Dr Zhiwei Sun

Zhiwei Sun
Research Associate
School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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.

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Dr Zhiwei Sun

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.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — 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.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 co- Program Leader of the Section of Turbulent Sooting Flames ISF workshop
2012 Research Associate The University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2007 - 2012 Division of Combustion Physics, Lund University Sweden PhD
1999 - 2006 Department of Physics, Jilin University China B.S & M.S.

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
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 Scopus1
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.
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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.
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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 Scopus2 WoS2
2017 Jocher, A., Foo, 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 Scopus2 WoS2
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 Scopus7 WoS5
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.
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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 Scopus2 WoS1
2016 Dong, X., Nathan, G. J., Sun, Z., Ashman, P. J., & 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 Scopus1
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 Scopus2 WoS2
2016 Gu, D., Sun, Z., Nathan, G. J., Medwell, P. R., Alwahabi, Z. T., & Dally, B. 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 Scopus7 WoS5
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 Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC1
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 Scopus11 WoS7
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 Scopus1 WoS1
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 Scopus21 WoS19
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 Scopus10 WoS10
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 Scopus10 WoS6
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 Scopus11 WoS9
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 Scopus13 WoS13
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 Scopus24 WoS28
2013 Li, B., Sun, Z., Li, Z., Alden, M., Jakobsen, J. G., Hansen, S., & Glarborg, P. (2013). Post-flame gas-phase sulfation of potassium chloride. Combustion and Flame, 160(5), 959-969.
DOI WoS23
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 WoS17
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 Scopus32 WoS29
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 Scopus4 WoS4
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 Scopus14 WoS16 Europe PMC4
2012 Wang, Z. H., Yang, L., Li, B., Li, Z. S., Sun, Z. W., Aldén, M., . . . Konnov, A. 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 Scopus50 WoS26
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 Scopus5 WoS5
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 Scopus8 WoS8
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 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 Scopus7 WoS6
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 Scopus19 WoS15
2010 Wang, Z., Li, B., Ehn, A., Sun, Z., Li, Z., Bood, J., . . . Cen, K. (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 Scopus22 WoS11
2010 Yan, B., Li, B., Baudoin, E., Liu, C., Sun, Z., Li, Z., . . . Mansour, M. (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 Scopus19 WoS13
2010 Li, Z., Li, B., Sun, Z., Bai, X., & 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 Scopus78 WoS60
2010 Sun, Z., Dam, N., Li, Z., & Aldén, M. (2010). NCN detection in atmospheric flames. Combustion and Flame, 157(4), 834-836.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4
2010 Sun, Z., Li, Z., 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 Scopus24 WoS23
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 Scopus10 WoS9
2009 Tian, K., Li, Z., Staude, S., Li, B., Sun, Z., 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.
DOI Scopus17 WoS14
2009 Li, B., Baudoin, E., Yu, R., Sun, Z., Li, Z., Bai, X., . . . Mansour, M. (2009). Experimental and numerical study of a conical turbulent partially premixed flame. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32 II(2), 1811-1818.
DOI Scopus22 WoS20
2008 Li, Z., Sun, Z., 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 Scopus13 WoS12 Europe PMC2
2008 Sun, Z., Kiefer, J., Li, Z., 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 Er3+:YAlO3 under 652.2nm excitation. Journal of Luminescence, 124(2), 207-212.
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Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Evans, M. J., Medwell, P. R., Sun, Z. W., & Dally, B. B. (2017). Temperature imaging of gaseous n-heptane flames in hot vitiated coflows. In 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion. The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
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.
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). Melbourne.
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). Melbourne.
2015 Dong, X., Sun, Z., Gu, D., Nathan, G., Ashman, P., Alwahabi, Z., & Dally, B. 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). Melbourne.
2015 Mahmoud, S. M., Sun, Z. W., Dally, B. B., Alwahabie, Z. T., Medwell, P. R., & Nathan, G. J. (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). Melbourne, Parkville Victoria.
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2015 Sun, Z., Mahmoud, S., Dally, B., Nathan, G., & Alwahabi, Z. (2015). Soot volume fraction and temperature measurements in laminar C<inf>2</inf>H<inf>4</inf>/air diffusion flames with H<inf>2</inf> and N<inf>2</inf> blended at atmospheric pressure. In ASPACC 2015 - 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (pp. 1-6). Beijing.
2015 Gu, D. H., Sun, Z. W., Nathan, G. J., Dong, X., Alwahabi, Z. T., Dally, B. B., & Medwell, P. R. (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). Beijing, China.
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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). Canberra, Australia.
2014 Alwahabi, Z. T., Nathan, G. J., Dally, B. B., Medwell, P. R., & 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 Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014 (pp. 1-3). Online: Optical Society of America (OSA).
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.
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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Position
Research Associate
Phone
83132310
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering South Building, floor S3
Room Number
S3 26
Org Unit
School of Mechanical Engineering

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