Bạch Quang Vũ

Assistant Researcher
Sustainable Aviation Fuels

  • Phone: (808) 956-5397
  • Fax: (808) 956-2336
  • Email: qvbach@hawaii.edu
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Dr. Bach earned his PhD at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2015. He worked in Taiwan and Korea before joining the Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) in March 2019.

His research focuses on both experimental and modelling studies on thermochemical conversions of biomass for energy and fuel applications. At HNEI, he is working on the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production project funded by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT).

Sustainable aviation fuel production & utilization
Biomass/waste to energy and fuels
Biofuels production and characterization
Bioenergy process and system modelling

2015 – Philosophiae Doctor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
2009 – Master of Engineering, SungKyunKwan University, Korea
2006 – Bachelor of Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam


Johnson RL, K Castillo, C Castillo, Q-V Bach, C Hihara, L Wang, Ø Skreiberg, and SQ Turn. Biocarbon Production via Plasticized Biochar: Role of Feedstock, Water Content, Catalysts, and Reaction Time.
Energy & Fuels 2023, 37, 15808–15821.

Bach Q-V, J Fu, S Turn. Construction and Demolition Waste-Derived Feedstock: Fuel Characterization of a Potential Resource for Sustainable Aviation Fuels Production.
Frontiers in Energy Research 2021, 9, 738.

Bach Q-V, Nguyen DD, Lee CJ. Effect of Torrefaction on Steam Gasification of Biomass in Dual Fluidized Bed Reactor – A Process Simulation Study.
BioEnergy Research 2019, 12, 1042-1051.

Bach Q-V, Chen W-H, Eng CF, Wang CW, Liang KC, Kuo JY. Pyrolysis characteristics and non-isothermal torrefaction kinetics of industrial solid wastes.
Fuel 2019, 251, 118-125.

Bach Q-V, Gye HR, Song D, Lee CJ. High quality product gas from biomass steam gasification combined with torrefaction and carbon dioxide capture processes.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2019, 44, 14387-14394.

Gye H-R, Seo S-K, Bach Q-V, Ha D, Lee C-J. Quantitative risk assessment of an urban hydrogen refueling station.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2019, 44, 1288-1298.

Skreiberg Ø, Wang L, Bach Q-V, Grønli M. Carbonization pressure influence on fixed carbon yield.
Chemical Engineering Transactions 2018, 65, 7-12.

Bach Q-V, Gye HR, Lee CJ. Process modeling for steam biomass gasification in a dual fluidized bed
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 2018, 44, 343-348.