Alice Chien

Yu-Chien (Alice) Chien

Associate Project Scientist
Director of Lasers, Flames & Aerosols (LFA)
1127 Engineering Gateway
Lab: 1119/1115 Engineering Gateway
(949) 824-8330
(949) 824-6518 Labs

Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697


Chien studies combustion and flame science, multiphase reacting flows, spray and aerosols using optical diagnostics. 

Her research focus includes microgravity combustion control, hydrate flames and gas storage, and atomization and spray diagnostics. The environment of these research activities stretches from standard atmosphere, to high pressure and zero-g.   

Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2014
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 2007
B.E., Aerospace Engineering,Tamkang University, Taiwan, 2005

Microgravity, combustion, flames, emission, gas hydrate, spray and aerosols, optical diagnostics, greenhouse gas mitigation and storage, thermal science, engineering design