Research Group Activities


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  Research Group Activities Update
13 July 2022

We are part of the group who successfully bided for an ARC Research Hub.

2022-2028: ARC Research Hub for Fire Resilience Infrastructure, Assets and Safety Advancements (FRIASA) in Urban, Resources, Energy and Renewables Sectors: Guan Yeoh, Bijan Samali, Hao Wang, Gillian Yeo, Sean Li, Liming Dai, Cyrille Boyer, Ismet Canbulat, Adrian Mouritz, Zhong Tao, Srinath Perera, Jinhong Yuan, Sridevan Parameswaran, Claude Sammut, Wenjie Zhang, Pingan Song, Kate Nguyen, Merlinde Kay, Juan Hidalgo, David Lange, Felix Wiesner, Yu Jing, Guangyao Si, Chengguo Zhang, Shaun Chan, Anthony Yuen, Imrana Kabir, Carlito Tabelin, Joseph Carpini, Arnoldus Maas, Laura Fruhen, Alex Hsu, David Nguyen, Dean Voice, Maroun Rahme, Kamyar Karbasi Arani, Mark Harris, Matthew Marsh, Tanmay Bhat, Jarrod Smith, David Connell, William Wu, Liang Zhao, Kel Hjortflod, Scott Coleman - ARC Research Hub.

4 Feb 2022

A warm welcome to Bob Wan who has just joined our research group! For his Master's candidature, he will focus on advancing the understanding of methane-hydrogen blend combustion in diesel engine conditions.

30 May 2019

We hosted Dr Santanu De from IIT Kanpur, who gave a special seminar on "On applications of the stochastic multiple mapping conditioning approach to turbulent nonpremixed and premixed combustion".

17 May 2019

Congratulations to Mr Paul Yip who has graduated with 1st Class Honors in Bachelor of Engineering, from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW Sydney! Paul is currently undertaking his PhD study with us, leading an ARENA project focusing on understanding "Hydrogen Compression Ignition". 

14 March 2019

We hosted Prof Eric Lee from City University of Hong Kong, who gave an electrifying talk on machine learning methods and how they can be to facilitate next-generation research.

4 March 2019

Paul Yip and Sensen Xing from UNSW Advanced Combustion Diagnostics Group secured scholarships to attend the 2019 conference on Future of Fuel,  hosted and organized by the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at KAUST.

16-21 Dec 2018

We (UNSW Sydney and USYD) organised the first ever Australian Combustion Summer School. We were able to attract AUD110,000+ in conference sponsorship from International Combustion Institute, Australian Combustion Institute, UNSW and USYD to fully support the attendance of 70+ early career researchers and students. 

Photo: Lab visit to UNSW Sydney, as part of the Summer School social program.

Photo (Left to Right): Prof. Vasily Novozhilov , Dr Shaun Chan, Dr Sui Boon Liaw and Prof Assaad Masri.

7 Aug 2018

A/Prof. Guang Hong and her team at the Engine Research Laboratory, University of Technology Sydney kindly hosted us. 

Photo (Left to Right): Dr Yuhan Huang, Paul Yip, Dr Shaun Chan, A/Prof Guang Hong and Mark Zhai.

20 June 2018

Congratulations to Mr Henry Mei, who has received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from UNSW Sydney! Henry has led the design, installation and implementation of a high-pressure pneumatic pump for alternative fuel research during his undergraduate research thesis. He is currently working at GitHub, Australia.

24 Apr 2018

Congratulations to Mr Michael Caizhi Ming, who has received his Master's by Research degree, for his thesis titled: "Combustion characterisation of biodiesels with single and multiple injection strategies under simulated engine conditions"!