We are recruiting PhD students who specialise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations and Kinetics Search Algorithms to join our fire research lab at HKPolyU or with a relative background in simulation, modelling and numerical methods. We aim to work on strengthening the atomistic realisation of the pyrolysis process of composite polymers. See attached.
My name is Anthony Chun Yin, YUEN
I am an Assistant Professor, Presidential Young Scholar at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong SAR and an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW
Atomistic Realisation of Polymer Degradation via MD
We are recruiting PhD students who specialise in Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations to join our fire research lab at HKPolyU or with a relative background in simulation, modelling and numerical methods. We aim to work on strengthening the atomistic realisation of the pyrolysis process of composite polymers. See attached.
Integrated AI-Trained Kinetics in CFD via Experiment/MD Data
We have another PhD opportunity entitled "Advanced Computational Models for Fire Materials"! This project is about developing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) fire models and Pyrolysis Kinetics Extraction Algorithms for studying Advanced Fire Materials (i.e. 2D nanosheets).
Additive Manufactured MD-Assisted Fire-retardant Materials
This project entitiled "Advanced Additive Manufactured Flame-retardant Materials" utilise our understanding estbalished in MD/CFD to perfect the chemical formulations of the engineered flame-retardant composite polymers. With cutting-edge 3D printing facilities at HKPolyU, we aim to enhance fire resilience and fabriaction compact structure FR polymers.
Using CFD-MD Simulations for Enhanced Pedestrian Movement Modelling and Fire Resilience Designs of Metro Stations
With the urgent need to improve the fire resilience of metro stations accommodating the accelerated changes for complex railway networking systems, it is crucial to identify the potential fire risks and evaluated the egress systems for existing and ongoing developments. For this, we aim to establish a systematic and robust framework to holistically study combustion and chemical species migration, fire and smoke development, as well as pedestrian movement dynamics fully coupled with the aforementioned fire behaviours.
Low-emission catalytic pyrolysis process for direct plastic waste recycling
This study proposes to recycle domestic and medical-use plastic polymers with a unique non-combustion low-emission pyrolysis process to directly transform plastic waste into green natural gas to be used for power generation, etc. Nonetheless, there is still missing knowledge in such a pyrolysis process due to the limited in-depth understanding of the polymer thermal decomposition mechanism. Such mechanisms will be comprehensively characterised through reactive molecular dynamics simulations to identify the chemical pathways.