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Dr Huang is the Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Fire Safety Engineering. He received his PhD from Imperial College London, MSc from University of California, San Diego, and BEng from Southeast University. Before joining PolyU, Dr Huang was a Postdoc and Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, where he conducted research with NASA on the Microgravity Combustion and Fire Safety for the International Space Station. Dr Huang is a Combustion Scientist and a Fire Protection Engineer who has co-authored over 150 journal papers and reviewed over 60 journals. He is an Associate Editor of Fire Technology and International Journal of Wildland Fire, an editorial member of Fire Safety Journal and Fire and Materials, a Chartered Engineer, a committee member for HK Fire Safety Code, and a Fire Expert for HK High Court. He is a winner of NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund, Bernard Lewis Fellowship and Sugden Best Paper Award from Combustion Institute, IAFSS Proulx Early Career Award, Ricardo Award from Institute of Physics, Fire Engineering Grand Award from HKIE, “5 under 35” and Bono Award from SFPE. His research team has 20+ PhD students and postdocs, and new positions are open all year round. 

黄鑫炎博士是香港理工大学建筑环境及能源工程系副教授、博导,消防安全工程研究中心 副主任;英国帝国理工博士,美国加州大学圣地亚哥分校硕士,东南大学学士。加入港理工之前,黄博士在美国加州大学伯克利分校担任博士后研究员和讲师,并与美国宇航局合作研究微重力燃烧和国际空间站的消防安全。主要研究领域涉及基础燃烧科学和火灾安全应用,发表了150余篇SCI论文,并担任60多本国际期刊的审稿人。黄博士是SCI期刊 Fire Technology和 Intl. J. Wildland Fire副主编、Fire Safety J. 和Fire and Materials编委、特许工程师、香港特区政府消防规范与技术顾问、高等法院火灾调查专家。承担NSFC优秀青年基金(港澳)、香港主题研究计划等科研项目;获得国际燃烧学会伯纳德-刘易斯学者、英国物理学会和燃烧学会最佳论文奖、国际火灾学会杰出青年科学家奖、香港工程师协会消防工程卓越大奖、国际消防工程师协会杰出青年学者和最佳论文奖等。研究团队有20多名博士生和博士后,欢迎加入。

Research Overview

Fire Dynamics, Modelling, and Investigation
Smart Firefighting with Artificial Intelligence
Thermal Safety of Energy Storage Materials
Wildland Fire Behaviours and Fire Ecology
Heat Transfer and Phase Change Processes
Emission and Pollution Control of Combustion
Microgravity Combustion and Fire Safety in Spacecraft

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College London
  • Master of Science, University of California, San Diego
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, UK
  • Member of The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers


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