Dr Yichen ZONG

Research Fellow

Dr Yichen Zong obtained his B.S. (2011) and PhD (2016) in Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University. He was also a visiting researcher in the University of Tokyo before he joined CARES in 2017. Dr Yichen Zong is interested in the nature of ultrafine particles in atmosphere and combustion process. He now works on a series of experimental studies investigating soot, engine emissions and airborne PM (particulate matter) by using DMS, AMS and laser techniques. With the collaboration of environmental scientists, Dr Zong aims to develop clean utilisation of fuels to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change.

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C4T extended projects

Research Interest

- Fuel and combustion
- Laser diagnostics
- Emission control

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Zhu, Qiren, Yichen Zong, Wenbin Yu, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft. 2022. “Understanding the Particulate Formation Process in the Engine Fuelled with Diesel/Jet A-1 Blends.” Fuel 313 (April): 122675.

Zhu, Qiren, Yichen Zong, Wenbin Yu, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft. 2021. “Understanding the Blending Effect of Polyoxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers as Additive in a Common-Rail Diesel Engine.” Applied Energy 300 (October): 117380.

Yu, Wenbin, Yichen Zong, Qinjie Lin, Kunlin Tay, Feiyang Zhao, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft. 2020. “Experimental Study on Engine Combustion and Particle Size Distributions Fueled with Jet A-1.” Fuel 263: 116747.

Zong, Yichen, Maria L. Botero, Liya E. Yu, and Markus Kraft. ‘Size Spectra and Source Apportionment of Fine Particulates in Tropical Urban Environment during Southwest Monsoon Season’. Environmental Pollution, October 2018.

Fang Niu, Shuiqing Li, Yichen Zong, and Qiang Yao. 2014. Catalytic Behavior of Flame-Made Pd/TiO2 Nanoparticles in Methane Oxidation at Low Temperatures, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(33), 19165-19171, DOI: 10.1021/jp504859d

Li, P., Zong, Y., Zhang, Y., Yang, M., Zhang, R., Li, S., and Wei, F. 2013. In situ fabrication of depth-type hierarchical CNT/quartz fiber filters for high efficiency filtration of sub-micron aerosols and high water repellency, Nanoscale, 5, 3367-72,