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Yanhui Liu

PhD Student (2021-)

Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering,

Research Centre for Fire Safety Engineering,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Office: ZN 808



Yanhui is currently a PhD student at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Bachelor's degree from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at Southwest Jiaotong University in 2017. His research interests include fire dynamics and the thermal safety of batteries.

Education Background 

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

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

Research Interests 

Fire Dynamics and Battery Thermal Safety

Prizes and Awards 

  • 2022   Paper Prize (3rd Academic Paper Award sponsored by Neware company)

  • 2021   Outstanding Paper Prize (2nd International Symposium on Lithium Battery Fire Safety)

  • 2020   Excellent Popular Science Works (China National Symposium on Combustion 2020)

  • 2020   The Great Bay Area STEM Excellence Award (Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association)

Journal Publications

  1. S. Ahmad, Y Liu, SA. Khan, M. Hao, X. Huang* (2023). Hybrid battery thermal management by coupling fin intensified phase change material with air coolingJournal of Energy Storage, 64, 107167.

  2. Y. Liu, H Niu, J Liu, X Huang* (2022). Layer-to-layer thermal runaway propagation of open-circuit cylindrical li-ion batteries: Effect of ambient pressureJournal of Energy Storage, 55, 105709.

  3. P. Sun, Y. Liu, X Huang* (2022). Exploring the brachistochrone (shortest-time) path in fire spread, Scientific Reports, 12, 13600.

  4. Y. Liu, H Niu, C Xu, X Huang* (2022). Thermal runaway propagation in linear battery module under low atmospheric pressureApplied Thermal Engineering, 216,119086.

  5. H. Niu*, C. Chen, Y. Liu*, L. Li, Z. Li, D. Ji, X. Huang* (2022). Mitigating thermal runaway propagation of NCM 811 prismatic batteries via hollow glass microspheres plates, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 162, 672-683

  6. S. Wang, S. Lin#, Y. Liu, X. Huang*, M. Gollner (2022). Smoldering Ignition using a Concentrated Solar Irradiation Spot, Fire Safety Journal, 129, 103549.

  7. S. Lin, Y. Liu, X. Huang* (2021). Climate-induced Arctic-boreal peatland fire and carbon loss in the 21st centuryScience of The Total Environment, 796, 148926.

  8. Y. Liu, H. Niu, Z. Li, J. Liu*, C. Xu, X. Huang* (2021). Thermal runaway characteristics and failure criticality of massive ternary Li-ion battery piles in low-pressure storage and transport, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 155, 486-497.

  9. J. Weng, D. Ouyang, Y. Liu, M Chen, Y Li, X Huang*, J Wang* (2021). Alleviation on battery thermal runaway propagation: Effects of oxygen level and dilution gasJournal of Power Sources, 509, 230340.

  10. C. Xiong, Y. Liu, H. Fan, X. Huang*, Y. Nakamura (2021). Fluctuation and extinction of laminar diffusion flame induced by external acoustic wave and source, Scientific Reports, 11, 1-12.

  11. C. Xiong, Y. Liu, C. Xu, X. Huang* (2021). Acoustical Extinction of Flame on Moving Firebrand for the Fire Protection in Wildland–Urban Interface, Fire Technology 57, 1365-1380. 

  12. S. Lin, Y. Liu, X. Huang* (2021). How to build a firebreak to stop smouldering peat fire: insights from a laboratory-scale studyInternational Journal of Wildland Fire, 30, 454-461.

  13. C Xiong, Y Liu, C Xu, X Huang* (2021). Extinguishing the Dripping Flame by Acoustic Wave, Fire Safety Journal, 120, 103109. 

  14. Y. Liu, P. Sun, H. Niu, X. Huang*, G. Rein (2021). Propensity to self-heating ignition of open-circuit pouch Lithium-ion battery pile on a hot boundary, Fire Safety Journal, 120, 103081. 

  15. J. Liu, Y. Liu, X. Huang*, L. Yan, J. Huang, H. Chen (2020). Perspective: Thermal Runaway and Fire Dynamics of Lithium-ion Battery in Spacecraft Environments. Fire Safety Science, 29, 129-141. [in Chinese].

  16. Y. Liu, P. Sun, S. Lin, H. Niu*, X. Huang* (2020) Self-heating ignition of open-circuit cylindrical Li-ion battery pile: Towards fire-safe storage and transport. Journal of Energy Storage, 32, 101842. 

  17. H. Niu, C. Chen, D. Ji, L. Li, Z. Li, Y. Liu, X Huang* (2020). Thermal-Runaway Propagation over a Linear Cylindrical Battery Module, Fire Technology, 56, 2491-2507.


Technical Report

  • Y. Liu, X. Huang* (2021) Fire Risk of Transporting and Storing Massive Li-ion Batteries, Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) Newsletter, 82, 6-16.

Selected Conference Communications

  • Y. Liu, H. Niu, X. Huang*, Pressure effect on thermal runaway propagation over the Lithium-ion battery module in parallel connection, 12th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, online, 7-9 December 2021. [Paper + Oral]

  • Y. Liu, P. Sun, H. Niu, X. Huang*, G Rein, Propensity to self-heating ignition of open-circuit pouch Lithium-ion battery pile on a hot boundary, 13th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Waterloo, Canada, 26-30 April 2021. [Paper + Oral]

  • Y. Liu, P. Sun, S. Lin, H. Niu, X. Huang*, Can self-ignition theory explain the mysterious fire in Li-ion battery pile, 38th International Symposium on Combustion, Adelaide, Australia, 24-29 Jan 2021. [Poster]

  • Y. Liu, P. Sun, H. Niu, X. Huang, The effects of size and state of charge on the self-ignition behavior of Li-ion battery pile, Chinese, China National Symposium on Combustion, Tianjin, China, 24-28 Oct 2019. [Paper + Poster]

  • Y. Liu, P. Sun, H. Niu, X. Huang, Thermal runaway of the pouch Li-ion battery pack under a hot boundary, 1st International Symposium on Lithium Battery Fire Safety, Hefei, China, 18-20 July 2019. [Poster]

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