People

Xinyan Pei

Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellow 

Research Interests

Xinyan Pei’ s current interests include experimental studies on combustion of heavy fuel oil in a swirling flame and low sulfur fuel, properties of emulsion fuel, auto-ignition non-premixed combustion in laminar and turbulent flow under high pressure. The pollutant emission, such as soot, cenosphere and NOx is emphasized in these studies. The previous research was based on the application of active fuel cooling technology in aero-engine and focused on the heat exchange characteristics, carbon deposition properties, multi-phases flow and thermal stability of the supercritical jet fuel.

Selected Publications

Kinetic modeling of thermal oxidation and coking deposition in aviation fuel.

X. Y. Pei, L. Y. Hou, Z. Y. Ren

Energy & Fuels, Issue 31, 1399-1405, (2017)

Effects of dissolved oxygenconcentration on coke deposition of kerosene.

X. Y. Pei, L. Y. Hou

Fuel Processing Technology, Issue 142, 86-91, (2016)

Secondary flow and oxidation cokingdeposition of aviation fuel​

X. Y. Pei, L. Y. Hou

Fuel, Issue 167, 68-74, (2016)

Flow pattern effects on oxidationdeposition rate of aviation kerosene

X. Y. Pei, L. Y. Hou, Z. Y. Ren

Energy & Fuels, Issue 9, 6088-6094, (2015)

Thermo-physical properties forsurrogate models of aviation kerosene

X. Y. Pei, L. Y. Hou, C.K. Mo, et al.

Journal of Aerospace Power, Issue 9, 2122-2128, (2015)

Numerical investigation on cavitystructure of solid-fuel scramjet combustor

X. Y. Pei, L. Y. Hou

Acta Astronautica, Issue 2, 463-475, (2014)


Education

Ph.D., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2016

M.Sc., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, 2013

B.Sc., Flight Vehicle Power Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, 2010

Professional Profile

​​2017-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2016-2017: Assistant Professor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

2010-2010: Bachelor Thesis, Technology University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Scientific and Professional Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Awards

National Scholarship for Graduates, Ministry of Education of China, 2015

National Scholarship for Graduates, Ministry of Education of China, 2012

National Sch​olarship for Undergraduates, Ministry of Education of China, 2009

KAUST Affiliations

Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)