Zhiwei Sun

Dr Zhiwei Sun

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Zhiwei Sun works on laser diagnostics in combustion and other challenging reacting flows. In his research, novel optical, laser-based techniques are used to visualize the key parameters in flames/flows in high spatial and temporal resolution. He also focuses on the development of unique new techniques for quantitative measurements of reacting flows that are reacting or under high radiation.

  • Advanced laser/optical diagnostics
  • Experiments in thermo-fluids, laminar and turbulent 
  • Solar thermal, Combustion and Particle-laden flow
  • High temperature process and decarbonisation
  • Generation 3 Particle Pilot Plant (G3P3): Integrated high-temperature particle receiver system for CSP, (CIs: Hu, Gauche, Nathan, Arjomandi, Lau, Sun, Saw, Alwahabi), US Department of Energy, $397,000.
  • Innovation Connections Grant (CIs: Nathan, Sun, Jafarian, Alwahabi), Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Australia, $100,000
  • Innovation Connections Grant, Stage-II (CIs: Sun, Nathan), Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Australia, $160,000

MECH ENG 4112/7021 - Combustion Technology & Emission Control

  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83132310
  • Email: zhiwei.sun@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor S3
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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