FAN Weicheng

Academic Posts

Professor, Director, Public Security Research Center, Tsinghua University
Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering
Director, Center for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University
Director, State Key Laboratory of Fire Science

Research Interests

  • Public safety monitoring and control, predicting and early warning
  • Human evacuation
  • Emergency management theory and technology as well as integration
  • Fire dynamics, evolution and prevention

Professional Experiences

2003-now, Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing
1996-2003, Vice President, University of Science and Technology of China
1965-1996, teacher, University of Science and Technology of China


1965, graduated from Department of Engineering Thermophysics, University of Science and Technology of China

Awards & Honors

Received twice the 2nd prize for national scientific and technological progress
Received first and second prize once each for national-level teaching achievement
Received 4 times provincial-level outstanding teacher awards
Recipient of the National May1 Labor Medal
Golden Medal for China Patent

Selected Publications

Published 8 monographs and 256 academic papers. 107 of his papers are included in SCI and EI.
1. Fan Weicheng:"Computer Modeling of Combustion Processes",1991,International Academic Publishers and Pergamon Press
2. Liu, N. A.; Fan, W. C.; R. Dobashi; Lin, Q. Z. New Mass Loss Kinetic Model For Thermal Decomposition Of Biomass. Chinese Science Bulletin 2001, 46, 1398-1402.
3. Song, W. G.; Fan, W. C.; Wang, B. H. Self-organized criticality of forest fires in China. Chinese Science Bulletin 2001, 46, 1134-1137.
4. Yang, L. Z.; Fan, W. C.; Zhou, X. D.; Wang, Q. G. A study on detonation safety of some hydrocarbon-air mixtures, Process Safety Progress 2000, 19, 103-106.
5. Yang, L. Z.; Wang, Q. G.; Fan, W. C.; Liu, R. H. Detonation reactivity of alkane and alkene-air mixtures, Combustion and Flame 2000, 120, 242-244.
6. Yao, B.; Fan, W. C.; Liao, G. X. Interaction of Water Mists with a Diffusion Flame in a Confined Space, Fire Safety Journal 1999, 33, 329-339.
7. Liu, N. A.; Fan, W. C. Critical Consideration on the Freeman and Carroll Methods for Evaluating Global Mass Loss Kinetics of Polymer Thermal Degradation, Thermochimica Acta 1999, 338 (1/2), 85-94.
8. Hua, J. S.; Fan, W. C.; Liao, G. X. Study and Prediction of Boilover in Liquid Pool Fires with a WaterSublayer Using Micro-Explosion Noise Phenomena, Fire Safety Journal 1998, 30, 269-291.
9. Liu, N. A.; Fan, W.C. Modelling Thermal Decomposition of Wood and Leave Under a Nitrogen Atmosphere, Fire and Materials 1998, 22, 103-108.
10. Fan W.C. On the Nonlinear Fire Dynamics, Invited Paper, Proceedings of the Third Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, Singapore, June, 1998. (11) Wang, H. H.; Fan, W. C. Progress and Programs of Fire Protection in China, Fire Safety Journal 1997, 28, 191-205.
11. Fu, Z. M.; Fan, W. C. A zone-type model for a building fire and its sensitivity analysis, Fire and Materials 1996, 20, 215-224.
12. iang, X.; Fan, W. C. Numerical prediction of flame spread over solid combustibles in a microgravity environment, Fire Safety Journal 1995, 24, 279-298.
13. Fan, W. C.; Hua, J. S.; Liao, G. X. Experimental study on the premonitory phenomena of boilover in liquid pool fires supported on water, Journal of Loss Prevention 1995, 8, 221-227.
14. Fan, W. C.; Li S. F. Fire research in China, invited paper, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Ottawa,1994.


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