ProfessorDan Zhao

Director of Master of Engineering Studies
Civil Mechanical Rm E538
Internal Phone: 92642
Looking for high calibred PhD candidates & visiting scholars are welcome.

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My research interests include applying theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches to study combustion instability, thermoacoustics, fabric drying, energy conversion, heat and mass transfer, fluid-structure interaction, aeroacoustics, aerodynamics, propulsion and energy harvesting .

Currently, I am the CHIEF EDITOR of International Journal of Aerospace Engineering (IF. 1.1), an Associate Editor of AIAA Journal, Journal of Thermal Science, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, the journal of Aerospace Science and Technology (JCR, Q1, IF 2.8). An editorial board member of Progress in Aerospace Sciences (IF 6.8). All journals are SCI-indexed. After graduated from Cambridge, I have published more than 120 archived papers as the first or corresponding author on the journals such as AIAA J., Applied Thermal Engineering, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbine and Power, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Applied Energy, Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Combustion and Flame, Applied Physics Letters, Combustion Science and Technology, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Sound and Vibration, and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America et al.

By now, I am Associate Fellow of AIAA and have successfully supervised 5 PhD students, 4 postdocs, 4 research associates, and accomplished a number of research projects sponsored by aviation and marine and energy industry, Singapore Ministry of Education/Defense and Singapore Prime Minister Office (NRF).

AIAA Constitution 3.2: ‘AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.

AIAA Bylaw 2.5:Each year, only 1 for every 150 voting members are selected.

Recent Publications

  • Becker S., Kuznetsov AV., Zhao D., de Monte F. and Pontrelli G. (2022) Model of drug delivery to populations composed of two cell types. Journal of Theoretical Biology 534 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2021.110947.
  • Cai T. and Zhao D. (2022) Enhancing and assessing ammonia-air combustion performance by blending with dimethyl ether. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 156 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.112003.
  • Davies J., Grove R., Bell T., Rea O., Furkert M., Zhao D. and Sellier M. (2022) Preliminary design and test of high altitude two-stage rockets in New Zealand. Aerospace Science and Technology 128 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2022.107741.
  • Guo L., Zhao D. and Becker S. (2022) Temperature Difference and Stack Plate Spacing Effects on Thermodynamic Performances of Standing-Wave Thermoacoustic Engines Driven by Cryogenic Liquids and Waste Heat. Journal of Thermal Science http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11630-022-1572-2.
  • Li W., Zhao D., Zhang L. and Chen X. (2022) Proper orthogonal and dynamic mode decomposition analyses of nonlinear combustion instabilities in a solid-fuel ramjet combustor. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 27 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2021.101147.