Publications

 Selected Journals

  1. Yu, X., Sandhu, N., Yang, Z., Zheng, M., “Suitability of Energy Sources for Automotive Application - A Review”, Applied Energy, Volume 271, 1 August 2020, 115169, in press. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306261920306814

  2. Yu, S., Zheng, M., “Future Gasoline Engine Ignition: a Review on Advanced Concepts”, International Journal of Engine Research, in press. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468087420953085

  3. Yang, Z., Zhu, H., Zheng, M., Ting, D. S-K, “Spark Plasma in Different Gas Media under Flow Conditions", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 48(1), January 2020, pp. 104-108.

  4. Wang, L., Tan, Q., Yu, S., Yu, X., Chen, X., Zheng, M., “A Framework for the Active Control of Corona Ignition Systems”, SAE International Journal of Advances and Current Practices in Mobility, 2(1):292-300, 2020.

  5. Zhu, H., Tan, Q., Yu, X., Yang, Z., Liang, L., Zheng, M., and Reader, G.T., “Impact of Spark Plasma Length on Flame Kernel Development under Flow Condition”, SAE International Journal of Advances and Current Practices in Mobility, Paper 2020-01-1114.

  6. Yang, Z., Yu, X., Zhu, H., Ting, D., Zheng, M., "Effect of Spark Discharge Energy Scheduling on Ignition under Quiescent and Flow conditions", in Proc. IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, JAUTO-19-0549.R1, accepted, Feb 25 2020. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0954407020915976

  7. Tan, Q., Divekar, P. Tan, Q. Chen, X., and Zheng, M., “Pressure Sensor Data Driven Optimization of Combustion Phase in a Diesel Engine”, IEEE / ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. April 2020, Vol. 25 No. 2, pg 694 - 704.

  8. Han, X., Tjong, J., Zheng, M., Yu, M., “Study of an Innovative Three-Pole Igniter to Improve Efficiency and Stability of Gasoline Combustion under Charge Dilution Conditions”, Applied Energy, 10 pages. Volume 257, 1 January 2020, 113999

  9. Yu, S., Li, L., Zheng, M., “n-Butanol Reactivity Modulation with Early Fuel Injections for Low NOx Compression Ignition Combustion”, Fuel, Volume 242, 15 April 2019, Pages 243-254, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2019.01.028

  10. Tan, Q., Tan, Y., Zheng, M., “Model-Guided Data-Driven Optimization for Automotive Compression Ignition Engine Systems”, March 2019 Mechanical Engineering (New York, N.Y.: 1919) 141(03). pp. S16-S23. DOI: 10.1115/1.2019-MAR-5

  11. Aversa, C., Yu, S., Jeftic, M., Bryden, G., Zheng, M., “Long Breathing Lean NOx Trap Regeneration with Supplemental n-butanol”, Proc IMechE Part D: J Automobile Engineering, Volume 233, Issue 3, 2019, 661–670. DOI: 10.1177/0954407017752225.

  12. Yu, Xiao, Yu, Shui, and Zheng, Ming, “Hydrocarbon Impact on NO to NO2 Conversion in a Compression Ignition Engine under Low-Temperature Combustion”, International Journal of Engine Research, SAGE. DOI:10.1177/1468087417745441, Vol 20, Issue 2, pp. 216–225, 2019.

  13. Tan, Q., Divekar, P., Tan, Y., Chen, X., Zheng., M ,“Model Guided Extremum Seeking Control for Diesel Engine Fuel Injection”.  IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol: 23, Issue: 2, April 2018, pp 936-946. DOI:  10.1109/TMECH.2018.2793879

  14. Gao, T., Yu, S., Li, T., Zheng, M., "Impact of Multiple Diesel Pilots on Premixed Combustion of Ethanol Fuel", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: J. of Automobile Engineering, 2017, 1-17. July 3 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0954407017706858.
  15. Yanai, T., Bryden, G., Dev, S., Reader, G.T., Zheng, M. "Investigation of Ignition Characteristics and Performance of a Neat n-Butanol Direct Injection Compression Ignition Engine at Low Load", Fuel, June 20 2017, Vol 208, 137-148.

  16. Yang, Z., Dev, S., Jeftic, M., Aversa, C., Ravi, A., Ting, D., Zheng, M., "Preliminary Investigation of Exhaust Pressure Waves in a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine and the Impacts on Aftertreatment Sprays", SAE Int. J. of Engines - V126-3, Paper 2017-01-0616, 10(2), 636-645. 2017.

  17. Yu, S., Gao, T., Wang, M., Li, L., Zheng, M., "Ignition Control for Liquid Dual-fuel Combustion in Compression Ignition Engines". Fuel, Vol 197, June 2017, 583-595.

  18. Han, X., Yang, Z., Wang, M., Tjong, J., Zheng, M., "Clean Combustion of n-Butanol as a Next Generation Biofuel for Diesel Engines", Applied Energy, Vol 198, issue C, pp. 347-359.
  19. Tan, Q., Divekar, P., Zheng, M., Chen, X., "Online Calibration of Diesel Engine Combustion Phase Through Model-data Integrated Approach", J. of Control Theory and Technology, Vol 15, No. 2, 129-137.

  20. Asad, U., Zheng, M., Tjong, J., "Experimental Investigation of Diesel-Ethanol Premixed Pilot-Assisted Combustion (PPAC) in a High Compression Ratio Engine", SAE Int. J. Engines 9(2):2016, 1059-1071.

  21. Yanai, T., Aversa, C., Dev, S., Reader, G.T., Zheng, M., "Investigation of Fuel Injection Strategies for Direct Injection of Neat n-Butanol in a Compression Ignition Engine", SAE Int. J. Engines 9(3):2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-0724.

  22. Divekar, P.S., Chen, X., Tjong, J., Zheng, M.,"Energy Efficiency Impact of EGR on Organizing Clean Combustion in Diesel Engines", Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 112, 15 Mar 2016, 369-381.

  23. Zheng, M., Yu, S.,"A Review on Advanced Ignition Systems for Future Clean Combustion Engines", J Automotive Safety and Energy, 2015, Vol. 6 No. 4, 295-313.  ISSN 1674-8484, CN 11-5904/U.

  24. Jeftic, M., Zheng, M., "Fuel efficiency analysis and peak pressure rise rate improvement for neat n-butanol injection strategies", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: J. of Automobile Engineering, Vol 231, Issues 1, 2017, 50-65.

  25. Jeftic, M., Zheng, M., "Post Injection Strategy for the Reduction of the Peak Pressure Rise Rate of neat n-Butanol Combustion", J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Paper No. ICEF2015-1066,  V001T03A011; 11 pages.

  26. Divekar, P.S., Asad, U., Tjong, J., Chen, X., Zheng, M., "An Engine Cycle Analysis of Diesel Ignited Ethanol Low Temperature Combustion", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: J. of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 230, No. 8, 1057-1073.

  27. Yu, S., Zheng, M., "Ethanol-diesel Premixed Charge Compression Ignition to Achieve Clean Combustion under High Loads", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: J. of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 230(4), 527-541 2016.

  28. Han, X., Divekar, P., Zheng, M., Tjong, J., Reader, G.T., “Active Injection Control for Enabling Clean Combustion in Ethanol-Diesel Dual-Fuel Mode”, SAE International Journal of Engines, 8(2):890-902, 2015.

  29. Zheng, M., Han, X., Asad, U., Wang, J., “Investigation of Butanol-fuelled HCCI Combustion on a High Efficiency Diesel Engine”, Energy Conversion and Management, 98: 215-224, 2015.

  30. Han, X., Zheng, M., Tjong, J., “Clean Combustion Enabling with Ethanol on a Dual-fuel Compression Ignition Engine”, International Journal of Engine Research, 16(5): 639-651, IMechE 2015.

  31. Yanai, T., Dev, D., Han, X., Zheng, M., Tjong, J., “Impact of Fuelling Techniques on Neat n-Butanaol Combustion and Emissions in a Compression Ignition Engine”, SAE International Journal of Engines, 8(2):735-746, 2015.

  32. Asad, U., Zheng, M., Ting, D., Tjong, J., “Implementation Challenges and Solutions for Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion in Diesel Engines”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 137(10):101505, 2015.

  33. Asad, U., Kumar, R., Zheng, M., Tjong, J., “Ethanol-fuelled Low Temperature Combustion: A Pathway to Clean and Efficient Diesel Engine Cycles”, Applied Energy, 157: 838-850, 2015.

  34. Han, X., Li, T., Zheng, M., “Direct Injection of Neat n-Butonal for Enabling Clean Low Temperature Combustion in a Modern Diesel Engine”, Fuel, 142: 28-37, 2015.

  35. Dev, S., Divekar, P., Xie, K., Han, X., Chen, X., Zheng, M., “A Study of Combustion Inefficiency in Diesel LTC and Gasoline-Diesel RCCI via Detailed Emission Measurement”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 137(12):121501-121501-7, 2015.

  36. Asad, U., Zheng, M., “Exhaust Gas Recirculation for Advanced Diesel Combustion Cycles”, Applied Energy, 123: 242-252, 2014.

  37. Asad, U., Zheng, M., “Exhaust Gas Recirculation - Zero-Dimensional Modelling and Characterization for Transient Diesel Combustion Control”, Energy Conversion and Management, 86:309-324, 2014.

  38. Yanai, T., Han, X., Reader, G.T., Zheng, M., Tjong, J., “Preliminary Investigation of Direct Injection Neat n-Butanol in a Diesel Engine”, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 137: 012205-10,2014.

  39. Divekar, P., Asad, U., Han, X., Chen, X., Zheng, M., “Study of Cylinder Charge Control for Enabling Low Temperature Combustion in Diesel Engines”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 2014.

  40. Han, X., Tjong, J., Reader, G.T., Zheng, M., “Ethanol Diesel Dual Fuel Clean Combustion with FPGA Enabled Control”, International Journal of Powertrains, 3(2): 242 – 257, 2014.

  41. Asad, U., Zheng, M., “Diesel Pressure Departure Ratio Algorithm for Combustion Feedback and Control”, International Journal of Engine Research, 15(1): 101-111, 2014.

  42. Jeftic, M., Zheng, M., “Lean NOx Trap Energy Savings with a Long Breathing Strategy”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Proc. IMechE Vol. 224), Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 227 (3): 400-408, 2013.

  43. Gao, T., Divekar, P., Asad, U., Han, X., Reader, G.T., Wang, M., Zheng, M., Tjong, J., “An Enabling Study of Low Temperature Combustion with Ethanol in a Diesel Engine”, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 135(4):042203-042203-8. 2013.

  44. Yanai, T., Han, X., Zheng, M., “Extension of Diesel Engine Load Range and Simultaneous Reduction of NOx and Soot using Ethanol Port Injection with High Intake Boost and EGR (In Japanese)”, JSAE Transactions, 44(5):1169-1174, 2013.

  45. Han, X., Zheng, M., Wang, J., “Fuel Suitability for Low Temperature Combustion in Compression Ignition Engines”, Fuel, 109: 336-349, 2013.

  46. Reader, G.T., Asad, U., Zheng, M., “Energy Efficiency Trade-off with Phasing of HCCI Combustion”, International Journal of Energy Research, 37(3): 200-210, 2013.

  47. Asad, U., Divekar, P., Chen, X., Zheng, X., Tjong, J., “Mode Switching Control for Diesel Low Temperature Combustion with Fast Feedback Algorithms”, SAE International Journal of Engines, 5(3):850-863, 2012.

  48. Han, X., Tjong, J., Zheng, M., Xie, K., “Empirical Study of Simultaneously Low NOx and Soot Combustion with Diesel and Ethanol Fuels in Diesel Engine”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 134(11):-7, 2012.

  49. Asad, U., Han, X., Zheng, M., “An Empirical Study to Extend Engine Load in Diesel Low Temperature Combustion”, SAE International Journal of Engines, 5(3):709-717, 2012.

  50. Yu, S., Li, L., Zheng, M., “Ethanol-Diesel Dual Fuel Combustion for Ultra Low NOx and Soot Emissions in a Diesel Engine (in Chinese)”,Neiranji Xuebao/Transactions of CSICE (Chinese Society for Internal Combustion Engines), 31(5): 393-399, 2012.

  51. De Ojeda, W., Bulicz, T., Han, X., Zheng, M., Cornforth, F., “Impact of Fuel Properties on Diesel Low Temperature Combustion”, SAE International Journal of Engines, 4(1):188-201, 2011.

  52. Asad, U., Zheng, M., “Tightened Intake Oxygen Control for Improving Diesel Low Temperature Combustion”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Proc. IMechE Vol. 224), Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 225(4): 513-530, 2011.

  53. Asad, U., Zheng, M., “Efficiency & Stability Improvements of Diesel Low Temperature Combustion through Tightened Intake Oxygen Control”, SAE International Journal of Engines, 3(1): 788-800, 2010.

  54. Zheng, M., Han, X., Reader, G.T., “Empirical Studies of EGR Enabled Diesel Low Temperature Combustion”, Journal of Automotive Safety and Energy, 1(3): 219-228, ISSN 1674-8484, 2010.

  55. Zheng, M., Asad, U., Han, X., Wang, M., Reader, G.T., “Hydrocarbon Impact and NOx Survivability during Diesel Low Temperature Combustion Cycles”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 24(2): 271-284, 2010.

  56. Tan, Y., Zheng, M., Han, X., Reader, G.T., Wang, M., “An Enabling Study of Diesel Low Temperature Combustion via Adaptive Control”,SAE International Journal of Engines, 2(1): 750-763, 2009.

  57. Asad, U.; Zheng, M.; “Efficacy of EGR and Boost in Single-Injection Enabled Low Temperature Combustion”, SAE International Journal of Engines, 2(1):1085-1097, 2009.

  58. Zheng, M. and Kumar, R., “Implementation of Multiple-Pulse Injection Strategies to Enhance the Homogeneity for Simultaneous low-NOx and low-soot Diesel Combustion”,International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(9): 1829-1841, 2009.

  59. Asad, U., Zheng, M., Reader, G.T., “Energy Efficiency Improvements for a Diesel Engine in Low Temperature Combustion”,International Journal of Energy Research,33(1):8-28, .

  60. Zheng, M., Banerjee, S., “Diesel Oxidation Catalyst and Particulate Filter Modeling in Active – Flow Configurations”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 29(14-15): 3021-3035, 2009.

  61. Zheng, M., Kumar, R., Tan, Y., Reader, G.T., “Heat Release Pattern Diagnostics to Improve Diesel Low Temperature Combustion”,SAE International Journal of Fuels & Lubricants, 1(1): 1242-1258, 2009.

  62. Asad, U., Zheng, M., Han, X., Reader, G.T., Wang, M., “Fuel Injection Strategies to Improve Emissions and Efficiency of High Compression Ratio Diesel Engines”,SAE International Journal of Engines, 1(1):1220-1233, 2009.

  63. Asad, U. and Zheng, M., “Fast Heat Release Characterization of Modern Diesel Engines”,International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 47(12): 1688-1700, 2008.

  64. Zheng, M.,Wang, M., Reader, G.T., Mulenga, M.C., Tjong, J., “An Improvement on Low Temperature Combustion in Neat Biodiesel Engine Cycles”,SAE International Journal of Fuels & Lubricants, 1(1):1120-1132, 2009.

  65. Zheng, M. and Asad, M., “Preliminary Energy Efficiency Analyses of Diesel EGR Fuel Reforming with Flow Reversal and Central Fuelling”,SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, V116-4, SAE 2007-01-4035, 2007.

  66. Zheng, M.,, Y., Mulenga, M.C., Wang, M., “Thermal Efficiency Analyses of Diesel Low Temperature Combustion Cycles”,SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Engines, V116-3, SAE 2007-01-4019, 2007.

  67. Zheng, M., Mulenga, M.C., Reader, G. T., Wang, M., Ting, D. S-K., and Tjong, J., “Biodiesel Engine Performance and Emissions in Low Temperature Combustion”,Fuel, 87(6): 714-722, 2008.

  68. Liu, B., Hayes, R. E., Yi, H.Y., Mmbaga, J., Checkel, M.D., Zheng, M., “Three Dimensional Modeling of Methane Ignition in a Reverse Flow Catalytic Converter”,Computers and Chemical Engineering, 31(4):292-306, 2007.

  69. Zheng, M., Reader, G.T., Wang, M., “An Investigation of Active-flow Control on Diesel Engine After-treatment”,Journal of Propulsion and Power,24(2): 376-383, 2008.

  70. Zheng, M., Reader, G.T., Wang, D., Zuo, J., Kumar, R., Mulenga, M.C., Asad, U., Ting, D. S-K., Wang, M., “A Thermal Response Analysis on the Transient Performance of Active Diesel Aftertreatment”,SAE 2005 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, V114-4, SAE 2005-01-3885, pp 1804-1816, 2005.

  71. Zheng, M., Dong W., Reader, G.T., “Boundary Layer Enhanced Thermal recuperation for Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration under a Periodic Flow Reversal Operation”,SAE 2005 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, V144-4, SAE 2005-01-0951, pp. 384-396, 2005.

  72. Zheng, M., Reader, G.T., “Energy-efficiency Analyses of Active-flow Aftertreatment Systems for Lean-burn Internal Combustion Engines”, Energy Conversion and Management, 45(15-16): 2473-2493, 2004.

  73. Zheng, M., Reader, G.T., Hawley, G.J., “Diesel Engine Exhaust Gas Recirculation – a Review on Advanced and Novel Concepts”, Energy Conversion and Management, 45(6): 883-900, 2004.

  74. Zheng, M., Reader, G.T., Wang, D., Zuo, J., Wang, M., Mirosh, E.A., Van der Lee, A.,  Liu, B., “A Thermal Analysis of Active-flow Control on Diesel Engine Aftertreatment”,SAE 2004 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, V113-4, SAE  2004-01-3020, pp.1951-1963, 2004.

  75. Kumar, R., Zheng, M., Reader, G.T., Ko, S.-J.,Ting, D. S-K., “Preliminary Energy Efficiency Analysis of an EGR Fuel-Reformer”, SAE 2004 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, V113-4, Paper 2004-01-2918, pp. 2473-2493, 2004.

  76. B. Liu, R., Hayes, E., Checkel, M. D., Zheng, M., Mirosh, E., “Reverse Flow Catalytic Converter for a Natural Gas/Diesel Dual Fuel Engine”,Chemical Engineering Science, 56(8): 2641-2658, 2001.

  77. Liu, B., Checkel, M. D., Hayes, R. E.,  Zheng, M., Mirosh, E., “Experimental and Modeling Study of Variable Cycle Time for a Reversing Flow Catalytic Converter for Natural Gas/Diesel Dual Fuel Engines”, SAE 2000 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants,  V109-4, Paper 2000-01-0213, pp.104-121, 2000.

  78. Sallamie, N., Kazemeini M., Soltanieh, M., Checkel, M.D., Badakhshan A., Zheng, M., Mirosh, E. A., “Catalytic Converter for Reducing Duel Fuel Engine Emissions”, Scientia Iranica, 7(2): 75-81, 2000.

  79. Liu, B., Checkel, M.D., Hayes, R. E., Zheng, M., Mirosh, E.,“Transient Simulation of a Catalytic Converter for a Dual Fuel Engine”The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 78: 557-568, 2000.

  80. Hawley, J.G., Reader, G.T., Zheng, M., Potter, I.J., Fauvel, O.R., “Investigations on Carbon Dioxide/Oxygen Breathing Diesel Engines - Results from an International Collaboration Project”,Underwater Technology, 23(3):109-121, 1999.

  81. Strots, V.O., Bunimovich, G.A., Matros, Y. Sh., Zheng, M., Mirosh, E.A., “Catalytic Converter for Natural Gas Powered Diesel Engines”, SAE Transactions, SAE 980194, 1998.

  82. Strots, V.O., Bunimovich, G.A., Matros, Y.Sh., Zheng, M., Mirosh, E.A., “Advanced Catalytic Converter System for Natural Gas Powered Diesel Engines”, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 119: 907 – 912, 1998.

  83. Potter, I., Reader, G.T., Bowen, C., Zheng, M., “Underwater Heat Engines Using Non-Conversional Atmosphere”, SAE 1997 Transactions Journal of Engines, V106-3, SAE 971674,1997.  

  84. Murayama, T., Zheng, M., Chikahisa, T., Oh, Y., Fujiwara, Y., Tosaka, S., Yamashita, M., Yoshitake, H., “Simultaneous Reductions of Smoke and NOx from a DI Diesel Engine with EGR and Dimethyl Carbonate”, SAE 1995 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, V104-4, SAE 952518, pp.1-10, 1995.

  85. Zheng, M., Reader, G.T., “Preliminary Investigation of Cycle-to-Cycle Variations in a Non-Air-Breathing Diesel Engine”, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 1995, presented at 1994 ETCE(ASME), New Orleans, LA, USA, January 1994.