• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom


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    • PhD porject
    • I am keen to hear from potential research studnets interested in "Predictive modelling of particulate pollutant from wood stoves: towards clean burning at minimal health risk level" Please contact Dr Xi Yu (x.yu3@aston.ac.uk) with your CV for more details.


    • Sep 2000-Jun 2004      Tianjin University, China B.Eng. (1st, Four Year-Programme), Chemical Engineering, (Tianjin University received IChemE accreditation, Chemical Engineering subject Top.1 in China).
    • Oct 2008-Apr 2012      The University of Sheffield, UK Ph.D, Chemical Engineering Adviser: Professor Mike Hounslow Industrial supervisor: Prof. Gavin Reynolds from AstraZeneca
    • 2013-2015              Aston University, UK PGCert of Professional Practice in Higher Education Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (PR088706)


    • Sep 2016-Present       Aston University, UK Lecturer in chemical engineering
    • May 2012-Aug 2016     Aston University, UK PDRA, (adviser: Professor Anthony V. Bridgwater, Dr Yassir Makkawi, Professor Raffaella Ocone and Dr. Sotos Generalis)
    • May 2013-Oct 2013      Heriot Watt University, UK Visiting PDRA (adviser: Professor Raffaella Ocone)
    • Dec 2007-Sep 2008      The University of Sheffield, UK Research assistant (adviser: Professor Mike Hounslow)
    • Sep 2004-Nov 2007      Tianjin University, China Research assistant (adviser: Hong-yuan (David) Wei)
    • Jan 2006 - Mar 2006     Chiyoda Corporation, Yokohama, Japan CFD consultant

    Teaching Activity

    • CE4024 (CFD for Chemical Engineering Design, 10 credits, ~30 students)—MEng module leader
    • CE4028 (Advanced Particle Technology, 10 credits, ~30 students)—MEng Module leader
    • CE3003 (Advanced Process Design, 30 credits)-2 groups/year
    • CE1009 (Introduction to Transfer process, 20 credits, ~150 students)-30% contribution
    • CE2004 (Transfer Processes, 20 credits, ~150 students)-30% contribution
    • CE1002 (Design and Build)

    Research Interests

    • Biomass and Bioenergy
    • Pyrolysis and Gasification
    • Modelling and optimisation, CFD
    • Particle engineering
    • Granulation and Crystallisation

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 5099

    Email: x.yu3@aston.ac.uk

    Room number: MB110D

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, University of Sheffield

    Award Date: 12 Apr 2012


    Award Date: 30 Jun 2004


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