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Research interests

My research is on theoretical and computational fluid dynamics of multi-fluids flows and microfluidics with applications in energy and environment engineering, 1).Greenhouse Gas Control Technology, especially in carbon dioxide ocean and under seabed storage. 2). Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) of two-phase/fluid plume dynamics with mass transfer in stratification, 3). Biofuel combustion and Fuel cell, and 4). Microfluidics.

The research projects funded recently, as PI, include,

  1. NERC: ‘Potential Ecosystem Impacts of Geological Carbon Storage (QICS)’. PI of HWU, £140K/(£1.2M) (NE/H013970, 2010 ~ 2013)
  2. FP7 Cooperation Work Programme, Energy on Topic ENERGY.2010.5.2-3: CCS – Sub-seabed CO2 Storage: ‘Impact on Marine Ecosystems (ECO2)’, PI of HWU, €295K/(€2.5M) (265847-FP7-OCEAN-2010, 2011 - 2015)
  3. NERC: ‘Study on Natural Gas Hydrate Growth Habit in Hydrate-bearing Sediments’, PI, £20k (2013 - 2014)
  4. Research Council of Canada, ‘Physical-chemical response to geomechanical processes during geologic sequestration of SCCO2’ PI, £20k (2014 – 2015)
  5. Research Council of Norway: ‘Safety and Environmental Consequences of Unintended Releases from Offshore CO2 Pipelines (SECURE)’, PI of HWU, 2010~2014, £40K  
  6. METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan): ‘Modeling of CO2 undersea bed storage’ Coordinated by JANUS, Japan, PI of HWU.  2009~2013; JPY 3.0 millions (~ £28.8K).


Prior to joining Heriot-Watt University, I worked as a Senior Research Scientist of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Research Institute of Innovative Technologies for the Earth (RITE) in Japan since 1997 and as a Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Dalian University of Technology in China since received my PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

I have served as Committee Member of Combustion Physics Group, IOP (2008– 2011), one of Lead Authors of IPCC Special Report on CCS (Chapter 6, 2003-2006), and member of the Editorial board of the J. of Marine Science and Technology. I awarded the President’s Prize of AIST, Japan in 2008.

I collaborate with colleagues of UK and International universities for QICS and ECO2 projects, and as visiting Professor at the Universities of Tokyo (2008) and Bergen (2009), the Guest Professor of Dalian University of Technology (2008~) and the University of Science and Technology of China (2006 ~ 2009). I am the ‘Sea-Sky’ fellow of DUT (2012–2015).

My research group “Environmental and Energy Fluid Dynamics” comprises currently 5 PhDs, a RA and annually 2-4 MSc students.

Academic Qualifications PhD in Mechanical Engineering (1989), Dalian University of Technology, China MSc in Engineering Thermophysics (1983), Dalian University of Technology, China.

Roles & Responsibilities

I teach modules at both graduate and undergraduate levels within the Mechanical Engineering discipline, including Heat transfer (MSc), combustion and thermodynamics (BEng/MEng). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • Energy & Renewables
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Low Carbon Technology
  • Oil & Gas


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