Qinglong Tang, Ph.D.


​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the novel high-efficiency and clean engine combustion concepts, like partially premixed combustion (PPC), reactivity-controlled compression ignition (RCCI), isobaric combustion, and prechamber combustion (PCC). I also strive to investigate the engine knocking combustion and detonation using multiple optical diagnostics. I have rich experience in operating and designing optical engines and implementing state-of-art laser diagnostic techniques like planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging, laser-induced incandescence (LII), and 2-D spontaneous Raman scattering (SRS) imaging. I can apply the high-speed laser (10-100 kHz, QuasiModo) to measure the time-resolved PLIF, PLII, and particle imaging velocimetry (PIV). I endeavor to gain knowledge of the fundamental combustion theory of power machinery and advance the application of high-efficiency and clean combustion technologies.

Selected Publications



  • 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)​

Research Interests Keywords

Laser Diagnostics PLIF PLII combustion characteristics Engine combustion