On Jan. 8, 2010, Dr. Feng Tao from Cummins Inc. in USA, invited by Prof. Xiaolin Wei, visited IMECH and gave a lecture entitled as “Some Physical and Chemical Aspects in Diesel Research”. Dr. Feng Tao firstly introduced several difficult problems encountered in diesel engine, such as fuel spray breakup, soot formation, simplification of chemical reaction mechanism, and then presented in detail fundamental model of CFD method as well as its application on simulating soot formation in diesel engine.
Dr. Feng Tao, as an active member of society of automotive engineering (SAE), has devoted himself to making research on diesel engine combustion and formation mechanism of pollutants over ten years. He has published many papers on the journal in his field, and especially one paper published on Combustion & Flame has been cited by other SCI articles near 20 times. He now also reviews papers for SAE. Dr. Feng Tao gained his master degree in computational fluid mechanics in University of Science and Technology of China in 1989. After then he worked as a young researcher in IMECH until 1996. In 2003, he got his Ph.D. degree in university of Chalmers, Sweden. Between 2003 and 2006, he conducted postdoctoral research in University of Wisconsin, USA. In 2006, he became assistant professor in university of Chalmers. Since 2008, he became a senior combustion analyst in USA Cummins Inc.