University of New South Wales, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Australia
Professor Aibing Yu specialized in process metallurgy, obtaining BEng in 1982 and MEng in 1985 from Northeastern University, PhD in 1990 from the University of Wollongong, and DSc in 2007 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Since 1992, he has been with UNSW School of Materials Science and Engineering. Currently he is Scientia Professor and ARC Federation Fellow, directing a world-class research facility “Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems”. He is a world-leading scientist in particle/powder technology and process engineering, has authored about 600 publications (including >320 papers collected in the Web of Science), and delivered many invited plenary/keynote presentations at many international conferences. He is a recipient of various prestigious awards including the Josef Kapitan Award from the Iron and Steel Society, Ian Wark Medal and Lecture from Australian Academy of Science, ExxonMobile Award from Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers, NSW Scientist of Year 2010 in engineering, mathematics and computer science, and Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia. He is an elected Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and Australian Academy of Science.
Powder/particle technology. Particle characterisation and data interpretation. Particle packing characteristics and porosity prediction. Particle-structure-property relations. Nanoparticles and application. Solids flow and segregation. Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer in packed and fluidised beds. Processing and handling of bulk/particulate materials. Simulation of particulate systems. Interfacial engineering in multiphase processes. Physical and mathematical modelling of particulate and multiphase processes. Industrial application.