Prof Wenming YANG

Principal Investigator

After obtaining his Ph.D degree in 2000, he has been employed as a research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, followed by a teaching instructor and assistant professor in 2006 and 2011, respectively. Since 2017, He has been employed as an associate professor in National University of Singapore. His research interests include: Internal combustion engine fueled by biofuels and blend fuels, development of advanced platform for boilers with high efficiency and low emissions, incinerators and micro power generators etc. He is now looking for Ph.D. candidates with interests in IC engines, waste to energy (WTE) incineration power plant, biomass boilers and CFB boilers.

Singapore - NUS



Research Interest

- Internal combustion engine fueled by biofuels and blend fuels
- Development of advanced platform for boilers with high efficiency and low emissions
- Incinerators and micro power generators.

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Wu, Shaohua, Chung Ting Lao, Jethro Akroyd, Sebastian Mosbach, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft. 2020. ‘A Joint Moment Projection Method and Maximum Entropy Approach for Simulation of Soot Formation and Oxidation in Diesel Engines’. Applied Energy 258 (January): 114083.

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 (March): 116747.

Wu, Shaohua, Casper Lindberg, Jethro Akroyd, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft. 2019. ‘Bivariate Extension of the Moment Projection Method for the Particle Population Balance Dynamics’. Computers & Chemical Engineering 124 (May): 206–27.

Botero, Maria L., Yuan Sheng, Jethro Akroyd, Jacob Martin, Jochen A.H. Dreyer, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft. 2018. ‘Internal Structure of Soot Particles in a Diffusion Flame’. Carbon 141 (October): 635–42.

Tan, Yong Ren, Maria L. Botero, Yuan Sheng, Jochen A.H. Dreyer, Rong Xu, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft. 2018. ‘Sooting Characteristics of Polyoxymethylene Dimethyl Ether Blends with Diesel in a Diffusion Flame’. Fuel 224 (July): 499–506.

Li J, Yang WM*, An H, Zhao D, Effects of fuel ratio and injection timing on gasoline/biodiesel fueled RCCI engine: A modeling study, Applied Energy 155, (2015) 59-67.

Zhou DZ, Yang WM*, An H, Li J, Application of CFD-chemical kinetics approach in detecting RCCI engine knocking fuelled with biodiesel/methanol, Applied Energy 145, (2015) 255-264.

An H, Yang WM*, Li J, Zhou DZ, Modeling study of oxygenated fuels on diesel combustion: Effects of oxygen concentration, cetane number and C/H ratio, Energy Conversion and Management 90, (2015) 261-271.

Balaji M, Yang WM*, Tay KL, Yu WB, Experimental study of spray characteristics of biodiesel derived from waste cooking oil, Energy Conversion and Management 88, (2015) 622-632.