Dr Huang is a Combustion Scientist and a Fire Protection Engineer. He received his PhD from Imperial College London in 2016, MSc from University of California, San Diego in 2012, and BEng from Southeast University in 2010. Prior to joining PolyU, Dr. Huang was a Postdoc and Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, where he conducted research with NASA on the Microgravity Combustion and Fire Safety in the International Space Station. Dr Huang’s research interests include combustion, fire dynamics, heat transfer, thermal safety, and clean energy technologies.
Yudong is a visiting scholar from Multiphase Flow Measurement Laboratory of Southeast University, China. He focuses on the study of 3D flame temperature measurement of embers/firebrands using the computational imaging technique.
Yong is a visiting student from State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), he studies flame spreading over electrical wire under horizontal forced flow. And he also researches ignition and blowoff of flame spreading over wire.
Simón is a visiting student scholar at UC Berkeley. He studies the spread of wildfires, with particular emphasis on the impact of fuel moisture content and ember characteristics on the propensity for ignition.
He is currently a third year PhD student in the School of Engineering at The University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on understanding pyrolysis of solid fuels when exposed to complex boundary conditions.
James L Urban
James studies how hot metal particles and embers/firebrands can start fires in natural materials. He does this through experiments and numerical modelling.