Prof. Wan Ki Chow

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Emeritus Professor



2012- Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, Hong Kong

2013- Justice of the Peace, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

1983 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Computing Physics)

1979 Master of Science in Teaching, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon USA

1977, Bachelor of Science with first class honors, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Publications (Selected)

(Published over 500 papers in SCI and EI journals; over 300 international conference papers; and over 300 others; total over 1000 papers)

  1. W.P. Fan, Y. Gao, Y.M. Zhang, C.L. Chow & W.K. Chow, “Experimental studies and modeling on flame velocity in turbulent deflagration in an open tube", Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol. 129, p. 291-307 (2019).
  2. Z.M. Gao, Y. Gao, W.K. Chow, Y. Wan & C.L. Chow, “Experimental scale model study on explosion of clean refrigerant leaked in an underground plant room”, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 78, p. 35-46 (2018).
  3. C.H. Cheng, S.S. Han, W.K. Chow & C.L. Chow, “Magnetic field associated with an internal fire whirl: A simple model", Measurement, Vol. 115, p. 80-86 (2018).
  4. J. Liu & W.K. Chow, “Fire hazards of introducing water and ice into hot oil in open kitchen", Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 35, No. 6, p. 484-506 (2017).
  5. Y. Huo & W.K. Chow, “Flame propagation of premixed liquefied petroleum gas explosion in a tube", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 113, p. 891-901 (2017).
  6. W.K. Chow, "Performance-based approach to determining fire safety provisions for buildings in the Asia-Oceania regions", Special volume of the 50-year golden issue of Building and Environment, Vol. 91, p. 127-137 (2015).
  7. L.H. Hu, R. Huo, W. Peng, W.K. Chow & R.X. Yang, “On the maximum smoke temperature under the ceiling in tunnel fires", Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 650-655 (2006).
  8. Yigang Cao & W.K. Chow, “A theoretical analysis on Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov mixing”, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 38, No. 29, p. 6613-6622 (2005).
  9. J.Q. Wang & W.K. Chow, “A brief review on fire retardants for polymeric foams”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 97, No. 1, p. 366-376 (2005).
  10. Yigang Cao & W.K. Chow, “Recursive renormalization-group calculation for the eddy viscosity and thermal eddy diffusivity of incompressible turbulence”, Physica A, Vol. 339, No. 3-4, p. 320-338 (2004).
  11. W.K. Chow, “Wind-induced indoor-air flow in a high-rise building adjacent to a vertical wall”, Applied Energy, Vol. 77, No. 2, p. 225-234 (2004).
  12. Jojo S.M. Li & W.K. Chow, “Numerical studies on performance evaluation of tunnel ventilation safety systems”, Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 435-452 (2003).
  13. L.T. Wong & W.K. Chow, “Solar radiation model”, Applied Energy, Vol. 69, No. 3, p. 191-224 (2001).
  14. W.K. Chow, Y.Z. Li, E Cui & R. Huo, “Natural smoke filling in atrium with liquid pool fires up to 1.6 MW”, Building and Environment, Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 121-127 (2001).
  15. W.K. Chow, “Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in building services engineering”, Building and Environment, Vol. 31, No. 5, p. 425-436 (1996).
  16. W.K. Chow, “A comparison of the use of fire zone and field models for simulating atrium smoke-filling processes”, Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 337-353 (1995).
  17. W.K. Chow & N.K. Fong, “Application of field modelling technique to simulate interaction of sprinkler and fire-induced smoke layer”, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 89, p. 101-151 (1993).
  18. P.C.W. Fung, K.W. Wong & W.K. Chow, “Elementary excitation of a weakly interacting bose system”, IL Nuovo Cimento, Vol. 95B, p. 155-170 (1986).
  19. K.W. Wong, W.K. Chow & P.C.W. Fung, “A microscopic study of the ground-state properties and excitation spectrum of an interacting bose system using the combined method relating correlated-basis-function and canonical transformation”, Physica, Vol. 138A, p. 456-489 (1986).
  20. W.K. Chow, P.C.W. Fung & K.W. Wong, “Bose-Einstein condensation in superfluid helium four”, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 54, p. 4490-4493 (1985).