Dr.  Sui Wan

Dr. Sui Wan

  • Hermann-von-Helmholtz- Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen


Laser diagnostics for reactive flow
Modelling and simulation of heterogeneous reactions
  • Deactivation of NO reduction by CO
  • NOx storage/reduction catalyst
  • Diffusion-controlled HCHO oxidation on Pt
  • Wall radical quenching in microscale combustion


Education / Degrees

2014-2017      Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN
Dissertation: “Wall chemical effect on low temperature oxidation in weak flame”
2012-2014      M.A., Mechanical Engineering
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN
Thesis: “Investigation of chemical quenching mechanism in low temperature oxidation based on PLIF measurement”
2008-2012     B.A., Power and Mechanical Engineering
Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, CHINA
Thesis: “Characteristics of rice husk pyrolysis and gasification"

Work history

Since 02/2018
Research Fellow with Olaf Deutschmann
Head of CATHLEN (Catalysis at high temperature laser environment) laboratory
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT), Karlsruhe, GERMANY

10/2017 – 01/2018 
Research Fellow with Yuji Suzuki
University of Tokyo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo, JAPAN 



2019                Young Investigator Awards, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion

2014-2017       University of Tokyo's School of Engineering (SEUT) Fellowship



S. Wan, K. Keller, P. Lott, A.B. Shirsath, S. Tischer, T. Häber, R. Suntz, O. Deutschmann. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of NO Oxidation on Pt/Al2O3- and NOx Storage on Pt/BaO/Al2O3-Catalysts. Catal. Sci. & Technol. 12 (2022), 4456-4470

K. Keller, S. Wan, M. Borchers, P. Lott, R. Suntz, O. Deutschmann. Treating NOx emission of hydrogen fueled combustion engines by NOx storage and reduction catalysts: A transient kinetic study including PLIF measurements. Proc. Combust. Inst. (2022).

S. Wan, Y. Guo, T. Häber, R. Suntz, O. Deutschmann. Spatially and Temporally Resolved Measurements of NO Adsorption/Desorption over NOx-Storage Catalyst. ChemPhysChem 21 (2020) 2497-2501.

S. Wan, T. Häber, R. Suntz, O. Deutschmann. Investigation of HCHO Catalytic Oxidation over Platinum using Planar Laser-induced Fluorescence. Applied Catalysis B:  Environmental 264 (2020) 118473.

S. Wan, Y. Fan, K. Maruta, Y. Suzuki. Wall Chemical Effect of Metal Surfaces on DME/air Cool Flame in a Micro Flow Reactor. Proc. Combust. Inst., Vol. 37, pp. 5655-5662, (2019).

Y. Fan, W. Lin, S. Wan, Y. Suzuki. Investigation of Wall Chemical Effect Using PLIF Measurement of OH Generated with Pulsed Electric Discharge. Combust. Flame, Vol. 196, pp. 255-264 (2018).