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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
Email address: q.yuan@aston.ac.uk


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