paper-plane envelope home office pencil quill pen image images camera play bullhorn connection mic file-text2 file-picture file-music file-play file-video copy folder folder-open folder-plus folder-minus folder-download folder-upload price-tag price-tags ticket phone envelop pushpin location compass map map2 clock alarm fax mobile bubble bubbles user users user-plus user-minus user-check quotes-left quotes-right search pie-chart stats-dots stats-bars airplane cloud-download cloud-upload earth link flag eye eye-blocked arrow-up-left arrow-up arrow-up-right arrow-right arrow-down-right arrow-down arrow-down-left arrow-left2 share amazon google-plus google-drive facebook instagram twitter rss youtube flickr dropbox linkedin file-pdf file-openoffice file-word file-excel
XClose

UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Home
Menu

Joined UCL: June 2016

Muye Feng

  • PhD Researcher
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Muye Feng

Supervisor(s)

Professor Kai Luo

Research Area

Combustion Characteristics of Liquid Fuel with Nanostructured Additives

Research outline

The primary aim of the research is to develop fundamental understanding of the effects of adding nanostructured additives into liquid fuel on combustion performance. Potential improvements may include higher energy density, better catalytic effect, higher burning rate, shorter ignition delay, lower emissions and so on. The research will focus on the applications of graphene materials on the liquid fuel to improve the combustion performance. It is expected that the successful application of graphene additives to liquid fuel will usher in a new era of fuel design for the next-generation energy and propulsion systems. The research is expected to have a significant positive impact on the environment and climate as well as energy and propulsion system performance.

Biography

Mr. Feng joined Prof. Kai Luo’s research group at June 2016 for his PhD study. He obtained a full scholarship (a combined Overseas Research Scholarship and Graduate Research Scholarship) sponsored by UCL. Currently, his research focuses on the applications of graphene materials on the liquid fuel to improve the combustion performance by Molecular Dynamic Simulations. Cutting-edge simulations will be conducted on the world-class national supercomputer ARCHER. Some experiments will also be carried out in the future and the experimental results will be compared against the results from numerical simulations.

Mr. Feng studied MSc Mechanical Engineering in UCL and achieved a Distinction degree in 2014. He ranked 1st in the cohort and was also nominated for the Dean’s List for his outstanding academic performance during 2013-14 academic year in UCL. Regarding his undergraduate study, he attended a joint programme between Nanjing University of Technology, China (3 years) and Institute of Technology Tallaght, Ireland (1 year), achieving a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (average 90%, top 1 student) and a First Class Honours Degree (GPA 3.92, top 1 student) respectively.

Back to top