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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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