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Mr Xinyan Wang

Mr Xinyan Wang
Research Assistant


Dr Xinyan Wang graduated with a Master and a PhD degree in State Key Laboratory of Engines (SKLE), Tianjin University, China. Then he moved to Brunel University London as a Research Assistant at Centre for Advanced Powertrain and Fuels in 2015. His research interests include the modelling and experimental studies of renewable and biofuels, advanced combustion processes, and novel hybrid powertrains for high-efficiency and low-emission transport.

In the last five years, he has been working on an EPSRC project and two Innovate UK projects to develop next generation high efficiency engines and hybrid powertrain systems to significantly reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions from transport sector. He works closely with research partners from both academia (Brighton University, UCL, Imperial College and University of Oxford, University of Nottingham, Tianjin University) and industry (BP, Shell, MAHLE Powertrain, Ferrari S.p.A. and Yuchai Machinery Co.,Ltd).

He has authored over 30 refereed papers and given over 10 presentations at several national and international conferences/workshops. He is the member of the Combustion Institute and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International and a reviewer for several high-impact journals and conference proceedings.


01/2015. MSc & PhD. Power Machinery and Engineering. Tianjin University, China

06/2009. BEng. Thermal Energy and Power Engineering. Jiangsu University, China

Newest selected publications

Wang, X. and Zhao, H. (2020) 'Analysis of the Boost System for a High Performance 2-Stroke Boosted Uniflow Scavenged Direct Injection Gasoline (BUSDIG) Engine'.SAE Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting. SAE International.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Guan, W., Wang, X., Zhao, H. and Liu, H. (2020) 'Exploring the high load potential of diesel-methanol dual-fuel operation with Miller cycle, EGR, and intake air cooling on a heavy-duty diesel engine'. International Journal of Engine Research, in press. pp. 1 - 1. ISSN: 1468-0874 Open Access Link

Journal article

Shen, Z., Wang, X., Zhao, H., Shen, Y. and Yang, J. (2020) 'Numerical Investigation of Diesel-Spray-Orientated Piston Bowls on Natural Gas and Diesel Dual Fuel Combustion Engine'.WCX SAE World Congress Experience. SAE International.

Conference paper

Wang, X. and Zhao, H. (2020) 'Effect of piston shape design on the scavenging performance and mixture preparation in a 2-stroke boosted uniflow scavenged direct injection gasoline (BUSDIG) engine'. International Journal of Engine Research. pp. 146808741990007 - 146808741990007. ISSN: 1468-0874 Open Access Link

Journal article

Niu, J., Chen, T., Xie, H., Yao, Y., Song, K., Wang, X. and et al. (2019) 'Study on Flame Characteristics under Conditions of Stratified Flame Ignition Hybrid Combustion'.2019 JSAE/SAE Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants. SAE International.

Conference paper
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