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. Pei, L. Hou, Z. Ren
    Energy & Fuels, Issue 31, 1399-1405, (2017 )
  • Effects of dissolved oxygen concentration on coke deposition of kerosene.
    X. Pei, L. Hou
    Fuel Processing Technology, Issue 142, 86-91, (2016 )
  • Secondary flow and oxidation coking deposition of aviation fuel.
    X. Pei, L. Hou
    Fuel, Issue 167, 68-74, , (2016)
  • Flow pattern effects on oxidation deposition rate of aviation kerosene.
    X. Pei, L. Hou, Z. Ren
    Energy & Fuels, Issue 9, 6088-6094, , (2015)
  • Thermo-physical properties for surrogate models of aviation kerosene.
    X. Pei, L. Hou, C. Mo, et al.
    Journal of Aerospace Power, Issue 9, 2122-2128, (2015 )
  • Numerical investigation on cavity structure of solid-fuel scramjet combustor
    X. Pei, L. Hou
    Acta Astronautica, Issue 2, 463-475, (2014)
  • Numerical investigation on different regression shapes of solid fuel scramjet combustor.
    X. Pei, Z. Wu, Z. Wei, et al.
    Journal of Propulsion and Power, Issue 5, 1041-1051, , (2013 )

Education Profile

​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 Scholarship for Undergraduates, Ministry of Education of China, 2009

KAUST Affiliations

​Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)


International Affiliations

​Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)​