Jianchun Mi

Ph.D., Professor

Center of Efficient Energy & Power Engineering
College of Engineering, Peking University

Office Tel: +86-10-62767074

Fax: +86-10-62767074

Email: jcmi(at)coe.pku.edu.cn



Summary Of Research Achievements

Invention Patents:       18+

Publications:               170+

Research Grants:       20+





1991-95  Ph.D. , Dept. Mech. Eng., University of Newcastle, Australia.

1983-1986  M.E., National Key Laboratory on Coal Combustion, Huazhong Universityof Sci. & Tech. (HUST), PRC.

1979-1983  B.S. Department of Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Sci. & Tech., PRC. 



Professional Experience


From 2006:  Professor, College of Engineering, Peking (Beijing) University, PRC.

From 2006:  Adjunct Professor, Schl. Mech. Eng., University of Adelaide, Australia.

2000-2005:  Senior Research Fellow, Schl. Mech. Eng., University of Adelaide, Australia.

1995-1999:  Post-doctor Research Fellow, Dept. Mech. Eng., University of Adelaide, Australia.

1990:  Visiting Scholar, Dept. Mech. Eng., University of Newcastle, Australia.

1988-1989: Research Associate, National Key Laboratory on Coal Combustion (HUST), PRC.

1986-1988: A/Lecturer, Dept. Electric & Power Eng., Changsha Institute of Electric Power, PRC.





Award of Excellent Team of Innovation for Turbulence Research –– Natural Science Foundation of China – 2009 (ten members)

Award of Hunan 100 Distinguished Global Experts Program–– Hunan Province of China – 2010

Award of Chutian Special Scholar –– Hubei Province of China – 2005



Academic Interests


  • R&D of various innovative jet nozzles and burners that produce clean and efficient flames;
  • Various innovative stabilizers of flame;
  • R&D of technologies of removal of fine particulate matters PM2.5;
  • Managing flows for enhanced mixing / reduced noise by active and passive means;
  • Turbulence structures (large-scale coherent structure and Kolmogorov fine scales);
  • Heat and mass transfer in various turbulent flows/flames.


  • Combustion Science & Technology;
  • Fluid mechanics;
  • Introduction to turbulence;
  • Flow measurement techniques;
  • Heat and mass transfer;
  • Thermodynamics.



Selected Publications

1.   Invention Patents

  • Mi, J., Luxton, R. E. and Nathan, G. J.: Family of Oscillating Jets & Burners – international patents [granted]:

    • The US Patent - US6685102 (2004.2);
    • European Patent - EP1032789 (2004.9);
    • Australian Patent - AU746248 (2002.4);
    • New Zealand Patent - NZ504470 (2003.7);
    • Chinese Patent - CN1279756 (2001.1);
    • Japanese Patent - JP2001523559 (2001.11);
    • Canadian Patent - CA2308494 (2008.10) .
  • Mi, J. and Chen, G. Q. (2005): A gas flame stabilizer, Patent No. CN200510109308, Chinese Patent Office, 2005.
  • Mi, J. and Yang, L. Q. (2006): A flame stabilizer, Patent No. LZ200610080971, Chinese Patent Office, 2006. [granted]
  • Mi, J., Yang, L. Q. and Du C. (2010): A device for enhancing the interaction between different particles, Patent No. LZ201020299190.9, Chinese Patent Office. [granted]
  • Mi, J. and Zhou Y. (2008): A controllable gas burner, Patent No. ZL2008 1 0178796.4, Chinese Patent Office. [granted]
  • Mi, J., Chen, G. Q. and Yang, L. Q. (2006): A gas flame stabilizer, Patent Application No. CN200610005308.6, Chinese Patent Office, 2006.
  • Mi, J. and Zhou Y. (2009): A controllable pulverized-coal burner, Patent Application No. CN0910599GWG-HK, Chinese Patent Office.
  • Mi, J., Yang, L. Q. and Du C. (2010): A device for enhancing the interaction between different particles, Patent No. LZ 2010020299190.9, Chinese Patent Office. [granted]
  • Mi, J., Du C. and Yang, L. Q. (2010): Device and method for enhancing the interaction between different particles, Patent Application No. CN201010504951.4, Chinese Patent Office.

2.   Journal Articles

  • Zhou Y., Du C., Mi J. and Wang X.W. (2011): Turbulent round jet control using two steady mini-jets, AIAA Journal, accepted. [SCI]
  • Mi J., Wang F., Li P. and Dally B.B. (2011): Modified vitiation by operational parameters in a MILD combustion furnace, Energy & Fuel, DOI: 10.1021/ef 2011-01161x. [SCI]
  • Zhang J., Wang H. and Mi J. (2011): A new mesh-independent model for droplet / particle collision, Aerosol Science & Technology, accepted. [SCI]
  • Xu M., Mi J. and Li P. (2011): Large eddy simulations of an initially-confined triangular oscillating jetFlow, Turbulence and Combustion85, DOI: 10.1007/s10494-011-9363-y. [SCI]
  • Mi J., Li P. and Zheng C. (2011): Impact of injection conditions on flame characteristics from a parallel multi-jet burner.Energy36, 6583-6595. [SCI]
  • Mi J. (2011): Influences of initial velocity, diameter and Reynolds number on a circular turbulent air/air jet, Chinese Physics B20(12), DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/20/12/12. [SCI]
  • Li S., Wang S., Wang J. and Mi J. (2011): Effect of turbulence intensity on airfoil flow: numerical simulations versus experimental measurements, Appl. Math. Mech. (Engl Ed)32(8), 1029–1038, DOI: 10.1007/s10483-011-1478-8. [SCI]
  • Mi J., Xu M. and Du C. (2011): Influence of low-pass filter cutoff frequency on turbulence properties of free jets, Measurement Science & Technology22, 125401 (10pp). [SCI]
  • Wang F., Mi J., Li P. and Zheng C. (2011): Diffusion flame of a CH4/H2 jet in hot low-oxygen coflow, Intl J. Hydrogen Energy36(15), pp. 9267-9277. [SCI]
  • Du C., Mi J. and Zhou Y. (2011): Mini-jet controlled turbulent round jet, Chinese Physics Letters, 28(12), 124703. [SCI]
  • Mi J. and Feng B. (2011): Analytical investigation on the mean and the turbulent velocity fields of a plane jet, Chinese Physics B20(7), 074701. [SCI]
  • Li P. and Mi J., Dally B.B., Craig R.A., Wang F. (2011): Premixed moderate or intense low-oxygen dilution (MILD) combustion from a single jet burner in a laboratory-scale furnace, Energy & Fuel25 (7), pp 2782–2793. [SCI]
  • Li P. and Mi J. (2011): Influence of inlet dilution of reactants on premixed combustion in a recuperative furnace, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion85, pp. 1-22. [SCI]
  • Li P., Mi J., Dally B.B., Craig R.A., Wang F. (2011): Effects of equivalence ratio and mixing pattern of reactants on flameless combustion, Proceedings of the CSEE (in Chinese) 31(5), 20-27. [EI]
  • Li P., Wang F., Mi J. and Mei Z.  (2011): Effects of equivalence ratio and premixing pattern on flameless combustion, J. Eng. Thermophysics (in Chinese) 32(9), 1592-1596. [EI]
  • Wang F., Mi J. and Li P. (2011): Effect of heat extraction and the exhaust gas recirculation rate on the premixed combustion, Proceedings of the CSEE (in Chinese) 31(14), 44-49. [EI]
  • Xu M., Du C. and Mi J. (2011): Centerline Statistics of the small-scale turbulence of a circular jet and their dependence on high frequency noise, Acta Physica Sinica  (in Chinese) 60(3), 034701.  [SCI]
  • Wang S. and Mi J. (2011): Effect of large turbulence intensity on airfoil load and flow, ACTA Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica32(1), 41-48. [EI]
  • Li P., Mi J., Dally B.B., Wang F. et al. (2011): Progress and recent trend in MILD Combustion, Sci. China E. 54(2), 255–269. [SCI]
  • Mi J., Xu M., Antonia, R. A. and Wang J. J. (2011): Thermal characteristics of the wake shear layers from a slightly heated circular cylinder, Experiments in Fluids 50(2), 429-441. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Antonia, R. A. (2010): Key factors of determining the magnitude of vorticity in turbulent plane wakes. Chin. Phys. Lett. 27 (2)  024702. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Antonia, R. A. (2010): Approach to local axisymmetry in a turbulent cylinder wake. Experiments in Fluids48(6), 933-947. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Nathan, G. J. (2010): Statistical properties of turbulent free jets issuing from nine differently-shaped nozzles. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 84, 583-606. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Kalt, P. and Nathan, G. J. (2010): On turbulent jets issuing from notched-rectangular and circular orifice plates. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 84, 565-582. [SCI]
  • Alam M. M. , Zhou Y. , Yang H. X., Guo H. and Mi J. (2010) The ultra-low Reynolds number airfoil wake, Experiments in Fluids 48, 81-103. [SCI]
  • Mi Jand Li P. (2010): Numerical simulations of flameless premixed combustion in a recuperative furnace, Chinese J. Chemical Engineering  18(1), 10-17. [SCI]
  • Mi Jand Li P. (2010): Low NOx self-excited oscillating-jet burners, Proceedings of the CSEE (in Chinese) 30(8), 32-38. [EI]
  • Du C., Xu M. and Mi J. (2010): Effect of exit Reynolds number on a turbulent round jet, Acta Physica Sinica  (in Chinese) 59(9), 6331-6338.  [SCI]
  • Mi J. and Feng B. (2010): Centerline characteristic scales of a turbulent plane jet and their dependence on filtration of measured signals, Acta Physica Sinica  (in Chinese), 59(7), 4748-4755.  [SCI]
  • Mi J., Li P., Dally B.B., Craig R.A. (2009) Importance of initial momentum rate and air-fuel premixing on MILD combustion in a recuperative furnace. Energy & Fuel 23(11), 5349–5356. [SCI]
  • Mi J., Feng B., Deo R.C., and Nathan G.J.  (2009): Effect of exit Reynolds number on self-preservation of a plane jet, Acta Physica Sinica  58(11), 7756-7764.  [SCI]
  • Feng B. and Mi J. (2009):Effect of exit conditions on the self-preservation states of round jets, Chinese J. Theor. & Appl. Mechanics 41(5), 609-617. [EI]
  • Cao Y., Wu J., Mi J. and Zhou Y. (2008): Flame structure of a jet flame with penetration of side micro-jets, Chinese J. Chemical Engineering16(6) 861-866. [SCI]
  • Deo, R. C., Mi, J., and Nathan, G. J. (2008): The influence of Reynolds number on a plane jet, Physics of Fluids  20(7), 075108. [SCI, EI]
  • Hao Z., Zhou T., Zhou Y. and Mi J. (2008) Reynolds number dependence of the inertial range scaling of energy dissipation rate and enstrophy in a cylinder wake, Experiments in Fluids 44, 279-289. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Kalt, P. and Nathan, G. J. (2007): PIV measurements of a turbulent Jet issuing from round sharp-edged plate, Experiments in Fluids 42, 625-637. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Nathan, G.J. (2007): The segregation of a turbulent jet and its surroundings, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete & Impulsive Systems B 14(S8), 103-110. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Kalt, P. and Nathan, G.J. (2007): Velocity measurements in a circular jet from an orifice plate with high initial turbulence intensity, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete & Impulsive Systems B 14(S8), 19-29. [SCI]
  • Deo, R. C., Mi, J. and Nathan, G. J. (2007): The influence of nozzle aspect ratio on plane jets, Experimental Thermal & Fluid Science 31(8), 825-838. [SCI]
  • Deo, R. C., Mi, J. and Nathan, G. J. (2007): The influence of nozzle-exit geometric profile on statistical properties of a turbulent plane jet, Experimental Thermal & Fluid Science 32, 545-559. [SCI]
  • Deo, R. C., Nathan, G. J. and Mi, J. (2007): Comparison of turbulent jets issuing from a rectangular nozzle with and without sidewalls, Experimental Thermal & Fluid Science 32, 596-606. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. (2006): Correlation between non-Gaussian statistics of a scalar and its dissipation rate, Physical Review E74(1), 016301. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Nathan, G. J. (2006): The influence of inlet flow condition on the frequency of self-excited jet precession, J. Fluids & Structures22(1), 129-133. [SCI]
  • Nathan G. J., Mi J., Alwahabi Z.T., Newbold G. J. R. & Nobe D. S. (2006): Impacts of a jet's exit flow pattern on mixing and combustion performance, Prog. Energy & Combust. Sci. 32(5/6), 496-538. [SCI]
  • Langman, A.S., Mi, J., Nathan, G.J., and Ashman, P.J. (2006): The influence of geometric nozzle profile on the global properties of a turbulent diffusion flame, Proc. Combust. Inst. 31, 1599-1607, The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, PA. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Deo, R. C. and Nathan, G. J. (2005): Fast-convergent iterative scheme for filtering velocity signals and finding Kolmogorov scales, Physical Review E71(6), 066304. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Deo, R. C. and Nathan, G. J. (2005): Characterization of high-aspect-ratio rectangular jets, Physics of Fluids17(6), 068102. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Nathan, G. J. (2005): Statistical analysis of the velocity field in a precessing jet, Physics of Fluids17(1), 015102. [SCI]
  • Zhang P. F., Wang, J. J., Lu S. F. and Mi J. (2005): Aerodynamic characteristics of the square cylinder with a rod in staggered arrangement, Experiments in Fluids38, 494-502. [SCI]
  • Shtern, V and Mi, J. (2004): Hysteresis and precession of a swirling jet normal to a wall, Physical Review E  69(1), 016312, 11 pages. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Nathan, G. J. (2004): Self-excited jet-precession Strouhal number and its influence on downstream mixing field, J. Fluids & Structures19(6), 851-862. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Zhou, Y. and Nathan, G. J. (2004): The effect of Reynolds number on the passive scalar mixing in a turbulent plane wake, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion72, 311-331. [SCI]
  • Xu, S. J., Zhou Y. and Mi, J. (2004): Flow visualization behind a streamwise oscillating cylinder and a stationary cylinder in tandem arrangement, J. Visualization7 (3), 201-208. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Nathan, G. J. (2003): The influence of probe resolution on the measurement of a passive scalar and its derivatives, Experiments in Fluids34(6): 687-696. [SCI]
  • Lee, S.K., Lanspeary, P.V., Nathan, G.J., Mi, J. and Kelso, R.M. (2003): Low kinetic-energy loss oscillating-triangular-jet nozzles, Experimental Thermal & Fluid Science27, 553-561. [SCI]
  • Zheng, C., Liu, Z. and Mi, J. (2002): Numerical and experimental investigations on the performance of a 300MW pulverised-coal furnace, Proc. Combust. Inst.29, 811-818, The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, PA. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Nobes, D. and Nathan, G. J. (2001): Influence of exit conditions of round nozzles on the passive scalar field of a free jet, J. Fluid Mechanics432, 91-125. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Nobes, D.S. and Nathan, G.J. (2001): Mixing characteristics of axisymmetric free jets issuing from a contoured nozzle, an orifice plate and a pipe, ASME J. Fluids Engineering123, 878-883. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. Nathan, G. J. and R.E. Luxton (2001): Mixing characteristics of a self-excited flapping jet, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion67(1), 1-23. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and R. A. Antonia (2001): Effect of large-scale intermittency and mean shear on scaling range exponents in a turbulent jet, Physical Review E., 64, 026302. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Nathan, G. J. and Luxton, R. E. (2000): Centreline mixing characteristics of jets from nine differently shaped nozzles, Experiments in Fluids28(1), 93-94. [SCI]
  • Rehab, H., Antonia, R.A., Mi, J. and Djeridi, L. (2000): Characteristics of fluorescent dye and temperature fluctuations in a turbulent near-wake, Experiments in Fluids28(5), 462-470. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Nathan, G. J. (1999): Effect of small vortex-generators on scalar mixing in the developing region of a turbulent jet, Intl. J. Heat & Mass Transfer42(21), 3919-3926. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Antonia, R. A. (1999): Centreline evolution of temperature moments in a circular cylinder wake, Intl. Comm. Heat & Mass Transfer26(1), 45-53. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Antonia R. A., Nathan, G. J. and Luxton, R. E. (1998): Non-Gaussian statistics of a passive scalar in turbulent flows, Proc. Combust. Inst., Vol. 27, 989-996, The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, PA. [SCI]
  • Antonia, R. A. and Mi, J. (1998): Approach towards self-preservation of turbulent cylinder and screen wakes, Experimental Thermal Fluid Science17, 277-284. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Antonia, R. A. (1996): Vorticity characteristics of the intermediate turbulent wake, Experiments in Fluids20, 383-392. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Antonia, R. A. (1995): A general relation for stationary probability density functions, Physical Review E51 (5), 4466-4468. [SCI]
  • Mi, J., Antonia, R. A. and Anselmet, F. (1995): Joint statistics between temperature and its dissipation rate components in a round jet, Physics of Fluids, (7), 1665-1673. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Antonia, R. A. (1994): Corrections to Taylor’s hypothesis in a turbulent circular jet, Physics of Fluids(4), 1548-1552. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Antonia, R. A. (1994): Temperature distribution within vortices in the wake of a cylinder, int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer37 (6), 1048-1050. [SCI]
  • Mi, J. and Antonia, R. A. (1994): Some checks of Taylor’s hypothesis in a slightly heated turbulent circular jet, Experimental Thermal Fluid Science(4), 328-335. [SCI]
  • Antonia, R. A. and Mi, J. (1993): Temperature dissipation in a turbulent round jet, J. Fluid Mechanics250, 531-551. [SCI]
  • Antonia, R. A. and Mi, J. (1993): Corrections for velocity and temperature derivatives in turbulent flows, Experiments in Fluids14, 203-208. [SCI]