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.

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.

Keywords

Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering, Optics, Renewable Power

Journals

Date Citation
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 10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.01.017
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 10.1016/j.proci.2016.08.025
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 10.1016/j.proci.2016.08.055
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 10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.04.002
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 10.1016/j.solener.2017.02.024
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 10.1016/j.combustflame.2016.08.031
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 10.1364/OE.24.001507
2016 Viljanen,J, Sun,Z, Alwahabi,ZT, 2016, Microwave assisted laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy at ambient conditions, Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 118, 29-36 10.1016/j.sab.2016.02.002
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 10.1016/j.combustflame.2016.05.026
2016 Gu,D, Sun,Z, Nathan,GJ, Medwell,PR, Alwahabi,ZT, Dally,BB, 2016, Improvement of precision and accuracy of temperature imaging in sooting flames using two-line atomic fluorescence (TLAF), Combustion and Flame, 167, 481-493 10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.09.028
2016 Dong,X, Nathan,GJ, Sun,Z, Ashman,PJ, 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 10.1115/1.4032943
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 10.1016/j.proci.2014.07.066
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 10.1364/OE.23.030414
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 10.1016/j.solener.2015.03.017
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 10.1016/j.solener.2015.09.004
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 10.1007/s00340-015-6080-6
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 10.1007/s00340-014-5972-1
2014 Zhu,J, Sun,Z, Li,Z, Ehn,A, Alden,M, Salewski,M, Leipold,F, 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 10.1088/0022-3727/47/29/295203
2013 Kusano,Y, Sorensen,B, Andersen,T, Toftegaard,H, Leipold,F, Salewski,M, Sun,Z, Zhu,J, Li,Z, Alden,M et al, 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 10.1088/0022-3727/46/13/135203
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 10.1364/OE.21.006028
2013 Li,B, Sun,Z, Li,Z, Alden,M, Jakobsen,JG, Hansen,S, Glarborg,P, 2013, Post-flame gas-phase sulfation of potassium chloride, Combustion and Flame, 160, 5, 959-969 10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.01.010
2012 Shen,X, Gao,X, Li,Z, Li,B, Zheng,C, Sun,Z, Ni,M, Cen,K, Aldén,M, 2012, PLIF diagnostics of NO oxidization and OH consumption in pulsed corona discharge, Fuel, 102, 729-736 10.1016/j.fuel.2012.07.011
2012 Wang,ZH, Yang,L, Li,B, Li,ZS, Sun,ZW, Aldén,M, Cen,KF, Konnov,AA, 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 10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.06.017
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 10.1063/1.4711130
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 10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.03.008
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, - 10.1088/0953-4075/44/21/215002
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 10.1002/fam.1071
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 10.1002/jrs.2894
2011 Johansson,O, Bood,J, Li,B, Ehn,A, Li,Z, Sun,Z, Jonsson,M, Konnov,A, Aldén,M, 2011, Photofragmentation laser-induced fluorescence imaging in premixed flames, Combustion and Flame, 158, 10, 1908-1919 10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.02.021
2010 Wang,Z, Li,B, Ehn,A, Sun,Z, Li,Z, Bood,J, Aldén,M, Cen,K, 2010, Investigation of flue-gas treatment with O3 injection using NO and NO2 planar laser-induced fluorescence, Fuel, 89, 9, 2346-2352 10.1016/j.fuel.2010.03.013
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 CH2O in a piloted premixed jet flame, Combustion and Flame, 157, 6, 1087-1096 10.1016/j.combustflame.2010.02.017
2010 Sun,Z, Li,Z, Li,B, Aldén,M, Ewart,P, 2010, Detection of C2H2 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 10.1007/s00340-009-3798-z
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 10.1007/s00340-010-4057-z
2010 Yan,B, Li,B, Baudoin,E, Liu,C, Sun,Z, Li,Z, Bai,X, Aldén,M, Chen,G, Mansour,M et al, 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 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2009.10.011
2010 Sun,Z, Dam,N, Li,Z, Aldén,M, 2010, NCN detection in atmospheric flames, Combustion and Flame, 157, 4, 834-836 10.1016/j.combustflame.2009.12.012
2009 Li,B, Baudoin,E, Yu,R, Sun,Z, Li,Z, Bai,X, Aldén,M, Mansour,M, 2009, Experimental and numerical study of a conical turbulent partially premixed flame, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32 II, 2, 1811-1818 10.1016/j.proci.2008.06.088
2009 Tian,K, Li,Z, Staude,S, Li,B, Sun,Z, Lantz,A, Aldén,M, 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 10.1016/j.proci.2008.05.056
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 10.1007/s00340-008-3067-6
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 10.1364/OL.33.001836
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 10.1016/j.jlumin.2006.02.021

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2015 Gu,DH, Sun,ZW, Nathan,GJ, Dong,X, Alwahabi,ZT, Dally,BB, Medwell,PR, 2015, Application of two-line atomic fluorescence to sooting flames under irradiation from a high-flux solar simulator, 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Beijing, China
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, 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015, Beijing
2015 Alwahabi,Z, Sun,Z, Wall,M, 2015, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Detection of High and Low Concentrations, 7th Australian conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Melbourne
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, 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Melbourne
2015 Dong,X, Sun,Z, Gu,D, Nathan,G, Ashman,P, Alwahabi,Z, Dally,BB, 2015, The influence of high flux broadband radiation on soot concentration and temperature in a sooty flame, Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne
2015 Algoraini,S, Sun,Z, Alwahabi,Z, 2015, Laser-Induced Incandescence of Laminar Premixed C2H4-Air flames at Well-Controlled Pressure, 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Melbourne
2015 Mahmoud,SM, Sun,ZW, Dally,BB, Alwahabie,ZT, Medwell,PR, Nathan,GJ, 2015, The effect of exit strain rate on soot volume fraction in turbulent non-premixed jet flames, Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne, Parkville Victoria 10.2121/111101.111
2014 Nathan,G, Alwahabi,Z, Dally,B, Medwell,P, Arjomandi,M, Sun,Z, Lau,T, Van Eyk,P, 2014, Optics and photonics in solar thermal energy technologies, Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014, Canberra, Australia
2014 Alwahabi,ZT, Nathan,GJ, Dally,BB, Medwell,PR, Sun,Z, 2014, Optics & photonics for combustion diagnostic studies, Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014, Canberra, Australia
2014 Sun,Z, Gu,D, Nathan,G, Alwahabi,Z, Dally,B, 2014, Optical methods for instantaneous and planar measurements of soot sizes in flames, Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014, Canberra, Australia
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, Australian Combustion Symposium, Western Australia
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, Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Brisbane
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, Australian Combustion Symposium, Western 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, Australian Combustion Symposium, Western Australia
2008 Li,Z, Sun,Z, Li,B, Aldén,M, Försth,M, 2008, Detection of HCl in a premixed H2/O2/Ar flame seeded with CHCl3 using mid-IR polarization spectroscopy, 9th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilization, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA
Position
Research Associate
Phone
83132310
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering South Building
Room Number
S3 26
Org Unit
School of Mechanical Engineering

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