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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

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

Feng, Y., Chen, T., Xu, K., Wang, X., Xie, H. and Zhao, H. (2021) 'The comparison between traditional spark ignition and micro flame ignition in gasoline high dilution combustion'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 235 (8). pp. 2242 - 2252. ISSN: 0954-4070

Journal article

Li, J., Liu, H., Liu, X., Ye, Y., Wang, H., Wang, X., et al. (2021) 'Development of a simplified n-heptane/methane model for high-pressure direct-injection natural gas marine engines'. Frontiers in Energy Research, 15 (2). pp. 405 - 420. ISSN: 2296-598X

Journal article

Wang, X. and Zhao, H. (2021) '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, 22 (5). pp. 1484 - 1499. ISSN: 1468-0874 Open Access Link

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