Dep. of Aircratft Design

Wu Shengqi

Post:Tenure-track Associate Professor

Office Phone:N.A.

Office Address:Room A240 , Aerospace Building


Professional experience

Time Office Units Post

2020 - Present

Shanghai Jiaotong University  Tenure-track Associate Professor


University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Research Fellow

Educational background

Time Graduated School Educational background
2010 - 2017  Shanghai Jiaotong University Ph.D.
2013-2013 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Visiting Scholar


Wuhan University



Research Interests

  • Engine Combustion

  • Advanced Optical Diagnostics

  • Breakup and Atomization of High-Speed Liquid Jets

Research projects

  • Advanced Fuel Injectors, Ford Motor Company, 2017-2020;

  • Research on Bubble Development and Micro-Explosive Atomization Mechanisms of the Superheated Liquid inside the Nozzle, NSFC, 2014-2017;

  • Mechanism Analysis of Flash Boiling Processes in Superheated Fuel Sprays for DISI Engines, Ford Motor Company, 2014-2017;

  • Spray Impingement Characterization of Delphi Fuel Injectors in Chamber and Flow Field Investigation in SIDI Optical Engine, General Motors, 2015-2017.

Selected publications

  1. Wu S*, Meinhart M, Petersen B, Yi J, Wooldridge M*. Breakup characteristics of high speed liquid jets from a single-hole injector. Fuel. 2021;289:119784.
  2. Wu S*, Gandhi A*, Li H, Meinhart M. Experimental and numerical study of the effects of nozzle taper angle on spray characteristics of GDI multi-hole injectors at cold condition. Fuel. 2020;275:117888.
  3. Wu S*, Meinhart M, Yi J. Experimental investigation of spray characteristics of multi-hole and slot gdi injectors at various fuel temperatures using closely spaced split-injection strategies. Atomization and Sprays. 2020;29(12):1109-1131.
  4. Wu S, Yang S, Wooldridge M, Xu M*. Experimental study of the spray collapse process of multi-hole gasoline fuel injection at flash boiling conditions. Fuel. 2019;242:109-23.
  5. Wu S, Xu M*, Hung DL, Pan H. Effects of nozzle configuration on internal flow and primary jet breakup of flash boiling fuel sprays. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2017;110:730-8.
  6. Wu S, Xu M*, Hung DL, Pan H. In-nozzle flow investigation of flash boiling fuel sprays. Applied Thermal Engineering. 2017;117:644-51.
  7. Wu S, Xu M, Hung DL*, Li T, Pan H. Near-nozzle spray and spray collapse characteristics of spark-ignition direct-injection fuel injectors under sub-cooled and superheated conditions. Fuel. 2016;183:322-34.
  8. Wu S, Pan H, Xu M*, Hung DL, Li T. Investigation of rapid atomization and collapse of superheated liquid fuel spray under superheated conditions. Atomization and Sprays. 2016;26(12):1361-1384.
  9. Wu S, Xu M*, Hung DL, Li T, Pan H. Analyzing the cycle-to-cycle variations of vapor and liquid phases of evaporating SIDI sprays via proper orthogonal decomposition technique. SAE International Journal of Engines. 2016;9(1):193-200.
  10. Wu S*, Xu M*, Yang S, Yin P. Contrary Effects of Nozzle Length on Spray Primary Breakup under Subcooled and Superheated Conditions. SAE Technical Paper; 2018, 2018-01-0302.
  11. Wu S, Meinhart M, Yi J. Split Injection Spray Characterization of three Different Types of GDI Injectors at Various Fuel Temperatures, 14th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ICLASS 2018), Chicago, IL, USA, July 22-26, 2018.
  12. Wu S, Xu M, D. Hung, Pan H. Near Nozzle Spray Characteristics of Spark-Ignition Direct-Injection Fuel Injectors under Sub-cooled and Superheated Conditions, 28th Annual Conference of ILASS-Americas, Dearborn, MI, USA, 2016.
  13. Wu S, Xu M, Hung D, Pan H, Li T, Arai M. Correlation of Superheated Nozzle Internal Flow and Near-field Jet Breakup in a Two-Dimensional Transparent Nozzle, 13th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ICLASS 2015), Tainan, Taiwan, 2015.
  14. Wu S, Xu M, Hung D, Pan H, Tong S. Characterization of Superheated Internal Flow in a Two-Dimensional Transparent Nozzle, The 17th Annual Conference of ILASS-Asia, Shanghai, China, 2014.
  15. Wu S, Xu M, Zhang Y, Zhang G, Li L. Analysis of Flash-boiling Spray Mechanism using a Two-Dimensional Transparent Nozzle, 25th Annual Conference of ILASS-Americas, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013.

Honors and awards


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