• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Dr Jianping Zhang is a Reader in Fire Dynamics and Material at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. He holds a BEng (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering. After obtaining his PhD on "Numerical modelling of pool fires and flame spread" at Kingston University in 2005, he joined Ulster University as a research associate in the FP6 project PredFIRE-Nano, in which he was responsible for the development and validation of a complete methodology for predicting the burning behaviours of polymer nanocomposites based on intrinsic properties extracted from micro- and small-scale tests. He was appointed as Lecturer in 2008 and subsequently promoted to Reader in 2016. He has worked on FP7 projects including ENFIRO, AircraftFire and ELISSA and the H2020 project EENSULATE as well as projects funded by industry and UK government. His research interests consist of fundamental experimental investigation of material flammability and fire dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of flames and fires, numerical analysis of heat transfer and pyrolysis of solids, and application of quantitative risk analysis in fire safety engineering. He has published widely in the fields of fire safety, material flammability and combustion.

External positions

External Examiner, BEng & BSc Honours programmes for Fire Safety Engineering, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

2016 → …

External Examiner, BSc (Hons) International Fire Safety Management, University of Central Lancashire

2016 → …

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Research Output 2003 2019

An experimental investigation of burning behaviour of liquid pool fire in corridor-like enclosures

Chotzoglou, K., Asimakopoulou, E., Zhang, J. & Delichatsios, M. A., 1 Sep 2019, In : Fire Safety Journal. 108, 102826.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Experimental study of transitional behavior of fully developed under-ventilated compartment fire and associated facade flame height evolution

Ren, F., Hu, L., Zhang, X., Sun, X., Zhang, J. & Delichatsios, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Combustion and Flame. 208, p. 235-245 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Experimental study on flame morphologic characteristics of wall attached non-premixed buoyancy driven turbulent flames

Zhang, X., Hu, L., Delichatsios, M. & Zhang, J., 21 Aug 2019, In : Applied Energy. 254, 113672.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fuel burners
experimental study
Risk assessment

Investigation of the effect of inorganic smart fillers and expanded graphite on the flame retardancy of polyisocyanurate insulation foam

Asimakopoulou, E., Zhang, J., McKee, M., Wieczorek, K., Krawczyk, A., Andolfo, M., Scatto, M., Sisani, M. & Bastianini, M., 2019, Proceedings 9th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Numerical investigation of externally venting flame characteristics in a corridor-façade configuration

Asimakopoulou, E., Chotzoglou, K., Kolaitis, D., Zhang, J. & Delichatsios, M. A., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Computational fluid dynamics
Heat flux