Journal Publications (*corresponding author)

  • "Multipass-assisted dual-comb gas sensor for multi-species detection using a free-running fiber laser", K. Xu, et al., in review.

  • "Silica hollow-core negative curvature fibers enable ultrasensitive mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy", C. Yao, et al., in review.

  • "Anharmonic Kinetics of the Cyclopentane Reaction with Hydroxyl Radical", J. Wu, et al., in review.

  • "A CGA-ONIOM-DFT framework for accurate and efficient determination of thermodynamics and kinetics", J. Wu, et al., in review.

  • "Shock tube measurement of NO time-histories in nitromethane pyrolysis using a quantum cascade laser at 5.26 μm", Y. Shang, et al., in review.

  • "Direct Dynamics of a Large Complex Hydrocarbon Reaction System: Jet Propellant-10 + OH", J. Wu, et al., in review.


3. "An improved study of the uniformity of laminar premixed flames using laser absorption spectroscopy and CFD simulation", L. Ma, K.-P. Cheong, H. Ning, and W. Ren*, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, accepted. (link)

2. "Exploring the pyrolysis chemistry of prototype aromatic ester phenyl formate: Reaction pathways, thermodynamics and kinetics", H. Ning, J. Wu, L. Ma, and W. Ren*, Combustion and Flame, 211, 337-346 (2020). (link)

1. "Sub-ppm CO detection in a sub-meter-long hollow-core negative curvature fiber using absorption spectroscopy at 2.3 µm", C. Yao, L. Xiao, S. Gao, Y. Wang, P. Wang, R. Kan, W. Jin, and W. Ren*, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 305, 127238 (2020). (link)

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9. "Time-resolved characterization of non-thermal plasma-assisted photocatalytic removal of nitric oxide", M. Yang, K. Liu, L. Ma, K.-P. Cheong, Z. Wang, W. Ho, and W. Ren*, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 53(1), 01LT02 (2019). (link)

8. "Photothermal CO detection in a hollow-core negative curvature fiber", C. Yao, Q. Wang, Y. Lin, W. Jin, L. Xiao, S. Gao, Y. Wang, P. Wang, and W. Ren*, Optics Letters, 44(16), 4048-4051 (2019). (link)

7. "Kinetic mechanism for modeling the temperature effect on PAH formation in the pyrolysis of acetylene", H. Tao, H.-Y. Wang, W. Ren, and K. C. Lin*, Fuel, 255, 115796 (2019). (link)

6. "Accurate entropy calculation for large flexible hydrocarbons using a multi-structural 2-dimensional torsion method", J. Wu, H. Ning, X. Xu, and W. Ren*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21, 10003-10010 (2019). (link)

5. "Ultra-sensitive photoacoustic detection in a high-finesse cavity with Pound-Drever-Hall locking", Z. Wang, Q. Wang, W. Zhang, H. Wei, Y. Li, and W. Ren*, Optics Letters, 44(8), 1924-1927 (2019). (link)

4. "TDLAS Monitoring of Carbon Dioxide with Temperature Compensation in Power Plant Exhausts", X. Zhu, S. Yao*, W. Ren, Z. Lu, and Z. Li, Applied Sciences, 9(3), 442 (2019). (link)

3. "Stability and emission characteristics of nonpremixed MILD combustion from a parallel-jet burner in a cylindrical furnace", K.-P. Cheong, G. Wang, B. Wang, R. Zhu, W. Ren, J. Mi*, Energy, 170, 1181-1190 (2019). (link

2. "Mid-infrared heterodyne phase-sensitive dispersion spectroscopy in flame measurements", L. Ma, Z. Wang, K.-P. Cheong, H. Ning, and W. Ren*, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37(2), 1329-1336 (2019). (link)

1. "Cascaded group-additivity ONIOM: A new method to approach CCSD(T)/CBS energies of large aliphatic hydrocarbons", J. Wu, H. Ning, L. Ma, P. Zhang, and W. Ren*, Combustion and Flame, 201, 31-43 (2019). (link)

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13. "In situ flame temperature measurements using a mid-infrared two-line H2O laser-absorption thermometry", L. Ma, H. Ning, J. Wu, and W. Ren*, Combustion Science and Technology, 190(3), 392-407 (2018). (link)

12. "Accurate Prediction of Bond Dissociation Energies of Large n-Alkanes Using ONIOM-CCSD(T)/CBS Methods", J. Wu, H. Ning, L. Ma, W. Ren*, Chemical Physics Letters, 699, 139-145 (2018). (link)

11. "Fiber-ring laser intracavity QEPAS gas sensor using a 7.2 kHz quartz tuning fork", Q. Wang, Z. Wang, W. Ren*, P. Patimisco, A. Sampaolo, and V. Spagnolo, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 268, 512-518 (2018).​ (link)

10. "Temperature and H2O sensing in laminar premixed flames using mid-infrared heterodyne phase-sensitive dispersion spectroscopy", L. Ma, Z. Wang, K.-P. Cheong, H. Ning, and W. Ren*, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 124:117 (2018). (link)

9. "A theoretical and shock tube kinetic study on hydrogen abstraction from phenyl formate", H. Ning, D. Liu, J. Wu, L. Ma, W. Ren*, and A. Farooq, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, 21280-21285 (2018). (link)

8. "Metal-Organic Framework-Based Nanofiber Filters for Effective Indoor Air Quality Control", Y. Bian, R. Wang, S. Wang, C. Yao, W. Ren, C. Chen, L. Zhang, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6, 15807-15814 (2018). (link)

7. "Standoff detection of VOCs using external cavity quantum cascade laser spectroscopy", N. Liu, S. Zhou, L. Zhang, B. Yu, H. Fischer, W. Ren, J. Li,  Laser Physics Letters, 15 (2018). (link)

6. “Premixed MILD Combustion of Propane in a Cylindrical Furnace with a Single Jet Burner: Combustion and Emission Characteristics”, KP Cheong, G Wang, J Mi, B Wang, R Zhu, W Ren, Energy & Fuels, 32 (8), 8817–8829 (2018). (link)

5. (Invited review) "Recent Advances of Power-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy for Gas Sensing", Q. Wang, K. Xu, C. Yao, Z. Wang, J. Chang, and W. Ren*, 中国激光, 45(9), 911008 (2018). (link)

4. "Interband cascade laser absorption sensor for real-time monitoring of formaldehyde filtration by a nanofiber membrane", C. Yao, Z. Wang, Q. Wang, Y. Bian, C. Chen, L. Zhang, and W. Ren*, Applied Optics, 57(27), 8005-8010 (2018). (link)

3. "Pressure-dependent kinetics of methyl formate reaction with OH at combustion, atmospheric and interstellar temperatures", J. Wu, H. Ning, L. Ma, and W. Ren*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20(41), 26190-26199 (2018). (link) (2018 PCCP HOT Articles)

2. "Influence of line pair selection on flame tomography using infrared absorption spectroscopy", K.-P. Cheong, L. Ma, Z. Wang, and W. Ren*, Applied Spectroscopy, 73(5), 529-539 (2018). (link)

1. "Characterization of temperature and soot volume fraction in laminar premixed flames: laser absorption/extinction measurement and 2D CFD modeling", L. Ma, H. Ning, J. Wu, K.-P. Cheong, and W. Ren*, Energy & Fuels, 32(12), 12962-12970 (2018). (link)

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14. "Pyrolysis and oxidation of methyl acetate in a shock tube: a multi-species time-history study", W. Ren*, K.-Y. Lam, D. F. Davidson, R. K. Hanson, and X. Yang, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(1), 255-264 (2017). (link)

13. "Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (QEPAS) detection of the v7 band of ethylene at low pressure with CO2 interference analysis", Z. Wang, J. Geng, and W. Ren*, Applied Spectroscopy, 71(8), 1834-1841 (2017). (link)

12. "Non-uniform temperature and species concentration measurements in a laminar flame using multi-band infrared absorption spectroscopy", L. Ma, L. Y. Lau, and W. Ren*, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 123:83 (2017). (link)

11. "A portable low-power QEPAS-based CO2 isotope sensor using a fiber-coupled interband cascade laser", Z. Wang, Q. Wang, J. Y.-L. Ching, J. C.-Y. Wu, G. Zhang, and W. Ren*, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 246, 710-715 (2017). (link)

10. "Improved evanescent-wave quartz-enhanced photoacoustic CO sensor using an optical fiber taper", Z. Li, Z. Wang, Y. Qi, W. Jin, and W. Ren*, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 248, 1023-1028 (2017). (link)

9. "Wavelength-stabilization-based photoacoustic spectroscopy for methane detection", Q. Wang, Z. Wang, and W. Ren*, Measurement Science and Technology, 28(6), (2017). (link)

8. "Fiber ring laser-based intracavity photoacoustic spectroscopy for trace gas sensing", Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Chang, and W. Ren*, Optics Letters, 42(11), 2114-2117 (2017). (link)

7. "Mercury Telluride Quantum Dot Based Phototransistor Enabling High Sensitivity Room Temperature Photodetection at 2000 Nanometers", M. Chen, H. Lu, N.M. Abdelazim, Y. Zhu, Z. Wang, W. Ren, S.V. Kershaw*, A.L. Rogach, and N. Zhao*, ACS Nano, 11(6), 5614-5622 (2017). (link)

6. "Chemical kinetic modeling and shock tube study of methyl propanoate decomposition", H. Ning, J. Wu, L. Ma, W. Ren*, D. F. Davidson, and R. K. Hanson, Combustion and Flame, 184, 30-40 (2017). (link)

5. "Theoretical and Shock Tube Study of the Rate Constants for Hydrogen Abstraction Reactions of Ethyl Formate", J. Wu, F. Khaled, H. Ning, L. Ma, A. Farooq, and W. Ren*, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 121(33), 6304-6313 (2017). (link)

4. "Combined Ab Initio, Kinetic Modeling and Shock Tube Study of the Thermal Decomposition of Ethyl Formate", H. Ning, J. Wu, L. Ma, W. Ren*, D. F. Davidson, and R. K. Hanson, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 121(35), 6568-6579 (2017). (link)

3. "Theoretical and experimental investigation of fiber-ring laser intracavity photoacoustic spectroscopy (FLI-PAS) for acetylene detection", Q. Wang, Z. Wang, and W. Ren*, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 35(20), 4519-4525 (2017). (link)

2. "Mid-infrared fiber-optic photothermal interferometry", Z. Li, Z. Wang, F. Yang, W. Jin, and W. Ren*, Optics Letters, 42(18), 3718-3721 (2017). (link)

1. "A Mid-infrared Fiber-coupled QEPAS Nitric Oxide Sensor for Real-time Engine Exhaust Monitoring", C. Shi, D. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Ma, Q. Wang, K. Xu, S.-C. Chen, and W. Ren*, IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(22), 7418-7424 (2017). (link)

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