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Dr Angiras MENON

PhD Student

Angiras received his BA and MEng degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in June 2016. He joined the Computational Modelling Group in Cambridge in October 2016 as a PhD student under Professor Markus Kraft and moved to Singapore to continue his studies. His research project involved using computational chemistry tools, particularly density functional theory, to study the gas-phase chemistry leading to the formation of soot nanoparticles formed in flames and engines. He is also interested in reaction kinetics, molecular dynamics, and optimisation techniques as applied to combustion and renewable energy.

Read: Eliminating soot formation with multiscale modelling
Read: Angiras contributes to a publication that wins the 2018 Gaydon Award by the British Section of the Combustion Institute
Read: Angiras presents his work at the 2019 Carbon conference

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Leon, Gustavo, Angiras Menon, Laura Pascazio, Eric J. Bringley, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2020. “Kinetic Monte Carlo Statistics of Curvature Integration by HACA Growth and Bay Closure Reactions for PAH Growth in a Counterflow Diffusion Flame.” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, S1540748920304454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2020.06.352.

Martin, Jacob W., Dingyu Hou, Angiras Menon, Laura Pascazio, Jethro Akroyd, Xiaoqing You, and Markus Kraft. 2019. “Reactivity of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Soot Precursors: Implications of Localized π-Radicals on Rim-Based Pentagonal Rings.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123 (43): 26673–82. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07558.

Martin, Jacob W., Angiras Menon, Chung Ting Lao, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2019. “Dynamic Polarity of Curved Aromatic Soot Precursors.” Combustion and Flame 206: 150–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2019.04.046.

Martin, Jacob W., Laura Pascazio, Angiras Menon, Jethro Akroyd, Katharina Kaiser, Fabian Schulz, Mario Commodo, Andrea D’Anna, Leo Gross, and Markus Kraft. 2021. “π-Diradical Aromatic Soot Precursors in Flames.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 143 (31): 12212–19. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c05030.

Menon, Angiras, Jochen A. H. Dreyer, Jacob W. Martin, Jethro Akroyd, John Robertson, and Markus Kraft. 2019. “Optical Band Gap of Cross-Linked, Curved, and Radical Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21 (29): 16240–51. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP02363A.

Menon, Angiras, Gustavo Leon, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2020. “A Density Functional Theory Study on the Kinetics of Seven-Member Ring Formation in Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons.” Combustion and Flame 217: 152–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2020.03.032.

Menon, Angiras, Jacob Martin, Gustavo Leon, Dingyu Hou, Laura Pascazio, Xiaoqing You, and Markus Kraft. 2020. “Reactive Localized π-Radicals on Rim-Based Pentagonal Rings: Properties and Concentration in Flames.” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, S1540748920304740. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2020.07.042.

Menon, Angiras, Jacob W. Martin, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2020. “Reactivity of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Soot Precursors: Kinetics and Equilibria.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 124 (48): 10040–52. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.0c07811.

Pascazio, Laura, Jacob W. Martin, Angiras Menon, Dingyu Hou, Xiaoqing You, and Markus Kraft. 2020. “Aromatic Penta-Linked Hydrocarbons in Soot Nanoparticle Formation.” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, S1540748920306908. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2020.09.029.

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