Research Areas: Nano particles on fluid properties and evaporation, numerical simulation of multiphase flow combustion, pollutant emissions in the combustion system.
Yan Wei received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Central Florida in 2015. Between 2015 and 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Department of Mechanical Engineering in Virginia Tech. She was lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Design at Eastern Washington University, USA between January，2017 and June，2017.She is now Teaching Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at Southern University of Science & Technology of China. Her research focuses on effects of nano particles on fluid properties and evaporation, numerical simulation of multiphase flow combustion, pollutant emissions in the combustion system. Yan has published 6 papers in the top journals. Two first author papers that have been published in the top journal of energy and power field (International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer) systematically studied the evaporation behavior of droplets containing particles, and introduced the flow equation into the droplet evaporation model for the first time. The novel model provided information of redistribution of particles within the fluid and provided reliable theoretical basis for studying the morphology of the dry particles in the end of the evaporation process. Dr. Wei is also interested in engineering education. She has 6 years of teaching experience. She has taught courses in engineering graphics, numerical analysis, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics.
◆ August, 2015 Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida, USA
◆ June, 2009 M.S. in Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
◆ June, 2007 B.S. in Energy and Power Engineering , Wuhan University, China
◆ Teaching Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at Southern University of Science & Technology at China ( 2017,11 – now)
◆ Lecturer in Department of Engineering and Design at Eastern Washington University (2017,1 – 2017,6)
◆ Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech (2015, 9 -2016, 9)
1. Y. Wei, F. Segura, W. Deng and R. Chen. Effect of transport processes on ignition of stretched diffusion flames using laser spark, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 123, 988-993, 2018
2. Y. Wei, W. Deng and R. Chen. Effects of Internal Circulation and Particle Mobility during Nanofluid Droplet Evaporation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer， 103， 1335-1347， 2016
3. Y. Wei, W. Deng and R. Chen. Effects of insoluble nano-particles on nanofluid droplet evaporation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 97, 725-734, 2016
4. W. Yang, B. Lojewski, Y. Wei, and W. Deng, Interactions and Deposition Patterns of Multiplexed Electrosprays, Journal of Aerosol Science, 46, 20-33, 2012
5. Q. Fang, A. Musa, Y. Wei, Z. Luo and H. Zhou. Numerical Simulation of Multifuel Combustion in a 200 MW Tangentially Fired Utility Boiler, Energy Fuels, 26, 313-323, 2012
6. Q. Fang, H. Wang, Y. Wei, L. Lei, X. Duan, H. Zhou, Numerical simulations of the slagging characteristics in down-fired, pulverized-coal boiler furnace, Fuel Processing Technology, 91, 88-96, 2010
7. Y. Zhang, H. Zhou, M. Xie, Q. Fang and Y. Wei, Modeling of Soot Formation in Gas Burner Using Reduced Chemical Kinetics Coupled with CFD Code, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 18, 967-978, 2010