Honors & Awards


  • Distinguished paper, 37th International Symposium on Combustion, The Combustion Institute (2019)
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, American Society for Engineering Education (2016)

Education & Certifications


  • M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (2016)
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Aerospace Engineering (2014)

All Publications


  • Demonstration of non-absorbing interference rejection using wavelength modulation spectroscopy in high-pressure shock tubes APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS Wei, W., Peng, W., Wang, Y., Choudhary, R., Wang, S., Shao, J., Hanson, R. K. 2019; 125 (1)
  • Single-ended mid-infrared laser-absorption sensor for time-resolved measurements of water concentration and temperature within the annulus of a rotating detonation engine PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE Peng, W., Cassady, S. J., Strand, C. L., Goldenstein, C. S., Spearrin, R., Brophy, C. M., Jeffries, J. B., Hanson, R. K. 2019; 37 (2): 1435–43
  • Temperature-dependent line parameter study of acetylene transitions near 3 mu m JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER Cassady, S. J., Peng, W., Hanson, R. K. 2018; 221: 172–82
  • Influence of the velocity field on scalar transport in gaseous transverse jets JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Gevorkyan, L., Shoji, T., Peng, W. Y., Karagozian, A. R. 2018; 834: 173–219
  • Mid-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy of NO2 at elevated temperatures JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER Sur, R., Peng, W. Y., Strand, C., Spearrin, R. M., Jeffries, J. B., Hanson, R. K., Bekal, A., Haider, P., Poonacha, S. P., Vartak, S., Sridharan, A. K. 2017; 187: 364-374
  • Single-ended mid-infrared laser-absorption sensor for simultaneous in situ measurements of H2O, CO2, CO, and temperature in combustion flows APPLIED OPTICS Peng, W. Y., Goldenstein, C. S., Spearrin, M., Jeffries, J. B., Hanson, R. K. 2016; 55 (33): 9347-9359
  • High-sensitivity in situ QCLAS-based ammonia concentration sensor for high-temperature applications APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS Peng, W. Y., Sur, R., Strand, C. L., Spearrin, R. M., Jeffries, J. B., Hanson, R. K. 2016; 122 (7)
  • Line intensities and temperature-dependent line broadening coefficients of Q-branch transitions in the v(2) band of ammonia near 10.4 mu m JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER Sur, R., Spearrin, R. M., Peng, W. Y., Strand, C. L., Jeffries, J. B., Enns, G. M., Hanson, R. K. 2016; 175: 90-99