Dr Zhiwei Sun

Dr Zhiwei Sun
 Position Research Associate, Centre for Energy
 Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
 Email zhiwei.sun@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 2310
 Location Floor/Room S3 24M ,  Engineering South ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    My research has been mainly focusing on combustion diagnostics using advanced laser techniques since 2007 when I started my PhD study at Lund University, Sweden. Combustion diagnostics is an interdisciplinary research area that needs optical knowledge (especially in laser spectroscopy), chemistry, physics and thermal engineering. I have a strong background in optics and applied laser spectroscopy. Using novel and advanced laser-based diagnostic techniques, I and my colleagues aim to understand complex combustion processes and then use combustion efficiently in more clean ways. I also use our optical techniques to seek novel methods to utilize new sustainable energy sources.

    2012-present, The University of Adelaide, Australia

    2007-2012,  PhD, Division of Combustion Physics, Department of Physics, Lund University, Sweden

    1999-2006,  B.S. & M.S., Department of Physics, Jilin University, China

  • Awards & Achievements

    2018, Endeavour Research Fellowship, Department of Education, Australia

    2017, Oversea Conference Leaves Scheme, ECMS, The University of Adelaide, Australia

    2015, Oversea Conference Leaves Scheme, ECMS, The University of Adelaide, Australia

    2014, David Warren Travelling Fellowship, Australia-New Zealand section, the Combustion Institute

    2012, [2011] Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China

    2011, Travel grants for young researchers, Royal physiographic society in Lund, Sweden

    2006, Outstanding graduates, Jilin University, China

  • Research Interests

    Combustion (sooting flames, oxygen-enriched combustion, preheating, ultra-lean combustion ...)
    Laser diagnostics in combustion/reacting flows
    Laser spectroscopy, including those applied in porous medium and particle-dense flows
    Optics/Laser
    New clean fuel (solar fuel, metal fuel)
    Plasma-assisted combustion
    Light pollution
    Measurement in porous medium

    Some laser-based techniques:
    Infrared polarization spectroscopy
    Infrared degenerate four-wave mixing
    Laser-induced fluorescence (OH, CH2O, CH, NO, PAHs, NCN,...)
    Two-line atomic fluorescence thermometry
    Laser-induced grating spectroscopy
    Laser-induced incandescence (mainly for soot measurements)
    Time-resolved laser-induced incandescence
    (microwave-assisted) Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
    Rayleigh scattering
    Absorption spectroscopy
    Emission spectroscopy (UV-visible, and FTIR)
    Particle Image Velocimetry, PIV (entry-level, 2017)
    Particle tracking

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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019

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