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Ms. Yuying Chen 陈玉莹

Postdoc Fellow (2023 - )

Research Centre for Fire Engineering

Department of Building Services Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Office: ZN 808



Ms Yuying Chen is currently a Postdoc Fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (2024) and in Fire Safety Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2023). She also got her M. Eng. degree from the State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology at Beijing Institute of Technology (2020) and her B. Eng. degree from China University of Petroleum (2017). Her research fields include Smouldering Fire, Biomass Pyrolysis and Combustion, and Thermal Treatment of Organic Waste.

陈玉莹,香港理工大学屋宇设备工程学系博士后,悉尼科技大学 (2024) 和香港理工大学 (2023) 双学位博士,北京理工大学爆炸科学与技术国家重点实验室硕士 (2020),中国石油大学学士 (2017)。主要研究领域涉及阴燃火灾、生物质热解和燃烧以及固废热处理。

Background of Education:

2022-2024: Ph.D. (Dual-degree program), University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Supervisor: Dr. Nic Surawski

2020-2023: Ph.D., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Supervisor: Dr. Xinyan Huang

2017-2020: M.Eng., Beijing Institute of Technology, China, Supervisor: Prof. Xinming Qian

2013-2017: B.Eng., China University of Petroleum, China


Research Interest:

Smouldering Fire, Biomass Pyrolysis and Combustion, Thermal Treatment of Organic Waste, Emission Control of Combustion


Prizes and Awards:

2020 Outstanding Master’s Degree Thesis Award of Beijing Institute of Technology

2020 Outstanding Master’s Graduate of Beijing Institute of Technology

2022 University of Technology Sydney President’s Scholoarship

2022 University of Technology Sydney HDR Women in Engineering & IT Award

Journal Paper:

  1. Y. Chen, Z. Wang, S. Lin, Y. Qin, X. Huang*. A Review on Biomass Thermal-Oxidative Decomposition Data and Machine Learning Prediction of Thermal Analysis. Cleaner Materials, 2023: 100206.

  2. Y. Chen, S. Lin, Y. Qin, N. C. Surawski*, X. Huang*. Carbon Distribution and Multi-criteria Decision Analysis of Flexible Biowaste Smouldering Processing Technologies. Waste Management, 2023, 167: 183-193.

  3. Y. Chen, S. Lin*, Z. Liang, X. Huang*. Clean smoldering biowaste process: Effect of burning direction on smoke purification by self-sustained flame. Fuel Processing Technology, 2022, 237: 107453.

  4. Y. Chen, S. Lin, Z. Liang, N. C. Surawski, X. Huang*. Smouldering Organic Waste Removal Technology with Smoke Emissions Cleaned by Self-sustained Flame. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2022: 132363.

  5. Y. Chen, Z. Liang, S. Lin, X. Huang*. Limits of sustaining a flame above smoldering woody biomass. Combustion Science and Technology, 2022:1-19.

  6. Y. Chen, Q. Zhang, M. Li, M. Yuan, D. Wu, X. Qian⁎. Experimental study on explosion characteristics of DME-blended LPG mixtures in a closed vessel, Fuel, 2019, 248: 232-240.

  7. Y. Chen, X. Qian, Q. Zhang, L. Fu, M. Yuan⁎. Study on the effects of initial pressure and temperature on the explosion characteristics of DME-blended LPG mixtures in an obstructed confined pipeline, Fuel, 2019, 257: 116047.

  8. Y. Qin, Y. Zhang, Y. Chen, S. Lin, X. Huang*. Minimum Oxygen Supply Rate for Smouldering Propagation: Effect of Fuel Bulk Density and Particle Size. Combustion and Flame, 2024: 113292.

  9. Q. Zhang, Y. Chen, T. Fan, M. Yuan, Z. Liu, P. Huang, X. Qian*, Flame dynamics and flammability limit of DME(30%)/LPG blended clean fuel in elongated closed pipeline under multi-factors, Fuel, 2019, 254: 115731.

  10. Q. Zhang, X. Qian*, Y. Chen, M. Yuan. Deflagration shock wave dynamics of DME/LPG blended clean fuel under the coupling effect of initial pressure and equivalence ratio in elongated closed space[J]. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, 250: 119572.

  11. Q. Zhang, X. Qian*, Y. Chen, M. Li, D. Wu, M. Yuan, D. Wang. Effect of DME addition on flame dynamics of LPG/DME blended fuel in tail space of closed pipeline[J]. Energy, 2020, 202: 117749.

Conference Paper:

  • Y. Chen, Y. Qin, and X. Huang*. Biochar Production via Biomass Smouldering. PolyU Research Student Conference (PRSC) 2023, Hong Kong, 8-9 May, 2023. [Oral]

  • Y. Chen, S. Lin, X. Huang*, A Review of Characteristic Smoldering Temperature, Chinese National Combustion Symposium, Xiamen, China, 12-15 Nov 2020 [Poster]


  • Y. Chen, S. Lin, X. Huang, Z. Liang, A mobile and real-time smouldering processing system and method for organic solid wastes, China Patent, No. 2022104633262 陈玉莹,林少润,黄鑫炎,梁志荣,一种移动式有机固废阴燃及时处理系统及方法,中国专利,申请编号:2022104633262

  •  X. Huang, Y. Chen, S. Lin, An excess-enthalpy smouldering combustion system and method based on flaming heat recovery, China Patent, No. 2022104522058 黄鑫炎、陈玉莹、林少润,一种基于尾气火焰回热的超焓阴燃系统与方法,中国专利,申请编号:2022104522058

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