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Yunzhu Qin

PhD student (2021 - )

Research Centre for Fire Safety Engineering

Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Office: ZN 808


Mr. Yunzhu Qin is currently a PhD student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Bachelor’s Degree (2021) from School of Chemical Engineering at Sichuan University (SCU).

Background of Education

  • 2021 - Present, Ph.D., Dept. of Building Environment and Energy Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • 2017 - 2021, B.Eng., School of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University.


Research Areas

Smouldering, Wildland Fire and Fire Ecology, Fire Emission

Prizes and Awards

  • 2022 Student Essay Competition, Merit Award (The Hong Kong Institute of Engineering, Fire Division)

  • Outstanding graduate of Sichuan Province, Sichuan Provincial Department of Education (2021)

  • Top 100 Student Cadres of Sichuan University (Top 10%) (2020)

  • Comprehensive First Class Scholarship of Sichuan University (2020)

  • Chengda Scholarship of Sichuan University (2019)

Journal Publications

  1. Y. Qin, Y. Chen, S. Lin* and X. Huang* (2022). Limiting Oxygen Concentration and Supply Rate of Smoldering Propagation. Combustion and Flame, 245, 112380.

  2. Y. Qin, D. Musa, S. Lin* and X. Huang* (2022). Deep Peat Fire Persistently Smouldering for Weeks: A Laboratory Demonstration. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 32, 86-98.

  3. S. Lin, Y. Qin and X. Huang* (2023). Use of Pre-charred Surfaces to Improve Fire Performance of Wood. Fire Safety Journal, 136, 103745.

  4. Y. Qin, Y. Hu* and X. Huang (2023). A Review of Smoldering Wildfire Emission: Research Advances and Prospects. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (In Chinese, accept).

Conference Communications

  1. Y. Qin, Y. Zhang, Y. Shu*, S. Lin* and X. Huang* (2023). Interaction between Snow Layer and Smoldering Peat Fire under Extreme Environment. 9th Conference on Fire Effects on Soil Properties, The Netherlands, 20 - 22 June 2023. [Oral].

  2. Y. Qin, Y. Chen, S. Lin* and X. Huang* (2023). Minimum Oxidizer Supply of Smouldering Combustion in Biomass Fuels. The 14th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC 2023) Program, Taiwan, 14 - 18 May 2023. [Oral].

  3. Y. Qin, D. Musa, S. Lin* and X. Huang* (2022). Persistent Underground Smouldering Fire in Deep Peat Layer. IX International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal, 11 - 18 Nov 2022. [Oral]

  4. Y. Qin, Y. Chen, S. Lin* and X. Huang* (2022). What is the limiting oxygen condition for smoldering fire? 39th International Symposium on Combustion, Vancouver, Canada, 24 -29 July 2022. [Poster].

  5. S. Lin, Y. Qin and X. Huang* (2022). Evaluation of Fire Performance of Pre-Charred Woods. SiF 2022: The 12th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Hong Kong, 30 Nov - 2 Dec, 2022. [Oral].

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