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Mr Xinyan Wang

Mr Xinyan Wang
Research Fellow - Fellowship Programme


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. 

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 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. The project includes close collaborations with eight industrial and academic partners.

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

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

Journal article

Shen, Z., Wang, X., Zhao, H., Lin, B., Shen, Y. and Yang, J. (2021) 'Numerical investigation of natural gas-diesel dual-fuel engine with different piston geometries and radial clearances'. Energy, 220. pp. 119706 - 119706. ISSN: 0360-5442

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Yang, W., Xia, J., Wang, XY., Wan, KD., Megaritis, A. and Zhao, H. (2021) 'Predicting evaporation dynamics of a multicomponent gasoline/ethanol droplet and spray using non-ideal vapour-liquid equilibrium models'. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 168. pp. 120876 - 120876. ISSN: 0017-9310

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