• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

20132019
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Personal profile

Contact Details

Phone: 0121 204 3433

Email: y.yang6@aston.ac.uk

Office: EB102

General

I am a lecturer within the Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry department. My research interest includes:

Advanced thermal conversion of biomass and organic solid waste
•  Intermediate and slow pyrolysis process development
•  Biomass derived liquid for diesel and heavy marine fuels
•  Waste plastic polymer conversion to chemical monomers
•  Novel bio-bitumen and bio-asphalt

Energy System
•  Combined heat and power from stationary engine system
•  Renewable energy system integration (e.g. biological, thermal and solar processing) and evaluation
•  Energy system techno-economic evaluation and carbon footprint analysis

Qualifications

PhD Chemical Engineering, Aston University 2014

BEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham 2009

BEng Thermal and Energy Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology 2009

Employment

2019 - present: Lecturer, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Aston University

2014 - 2019: Research Fellow, European Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University

2013 - 2014: Marie Curie Early Stage Fellow, WEHRLE-WERK AG (Germany)

Research Projects/Collaborations

2019 - 2022, Co-I, €846k, Biomass-CCU, H2020 MSCA RISE grant.

2018 - 2018, PI, £1.3k, SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Mobility Award.

2017 - 2020, Co-I, €3.6m, GreenCarbon, H2020 MSA ITN grant.

2016 - 2017, PI (Aston), £50.2k, SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Sandpit grant

Professional/editorial offices

2019 - present, Fellow of Higher Education Academy

2012 - present, Associate Member of the Energy Institute

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 20 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Molecular dynamics investigation of interfacial adhesion between oxidised bitumen and mineral surfaces

Gao, Y., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., Zhang, J. & Gu, F., 15 Jun 2019, In : Applied Surface Science. 479, p. 449-462 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

asphalt
Minerals
Molecular dynamics
adhesion
Adhesion

Production of renewable fuels by blending bio-oil with alcohols and upgrading under supercritical conditions

Omar, S., Alsamaq, S., Yang, Y. & Wang, J., 23 Oct 2019, In : Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Oils
Alcohols
Methanol
2-Propanol
Heating
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Cogeneration plants
Municipal solid waste
Economic analysis
Pyrolysis
Recovery
Open Access
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Oils
Biomass
Feedstocks
Calorific value
Pyrolysis
Open Access
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Municipal solid waste
bitumen
municipal solid waste
pyrolysis
Pyrolysis

Thesis

Energy production from biomass and waste derived intermediate pyrolysis oils

Author: Yang, Y., 12 Mar 2015

Supervisor: Brammer, J. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Prizes

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad

Yang Yang (Recipient), 2014

Prize: National/international honour