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Mr Xinyan Wang
Research Fellow - Fellowship Programme


Dr Xinyan Wang is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow on advanced fuel and propulsion technologies for future low carbon and zero carbon transport.

He 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 bio fuels, advanced combustion processes, and novel hybrid powertrains for high-efficiency and low/zero emission transport. 

He has been involved in a number of projects supported by UKRI, EPSRC, Innovate UK and EU, as well as industry, to develop next generation fuels, high efficiency engines and hybrid powertrain systems to significantly reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions from transport sector. He was recently awarded the prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to work on advanced renewable fuels, multi-fuel combustion engines and integrated engine generators for future low carbon transport. He works closely with research partners from both academia (UCL, Imperial College and University of Oxford, Brighton University, University of Nottingham, Tianjin University) and industry (BP, Shell, MAHLE Powertrain, Ferrari S.p.A. and Yuchai Machinery Co.,Ltd).

He has authored over 40 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 a number of high-impact journals and conference proceedings.


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

BEng. Thermal Energy and Power Engineering. Jiangsu University, China

Newest selected publications

Longo, K., Wang, X. and Zhao, H. (2022) 'The Impact of Diesel-Hythane Dual-Fuel Combustion on Engine Performance and Emissions in a Heavy-Duty Engine at Low-Load Condition'.Thermo-and Fluid Dynamics of Clean Propulsion Powerplants (THIESEL) Conference. Valencia (Spain).

Conference paper

Pedrozo, V., Wang, X., wei, G. and Zhao, H. (2022) 'The effects of natural gas quality on conventional dual-fuel and reactivity-controlled compression ignition (RCCI) combustion in a heavy-duty diesel engine'. International Journal of Engine Research, 23 (3). pp. 397 - 415. ISSN: 1468-0874 Open Access Link

Journal article

Cui, Y., Liu, H., Wen, M., Feng, L., Wang, C., Ming, Z., et al. (2021) 'Optical diagnostics and chemical kinetic analysis on the dual-fuel combustion of methanol and high reactivity fuels'. Fuel, 312. pp. 122949 - 122949. ISSN: 0016-2361

Journal article

Wang, X. and Zhao, H. (2021) 'Understanding of closely spaced split injections of an outward-opening piezoelectric gasoline injector by large eddy simulations'.International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ICLASS). Online. 30 - 2 September. Edinburgh University Library. pp. 1 - 8.Open Access Link

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