The Institute of Internal Combustion Engine of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in 1954. It belongs to the state key subject “Power Machinery and Engineering”, which has a key lab of the Education Minister and is one of the key academic agencies, which were first accredited by the ministry of education to enroll graduate students and post-doctor fellows. Currently, it boasts a highly qualified faculty, including 5 professors, 14 associate professors, and 4 lecturers.
The institute contributes to the foundation researches on internal combustion engine and correlative aspect, and is tackling more than 40 important research projects including ‘973’project, ‘863’project, national outstanding youth foundation, national nature science fund, ministerial level advanced research foundation and great project from Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology, et al. The studies of fuel design and HCCI combustion, the first DME bus and LPG car of china, MIXPC system of heavy-duty diesel, GD-1 high-pressure common rail fuel electrically injection system are some great achievements of the institute. In the past three years, the institute has obtained about 10 significant awards and more than 30 national invent patents for its excellent works.
In the building of “211” and “985” projects, the laboratory has been improved significantly. Currently, the laboratory has more than ten engine test benches, and is also equipped with some advanced test/analysis instruments, such as AVL particles and exhaust emissions analyzer, transient NOx emission analyzer, SMPS ultrafine particular tester, fuel injection rate tester, combustion analyzer, CCD, laser doppler phase tester, particle image velocity tester, holographic tester, B&K noise and vibration analyzer. The laboratory also has GT-Suite, Star-CD, Fire and KIVA engine simulation software.