Tsinghua University PhD student, Cong Li, participated in the ESSCI Spring Technical Meeting at Penn State on March 4-7, 2018.
Cong Li’s research focused on the formation of “ring fires” when a pool fire is bounded by a cold wall. Some preliminary phenomena of m-Xylene pool fire experiments were observed and analyzed.
Cong Li came to WPI in Oct., 2017 and has spent six months working in Prof. Rangwala’s lab developing this project. This represents the first joint publication on fire between Tsinghua and WPI. It was accepted for presentation at the ESSCI and was well-received by the audience of combustion researchers when presented by Cong Li. His stay has been extended for an additional month to write a journal paper on his work. This will open the door to further collaborations between the two universities and particularly between Cong Li’s supervisor at Tsinghui, Prof. Rui Yang, and his academic advisor at WPI, Prof. Ali Rangwala.