Research Interests

Optical diagnostics on the in-cylinder air-fuel mixing and combustion processes of partially premixed combustion (PPC) and reactivity-controlled compression ignition (RCCI); Flame development characteristics of spark-assisted PPC strategy; Combustion characteristics of new alternative biofuels like butanol and polyoxymethylene dimethyl ethers (PODE); Spray-wall impingement impact on the in-cylinder combustion and soot emissions in the internal combustion engine; Laser diagnostics techniques of high-speed planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) and planar laser-induced incandescence (PLII). 


Selected Publications

  • Study on ignition and flame development in gasoline partially premixed combustion using multiple optical diagnostic...
    Q. Tang, H. Liu, M. Yao, et al.
    Combustion and Flame 177, 98-108, (2017)
  • Optical study of spray-wall impingement impact on early-injection gasoline partially premixed combustion at low eng...
    Q. Tang, H. Liu, M. Yao, et al.
    Applied Energy, 185, 708-719, (2017)
  • Multiple optical diagnostics on effect of fuel stratification degree on reactivity controlled compression ignition
    Q. Tang, H. Liu, M. Yao, et al.
    Fuel, 202, 688-698, (2017)
  • Quantitative measurements of soot volume fraction in diesel engine using laser-induced incandescence method
    Q. Tang, P. Zhang, H. Liu, et al.
    Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 31 (5), 980-988, (2015)
  • Laser-induced fluorescence measurements of formaldehyde and OH radicals in dual-fuel combustion process in engine
    Q. Tang, C. Geng, H. Liu, et al.
    Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 31 (12), 2269-2277, (2015)
  • Study on in-cylinder charge stratification of a dual-fuel engine using fuel-tracer laser-induced fluorescence and c...
    Q. Tang, H. Liu, M. Yao, et al.
    Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 32 (12), 2879-2890, (2016)
  • Study on the double injection strategy of gasoline partially premixed combustion under a light-duty optical engine
    Q. Tang, H. Liu, M. Yao, et al.
    SAE Int. J. Engines 9(4), 2185-2193, (2016)
  • Simultaneous measurement of the natural flame luminosity and emission spectra in a RCCI engine under different fuel...
    Q. Tang, H. Liu, M. Yao, et al.
    SAE Int. J. Engines 10(3), 1155-1162, (2017)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Power Machinery and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Engines, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2017
  • M.Eng. in Power Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Engines, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2012​

Professional Profile

  • ​2017.9 - present: Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)​