Tianxiang Li, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor

Research Areas: Combustion, Energy Utilization, Fire Research, Material Synthesis, Nanotechnology, Pollutant Generation and Control

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - ME
310 RGAN
Lexington, KY 40506-0503
Phone: 859-218-0695
Fax: 859-257-3304

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. (6/1999)             Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

M.S. (12/1981)            Engineering Thermophysics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China

B.S. (8/1970)               Department of Modern Mechanics, USTC, Hefei, China


University of Kentucky (10/1994 – )

Assistant Research Professor (7/05 – ) ME

Senior Engineer Associate/Research (1/01- 6/05) ME

Research Assistant (10/94 – 1/01) Center for Applied Energy Research

Princeton University (11/91 – 10/94)

Professional Research Staff (11/91 – 10/94), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Supervisor: Robert H. Goddard)

University of Science and Technology of China, China (8/73 – 11/91)

Associate Professor (11/91), Lecturer (7/86), Assistant (8/73), Dept. of Engineering Thermophysics

University of California at Davis (5/84 – 7/86)

Junior visiting fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, (Supervisor: Professor C. K. Law)

Selected Publications

  1. Cheng, Jiusheng, Tianxiang Li, et al., Flame Temperature Measurement, Physics (in Chinese), 7:4:246 (1978)
  2. Li, Tianxiang, Combustion and Microexplosion of Water/Oil Emulsion Free Droplets, Master Thesis of University of Science and Technology of China (in Chinese) (1981)
  3. Li, Tianxiang and Jiusheng Cheng, Combustion and Microexplosion of Water/Oil Emulsion Droplets, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (in Chinese), Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics, 3:3:270-276 (1982)
  4. Li, Tianxiang, Jiusheng Cheng, and Hanhon Zhang, Experimental Investigation of Combustion of Water/Oil Emulsion Droplets, Combustion Science and Technology, (in Chinese), 1:61-66 (1982)
  5. Li, Tianxiang and Jiusheng Cheng, Experimental Study of Microexplosion of Emulsion Fuel Droplets, Proceedings of Conference on Water-Added Fuels and Combustion (in Chinese), Energy Press, 75-82 (1985)
  6. Li, Tianxiang, Application of Perturbation Method in Combustion, Proceedings of 1988 Conference on Combustion (in Chinese), Society of Engineering Thermophysics, Academical Periodical Press, 236 (1988)
  7. Clausen, L.C., T.X. Li and C.K. Law, Effects of Additives on the Microexplosion of Carbon Slurry Droplets, Journal of Propulsion and Power, AIAA, 4:3:217-221 (1988)
  8. Li, Tianxiang, Juzheng Huang, Mindao Guo and Jiusheng Cheng, The Properties of Gasonal and Solubilization of Solvent-Supporting, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Alternative Fuel Technology, Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics, Guilin, China (1989)
  9. Law, C. K., T.X. Li, S.H. Chung, J.S. Kim and D.L. Zhu, On the Structure and Extinction Dynamics of Partially-Premixed Flames: Theory and Experiment, Combustion Science and Technology, 64:4-6:199-232 (1989)
  10. Li, Tianxiang, Jiusheng Cheng and Renjie Zhang, The Quasi-Steady Combustion of Carbon Particle with Non-unity Lewis Number, Proceedings of 3rd University Conference on Thermophysics (in Chinese), Jiaotong University Press, 425-428 (1990)