Zhiwei Sun

Dr Zhiwei Sun

Research Associate, Centre for Energy

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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.

Dr. Zhiwei Sun works on laser diagnostics in reacting complicated multi-phase flows. In his research, novel optical, laser-based techniques are developed and used to achieve visualization of the key parameters in the turbulent flows with high spatial and temporal resolution. 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Lewis, E. W., Lau, T. C. W., Sun, Z., Alwahabi, Z. T., & Nathan, G. J. (2022). The effect of particle size and volumetric loading on the gas temperature distributions in a particle-laden flow heated with high-flux radiation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 182, 13 pages.
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    2022 Wang, S., Wang, Z., Chen, C., Elbaz, A. M., Sun, Z., & Roberts, W. L. (2022). Applying heat flux method to laminar burning velocity measurements of NH<inf>3</inf>/CH<inf>4</inf>/air at elevated pressures and kinetic modeling study. Combustion and Flame, 236, 16 pages.
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    2021 He, Y., Liu, S., Liu, Y., Wang, Z., Sun, Z., Xia, J., & Zhu, Y. (2021). Dynamic zinc and potassium release from a burning hyperaccumulator pellet and their interactions with inhibitive additives. Fuel, 286, 119365.
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    2021 Rowhani, A., Sun, Z., Medwell, P. R., Nathan, G. J., & Dally, B. B. (2021). Soot-flowfield interactions in turbulent non-premixed bluff-body flames of ethylene/nitrogen. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 38(1), 1125-1132.
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    2021 Kruse, S., Medwell, P., Davidovic, M., Sun, Z., Ye, J., Pitsch, H., & Dally, B. (2021). The effect of fuel composition and Reynolds number on soot formation processes in turbulent non-premixed toluene jet flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 38(1), 1395-1402.
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    2021 Zhang, W., Dong, X., Liu, C., Nathan, G. J., Dally, B. B., Rowhani, A., & Sun, Z. (2021). Generating planar distributions of soot particles from luminosity images in turbulent flames using deep learning. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 127(2), 18-1-18-13.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Han, S., Sun, Z., Tian, Z. F., Lau, T., & Nathan, G. (2021). Particle velocity measurement within a free-falling particle curtain using microscopic shadow velocimetry. Optics Express, 29(7), 10923-10938.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Lewis, E. W., Lau, T. C. W., Sun, Z., Alwahabi, Z. T., & Nathan, G. J. (2021). Insights from a new method providing single-shot, planar measurement of gas-phase temperature in particle-laden flows under high-flux radiation. Experiments in Fluids, 62(4), 80-1-80-17.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Bi, X., Sun, Z., Lau, T., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. J. G. (2021). Simultaneous imaging of two-phase velocities in particle-laden flows by two-color optical phase discrimination. Optics Letters, 46(16/15), 3861-3864.
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    2021 Wang, Q., Li, Z., Sun, Z., Liu, H., Cai, W., & Yao, M. (2021). Simultaneous soot multi-parameter fields predictions in laminar sooting flames from neural network-based flame luminosity measurement I: methodology. Optics Letters, 46(16), 3869-3872.
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    2021 ZHANG, W., DONG, X., SUN, Z., ZHOU, B., WANG, Z., & RICHTER, M. (2021). 100 kHz CH2O imaging realized by lower speed planar laser-induced fluorescence and deep learning. Optics Express, 29(19), 30857-30877.
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    2020 Sun, Z., Dally, B., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2020). Statistical relationship between soot volume fraction, temperature, primary particle diameter and OH radicals along transects normal to the local reaction zone in a turbulent flame. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 38(1), 1497-1505.
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    2020 Qi, S., Sun, Z., Wang, Z., Liu, Y., He, Y., Liu, S., . . . Costa, M. (2020). Effects of gas preheat temperature on soot formation in co-flow methane and ethylene diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 38(1), 1225-1232.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2020 Zhao, W., Sun, Z., & Alwahabi, Z. (2020). Emissivity and absorption function measurements of Al₂O₃ and SiC particles at elevated temperature for the utilization in concentrated solar receivers. Solar Energy, 207, 183-191.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2020 Zhao, W., Sun, Z., & Alwahabi, Z. T. (2020). Contactless thermal diagnostics of acoustically levitated biomass under uniform high flux radiation. Energy and Fuels, 34(1), 530-534.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Lewis, E., Lau, T. C., Sun, Z., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2020). Luminescence interference to two‑colour toluene laser‑induced fluorescence thermometry in a particle‑laden flow. Experiments in Fluids, 61(4), 101-1-101-16.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2020 Wang, S., Wang, Z., He, Y., Han, X., Sun, Z., Zhu, Y., & Costa, M. (2020). Laminar burning velocities of CH4/O2/N2 and oxygen-enriched CH4/O2/CO2 flames at elevated pressures measured using the heat flux method. Fuel, 259, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS20
    2020 Sun, Z., Dally, B., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2020). The effect of oxygen concentration in the co-flow of laminar ethylene diffusion flames. Combustion and Flame, 211, 96-111.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS15
    2020 Zhao, W., Howie, J. M., Sun, Z., Kwong, C. W., & Alwahabi, Z. T. (2020). Development and characterization of a grape Marc Hydrochar slurry fuel. Energy & Fuels, 34(44), 14215-14222.
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    2019 Rowhani, A., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., Nathan, G., & Dally, B. (2019). Effects of the bluff-body diameter on the flow-field characteristics of non-premixed turbulent highly-sooting flames. Combustion Science and Technology, OnlinePubl, 1-19.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2019 Sun, Z., Alwahabi, Z., Dally, B., & Nathan, G. (2019). Simultaneously calibrated two-line atomic fluorescence for high-precision temperature imaging in sooting flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37(2), 1417-1425.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7
    2019 Kruse, S., Ye, J., Sun, Z., Attili, A., Dally, B., Medwell, P., & Pitsch, H. (2019). Experimental investigation of soot evolution in a turbulent non-premixed prevaporized toluene flame. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37(1), 849-857.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS10
    2019 Evans, M., Medwell, P., Sun, Z., Chinnici, A., Ye, J., Chan, Q., & Dally, B. (2019). Downstream evolution of n-heptane/toluene flames in hot and vitiated coflows. Combustion and Flame, 202, 78-89.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8
    2019 Foo, K., Evans, M., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., Nathan, G., & Dally, B. (2019). Calculated concentration distributions and time histories of key species in an acoustically forced laminar flame. Combustion and Flame, 204, 189-203.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2019 Han, X., Wang, Z., Costa, M., Sun, Z., He, Y., & Cen, K. (2019). Experimental and kinetic modeling study of laminar burning velocities of NH₃/air, NH₃/H₂/air, NH₃/CO/air and NH₃/CH₄/air premixed flames. Combustion and Flame, 206, 214-226.
    DOI Scopus78 WoS69
    2018 Foo, K. K., Sun, Z., Medwell, P. R., Alwahabi, Z. T., Nathan, G. J., & Dally, B. B. (2018). Soot evolution and flame response to acoustic forcing of laminar non-premixed jet flames at varying amplitudes. Combustion and Flame, 198, 249-259.
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    2018 Mahmoud, S., Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., & Dally, B. (2018). The effect of exit Reynolds number on soot volume fraction in turbulent non-premixed jet flames. Combustion and Flame, 187, 42-51.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS15
    2018 Foo, K., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., Nathan, G., & Dally, B. (2018). Influence of nozzle diameter on soot evolution in acoustically forced laminar non-premixed flames. Combustion and Flame, 194, 376-386.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS16
    2017 Mahmoud, S., Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., & Dally, B. (2017). The effect of exit strain rate on soot volume fraction in turbulent non-premixed jet flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(1), 889-897.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS24
    2017 Jocher, A., Foo, K. K., Sun, Z., Dally, B., Pitsch, H., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2017). Impact of acoustic forcing on soot evolution and temperature in ethylene-air flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(1), 781-788.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS16
    2017 Sun, Z., Dally, B., Nathan, G., & Alwahabi, Z. (2017). Effects of hydrogen and nitrogen on soot volume fraction, primary particle diameter and temperature in laminar ethylene/air diffusion flames. Combustion and Flame, 175, 270-282.
    DOI Scopus51 WoS45
    2017 Gu, D., Sun, Z., Nathan, G., Dong, X., Dally, B., Medwell, P., & Alwahabi, Z. (2017). Optical thermometry for high temperature multiphase environments under high-flux irradiation. Solar Energy, 146, 191-198.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2017 Gu, D., Sun, Z., Dally, B., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2017). Simultaneous measurements of gas temperature, soot volume fraction and primary particle diameter in a sooting lifted turbulent ethylene/air non-premixed flame. Combustion and Flame, 179, 33-50.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS30
    2017 Iqbal, A., Sun, Z., Wall, M., & Alwahabi, Z. (2017). Sensitive elemental detection using microwave-assisted laser-induced breakdown imaging. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 136, 16-22.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
    2017 Foo, K., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., Dally, B., & Nathan, G. (2017). Experimental investigation of acoustic forcing on temperature, soot volume fraction and primary particle diameter in non-premixed laminar flames. Combustion and Flame, 181, 270-282.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS20
    2016 Dong, X., Nathan, G., Sun, Z., Ashman, P., & Gu, D. (2016). Secondary concentrators to achieve high flux radiation with metal halide solar simulators. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 138(4), 041001-1-041001-10.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2016 Dong, X., Sun, Z., Gu, D., Ashman, P., Alwahabi, Z., Dally, B., & Nathan, G. (2016). The influence of high flux broadband irradiation on soot concentration and temperature of a sooty flame. Combustion and Flame, 171, 103-111.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS6
    2016 Gu, D., Sun, Z., Nathan, G., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., & Dally, B. (2016). Improvement of precision and accuracy of temperature imaging in sooting flames using two-line atomic fluorescence (TLAF). Combustion and Flame, 167, 481-493.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS19
    2016 Wall, M., Sun, Z., & Alwahabi, Z. (2016). Quantitative detection of metallic traces in water-based liquids by microwave-assisted laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Optics Express, 24(2), 1507-1517.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS27 Europe PMC2
    2016 Viljanen, J., Sun, Z., & Alwahabi, Z. T. (2016). Microwave assisted laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy at ambient conditions. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 118, 29-36.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS29
    2015 Sun, Z., Alwahabi, Z., Gu, D., Mahmoud, S., Nathan, G., & Dally, B. (2015). Planar laser-induced incandescence of turbulent sooting flames: the influence of beam steering and signal trapping. Applied Physics B, 119(4), 731-743.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS20
    2015 Dong, X., Sun, Z., Nathan, G., Ashman, P., & Gu, D. (2015). Time-resolved spectra of solar simulators employing metal halide and xenon arc lamps. Solar Energy, 115, 613-620.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS34
    2015 Dong, X., Nathan, G., Sun, Z., Gu, D., & Ashman, P. (2015). Concentric multilayer model of the arc in high intensity discharge lamps for solar simulators with experimental validation. Solar Energy, 122, 293-306.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS27
    2015 Sun, Z., Zetterberg, J., Alwahabi, Z., Aldén, M., & Li, Z. (2015). Single-shot, planar infrared imaging in flames using polarization spectroscopy. Optics Express, 23(23), 30414-30420.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2015 Sun, Z., Gu, D., Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., & Dally, B. (2015). Single-shot, Time-Resolved planar Laser-Induced Incandescence (TiRe-LII) for soot primary particle sizing in flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35(3), 3673-3680.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS31
    2015 Gu, D., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., Dally, B., & Nathan, G. (2015). Mechanism for laser-induced fluorescence signal generation in a nanoparticle-seeded flow for planar flame thermometry. Applied Physics B-Lasers and Optics, 118(2), 209-218.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS16
    2014 Zhu, J., Sun, Z., Li, Z., Ehn, A., Alden, M., Salewski, M., . . . Kusano, Y. (2014). Dynamics, OH distributions and UV emission of a gliding arc at various flow-rates investigated by optical measurements. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 47(29), 295203-1-295203-11.
    DOI Scopus70 WoS64
    2013 Li, B., Sun, Z., Li, Z., Alden, M., Jakobsen, J., Hansen, S., & Glarborg, P. (2013). Post-flame gas-phase sulfation of potassium chloride. Combustion and Flame, 160(5), 959-969.
    DOI Scopus59 WoS56
    2013 Kusano, Y., Sorensen, B., Andersen, T., Toftegaard, H., Leipold, F., Salewski, M., . . . Alden, M. (2013). Water-cooled non-thermal gliding arc for adhesion improvement of glass-fibre-reinforced polyester. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 46(13), 135203-1-135203-7.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS30
    2013 Sun, Z., Zhu, J., Li, Z., Aldén, M., Leipold, F., Salewski, M., & Kusano, Y. (2013). Optical diagnostics of a gliding arc. Optics Express, 21(5), 6028-6044.
    DOI Scopus61 WoS59 Europe PMC1
    2012 Shen, X., Gao, X., Li, Z., Li, B., Zheng, C., Sun, Z., . . . Aldén, M. (2012). PLIF diagnostics of NO oxidization and OH consumption in pulsed corona discharge. Fuel, 102, 729-736.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS6
    2012 Zetterberg, J., Blomberg, S., Gustafson, J., Sun, Z., Li, Z., Lundgren, E., & Aldén, M. (2012). An in situ set up for the detection of CO₂ from catalytic CO oxidation by using planar laser-induced fluorescence. Review of Scientific Instruments, 83(5), 053104-1-053104-5.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS30 Europe PMC6
    2012 Wang, Z., Yang, L., Li, B., Li, Z., Sun, Z., Aldén, M., . . . Konnov, A. (2012). Investigation of combustion enhancement by ozone additive in CH₄/air flames using direct laminar burning velocity measurements and kinetic simulations. Combustion and Flame, 159(1), 120-129.
    DOI Scopus89 WoS61
    2012 Sun, Z., Tong, L., Liu, D., Shi, J., & Yang, H. (2012). Preparation and properties of multifunctional Fe<inf>3</inf>O<inf>4</inf> @YVO<inf>4</inf>:Eu<sup>3+</sup> or Dy<sup>3+</sup> core-shell nanocomposites as drug carriers. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(13), 6280-6284.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS17
    2011 Sun, Z., Liu, D., Tong, L., Shi, J., Yang, X., Yu, L., . . . Yang, H. (2011). Synthesis and properties of magnetic and luminescent Fe<inf>3</inf>O <inf>4</inf>/SiO<inf>2</inf>/YVO<inf>4</inf>:Eu<sup>3+</sup> nanocomposites. Solid State Sciences, 13(2), 361-365.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS24
    2011 Sun, Z., Försth, M., Li, Z., Li, B., & Aldén, M. (2011). Mid-infrared polarization spectroscopy: a tool for in situ measurements of toxic gases in smoke-laden environments. Fire and Materials, 35(8), 527-537.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS10
    2011 Sun, Z., Li, Z., Li, B., & Aldén, M. (2011). Flame temperature diagnostics with water lines using mid-infrared degenerate four-wave mixing. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42(10), 1828-1835.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS15
    2011 Sun, Z., Li, Z., Konnov, A., & Aldén, M. (2011). Quantitative HCN measurements in CH4/N2O/O2/N2 flames using mid-infrared polarization spectroscopy. Combustion and Flame, 158(10), 1898-1904.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS11
    2011 Yu, X., Sun, Z., Xu, H., Zhang, J., Jiang, Z., Svanberg, S., & Dai, Z. (2011). Radiative lifetimes, branching fractions and oscillator strengths of some odd-parity levels in Ru i. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 44(21), 5 pages.
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    2011 Johansson, O., Bood, J., Li, B., Ehn, A., Li, Z., Sun, Z., . . . Aldén, M. (2011). Photofragmentation laser-induced fluorescence imaging in premixed flames. Combustion and Flame, 158(10), 1908-1919.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS18
    2010 Wang, Z. H., Li, B., Ehn, A., Sun, Z. W., Li, Z. S., Bood, J., . . . Cen, K. F. (2010). Investigation of flue-gas treatment with O<inf>3</inf> injection using NO and NO<inf>2</inf> planar laser-induced fluorescence. Fuel, 89(9), 2346-2352.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS23
    2010 Yan, B., Li, B., Baudoin, E., Liu, C., Sun, Z. W., Li, Z. S., . . . Mansour, M. S. (2010). Structures and stabilization of low calorific value gas turbulent partially premixed flames in a conical burner. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 34(3), 412-419.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS24
    2010 Li, Z. S., Li, B., Sun, Z. W., Bai, X. S., & Aldén, M. (2010). Turbulence and combustion interaction: High resolution local flame front structure visualization using simultaneous single-shot PLIF imaging of CH, OH, and CH<inf>2</inf>O in a piloted premixed jet flame. Combustion and Flame, 157(6), 1087-1096.
    DOI Scopus136 WoS108
    2010 Sun, Z. W., Dam, N. J., Li, Z. S., & Aldén, M. (2010). NCN detection in atmospheric flames. Combustion and Flame, 157(4), 834-836.
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    2010 Sun, Z. W., Li, Z. S., Li, B., Aldén, M., & Ewart, P. (2010). Detection of C<inf>2</inf>H<inf>2</inf> and HCl using mid-infrared degenerate four-wave mixing with stable beam alignment: Towards practical in situ sensing of trace molecular species. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 98(2-3), 593-600.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS28
    2010 Sun, Z., Li, Z., Alwahabi, Z., & Alden, M. (2010). Quantitative C2H2 measurements in sooty flames using mid-infrared polarization spectroscopy. Applied Physics B-Lasers and Optics, 101(1-2), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS17
    2009 Tian, K., Li, Z. S., Staude, S., Li, B., Sun, Z. W., Lantz, A., . . . Atakan, B. (2009). Influence of ferrocene addition to a laminar premixed propene flame: Laser diagnostics, mass spectrometry and numerical simulations. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32 I(1), 445-452.
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    2009 Li, B., Baudoin, E., Yu, R., Sun, Z. W., Li, Z. S., Bai, X. S., . . . Mansour, M. S. (2009). Experimental and numerical study of a conical turbulent partially premixed flame. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32 II(2), 1811-1818.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS29
    2008 Li, Z. S., Sun, Z. W., Li, B., Aldén, M., & Försth, M. (2008). Spatially resolved trace detection of HCl in flames with mid-infrared polarization spectroscopy. Optics Letters, 33(16), 1836-1838.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS19 Europe PMC5
    2008 Sun, Z. W., Kiefer, J., Li, Z. S., Li, B., & Aldén, M. (2008). Four-wave mixing with non-resonant pump and resonant probe for OH detection in flames. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 92(2), 287-293.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2007 Yang, H., Dai, Z., & Sun, Z. (2007). Upconversion luminescence and kinetics in Er<sup>3+</sup>:YAlO<inf>3</inf> under 652.2 nm excitation. Journal of Luminescence, 124(2), 207-212.
    DOI Scopus78 WoS78
    2006 Xu, H. L., Sun, Z. W., Dai, Z. W., Jiang, Z. K., Palmeri, P., Quinet, P., & Biémont, E. (2006). Radiative lifetimes, branching fractions and oscillator strengths in Pd i and the solar palladium abundance. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 452(1), 357-362.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS24
    2006 Yang, H. G., Dai, Z. W., & Sun, Z. W. (2006). Ultraviolet and visible upconversion dynamics in Er<sup>3+</sup>:YAlO <inf>3</inf> under <sup>2</sup>H<inf>11/2</inf> excitation. Chinese Physics, 15(6), 1273-1277.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12
    2005 Yin, J. H., Li, Z. W., Tian, Y. J., Sun, Z. W., & Song, X. L. (2005). A study on Raman scattering cross section of carbon tetrachloride at low concentrations. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 80(4-5), 573-576.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Rowhani, A., Sun, Z., Chinnici, A., Medwell, P., Nathan, G., & Dally, B. (2019). Effect of bluff-body diameter on the flow field and residence time of turbulent ethylene/nitrogen flames. In 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019 (pp. 1-5). online: The Combstion Institute.
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    2019 Sun, Z., Alwahabi, Z., Dally, B., & Nathan, G. (2019). On the use of planar laser-induced fluorescence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in an ethylene/air laminar co-flow diffusion flame. In 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019.
    2019 Evans, M. J., Ye, J., Kruse, S., Medwell, P. R., Sun, Z., Dally, B. B., & Pitsch, H. (2019). Measurements of oxygenated C8/toluene flames in hot and vitiated coflows. In 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019.
    2019 Lewis, E., Lau, T., Sun, Z., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2019). Interference modes in laser induced fluorescence thermometry applied to particle-laden flows. In Proceedings of the 9th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics (ACLD) (pp. 51-54). Adelaide, Australia: University of Adelaide.
    2018 Lewis, E., Lau, T., Sun, Z., Nathan, G., & Alwahabi, Z. (2018). Gas-phase temperature measurement of particle-laden jets. In Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (AHMTC11) (pp. 1-6). Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
    2018 Lewis, E., Lau, T., Sun, Z., Nathan, G., & Alwahabi, Z. (2018). Effect of particle loading on interference in planar laser induced fluorescence thermometry. In Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2018) (pp. 1-4). The University of Adelaide: Australian Fluid Mechanics Society.
    2017 Evans, M., Medwell, P., Sun, Z., & Dally, B. (2017). Temperature imaging of gaseous n-heptane flames in hot vitiated coflows. In 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion Vol. 2017-December. online: The Combustion Institute.
    2017 Mahmoud, S., Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., & Dally, B. (2017). The Influence of Reynolds Number on Soot Concentration in Turbulent Non-premixed Jet Flames. In 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017 Vol. 2017-December (pp. 1-4). online: The Combustion Institute.
    2017 Foo, K., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., Nathan, G., & Dally, B. (2017). Characteristics of an acoustically forced non-premixed jet flame. In 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017 Vol. 2017-December. online: The Combustion Institute.
    2017 Ye, J., Kruse, S., Medwell, P., Sun, Z., Dally, B., & Pitsch, H. (2017). Effects of Di-n-butyl ether addition to turbulent toluene sooting flames. In 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017 Vol. 2017-December (pp. 1-4). online: The Combustion Institute.
    2017 Sun, Z., Dally, B., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2017). Characteristics of oxygen-enriched laminar ethylene diffusion sooting flames. In 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017 Vol. 2017-December (pp. 1-4). online: The Combustion Institute.
    2015 Alwahabi, Z., Sun, Z., & Wall, M. (2015). Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Detection of High and Low Concentrations. In Proceedings of 7th Australian conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (pp. 9-14). Online: Monash University.
    2015 Sun, Z., Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., & Dally, B. (2015). Numerical assessments of measuring soot aggregates sizes using elastic scattering at two laser wavelengths and one collection angle. In Proceedings of 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustionb (pp. 61-64). Online: Monash.
    2015 Algoraini, S., Sun, Z., & Alwahabi, Z. (2015). Laser-Induced Incandescence of Laminar Premixed C2H4-Air flames at Well-Controlled Pressure. In Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (pp. 65-68). Online: Monash University.
    2015 Dong, X., Sun, Z., Gu, D., Nathan, G., Ashman, P., Alwahabi, Z., & Dally, B. (2015). The influence of high flux broadband radiation on soot concentration and temperature in a sooty flame. In Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium (pp. 348-351). Online: The Combustion Institute.
    2015 Mahmoud, S., Sun, Z., Dally, B., Alwahabie, Z., Medwell, P., & Nathan, G. (2015). The effect of exit strain rate on soot volume fraction in turbulent non-premixed jet flames. In Y. Yang, & N. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium (pp. 356-359). Online: The Combustion Institute.
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    2015 Dong, X., Nathan, G., Sun, Z., Gu, D., Ashman, P., Alwahabi, Z., & Dally, B. (2015). Influence of simulated solar radiation on the soot volume fraction in laminar sooty flames. In ASPACC 2015 - 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (pp. 6 pages). online: The Combustion Institute.
    2015 Sun, Z., Mahmoud, S., Dally, B., Nathan, G., & Alwahabi, Z. (2015). Soot volume fraction and temperature measurements in laminar C2H4/air diffusion flames with H2 and N2 blended at atmospheric pressure. In ASPACC 2015 - 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (pp. 1-6). online: The Combustion Institute.
    2015 Gu, D., Sun, Z., Nathan, G., Dong, X., Alwahabi, Z., Dally, B., & Medwell, P. (2015). Application of two-line atomic fluorescence to sooting flames under irradiation from a high-flux solar simulator. In ASPACC 2015 - 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (pp. 6 pages). online: The Combustion Institute.
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    2014 Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., Dally, B., Medwell, P., Arjomandi, M., Sun, Z., . . . Van Eyk, P. (2014). Optics and photonics in solar thermal energy technologies. In Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014 (pp. 1-3). Online: Optical Society of America (OSA).
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    2014 Alwahabi, Z., Nathan, G., Dally, B., Medwell, P., & Sun, Z. (2014). Optics & photonics for combustion diagnostic studies. In Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014. Canberra, Australia: Optical Society of America (OSA).
    2014 Sun, Z., Gu, D., Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., & Dally, B. (2014). Optical methods for instantaneous and planar measurements of soot sizes in flames. In Proceedings of the Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications (OIEEA 2014): Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2), as published in Proceedings Light, Energy and the Environment (pp. 1-3). Canberra, Australia: Optical Society of America (OSA).
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    2014 Alwahabi, Z. T., Nathan, G. J., Dally, B. B., Medwell, P. R., & Sun, Z. (2014). Optics &amp; photonics for combustion diagnostic studies. In Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014. OSA.
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    2013 Dong, X., Ashman, P., Nathan, G., & Sun, Z. (2013). Optical design of a high flux solar simulator configurable to achieve either a line or a point focus. In Proceedings of Chemeca 2013 (pp. 1-7). Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    2013 Sun, Z., Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., & Dally, B. (2013). Single-shot, time-resolved planar laser-induced incandescence (TR-LII) for soot particle sizing - part II: in a turbulent flame. In Proceedings of the Australian combustion Symposium 2013 (pp. 100-103). Online: The Combustion Institute.
    2013 Sun, Z., Alwahabi, Z., Nathan, G., & Dally, B. (2013). Single-shot, time-resolved planar laser-induced incandescence (TR-LII) for soot particle sizing - part I: in a laminar flame. In Proceedings of the Australian combustion Symposium 2013 (pp. 95-99). Online: The Combustion Institute.
    2013 Gu, D., Sun, Z., Medwell, P., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2013). Spectral Assessment of Interferences to Two-line Atomic Fluorescence (TLAF) in Turbulent Sooty Flames. In M. Zhu, Y. Ma, Y. Yu, H. Vuthaluru, Z. Zhang, & D. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium (pp. 263-266). Australia: The Combustion Institute Australian & New Zealand Section.
    2013 Hurtig, T., Elfsberg, M., Li, Z., Sun, Z., Ehn, A., & Larfeldt, J. (2013). Experiments on plasma assisted combustion using a dielectric barrier surface discharge. In Digest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. IEEE.
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    2011 Sun, Z., Försth, M., Li, Z., Li, B., & Aldén, M. (2011). In situ measurements of HCN in a tube furnace with infrared polarization spectroscopy. In Fire Safety Science Vol. 10 (pp. 279-291). International Association for Fire Safety Science.
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    2008 Li, Z., Sun, Z., Li, B., Aldén, M., & Försth, M. (2008). Detection of HCl in a premixed H<inf>2</inf>/O<inf>2</inf>/Ar flame seeded with CHCl<inf>3</inf> using mid-IR polarization spectroscopy. In X. Zhang, & X. Liu (Eds.), Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (pp. 222-226). Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA: WORLD PUBLISHING CORPORATION.
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    2008 Li, Z. S., Sun, Z. W., Li, B., Aldén, M., & Försth, M. (2008). Detection of HCl in a premixed H<inf>2</inf>/O<inf>2</inf>/Ar flame seeded with CHCl<inf>3</inf> using mid-IR polarization spectroscopy. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. OSA.
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  • 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: Research Associate, Centre for Energy
  • Phone: 83132310
  • Email: zhiwei.sun@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor S3
  • Room: S3 24M
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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