Xinyan Huang

Board Member
Xinyan Huang (board members since 2022) Associate Professor Dept. of Building Environment and Energy Engineering Hong Kong Polytechnic University Dr Xinyan Huang is an Associate Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Fire Safety Engineering. He received his PhD from Imperial College London, MSc from the University of California at San Diego, and BEng from Southeast University, China. Before moving to Hong Kong, Dr Huang was a Postdoc and Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley and collaborated with NASA on Spacecraft Fire Safety. Dr Huang’s research interests include Fire Dynamics and Modelling, Smouldering Wildfires, and Smart Firefighting with Artificial Intelligence, and he has co-authored more than 100 journal papers. Dr Huang is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Wildland Fire and Fire Technology, an editorial member of Fire Safety Journal, a Chartered Engineer, a committee member for Hong Kong Fire Safety Code, and a Fire Expert for the High Court. He is a winner of Bernard Lewis Fellowship and Sugden Best Paper Award from Combustion Institute, IAFSS Proulx Early Career Award, Ricardo Award from Institute of Physics, Fire Engineering Grand Award from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, “5 under 35” and Bono Award from Society of Fire Protection Engineers.