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4D Diagnostics & Thermal-Fluids​
Development of novel diagnostics with 4D spatiotemporal resolution to study combustion, propulsion and fluid dynamics


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2006

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001

B.S. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2000

Research Interests

Application of optical measurement techniques
Development of laser sensors
Non-intrusive measurements of temperature, pressure, velocity, chemical composition in harsh environments
Three-dimensional measurements and visualization
Experimental and analytical study of energy and thermal systems

Selected Publications

Thermal management of a large prismatic battery pack based on reciprocating flow and active control H WANG, L MA, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER 115, 296-303
Single-shot 3D flame diagnostic based on volumetric laser induced fluorescence (VLIF) L MA, Q LEI, J IKEDA, W XU, Y WU, CD CARTER PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE 36 (3), 4575-4583
Analysis of 3D combustion measurements using CH-based tomographic VLIF (volumetric laser induced fluorescence) W XU, CD CARTER, S HAMMACK, L MA COMBUSTION AND FLAME 182, 179-189


NSF Career Award 2009
Ralph Teeter SAE Award 2015
Dean's Award for Excellence in Research 2016
Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow 2014, 2015, 2016