Ph.D. McGill University
M.Sc. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
B.Eng. McGill University
Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 460 Map
john.lee [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Combustion and Shock Wave Physics: Combustion is an amalgam of thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and fluid dynamics and deals with the conversion of chemical to thermal energy by oxidation of fuels. Shock wave physics investigates the thermodynamics of the adiabatically compressed shocked state and the dynamics of the non-steady shock propagation. These research topics find extensive practical applications in energy conversion and propulsion systems.
Current Research Projects
- Current projects are mainly in the study of the fundamental propagation mechanisms of detonation.
- High-speed deflagration waves.
- Manifestation of the non-linear interactions between chemical kinetics, turbulence and shock waves.
- Projects all involve experimental, analytical, as well as numerical simulations.
Most Significant Publication
- The Detonation Phenomenon" published by Cambridge University Press (2008).