Li ShuiqingFull Professor

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Shuiqing Li is a Professor in the Department of Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University, with his research focusing on particulate flow and heterogeneously reactive system. He is a recipient of the National Award for New Century Excellent Talents (2009) and the Tsinghua University Award for Young Talents on Fundamental Studies (2011).

Education background

Ph.D., School of Mechanical and Energy Engineering,

Zhejiang University, 1997

B.S., Department of Energy Engineering,

Zhejiang University, 1993



Dec. 2012 – Present, Professor

Assistant Chair, Department of Thermal Engineering(2013-now)

Tsinghua University

Dec. 2007 – Dec.2012, Associate Professor

Associate Director of Thermal Institute (2008-2011)

Tsinghua University

Sep. 2004 –Dec.2007, Assistant Professor, Department of Thermal Engineering,

Tsinghua University


Jan 2014-Mar 20414, Senior Research Scholar

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science

Yale University, USA

Dec. 2010 – Dec. 2011, Research Scholar,

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Princeton University, USA

Mar. 2006 – Aug. 2006, Visiting Scholar,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

University of Iowa, USA

Nov. 2004 – May. 2005, Visiting Academic Fellow,

Department of Chemical Engineering,

University of Leeds, UK

July 2002 – Sep. 2004, Postdoctoral Researcher,

Department of Thermal Engineering,

Tsinghua University, China

Concurrent Academic

Member of Combustion Institute

Member of AAAR

Member of Chinese Society of Particulogy

Social service

Assistant Department Chair for Research

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

– Particulate and Granular flows: particle adhesion, particle-electrical interaction,

particle-fluid force, deposition and packing;

– Heterogeneous Combustion: oxy-coal combustion, metal combustion, flame synthesis,

nanoparticle catalytic ignition;

– High-temperature Phenomena: particle sintering, particle coagulation and aggregation,

ash fouling and slagging, nanoparticle transport

Research Status

1. Li SQ (as PI), “Fundamental on the formation and catalytic ignition of nanoparticles in stagnation flams”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51176094), 2012/1-2015/12.

2. Li SQ (as PI), “Dynamics modeling on the particle deposition and aggregation in presence of van der Waals force and electrostatics force”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50976058), 2010/1-2010/12.

3. Li SQ (as PI), “Principles of fine particle transport in multi-field coupling particulate system”, National Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education of China, 2009/12-2014/12.

4. Li SQ (as PI), “Fundamentals on the mechanism of collision-coalescence in the flame synthesis of titania nanoparticles”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50776054), 2008/1-2010/12.

5. Li SQ (as PI together with Prof. Martti Aho at VTT of Finland), “Novel methods to model and reduce toxic element and fine particulate emissions in co-combustion of biomass and coal”, Chinese-Finnish Joint Research Projects of China Natural Science Foundation (No. 50711130637), 2008/1-2010/12.

6. Li SQ (as PI), “Experimental and theoretical studies of granular flow of coarse particles in a spouted bed with draft tube”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50306012), 2004/1-2006/12.

Honors And Awards

National Award for New Century Excellent Talents, 2009

Tsinghua University Award for Young Talents on Fundamental Studies, 2011

Best paper Award of Chinese Section of Combustion Institute, 2003, 2008, 2011

Best paper Award of Chinese Society of Particulogy, 2009

Academic Achievement

(* indicating main correspondence of the paper)

A. Reviews or Books

3. Marshall JS, Li SQ. Adhesive particle flow: a discrete-element approach. Cambridge University Press (2014), ISBN 9781107032071

2. Li SQ*, Marshall JS, Liu G, Yao Q, Adhesive particulate flow: the discrete element method and its application in energy and environmental engineering. PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND COMBUSTION SCIENCE, 2011, 37, 633-668.

1. Yao Q, Li SQ*, Xu HW, Zhuo JK, Song Q, Studies on formation and control of combustion particulate matter in China: A review. ENERGY, 2009, 34(9):1296-1309.

B. Other Representative Journals

10. Zhang YY, Li, SQ*, Ren YH, Yao Q, Law CK. Two-dimensional imaging of gas-to-particle transition in flames by laser-induced nanoplasmas. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 2014, 104: 023115.

9. Li GD, Li SQ*, Dong M, Yao Q., Guo CY, Axelbaum RA. Comparison of particulate formation and ash deposition under oxy-fuel and conventional pulverized coal combustions. FUEL, 2013,106: 544-551.

8. Zhu RR, Li SQ*, Yao Q. Effects of cohesion on the flow patterns of granular materials in spouted beds, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 2013, 87(2): 022206

7. Zhang YY, Li SQ*, Yan W, Tse SD. Effect of size-dependent grain structures on the dynamics of nanoparticle coalescence. JOURNAL APPLIED PHYSICS, 2012, 111, 124321.

6. Zhang YY, Li SQ*, Yan W, Yao Q, Tse SD, Direct synthesis of nanostructured TiO2 films with controlled morphologies by stagnation swirl flames. JOURNAL OF AEROSOL SCIENCE, 2012, 44, 71-82.

5. Wang JJ, Li SQ*, Yan W, Tse SD, Yao Q, Synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles by premixed stagnation swirl flames. PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE, 2011, 33(2): 1925-1932.

4. Xu XG ,Li SQ*,Li GD,Yao Q, Effect of Co-firing Straw with Two Coals on the Ash Deposition Behavior in a Down-Fired Pulverized Coal Combustor, ENERGY & FUELS, 2010, 24(1):241-249.

3. Zhuo JK, Li SQ*, Yao Q, Song Q, The progressive formation of submicron particulate matter in a quasi one-dimensional pulverized coal combustor. PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE, 2009, 32, 2059-2066.

2. Zhao XL, Li SQ*, Liu GQ, Yao Q, DEM simulation of the particle dynamics in two-dimensional spouted beds, POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 2008, 184(2):205-213.

1. Li SQ*, Marshall JS, Discrete element simulation of micro-particle deposition on a cylindrical fiber in an array, JOURNAL OF AEROSOL SCIENCE, 2007, 38(10):1031-1046.