Professor Hongming Xu PhD, DIC, CEng, FIMechE, FSAE, FHEA

 

Chair in Energy and Automotive Engineering
Head of Vehicle and Engine Technology Centre
Director of Finance

School of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Hongming Xu

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4153

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 3958

Email h.m.xu@bham.ac.uk

School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Hongming Xu is Professor of Energy and Automotive Engineering. He has 6 years of industrial experience with Jaguar Land Rover, Premier Automotive Group of Ford. Formerly member of Ford HCCI Global Steering Committee, project manager and technical leader of the UK Foresight Vehicle LINK projects CHARGE and CHASE between 2002 and 2007.

He has over 200 journal and conference publications/presentations in engine flow, combustion, emissions and transient operation control involving both experimental and modelling studies. 

Qualifications

  • PhD & DIC, in Mechanical Engineering (Internal Combustion Engines), Imperial College, University of London, 1995
  • MSc (Eng), in Mechanical Engineering (Internal Combustion Engines), Anhui Institute of Technology, Hefei, 1984
  • BSc (Eng), Mechanical Engineering (Internal Combustion Engines), Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, 1982

Biography

Professor Hongming Xu obtained a BEng from Hefei University of Technology in 1982 and MEng from Anhui Institute of Technology in 1984 where he worked subsequently as lecturer until 1990.

He obtained a PhD from Imperial College London in 1995 and then worked there as Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow. He moved to Jaguar Cars Ford Premier Automotive Group in 2000, where he was a Project Engineer (2000-2001), Team Leader (2002-2004), and Principal Technical Specialist until he joined the University of Birmingham in 2005 as Reader in Automotive Engineering.

He was appointed to the Chair of Energy and Automotive Engineering in 2009.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

  • Automotive Design Process 
  • Powertrain Engineering
  • Turbomachinery and Complex Flow
  • Sustainable Energy

Postgraduate supervision

Studentship available, applications welcome

Previous PhD students

  • Sathaporn Chuepeng, “Quantitative Impact on Engine Performance and Emissions of High Proportion Biodiesel Blends and the Required Engine Control Strategy,” 2008 (joint supervision)
  • Jacek Misztal, “Study of Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Combustion and Emission Characteristics in a Multi-cylinder Engine,” 2009
  • Rizalman Mamat, “Performance and Emission Characteristics of an Automotive Diesel Engine Using Biodiesel Fuel with the Influence of Air Intake Variables,” 2009
  • Pawel Luszcz, “Combustion Diagnostics in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Optical and Thermal Single Cylinder Engines,” 2009
  • Marcin Frackowiak, “ Modelling and Diagnostic Study of Flow in an Optical Engine with Negative Valve Overlapping for Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition,” 2009
  • Dale Turner, “ The Combustion And Emissions Performance Of Fuel Blends In Modern Combustion Systems,” 2010
  • Jun Zhang, “Particle Matter Emission Control and Related Issues for Diesel Engines,” 2011
  • Richie Daniel, “Combustion and Emissions Performance of Oxygenated Fuels in a Modern Spark ignition Engine,” 2012
  • Yanfei Li, “Experimental Study on Spray and Combustion Characteristics of Diesel-like Fuels,” 2012
  • He Ma, “Control Oriented Engine Modelling and Engine Multiple-objective Optimal Feedback Control,” 2013
  • Fan Zhang, “Spray, Combustion and Emission Characteristics of dieseline Fuel,” 2013
  • Haiying Li, “CFD Modelling Study of Spray and Combustion of Gasoline and DMF in Direct Gasoline Engines,” 2013

Current PhD students

  • Changzhao Jiang,  Optical Study of Ignition and Mixture Formation
  • Haiying Li, DMF Spray and Combustion Modelling
  • Chongming Wang, Investigating New Combustion Modes for SI Engines
  • Powen Du, Modeling of IC Engine Flow and Combustion
  • Daling Jing, Optical study of Fuel Sprays
  • Chen Tan, Intelligent Control of Engine Transients
  • Jianyi Tian,, Diesel Engine Gaseous Emissions and Particles
  • Thomas Lattimore, SI Engine Combustion and Emissions 
  • Yasser Qahtani, PPCI Combustion
  • Soheil Zeraati Rezaei, New Combustion Mode for Hybrid Vehicles
  • Ziman Wang (joint), Fuel Spray and Injection Process

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

  • Dr Asish Sarangi – Combustion and emissions high efficient engines with boosting
  • Dr Arumugam Ramadhas - Cold start of diesel engines (Marie Curie Fellow)
  • Dr Xiao Ma – Real-time model base next generation engine management system
  • Several positions open - applications welcome

Research

Professor Xu has research experience in flow/turbulence, diesel/gasoline spray, mixture preparation, ignition, premixed/diffusion combustion, new combustion mode (HCCI/PCCI), emission formation/control, biodiesels, engine modelling, and operation control. He also has experience in turbomachinery/turbocharging, engine design and various advanced engine technologies.

Previous major project awards as PI (2002-2011): £6 million

  • Controlled Homogeneous Autoignition Reformed Gas Engine (CHARGE), DTI, 2002 - 2004
  • Controlled Homogeneous Autoignition Supercharged Engine (CHASE), DTI, 2004 - 2007
  • Combustion, performance & emissions of biodiesels (COPE), JLR, 2007 - 2008
  • Flex-diesel Engines with Sustainable Bio-fuels for Clean and Efficient On- and Off-Road Vehicle Engines (SERVE), TSB, 2007- 2010
  • Impact of DMF on Engine Performance and Emissions as a New Generation of Sustainable Biofuel, EPSRC, 2008 - 2011
  • HCCI engine technology research, JLR, 2007 - 2012
  • Thermal Management, JLR, 2007- 2012
  • Continuous Oxidation using NO2 Combustion for Exhaust Particulate Treatment (CONCEPT), JLR, Nov 2007-2009
  • Combustion and emissions of ethanol in a direct injection engine, Shell, 2008 - 2009
  • Combustion mechanism of furan fuels, Royal Society, 2011 - 2013

Ongoing major projects; external funding £2,5million:

  • Biodiesel engine cold start, 2012 - 2014
  • GDI combustion - International Exchange, 2012 -2014
  • Effect of fuel properties on GDI engines, 2012 - 2015
  • Next generation of GDI engines with boosting, 2012-2015
  • New control methodology for the next generation of engine management systems, 2012 -2015
  • X-in-the-loop diesel engine control, 2013 - 2014
  • Study of diesel particulate matter emissions, 2013 - 2016

Current main research areas include: 

  1. modeling engine air flow and combustion
  2. fuel sprays and injection process
  3. optical studies of mixture preparation and combustion
  4. fuel properties and GDI technology
  5. biodiesels and flex fuels
  6. new combustion mode (HCCI/PCCI)
  7. model based intelligent engine control
  8. transient engine performance of diesel and biodiesel blends at cold start

One of the special areas of research is advanced optical/laser diagnostics of flow and combustion using laser Doppler anemometry (LDA), phase Doppler particle analyzer (PDPA), planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF), laser-induced incandescence (LII), particle image velocimetry (PIV) and ultra-high speed imaging techniques.

The work is carried out in the Future Engines and Fuels Lab. One of the special areas of research is advanced optical/laser diagnostics of flow and combustion using laser Doppler anemometry (LDA), phase Doppler particle analyzer (PDPA), planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF), laser-induced incandescence (LII), particle image velocimetry (PIV) and ultra-high speed imaging techniques.

Other activities

  • Privilege Professor of Tsinghua University
  • Visiting professor of Beijing Institute of Technology, Hefei University of Technology, Zhejiang Automotive Institute (Geely Motor Company)
  • Member of SAE International Advanced Power Sources Committee, and Combustion and Fuels Committee.
  • Alternate member of executive Committee of IEA (International Energy Agency) Combustion Task Leaders

Publications

Book chapter

  • G. Tian, R. Daniel and H.M Xu, Chapter “DMF – A New Biofuel Candidate”, in Biofuel / Book 2, ISBN 978-953-307-478-8, 2011
    Chapter 14
    Y. Li, G. Tian and H.M. Xu , “Application of Biodiesel in Automotive Diesel Engines” in Biodiesel - Feedstocks, Production and Applications, ISBN 978-953-51-0910-5, Hard cover, 487 pages, Publisher: InTech 2013

Refereed journal papers (2000- 2013)

  1. X. Ma, C Jiang, H.M.Xu*, H. Ding, S. Shuai, "Laminar burning characteristics of 2-methylfuran and isooctane blend fuels", Volume 116, 15 January 2014, Pages 281–291.
  2. X. Ma, F. Zhang, H.M. Xu*, S. Shuai, “Throttleless and EGR-controlled Stoichiometric Combustion in a Diesel-Gasoline Dual-fuel Compression Ignition Engine,” Fuel, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2013.07.052.
  3. X. Ma , C. Jiang , H. M. Xu* , S. Shuai , and H. Ding , “Laminar burning characteristics of 2-methylfuran compared with 2, 5-dimethylfuran and isooctane” Energy Fuels, August 2013; DOI: 10.1021/ef401181g
  4. R. Daniel, H.M. Xu*, C. Wang, G. Tian and D. Richardson, “Gaseous and Particulate Matter Emissions of Oxygenated Fuel Blends using Dual-Injection compared to Direct-Injection in a SI Engine”, Applied Energy, Volume 105, May 2013, Pages 252–261
  5. J. Zhang, X. Ma, H.M. Xu*, P. Price, and S. Shuai, “Non-volatile particle characteristics of a light-duty diesel engine with pilot injections and exhaust gas recirculation Proc.IMechE, Part D: J. of Automobile Engineering 0954407013480454, March 25, 2013 as doi:10.1177/0954407013480454
  6. S. Rezaeia, F.Zhang, H.M. Xu*, A. Ghafouriana, J. Herreros, S. Shuai, “Investigation of two-stage split-injection strategies for a Dieseline fuelled PPCI engine,” Fuel, Volume 107, May 2013, Pages 299–308
  7. E. Hu, X. Hu, T. Liu, R. Song, K. Dearn, H.M. Xu, “Effect of TiF3 catalyst on the tribological properties of carbon black-contaminated engine oils,” Wear, Vol. 305, Issues 1–2, 30 July 2013, pp.166–176.
  8. Tian, J., Xu*, H., Ghafourian, A., Liu, D. et al., "Transient Emissions Characteristics of a Turbocharged Engine Fuelled by Biodiesel Blends," SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 6(2):2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-1302.
  9. Tan, C., Xu*, H., Shuai, S., Ghafourian, A. et al., "Investigation on Transient Emissions of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine Fuelled by HVO Blends," SAE Int. J. Engines 6(2):2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-1307.
  10. Liu, D., Xu*, H., Tian, J., Tan, C. et al., "Cold and Warm Start Characteristics using HVO and RME Blends in a V6 Diesel Engine," SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 6(2):2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-1306.
  11. Chongming Wang, Hongming Xu*, Ritchie Daniel; Akbar Ghafourian, JoseM Herreros, Shijin Shuai, Xiao Ma, “Combustion Characteristics and Emissions of 2-Methylfuran Compared to 2,5-Dimethylfuran, Gasoline and Ethanol in a DISI Engine, “ Fuel, Volume 103, January 2013, Pages 200–211.
  12. H. Yang, S. Shuai, Z. Wang, J. Wang, H.M. Xu ,”New Premixed Compression Ignition Concept for Direct Injection IC Engines Fueled with Straight-run Naphtha,” Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 68, April 2013, Pages 161–168
  13. R. Daniel, H.M. Xu*, C. Wang, G. Tian and D. Richardson, “Gaseous and Particulate Matter Emissions of Oxygenated Fuel Blends using Dual-Injection compared to Direct-Injection in a SI Engine”, Applied Energy, Volume 105, May 2013, Pages 252–261
  14. Y. Yang, J.G. Brammer, M. Ouadi, J. Samanya, A. Hornung, H.M. Xu, Y. Li, "Characterisation of waste derived intermediate pyrolysis oils for use as diesel engine fuels," Fuel, Volume 103, January 2013, Pages 247–257.
  15. R. Daniel, L. Wei, C. Wang, H.M. Xu* and M. L. Wyszynski, “Speciation of Hydrocarbon and Carbonyl Emissions of 2,5-Dimethylfuran in a DISI Engine,” Energy & Fuels, Energy Fuels, 2012, 26 (11), pp 6661–6668. DOI: 10.1021/ef301236f
  16. L. Wei, Lixia; Z. Li, L. Tong, Z. Wang, H. Jin, M. Yao, Z. Zheng, C. Wang, H.M. Xu*, "Primary Combustion Intermediates in Lean and Rich Low-pressure premixed Laminar 2-Methylfuran/Oxygen/Argon Flames," Energy Fuels, 2012, 26 (11), pp 6651–6660
  17. H.M. Xu, “Present and Future of Premixed Compression Ignition Engines,” Journal of Automotive Safety and Energy, 2012, Vol. 3 Issue (3): 185-199.
  18. Xianguo Hu, Karl Dearn, and Hongming Xu, “On the Fundamental Lubricity of 2, 5-Dimethylfuran as a Synthetic Engine Fuel”, Journal of Tribology International, TRIBINT-D-11-00306R2, 2012 Volume 55, November 2012, Pages 119–125
  19. X. Wu, Q. Li, J. Fu, C. Tang, Z. Huang, R. Daniel, G. Tian, H.M. Xu, ” Laminar burning characteristics of 2,5-dimethylfuran and iso-octane blend at elevated temperatures and pressures,” Fuel, Volume 95, May 2012, Pages 234–240
  20. Jihong Wang; Hao Sun; Hongming Xu Feasibility study on recovering exhaust energy from a vehicle engine system by a scroll expander Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on 11-14 July 2012
  21. R. Daniel, L. Wei, C. Wang, H.M. Xu* and M. L. Wyszynski, “Speciation of Hydrocarbon and Carbonyl Emissions of 2,5-Dimethylfuran in a DISI Engine,” Energy & Fuels, Energy Fuels, 2012, 26 (11), pp 6661–6668. DOI: 10.1021/ef301236f
  22. Eslami, F.; Wyszynski, M. L.; Tsolakis, A.; Xu, H.; Norouzi, S.; Dearn, K., Experimental investigation on lubricity of 2,5-dimethylfuran blends. Combustion Engines - Silniki Spalinowe, ISSN 0138-0346 2012, XLXI, (1/2012 (148)), 3-10.
  23. Ritchie Daniel, Hongming Xu*, Chongming Wang, Guohong Tian and Dave Richardson, ”Combustion Performance of 2,5-Dimethylfuran Blends using Dual-Injection compared to Direct-Injection in a SI Engine,” Applied Energy, Volume 98, Pages 59–68, 2012.
  24. Ritchie Daniel, Chongming Wang, Hongming Xu*, Guohong Tian, Dave Richardson. “Dual-Injection as a Knock Mitigation Strategy using pure Ethanol and Methanol”, SAE Paper 2012-01-1152, International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, 2012
  25. Enzhu Hu, Xianguo Hu, Xiangyang Wang, Yufu Xu, Karl Dearn, Hongming Xu, “On the Fundamental Lubricity of 2, 5-Dimethylfuran as a Synthetic Engine Fuel”, Journal of Tribology International, Volume 55, November 2012, Pages 119–125
  26. Ritchie Daniel, Chongming Wang, Hongming Xu*, Guohong Tian. “Effects of Combustion Phasing, Injection Timing, Relative Air-Fuel Ratio and Variable Valve Timing on SI Engine Performance and Emissions using 2,5-Dimethylfuran”, SAE Paper 2012-01-1285, International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, 2012
  27. Wu, X., Lia, Q., Fua, J., Tang, C.,Huang, Z., Daniel, R., Tian, R. and Xu, H., Laminar Burning Characteristics of 2,5-Dimethylfuran and Iso-octane Blend at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures. Fuel, 2012. 95: p. 234-240
  28. Ritchie Daniel, Guohong Tian, Hongming Xu*, Shijin Shuai, ”Ignition Timing Sensitivities of Oxygenated Biofuels Compared to Gasoline in a Direct-Injection SI Engine,” Fuel Volume 99, 2012, Pages 72–82, 2012.
  29. Y Qian, C Zuo, J. Tan, and H..M Xu*, “Effect of intake hydrogen addition on performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine with exhaust gas recirculation,” Proceedings of ImechE, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, August 2011 225: 1919-1925
  30. Sathaporn Chuepeng, Hongming Xu*, Athanasios Tsolakis, Miroslaw Wyszynski, Philip Price, “Particulate Matter Size Distribution in the Exhaust Gas of a Modern Diesel Engine Fuelled with a Biodiesel Blend,” Biomass and Bioenergy, 35 (2011), pp. 4280-4289, 2011.07.017
  31. P. Luszcz, H.M Xu*, M. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, X. Ma, “Imaging Studies of In-cylinder HCCI Combustion,” Frontiers in Energy, 5: 313-321, 2011
  32. Hasan, A.O., P. Leung, A. Tsolakis, S.E. Golunski, H.M. Xu, M.L. Wyszynski, and S. Richardson, Effect of composite aftertreatment catalyst on alkane, alkene and monocyclic aromatic emissions from an HCCI/SI gasoline engine. Fuel, 2011. 90 p. 1457-1464.
  33. Fan Zhang, Hongming Xu*, and Gautam Kalghatgi, “Investigation into Light Duty Dieseline fuelled Partially-Premixed Compression Ignition Engine, “SAE Transactions, SAE 2011-01-1411
  34. Xuesong Wu, Ritchie Daniel, Guohong Tian, Hongming Xu*, Zuohua Huang, Dave Richardson, “Dual-Injection: the Flexible, Bi-fuel Concept for Spark-Ignition Engines fuelled with various Gasoline and Biofuel blends, “ Applied Energy 88 (2011) 2305–2314, 2011.
  35. Dale Turner, Hongming Xu*, Roger F Cracknell, Vinod Natarajan and Xiangdong Chen, “Combustion Performance of Bio-Ethanol at Various Blend Ratios in a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine, “ Fuel 90 (2011) 1999–2006 , 2011.
  36. H. Ma, H. M. Xu*, J Wang, “Real-time Control Oriented HCCI Engine Cycle-to-cycle Dynamic Modelling,“ International Journal of Automation and Computing, ISSN: 1751-8520,CN: 11-5350/TP, 2011
  37. Ritchie Daniel, Guohong Tian ,Hongming Xu*, Miroslaw L. Wyszynski, Xuesong Wu, Zuohua Huang, “Effect of Spark Timing and Load on a DISI Engine fuelled with 2,5-Dimethylfuran,” Fuel, Volume 90, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 449-458.
  38. J. Zhang, H.M. Xu*, G. Tian, F. Zhang, M.L. Wyszynski, ”The Particle Emissions Characteristics of a Light Duty Diesel Engine with 10% Alternative Fuel Blends,” SAE Intl. Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, 2011
  39. G Tian, R Daniel, H Li, H.M.Xu*, S. Shuai, P. Richards, “Laminar Burning Velocities of 2,5-Dimethylfuran Compared with Ethanol and Gasoline,” Energy Fuels, 2010, 24 (7), pp 3898–3905
  40. S Zhong, R Daniel, H.M. Xu*, J.Zhang, M. Wyszynski, D. Turner, P. Richards, “Combustion and Emissions of 2,5-Dimethylfuran in a Direct Injection Spark-ignition Engine,” Energy & Fuels, 24 (5), pp 2891–2899, 20101
  41. G. Tian, H. Li, H.M. Xu*, “Spray Characteristics study of DMF Using Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer, “ SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars- Mechanical Systems ,August ,2010 vol. 3 no. 1 948-958
  42. N.R.Abdullah, M.L.Wyszynski, A.Tsolakis, R.Mamat, H.M.Xu, G.Tian, “Combined effects of pilot quantity, injection pressure and dwell periods on the combustion and emissions behaviour of a modern V6 diesel engine,” Journal of Archivum Combustions , ISSN 0208-4198, pp 481-495, Vol 30-2010-No.4, September 2010.
  43. J Misztal, H.M. Xu, ML Wyszynski, P Price, R Stone and J Qiao, “Effect of Injection Timing on Gasoline HCCI Particulate Emissions,” 3. JER04409 F IMechE. International Journal of Engine Research , Vol. 10, 2009
  44. S.Chuepeng, H.M. Xu, A. Tsolakis, M.L. Wyszynski, and J.C. Hartland, “Nano-particle Number from Biodiesel Blends Combustion in a Common Rail Fuel Injection System Diesel Engine Equipped with Exhaust Gas Recirculation,” Opole, 22-24 Paper No. PTNSS–2009–SC–076 PTNSS Combustion Engines, June 2009.
  45. D. Turner, G. Tian, H.M. Xu, M. L Wyszynski, E. Theodoridis, “An Experimental Study of Dieseline Combustion in a Direct Injection Engine,” SAE International, Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engines, ISBN: 978-0-7680-2138-7, 2009
  46. Potrzebowski, J. Misztal, H.M. Xu, M.L. Wyszynski and J. Qiao, “An Auto-ignition Combustion Model for HCCI Engine Cycle Simulations,” IMechE, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, V., 10.1243/09544070JAUTO1005, 2009.
  47. J. Misztal, H.M. Xu, M. L. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, , Phil Price, Richard Stone, Jun Qiao, “Influence of Inlet Air Temperature on Gasoline HCCI Particulate Emissions,” Combustion Science and Technology, V. 181, Issue 5, 695 - 709, 2009.
  48. J. Misztal, H.M. Xu, M. L. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, J. Qiao, “Cylinder To Cylinder Variations in a V6 Gasoline Direct Injection HCCI Engine, “Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, ASME, V. 131, Issue 4, 042801, 2009.
  49. N.R.Abdullah, R. Mamat, A.Tsolakis, M.L.Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, “Contributions of Injection Duration (dSOI) to the Engine Performance and Emissions in Multiple Injections V6 Diesel Engine Operating with a Variation of Injection Pressure,” Journal of KONES IC Engines, European Science Society of Powertrain and Transport Publication, 2009
  50. N. Abdullah, R. Mamat, P. Rounce, M.L. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, H.M.Xu, G. Tian, “The effect of Injection Pressu re and Strategy in a Jaguar V6 Diesel engine,” Journal of KONES Powertrain and Transport, pp 9-22, Vol. 16, No 2, 2009.
  51. A.-F.M.Mahrous, A. Potrzebowski, M.L. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, A.Tsolakis, and P. Luszcz, “Modelling Study into the Effects of Variable Valve Timing on the Gas Exchange Process and Performance of a 4-Valve DI Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine,” Energy Conversion and Management, p. 393-398, 50(2), 2009.
  52. U. Elghawi, K. Theinnoi, S. Sitshebo, A. Tsolakis, M.L. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu. R.F. Cracknellb, R.H. Clarkb, A. Mayoufc, “GC-MS determination of low hydrocarbon species (C1–C6) from a diesel partial oxidation reformer,” Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33 (23) (2008) 7074 - 7083.
  53. G. Tian, Z. Wang, J. Wang, H.M. Xu, S. Shuai, ”Effects of Key Factors on the Engine Combustion Mode Switching Between HCCI and SI.”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, ASME, GTP-07-1147, 2008.
  54. Mahrous, M. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, A. Tsolakis, J. Qiao, “ Effect of Intake Valve Timings on In-Cylinder Charge Characteristics in a DI Engine Cylinder with Negative Valve Overlapping,” Variable Valve Optimization, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-7680-2016-8.
  55. S., Chuepeng, H.M., Xu, A., Tsolakis, M.L., Wyszynski, P., Price, R., Stone, J.C. Hartland, and Qiao, J., “Particulate emissions from a common rail fuel injection diesel engine with RME-based biodiesel blended fuelling using thermo-gravimetric analysis,” Renewable Fuels 2008, ISBN 978-0-7680-2011-3.
  56. U. Elghawi, M. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, H.M. Xu, J. Qiao, “Speciation and Quantification using GC-MS of Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbons Including 1,3-Butadiene in Exhaust Gases from V6 Engine Operating in SI and HCCI Modes,” SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, pp1- 11, 2008
  57. M. Frackowiak, H.M Xu, M.L. Wyszynski, J. Misztal, J Qiao, “The Effect of Exhaust Throttling on HCCI - Alternative Way to Control EGR and In-Cylinder Flow,” SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, pp1277- 1289, 2008
  58. S.Chuepeng, K. Theinnoi, A. Tsolakis, H.M. Xu, M.L. Wyszynski, A.P.E. York, J.C. Hartland, and J. Qiao, “Investigation into Particulate Size Distributions in The Exhaust Gas of Diesel Engines Fuelled With Biodiesel Blends.” Journal of KONES Powertrain and Transport, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 75-82. ISSN 1231-4005.
  59. C. Zuo, Y. Qian, J. Tan, H.M. Xu , “Development and Bench-testing of a Common Rail System for Dimethyl Ether,” Proceedings of IMechE, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Volume 222, 415-422, 3/2008.
  60. C. Zuo, Y. Qian, J. Tan, H.M. Xu, “An Experimental Study of Combustion and Emissions in a Spark Ignition Engine Fueled with Coal-Bed Gas,” Energy, 33, 455-46, 2008
  61. P. Price, R. Stone, J. Misztal, H.M Xu, M. Wyszynski. Wilson and J. Qiao, “Particulate Emissions from a Gasoline Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engine, “ SAE Technical paper 2007-01-0209, Journal of Engines, SAE Transactions, pp 290 -303, 2007
  62. A.M. Mahrous, M.L. Wyszynski, T. Wilson, H.M. Xu, “ CFD Simulation of In-cylinder Flows in a Motored HCCI Engine Cylinder with Variable Negative Valve Overlapping,” Proc IMechE, part D, Journal of Automotive Engineering, Vol. 221, 1295-1304, 2007.
  63. Y.Qian, C.Zuo, H.M Xu., J. Tan and Q. Teng, “Experimental Investigation of Using Ethanol-gasoline in Electronic Controlled Gasoline-injection Engines,” The HKIE Transactions, Vol 14 No 2,2007.6, p26-30,ISSN 1023-697X.
  64. S. Zhong M. L. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, “Experimental Investigation into Negative Valve Overlap Mode of HCCI Operation Using Gasoline and Diesel Blended Fuels, “Journal of BIT, ISSN-1004-0579, 3, 2007.
  65. H.M. Xu, M. L. Wyszynski, T. Megaritis, D. Yap, T. Wilson, J. Qiao, S. Richardson , S. Golunski, S. Peucheret, “Research on Expansion of Operating Windows of Controlled Homogeneous Auto-ignition Engines,” International Journal of Engine Research, 8(JER1), 29-40, 2007.
  66. S. Zhong, G. Jin, Wyszynski and H.M. Xu, “Comparison of Single-zone and Multi-zone Combustion Model for HCCI Engines,” Internal Combustion Engine Engineering, ISSN1000-0925 (CN31-1255/TK), 2007.1, 2007 No.3 Vol.27.
  67. S Zhong , Hongyong Zhang , Guodong Jin, M.L. Wyszynski , H.M Xu, “Experimental Research on HCCI Using Gasoline and Diesel Blended Fuels,” Transactions of CSICE, ISSN 1000-0909(CN12-1086), 2007 No.1 Vol.25
  68. A Tsolakis, K. Theinnoi, M.L. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, A. Megaritis, R. Cracknell, S. E. Golunski, and S.M. Peucheret, "Exhaust Gas Fuel Reforming for IC Engines Using Diesel Type Fuels,” JSAE 20077170/SAE 2007-01-2044, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, SAE Transactions, pp 720 – 725, 2007.
  69. X. Shi, B. Tang, H.M. Xu, “Computational Investigation of the Aerodynamics of Automotive Turbocharger Mixed-flow Turbines”, Journal of BIT, ISSN-1004-0579, 12, 2006.
  70. N. Jia, , J. Wang, K. Nuttall, J.L. Wei, H.M Xu, M. Wyszynski, J. Qiao, M. Richardson, “HCCI Engine Modelling For Real-Time Implantation and Control Development,” IEEE/ASME Transactions, MECHATRONICS, VOL. 12, NO. 6, December 2007
  71. J. Misztal, M.L. Wyszynski, H.M Xu, A. Tsolakis, J. Qiao, and T. Wilson, Boosted HCCI Operation on Multi Cylinder V6 Engine,” Journal of KONES Internal Combustion Engines, 13, ISSN 1231- 4005.
  72. P. Luszcz, H.M Xu, M. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, M. Frackowiak, T. Wilson, and J. Qiao, An Investigation of the Presence of Uncontrolled Combustion Phenomenon in Spark Ignition Single Cylinder Optical Engine, “ Journal of KONES Internal Combustion Engines, 13, ISSN 1231- 4005.
  73. D.Yap, S. M. Peucheret, A. Megaritis, M. L. Wyszynski, H. M. Xu, “Natural Gas HCCI Engine Operation with Exhaust Gas Fuel Reforming”, Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 31 (5), pp. 587-595, 2006.
  74. T. Wilson, H.M.Xu, S Richardson, M.L. Wyszynski A. Megaritis, "Optical Study of Flow and Combustion in an HCCI Engine with Negative Valve Overlap," Journal of Physics: Conference Series 45 (2006) 94-103.
  75. S. Peucheret, M.L. Wyszynski, R.S. Lehrle, S. Golunski, and H.M. Xu," Use of Catalytic Reforming to aid Natural Gas HCCI Combustion in Engines: Experimental and Modeling Results of Open-loop Fuel Reforming," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, pp 1583-1594, 30, 2005.
  76. M.L. Wyszynski, and H.M Xu, HCCI with selected standard and alternative fuels: challenges and solutions,’ Journal of KONES Internal Combustion Engines, ISSN 1231 - 4005, 2005. 12 (3-4), ISSN 1231 – 4005.
  77. D. Yap, J. Karlovsky, A. Megaritis, M.L. Wyszynski, H. M. Xu, “An Investigation into Propane Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine Operation with Residual Gas Trapping,” Fuel, 2005, Vol. 84, pp. 2372-2379.
  78. D.Yap, T. Megaritis, M. Wyszynski and H.M. Xu, "Effect of Inlet valve Timing on Boosted Gasoline HCCI with Residual Gas Trapping," Journal of Engines, SAE Transactions, Vol. 4, pp. 1509-1517, Paper No. 2005-01-2136, 2005.
  79. M.L.Wyszynski, A.Megaritis, J.Karlovsky, D.Yap, S.Peucheret, R.S. Lehrle, H.M.Xu, Golunski S, “Facilitation of HCCI Combustion of Biogas at Moderate Compression Ratios by Application of Fuel Reforming and Inlet Air Heating,” Journal of KONES Internal Combustion Engines, 2004, Vol.11, No. 3-4, ISSN 1231-4005.
  80. D.Yap, A.Megaritis, S.M. Peucheret, M.L. Wyszynski, and H. M. Xu, "Effect of hydrogen addition on natural gas HCCI combustion," Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, SAE Transactions, Vol. 4, pp. 1296-1305, Paper No. 2004-01-1972, 2004.
  81. M.L.Wyszynski, A.Megaritis, J.Karlovsky, D.Yap, S.Peucheret, R.S. Lehrle, H.M.Xu, Golunski S, “Facilitation of HCCI Combustion of Biogas at Moderate Compression Ratios by Application of Fuel Reforming and Inlet Air Heating,” Journal of KONES Internal Combustion Engines, 2004, Vol.11, No. 3-4, ISSN 1231-4005.
  82. H.M Xu, S. Rudolph, Z. Liu, S. Wallace, and S. Richardson, M. L. Wyszynski, A. Megaritis: “An Investigation into the Operating Mode Transition in a HCCI Engine Using EGR Trapping, " Journal of Engines, SAE Transactions, Vol. 3, pp. 1287-1297, Paper No. 2004-01-1911, 2004.
  83. H.M.Xu, A. Williams, H. Fu, S. Wallace, S. Richardson and M. Richardson," Operating Characteristics of a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engine with Cam Profile Switching - Simulation Study, " Journal of Engines, SAE Transactions, Vol. 112, Section 4 Journal of Fuels and Lubricants PP 1408-1420, SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-1859.
  84. H. M Xu, H. Fu, H. Williams and I. Shilling, "Modelling Study of Combustion and Gas Exchange in an HCCI Engine, " Journal of Engines, SAE Transactions, Vol. 111, PP 473-485, 2002.
  85. C. Arcoumanis, H. Flora, G. Kim, and H.M. Xu, “Injection Natural Gas Engine for Light Duty Applications,” IMechE International Conference Transactions, 2000-2, '21st Century Emissions Technology', pp121-146, ISBN 1860583229, Paper No. C588/013/2000, 2000.

Refereed SAE Technical Papers (2000- 2013)

  1. Liu, D., Ghafourian, A., and Xu, H., "Phenomenology of EGR in a Light Duty Diesel Engine Fuelled with Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO), Used Vegetable Oil Methyl Ester (UVOME) and Their Blends," SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-1688, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-1688.
  2. Li, H., li, C., Ma, X., TU, P. et al., "Numerical Study of DMF and Gasoline Spray and Mixture Preparation in a GDI Engine," SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-1592, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-1592.
  3. Wang, C., Xu, H., and Lattimore, T., "Impacts of Low-Level 2-Methylfuran Content in Gasoline on DISI Engine Combustion Behavior and Emissions," SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-1317, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-1317.
  4. Fennell, D., Herreros, J., Tsolakis, A., Xu, H. et al., "GDI Engine Performance and Emissions with Reformed Exhaust Gas Recirculation (REGR)," SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-0537, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-0537.
  5. Xiao Ma, Changzhao Jiang, Hongming Xu, Steve Richardson. “In-cylinder Optical Study on Spray and Combustion of DMF and DMF-Gasoline Blend Fuel”, SAE Paper 2012-01-1235.
  6. Changzhao Jiang, Xiao Ma, Hongming Xu, Steve Richardson. “An Optical Study of DMF and Ethanol Combustion under Dual-Injection Strategy”, SAE Paper 2012-01-1237.
  7. Fan Zhang, Hongming Xu, Soheil Zeraati Rezaei, Gautam Kalghatgi, Shi-Jin Shuai. “Characteristics of Dieseline fuelled Partially-Premixed Compression Ignition Engine and the Comparison to Conventional Diesel”, SAE Paper 2012-01-1138.
  8. Ritchie Daniel, Chongming Wang, Hongming Xu, Guohong Tian. “Split-Injection Strategies at Wide Open Throttle using Gasoline, Ethanol and 2,5-Dimethylfuran in a Direct-Injection SI Engine”, SAE Paper 2012-01-0403.
  9. Chongming Wang, Ritchie Daniel, Xiao Ma, Hongming Xu. “Comparison of Gasoline, Bio-ethanol and 2,5-Dimethylfuran in a DISI Engine using the Miller cycle with Late Inlet Valve Closure Timing”, SAE Paper 2012-01-1147.
  10. Chongming Wang; Ritchie Daniel, Hongming. “Research of the Atkinson Cycle in the Spark Ignition engine”, SAE Paper 2012-01-0390.
  11. He Ma, Hongming Xu, Thorsten Schnier, Jihong Wang, Guohong Tian. “A Real-time Control Oriented HCCI Combustion Model in 4-Stroke HCCI/SI GDI Engine and Model-based Fast Calibration”, SAE Paper 2012-01-1123
  12. Jun Zhang, Guohong Tian ,Hongming Xu, Fan Zhang, Ritchie Daniel, Two Closely Coupled DPFs as the After-treatment System, SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-1939
  13. Jun Zhang, Fan Zhang, Guohong Tian, Hongming Xu, Yanfei Li ,Ritchie Daniel, Haiwen Song, Phil Price, “The Particle Emission Characteristics of a Light-Duty Diesel Engine by Using Different Pilot Injections,” SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-1959
  14. Yanfei Li, Guohong Tian. Jun Zhang Hongming Xu, “Comparative Experimental Study on Microscopic Spray Characteristics of RME, GTL and Diesel,” SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-2284
  15. J. Zhang, H.M. Xu, G. Tian, F. Zhang, M.L. Wyszynski, ”The Particle Emissions Characteristics of a Light Duty Diesel Engine with 10% Alternative Fuel Blends,” SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-1556.
  16. G. Tian, H. Li, H.M. Xu, “Spray Characteristics study of DMF Using Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer, “ SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-1505 .
  17. S. Zhong, D. Turner, J. Zhang, H.M. Xu, M. L Wyszynski, “An Innovative Biofuel Approach – 2,5-Dimethylfuran (DMF): Combustion Performance and Emissions in a GDI Engine,” SAE paper 2009-01-2824. presented at Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2-4 Nov, 2009
  18. R. Mamat, N. Rosli Abdullah, H.M. Xu, M.L. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, “Effect of Fuel Temperature on Performance and Emissions of a Common Rail Diesel Engine Operating with Rapeseed Methyl Ester (RME),” SAE Technical Paper 2009-01-1896
  19. N. Abdullah, A. Tsolakis, P. Rounce, M. Wyszynski, H.M.Xu, R. Mamat, "Effect of Injection Pressure with Split Injection in a V6 Diesel Engine,” SAE Technical Paper 2009-24-0049
  20. A.-F.M.Mahrous, A., Potrzebowski, M.L.,Wyszynski, H.M., Xu, A. Tsolakis, and P.Luszcz, ”A 1D Analysis into the Effects of Variable Valve Timing on HCCI Engine Parameters.” SAE Technical Paper 2008-01-2459
  21. R. Mamat, H.M.Xu, M.L.Wyszynski, J.Qiao, S. Pierson, “CFD Analysis of Air Intake System with Negative Pressure on Intake Grill,” SAE Technical Paper 2008-01-1643
  22. K. Theinnoi, P.Rounce, A.Tsolakis, M. L.Wyszynski, H.M..Xu, A.P.E.York, ”Activity of Prototype Catalysts on Exhaust Emissions from Biodiesel Fuelled Engines.” SAE Technical Paper 2008-01-2514, 2008.
  23. S Chuepeng, A Tsolakis, K. Theinnoi, H.M. Xu, M. Wyszynski, J. Qiao, “A Study of Quantitative Impact on Emissions of High Proportion RME-Based Biodiesel Blends, “ SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-0072.
  24. S. Ghrarabahghi, T. Wilson H.M. Xu M. Wyszynski, “Modelling and Experimental investigations of Supercharged V6 Gasoline HCCI Engine, “SAE Technical Paper 2006-1-0634.
  25. Y. Qian, C. Zuo, J. Tan and H.M. Xu, " Modeling of Combustion and Emissions in a Spark Ignition Engine Fueled with Coal-Bed Gas," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-3804
  26. S. Zhong M. Wyszynski and H.M. Xu, "Experimental Investigation into HCCI Combustion Using Gasoline and Diesel Blended Fuels, " SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-3733.
  27. Y. Qian, C. Zuo, J. Tan and H.M. Xu, “Study on an Electronically Controlled Common-Rail Injection System for Liquefied Alternative Fuels,” SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-2085.
  28. T. Wilson, H.M. Xu, S. Richardson, M. D.Yap and M. Wyszynski, "An Experimental Study of Flame Initiation and Development in an Optical HCCI Engine", SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-2129.
  29. T. Wilson, M. Haste, H.M. Xu, S. Richardson, M. D.Yap and A.Megaritis, "In-cylinder Flow with Negative valve Overlapping Characterised by PIV Measurement", SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-2131.
  30. H. M. Xu, M. Liu, S. Gharabaghi, S. Richardson, T. Megaritis and M. Wyszynski, "Modelling HCCI Engines: Comparison of Single-zone, Multi-zone and Test Data," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-2123.
  31. D.Yap, T. Megaritis, M. Wyszynski and H.M. Xu, "Applying Boosting to Gasoline HCCI Operation with Residual Gas Trapping," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-2121.
  32. D.Yap, A. Megaritis, M.L. Wyszynski, H. M. Xu, "Effect of valve timing on residual gas trapping and load control for natural gas HCCI, SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-1973.
  33. H. M. Xu, "Some Critical Issues in the Steady Flow Testing of Cylinder Heads," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-1308.

Conference publications

  1. Zhang, Hongming Xu, “PCCI combustion in a light duty diesel engine,” Towards Clean Diesel Engines, Shell Global Solutions, Chester, 8-9 June 2011
  2. Rizalman Mamat, Nik Rosli Abdullah, Hongming Xu, Miroslaw L. Wyszynski, A.Tsolakis, “Effect of Boost Temperature on the Performance and Emissions of a Common Rail Diesel Engine Operating with Rapeseed Methyl Ester (RME), “ World Congress on Engineering, 30 June - 2 July 2010, London.
  3. N.R.Abdullah, R. Mamat, P. Rounce , A.Tsolakis, M.L.Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, G.Tian, “Optimisation of Premixed Combustion on V6 Diesel Engine Through The Variation of Pilot Injection Timings Combined with EGR,”UK-Malaysia Engineering Conference, April 2010R. Mamat, N.R.Abdullah, H.M. Xu, M.L.Wyszynski, A.Tsolakis, “Effect of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) with Multiple Injections on Combustion Pattern in a Common Rail Diesel Engine “, 12th EAEC European Automotive Congress 2009, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 29th June - 1st July 2009
  4. N.R.Abdullah, R. Mamat, P. Rounce , A.Tsolakis, M.L.Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, G.Tian, "Optimisation of Premixed Combustion on V6 Diesel Engine Through The Variation of Pilot Injection Timings Combined with EGR, " United Kingdom-Malaysia Engineering Conference, April 2010.
  5. R. Mamat, N.R.Abdullah, H.M. Xu, M.L.Wyszynski A.Tsolakis, “Effect of Air Intake Pressure Drop on Performance and Emissions of a Diesel Engine Operating with Biodiesel and Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD)”, International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality,” 15-17 April 2009, Valencia, Spain.
  6. N. Jia, J.L.Wei, J.Misztal, J.Wang, K.Nuttall, H.M. Xu, M.L.Wyszynski, “HCCI Engine modeling for control with parameter identification using GAs,” The Proceedings of Mechatronics 2008, Limerick, Ireland, June 2008.
  7. S., Chuepeng, K., Theinnoi, A., Tsolakis, H.M., Xu, M.L., Wyszynski, A.P.E., York, J.C., Hartland, and J. Qiao, “Investigation into particulate size distributions in the exhaust gas of diesel engines fuelled with biodiesel blends,” 34th International Congress on Powertrain and Transport Means KONES 2008. Warsaw, 7-10 September 2008.
  8. A.-F.M.Mahrous, A., Potrzebowski, M.L., Wyszynski, H.M.,Xu, A. Tsolakis, and P.Luszcz, “Impact of Variable Intake-Valve-Timing on Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine Parameters.” in 13th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (AMME-13), May 25-27, Cairo, Egypt. 2008.
  9. R. Mamat, S. Chuepeng, H.M. Xu, M.L.Wyszynski, “Effect of Exhaust Gas Temperature on Engine Performance and Emissions of a Conventional V6 Diesel Engine Operating on Biodiesel & Diesel Fuel with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR),” UK-MEC2008, London, 14-15 July 2008.
  10. K., Theinnoi, A.P.E., York, A., Tsolakis, S., Chuepeng, M.L., Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, Golunski, S.E. and Cracknell, R.F, “ Diesel engine performance and emissions for Fischer-Tropsch diesel blends and diesel fuel: Environmental perspectives”. 3rd International Symposium on Environment. Athens, 22-25 May 2008
  11. S.Chuepeng, A.Tsolakis, M.L.Wyszynski, H.M.Xu, A. Megaritis, and S.E. Golunski (2008), “On-board hydrogen-rich gas production from exhaust gas fuel reforming using biodiesel blended fuels,” 7th High Temperature Air Combustion and Gasification International Symposium. Phuket, 13-16 January 2008.
  12. Jia, N., J.L. Wei, J. Misztal, J.H. Wang, K. Nuttall, H.M Xu, and M.L. Wyszynski, “HCCI Engine Modelling for Control with Parameter Identification using GAs,” IEEE_ACC2008 American Control Conference.
  13. J.Karlovsky, M.L. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, A. Tsolakis, and J. Qiao, “Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamic Modeling of a Fuel Reformer for on board Hydrogen Generation,” 2007 PTNSS Congress. 2007: 20-23 May, Krakow, Poland.
  14. P. Luszcz, , H.M. Xu, M.L. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, R. Stevens, and J. Qiao, “A characterization of a single and a double stage auto ignition process in Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine,” International Combustion Symposium, Institute of Combustion, Polish Section, . 2007: 02-05 September 2007, Pultusk, Poland.
  15. M. Ashur, , J. Misztal, M.L. Wyszynski, A. Tsolakis, H.M. Xu, J. Qiao, and S. Golunski, “On board Exhaust Gas Reforming of Gasoline Using Integrated Reformer & TWC,” SAE Paper 2007-24-0078, ICE2007_SAE Conference, Naples, Italy, 16-20 Sept, 2007.
  16. A.M. Mahrous, M. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, A. Tsolakis, J. Qiao, “A CFD Investigation into the Effects of Intake Valves Events on Airflow Characteristics in a Motored 4-Valve Engine Cylinder with Negative Valve Overlapping,” SAE 2007-24-0032, ICE2007_SAE Conference, Naples, Italy, 16-20 Sept, 2007.
  17. A., Tsolakis, A. Abu-Jrai, K. Theinnoi, M.L. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, A. Megaritis, R. Cracknell, S.E. Golunski, and S.M. Peucheret, “Exhaust gas fuel reforming for IC Engines using diesel type fuels,” in 2007 JSAE/SAE International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting in Kyoto Japan, 2007.
  18. M.L., Wyszynski, M.M. Ashur, H.M. Xu, and A. Megaritis. “Fluidic Valve For A Combined Fuel Reformer/ Exhaust Catalytic Converter,” Proceedings of The International Conference on Vehicles Alternative Fuel Systems & Environmental Protection VAFSEP 2006. August 22-25, 2006. Dublin, Ireland: Dublin City University. ISBN: 1 872327 58 3
  19. J. Qiao, S. Richardson, M. Richardson S. Golunski, S. Peucheret, M. L. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu, A. Tsolakis, J. Karlovsky, “ Fuel Reforming and Aftertreatment Technologies For Expanding the HCCI Engine Operating Boundary,” Invited JSAE Paper 20065470.
  20. J.L. Wei, N. Jia, J. Wang, K. Nuttall, H. Xu, M. Wyszynski, J. Qiao, M. Richardson, Study of HCCI engine model and control strategy, The Proceedings of Mechatronics Forum 2006, USA, 19-21, June, 2006.
  21. N. Jia, , J. Wang, K. Nuttall, J.L. Wei, H.M Xu, M. Wyszynski, J. Qiao, M. Richardson, “HCCI Engine Modelling for the Purpose of Control Development,” Eighteenth International Conference on Systems Engineering, Coventry, 5 - 7 September 2006
  22. S. Zhong G. Jin, Wyszynski and H.M. Xu, “Promotive Effect of Diesel Fuel on Gasoline HCCI Combustion,’ SAE Technical Paper 2006-0-0633.
  23. 140. A.M. Mahrous, M.L. Wyszynski, H.M. Xu and A. Tsolakis J. Qiao, “A CFD investigation into the effects of variable valve events on in-cylinder flow characteristics in a GDI engine,” FLUENT ACADEMIC USER CONFERENCE, Nottingham, UK, September 20, 2006.
  24. N., Jia, J. Wang, K. Nuttall, H. Xu, and M. Wyszynski, HCCI Engine Modelling for Control, in UnICEG Meeting 15 September 2005. 2005: TIC Birmingham.
  25. Jia, N., J. Wang, K. Nuttall, H. Xu, and M. Wyszynski, HCCI Engine Modelling for Control, in UnICEG Meeting 15 September 2005. 2005: TIC Birmingham.
  26. H. M. Xu, T. Wilson, S. Wallace, S. Richardson, M. Wyszynski, T. Megaritis, D. Yap, S. Golunski, S. Peucheret, “ Progress in the FORESIGHT Vehicle Project CHASE,” Invited JSAE Paper 20055496.
  27. S. Ghrarabahghi, H.M. Xu M. Wyszynski, “Multi-zone Heat Release Study in an HCCI Engine, 2005 International Congress on Combustion Engines, 25-28 September, 2005, ul.Sarni Stok 93, Poland.
  28. M.L. Wyszynski, and H.M. Xu. HCCI with standard and alternative fuels at moderate compression ratios - challenges in research and vehicle engines. in PTNSS Congress, September 25-28. 2005. Szczyrk, Poland,
  29. S., Chuepeng, M.L. Wyszynski, and H.M, Xu,“ More biodiesel = less diesel: quantitative impact on engine performance and emissions of high proportion biodiesel blends and the required engine control strategies,” Current Research in Combustion: A Forum for Research Students and Young Researchers. Loughborough, 21 September 2005.
  30. Amieiro, S. Golunski, D. James, M.L. Wyszynski, A. Megaritis, S.Peucheret, H. M. Xu, "On-board Exhaust Gas Reforming for Improved Performance of Natural Gas HCCI Engines", 13th International Congress on Catalysis, Paris, 11-16 July 2004.
  31. H.M. Xu, M.L. Wyszynski and S. Golunski, "Foresight on Controlled Homogeneous Auto-ignition Engines," UK University IC Engines Group meeting, Nottingham University, 30 March 2004
  32. H.M. Xu, T. Wilson, S. Wallace, S. Richardson, M. L. Wyszynski, A. Megaritis, D.Yap, S. Peucheret, A. Amieiro, S. Golunski and D. James, "Extension of Operating Range of HCCI Engines using Fuel Reforming Technology, " Invited JSAE Paper 20045468.
  33. M.Wyszynski, T. Megaritis, and H.M. Xu, Opportunities with Reformed Fuels for Future Engines, in UnICEG Meeting 16 September 2004, "Future Power Systems". 2004: Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK.
    Jaguar and Ford internal reports
  34. H.M. Xu, "Some Critical Issues in the Steady Flow Testing of Cylinder Heads," Ford Technical Journal paper, 2000-0054.
  35. A. Williams, H.M. Xu and H. Fu," Simulation of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engines – Modelling Tools and Results," http://www.ctis.ford.com/jaguar_research, JRR-2003-0006.
  36. L. Wheeler and H.M. Xu, " A Preliminary Study of NVH Properties of HCCI Combustion in a Jaguar/Lotus Single Cylinder Research Engine," http://www.ctis.ford.com/jaguar_research, JRR-2003-0007.
  37. S. Rudolph and H.M. Xu, "Study of SI-HCCI-SI Operation Mode Transitions – Methodology Development," http://www.ctis.ford.com/jaguar_research, JRR-2003-0009.
  38. M. Liu and H.M. Xu, "Modelling HCCI Engine Combustion and Gas Exchange," http://www.ctis.ford.com/jaguar_research, JRR-2003-0015.

Invited Lectures and Presentations (excluding presentations for paper publicationat conferences)

  1. H. M. Xu, “Dieseline and new Biofuels for Future Engines,” 5th International Symposium of Internal combustion Engines, Tianjin, 1-4 July 2013.
  2. H.M.Xu, “Characteristics of particulate matter emissions of an automotive diesel engine under cold start and transient operating conditions,” Cambridge Particle Meetings, 14 May 2013.
  3. H.M. Xu, “New bio-fuels from biomass in furan series,” Intentional Energy Agency Ex-Co meeting and biofuels session, 23 April 2013, Paris.
  4. H.M. Xu, “Present and Future of Internal Combustion Engines,” inaugural lecture, University of Birmingham, 19 March 2013.
  5. H.M. Xu, “Some Characteristics of PM Emissions of Biofuels’, Cambridge PM Meetings, 18 May 2012.
  6. H.M. Xu, “How far Can We go with HC Fuels for IC Engines,” European Fuels Conference, Paris, 13-16 March 2012.
  7. H.M. Xu: “Facing the challenge: the UK Red Brick Universities”, Tsinghua University, 24 April 2011.
  8. H.M. Xu , “DMF – Alternative to Ethanol?” UK-China Energy Conference, Beijing, 7-9 March 2011.
  9. H.M. Xu, “IC engines – How Much Can They Improve?” Combustion Seminar, IMechE, Birmingham AD, 25 January 2011.
  10. H.M. Xu, “Future of Internal Combustion Engines,“ UK-China Science Festival, Symposium on Clean Energy and Nanotechnology, 16-17 September 2010.
  11. H.M.Xu, “Advanced Engine Research,” Invited lectures in State Key of IC Engines of China, Summer School, 17-19 July 2010
  12. H.M.Xu, “Air Flow and Mixture Preparation of Automotive Engines, “, invited lectures in Zhejiang Automotive Institute (Geely Motor Company), 9-12 July 2010
  13. H.M. Xu and Jun Zhang, “PM emissions of bio-fuels combustion,” Cambridge International particle meeting, 21 May 2010.
  14. H.M. Xu, P. Luszcz, M.L. Wyszynski, “Research into Fuel Properties for HCCI Combustion,” Intentional Energy Agency HCCI Task Leader Meetings, Lake Louise, Canada, 20-24 September 2009.
  15. H.M. Xu, D. Turner, P. Luszcz, M.L. Wyszynski, “Combustion of Dieseline
    in HCCI Engines,” Institute of Physics, Combustion Physics Group Meeting, Alternative Fuels and Combustion Strategies for Internal Combustion Engines, Cambridge, 18 September, 2008
  16. H.M. Xu, D. Turner, P. Luszcz, M.L. Wyszynski, “Combustion and Emissions of Dieseline in a Direct Injection HCCI Engine,” Intentional Energy Agency HCCI Task Leader Meetings, Heidelberg, Germany, Capri, Italy, 15 September 2008.
  17. H.M. Xu, “Trend in the Development of Advanced Engine Technologies, " Geely Motor Company, China’s largest independent vehicle manufacturer, Hanzhou, China, 13 August, 2008.
  18. H.M Xu, J. Misztal, M. Wyszynski, P. Price, R. Stone and J. Qiao, “Particulate Emissions of HCCI Engines, “ International Particulate Matters and Measurement Meeting, Cambridge University, 16 May 2008.
  19. H.M. Xu, J. Misztal, M.L. Wyszynski, D. Turner ,P. Price, R. Stone, Z. Wang, J. Wang, S. Shuai, and J. Qiao, “HCCI – How Clean Can it be?” 2007 SAE Intentional HCCI TOPTECH Symposium, 13 September 2007, Lund, Sweden.
  20. H.M. Xu, “Advanced Engine Combustion Technology Research, " Tsinghua University, China, 14 April 2007.
  21. H.M. Xu, “Advanced Engine Combustion Technology Research, " specially invited privilege “International Collaboration Visit” and lecture, Wuhan University of Technology, China, 17-22 November 2006.
  22. H.M. Xu, M. L. Wyszynski, “Dieseline/multi-fuel Combustion for HCCI Engines,” Intentional Energy Agency HCCI Task Leader Meetings, Heidelberg, Germany, 13-16 August 2006.
  23. H.M. Xu, M. Wyszynski, T. Megaritis, D. Yap, S. Golunski, S. Peucheret, J. Qiao, S. Richardson, “Fuel Reforming for Expanding the HCCI Engine Operating Window, “ International Lean Weight Vehicle Conference, UK Foresight Vehicle, Warwick University, 7-8 December 2005
  24. H.M. Xu, S. Gharahbaghi, S. Richardson, M. Wyszynski, T. Megaritis, and D. Yap, Modelling Studies on Controlled Homogeneous Autoignition Engines,” UnICEG Meeting: "Engine Combustion and Combustion Systems", Caterpillar Engine Research, Peterborough, UK, 19 September 2005.
  25. H.M. Xu, M.L. Wyszynski and S. Golunski, “The UK Foresight vehicle Research on HCCI engines – CHARGE and CHASE”, 2005 SAE International HCCI TOPTECH Symposium, 20 September 2005, Lund, Sweden
  26. H.M. Xu, “HCCI – A Solution for the Future Engine Combustion?,” Panelist presentation, at PTNSS (Polish Society of Combustion engines) 2005, International Congress on Combustion Engines, ul.Sarni Stok 93, Poland, 26 September 2005,
  27. H.M.Xu, “Chase HCCI Engine Technologies,” Lund University, Sweden, September 2005.
  28. H.M.Xu, “Fuel Reforming and boosting for expansion of HCCI Windows,” Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2005.
  29. H.M. Xu, "Trend of Advanced Engine Technology," Jianghuai Motor Groups, China, 14 July 2005.
  30. H.M. Xu, "HCCI- a New Generation of Engine Combustion System," Keynote presentation, Eastern China Conference of Internal Combustion Engines, Anqin, China, 2 July 2005.
  31. H. M. Xu, T. Wilson, S. Wallace, S. Richardson, M. Wyszynski, T. Megaritis, D. Yap, S. Golunski, S. Peucheret, “ Progress in the FORESIGHT Vehicle Project CHASE,” JSAE Annual Congress, May 18-20, Yokohama, Japan, 2005.
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  36. H.M. Xu, T. Wilson, S. Wallace, S. Richardson, M. L. Wyszynski, A. Megaritis, D.Yap, S. Peucheret, A. Amieiro, S. Golunski and D. James, "Extension of Operating Range of HCCI Engines using Fuel Reforming Technology, " Japanese SAE Congress, Yokohama 11-19 May. 2004, Yokohama 11-19 May 2004.
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  38. H.M. Xu, M.L. Wyszynski and S. Golunski, "Foresight on Controlled Homogeneous Auto-ignition Engines," UK University IC Engines Group meeting, Nottingham University, 30 March 2004
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  43. H.M. Xu, "Controlled Auto-ignition - Present and Future, " JLR Advanced Powertrain Engineering, 23 May 2002.
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