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Aug. 20, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Zhang on successfully winning the hosting right for the 16th International Conference on Combustion and Energy Utilization ( ICCEU) in Hong Kong!

Aug. 21, 2023

Dr. Zhang was invited by Prof. Zhenyu Zhang in Beijing Institute of Technology to deliver a talk entitled "Eulerian-Lagrangian Simulation of Dual-Fuel Spray Impingement and Combustion".


Dr. Zhang gave an impressive presentation and Q&A to more than 200 attendees online and onsite.

Aug. 19, 2023

Dr. Zhang was invited as Session Chiarman of the 15th International Conference on Combustion and Energy Utilization ( ICCEU).


Yicheng Chi and Tao Yang attended the conference and presented their studies entitled "Regime Nomogram of Dynamic Modes in Triple Flickering Flames" and "Dynamical Behaviors of Small-scale
Flickering Buoyant Diffusion Flames in Externally Swirling Flows", respectively.

Hong Kong
Jul. 23, 2023

We are glad to invite Dr. Lu Tian and Dr. Bijie Yang from the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University to deliver two Aerospace@CityU seminars about Ammonia and unsteady flow.

Dr. Tian  delivered a talk entitled "Ammonia as a Fuel? The Impact of Ammonia Substitutions on NOx and Soot Formation" and Dr. Yang gave a presentation of "Unsteady Flow: From System to Component Level".

Hong Kong
Jul. 4, 2023

We warmly welcomed the delegation of specialists from Academy of Aerospace Liquid Propulsion Technology to MNE@CityU.

Dr. Zhang hosted the visit and delivered a talk entitled "Towards Quantiatively Predictive Multiphase Combustion Simulation".

Jun. 29, 2023

Dr. Zhang was invited to give a talk entitled "Torsional PES Reconstruction and Metric-Based Assessment for Calculating Partition Functions by the MS-T Methods" in the 12th International Conference of Chemical Kinetics (12th ICCK).

Hong Kong
Jan. 31, 2023

We are glad to invite Dr. Mota to deliver an Aerospace@CityU seminar about hypergolic green propellants for aerospace propulsion. After the seminar, we had an in-depth discussion on hypergolic ignition by droplet collisions and future collaboration. A dinner was hosted to welcome Dr. Mota’s visiting.

Best Paper Award

T. Yang and P. Zhang*, Flickering Buoyant Diffusion Flames in Rotatory Flows, the Best Paper in Laminar Flame Colloquium of China National Symposium on Combustion, Shanghai, China, December 9-11, 2022.

Newly Accepted Papers

A paper has been recently accepted by Combustion and Flame: Dynamical Mode Recognition of Triple Flickering Buoyant Diffusion Flames in Wasserstein Space. Please refer to the preprint version.

A paper has been recently published by The Journal of Physical Chemistry A: A Metric-based Assessment Method for MS-T Formalism with Small Subsets of Torsional Conformers. Please refer to the online version.

These two papers on different topics use the same mathematical concept of metric (distance function), one defined in a probability space and the other in a high-dimensional space of dihedral angles of molecules. 

Best Paper Award

C. He, L. Yue, and P. Zhang*, A Computational Study of Spinning Effects on Separation of Colliding Droplets, the Best Paper in Spray and Droplet Combustion Colloquium of China National Symposium on Combustion, Dalian, China, January 14-16, 2022.

Best Paper Award

C. He and P. Zhang*, A Computational Study of Spinning Effects on Bouncing and Coalescence of Head on Colliding Droplets, ILASS (Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems)-Asia,
Zhengjiang, China, Oct. 2020.

ASPCC Young Investigator Award

T. Yang, X. Xia, and P. Zhang*, Flickering Mode Transition of Dual Pool Flames, 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion 2019, Fukuoka, 1-5 July.

Hong Kong
Aug. 05, 2022

Congratulations to Yicheng Chi on successfully defending his thesis and receiving a PhD degree! Well done, Dr. Chi!


Hong Kong
Aug. 24, 2017

A delegation of professors from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences visited us. Dr. Xia (right) and Mr. Yang (left) hosted a dinner to the delegation after Prof. Yongliang Yu delivered a departmental seminar entitled "The Propulsion of Flying and Swimming Animals".


Aug. 17, 2017

Dr. Zhang received a Guest Professorship from State Key Laboratory of High-temperature Gas Dynamics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and delivered an invited talk entitled "Hypergolic Ignition by Binary Collision of TMEDA and WFNA Droplets"


Aug. 15, 2017

Dr. Zhang delivered an invited talk entitled "Towards High-level Theoretical Chemical Kinetics of Large-molecule Fuel Combustion" in the Shock Wave Colloquium of Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CCTAM-2017).

Dr. Xia presented a paper entitled "Vortex-ring-induced internal mixing within coalesced droplets" in CCTAM-2017.


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