Khang Tran

PhD student

Khang graduated from the University of Portland, where he took part in a research project to investigate a new type of natural gas centrifugal compressor to achieve near isothermal compression. Within that research team, he helped design and build a data acquisition system, as well as multiple pressure vessel prototypes for testing purposes. Currently, Khang is continuing the research effort for a major U.S. energy company—a project the lab has been working on prior to his arrival. Outside of research, Khang enjoys hiking, camping, weightlifting, as well as adrenaline-rush activities such as skydiving and bungee-jumping.

Khang is co-advised by Prof. Christopher Hagen in the Energy Systems Lab.

MS thesis: Development and Application of a Reduced Chemical Kinetics Model for Low-Speed Pre-Ignition Investigation


Predicting fuel low-temperature combustion performance using Fourier-transform infrared absorption spectra of neat hydrocarbons

Conference Papers