Research Interests

My research interests have been focused on pore scale modeling of multiphase flow in porous media (CFD), micro-scale thermo-hydro-mechanical coupling simulation of rock (CFD), design and optimization of processes (ASPEN HYSYS), as well as the optimization of compact heat exchangers (CFD, MATLAB)


Selected Publications

  • Single-and multi-objective optimization of a plate-fin heat exchanger with offset strip fins adopting the genetic a...
    Song, R., & Cui, M.*
    Applied Thermal Engineering, 113881, (2019)
  • Molecular simulation on competitive adsorption mechanism of CH4/CO2 on shale kerogen
    Song, R., & Cui, M.*
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11(15), 403, (2018)
  • A correlation for heat transfer and flow friction characteristics of the offset strip fin heat exchanger
    Song, R., Cui, M.*, & Liu, J.
    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 115, 695-705, (2017)
  • Single and multiple objective optimization of a natural gas liquefaction process
    Song, R., Cui, M.*, & Liu, J.
    Energy, 124, 19-28, (2017)
  • Evaluation of prediction models for the physical parameters in natural gas liquefaction processes
    Yuan, Z., Cui, M.*, Song, R., & Xie, Y.
    Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 27, 876-886, (2015)
  • Design and analysis of a small-scale natural gas liquefaction process adopting single nitrogen expansion with carbo...
    Yuan, Z., Cui, M.*, Xie, Y., & Li, C.
    Applied Thermal Engineering, 64(1), 139-146, (2014)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China, 2016
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts, English (Double degree), Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China, 2011



Professional Profile

  • 2016- Now, Assistant research fellow/ Managing editor of Petroleum, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China

Awards

  • Excellent editor for science-technology journal of Sichuan Province, China, 2019
  • Presidential scholarship of Southwest Petroleum University, China, 2016
  • Outstanding PhD graduate of Southwest Petroleum University, China, 2016
  • National scholarship for postgraduate students, China, 2014

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)