Dr ZHANG Huangwei
Assistant Professor

Office: EA-05-22
Email: mpezhu@nus.edu.sg

Contact: +65-6516-2557

Homepage: https://blog.nus.edu.sg/huangwei/

Dr Zhang Huangwei received his Bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics and Master’s degree in fluid mechanics in 2007 and 2009, respectively from the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Beihang University (BUAA). He worked as a full-time research associate in the State Key Laboratory of Turbulence and Complex Systems, Peking University from 2009 to 2011. He obtained his PhD degree in energy and combustion from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge (Cantab) in 2015. He then stayed on in the University of Cambridge to take up a postdoctoral research associate position on pulverized coal combustion. Dr Zhang’s research fields are combustion and reacting flows, turbulent combustion modelling, multiphase combustion, near-limit flame dynamics, high performance computing of reacting flows and parallel algorithm development. He was awarded the Professor Qingzhi He Memorial Scholarship, Professor Allen T Chwang Fluid Mechanics Scholarship, Excellent Graduate Student of Beijing City, Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship, Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards, and received the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Centre for Turbulence Research (CTR) at Stanford University. He was also selected by the UK Pilot Centre for European Research Community On Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (ERCOFTAC) as a finalist for the Osborne Reynolds Research Student Award due to the excellence of his PhD research. He is the reviewers for the journals of Combustion and Flame, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Combustion Science and Technology, Fuel, Energy & Fuels, Microgravity Science and Technology, etc.

- Ph.D. in Energy and Combustion, University of Cambridge (Cantab), 2015
- M.E. in Fluid Mechanics, Beihang University (BUAA), 2009
- B.E. in Engineering Mechanics, Beihang University (BUAA), 2007

===Previous Employment===
- Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2015-2017. (Supervisor: Prof. Epaminondas Mastorakos)
- Research Associate, PKU Combustion Lab, College of Engineering, Peking University, 2009-2011. (Advisor: Prof. Zheng Chen)

Research Interests
1) Combustion theory and modelling
2) Turbulent combustion modelling
3) Multiphase combustion
4) Turbulent fire modelling
5) High performance computing of reacting flows and parallel algorithm development

Selected Publications
1, Huangwei Zhang*, Zheng Chen, Bifurcation and Extinction Limit of Stretched Premixed Flames with Chain-branching Intermediate Kinetics and Radiative loss. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2017, Under review.
2, Huangwei Zhang*, Epaminondas Mastorakos, Modelling Local Extinction in Sydney Swirling Non-premixed Flames with LES/CMC. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 36 (2017) 1669–1676.
3, Huangwei Zhang*, Epaminondas Mastorakos, Prediction of The Global Extinction Conditions and Dynamics in Swirling Non-premixed Flames Using LES/CMC Modelling. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 96(2016) 863–889.
4, Huangwei Zhang*, Andrew Garmory, Davide E. Cavaliere, Epaminondas Mastorakos, Large Eddy Simulation/Conditional Moment Closure Modeling of Swirl-stabilized Non-premixed Flames with Local Extinction. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35 (2015) 1167-1174.
5, Bin Bai, Zheng Chen*, Huangwei Zhang, Shiyi Chen, Flame Propagation in A Tube with Wall Quenching of Radicals. Combustion and Flame, 160 (2013) 2810-2819.
6, Huangwei Zhang*, Zheng Chen, Effects of Heat Conduction and Radical Quenching on Premixed Stagnation Flame Stabilized by A Wall. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 17 (2013) 682-706.
7, Huangwei Zhang, Peng Guo, Zheng Chen*, Critical Condition for the Ignition of Reactant Mixtures by Radical Deposition. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 (2013) 3267-3275.
8, Huangwei Zhang, Peng Guo, Zheng Chen*, Outwardly Propagating Spherical Flames with Thermally Sensitive Intermediate Kinetics and Radiative Loss. Combustion Science and Technology, 185 (2013) 226-248.
9, Huangwei Zhang*, Peng Guo, Zheng Chen, Studies on the Mechanism of Radical Ignition of Premixed Gas. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics, 33(2012) 2219-2222. (in Chinese)
10, Huangwei Zhang, Zheng Chen*, Spherical Flame Initiation and Propagation with Thermally Sensitive Intermediate Kinetics. Combustion and Flame, 158 (2011) 1520-1531.
11, Huangwei Zhang*, Zheng Chen, Effects of Lewis Numbers of Fuel and Radical on the Ignition of Premixed Gases. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics, 32(2011) 1249-1252. (in Chinese)

***PhD Thesis***:
Huangwei Zhang, Extinction in Turbulent Swirling Non-premixed Flames, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2015. Available at Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository: Link.