Prof. Ju’s research interests include energy, combustion, and propulsion in the areas of near limit combustion, microscale combustion, plasma assisted propulsion, alternative fuels, chemical kinetics, multiscale modeling, and functional nano-materials. He has published more than 170 refereed journal articles. He is an ASME Fellow and an associate editor for AIAA Journal, Proceedings of Combustion Institute, and Frontiers in Energy. He has received a number of awards including the Distinguished Paper Award from the International Symposium on Combustion (2011, 2015), the NASA Director’s Certificate of Appreciation award (2011), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2011).