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Dr Shaun Chan

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Advanced Combustion Diagnostics Laboratory

Research Group Activities

 

I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and I have a B.E. and Ph.D. in engineering. I am an active researcher and I have strong expertise in developing advanced optical diagnostic tools for the detailed analysis of different practical combustion...view more

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Advanced Combustion Diagnostics Laboratory

Research Group Activities

 

I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and I have a B.E. and Ph.D. in engineering. I am an active researcher and I have strong expertise in developing advanced optical diagnostic tools for the detailed analysis of different practical combustion systems. I have extensive experience in collaborating with both Australian and international partners on different industrial and end-user focused research. My research team is part of the very active UNSW Engine Research Group and ARC Fire Training Center, and I work closely with Prof. Shawn KookProf Evatt Hawkes and Prof. Guan Yeoh, who are experts in experimental engine research and numerical simulation. A copy of my most recent CV can be accessed here.

Research Interests

  • Renewable energy
  • Combustion
  • Fire/ Fire suppression
  • Soot formation and destruction
  • Laser diagnostics
  • Alternative fuels / biofuels
  • Gas turbines / Engines

I have research positions available for Masters and PhD students, focusing on jet-wall interaction and high temperature and pressure combustion diagnostics (see research activities). These positions are available for international students with GPA, WAM higher than 3.4/4.0, or WAM >80 for Australian residents. Successful students will be joining a dynamic research group, consisting of 30+ members,  PhD students, 7 post-docs and 4 academics. The environment is very friendly and there is a wealth of experience to drawn upon in the group. Students are also encouraged to attend conferences nationally and internationally and collaborate with our research partners in different parts of the world. 

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Scholarships 

UNSW Sydney offers a number of prestigious scholarship schemes to international and domestic research candidates. You can assess your likelihood for admission or scholarship via UNSW-HDR Self Assessment Tool.

In addition, UNSW / Home Country Joint Scholarships are available to students from China, Pakistan and Chille to promote international collaboration. My research group will provide top-up scholarships ($3k per annum) to candidates who are successful in securing UNSW / Home Country Joint Scholarships or other externally funded scholarships.

Qualifications

  • 2011: Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide. Thesis: Development of instantaneous temperature imaging in sooty flames.
  • 2006: Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), The University of Adelaide. First class honours.

Honours and Awards

  • 2012: Recipient of France Australia Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Program Early Career Fellowship.
  • 2011: Recipient of Best Team Player Award: awarded by the Centre of Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide.

My Grants

Highlights:

  • 1 ARENA grant (Totalling 2.5 mil);
  • 1 ARC Training Centre grant (Totalling $6.7mil);
  • 2 CRC-P grants (Totalling $6mil);
  • 4 Australian Research Centre (ARC) grants (Totalling $1.15mil);
  • 1 ARC LIEF grant (Totalling $957k);
  • 2 UNSW Scientia Education Investment Fund grants (Totalling $143k);
  • 2 UNSW Faculty Seeding Fund grants (Totalling $10k);
  • 1 Innovation Connection grant (Totalling $100k);
  • 3 international research contracts (Totalling $127k).
Selected research grants:
 
  • 2019: Australian Combustion Symposium 2019: Shaun Chan - UNSW Faculty of Engineering Conference Sponsorship.
  • 2019-2021: Innovative development of an autonomous intelligent fire protection system (AIFPS): Chun Wang, Guan Yeoh, Cyrille Boyer, Zhongxiao Peng, Shaun Chan - CRC Project Round 6.
  • 2018-2021: Development of an advanced fire retardant for polymers and textiles: Guan Yeoh, Chun Wang, Cyrille Boyer, Vicki Chen, Shaun Chan, Anthony Yuen - CRC Project Round 5.
  • 2018: An analytics-driven tailored learning platform for STEM modules: David Kellermann, Garth Pearce, May Lim, Kate Carruthers, Daniel O’Shea, Shaun Chan - UNSW Scientia Education Investment Fund.
  • 2018: Australian Combustion Summer School 2018: Shaun Chan, Shawn Kook, Evatt Hawkes - UNSW Faculty of Engineering Conference Sponsorship.
  • 2018-2022: Enabling efficient, affordable and robust use of renewable hydrogen in transport and power generation: Michael Brear, Yi Yang, Robert Gordon, Mohsen Talei, Evatt Hawkes, Shawn Kook, Shaun Chan - ARENA project 2018/RND011.
  • 2018: Micro-scale calorimeter: A powerful tool for next-generation fire retardant materials and safety technologies research: Guan Yeoh, Shaun Chan, Anthony Yuen, Chun Wang, Shuying Wu - UNSW MME Collaborative Research Infrastructure Funding.
  • 2018:  Advanced laser beam guiding system for flow and reacting gas diagnostics: Shawn Kook, Guan Yeoh, Shaun Chan - UNSW MME Collaborative Research Infrastructure Funding.
  • 2018: A strategic analysis of risks associated with non-complying building products: Guan Yeoh, Shaun Chan, Anthony Yuen, Jeremy Fewtrell, Greg Buckley, Graham Kingsland, David O’Brien, Morgan Cook, Kim Thai - Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Project Management Plan.
  • 2018: Advanced automatic interactive cone calorimeter for flammability test of novel bio-inspired fire retardant and green materials and durable coatings: Guan Yeoh, Shaun Chan et al. - UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme.
  • 2018: Tackling soot emission issues in a direct-injection petrol engine: Shawn Kook, Shaun Chan et al. - SJTU-UNSW Collaborative Research Fund.
  • 2018: Improved learning through digital resources and hands-on labs in large faculty-level undergraduate courses: Stefan Felder, Shaun Chan, Kristen Splinter, John Vulic, Lorenzo Vigentini - UNSW Scientia Education Investment Fund.
  • 2018-2021: Understanding combustion in gasoline compression ignition conditions: Evatt R. Hawkes, Shawn Kook, Shaun Chan - ARC Discovery DP180103923.
  • 2018: Novel diagnostics capabilities in reacting, particle-laden flows: Assaad Masri, Shawn Kook, Evatt Hawkes, Shaun Chan et al. - ARC LIEF LE180100203.
  • 2018-2020: Advanced combustion diagnostics: Shaun Chan - Wuhan Shuanglian-Xingxin Machinery & Equipment Co. Ltd., China, International Research Contract.
  • 2017-2022: ARC training centre in fire retardant materials and safety technologies: Guan Yeoh, Shaun Chan, et al. - ARC Training Centre IC170100032.
  • 2017: Innovation connections business researcher placement: Shaun Chan, UNSW Combustion and Solar Thermal Group, Airocle - Department of Industry, Innovation and Science ICG000010.
  • 2017: Advanced soot diagnostic tool for frontier combustion research: Shaun Chan, Shawn Kook, Evatt Hawkes, Guan Yeoh - UNSW MME Collaborative Research Infrastructure Funding.
  • 2017:Multi-gas analyser for frontier solar thermal research: Guan Yeoh, Rob Taylor, Shaun Chan, - UNSW MME Collaborative Research Infrastructure Funding.
  • 2017: High-speed engine motoring system for direct automotive industry engagement: Shawn Kook, Shaun Chan, Evatt Hawkes - UNSW MME Collaborative Research Infrastructure Funding.
  • 2017: Gas phase equipment/materials for solar thermochemical experiments: Rob Taylor, Shaun Chan, Evatt Hawkes, Rose Amal, Gavin Conibeer - UNSW MME Collaborative Research Infrastructure Funding.
  • 2017:  Conference sponsorship: Shaun Chan - NSW Department of Industry, Conference Sponsorship Program.
  • 2016-2019: Microwave-generated plasma combustion for in-cylinder soot reduction: Shawn Kook, Evatt R. Hawkes, Shaun Chan, Yuji Ikeda, Srinivas Padala - ARC Linkage LP160101005.
  • 2016-2017: Priming grant: Shaun Chan - Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Global connections priming grant.
  • 2016: Soot modelling for compartment fire: Shaun Chan, Guan Yeoh - Wuhan Shuanglian-Xingxin Machinery & Equipment Co. Ltd., China, International Research Contract.
  • 2016-2017: Numerical and experimental studies on direct injection dual fuel engines: Guenther Carlos Krieger Filho, Flavio Cesar Cunha Galeazzo, Clayton Barcelos Zabeu, Evatt R. Hawkes, Shawn Kook, Shaun Chan, Haiou Wang - SPRINT UNSW-FAPESP15/50328-8.
  • 2015-2017: Microwave-generated plasma ignition: Shawn Kook, Evatt Hawkes, Shaun Chan - Imagineering Japan, International Research Contract.
  • 2015-2017: Flame-wall interaction in diesel engine environments: Evatt Hawkes, Shawn Kook, Shaun Chan - ARC Discovery DP150104395.
  • 2014-2016: Development of engine management systems for turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines with optional natural gas port-injection: Shawn Kook, Evatt Hawkes, Shaun Chan - ARC Linkage LP140100817.
  • 2014-2015: Understanding combustion and soot formation in biodiesel fuelled diesel engines: Shawn Kook, Evatt Hawkes, Shaun Chan - NICOP Grant.
  • 2014: High-pressure optical chamber for thermal energy research: Shaun Chan, Shawn Kook, Evatt Hawkes, Rob Taylor, Peter Rogers, Rose Amal, Jason Scott - UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative.
  • 2014: Understanding combustion in hot oxygen-depleted environments for application in gas turbines: Shaun Chan - UNSW Early Career Researcher Grants Program.
  • 2012: Advanced laser diagnostics in optically accessible diesel engine: Shaun Chan - Australia Academy of Science France-Australia Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Program Early Career Fellowship.

My Research Activities

Committee/Services

  • Australian Combustion Institute (2017-current) webmaster.
  • Australian Combustion Symposium (2019) organizing committee member, lead technical reviewer.
  • Australian Combustion Summer School (2018) organizing committee member.
  • Australian Combustion Symposium and Asia Pacific Conference on Combustion (2017) organizing committee member.
  • Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society outreach committee member (2016).
  • Australian Combustion Symposium technical session chair (2015).
  • Australian Combustion Symposium technical committee member (2013, 2015).
  • Gordon Research Seminar: Laser diagnostics in Combustion Co-chair (2013).
  • Active reviewer for Energies, Fuel, Journal of Optical Society of America A, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Optics Letter, SAE International Journals and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI).

Editorship

  • Guest Editor, Applied Sciences, Special Issues - Progress in Combustion Diagnostics, Science and Technology, Hindawi Publishing Corporation (2019).

Publications

Journals

  1. Chen Q., Chen T.B.Y., Yuen A.C.Y., Wang C., Chan Q.N. and Yeoh G.H., "Investigation of door width towards flame tilting behaviours and combustion species in compartment fire scenarios using large eddy simulation", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 150: 119373, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.119373.
  2. Wang C., Yuen A.C.Y., Chan Q.N., Chen T.B.Y., Yip H.L., Cheung S.C.P., Kook S. and Yeoh G.H., "Numerical study of the comparison of symmetrical and asymmetrical eddy-generation scheme on the fire whirl formulation and evolution", Applied Sciences: Progress in Combustion Diagnostics, Science and Technology, 10:318, 2020. DOI: 10.3390/app10010318.
  3. Wang C., Yuen A.C.Y., Chan Q.N., Chen T.B.Y., Yang W., Cheung S.C.-P. and Yeoh G.H., "Characterising of soot particle size distribution through population balance approach and soot diagnostic techniques for a buoyant non-premixed flame", Journal of the Energy Institute, 93:112-128, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.joei.2019.04.004.
  4. Yip H.L.,  Srna A., Yuen A.C.Y., Kook S., Taylor R.A., Yeoh G.H., Medwell P.R. and Chan Q.N., " A review of hydrogen direct injection for internal combustion engines: Towards carbon-free combustion", Applied Sciences: Progress in Combustion Diagnostics, Science and Technology, 9:4842, 2019. DOI: 10.3390/app9224842.
  5. Liu H., Wang C., Cordeiro I.M.D.C., Yuen A.C.Y., Chen Q., Chan Q.N., Kook S. and G.H. Yeoh, "Critical assessment on operating water droplet sizes for fire sprinkler and water mist systems", Journal of Building Engineering, 28:100999, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100999.
  6. Li D.D., Keogh D.F., Huang K., Chan Q.N., Yuen A.C.Y., Menictas C., Timchenko V. and Yeoh G.H., "Modeling the response of magnetorheological fluid dampers under seismic conditions", Applied Sciences: Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences, 9:4189, 2019. DOI: 10.3390/app9194189.
  7. Wang C., Yuen A.C.Y., Chan Q.N., Chen T.B.Y., Chen Q., Cao R., Yip H.L., Kook S. and Yeoh G.H., "Influence of eddy-generation mechanism on the characteristic of on-source fire whirl", Applied Sciences: Progress in Combustion Diagnostics, Science and Technology, 9: 3989, 2019.  DOI: 10.3390/app9193989.
  8. Gentillon P., Singh S., Lakshman S., Zhang Z., Paduthol A., Ekins-Daukes N.J., Chan Q.N. and Taylor R.A., "A comprehensive characterisation of a novel porous media combustion-based thermophotovoltaic system with controlled emission", Applied Energy, 254:113721, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113721.
  9. Fattah I.M.R., Yip H.L., Jiang Z., Yuen A.C.Y., Yang W., Medwell P.R., Kook S., Yeoh G.H. and Chan Q.N., "Effects of flame-plane wall impingement on diesel combustion and soot processes", Fuel, 225:115726, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.115726.
  10. Yip H.L., Fattah I.M.R., Yuen A.C.Y., Yang W., Medwell, P.R., Kook S., Yeoh G.H. and Chan Q.N., "Flame-wall interaction effects on diesel post-injection combustion and soot formation processes", Energy & Fuels, 33:7759-7769, 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00825.
  11. Si J.-Y., Tawiah B., Sun W.-L., Lin B., Wang C., Yuen A.C.Y., Yu B., Li A., Yang W., Lu H.-D., Chan Q.N. and Yeoh G.H., "Functionalization of MXene nanosheets for polystyrene towards high thermal stability and flame retardant properties", Polymers, 11:976, 2019. DOI: 10.3390/polym11060976.
  12. Dong X., Wang B., Yip H.L. and Chan Q.N., "CO2 emission of electric and gasoline vehicles under various road conditions for China, Japan, Europe and world average-Prediction through year 2040", Applied Sciences: Progress in Combustion Diagnostics, Science and Technology, 9:2295, 2019. DOI: 10.3390/app9112295.
  13. Wang C., Yuen A.C.Y., Chan Q.N., Chen T.B.Y., Yang W., Cheung S.C.-P. and Yeoh G.H., "Sensitivity analysis of key parameters for population balance based soot model for low-speed diffusion flames", Energies, 12:910, 2019. DOI: 10.3390/en12050910.
  14. Chen T.B.Y., Yuen A.C.Y., Yeoh G.H., Yang W. and Chan Q.N., "Fire risk assessment of combustible exterior cladding using a collective numerical database", Fire, 2:11, 2019. DOI: 10.3390/fire2010011.
  15. Yang W., Yuen A.C.Y., Ping P., Wei R.-C., Hua L., Zhu Z., Li A., Zhu S.-E., Wang L.-L., Liang J., Chen T.B.Y., Yu B., Si J.-Y., Lu H.-D., Chan Q.N. and Yeoh G.H., "Pectin-assisted dispersion of exfoliated boron nitride nanosheets for assembled bio-composite aerogels", Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 119:196-205, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.02.003.
  16. Chi T.C., Zhai G., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., "Application of LED-based thermographic phosphorescent technique to diesel combustion chamber walls in a pre-burn type optical constant-volume vessel", Experiments in Fluids 60: 34, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-019-2684-7.
  17. Yuen A.C.Y., Chen T.B.Y., Yang W., Wang C., Li A., Yeoh G.H., Chan Q.N. and Chan M.C., "Natural ventilated smoke control simulation case study using different settings of smoke vents and curtains in a large atrium", Fire, 2:7, 2019. DOI: 10.3390/fire2010007.
  18. Evans M.J., Medwell P.R., Sun Z., Chinnici A., Ye J., Chan Q.N. and Dally B.B., "Downstream evolution of n-heptane/toluene flames in hot and vitiated co-flows", Combustion and Flame 202:78-89, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2019.01.008.
  19. Yang W., Wang N.-N., Ping P., Yuen A.C.Y., Li A., Zhu S.-E., Wang L.-L., Wu J., Chen T.B.Y., Si J.-Y., Rao B.-D., Lu H.-D., Chan Q.N., and Yeoh G.H., "Novel 3D network architectured hybrid aerogel comprising epoxy, graphene, and hydroxylated boron nitride nanosheets", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b15301.
  20. Chen C., Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R. and Yeoh G.H., "Co-combustion characteristics and kinetics of microalgae Chlorella vulgaris and coal through TGA", Combustion Science and Technology, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/00102202.2018.1555820.
  21. Chan Q.N., Fattah I.M.R., Zhai G., Yip H.L., Chen T.B.Y., Yuen A.C.Y., Yang W., Wehrfritz A., Dong X., Kook S. and Yeoh G.H., "Color-ratio pyrometry methods for flame-wall impingement study", Journal of the Energy Institute, 10:40032-40043, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.joei.2018.10.015.
  22. Yuen A.C.Y., Chen T.B.Y., Yeoh G.H., Yang W., Cheung S.C.P., Cook M., Yu B., Chan Q.N. and Yip H.L., "Establishing pyrolysis kinetics for the modelling of the flammability and burning characteristics of solid combustible materials", Journal of Fire Sciences, 36:494-517, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0734904118800907.
  23. Gentillon P., Southcott J., Chan Q.N. and Taylor R.A., "Stable flame limits for optimal radiant performance of porous media reactors for thermophotovoltaic applications using packed beds of alumina", Applied Energy 229:736-744, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.08.048
  24. Li D.D., Gu X., Timchenko V., Chan Q.N., Yuen A.C.Y. and Yeoh G.H., "Study of morphology and optical properties of gold nanoparticle aggregates under different pH conditions", Langmuir 34:10340-10352, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01457
  25. Fattah I.M.R., Ming C., Chan Q.N., Wehrfritz A., Pham P.X., Yang W., Kook S., Medwell P.R., Yeoh G.H., Hawkes E.R. and Masri A.R., "Spray and combustion investigation of post injections under low temperature combustion conditions with biodiesel", Energy & Fuels 32:8727–8742, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00284
  26. Yang W., Yang W.-J., Tawiah B., Zhang Y., Wang L.-L., Zhu S.-E., Chen T.B.Y., Yuen A.C.Y., Yu B., Liu Y.-F., Si J.-Y., Hu E.-Z., Lu H.-D., Hu K.-H., Chan Q.N. and Yeoh G.H., "Synthesis of anhydrous manganese hypophosphite microtubes for simultaneous flame retardant and mechanical enhancement on poly(lactic acid)", Composites Science and Technology 164:44-50, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.05.023
  27. Varna A., Wehrfritz A., Hawkes E.R., Cleary M.J., Lucchini T., D’Errico G., Kook S. and Chan Q.N., "Application of a multiple mapping conditioning mixing model to ECN Spray A", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2018.06.007
  28. Chen T.B.Y., Yuen A.C.Y., Wang C., Yeoh G.H., Timchenko V., Cheung S.C.P., Chan Q.N. and Yang W., "Predicting the fire spread rate of a sloped pine needle board utilizing pyrolysis modelling with detailed gas-phase combustion", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 125:310-322, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.04.093
  29. Yang W., Ping P., Wang L.-L., Chen T.B.Y., Yuen A.C.Y., Zhu S.-E., Wang N.-N., Hu Y.-L., Yang P.-P., Sun C., Zhang C.-Y., Lu H.-D., Chan Q.N. and Yeoh G.H., "Fabrication of fully bio-based aerogels via microcrystalline cellulose and hydroxyapatite nanorods with highly effective flame retardant properties", ACS Applied Nano Materials 1:1921-1931, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b00312
  30. Su H. C., Kook S., Chan Q.N., Hawkes E.R., Le M. K. and Ikeda Y., "A comparison of high-temperature reaction and soot processes of conventional diesel and methyl decanoate", Fuel 226:635-643, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.04.051
  31. Ming C., Fattah I.M.R., Chan Q.N., Pham P.X., Medwell P.R., Kook S., Yeoh G.H., Hawkes E.R. and Masri A.R., "Combustion characterization of waste cooking oil and canola oil based biodiesels under simulated engine conditions", Fuel 224:167-177, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.03.053
  32. Zhu S.-E., Wang L.-L., Chen H., Yang W., Yuen A.C.Y., Chen T., Luo C., Bi W.-M., Hu E.-Z., Zhang J., Si J.-Y., Lu H.-D., Hu K.-H., Chan Q.N. and Yeoh G.H., "Comparative studies on thermal, mechanical, and flame retardant properties of PBT nanocomposites with functionalized amino-carbon nanotubes modified by different oxidation state phosphorus-containing agents", Nanomaterials 8:70, 2018. DOI: 10.3390/nano8020070
  33. Clark L.G., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., “Correlation of spatial and temporal filtering methods for turbulence quantification in spark-ignition direct-injection (SIDI) engine flows”, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 101:161-189. 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10494-018-9892-8
  34. Clark L.G., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., “The effects of fuel-injection timing on in-cylinder flow and combustion performance in a spark-ignition direct-injection (SIDI) engine using high-speed particle image velocimetry (HSPIV)”, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 101:191-218, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10494-017-9887-x
  35. Chen T.B.Y., Yuen A.C.Y., Yeoh G.H., Timchenko V., Cheung S.C.P., Chan Q.N., Yang W. and Lu H., “Numerical study of fire spread using the level-set method with large eddy simulation incorporating detailed chemical kinetics gas-phase combustion model”, Journal of Computational Science 24:8-23, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jocs.2017.10.022
  36. Yuen A.C.Y., Yeoh G.H., Timchenko V., Chen T.B.Y., Chan Q.N., Wang C. and Li D.D., “Comparison of detailed soot formation models for sooty and non-sooty flames in an under-ventilated ISO room”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 115:717-729, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.08.074
  37. Yuen A.C.Y., Yeoh G.H., Timchenko V., Cheung S.C.P., Chan Q.N. and Chen T., “On the influences of key modelling constants of Large Eddy Simulations for large-scale compartment fires predictions”, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics 31:324-337, 2017. DOI: 10.1080/10618562.2017.1357809
  38. Deng S., Mueller M.E., Chan Q.N., Qamar N.H., Dally B.B., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “Hydrodynamic and chemical effects of hydrogen addition on soot evolution in turbulent nonpremixed bluff body ethylene flames”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 36:807-814, 2017.
  39. Le M.K., Zhang Y., Zhang R., Rao L., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., “Effect of jet-jet interactions on soot formation in a small-bore diesel engine”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 36:3559-3566, 2017.
  40. Bolla M., Chishty M.A., Hawkes E.R., Chan Q.N. and Kook S., “Influence of turbulent fluctuations on radiation heat transfer, NO and soot formation under ECN Spray A conditions”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 36:3551-3558, 2017.
  41. Medwell P.R., Evans M., Chan Q.N. and Katta V., "Laminar flame calculations for analysing trends in autoignitive jet flames in a hot and vitiated coflow", Energy & Fuels 30:8680-8690, 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b01264
  42. Chen C., Chen F., Cheng Z., Chan Q.N., Kook S. and Yeoh, G.H., “Emissions characteristics of NOx and SO2 in the combustion of microalgae biomass using a tube furnace”, Journal of the Energy Institute 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.joei.2016.06.003
  43. Wang C., Chan Q.N., Zhang R., Kook S., Hawkes E.R., Yeoh G.H. and Medwell P.R., “Automated determination of size and morphology information from soot transmission electron microscope (TEM) generated images”, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 18:1-15, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-016-3434-x
  44. Wang C., Chan Q.N., Kook S., Hawkes E.R., Lee J. and Medwell P.R., “External irradiation effect on the growth and evolution of in-flame soot species”, Carbon 102:161-171, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.02.039
  45. Kook S., Zhang R., Chan Q.N., Aizawa T., Kondo K., Pickett L.M., Cenker E., Bruneaux G., Andersson Ö., Pagels J.H. and Nordin E.Z., “Automated detection of primary particles from transmission electron microscope (TEM) images of soot aggregates in diesel engine environments”, SAE International Journal of Engines 9. 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2015-01-1991
  46. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R. and Nathan G.J., “Algorithm for soot sheet quantification in a piloted turbulent jet non-premixed natural gas flame”, Experiments in Fluids 55, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-014-1827-0
  47. Chan Q.N., Bao Y. and Kook S., “Effects of injection pressure on the structural transformation of flash-boiling sprays of gasoline and ethanol in a spark-ignition direct-injection (SIDI) engine”, Fuel 130:228-240, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2014.04.015.
  48. Bao Y., Chan Q.N., Kook S. and Hawkes E.R., “Spray penetrations of ethanol, gasoline and iso-octane in an optically accessible spark-ignition direct-injection engine”, SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants 7:1010-1026, 2014. DOI:10.4271/2014-01-9079
  49. Mueller M.E., Chan Q.N., Qamar N.H., Dally B.B., Pitsch H., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “Experimental, and computational study of soot evolution in a turbulent nonpremixed bluff body ethylene flame”, Combustion and Flame 160:1298-1309, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.02.010
  50. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N., Mahmoud S., Dally B.B., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “Temperature measurements in turbulent non-premixed flames by two-line atomic fluorescence”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34:3619-3627, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2012.06.027 
  51. Chan Q.N., "Development of instantaneous temperature imaging in sooty flames", Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW, 145, pp. 89-90, 2012. (LINK)
  52. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Dally B.B., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “New seeding methodology for gas concentration measurements”, Applied Spectroscopy 66:803-809, 2012. DOI: 10.1366/11-06553
  53. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N., Dally B.B., Mahmoud S., Metha G. F., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “Flow seeding with elemental metal species via an optical method”, Applied Physics B 107:665-668, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s00340-012-5065-y
  54. Nathan G.J., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B., Medwell P.R. and Chan Q.N., “Recent advances in the measurement of strongly radiating, turbulent reacting flows”, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 38:41-61, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.pecs.2011.04.001
  55. Qamar N.H., Nathan G.J., Alwahabi Z.T. and Chan Q.N., “Soot sheet dimensions in turbulent nonpremixed flames”, Combustion and Flame 158:2458-2464, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.04.017
  56. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Assessment of interferences to nonlinear two-line atomic fluorescence (NTLAF) in sooty flames”, Applied Physics B 104:189-198, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s00340-011-4497-0.
  57. Medwell P.R., Nathan G.J., Chan Q.N., Alwahabi Z.T. and Dally B.B. (2011), “The influence on the soot distribution within a laminar flame of radiation at fluxes of relevance to concentrated solar radiation”, Combustion and Flame 158:1814-1824, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.01.006
  58. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Simultaneous imaging of temperature and soot volume fraction”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33:791-798, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.031
  59. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Solvent effects on two-line atomic fluorescence of indium”, Applied Optics 49:1257-1266, 2010. DOI: 10.1364/AO.49.001257
  60. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Instantaneous temperature imaging of diffusion flames using two-line atomic fluorescence”, Applied Spectroscopy 64:173-176, 2010. DOI: 10.1366/000370210790619573
  61. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Development of temperature imaging using two-line atomic fluorescence”, Applied Optics 48:1237-1248, 2009. DOI: 10.1364/AO.48.001237
  62. Qamar N.H., Alwahabi Z.T., Chan Q.N., Nathan G.J., Roekaerts D. and King K.D., “Soot volume fraction in a piloted turbulent jet non-premixed flame of natural gas”, Combustion and Flame 156:1339-1347, 2009. DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2009.02.011.

Refereed conference papers 

  1. Xing S., Mo H., Zhai G., Srna A., Medwell P.R., Kook S., Yeoh G.H. and Chan Q.N., "Multiple injections of iso-octane and n-heptane: Part I", Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, Paper 38, Dec 2019. 
  2. Mo H., Xing S., Zhai G., Srna A., Medwell P.R., Kook S., Yeoh G.H. and Chan Q.N., "Multiple injections of iso-octane and n-heptane: Part II", Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, Paper 39, Dec 2019. 
  3. Zhai G., Xing S., Yuen A.C.Y., Yang W., Kook S., Yeoh G.H. and Chan Q.N., “Spray and combustion characterization of gasoline-like fuel under compression ignition conditions: Part I”, 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Fukuoka, Japan, Paper 1515, July 2019.
  4. Zhai G., Xing S., Yuen A.C.Y., Yang W., Kook S., Yeoh G.H. and Chan Q.N., “Spray and combustion characterization of gasoline-like fuel under compression ignition conditions: Part II”, 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Fukuoka, Japan, Paper 1516, July 2019.
  5. Evans M.J., Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N., "Commissioning of a confined and pressurised jet in hot and vitiated coflow burner", 11th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Tenerife, Spain, June 2019.
  6. Su H.C., Goyal H., Clark L., Kook S., Hawkes E., Chan Q.N., Padala S., Le M.K. and Ikeda Y., "In-cylinder soot reduction using microwave generated plasma in an optically accessible small-bore diesel engine", SAE Paper 2018-01-0246, SAE 2018 World Congress, Detroit, USA, April 2018.
  7. Lim M., Vulic J., Felder S., Chan Q.N., Jones J. and Vigentini L., "A problem shared is a problem halved: Benefits of collaborative online engineering L&T content development ", Australian Association for Engineering Education 2017, Sydney, Australia, Paper 116, Dec 2017.
  8. Goyal H., Kook S., Hawkes E.R. and Chan Q.N., “The control of mixture homogeneity in a double-injection gasoline compression ignition (GCI) engine”, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, Australia, Paper 185, Dec 2017. 
  9. Clark L.G., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., “Influence of injection timing on in-cylinder flow and combustion performance in a spark-ignition direct-injection (SIDI) engine”, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, Australia, Paper 202, Dec 2017. 
  10. Ming C., Fattah I.M.R., Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kook S., Hawkes E.R. and Yeoh G.H., “Combustion measurements of waste cooking oil biodiesel”, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, Australia, Paper 208, Dec 2017. 
  11. Ming C., Chan Q.N., Pham X.P., Kook S., Hawkes E.R., Yeoh G.H., Yang S. and Masri A.R., “Experimental study of main-post injection under compression-ignition engine conditions, Part I: Effects of dwell time”, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, Australia, Paper 209, Dec 2017. 
  12. Rorimpandey P., Ming C., Chan Q.N., Pham X.P., Kook S., Hawkes E.R., Yeoh G.H., Yang S. and Masri A.R., “Experimental study of main-post injection under compression-ignition engine conditions, Part II: Two-color pyrometry”, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, Australia, Paper 211, Dec 2017. 
  13. Kim D., Zhang Y., Gao Y., Clark L.G., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Xu M., “The effect of cyclic variations on in-flame particulate morphology in a direct-injection petrol engine”, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, Australia, Paper 273, Dec 2017. 
  14. Goyal H., Kook S., Hawkes E.R., Chan Q.N., Ikeda Y. and Padala S., “Influence of engine speed on gasoline compression ignition (GCI) combustion in a single-cylinder light-duty diesel engine”, SAE Paper 2017-01-0742, SAE 2017 World Congress, Detroit, USA, Apr 2017. 
  15. Clark L.G., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., “Influence of injection timing for split-injection strategies on well-mixed high-load combustion performance in an optically accessible spark-ignition direct-injection (SIDI) engine”, SAE Paper 2017-01-0657, SAE 2017 World Congress, Detroit, USA, Apr 2017.
  16. Goyal H., Kook S., Hawkes E.R. and Chan Q.N., “Performance output of double-injection Gasoline compression ignition (GCI) combustion in a common-rail diesel engine”, 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, Paper 495, Dec 2016. 
  17. Su H.C., Zhang R., Kook S., Hawkes E.R. and Chan Q.N., “Overcoming beam attenuation issues in OH-PLIF diagnostics using an aromatic-free, low-sooting surrogate fuel in an optical diesel engine”, 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, Paper 628, Dec 2016. 
  18. Chi T.C.H., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., “Influence of coating thickness on thermographic phosphorescence diagnostics developed for optical engine applications”, 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, Paper 646, Dec 2016. 
  19. Woo C., Goyal H., Kook S., Hawkes E.R. and Chan Q.N., "Double injection strategies for ethanol-fuelled gasoline compression ignition (GCI) combustion in a single-cylinder light-duty Diesel engine", SAE Paper 2016-01-2303.
  20. Clark L.G., Kook S., Chan Q. N. and Hawkes E.R., “Multiple injection strategy investigation for well-mixed operation in an optical wall-guided spark-ignition direct-injection (WG-SIDI) engine through flame shape analysis”, SAE Paper 2016-01-2162. 
  21. Gentillon P., Taylor R.A., Chan Q.N., Conibeer G. and Toledo M., “A systematic parametric study of porous media combustion-based thermophotovoltaic energy conversion”, The 27th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena, Honolulu, USA, Paper ISTP27-129, Sep 2016. 
  22. Deng S., Mueller M.E., Chan Q.N., Qamar N.H., Dally B.B., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “Soot evolution in turbulent nonpremixed ethylene/hydrogen bluff body flames”, 2016 Spring Technical Meeting Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, Paper 9, March 2016. 
  23. Medwell P.R., Evans M.J., Chan Q.N. and Katta V.R., “The adequacy of laminar flame calculations for identifying MILD combustion”, Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, Paper 28, Dec 2015. 
  24. Fattah I.M.R., Ren W., Woo C., Chan Q.N., Kook S. and Hawkes E.R., “Macroscopic spray characteristics of an evaporating diesel spray”, Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, Paper 89, Dec 2015. 
  25. Wang C., Chan Q.N., Kook S., Hawkes E.R., Medwell P.R. and Lee J., “Development of an in-flame thermophoretic soot sampling device”, Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, Paper 24, Dec 2015. 
  26. Wang C., Chan Q.N., Kook S., Hawkes E.R., Medwell P.R. and Lee J., “External irradiation effect on the evolution of in-flame soot species”, Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, Paper 25, Dec 2015. 
  27. Clark L.G., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., “Effects of injection timing and spark timing on flame propagation in an optically accessible spark-ignition direct-injection (SIDI) engine”, 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Paper 350, Dec 2014. 
  28. Le M.K., Kook S., Chan Q.N. and Hawkes E.R., “Comparison between OH* Chemiluminescence and OH planar laser-induced fluorescence images in a light-duty optical diesel engine”, 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Paper 434, Dec 2014. 
  29. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Nathan G.J. and Kook S., “A novel algorithm to estimate soot sheet dimensions in Delft-Adelaide Flame”, 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Paper 376, Dec 2014. 
  30. Chan Q.N., Bao Y. and Kook S., “Injection pressure effect on the flash-boiling ethanol sprays spreading angle in an optical spark-ignition direct-injection SIDI engine”, Australian Combustion Symposium 2013, Paper 3, Perth, Australia, Nov 2013. 
  31. Bao Y., Padala S., Chan Q.N., Kook S. and Hawkes E.R., “Influence of injection pressure on ethanol and gasoline spray penetrations in a spark-ignition direct-injection fuelling system”, 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Paper 169, Launceston, Australia, Dec 2012. 
  32. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N. , Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Temperature measurement in particle-laden reacting flows”, 6th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, pp. 6-13, Canberra, Australia, Dec 2011. 
  33. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Mahmoud S., Dally B.B., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “New seeding methodology for concentration measurement”, 6th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, pp. 51-54, Canberra, Australia, Dec 2011. 
  34. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Dally B.B., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “New seeding methodology for two-line atomic fluorescence Part I: Non-reacting flow”, Australian Combustion Symposium 2011, pp. 207-210, Newcastle, Australia, Nov 2011. 
  35. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N., Dally B.B., Alwahabi Z.T. and Nathan G.J., “New seeding methodology for two-line atomic fluorescence Part II: Reacting flows”, Australian Combustion Symposium 2011, pp. 211-214, Newcastle, Australia, Nov 2011. 
  36. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Evaluation of nonlinear regime two-line atomic fluorescence (NTLAF) in sooty flames”, The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Hyderabad, India, Sep 2010. 
  37. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N. and Dally B.B., “Effect of fuel type on the reaction zone structure of moderate or intense low oxygen dilution (MILD) combustion”, CHEMECA 2010, Adelaide, Australia, Sep 2010. 
  38. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Simultaneous imaging of soot concentration and temperature in ethylene diffusion flames”, CHEMECA 2010, Adelaide, Australia, Sep 2010. 
  39. Nathan G.J., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B., Medwell P.R. and Chan Q.N., Invited review: “Recent advances in measurement of turbulent reacting flows in which heat transfer is dominated by radiation”, 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington DC, USA, Aug 2010. 
  40. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Temperature measurement using non-linear two-line atomic fluorescence”, The 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2009. 
  41. Nathan G.J., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B., Medwell P.R. and Chan Q.N., “Progress and challenges in experimental investigations of realistic turbulent reacting flows”, Australian Combustion Symposium 2009, pp. 23-38, Brisbane, Australia, Dec 2009. 
  42. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Temperature imaging of nonpremixed flames using non-linear regime two-line atomic fluorescence (NTLAF)”, Australian Combustion Symposium 2009, pp. 63-66, Brisbane, Australia, Dec 2009. 
  43. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Comparison of water and acetone as solvent for two-line atomic fluorescence (TLAF)”, Australian Combustion Symposium 2009, pp. 95-98, Brisbane, Australia, Dec 2009. 
  44. Chan Q.N., Medwell P.R., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Effects of solvent on laser-induced fluorescence in the context of two-line atomic fluorescence”, Australasian Conference on Optics Lasers and Spectroscopy, pp. 44-45, Adelaide, Australia, Nov 2009. 
  45. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Development of two-line atomic fluorescence (TLAF) technique for temperature measurement” , 5th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, pp. 116-118, Perth, Australia, Dec 2008. 
  46. Medwell P.R., Chan Q.N., Kalt P.A.M., Alwahabi Z.T., Dally B.B. and Nathan G.J., “Non-linear regime two-line atomic fluorescence (NTLAF) for temperature measurement”, 5th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, pp. 119-122, Perth, Australia, Dec 2008. 
  47. Qamar, N.H., Alwahabi Z.T., Chan Q.N., Nathan G.J. and Roekaerts D., “Measurements of soot volume fraction in TNF Delft flame” , Australian Combustion Symposium 2007, pp. 42-45, Sydney, Australia, Dec 2007. 
  48. Alwahabi Z.T., Reppel J., Nathan G.J., Chan Q.N. and King K.D., “Structure of precessing jet methane flames from the planar hydroxyl radical distributions”, Australian Combustion Symposium 2007, pp. 38-41, Sydney, Australia, Dec 2007.
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The group's research activities involve detailed investigations in the fields of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, combustion, heat and mass transfer. The research activities include the development of research methodologies for experimentation and analysis of well-controlled realistic conditions that are directly relevant to practical combustion systems such as engines, gas turbines and furnaces. The key theme of the group's research is to provide comprehensive understandings of problems relating to energy conversion and reacting flows through the…

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