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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom


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    Personal profile


    Dr. Yuan recently joined the Group of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at Aston University in 2012. Prior to this, she worked in the field of colloidal and nanoparticle formulation and engineering as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering at University of Leeds for 7 years. She has a First and Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering and Fuel Processing, and her PhD Degree was in Polymer Science and Engineering. Before pursuing her PhD study, she did teaching and research in Chemical Engineering at Liaoning University of Science and Technology for more than 10 years.

    Research Interests

    Dr Yuan's expertise is on interfacial phenomena in colloidal and nanoparticle formulation and engineering. Her research has been focused on fundamentals and applications of different dispersion systems for petroleum production (nanofluids), controlled delivery, polymeric composites and catalysis in fuel production. She provide supervision for PhD study in these areas. 

    Teaching Activity

    • Thermodynamic for Chemical Engineers
    • Mass transfer/Advanced mass transfer
    • Process design
    • Nanomaterials
    • Advance process design projects
    • MEng research projects


    • Member Institute of Chemical Engineering, since 2016
    • Chartered Engineer of Royal Engineering Council, since 2016
    • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), UK, 2005 (Ref. 374680)
    • Member of Institute of Nanotechnology, UK, 2001-present
    • Fellow of the HEAUK, March 2012
    • PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering, The Nottingham Trent University, 2005
    • Masters Degree in Fuel Processing, Dalian University of Technology, China, 1986-1989
    • MEng in Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China, 1986

    Contact Details

    Office room: MB126A
    Phone number: 0121 204 3385
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    Research Output

    • 22 Article
    • 3 Review article
    • 1 Conference contribution

    Application of Square and Oblong Pore Shapes in Rotating Membrane Emulsification to Produce Novel Particulate Products

    Aryanti, N., Williams, R. A. & Yuan, Q., 13 Mar 2020, In : Reaktor. 20, 1, p. 47-56

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A method for producing conductive graphene biopolymer nanofibrous fabrics by exploitation of an ionic liquid dispersant in electrospinning

    Javed, K., Krumme, A., Viirsalu, M., Krasnou, I., Plamus, T., Vassiljeva, V., Tarasova, E., Savest, N., Mere, A., Mikli, V., Danilson, M., Kaljuvee, T., Lange, S., Yuan, Q., Topham, P. D. & Chen, C., 1 Dec 2018, In : Carbon. 140, p. 148-156

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Desalination as a Negative Emissions Technology

    Davies, P. A., Yuan, Q. & de_RICHTER, R., 19 Apr 2018, In : Enviromental Science. 4, 6, p. 839-850

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Ethyne Reducing Metal-Organic Frameworks to Control Fabrications of Core/shell Nanoparticles as Catalysts

    Zhang, C., Guo, X., Yuan, Q., Zhang, R., Change, Q., Li, K., Xiao, B., Liu, S., Ma, C., Liu, X., Xu, Y., Wen, X., Yang, Y. & Li, Y., 3 Aug 2018, In : ACS Catalysis. 8, 8, p. 7120-7130

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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