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Dr Xinyan Huang 黄鑫炎

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Department of Building Services Engineering

Deputy Director, Research Center for Fire Engineering

Memeber, Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development

Address: ZS 832, BLK Z, 181 Chatham Road South, Kowloon, Hong Kong       
Email: xy.huang@polyu.edu.hk 

Google Scholar Profile        CV

 

Research Areas

Combustion Science, Fire Protection Engineering, New Energy Technologies

  • Ph.D. in Mech. Engineering, Imperial College London (2016)

  • M.Sc. in Mech. Engineering, University of California, San Diego (2012)

  • B.Eng. in Thermal Engineering, Southeast University, China (2010)

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Dr Caiyi Xiong 熊才溢

Postdoc Fellow (2019 - )

Email: caiyi.xiong@polyu.edu.hk

Research Areas: Fire Modelling, Laminar Flame, and Thermoacoustic Analysis 

  • Ph.D. in State Key Lab of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China (2019)

  • B.Eng. in University of Science and Technology of China (2014)

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Dr Shaorun Lin  林少润

Postdoc Fellow (2021 - )

Email: flynn.lin@connect.polyu.hk       

Linkedin Website  ResearchGate

 

Research Areas: Fire Dynamics, Smoldering Fire, Peat Fire, Wildland Fire, Fire Ecology, and Waste Management

  • Ph.D.  Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2021) 

  • B.Eng. Shenzhen University (2018)

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Dr Aatif Ali Khan

Postdoc Fellow (2021 - )

Email: alikhan.aatif@connect.polyu.hk      

Research Area: Fire Modelling and Structure Fire Safety

  • Ph.D.  Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2021) 

  • M.Eng. Inha University, South Korea  (2015)

  • B.Tech. Aligarh Muslim University, India (2008)

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Dr Rahul Wadhwani

Postdoc Fellow (2021 - )

Email: rahul.wadhwani@polyu.edu.hk

 

Research: Fire Dynamics and Modelling; Fluid Dynamics; and Heat Transfer

  • Ph.D.  Victoria University, Melbourne (2019)

  • M.Sc.  Indian Institute of Technology (2014)

 

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Dr Shakeel Ahmad

Postdoc Fellow (2022 - )

Email:  shakeel.ahmad@connect.polyu.hk 

 

Research: Heat transfer, Phase-change, Thermal management, Interfacial thermal transport, Machine learning

  • Ph.D.  Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2019)

  • M.Sc.  Xi’an Jiaotong University (2015).

 

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Peiyi (Sally) Sun  孙培艺

PhD Student (2019 - )

Email: peiyi.sun@connect.polyu.hk        

Linkedin Website   ResearchGate

 

Research: Dripping Fire and Fire Dynamics

  • M.Eng. in Building Services Engineering, HK Polytechnic University (2018) 

  • B.Eng. in Municipal Engineering, Tianjing Chengjian University, China (2017)

 

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LingChu (Sue) Su  蘇鈴筑

PhD Student (2019 - )

Email: ling-chu.su@polyu.edu.hk         Linkedin Website

 

Research: Smart firefighting, performance-based fire engineering design

  • M.Sc. in Fire and Explosion Engineering, University of Leeds, UK (2015)

  • B.Sc. in Fire Science, Central Police University, Taiwan (2010)

 

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Tianhang Zhang 张天航

PhD student (2020 - )

 

Email: tianhang.zhang@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Smart Firefighting, Tunnel Fire and Ventilation.

  • M. Eng. in College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University (2020)

  • B. Eng. in College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University (2017)

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Zilong Wang 王自龙

PhD Student (2020 - )

Email: zilong.wang@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Smart firefighting and Fire Numerical Simulation.

  • M.Eng. in State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China (2020)

  • B.Eng. in Safety Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (2017)

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Yuying Chen 陈玉莹

PhD student (2020 - )

 

Email: yuying.chen@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Smoldering fire,  computational fluid dynamics

  • M. Eng. Beijing Institute of Technology (2020)

  • B.Eng. in Safety Engineering, China University of Petroleum (2017)

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Xiaoning Zhang   张小宁 

PhD Student (2021 - )

Email: siuning.zhang@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Tunnel Fire, Fire Modeling, and AIoT 

  • MSc. in Building Services Engineering, HK PolyU (2020

  • B.Eng. in Safety Engineering, China University of Petroleum(2019)

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Yanhui Liu 刘彦辉

PhD Student (2021 - )

Email: myname.yanhui@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Fire Dynamics and Thermal Safety of Battery

  • M.Eng. in Building Services Engineering, HK Polytechnic University   (2020) 

  • B.Eng. in Fire Protection Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University (2017)

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Yanfu Zeng 曾彦夫

PhD Student (2021 - )

Email: yan-fu.zeng@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Smart Firefighting, Performance-based Fire Engineering Design, Fire Modeling

  • M.Sc. in Fire and Explosion Engineering, University of Leeds, UK (2018) 

  • B.Eng. in Fire Protection Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University (2017)

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Yunzhu Qin  秦蕴竹

PhD Student (2021 - )

Email: yunzhu.qin@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Smouldering, Wildland Fire and Fire Ecology, Fire Emission

  • B.Eng. in School of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University (2021)

 

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Yizhou Li   李逸舟 

PhD Student (2021 - )

Email: yizhou-b3e.li@connect.polyu.hk

Google Scholar   ResearchGate   Publons

Research: Wildfire, Coal Fire, AI-based Firefighting

  • B.Eng. in College of Safety Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (2021)

 

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Ho Yin Wong   黃灝賢 

PhD Student (2021 - )

Email: deacon-hoyin.wong@connect.polyu.hk

Research: AIoT Sensor, Smart firefighting

  • B.Eng. in Architectural Engineering, HK CityU (2021)

 

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Wai Kit (Wilson) Cheung 張偉傑

PhD student (2022 - )

Email: wai-kit-wilson.cheung@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Smouldering fire, performance-based design, fire modelling and firefighting robots

  • B.Eng. in Building Services Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2022)

 

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Yifei Ding  丁一飞

PhD student (2022 - )

Email: yifei.ding@connect.polyu.hk

Research: Smart Firefighting

  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, South China University of Technology (2022)

 

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Meng Wang  王蒙

Research Assistant (2022 - )

Email: m1wang@polyu.edu.hk

Research: Smart firefighting, Firefighting robots

  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2022)

  • B.Eng. in School of Mechanical Engineering, Yangzhou University (2019)

 

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Zonghao Xie  谢宗昊

Research Assistant (2022 - )

Email: zonghao.xie@polyu.edu.hk

Research: Hydrogen release and dispersion, Smart firefighting

  • M.Eng. in Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2022)

  • B.Eng. in Safety Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University (2021)

 

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Fuqiu Wang   王福秋

Research Assistant (2022 - )

Email: fuqiu.wang@polyu.edu.hk

Research:  Smart Evacuation with VR and AR, Smart firefighting

  • M.Sc. in Tokyo University of Science (2017)

 

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Lei Zhang  张磊

Part-time Research Assistant (2022 - )

Email: lei_zhang21@outlook.com

Research: Battery thermal safety, Battery structure

  • M.Eng. in General Structural Engineering, Imperial College London (2021 -)

  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Jiangnan University (2021) 

 

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Yichao Zhang  张轶超

Research Assistant (2022 - )

Email: yichao.zhang@ polyu.edu.hk

Research: Wildland Fire and Biodiversity

  • M.Eng. in Forestry, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (2020-)

  • B.Eng. in  Forestry, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (2020)

Previous Fire Lab Members

Visiting Scholars

Prof. Cangsu XU 许沧粟

Visiting Professor (2019-20) 

Associate Prof. at Zhejiang University

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Prof. Supan Wang 王苏盼

Visiting Scholar (2019-20) 

Associate Prof. at Nanjing Tech University

Postdoc Fellows

Dr Xiqiang Wu 吴西强

Postdoc Fellow (2020)

PhD in University of Hong Kong (2019) 

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor at PolyU.

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Dr Han Yuan 袁晗

Postdoc Fellow (2021) 

PhD in Imperial College London(2021) 

Current Position: Postdoc at Imperial College London

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Dr Zhirong Liang 梁志荣

Postdoc Fellow (2021)

PhD in Beihang University (2017)

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Zhongfa Aviation University, Hangzhou

Research Assistants

Mr Younggi Park

Research Assistant (2019-20)

Project: Smart firefighting in tunnel

Current Position: CFD Engineer in LG Co.

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Dayang Nur Sakinah Binti Musa

Visiting PhD student (2022)

Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Master Students

Mr Xiao Yang 萧洋 

MEng in BSE (2018-19) 

Project: Suppression of peat fire by rainfall

Current Position: CEO Assistant at Galaxy Holding Group

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Haoran Fan   范浩然  

Research Assistant (2020)

MSc. in Building Services Engineering (with distinction), HK PolyU

Research Areas: Flame Spread theory

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Alvis Chow   周梓謙

Research Assistant (2020-21) 

Current Position: Engineer at Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)

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Cheng Peng   彭程 

Master Student (2020-2021)

Project: Numerical Validation of Empirical Fire Plume Models

Current Position: Engineer at Bright Future Chinese Medicine Ltd.

​Ms Yifan JIA  贾逸凡 

MEng in BSE (2019-20)

Project: Fire Hazards of Thermoplastic Drips: dripping Ignition Theory.

Current Position: China Railway Design Corporation, Tianjin

Mr Yau Kuen (Daniel) CHEUNG  張有權

Undergraduate Assistant (2019-20) 

Project: An experimental study on the water-based peat fire suppression

Mr Jingze Zhu 朱靖哲

MEng in BSE (2018-19) 

Project: Fire impact to NPP in the strike by a passenger jet 

Current Position: Engineer at Guangdong Academy of Building Research Group Co. Ltd

Undergraduate Students

Ms Haiwei (Flora) Li  李海蔚

Undergrad Assistant (2018-19) 

Project: Fire Impact on the Drying Process in Porous Soils

Current Position: PhD Student at University of Cambridge with full scholarship

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Siyan Wang   王思言 

Undergrad Assistant (2020-21)

Project: Ignition mechanism of concentrated sunlight

Current Position: PhD Student at University of California, Berkeley with full scholarship

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Gulzhan Aldan

Undergrad Assistant (2020-21)

Project: Immersion Cooling for Li-ion battery

Current Position: PhD Student at University of Pennsylvania with full scholarship