modeling reacting flows and combustion with multiple physics. My Ph.D. research focused on investigating complicated mechanisms of plasma/electric field-assisted combustion with numerical simulation. I have been contributing to the open-source code, Cantera, by implementing the ion and plasma models. My research at MIT focuses on modeling the combustor of commercial aircraft jet engines for predicting the emission of different pollutants such as NOx and soot.



  • Benchmarking a combustion reaction mechanism against experimental data using 0D and 1D simulation.
  • Solving an idealized reacting flow with multiple physics.
  • Implementing new features to an open-source code collaboratively.



  • B.-S. Chen, A. L. Garner, and S. P. M. Bane. “Simulation of flame speed enhancement of a hydrocarbon flame with a microwave field.” Combustion and Flame 207 (2019): 250-264.
  • A. L. Garner, S. P. M. Bane, A. J. Fairbanks, B.-S. Chen, and R. S. Brayfield II. “Using Electrode Geometry and Electric Pulse Parameters to Control Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Formation.” IEEE Pulsed Power & Plasma Science Conference, Austin, TX, June (2015).