Dr Changho Yang


Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Changho Yang

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Basic Thermodynamics
  • Simulation of thermal systems
  • Thermo-fluids
  • Automotive Power Engineering


Dr Changho Yang supervised a number of MSc students to completion. Currently supervising 3 PhD students in the areas of Soot formation and CFD/1D simulation on gasoline direct injection production engines, APC Dynamo project with multiple industrial partners and universities.


Dr Yang’s research work has steadily focussed on experimental and numerical modelling activities for combustion and emissions reduction in both gasoline and diesel engines. His agenda at OBU concentrates mostly on Particulate Matter mechanisms and engine-out emissions in modern GDI engines. Particularly, 0D/1D simulation modelling work on GT-power/Ricardo Wave has been intensively studied for the combustion optimisation and engine calibration factors. 

Research group membership

Dr Yang has joined in a prospering research group, which works in collaboration with Ford Motor Company and CD-Adapco/Siemens for the optimisation of combustion and soot modelling capabilities since he left UWE, Bristol in 2015. 

Dr Yang has also shown his research interests in LTC (Low Temperature Combustion and control) and Advanced Hybrid powertrain systems with Waste thermal energy recovery systems and Hydrogen fuelled powertrain systems.

Research grants and awards

  • APC6 DynAMO (Co-investigator) – Dynamic Analysis Modelling and Optimisation of GDI enginesR&D project co-sponsored by the Advanced Propulsion Centre – APC6 Call. In collaboration with Ford Motor Company (Project Lead), Loughborough University, Bath University, Siemens CDA, Hartree Centre, Cambustion, DE&TC. Total project value: £22M; Project value for Oxford Brookes: £1.35M.
  • KTP project (Academic supervisor, UWE, Bristol) – Recycled fuel (Biocrude Oil) by waste plastic by fast Pyrolysis technique for Biomass and its application to generate substantial electricity by a diesel commercial engines. This project is funded by innovate UK with Recycled Technology for Knowledge Transfer Program.

Research projects

  • 0D/1D simulation modelling (Ricardo Wave) of combustion, emissions and calibration factors in GDI Engines, in collaboration with Ford Motor Company.
  • LTC (Low Temperature combustion) and control strategies using 1D simulation model on GT-power.
  • Hybrid Powertrain systems using waste thermal energy and organic Rankine cycle with a variety of working Hydrogen fuelled powertrain systems.



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • HEA, FHEA (Fellow of Higher Education Academy)
  • IMechE, MIMechE (Member of IMechE & Chartered engineer)
  • KSAE, Editorial board member (Korean Society of Automotive Engineering)
  • KSEAUK, Leader of Mech. Engineering (Kor. Scientists & Engineers A.)
  • Former powertrain development/calibration engineer in JLR, FORD, Delphi