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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    20132020

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    Personal profile

    Contact Details

    Phone: 0121 204 3433

    Email: y.yang6@aston.ac.uk

    Office: EB102

    Scholarship and fellowship

    I currently have a fully funded PhD scholarship open for applicaton.

    Please see the weblink for details: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/eas/documents/studentships/yang-yang-advert.pdf

    General

    I am a lecturer within the Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry department. My research interests lie in the field of:

    Advanced thermal conversion
    •  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 Grant

    2020 – 2022, PI, £11.9k "Healing-capable Bitumen from Pyrolysis of Mixed Plastic Waste", Royal Society International Exchanges grant. 

    2020 - 2022, Co-I, £149.9k, "FuelPlas", British Council UK-Turkey Institutional Link grant.

    2019 - 2022, Co-I, €846k, "Biomass-CCU", Horizon 2020 MSCA RISE grant.

    2018 - 2018, PI, £1.3k, "Upgrading of Pyrolysis Oil by Low Temperature Plasma", SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Mobility Award.

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

    2016 - 2017, PI (Aston), £50.2k, "Process Intensification of Biodiesel Produciton" SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Sandpit grant.

    Professional Bodies

    2019 - present, EPSRC Associate College Member

    2019 - present, Fellow of Higher Education Academy

    2012 - present, Associate Member of the Energy Institute

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    Research Output

  • Industrial technologies for slow pyrolysis

    López Ordovás, J., Chong, K., Bridgwater, T. & Yang, Y., 28 May 2019, Advanced Carbon Materials from Biomass: An Overview. Manya, J. (ed.). p. 33-44 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • 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

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

    Omar, S., Alsamaq, S., Yang, Y. & Wang, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering. 13, 4, p. 702-717 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Open Access
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  • 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

    Press / Media

    Could the roads of the future be bio-based?

    Yang Yang & Yuqing Zhang

    27/06/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Scientists convert household waste into road surfacing material

    Yang Yang

    5/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Aston scientists pave way for greener roads made of domestic waste

    Yang Yang

    1/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research