Horizontal Combinations

Combustion Kinetics Laboratory

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Professor Hai Wang











Nanoparticle synthesis, characterization and modeling




We developed the Flame Stabilized on Translating Surface (FSTS) technique to synthesis and deposit films.  The research impacts the science and technology for fabrication of thin-film gas sensors and solar cells. 


Representative Publications


Zhao, B., Uchikawa, K., McCormick, J. C., Ni, C. Y., Chen, J. G., and Wang, H. “Ultrafine anatase TiO2 nanoparticles produced in premixed ethylene stagnation flame at 1 atm.” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30, pp.2569-2576 (2005).


McCormick, J. R., Zhao, B., Rykov, S., Wang, H., and Chen, J. G. “Thermal stability of flame-synthesized anatase TiO2 nanoparticles.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108, pp. 17398-17402 (2004).


Zhao, B., Uchikawa, K., and Wang, H. “A comparative study of nanoparticles in premixed flames by scanning mobility particle sizer, small angle neutron scattering, and transmission electron microscopy,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, pp. 851-860 (2007).


Tolmachoff, E. D., Abid, A. D. Phares, D. J., Campbell, C. S., Wang, H. “Synthesis of nano-phase TiO2 crystalline films over premixed stagnation flames,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, submitted 2007.