Hai Wang/Bio-CV

Hai Wang

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Current Position
        Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Education

Ph.D. (1992)

Fuel Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

M.S. (1986)

Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan.

B.Eng. (1984)

Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Professional History

08/2013-present

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.

03/2013-08/2013

Acting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.

10/2011-present

Guest Professor, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University.

07/2010-present

Co-Founder, HESTIA TEC, LLC – a lithium ion battery R&D company.

11/2010-08/2013

Northrop Chair in Engineering, University of Southern California.

03/2010-03/2013

Chang-Jiang Scholars Guest Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University,

Shanghai, China.

08/2009-present

Guest Professor, National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of

Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.

09/2008-07/2009

Associate Chair, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering,

University of Southern California.

08/2007-11/2011

Co-Founder, TISOL, LLC – an energy R&D company.

05/2007-08/2013

Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California.

08/2004-05/2007

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California.

09/2004-07/2006

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of

Delaware.

09/2001-08/2004

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of

Delaware.

01/1997-08/2001

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of

Delaware.

10/1994-12/1996

Professional Research Staff, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.

08/1992-08/1994

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fuel Science Program, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University.

01/1987-07/1992

Research Assistant, Fuel Science Program, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

12/1984-12/1986

Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University.

Fields of Interest

Combustion chemistry

Soot formation

Kinetic modeling

Reaction rate theories and applications

Application of quantum chemistry and electronic structure calculations

Methods of large scale optimization and uncertainty analysis

Atmospheric heterogeneous reaction kinetics

Aerosol dynamics

Transport theories

Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization

Nanocatalysis

Chemical sensors

Rechargeable batteries

Thin-film solar cells

Teaching

July 2013

Combustion Chemistry (Tsinghua/Princeton

1 week lecture @ 1 three-

Summer School) Tsinghua University

hour lecture/day

Spring 2013

Combustion Chemistry and Physics**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME579

minute lecture/week

Fall 2012

Alternative Energy Conversion Devices**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME578

minute lecture/week

June 2013

Combustion Chemistry (CEFRC Summer School)

1 week lecture @ 1 three-

Princeton University

hour lecture/day

Spring 2012

Alternative Energy Conversion Devices**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME578

minute lecture/week

Fall 2011

Combustion Chemistry and Physics**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME 599

minute lecture/week

Spring 2011

Alternative Energy Conversion Devices**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME578

minute lectures/week

Spring 2010

Alternative Energy Conversion Devices**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME578

minute lectures/week

Spring 2010

Thermodynamics II**

1 semester @ 2 one-hour-20

AME 312

minute lectures/week

Fall 2009

Combustion Chemistry and Physics**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME 579

minute lecture/week

Spring 2009

Alternative Energy Conversion Devices**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME578

minute lectures/week

Fall 2008

Combustion Chemistry and Physics**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME 599

minute lecture/week

Spring 2008

Compressible Gas Dynamics**

1 semester @ 2 one-hour-20

AME510

minute lectures/week

Spring 2008

Alternative Energy Conversion Devices**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME 599

minute lecture/week

Fall 2007

Combustion Chemistry and Physics**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME 599

minute lecture/week

Spring 2007

Alternative Energy Conversion Devices**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME 599

minute lecture/week

Fall 2006

Combustion Chemistry and Physics**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME 599

minute lecture/week

Spring 2006

Dynamics**

1 semester @ 2 one-hour-20

AME301

minute lectures/week

Spring 2006

Compressible Gas Dynamics**

1 semester @ 2 one-hour-20

AME510

minute lectures/week

Fall 2005

Combustion Chemistry and Physics**

1 semester @ 1 two-hour-40

AME 599

minute lecture/week

Spring 2005

Thermodynamics II**

1 semester @ 2 one-hour-20

AME 312

minute lectures/week

Spring 2004

Thermodynamics*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 344

lectures/week

Fall 2003

Statistical Thermodynamics*

1 semester @ 2 one-hour-

MEEG867

15-minute lectures/week

Spring 2003

Thermodynamics*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 344

lectures/week

Spring 2002

Thermodynamics*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 344

lectures/week

Fall 2001

Combustion*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 441/641

lectures/week

Spring 2001

Intermediate Heat Transfer*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 640

lectures/week

Spring 2001

Thermodynamics*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 344

lectures/week

Fall 2000

Combustion*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 441/641

lectures/week

Spring 2000

Intermediate Heat Transfer*

1 semester @ 2 ninety-

MEEG 640

minute lectures/week

Fall 1999

Combustion*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 667

lecture/week

Spring 1999

Intermediate Heat Transfer*

1 semester @ 2 ninety-

MEEG 640

minute lectures/week

Fall 1998

Combustion*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 667

lecture/week

Spring 1998

Thermodynamics II*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 308

lecture/week

Fall 1997

Combustion*

1 semester @ 2 ninety

MEEG 667

minute lecture/week

Spring 1997

Thermodynamics II*

1 semester @ 3 fifty-minute

MEEG 308

lecture/week

Spring 1997

Special Topics in Combustion

3 lectures total @ ninety-

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

minute/lecture

Princeton University

Spring 1996

Special Topics in Combustion

3 lectures total @ ninety-

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

minute/lecture

Princeton University

Spring 1995

Air Pollutants from Combustion Sources

1 semester @ 2 ninety-

Materials Science and Engineering

minute lecture/week

Pennsylvania State University

Spring 1994

Air Pollutants from Combustion Sources

1 semester @ 2 ninety-

Materials Science and Engineering

minute lecture/week

Pennsylvania State University

Research Advisement

Doctor of Philosophy

Dr. Zhiwei Yang (2004, currently a Combustion Engineer at Emcon Technologies)

Dr. Ameya V. Joshi (2005, currently a Senior Scientist at Dow Corning Chemical)

Professor Zhigang Li (2005, currently an Assistant Professor at Hongkong University of Science and Technology)

Professor Xiaoqing You (2008, currently an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University)

Dr. Aamir Abid (2008, currently a Research Engineer at Global Advanced Metals)

David A. Sheen (2010, currently an NRC fellow at NIST)

Erik Tolmachoff (2011, currently a postdoctoral fellow at ARO)

Jeremy P. Cain (2011, currently an NRC fellow at Air Force Research Laboratory)

Tsutomu Shimizu (2012)

Enoch E. Dame (2012, currently a CEFRC fellow at Princeton/Stanford/MIT)

Saro Nikraz (2012,currently a postdoctoral fellow at USC)

Joaquin Camacho (expected 2013)

Sydnie Lieb (expected 2015)

Yujie Tao (expected 2017)

 

Master of Science

Professor Matthew T. McGarry (1999, currently an Associate Professor at University of San Diego)

Dr. Zoran M. Djurisic (1999, last known as a Postdoc Fellow at UC Berkeley)

Prankul Middha (2004, currently a project engineer at GenCon, Norway)

Samuel Ekweghariri (2007, currently an engineer at Chevron)

Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholars/Scientists

Dr. Yuko Saso, Japanese Research Institute of Fire and Disaster Prevention (3/1997)

Dr. Marina Braun-Unkhoff, DLR Stuttgart, Germany (10/1998-3/1999)

Dr. Alexander Laskin (5/1998–8/1999, currently a Senior Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Dr. Benhui Yang (7/2000-3/2002, last known as a Postdoctoral fellow at University of Tennessee)

Dr. Scott Davis (12/2000-12/2002, currently a Managing Engineer at Exponent, Inc.)

Dr. Michael Balthasar (2001, currently a Senior Engineer at Volve, Sweden)

Dr. Bin Zhao (4/2001-8/2006, currently at Nanocerox)

Mr. Kei Uchikawa, Central Research Laboratories, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. (9/2003-10/2005)

Dr. Elke Goos, DLR Stuttgart, Germany (1/2006-5/2006)

Dr. Raffaella Bellanca, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden (1/2003-2/2003)

Dr. Jongwoo Lee (10/2003-8/2004)

Professor Jianrong Qiu, Central University of Science and Technology, China (9/2007-9/2009)

Dr. Baptiste Sirjean (12/2007-11/2009, currently a staff scientist at CNRS Nancy)

Dr. Gregory Poskrebyshev (5/2008-5/2010)

Mr. Dexing Du (7/2009-8/2012)

Dr. Xiaokai Gao (8/2009-7/2012, currently a postdoctoral fellow at UC Davis)

Professor He Lin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (4/2009-4/2010)

Dr. Bin Yang (Princeton CEFRC Fellow) (1/2010-9/2012)

Dr. Tony Yi (1/2012-1/2013)

Dr. Saro Nikraz (9/2012-present)

Dr. Mohammad Janbozorgi (12/2012-present)

Service

Department and University Service

AME Research Space Committee (member)

Fall 2011

VSoE Advisory Committee on Transformative and Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring

10/2011-6/2012

VSoE Advisory Committee on East Asia and China Academic Initiatives (member)

10/2011-present

USC Graduate School Faculty Advisory Council (member)

9/2011-8/2012

AME Graduate Admission & Recruitment Committee (member)

9/2010-8/2012

VSoE Faculty Advisory Committee on Frontiers in Science and Engineering Building

2/2010-1/2012

AME Graduate Admission & Recruitment Committee (Chair)

9/2008-8/2010

VSoE Committee to Improve the Quality of the M.S. Programs (member)

Spring 2009

VSoE Engineering Faculty Council (member)

8/2008-8/2010

VSoE Machine Shop Advisory Committee (member)

1/2008-8/2010

AME Strategic Plan Committee (member)

9/2006-8/2008

VSoE APT committee (member)

9/2006-5/2007

AME Faculty Merit Review Committee (member)

9/2005-8/2006

University Faculty Senate, Graduate Studies Committee (member)*

1/2003-8/2004

ME Safety Committee (chair)*

9/2003-8/2004

ME Graduate Committee (member)*

9/2003-8/2004

ME Graduate Committee (chair)*

9/2000-8/2003

ME Biomechanics Faculty Search Committee (member)*

2002-2003

Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics Search Committee (member)

2002-2003

ME Graduate Committee (member)*

9/1997-8/2000

ME Safety Committee (member)*

9/2098-8/2000

ME Department Seminar Organizer*

9/1999-5/2000

ME FPES Seminar Organizer*

1/1999-5/1999

ME Ad Hoc Web Committee (member)*

1/1999-5/1999

College of Engineering Laird Fellowship Committee (member)*

1999

ME Graduate Curriculum Committee (member)*

9/1997-8/1998

Professional Public Service

Advisory Board (member)

National Center for Hypersonic Combined

2013-present

Cycle Propulsion, University of Virginia

Thrust leader, Foundation Fuels

Combustion Energy Frontier Research

2010-present

Center (CEFRC), Princeton University

Steering Committee (member)

Combustion Energy Frontier Research

2010-present

Center (CEFRC), Princeton University

Technical Advisory Committee (member)

WestStart-CalStart, Pasadena, CA

2007-2009

Technical Advisor (member)

World Eco Engineering, Lund, Sweden

2007-2008

User Advisory Committee (member)

Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL/PNNL)

2006

Fuel Cells Work Group (member)

State of Delaware

5/2002-1/2003

Reader, Ph.D. Dissertation

Princeton University

8/1998, 6/2010

Examiner, Ph.D. Dissertation

Princeton University

4/2003

Professional Activities

Awards and Honors

Senior Research Award

Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

2011

Northrop Chair in Engineering

University of Southern California

2010

Changjiang Scholar

Ministry of Education, China

2010

Combustion and Flame Most Cited Author 2005-2008

Elsevier

2009

Distinguished Paper Award

Thirty-First International Symposium

2006

on Combustion

Provost’s Special Merit Award

University of Delaware

2003

Dean’s Special Merit Award

University of Delaware

2002

CAREER Award

National Science Foundation

1999

C.C.Wright Award for Excellence in Graduate Study

Fuel Science, Pennsylvania State University

1992

Award for Excellence in Performance as a Teaching Assistant

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

1985



Professional Organizations

The Combustion Institute

Materials Research Society

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Association of Aerosol Research

 

Editorial Services

Member of the Editorial Board, Frontiers in Energy, 2012-present

Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2008-present

Member of the Editorial Board, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 2006-present

Member of the Editorial Board, Combustion and Flame, 2003-2008

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 2001-2003

Member of the Scientific Review Committee, International Symposium on Shock Waves, 2000-2003



Reviewer

Aerosol Science and Technology

AIAA Journal

AIChE J

Applied Physics B - Lasers and Optics

ASME

Carbon

Catalysis Today

Combustion and Flame

Combustion Theory and Modeling

Combustion Science and Technology

Energy & Environmental Science

Energy & Fuels

Geophysical Research Letters

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data

Journal of Physical Chemistry

Journal of Sandwich Structures

International Journal of Chemical Kinetics

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering

Nature GeoScience

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Physics of Fluids

Proceedings of the Combustion Institute

Progress in Energy and Combustion Science

National Research Foundation of Singapore (2011)

EMSL Science of Interfacial Phenomena (SIP) Science Theme Proposal Review Panel (2011)

DOE BES (2009)

DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) (2009)

Army Research Office (2007, 2009)

European Science Foundation (2006)

Member of the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL/PNNL) Peer Review Committee (2006, 2007)

GCEP, Stanford University (2004, 2008, 2011)

National Science Foundation (1995-1996, 1999-2007)

NASA Microgravity Combustion Research Review Panel (2002, 2003)

National Research Council (2003, 2004, 2005)

Petroleum Research Funds, American Chemical Society (1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

International Science and Technology Center (1999)

Conference Organization

Member of the Organizing Committee, International Sooting Flame (ISF) Workshop, Aachen, Germany 2011; Warsaw, Poland, July 28-29, 2012.

Co-organizer, The First International Flame Chemistry Workshop, Warsaw, Poland, July 28-29, 2012.

Co-organizer, Symposium on Flame Synthesis of Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications, 2012 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, November 26-30, 2012.

Member of the Scientific Committee, 7th International Seminar on Flame Structure and First Young Researchers’ School on Flame Study, Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia July 11-15, 2011.

Session chair, Heterogeneous Combustion, 7th US National Meeting of Combustion, Atlanta, GA, March 20-23, 2011.

Co-organizer, Workshop on Fuels and Combustion, Sponsored by Shanghai Jiaotong University, Wu Zhen, Zejiang, China, August 8-10, 2010.

Session Co-chair, Soot Morphology, 32nd International Symposium on Combustion, Montreal, Canada, August 2008.

Member of the Organizing Committee, International Workshop on Soot Formation, Anacapri, Italy, May 2007.

Symposium Co-chair, Combustion Synthesis: from Pollutants to Advanced Materials, 2006 American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Fuel Chemistry Division, Atlanta, GA, March 2006.

Symposium Co-chair, Environmental and Health Effects of Particulate Air Pollutants, 2006 American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Fuel Chemistry Division, Atlanta, GA, March 2006.

Colloquium Co-chair, Soot, PAH and Other Large Molecules, 31st International Symposium on Combustion, Heidelberg, Germany, August 2006.

Session Co-chair, Pollutant Formation, 30th International Symposium on Combustion, Chicago, IL, July 2004.

Colloquium Co-chair, Pollutant Formation, 30th International Symposium on Combustion, Chicago, IL, July 2004.

Symposium Co-chair, Molecular Modeling and Reaction Chemistry, 2004 American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Fuel Chemistry Division, Anaheim, CA, March 2004.

Session Chair, Kinetics, Third Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Chicago, IL, March 2003.

Session Co-chair, Pollutant Formation: Soot, 29th International Symposium on Combustion, Sapporo, Japan, August 2002.

Session Co-chair, Nanostructured Materials I, Annual AAAR Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 2002.

Co-organizer, 2001 AFOSR Reaction Kinetics Workshop, Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, March 2001.

Session Chair, Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute Meeting, 1997, 1999 & 2001.

Research Grants/Contracts

Current grants and contracts

1

AFOSR BRI: New Approaches to Reacting Flow Modeling for Endothermic Fuel Cracking and Combustion in High-Speed Combustion, amount: $2,400,000, from November 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015.

2

AFOSR: Potential Energy Surfaces, Reaction Kinetics and Transport Processes in High-Speed Combustion, amount: $680,000, from 4/15/2012 to 4/14/2015.

3

AFOSR: Development of Detailed and Reduced Kinetic Mechanisms for Surrogates of Petroleum-Derived and Synthetic Jet Fuels, amount: $2,100,000, PI: F. N. Egolfopoulos (and 6 other co-PIs), from 9/1/11 to 8/31/14.

4

DOE EFRC/Princeton Univ.: Energy Frontier Research Center for Combustion Science, amount: $900,000, from 8/1/09-7/31/14, 1 summer month.

Completed grants

1

AFOSR MURI: Nanocatalysts in Propulsion: Mechanisms and Optimization, amount: $1,250,000 (USC portion of the budget, with C. S. Campbell and D. J. Phares), from 08/01/08 to 7/31/13.

2

AFOSR: Experiments and Reaction Models of Fundamental Combustion Properties, amount: $300,000 from 4/1/10 to 3/31/13 (Total fund: $660,000 shared between PI: Fokion Egolfopoulos, co-PI: Hai Wang), 1 summer month.

3

Reaction Design, Inc.: Fundamental Experiments in Support of Science-Based Soot Model Development, amount: $954,367, from 01/01/09-12/31/13, 1 summer month.

4

NSF: Chemistry and Physics of Incipient Soot in Laminar Premixed Flames, amount: $300,000, shared by PI: H. Wang, co-PI: D. Phares, from 6/1/07 to 5/31/11, 0.5 summer month

5

DOE EFRC/University of Delaware: Rational Design of Innovative Catalytic Technologies for Biomass, amount: $500,000, from 8/1/09-7/31/10, 0 summer month.

6

AFOSR: Development of Detailed and Reduced Kinetic Mechanisms for Surrogates of Petroleum-Derived and Synthetic Jet Fuels, amount: $2,100,000, PI: F. N. Egolfopoulos and 6 other co-PIs, from 1/1/08 to 12/31/10.

7

NSF: Engineering Virtual Organization: Combustion Kinetics, amount: $42,000, from 1/1/08 to 12/31/10, 0.25 summer month.

8

Sandia/SERDP: Predicting the Effects of Fuel Composition and Flame Structure on Soot Generation in Turbulent Non-Premixed Flames, amount: $390,000 from 4/1/07 to 3/31/10 (Single PI project), 1 summer month.

9

NASA: Laboratory Studies of Gas-Particle Reaction Kinetics of Particulates Emitted from Aircraft. amount: $210,000 from 3/1/06 to 2/28/10 (Single PI project), 1 summer month (in no-cost extension).

10

Solar Turbine/CEC: Experimental and Modeling Studies of the Combustion Characteristics of Alternative Fuels (with F. N. Egolfopoulos), amount: $210,000, from 08/01/08 - 07/31/10, 0 summer month.

11

NSF SBIR: Scalable fabrication of mesoporous thin-films for the production of efficient dye-sensitized solar cells, amount: 150,000, from 1/1/10-6/30/10 (TiSol, LLC, with D. J. Phares, in grant negotiation with NSF).

12

AFOSR: Experiments and Reaction Models of Fundamental Combustion Properties, amount: $300,000 from 10/1/06 to 9/30/09 (Total fund: $660,000 shared between PI: Fokion Egolfopoulos, co-PI: Hai Wang), 1 summer month.

13

DOE-CWRU: Development of Comprehensive Detailed and Reduced Reaction Mechanisms for Syngas and Hydrogen Combustion, amount $175,000 from 3/1/06 to 2/28/09 (Single PI project), 0.5 summer month.

14

Siemens: Semiconducting Metal-Oxide Microsensors for Rapid and Continuous Emission Monitoring. amount: $100,000 from 9/1/06 to 8/31/08. 0 summer month.

15

Reaction Systems, Inc./AFRL: Kinetic Mechanisms for CFD – Phase II, amount: $270,000 from 6/1/06 to 5/31/08 (shared between PI: F. N. Egolfopoulos and I am the co-PI), 0.5 summer month.

16

TDA/AFRL: Additives to Improve Methane Combustion – Phase II, amount: $147,000 from 9/1/06 to 8/31/08 (Single PI project), 0 summer month.

17

Exxon-Mobile: Unrestricted gift. Advanced Research in Combustion Chemistry, amount: $35,000, received 12/06 (Single PI project), 0 summer month

18

NSF: International Workshop on Soot Formation, amount: $27,000 from 9/1/06 – 8/31/07, 0 summer month.

19

NIST: Transport Properties of Long-Chain Alkanes and Non-Spherical Nanostructures, amount: $7,620 from 5/1/07 to 9/30/07 (USC faculty PI for NIST SURF student fellowship).

20

AFOSR: Development of a Comprehensive and Predictive Reaction Mechanism of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel Combustion, amount: $160,000 from 11/1/04 to 10/31/06 (Single PI project), 1 summer month.

21

NSF CRAEMS: Fundamental Studies of Nanoparticle Formation in Air Pollution (with D. J. Doren, M. V. Johnston, A. S. Wexler, and B. Wyslouzil), amount: $2,670,350 from 10/1/2000 to 8/31/2006 (I was a co-PI on the project and received approximately 1/5 of the total amount of funding).

22

Reaction Systems, Inc./AFRL: Kinetic Mechanisms for CFD – Phase I, amount: $33,000 from 9/1/05-3/31/06 (PI: F. N. Egolfopoulos, co-PI: Hai Wang).

23

NSF CAREER: Integrated Study of Benzene Combustion by Quantum Mechanical Calculation, Detailed Kinetic Modeling, and Optimization, amount: $210,000 from 7/1/1999 to 5/31/2005 (Single PI project).

24

AFOSR: Development of a Comprehensive and Predictive Reaction Mechanism of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel Combustion, amount: $80,000 from 11/1/03 to 8/15/04 (Single PI project).

25

ACS/PRF SE: Frontier of Molecular Modeling and Reaction Chemistry, amount: $3,600 from 12/10/03 to 3/31/04 (Single PI project).

26

AFOSR: Development and Optimization of a Comprehensive Kinetic Model of Hydrocarbon Fuel Combustion, amount: $240,000 from 1/1/2000 to 12/31/2003 (Single PI project).

27

Colorado School of Mines/DOE Office of Technology: Development of an Integrated Workbench for Gas-Phase Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Kinetic Modeling, amount: $229,451 from 3/1/2000 to 9/31/2003 (Single PI project awarded to UDel as a part of a collaborative team project).

28

CRDF/NSF: Radical-Chain Reactions for the Solution of Environmental Problems. Utilization of the SO2 Pollutant, amount: $3,000 from 8/1/2001 to 10/31/2002 (Single PI project).

29

US-Israel Binational Science Foundation: Ring Expansions in 5-Member Aliphatic and Aromatic Ring Compounds. Single-Pulse Shock Tube Studies, Quantum Chemical and RRKM Calculations, and Kinetic Modeling, amount: $105,000 (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) from 9/1/1999 to 8/31/2002 (PI: A. Lifshitz, co-PI: H. Wang. The funds are allocated to Hebrew University of Jerusalem only).

30

University of Delaware Research Foundation: Molecular Dynamics Studies of Free-Radical Diffusion, amount: $30,000 from 6/1/1999 to 5/30/2000 (Single PI project).

31

University of Delaware Research Foundation: Soot Particulate Characterization–from Laboratory to Industrial/Residential Sources, amount: $30,000 from 6/1/1997 to 5/30/1999 (Single PI project).

32

NSF Facility Grant: Acquisition of a Facility for Computational Research in Chemical Sciences and Engineering (PIs: D. J. Doren and N. J. Wagner), amount: $185,000 from 9/15/1997 to 9/14/2000 (one of the co-PI on a large team that uses the facility).

33

Princeton University/AFOSR: Optimization of a Comprehensive Detailed Chemical Kinetic Model for Simulating High-Speed Propulsion, amount: $193,540 from 10/15/1997 to 10/14/2000 (Single PI project).

Patents

1

Wang, H., Wang, L. Y., Kampschroer, E. N.Apparatus and process for high throughput powder production, Patent Pending, 2013.

2

Wang, H., Phares, D. J.Multicomponent nanoparticle materials and process and apparatus therefor, US patent no. 8,329,071, publication date 12/11/2012.

3

Wang, H., Phares, D. J., Tolmachoff, E. D.Method for preparing metal oxide crystalline nanoparticle films for dye sensitized solar cell photoanodes, U.S. Patent No. 8,329,251, publication date 12/11/2012.

4

Wang, H., Phares, D. J.Method for preparing electrically conducting materials, U.S. patent No. 8,197,908, publication date 6/12/2012.

Plenary/Keynote Lectures

1

 

Chemistry of PAHs and Fullerenes in Sooting Flames, 2013 Oort Workshop on The Molecular Physics of Interstellar PAHs, Lorentz Institute, Leiden, The Netherlands, July 29-August 2, 2013.

2

 

The next-generation model for soot formation: challenges and opportunities, International Workshop on Frontier Synchrotron Tools for Studies of Combustion and Energy Conversion, Shanghai, China, October 15-18,2011.

3

 

The next-generation model for soot formation: challenges and opportunities, The Second Annual Meeting of Detailed Chemical Models for Cleaner Combustion, Zaragoza, Spain, September 7-9, 2011.

4

 

Combustion and beyond - Alternative energy systems, 7th International Seminar on Flame Structure and First Young Researchers’ School on Flame Study, Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, July 11-15, 2011.

5

 

Towards a predictive combustion chemistry model, 7th International Seminar on Flame Structure and First Young Researchers’ School on Flame Study, Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, July 11-15, 2011.

6

 

Formation of nascent soot and other condensed-phase materials in flames, Thirty-third International Symposium on Combustion, Beijing, China, August 1-6, 2010.

7

 

Recent progress in fundamental, neutral chemical kinetics of real-fuel combustion, 2009 Aerospace Thematic Workshop, Fundamentals of Aerodynamic-Flow and Combustion Control by Plasmas, Les Houches Physics School, Chamonix, France, October 11-16, 2009.

8

 

Towards inexpensive thin-film solar cells: how can combustion science help? 2009 Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Corsica, France, June 7-11, 2009.

9

 

Probing nanoparticle nucleation and growth by scanning mobility particle sizer and small angle neutron scattering, 2004 Spring Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, March 29-30, 2004.

10

 

Incipient soot formation and growth, 2003 Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, University Park, PA, October 28, 2003.

11

 

Nucleation of soot in flames: advances in experimental and computational methods, 18th Annual Symposium of the Israeli Section of the Combustion Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, December 5, 2002.

12

 

Oxidation kinetics and flame inhibition effects of chlorinated and fluorinated hydrocarbons, 100th anniversary of the Serbian Chemical Society, Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, June 1997.

Invited Seminars/Lectures

1

Multiscale kinetic knowledge propagation - combustion chemistry of small hydrocarbons, The International Workshop on Frontiers of of Combustion Chemistry, Huangshan, ChinaSeptember 26-29, 2013.

2

Multiscale kinetic knowledge propagation - combustion chemistry of small hydrocarbons, The VIIIth Congress of the International Society of Theoretical Chemical Physics, Budapest, Hungary, August 25-31, 2013.

3

Nanoparticles–Transport theory, flame synthesis and selected applications, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, February 6, 2013.

4

High-temperature chemical kinetics–rethink how we approach combustion chemistry, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, October 17, 2012.

5

Potential energies and reaction kinetics of fuel combustion–rethink how we do combustion chemistry, GM Global R&D Center, Warren, MI, October 4, 2012.

6

Nanoparticles–Transport theory, flame synthesis and selected applications, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, October 3, 2012.

7

Potential energy surfaces, reaction kinetics, and transport processes in high-speed combustion, Mechanical Sciences Division, Coordinating Group (MECOG) Meeting, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, September 5, 2012.

8

The next-generation model for soot formation: challenges and opportunities, Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, March 18, 2012.

9

Towards a predictive combustion chemistry model, Chemistry Department, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, November 3, 2011.

10

Towards a predictive combustion chemistry model, Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés, Nancy Université, CNRS, Nancy, France, September 5, 2011.

11

2011 summer school on combustion chemical kinetics, (a 21/2-day lecture series) School of Mechanical and Power Engineering and Institute of Internal Combustion Engine Research, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, July 21-24, 2011.

12

Direct flame synthesis, characterization and application of nanocrystalline titanium-oxide thin films, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, July 5, 2011.

13

Condensed-phase materials in gaseous flames, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, January 21, 2011.

14

Condensed-phase materials in gaseous flames, Distinguished Mechanical Engineer Lecture Series, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, December 2, 2010.

15

Chemistry and physics of soot formation, Exxon-Mobile Research and Engineering Co., Clinton, NJ, November 16, 2010.

16

Direct flame synthesis of mesoporous thin films of nanocrystalline metal oxide for solar energy and sensor applications, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Davis, CA, October 14, 2010.

17

Towards a predictive combustion chemistry model, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, August 18, 2010.

18

Combustion and beyond: alternative reactive/energy systems, Workshop on Combustion Research in an Energy-Constrained World, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 31, 2010.

19

Towards predictive combustion chemistry, Workshop on Fuels and Combustion, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Wu Zhen, Zhejiang, China, August 8-10, 2010.

20

Recent progress in fundamental chemical kinetics of real fuel combustion, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China, March 17, 2010.

21

Soot formation, Mechanical and Power Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, March 16, 2010.

22

Soot Formation, Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, March 9, 2010.

23

Towards predictive combustion chemistry - uncertainty quantification and minimization in complex chemical models, Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Department, Washington University at St. Louis, St Louis, MO, November 20, 2009.

24

Recent trends in fundamental combustion science, School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, July 22, 2009.

25

Chemistry of fuel-rich flames, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai, China, July 17, 2009.

26

Nanoparticle transport in low density gases School of Engineering, Beijing University, Beijing, China, July 14, 2009.

27

Particle transport problems and applications in combustion - From soot formation to metal oxide nanoparticle synthesis, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, July 6, 2009.

28

Chemistry and physics of incipient soot, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, March 17, 2009.

29

Chemistry and physics of incipient soot, Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, February 25, 2009.

30

Chemistry and physics of incipient soot, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA, February 13, 2009.

31

Towards inexpensive thin-film solar cells: how combustion science can help?, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, November 14, 2008.

32

Direct flame synthesis of nanocrystalline titanium-oxide thin films, Mechanical Engineering Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, November 12, 2008.

33

Chemistry and physics of incipient soot, Mechanical Engineering, Hongkong University of Science and Technology, Hongkong, China, October 20, 2008.

34

Towards a predictive combustion chemistry model, Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, October 23, 2008.

35

Chemistry and physics of incipient soot, Physics Department, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China, October 29, 2008.

36

Transport properties of small spherical particles, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, September 11, 2008.

37

Chemistry and physics of incipient soot, Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA, April 23, 2008.

38

Ideas for advanced light source applications, New Frontiers for Synchrotron Studies of Energy-Related Chemistry Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, March 27, 2008.

39

Transport properties of small spherical particles - How does a molecule become a 'particle'? Workshop on Recent Developments in Energy and Combustion Science, Charlottesville, VA, October 20, 2007.

40

Predicting soot emission from gas turbines: fundamental experiments and numerical simulations, Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop, Washington, D.C., December 4-6, 2007.

41

Formation of nanoparticles in flames, Fluids Seminar Series, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, October 13, 2006.

42

Early stage of soot formation and growth - Evolution of particle size distribution and chemical composition, Fire Model Workshop, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, May 9, 2006.

43

A self-consistent gas-kinetic theory of nanoparticle transport, Mechanical Engineering Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, April 28, 2006.

44

Chemical libraries: Multiscale modeling, NSF Workshop on Cyber-based Combustion Science, NSF Workshop on Cyber-Based Combustion Science, NSF Headquarters, Arlington, VA, April 19, 2006.

45

Fundamental kinetics and transport problems in hydrogen oxidation, NSF Workshop on Research Frontiers for Combustion in the Hydrogen Economy, NSF Headquarters, Arlington, VA, March 9, 2006.

46

Probing soot nucleation and growth, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany, July 11, 2005.

47

Transport theory of nanoparticles in low-density gases, Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsrule, Germany, July 12, 2005.

48

Probing soot nucleation and growth, Physical and Chemical Properties Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, April 22, 2005.

49

Transport property of nanoparticles in low-density gases—theory and applications, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, October 11, 2004.

50

Incipient soot formation and growth, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Wright-Patterson, OH, September 16, 2004.

51

Synthesis and characterization of ultrafine and phase-pure TiO2 nanoparticles, Environmental Molecular Science Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, June 4, 2004.

52

Soot kinetics and modeling United Technology Research Center Particulates Workshop, East Hartford, CT, January 29, 2004.

53

Theory of nanoparticle transport in dilute gases, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, October 17, 2003.

54

Dynamics of precursor particles in laminar premixed ethylene flames, 2003 Sandia Soot Workshop, Albuquerque, NM, April 30, 2003.

55

Nanoparticle formation in flames, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Spring Seminar Series, Newark, DE, February 28, 2003.

56

Toward a comprehensive understanding of combustion chemistry and detailed reaction modeling of combusting flows, Invited topical review at the 2002 Annual Meeting of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indianapolis, IL, November 6, 2002.

57

Toward a quantitative understanding of combustion chemistry: selected problems in chemical kinetics and molecular diffusion of free-radical species, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., Clinton, NJ, September 20, 2001.

58

Potential new applications of combustion kinetics, AFOSR Chemical Kinetics Workshop, Livermore, CA, March 29, 2001.

59

Combustion synthesis of nanoparticles, Delaware Valley Particle Symposium, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, March 1, 2001.

60

Combustion kinetics of laminar hydrocarbon flames, Aeronautics Engineering Department, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, February 2, 2001.

61

Kinetics of soot formation in combustion—accomplishments and challenges, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, January 22, 2001.

62

Mechanisms and models of soot formation in combustion, Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, October 11, 2000.

63

Toward a comprehensive understanding of combustion chemistry—selected thermochemical, chemical kinetic, and labile-gas diffusion problems, Chemical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, February 2, 2000.

64

Detailed kinetic modeling of soot and PAH formation in laminar fuel combustion, Combustion Physics Department, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden, December 18, 1998.

65

Mechanisms and detailed kinetic modeling of soot formation in combustion, Toyota Central Research Lab., Inc., Nagoya, Japan, January 30, 1998.

66

Mechanisms and detailed kinetic modeling of soot formation in combustion, National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Tokyo, Japan, February 2, 1998.

67

Experiments and numerical simulation on chlorinated hydrocarbon combustion, University of California, Berkeley, CA, February 1996.

52

Detailed kinetic modeling of high-temperature hydrocarbon chemistry, AeroChem Research Laboratories, Princeton, NJ, January 1992.

53

Detailed kinetic modeling of high-temperature hydrocarbon chemistry, Mobil Engineering Services, Paulsboro, NJ, November 1991.

 

Recent Publications

Imaging nano carbon materials Đ tiniest soot particles in flames are not structurally homogeneous

Kinetics of catalytic oxidation of methane over palladium oxide by wire microcalorimetry

On potential energy landscape and combustion chemistry modeling

Mesoporous titania films prepared by flame stabilized on a rotating surface-Application in dye sensitized solar cells

Tunneling in hydrogen transfer isomerization of n-alkyl radical

Nanoporous titania gas sensing films prepared in a premixed stagnation flame

The method of uncertainty quantification and minimization using polynomial chaos expansions

Internal structure, hygroscopic and reactive properties of mixed sodium methanesulfonateŃsodium chloride particles

Formation of nascent soot and other condensed-phase materials in flames

Micro-FTIR study of soot chemical composition - evidence of aliphatic hydrocarbons on nascent soot surfaces

Products of the benzene + O(3P) reaction

                                                                                                                                                                                

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