Yong Ren Tan

Research Student

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Yong Ren has completed his PhD Chemical Engineering in the CoMo group in 2023. His PhD is supported by Fitzwilliam College (Kwok Family-Lee Kuan Yew PhD Scholarship), Trinity College (Trinity-Henry Barlow Scholarship), Cambridge Trust, and Cambridge-CARES Studentship Award.

Yong Ren's PhD research topic is focused on the topic of biofuels and clean energy. In particular, he investigates of the effect of oxygenated fuels in soot formation during combustion. He employs a range of burner systems and experimental methods to help further understanding the influence of different oxygenated functional groups in the formation of carbonaceous materials. Some of the experimental techniques that he used in his studies are colour ratio pyrometry and differential mobility spectrometry.

Prior to his PhD, he has worked in Cambridge CARES Ltd as a Research Engineer, researching on the sooting tendencies of oxygenated fuels. He has two years of industry experience working as a Management Associate in the telecommunications sector. He is also a graduate from Imperial College London and is awarded with a first class honours in BSc Chemistry. He has also received the Imperial College London Departmental Prize for Outstanding Overall BSc Performance.

Research profile

ORCID: 0000-0002-8029-9027

PhD thesis

DOI: 10.17863/CAM.96995

Research Themes

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Contact Details

Address: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
University of Cambridge
West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge CB3 0AS
United Kingdom
Website: Personal Homepage