ZHOU Lei
Address:
D207B, HIT Campus, Shenzhen University Town (518055)
Email:
L.Zhou@hit.edu.cn
Phone:
+86 (0)755 86143015
+86 (0)755 26033774(Fax)
PERSONAL PROFILE
 
Postdoc Researcher Recruiting:
Requirements: PhD degree or will be granted PhD degree within half a year, no more than 35 years old.
Research Background: Combustion, Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Powertrain system, Internal Combustion Engine, Laser Diagnostics, etc.
Salary Scale: 280,000-320,000 RMB Yuan (Before Tax) Per year

Contact information: Send your CV and supporting materials (Certificates, Publication List, Reference Letter, etc.) to L.Zhou@hit.edu.cn
RESEARCH INTEREST
 
Combustion
Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy
Internal Combustion Engine
Laser Diagnostics
Chemical Kinetics and Numerical Simulations
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
EDUCATION  
10.2009-09.2013
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology
PhD Thesis Title: Emission reduction in compression-ignition engines by fuel tuning.
Promotor: Prof.dr. Philip De Goey
09.2000-03.2003
Master of Science, Power Mechanics and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology.
09.1996-07.2000
Bachelor of Science, Power Mechanics and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology.
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE  
09.2015-
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School.
04.2018-06.2018
Visiting Faculty, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The Australian National University
01.2015-08.2015
Post-doc Researcher, Institute for Physico-Chemical Fundamentals of Combustion (PCFC), RWTH Aachen.
10.2013-12.2014
Post-doc Researcher, Combustion Technology Group, Eindhoven University of Technology & Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA), RWTH Aachen.
03.2009-01.2010
Academic Visitor, Group of Internal Combustion Engine,University of Oxford.
07.2005-02.2009
Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Vehicular Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology.
04.2003-06.2005
Teaching Assitant, School of Mechanical and Vehicular Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & ACADEMIC SERVICE
 
2009-
SAE Member
2008-
Member of International Combustion Institute
RESEARCH PROJECTS
2018-2021
Investigation of the oxygenate fuels with cyclic molecular structures on sooting tendency in laminar flames at elevated pressure(¥600,000), (NSFC) Natural Science Foundation of China
2018-2020
Research and Development of UAV and General Aviation Opposed Piston Internal Combustion Engines (¥1,050,000), Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee
2018-2019
Kinetics Chemical Mechanism of Lignin Based Bio-fuels (¥300,000), Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee
2017-2020
Research and Development of 2nd Generation Bio-fuels (¥3,000,000), Shenzhen Municipal Government
2017-2018
Direct Injection Compression-Ignition Methanol Engine for Non-road
Applications, Industrial Partner
2016-2018
Advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Powertrain System, Industrial Partner
2016-2018
Fundamental Research for 2nd Generation Bio-fuels (¥300,000), Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee
2015
Novel Fuels for Formula-1 Racing Cars, Shell Global Solution.
2014-2015
Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass”, DFG( Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
2013-2014
Smart Energy Regions Program of the Province of Noord-Brabant(NL).
2009-2013
Emission Reduction in Compression-ignition Engines by Fuel Tuning, European Graduate School on Sustainable Energy.
2009
Lower Particulates Emission of Direct Injection Gasoline, Jaguar.
2006-2010
Research on the Mechanism of the High Density Spray and Combustion in Diesel, “973” Program.
2006-2009
The Research and Development of High-Efficient and Low-Emission Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine, “863” Program(2006AA11A1B6).
2007-2008
Analysis of Relevant Laws and Regulations about Hydrogen in China, BMW China.
RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS
PATENT
   
PAPER & BOOK PUBLICATIONS
1) Zhou, L., Xiong, G., Zhang, M., Chen, L., Ding, S. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2017). "Experimental Study of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in n-Heptane Laminar Diffusion Flames from 1.0 to 3.0 bar". Fuel, 209(2017): 265-273.

2) Chen, L., Ding, S., Liang, Z., Zhou, L.*, Zhang, H. & Zhang, C.(2017). “Filtration efficiency analysis of fibrous filters: Experimental and theoretical study on the sampling of agglomerate particles emitted from a GDI engine”. Aerosol Science and Technology, 51(9):1082-1092.

3) Zhou, L.*, Zhang, H., Zhao, Z.&Zhang, F. (2017). "Research on Opposed Piston Two-Stroke (OPTS) Engine for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) by Thermodynamic Simulation". SAE International Journal of Engines, 2017-01-2408.

4) Zhou L., Heuser, B., Boot, M.D., Kremer, F.& Pischinger, S. (2015). “Performance and emissions of lignin and cellulose based oxygenated fuels in a compression-ignition engine”. SAE International Journal of Engines, 2015-01-0910.

5) Zhou L., Dam, N.J., Boot, M.D. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2014). “Investigation of the effect of molecular structure on sooting tendency in laminar diffusion flames at elevated pressure”. Combustion and Flame, 161(10):2669-2677.

6) Zhou L., Boot, M.D., Johansson, B.H. & Reijnders, J.J.E. (2014). “Performance of lignin derived aromatic oxygenates in a heavy-duty diesel engine”. Fuel, 115(2014): 469-478.

7) Zhou L., Dam, N.J., Boot, M.D. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2013). “Measurements of sooting tendency in laminar diffusion flames of n-heptane at elevated pressure”. Combustion and Flame, 160(11): 2507-2516.

8) Zhou L., Boot, M.D., & Johansson, B.H. (2013). “Comparison of Emissions and Performance between Saturated Cyclic Oxygenates and Aromatics in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine”. Fuel, 113(2013): 239-247.

9) Zhou L., Boot, M.D. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2013). “Gasoline–ignition improver–oxygenate blends as fuels for advanced compression ignition combustion”. SAE International Journal of Engines, 2013-01-0529.

10) Zhou L., Boot, M.D. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2013). “The effect of molecular structure on emissions and performance of a heavy-duty compression-ignition engine”. SAE International Journal of Engines, 2013-01-2693.

11) Zhou L., Boot, M.D. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2012). “The effect of the position of oxygen group to the aromatic ring to emission performance in a heavy-duty biodiesel engine”. SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricant. Nov. 2012 5:1216-1239.

12) Zhou L., Boot, M.D., Luijten, C.C.M., Leermakers, C.A.J., Dam, N.J. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2012). “Emission performance of lignin-derived cyclic oxygenates in a heavy-duty diesel engine”. SAE International Journal of Engines, 2012-01-1056.

13) Zhao H., Stone, R. & Zhou L. (2010). “Analysis of the particulate emissions and combustion performance of a direct injection spark ignition engine using hydrogen and gasoline mixtures”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35(10) (2010): 4676-4686.

14) Stone, R., Zhao H. & Zhou L. (2010). “Analysis of Combustion and Particulate Emissions when Hydrogen is aspirated into a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine”. SAE International Journal of Engines, 2010-01-0580.

15) Liu F., Zhou L.*, Sun B., Li Z. & Schock, H. J. (2008). “Validation and Modification of WAVE Spray Model for Diesel Combustion Simulation”. Fuel, 87(15-16): 3420-3427.

16) Liu X., Liu F., Zhou L.*, Sun B. & Schock, H. J. (2008). “Backfire prediction in a manifold injection hydrogen internal combustion engine”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33(14): 3847-3855.

17) Zhou L., Zhao C. & Zhang F. (2005). “Optimizing spray and combustion in diesel engine by multidimensional numerical simulation” Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology (English Edition), v 14, n 4, Dec., 2005, p 406-410.

18) Zhou L., Zhao C., Zhang F. & Ge Y. (2004). “Optimization of diesel chamber by advanced combustion simulation (In Chinese).” Ranshao Kexue Yu Jishu/Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, v 10, n 5, Oct., 2004, p 465-470.

19) Zhao C., Zhou L.*, Yue Y., Zhang F. & Ge Y. (2003). “Improvement of Diesel Engine by Intake System optimization (In Chinese)”. Transaction of Internal Combustion Engine, v21, n4, Jul., 2003, p 244-248.

20) Sun D., Liu F., Sun B. & Zhou L. (2009). “Experimental study on performance and emission of hydrogen internal combustion engine using hot EGR (In Chinese)”. Transaction of Internal Combustion Engine, v27, n2, Mar., 2009, p 38-46.

21) Ge Y., Zhang S., Zhou L. & Zhang F. (2006). “Research on Spray, Combustion and Emission Characteristics for DI Diesel Engine”. Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology(English Edition), v 15, n 1, Jan., 2006, p 17-21.

22) Zhang S., Ge Y., Zhou L., Li W. & Zhang F. (2005). “Study Emission Performance of Direct Injection Diesel Engine (In Chinese)”. Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology, v 25, n 8, Aug., 2005, p 674-678.

23) Zhao C., Wang G., Zhou L., Zhang F. & Zhang S. (2005). “Combined Numerical Simulation and Optimization of the Working Process for Gasoline Engines Based on Matlab/WAVE (In Chinese)”. Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology, v 25, n4, Apr., 2005, p 303-306.

24) Li C., Zhao C., Zhang F., Huang Y., Sun Y. & Zhou L. (2004). “Modeling and Simulation of Diesel Engine Under Transient Conditions Based on Matlab/Simulink and RTW (In Chinese)”. Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology, v24, n7, Jul., 2004, p 579-582.

25) Zhao C., Yue Y., Zhou L. & Zhang F. (2004). “Thermodynamic Analysis of Diesel Engine 6V150 (In Chinese)”. Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology, v 24, n 6, Jun., 2004, p 500-503.

Book Chapters: Li X., Wei R., Sun B., Du W. & Zhou L. (2012). “Combustion Science and Technology of Internal Combustion Engine (in Chinese)”. ISBN: 9787512406230. Responsible for Chapter 13&14
CONFERENCE PAPERS/TALKS
 
1) Wang,Z., Liu, Y., Weng, J., Zhou,L.*, Tian, Z.(2017). “Experimental investigation of benzyl alcohol oxidation in a JSR”. Proceeding of 8th European Combustion Conference, in press, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2) Zhou L., Heuser, B., Boot, M.D., Kremer, F., Goey, L.P.H. de & Pischinger, S. (2014). “Alternative Fuels for Diesel Engines: from Cellulose and Lignin”. 2nd International Conference TMFB (Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass), 16-18 Jun. 2014, Aachen, Germany.

3) Zhou L., Dam, N.J. & Goey, L.P.H. de. (2013). “Laser Diagnostics on Sooting Tendency in Laminar Diffusion Flame of Liquid Fuels at Elevated Pressure”. 17th ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles, 23- 26 Jun. 2013, Zürich, Switzerland.

4) Zhou L., Dam, N.J. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2012). ‘Soot/PAHs Measurements in Laminar Diffusion Flames of Pre-vaporized Liquid Fuels”. Poster presented at the 34th International Symposium on Combustion, 29 July -3 Aug. 2012, Warsaw, Poland, (pp. W4P037). The Combustion Institute.

5) Zhou L., Leermakers, C.A.J., Luijten, C.C.M., Berge, B. van den & Goey, L.P.H. de (2011). “Soot emission of a CI engine fueled with various PRF/oxygenates blends”. Proceedings of the 5th European Combustion Meeting (ECM 2011). Cardiff, The United Kingdoms.

6) Zhou L., Reijnders, J.J.E., Boot, M.D., Johansson. B.H. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2013). “Lignin-Derived Cyclic Oxygenates (CyclOx) as Alternative Fuel for Diesel Engines”. 1st International Conference TMFB (Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass), 18-20 Jun. 2013, Aachen, Germany.

7) Zhou L., Boot, M.D., Leermakers, C.A.J., Dam, N.J. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2011). “Emission of Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends with Cetane Number Improver as Fuels for Diesel Engines”. Book of Abstracts of COMBURA 2011, 10-11 Oct. 2011, Ede, The Netherlands. (pp. 74-75).

8) Zhou L., Dam, N.J., Andrade Oliveira, M.H. de, Luijten, C.C.M., Leermakers, C.A.J., Boot, M.D. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2011). “Laser Diagnostics of Soot Formation by Alternative Fuels”. Proceedings of the Summer School: "Energy and Materials from the Sun", 20-23 Jun. 2011, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. (pp. 1-16).

9) Zhou L., Andrade Oliveira, M.H. de, Leermakers, C.A.J., Luijten, C.C.M., Dam, N.J. & Goey, L.P.H. de (2010). “Research of Soot Emission of Alternative Fuels by a Combination of Engine Tests and Laser Diagnostics”. Proceedings of the EGS winter conference: 8-11 Dec. 2010, Nyborg, Demark. (pp. 1-24).

10) Liu F., Zhou L.*, Sun B., Sun D. & Liu X. (2008). “The Distinctive Characteristics of Combustion Duration in Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine”; The 32nd Combustion Symposium (Montreal, Canada), Oral presentation on August 8th, NO.5F06, 2008.
TEACHING/SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE
Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
2018-: Autumn Semester, "Engineering Thermodynamics", for Undergraduate Students
2019-: Autumn Semester, "Introduction to Automotive", for Undergraduate Students
Updated:2019-03