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ME Webinar Series - Combustion Chemistry: From Molecule To Motor

Event and Seminar

  • Date

    19 May 2022

  • Organiser

  • Time

    15:30 - 16:30

  • Venue

    Zoom (the meeting link will be sent to successful registrants)  


e-Certificate of attendance will be provided. Latecomer or early leaver of the webinar might NOT be eligible for an attendance certificate.

Guest Speaker: Prof. LI Yang

Professor, School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Prof. Li Yang joined Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in November 2020, and is currently a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Heat Structure and Inner Flow Field of Combustion of Solid Rocket Motor, School of Astronautics. His research focuses on the detailed chemical kinetics of solid and liquid propellants combustion. He completed his undergraduate study in China and master course in Japan, then he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Henry Curran at National University of Ireland, Galway, and performed the postdoc research with Prof. Mani Sarathy at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. In the past five years, he has delivered over 30 research articles, and 3 of them became ESI highly cited papers, the total citations are 1212.

Combustion Chemistry: From Molecule To Motor


Combustion involves chemical reactions that are often highly exothermic. Combustion systems utilize the energy of chemical compounds released during this reactive process for transportation, to generate electric power, or to provide heat for various applications. Chemistry and combustion are interlinked, A systematic understanding of the combustion behavior demands chemical knowledge. This talk will present: (1) The detailed chemical kinetic model development of hydrocarbon fuels by using butene isomers as representative; (2) The ignition delay time measurement of hydrocarbon fuels by using commercial gasoline and diesel as representative; (3) The high-level quantum chemical calculation for thermochemistry and rate coefficients for key species and elementary reactions; (4) Some of my ongoing research projects.

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