Department of Engineering / Profiles / Mr Nguyen Anh Khoa Doan

Department of Engineering

Mr Nguyen Anh Khoa Doan


Nguyen Anh Khoa Doan

Research Student

Academic Division: Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery

Research group: Energy

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32681


Research interests

Turbulence; Turbulence Modelling; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Combustion; Turbulent Combustion Modelling; MILD Combustion; Multiscale Analysis

Research projects

Direct Numerical Simulation of MILD Combustion

Multiscale Analysis of Flame-Turbulence Interaction

Teaching activity

Demonstrator for Hydraulic Labs Experiments (pipe flow, gas engine)


N. Anh Khoa Doan is a PhD Candidate in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof. Swaminathan. He holds the Qualcomm European Research Studentship and is an Honorary Cambridge Trust Scholar. Anh Khoa's current research interest covers the simulation and modeling of turbulent reacting flows using HPC. His present work focuses on studying flame-turbulence interactions and performing numerical simulations for MILD combustion.

Anh Khoa holds a M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a Diplôme d'ingénieur from the ISAE-SUPAERO and a M.Res. from the Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier). During his Master studies, his projects covered various topics such as the aero-structural optimization of wings (at Airbus Group Innovation), the development of symplectic method for Lagrangian systems (at ISAE-SUPAERO) and the study of discontinous Galerkin method for Burger's equation (at Université Libre de Bruxelles).

Journal Publications

  • Z. X. Chen, N. A. K. Doan, X. J. Lv, N. Swaminathan, G. Ceriello, G. Sorrentino & A. Cavaliere. A numerical study of a cyclonic combustor under MILD conditions using non-adiabatic tabulated chemistry. Energy & Fuels (2018) (accepted for publication)
  • N. A. K. Doan & N. Swaminathan. Role of chemically active radicals on MILD combustion inception. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2018). (Accepted for presentation - under review for publication)
  • Z. X. Chen, N. A. K. Doan, S. Ruan, I. Langella & N. Swaminathan. A priori investigation of subgrid correlation of mixture fraction and progress variable in partially premixed flames. Combustion Theory and Modelling (2018).
  • I. Langella, N. A. K. Doan, N. Swaminathan & S. B. Pope. Study of subgrid scale velocity models for reacting and nonreacting flows. Physical Review Fluids, 3, 054602 (2018).
  • G. Ghiasi, N. A. K. Doan, N. Swaminathan, B. Yenerdag, Y. Minamoto & M. Tanahashi. Assessment of SGS closure for isochoric combustion of hydrogen-air mixture. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43, 8105-8115 (2018).
  • N. A. K. Doan, N. Swaminathan & Y. Minamoto. DNS of MILD Combustion with mixture fraction variations. Combustion and Flame, 189, 173-189 (2018).
  • N. A. K. Doan, N. Swaminathan & N. Chakraborty. Multiscale analysis of turbulence-flame interaction in premixed flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36, 1929-1935 (2017).  doi:10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.111
  • Z. Chen, V. M. Reddy, S. Ruan, N. A. K. Doan, W. L. Robert & N. Swaminathan. Simulation of MILD combustion using Perfectly Stirred Reactor model. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36, 4279-2486 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.proci.2016.06.007