The Laser Diagnostics and Combustion Laboratory aims to design and build state-of-the-art sensors for detecting the species of interest across broad areas. We also develop laser-based new optical methods applied for trace gas sensing, gas-phase species characterization. We use the principles of optics, chemistry, electronics, biology to create new models, tools, theories to accelerate discoveries in engineering and science!


Research Interests


  • Combustion chemistry

  • Fossil fuels

  • Alternative fuels

  • Shock tube physics

Combustion Diagnostics

  • Laser absorption spectroscopy

  • Wavelength modulation spectroscopy

  • Laser-induced fluorescence

  • Scramjet propulsion, pulse detonation engine, gas turbine, power plant

Spectroscopic Instrumentation

  • Photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS)

  • Cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS)

  • Integrated cavity output spectroscopy (ICOS)

  • Multipass cell absorption spectroscopy

Our Sponsors

The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Direct Grant for Research Academic Equipment Grant