Dr Yang Wenming is currently the Dean’s Chair Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. He is also the editor-in-chief of Energy Engineering. His research interests include: development of Lower Temperature Combustion (LTC) Technologies, fuel design and its application in internal combustion engines, combustion and emissions control of biomass boilers and coal boilers etc. He has authored/co-authored more than 340 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, of which, more than 270 papers are SCI index, and most of his papers are published in top 10% journals. His papers have been cited by more than 10900 times with a H-index of 56. He is currently the Principal Investigator or Co-PI for 14 competitive research grants funded by National Funding Agencies and Ministry of Education of Singapore, worth more than $30 million US dollars. He has won a series of awards including the Dean’s Chair professor, 4 times of scientific progress award (2nd prize) by the Ministry of Education of China and the Society of Mechanical Engineering of China; two papers was awarded the best paper by Applied Energy (Elsevier) in 2014 and 2016 respectively; He is also the regular reviewer for a lot of peer-reviewed reputable journals such as Applied Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Fuel, Combustion and Flame, Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences etc.

Prof Richard Stone is well known as the author of ‘Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines’ that was first published in 1985 and for which a 5th edition is now needed.   His studies of combustion in spark ignition engines have led to the award of the IMechE Crompton Lanchester Medal, the Sugden Award of the British Section of the Combustion Institute on two occasions, and the 2019 SAE Myers Award.

For the last 25 years much work has been with optical access engines, and he has been a PI on 15 EPSRC funded projects: https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewPerson.aspx?PersonId=34512.   His collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) over the last 17 years has been supported directly and with additional support from the EPSRC and InnovateUK.  His interests include flow measurement, mixture preparation and particulate matter emissions.   His work on laminar burning velocity measurements has been supported by the EPSRC, Shell and BP.

He was editor of the Journal of Power and Energy for 5 years and is currently an Assistant Editor.   In 2020 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Yannis Hardalupas received his Mechanical Engineering degree from National Technical University of Athens, Greece, followed by a PhD at Imperial College London. He was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship for experimental research on combustion of liquid and solid fuels before joining the academic staff at Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College, where he was promoted to Professor in 2009. In 2000, he spent a year at Ricardo Consulting Engineers working on computational models for liquid atomization through a Royal Academy of Engineering industrial secondment award.
His research covers combustion, heat and mass transfer, liquid atomisation and sprays and the development and application of novel optical and laser diagnostics. The latter led to patents for instruments on powder sizing, planar droplet sizing, nanoparticle sizing and novel imaging devices. His research contributed to gas- and liquid- fuelled land-based gas turbines, coal burners, aeroengines, gasoline and Diesel engines and liquid propellant rocket engines. He also researched spray drying and Cleaning-In-Place processes for the chemical and food industry and ‘nanofluids’ as improved coolants for fusion and fission reactors.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Associate Fellow and member of the technical committee of Propellants and Combustion of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He chairs the Combustion Physics Group of the Institute of Physics, is an Editor of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science and serves at the advisory and editorial boards of Experiments in Fluids and Int. J. of Spray and Combustion Dynamics.


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