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Aibing Yu

Aibing Yu

Vice Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President - Suzhou
Aibing.Yu@monash.edu
Phone:
+61 3 99050582

Qualification:

DSc, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, 2007
PhD, University of Wollongong (UoW), Australia, 1990
MEng, Northeastern University (NEU), China, 1985
BEng, Northeastern University (NEU), China, 1982

Professional Experience

2014- Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President - Suzhou
2014- Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
2013-2015 Director, Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials (3-M Centre)
2008- Director, Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems (SIMPAS)
2008-2013 Federation Fellow, Australian Research Council (ARC)
2008-2010 Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials
2007-2014 Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
2005-2009 Australian Professorial Fellow, Australian Research Council (ARC)
2001-2014 Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW
2000-2007 Inaugural Director, Centre for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems
1998-2001 Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW
1995-1998 Senior Lecturer, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW
1993-1997 Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, Australian Research Council (ARC)
1992-1995 Lecturer, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW
1991-1992 Research Fellow, University of Wollongong (UoW)
1990-1991 Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Mineral & Process Engineering, CSIRO

Research Interests

  • Powder/particle technology
  • Particle characterisation and data interpretation
  • Particle packing characteristics and porosity prediction
  • Particle-structure-property relations
  • Nanoparticles and application
  • Solids flow and segregation
  • Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer in packed and fluidised beds
  • Processing and handling of bulk/particulate materials
  • Simulation of particulate systems
  • Interfacial engineering in multiphase processes
  • Physical and mathematical modelling of particulate and multiphase processes
  • Industrial application

Professional (Editing/Referencing) Service

  • 2014 Guest Editor, International Journal of Mineral Processing, Elsevier (ISSN: 0301-7516)
  • 2014- Editor-in-Chief, Handbook (or Book Series) of Powder Science and Engineering, Springer
  • 2013- Editor, Powder Technology, Elsevier (ISSN: 1434-5021)
  • 2013- Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Nano Studies & Technology, SciDoc Publisher (ISSN: 2167-8685)
  • 2013- Member of Editorial Board, National Science Review (NSR), Oxford Journals (ISSN: 2095-5138)
  • 2013- Member of Editorial Board, Rare Metals, Springer (ISSN:1001-0521)
  • 2013- Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Energy Chemistry
  • 2012- Member of Advisory Board, ISRN Chemical Engineering (ISSN:2090-861X)
  • 2012- Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Material Science and Engineering, OMICS Publishing Group (ISSN:2169-0022)
  • 2011- Member of Advisory Board, ISIJ International, The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISSN: 0915-1559)
  • 2010 Guest Editor (for a special issue on iron and steel making), Steel Research International, Wiley InterScience (ISSN: 1611-3683)
  • 2009 Guest Editor, Minerals Engineering (special issue on computational mineral processing), Elsevier (ISSN: 0892-6875)
  • 2009-2013 Thematic Editor, Particuology,Elsevier (ISSN: 1672-2515)
  • 2009-2013 Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, American Chemical Society Publications, (ISSN: 0888-5885)
  • 2008 Guest Editor, Special issue on simulation and modeling of particulate systems, Particuology, Elsevier (ISSN: 1672-2515)
  • 2008- Member of Editorial Board, Granular Matter, Springer (ISSN: 1434-5021)
  • 2008- Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation (IJESMS), Interscience Publishers (ISSN: 1755-9758)
  • 2007- Member of Editorial Board, Powder Technology, Elsevier (ISSN: 0032-5910)
  • 2007- Member of Editorial Board, Recent Patents on Engineering, Bentham Science Publisher (ISSN: 1872-2121)
  • 2007- Member of Editorial Board, Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, Bentham Science Publisher (ISSN: 1872-2105)
  • 2007- Member of Editorial Board, Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering, Bentham Science Publisher (ISSN: 1874-4788)
  • 2007- Member of Editorial Board, Recent Patents on Materials Science, Bentham Science Publisher (ISSN: 1874-4648)
  • 2005- Member of Editorial Board, Science in China – B: Chemistry, Springer (ISSN: 1006-9291)
  • 2005- Member of Editorial Board, Particuology, Elsevier (ISSN: 1672-2515)
  • 2004- Guest Editor, Steel Research International (for a special issue on process metallurgy), Wiley InterScience (ISSN: 1611-3683)
  • 2003- Associate Editor, Chinese Science Bulletin, Springer (ISSN: 1001-6538)
  • 2002- Co-editor, Proc. Int. Blast Furnace Lower Zone Symposium, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2005 (ISBN 920806 30 X)
  • 1999 Engineering Editor, Science-Advancing into the New Millennium, People’s Education Press (China), 1999 (ISBN 7-107-13208-3)

Honours, Awards and Memberships

Awards

  • 2014 Overseas Famous Professor, MoE, China
  • 2014 Baosteel Professor, Baosteel
  • 2014 Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales
  • 2012 Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year, UNSW
  • 2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellow award, The Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)
  • 2011 Fellow, Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
  • 2011 Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia, Institution of Engineers Australia
  • 2010 NSW Scientist of the Year (Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences category), NSW State Government
  • 2010 ExxonMobile Award (for significant contributions to innovation in chemical engineering), Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers
  • 2009 Ian Wark Medal and Lecture 2010 (for outstanding research contributing to the prosperity of Australia), Australian Academy of Science
  • 2008 ARC Federation Fellowship Award (08-13)
  • 2007 Doctor of Science (DSc), University of New South Wales
  • 2006 Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales (07- )
  • 2005 ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship (APF) Award (05-09)
  • 2004 Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
  • 2003 Outstanding Overseas Chinese Scholar Award, China (03)
  • 2002 Josef Kapitan Ironmaking Award, Iron and Steel Society (ISS)
  • 2001 Anthony Mason Fellowship Award, UNSW
  • 1993 ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship Award (93-97)
  • 1990 CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (90-91)
  • 1986 Kembla Coal & Coke (KCC) Scholar (86-89)

Membership of Professional Societies

  • 2014- Honorary President, Jiangsu Overseas Exchanges Association, China
  • 2014- Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales
  • 2013- Chair, NSW Region, Australian Academy of Science (also on the sectional (selection) committee of applied physics and engineering science, and becomes its Chair from 2014)
  • 2011- Fellow, Australian Academy of Science; also Chair, NSW Region and Member, Physical and Engineering Science Section,
  • 2010- Elected Committee Member, Association pour l’Etude de la Micromécanique des Milieux Granu (AEMMG)
  • 2007- President (2007-08), Chair of Advisory Committee (09-10), and Honorary President (2011-), Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia
  • 2006- Committee (and Honorary Secretary, 06-10), NSW Division, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; also member of ATSE Assembly/Council (2008-10)
  • 2004- Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • 2004- Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • 2003-2006 Secretary, Australasian Particle Technology Society
  • 2000-2003 Vice-President, Australian Chinese Society of Science and Technology
  • 1996-1999 Vice-President, Chinese Australian Academic Society

Research Funding

Attracted >$40M external research funds to UNSW and Monash since 1993, including > 50 grants from Australian Research Council (ARC). Research collaboration has been made with various industrial organizations including Bluescope Steel, BHP-Billiton, Alcoa, Xstrata, BMA, ACARP, Johnsons and Johnsons, Minco Technologies, Cement Australia, Rio Tinto and many overseas R&D organizations such as Kawasaki Steel (Japan), China Steel (Taiwan), Posco (South Korea), Tata Steel (India), BaoSteel and Longking (China).

Selected Publications

>800 publications including 12 edited books, special issues and conference proceedings, >500 papers in international learned journals, >15 book chapters, and >300 papers in conference proceedings mainly in the fields of particle science and technology, and process engineering, plus 8 patents (for details, please see list of full publications or https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Q9vasOoAAAAJ&hl=en).

I. Particle packing including transport phenomena in porous media

  1. A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “Porosity calculation of multi-component mixtures of particles”, Powder Technology, 52 (1987) 233-241.
  2. A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “An analytical-parametric theory of the random packing of particles”, Powder Technology, 55 (1988) 171-186.
  3. A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “Estimation of the porosity of particle mixtures by a linear-mixture packing model”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 30 (1991) 1372-1385.
  4. A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “A study of the packing of particles with a mixture size distribution”, Powder Technology, 76 (1993) 113-124.
  5. A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “Characterisation of non-spherical particles from their packing behaviour”, Powder Technology, 74 (1993) 205-213.
  6. R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Packing of spheres in a cylindrical container: the thickness effect”, Chemical Engineering Science, 50 (1995) 1504-1507.
  7. Z.P. Zhang, A.B. Yu and R.B.S. Oakeshott, “Effect of packing method on the randomness of disk packing”, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & General, 29 (1996) 2671-2685.
  8. R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Evaluation of the packing characteristics of monosized nonspherical particles”, Powder Technology, 88 (1996) 71-79.
  9. A.B. Yu, R.P. Zou and N. Standish, “Modifying the linear packing model for predicting the porosity of nonspherical particle mixtures”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 35 (1996) 3730-3741.
  10. A.B. Yu, J. Bridgwater and A. Burbidge, “On the modelling of the packing of fine particles”, Powder Technology, 92 (1997) 185-194.
  11. D. Pinson, R.P. Zou, A.B. Yu, P. Zulli and M.J. McCarthy, “Coordination number of binary mixtures of particles”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 31 (1998) 457-462.
  12. A.B. Yu and R.P. Zou, “Prediction of the porosity of particle mixtures: a review”, KONA Powder and Particle, 16 (1998) 68-81.
  13. G.J. Cheng, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, “Evaluation of effective thermal conductivity from the structure of a packed bed”, Chemical Engineering Science, 54 (1999) 4199-4209.
  14. L.F. Liu, Z.P. Zhang and A.B. Yu, “Dynamic simulation of the centripetal packing of particles”, Physica A, 268 (1999) 433-353.
  15. C.L. Feng and A.B. Yu, “Quantification of the relationship between porosity and inter-particle forces for the packing of wet uniform spheres”, J. Colloid & Interphase Science, 231 (2000) 136-142.
  16. Z.P. Zhang, L.F. Liu, Y.D. Yuan and A.B. Yu, “Numerical study of the effects of dynamic factors on the packing of particles”, Powder Technology, 116 (2001) 23-32.
  17. R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Computer simulation of the packing of fine particles”, Physical Review E, 62 (2000) 3900-3908.
  18. Y.C. Zhou, B.H. Xu, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, “Numerical study of the angle of repose of granular materials”, Physical Review E, 64 (2001) 021301/1-8.
  19. R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Voronoi tessellation of the packing of fine uniform spheres”, Physical Review E, 65 (2002) 041302/1-8.
  20. A.B. Yu, C.L. Feng, R.P. Zou and R.Y. Yang, “On the relationship between porosity and inter-particle forces”, Powder Technology, 130 (2003) 70-76.
  21. R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Numerical study of the packing of wet coarse uniform spheres”, AIChE-Journal, 49 (2003) 1656-1666.
  22. R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Effect of material properties on the packing of particles”, Journal of Applied Physics, 94 (2003) 3025-3034.
  23. J.Q. Xu, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Packing structure of wet particles”, Physical Review E, 69 (2004) 032301/1-4.
  24. R.P. Zou, C.L. Feng, J.Q. Xu, A.B. Yu, “Prediction of the porosity of multi-component mixtures of wet coarse spheres”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44 (2005) 8401-8408.
  25. X.Z. An, R.Y. Yang, K.J. Dong, R.P. Zou, and A.B. Yu, “Micromechanic simulation and analysis of one-dimensional vibratory packing of uniform spheres”, Physical Review Letters, 95 (2005) 205502.
  26. R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou, A.B. Yu and S.K. Choi, “Pore structure of the packing of fine particles”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 299 (2006) 719-72.
  27. K.J. Dong, R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Role of interparticle forces in the formation of random loose packing”, Physical Review Letters, 96 (2006) 145505 (4 pages).
  28. A.B. Yu, X.Z. An, R.P. Zou, R.Y. Yang and K. Kendall, “Self-assembly of particles for densest packing by mechanical vibration”, Physical Review Letters, 97 (2006) 265501 (4 pages).
  29. R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou, A.B. Yu and S.K. Choi, “Characterisation of inter-particle forces in the packing of cohesive fine particles”, Physical Review E, 78 (2008) 031302.
  30. K. J. Dong, R. Y. Yang, R. P. Zou, X. Z. An and A. B. Yu, “Critical states and phase diagram in the packing of uniform spheres”, Europhysics Letters (EPL), 86 (2009) 46003 (6 pages).
  31. P.Y. Liu, R.Y. Yang and A.B. Yu, “Dynamics of wet particles in rotating drums: Effect of liquid surface tension”, Physics of Fluids, 21 (2011) 013304 (9 pages).
  32. K.J. Dong, R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Settling of particles in liquids: effects of material properties”, AIChE Journal, 58 (2012) 1409-1421.
  33. L.Y. Yi, K.J. Dong, R.P. Zou, and A.B. Yu, “Coordination number of the packing of ternary mixtures of spheres: DEM simulations vs. measurements”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (2011) 8773-8785.
  34. R.P. Zou. M.L. Gan and A.B. Yu, “Prediction of the porosity of multi-component mixtures of cohesive and non-cohesive particles”, Chemical Engineering Science, 66 (2011) 4711-4721.
  35. Z.Y. Zhou, R.P. Zou, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, Dynamic Simulation of the Packing of ellipsoidal Particles, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (2011) 9787-9798.
  36. M. Rahman, K. Shinohara, H.P. Zhu, A.B. Yu, P. Zulli, Size segregation mechanism of binary particle mixture in forming a conical pile, Chemical Engineering Science, 66 (2011) 6089–6098.
  37. Z. A. Tian, R. S. Liu, K. J. Dong, A. B. Yu, A new method for analyzing the local structures of disordered systems, EPL (European Physics Letters), 96 (2011) 36001 (6 pages).
  38. J. Zhao, S.X. Li, R. P. Zou and A.B. Yu, A numerical investigation of the random packing of spherocylinders, Soft Matter, 8 (2012) 1003-1009.
  39. H.J. Yang, G.S. Zhu, L. Yuan, C. Zhang, F.S. Li, H.R. Xu and A.B. Yu, Characterization, and Luminescence Properties of YAG: Ce3+ Phosphors by Molten Salt Synthesis, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 95 (2012) 49-51.
  40. L. Y. Yi, K. J. Dong, R.P. Zou, and A. B. Yu, Radical tessellation of the packing of ternary mixtures of spheres, Powder Technol. 224 (2012) 129-137.
  41. L.W. Rong, K.J. Dong and A.B. Yu, Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of fluid flow through packed beds of uniform spheres: Effect of porosity, Chemical Engineering Science, 99 (2013) 44-58
  42. S.Y. Yang, K.J. Dong, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, Packing of Fine Particles in an Electrical Field, Granular Matter, 15 (2013) 467-476 .
  43. G.J. Cheng and A.B. Yu, Evaluation of Effective Thermal Conductivity from the Structure of a Packed Bed: Radiation Heat Transfer, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(34) (2013) 12202-12211.
  44. X. Wang, H.P. Zhu, S. Luding and A.B. Yu, Regime transitions of granular flow in a shear cell: a micromechanic study, Physical Review E, 88 (2013) 032203 (11 pages).
  45. Z.A. Tian, K.J. Dong and A.B. Yu, Structural evolution in the packing of uniform spheres, Physical Review E, 89 (3) (2014) 032202 (9 pages).
  46. L.W. Rong, K.J. Dong and A.B. Yu, Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of fluid flow through packed beds of spheres: Effect of particle size distribution, Chemical Engineering Science, 116 (2014) 508-523.
  47. Z.Y. Zhou, R.P. Zou, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, Angle of Repose and Stress Distribution of Sandpiles Formed with Ellipsoidal Particles, Granular Matter, 16 (2014) 695-709.
  48. K.J. Dong, K. Shinohara, Y. Ohyamac and A.B. Yu, Particle dispersion in a horizontally vibrating vessel under microgravity, Powder Technology, 269 (2015) 55-65.
  49. K.J. Dong, C.C. Wang and A.B. Yu, A novel method based on orientation discretization for discrete element modelling of non-spherical particles, Chemical Engineering Science, 126 (2015) 500-516.
  50. L. Y. Yi, K. J. Dong, R. P. Zou and A. B. Yu, Radical tessellation of the packing of spheres with a log-normal size distribution, Physic Review E, 92 (2015) 032201 (12 pages).

II. Particle and particle-fluid flows

  1. B.H. Xu and A.B. Yu, “Numerical simulation of the gas-solid flow in a fluidised bed by combining discrete particle method with computational fluid dynamics”, Chemical Engineering Science, 52 (1997) 2786-2809.
  2. S.J. Zhang, A.B. Yu, B. Wright, P. Zulli and U. Tuzun, “Modelling of the granular flow in a blast furnace”, ISIJ International, 38 (1998) 1311-1319.
  3. Y.C. Zhou, W.D. Wright, R.Y. Yang, B.H. Xu and A.B. Yu, “Rolling friction in the dynamic simulation of sandpile formation”, Physica A, 269 (1999) 536-553.
  4. B.H. Xu, A.B. Yu, S.J. Chew and P. Zulli, “Simulation of the gas-solid flow in a bed with lateral gas blasting”, Powder Technology, (invited contribution), 109 (2000) 14-27.
  5. R. Stewart, J. Bridgwater, Y.C. Zhou and A.B. Yu, “Simulated and measured flow of granules in a bladed mixer – a detailed comparison”, Chemical Engineering Science, 56 (2001) 5457-5471.
  6. H. P. Zhu and A. B. Yu, “An average method of granular materials”, Physical Review E, 66 (2002) 021302-10.
  7. Y.C. Zhou, A.B. Yu and J. Bridgwater, “Segregation of binary mixture of particles in a bladed mixer”, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 78 (2003) 187-193.
  8. R.Y. Yang, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Microdynamic analysis of the flow of particles in horizontal rotating drum”, Powder Technology, 130 (2003) 138-146.
  9. A.B. Yu and B.H. Xu, “Particle scale modelling of particle-fluid flow in fluidization”, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 78 (2003) 111-121.
  10. H.P. Zhu and A.B. Yu, “The effects of wall and rolling resistance on the couple stress of granular materials in vertical flow”, Physica A, 325 (2003) 347-360.
  11. A.B. Yu, “Discrete element method – an effective method for particle scale research of particulate matter”, Engineering Computations, 21 (2004) 205-214.
  12. Y.C. Zhou, A.B. Yu, R. Stewart and J. Bridgwater, “Microdynamic analysis of particle flow in a bladed mixer”, Chemical Engineering Science, 59 (2004) 1343-1364.
  13. H.P. Zhu and A.B. Yu, “Steady-state granular flow in a 3D cylindrical hopper with flat bottom: Microscopic analysis”, J. Phys. D: Applied Phys., 37 (2004) 1497-1508.
  14. Y.Q. Feng, S.J. Zhang, B.H. Xu, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, “Discrete particle simulation of gas fluidization of particle mixtures”, AIChE Journal, 50 (2004) 1713-1728.
  15. Y.Q. Feng and A.B. Yu, “An assessment of model equations in the discrete particle simulation of gas solid flow”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 43 (2004) 8378-8390.
  16. H.P. Zhu and A.B. Yu, “A theoretical analysis of the force models of discrete element method”, Powder Technology, 161 (2006) 122-129.
  17. H.P. Zhu, R.Y. Yang, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, “Discrete simulation of particulate systems: theoretical developments”, (invited contribution), Chemical Engineering Science, 62 (2007) 3378-3396.
  18. B. Wang, K.W. Chu and A.B. Yu, “Numerical Study of Particle-Fluid Flow in a Hydrocyclone”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 46 (2007) 4695-4705.
  19. K.W. Chu and A.B. Yu, “Numerical simulation of complex particle-fluid flows”, Powder Technology, 179 (2008) 104-114.
  20. J.H. Zhou, A.B. Yu and M. Horio, “Finite element modeling of the transient heat conduction between colliding particles”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 139 (2008) 510–516.
  21. K. W. Chu and A. B. Yu, “Numerical simulation of the gas-solid flow in three-dimensional pneumatic conveying bends”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47 (2008) 7058-7071.
  22. S. B. Kuang, A. B. Yu, Z. S. Zou, “A new point-locating algorithm under three-dimensional hybrid meshes”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 34 (2008) 1023–1030.
  23. H.P. Zhu, Z.Y. Zhou, R.Y. Yang and A.B. Yu, “Discrete particle simulation of particulate systems: a review of major applications and findings”, Chemical Engineering Science, 63 (2008) 5728-5770.
  24. R.Y. Yang, A.B. Yu, L. McElroy and J. Bao, “Numerical simulation of particle dynamics in different flow regimes in a rotating drum”, Powder Technology, 188 (2008) 170–177.
  25. S. B. Kuang, K. W. Chu, A. B. Yu AB, Z. S. Zou, Y. Q. Feng, “Computational investigation of horizontal slug flow in pneumatic conveying”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47 (2008) 470-480.
  26. Z. Y. Zhou, A. B. Yu and P. Zulli, “Particle scale study of heat transfer in packed and bubbling fluidized beds”, AIChE Journal, 55 (2009) 868-884.
  27. K.W. Chu, B. Wang, A.B. Yu and A. Vince, “CFD-DEM modelling of multiphase flow in dense medium cyclones”, Powder Technology, 193 (2009) 235-247.
  28. S. B. Kuang, A. B. Yu, and Z. S. Zou, “Computational study of flow regimes in vertical pneumatic conveying”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48 (2009) 6846-6858.
  29. B. Wang and A. B. Yu, “Computational investigation of the mechanisms of particle separation and “fish-hook” phenomenon in hydrocyclones”, AIChE Journal, 56 (2010) 1703–1715.
  30. Z.Y. Zhou, S.B. Kuang, K.W. Chu and A.B. Yu, “Discrete particle simulation of particle-fluid flow: model formulations and their applicability”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 661 (2010) 482–510.
  31. S.B. Kuang and A.B. Yu, “Micromechanic modelling and analysis of the flow regimes in horizontal pneumatic conveying”, AIChE Journal, 57 (2011) 2708-2725.
  32. Q.J. Zheng, H.P. Zhu and A.B. Yu, “Finite element analysis of the rolling friction of a viscous particle on a rigid plane”, Powder Technology, 207 (2011) 401–406.
  33. K.W. Chu, B. Wang, D.L. Xu, Y.X. Chen and A.B. Yu, “CFD–DEM simulation of the gas–solid flow in a cyclone separator”, Chemical Engineering Science, 66 (2011) 834–847.
  34. Z.B. Tong, S. Adi, R.Y. Yang, H.K. Chan and A.B. Yu, Numerical investigation of the de-agglomeration mechanisms of powders on mechanical impactions, Journal of Aerosol Science, 42 (2011) 811-819.
  35. Z.Y. Zhou, D. Pinson, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, Discrete Particle Simulation of Gas Fluidization of Ellipsoidal Particles, Chemical Engineering Science, 66 (2011) 6128-6145.
  36. Q.F. Hou, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, “Computational study of heat transfer in a bubbling fluidized bed with a horizontal tube”, AIChE Journal, 58 (2012) 1422-1434.
  37. G.R. Chandratilleke, A.B. Yu, J. Bridgwater and K. Shinohara, “A particle-scale index in the quantification of mixing of particles”, AIChE Journal, 58 (2012) 1099-1118.
  38. X. Wang, H.P. Zhu, A.B. Yu, Flow Properties of Particles in a Model Annular Shear Cell, Physics of Fluids, 24 (2012) 053301 (18 pages).
  39. Q. J. Zheng, H. P. Zhu and A. B. Yu, Finite element analysis of the contact forces between a viscoelastic sphere and rigid plane, Powder Technology, 226 (2012) 130-142.
  40. Z.B. Tong, B. Zheng, R.Y. Yang, A.B. Yu, and H.K. Chan, CFD-DEM investigation of the dispersion mechanisms in commercial dry powder inhalers, Powder Technology, 240 (2013) 19-24.
  41. Q.F. Hou, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, Micromechanical modeling and analysis of different flow regimes in gas fluidization, Chemical Engineering Science, 84 (2012) 449-468.
  42. Q.F. Hou, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, Computational study of the effects of material properties on heat transfer in gas fluidization, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 (2012) 11572-11586.
  43. S. B. Kuang, R. P. Zou, R. H. Pan and A. B. Yu, Gas-solid flow and energy dissipation in inclined pneumatic conveying, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 (2012) 14289–14302.
  44. S. B. Kuang, K. Li, R. P. Zou, R. H. Pan and A. B. Yu, Application of periodic boundary conditions to CFD-DEM simulation of gas-solid flow in pneumatic conveying, Chemical Engineering Science, 93 (2013) 214–228.
  45. P.Y. Liu, R.Y. Yang, and A.B. Yu, Self-diffusion of wet particles in rotating drums, Physics of Fluids, 25 (2013) 063301 (12 pages).
  46. K. Li, S.B. Kuang, R.H. Pan and A.B. Yu, Numerical study of horizontal pneumatic conveying: effect of material properties, Powder Technology, 51 (2014) 15–24.
  47. R. Chandratilleke, A.B. Yu, J. Bridgwater and K. Shinohara, Flow and Mixing of Cohesive Particles in a Vertical Bladed Mixer, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (10) (2014) 4119-4130.
  48. Q.J. Zheng and A.B. Yu, Why Have Continuum Theories Previously Failed to Describe Sandpile Formation? Physical Review Letters, 113 (2014) 068001 (4 pages).
  49. W.J. Yang, Z.Y. Zhou, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, Periodic Boundary Conditions for DEM Simulation of Particle Flow in Cylindrical Vessels, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (2014) 8245-8256.
  50. Z.B. Tong, H. Kamiya, A.B. Yu, H-K Chan and R.Y. Yang, Multi-Scale Modelling of Powder Dispersion in a Carrier-Based Inhalation System, Pharmaceutical Research, (2014) 1-11.

III. Process modelling and analysis (including multiphase flow, heat and mass transfer)

  1. G.X. Wang, S.J. Chew, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, “Modelling of the discontinuous liquid flow in the blast furnace cohesive zone”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 37 (1997) 333-343.
  2. G.X. Wang, J.D. Litster and A.B. Yu, “Simulation of gas-liquid flow in dripping zone of blast furnace involving impermeable fused layers”, ISIJ International, 40 (2000) 627-636.
  3. S.J. Chew, P. Zulli and A.B. Yu, Modelling of liquid flow in the blast furnace: Theoretical analysis of the effects of gas, liquid and packing properties, ISIJ International, 41 (2001) 1112-1121.
  4. H.P. Zhu and A.B. Yu, “Steady-state granular flow in a 3D cylindrical hopper with flat bottom: Microscopic analysis, J. Phys. D: Applied Phys., 37 (2004) 1497-1508.
  5. B.Y. Guo, P. Zulli, H. Rogers, J. G. Mathieson and A. B. Yu, “Three-dimensional simulation of flow and combustion for pulverised coal injection”, ISIJ International, 45 (2005) 1272-1281.
  6. X.F. Dong, D. Pinson, S.J. Zhang, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, “Gas-powder flow in blast furnace with different cohesive zone”, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 30 (2006) 1293-1309.
  7. J.Q. Xu, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Quantification of the mechanisms governing the packing of iron ore fines”, Powder Technology, 169 (2006) 99-107.
  8. H.P. Zhu, A.B. Yu and Y. H. Wu, “Numerical investigation of steady and unsteady state hopper flows”, Powder Technology, 170 (2006) 125-134.
  9. J.H. Zhou, A.B. Yu and Y.W. Zhang, “A Boundary Element Method for the Evaluation of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Packed Beds”, Journal of Heat Transfer – Trans. ASME, 129 (2007) 363-371.
  10. X.F. Dong, A.B. Yu, J. Yagi and P. Zulli, “Modelling of the four-fluid flow in blast furnace”, ISIJ International (invited review), 47 (2007) 1553-1570.
  11. K.J. Dong, B.Y. Guo, K.W. Chu, A.B. Yu and I. Brake, Simulation of liquid-solid flow in a coal distributor, Minerals Engineering, 21 (2008) 789–796.
  12. B. Wang and A.B. Yu, “Numerical study of the gas-solid-solid flow in hydrocyclones with different configuration of vortex finder”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 135 (2008) 33-42.
  13. Z.Y. Zhou, H.P. Zhu, A.B. Yu, B. Wright, P. Zulli, “Discrete particle simulation of gas-solid flow in a blast furnace”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 32 (2008) 1760–1772.
  14. B.Y. Guo, D. Maldonado, P. Zulli and A.B. Yu, “CFD modelling of liquid metal flow and heat transfer in blast furnace hearth”, ISIJ International, 48 (2008) 1676-1685.
  15. K J Dong, A B Yu, I Brake, DEM simulation of particle flow in multi-deck banana screens, Minerals Engineering, 22 (2009) 910-920.
  16. K.W. Chu, B. Wang, A.B. Yu and A. Vince, CFD-DEM Modelling of Multiphase Flow in Dense Medium Cyclones, Powder Technology, 193 (2009) 235-247.
  17. X.F. Dong, T. Pham, A.B. Yu, P. Zulli, Flooding diagram for multi-phase flow in a moving bed, ISIJ International, 49 (2009) 189–194.
  18. Y.S. Shen, B.Y. Guo, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, “A three-dimensional numerical study of the combustion of coal blends in blast furnace”, Fuel, 88 (2009) 255-263.
  19. K. W. Chu, B. Wang, A. B. Yu, A. Vince, G. D. Barnett and P. J. Barnett, Effect of Coal Particle Density Distribution on Dense Medium Cyclone Performance, Minerals Engineering, 22 (2009) 893-909.
  20. K. J. Dong, R. P. Zou, R. Y. Yang, A. B. Yu and G. Roach, DEM simulation of cake formation and growth in sedimentation and filtration, Minerals Engineering, 22 (2009) 921-930.
  21. C. T. Jayasundara, R.Y. Yang, B.Y. Guo, A.B. Yu, J. Rubenstein, “Effect of slurry flow on particle motion in Isamill”, Minerals Engineering, 22 (2009) 886-892.
  22. X. F. Dong, A. B. Yu, S. J. Chew and P. Zulli, “Modelling of blast furnace with layered cohesive zone”, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B, 41 (2010) 330-349.
  23. G. R. Chandratilleke, Y.C. Zhou, A.B. Yu and J. Bridgwater, Effect of blade speed on granular flow and mixing in a cylindrical mixer, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (2010) 5467-5478.
  24. B.Y. Guo, P. Zulli, D. Maldonado and A. B. Yu, “A Model to simulate Titanium behaviour in the iron blast furnace hearth”, Metallurgical Transaction B, 41 (2010) 876-885.
  25. C.T. Jayasundara, R.Y. Yang, A.B. Yu, and J. Rubenstein, “Effects of disc rotation speed and media loading on particle flow and grinding performance in a horizontal stirred mill”, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 96 (2010) 27-35.
  26. K.J. Dong, S.B. Kuang, A. Vince, T. Hughes, A.B. Yu, Numerical simulation of the in-line pressure jig unit in coal preparation, Minerals Engineering, 23 (2010) 301–312.
  27. Z.Y. Zhou, H.P. Zhu, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, Numericla investigation of the Transient Multiphase Flow in an Ironmaking Blast Furnace, ISIJ International, 50 (2010) 515-523.
  28. Z.B. Tong, R.Y. Yang, K.W. Chu, A.B. Yu, S. Adi and H.K. Chan, Numerical study of the effects of particle size and polydispersity on the agglomerate dispersion in a cyclonic flow, Chemical Engineering Journal, 164 (2010) 432–441.
  29. C.T. Jayasundara, R.Y. Yang, A.B. Yu, and J. Rubenstein, CFD-DEM modelling of particle flow in IsaMills – Comparison between simulations and PEPT measurements, Minerals Engineering, 24 (2011) 181-187.
  30. Y.S. Shen, B.Y. Guo, A.B. Yu, P.R. Austin, P. Zulli, Three-dimensional modelling of in-furnace coal/coke combustion in a blast furnace, Fuel, 90(2011) 728-738.
  31. Z.Y. Zhou, Z.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu and S.K. Choi, “Numerical simulation of the liquid-Induced erosion in a weakly bonded sand assembly”, Powder Technology, 211 (2011) 237-249.
  32. C.T. Jayasundara, R.Y. Yang, A.B. Yu and D. Curry, Prediction of the disc wear in a model IsaMill and its effect on the flow of grinding media, Minerals Engineering, 24 (2011) 1586–1594.
  33. M. H. Wang, R.Y. Yang, A.B. Yu, DEM investigation of energy distribution and particle breakage in tumbling ball mills, Powder Technology, 223 (2012 ) 83-91.
  34. K.J. Dong and A.B. Yu, Numerical simulation of the particle flow and sieving behavior on sieve bend/low head screen combination, Minerals Engineering, 31 (2012) 2-9.
  35. C.T. Jayasundara, R.Y. Yang, A.B. Yu, Discrete Particle Simulation of Particle Flow in a Stirred Mill: Effect of Mill Properties and Geometry, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 (2012) 1055-1066.
  36. K.W. Chu, B. Wang, A.B. Yu and A. Vince, Computational Study of the Multiphase Flow in a Dense Medium Cyclone: Effect of Particle Density, Chemical Engineering Science, 73 (2012) 123-139.
  37. S. B. Kuang, K. W. Chu, A. B. Yu and A. Vince, Numerical Study of Liquid-Gas-Solid Flow in Classifying Hydrocyclones: Effect of Feed Solids Concentration, Minerals Engineering, 31 (2012) 17-31.
  38. J. Chen, K.W. Chu, R.P. Zou, A.B. Yu and A. Vince, Prediction of the Performance of Dense Medium Cyclones in Coal Preparation, Minerals Engineering, 31 (2012) 59-70.
  39. K. J. Dong, B. Wang, and A. B. Yu, Modelling of particle flow and sieving behaviour on a vibrating screen: from discrete particle simulation to process performance prediction, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (2013) 11333-11343
  40. B.Y. Guo, S.Y. Yang, M. Xing, K.J. Dong, A.B. Yu and J. Guo, Toward the Development of an Integrated Multiscale Model for Electrostatic Precipitation, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (2013) 11282-11293
  41. B.Y. Guo, S.Y. Yang, M.Xing, K.J. Dong, A.B. Yu and J.Guo, “Towards the development of an integrated ESP model”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, (2013) 11282−11293.
  42. J. Chen, K.W. Chu, R.P. Zou, A.B. Yu, A. Vince, G.D. Barnett and P.J. Barnett, How to optimize design and operation of dense medium cyclones in coal preparation, Minerals Engineering, 62 (2014) 55-65.
  43. S.B. Kuang, Z.Y. Li, D.L. Yan, Y.H. Qi, and A.B. Yu, Numerical study of hot charge operation in ironmaking blast furnace, Minerals Engineering, 62 (2014) 45-56.
  44. M. Ghodrat, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, A. Vince, G.D. Barnett and P.J. Barnett, Numerical analysis of hydrocyclones with different conical section designs, Minerals Engineering, 62 (2014) 74-84.
  45. Q.F. Hou, M. Samman, J. Li and A.B. Yu, Modeling the gas-solid flow in the reduction shaft of COREX. ISIJ International, 54 (2014) 1772-1780.
  46. B.Y. Guo, J. Guo and A.B. Yu, Simulation of the electric field in wire-plate type electrostatic precipitators, J. Electrostatics, 72 (2014) 301-310.
  47. K.M. Komiyama, B.Y. Guo, H. Zughbi, P. Zulli and A.B. Yu, Improved CFD Model to Predict Flow and Temperature Distributions in a Blast Furnace Hearth, Metallurgical Transaction B (Process Metallurgy), 45B (2014) 1895-1914.
  48. W.J. Yang, Z.Y. Zhou, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, A New Approach for Studying Softening and Melting Behaviour of Particles in a Blast Furnace Cohesive Zone, Metallurgical Transaction B (Process Metallurgy), 46(2) (2014) 977-992.
  49. Y.S. Shen, B.Y. Guo, S. Chew, P.R. Austin and A.B. Yu, Three-dimensional modelling of flow and thermochemical behaviours in a blast furnace, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B - Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, 46 (2014) 432-448.
  50. W.J. Yang, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, Discrete particle simulation of solid flow in a three-dimensional blast furnace sector model, Chemical Engineering Journal, 278 (2015) 339-352.

IV. Particle-based materials research including nanoparticle synthesis and application

  1. A.B. Yu, R.P. Zou and N. Standish, “The packing of ternary mixtures of non-spherical particles”, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 75 (1992) 2765-2772.
  2. A.B. Yu, N. Standish and A. McLean, “Porosity calculation of binary mixtures of non-spherical particles”, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 76 (1993) 2813-2816.
  3. F.J. He, T. Yao, B.D. Qu, J.S. Han and A.B. Yu, “Gas sensitivity of Zn doped a-Fe2O3 (SO4, Sn, Zn) to CO”, Sensors and Actuators B, 40 (1997) 183-186.
  4. R.P. Zou, X.Y. Lin, A.B. Yu and P.L.M. Wong, “The packing of cylindrical particles with a length distribution”, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 80 (1997) 646-652.
  5. J.S. Han, D.E. Davey, D.E. Mulcahy, P.S. Arora and A.B. Yu, “Effect of the pH value of the precipitation solution on the CO sensitivity of a-Fe2O3”, Sensors and Actuators B, 61 (1999) 83-91.
  6. J.S. Han, T. Bredow, D.E. Davey, A.B. Yu and D.E. Mulcahy, “The effect of Al addition on the gas sensing properties of Fe2O3-based sensors”, Sensors and Actuators B, 75 (2001) 18-23.
  7. R.P. Zou, C.L. Feng and A.B. Yu, “The packing of binary mixtures of wet coarse spheres”, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 84 (2001) 504-508.
  8. Q.H. Zeng, D.Z. Wang, A.B. Yu, and G.Q. Lu, “Synthesis of polymer-monmorillonite nanocomposites by in situ intercalative polymerization”, Nanotechnology, 13 (2002) 549-553.
  9. K.J. Dong, R.S. Liu, A.B. Yu, R.P. Zou, J.Y. Li, “Simulation study of the evolution mechanisms of clusters in a large-scale liquid Al system during rapid cooling processes, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 15 (2003) 743-753.
  10. Q.H. Zeng, A.B. Yu, G.Q. Lu and R. Standish, “Molecular dynamics simulation of organo-inorganic nanocomposites: the layering behavior and interlayer structure of organoclays”, Chemistry of Materials, 15 (2003) 4732-4738.
  11. Q.H. Zeng, A.B. Yu, G.Q. Lu, and R.K. Standish, “Molecular dynamics simulation of the structural and dynamic properties of dioctadecyldimethyl ammoniums in organoclays”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108 (2004) 10025-10033.
  12. H.R. Xu, G.S. Zhu, H.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu, “Preparation of monodispersed tin-doped indium oxide powders by hydrothermal method”, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 88 (2005) 986-988.
  13. R.S. Liu, K.J. Dong, J.Y. Li, A.B. Yu and R.P. Zou, “Formation and description of nano-clusters formed during rapid solidification processes in liquid metals”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 351 (2005) 612-617.
  14. Q.H. Zeng, A.B. Yu, and G.Q. Lu, “Interfacial interactions and structure of polyurethane nanocomposite”, Nanotechnology, 16 (2005) 2757-2763.
  15. D.R. Paul, Q.H. Zeng, A.B. Yu, and G.Q. Lu, “The interlayer swelling and molecular packing in organoclays”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 292 (2005) 462-468.
  16. Q,H, Zeng, A.B. Yu, G.Q. Lu and D.R. Paul, “Clay-based polymer nanocomposites: research and commercial development”, Journal of Nanoscience And Nanotechnology, 5 (2005) 1574-1592.
  17. Z.P. Xu, Q.H. Zeng, G.Q. Lu and A.B. Yu, “Inorganic nanoparticles as carriers for efficient cellular delivery”, Chemical Engineering Science, 61 (2006) 1027-1040.
  18. X.C. Jiang, Q.H. Zeng and A.B. Yu, “A Self-seeding Coreduction Method for Shape Control of Silver Nanoplates”, Nanotechnology, 17 (2006) 4929-4935.
  19. Q.H. Zeng, X.C. Jiang, A.B. Yu and G.Q. Lu, “Growth mechanisms of silver nanoparticles: a molecular dynamics study”, Nanotechnology, 18 (2007) 035708.
  20. X.C. Jiang, Q.H. Zeng and A.B. Yu, “Thiol-frozen shape evolution of triangular silver nanoplates”, Langmuir, 23 (2007) 2218-2223.
  21. Q.H. Zeng, A.B. Yu and G.Q. Lu, “Multiscale modeling and simulation of polymer nanocomposites”, Progress in Polymer Science, 33 (2008) 191-269.
  22. Zeng, Q. H. Wong, K. Jiang, X. C. and Yu, A. B. “Molecular understanding of the deposition of gold nanoclusters on TiO2(110)”. Applied Physics Letters, 92 (2008) 103109.
  23. X. C. Jiang and A. B. Yu, “Silver nanoplates: a highly sensitive material towards inorganic anions”. Langmuir, 24 (2008) 4300-4309.
  24. S. Adi, H. Adi, H.K. Chan, P.M. Young, D. Traini, R.Y. Yang and A.B. Yu, “Scanning white light interferometry as a novel technique to quantify the surface roughness of micron-sized particles for inhalation”, Langmuir, 24 (2008) 11307-11312.
  25. L. Kemal, X. C. Jiang, K. Wong, A. B. Yu, “An experiment and theoretical study of PVP-controlled gold nanoparticles”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (2008) 15656-15664.
  26. R. Kydd, W. Y. Teoh, Y. Wang, K. Wong, Q. H. Zeng, J. Scott, A. B. Yu, J. Zou and R. Amal, “Flame-synthesized ceria-supported copper dimers for preferential oxidation of CO”, Advanced Functional Materials, 19 (2009) 369-377.
  27. K. Wong, Q. H. Zeng, and A. B. Yu, “Gold catalysts: a new insight into the molecular adsorption and CO oxidation”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 155 (2009) 824-828.
  28. X. C. Jiang, C.Y. Chen, W. M. Chen and A. B. Yu, “Role of citric acid in the formation of silver nanoplates through a synergistic reduction approach”, Langmuir, 26 (2010) 4400–4408.
  29. X. C. Jiang and A. B. Yu, “Low dimensional silver nanostructures: synthesis, growth mechanism, properties and applications”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 10 (2010) 7829-7875.
  30. Q. H. Zeng, A. B. Yu, and G. Q. Lu, Evaluation of Interaction Forces between Nanoparticles by Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, (2010) 12793-12797
  31. K. Wong, Q.H. Zeng, A.B. Yu, “Electronic structure of metal (M = Au, Pt, Pd, or Ru) bilayer modified α-Fe2O3(0001) Surface”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (2011) 4656-4663.
  32. X. C. Jiang, Q. H Zeng, C. Y. Chen and A. B. Yu, Self-Assembly of Particles: Some Thoughts and Comments, (Feature Article) Journal of Material Chemistry, 21 (2011) 16797–16805.
  33. K. Wong, Q.H. Zeng and A.B. Yu, Interfacial synergistic effect of the Cu monomer or CuO dimer modified CeO2(111) catalyst for CO oxidation, Chemical Engineering Journal, 174 (2011) 408-412.
  34. J. Yue, X.C. Jiang, A.B. Yu, A Molecular Dynamics Study on Au/Fe3O4 Nanocomposites and Their Surface Function towards Amino Acids, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 40 (2011)11693-9 .
  35. D.L. Yan, Z.L. Guo, G.S. Zhu, Z.Z. Yu, H.R. Xu and A.B. Yu, MnO2 Film with 3D Structure Prepared by Hydrothermal Process for Supercapacitor, Journal of Power Sources, 199 (2012) 409-412.
  36. X.H. Yang, H.T. Fu, X.C. Jiang and A.B. Yu, Large-surface Mesoporous TiO2 Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Growth and Photocatalytic Performance, Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, 387 (2012) 74-83
  37. J. Yue, X.C. Jiang and A.B. Yu. Molecular Dynamics Study on Metal-Deposited Iron Oxide Nanostructures and Their Gas Adsorption Behaviour. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116 (2012) 8145-8153.
  38. W.F. Sun, Q.H. Zeng and A.B. Yu, Calculation of non-contact forces between silica nanospheres, Langmuir, 29 (2013) 2175-2184.
  39. W.F. Sun, Q.H. Zeng, A.B. Yu and K. Kendall, Calculation of Normal Contact Forces between Silica Nanospheres, Langmuir, 29 (2013) 7825-7837.
  40. J. Yue, X.C. Jiang and AB Yu, Adsorption of the OH group on SiO2(110) oxygen bridge: A molecular dynamics and density functional theory study, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (2013) 9962-9969.
  41. H.T. Fu, X.H. Yang, X.C. Jiang, and A.B. Yu, Bimetallic Ag-Au Nanowires: Synthesis, Growth Mechanism and Catalytic Property, Langmuir, 29 (2013) 7134-7142.
  42. X.H. Yang, H.T. Fu, K. Wong, X.C. Jiang and A.B. Yu, Hybrid Ag@TiO2 Core-Shell Nanostructures with Highly Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance, Nanotechnology, 24 (2013) 415601 (Article No.).
  43. A. Pham, M.H.N. Assadi, A.B. Yu and S. Li, Critical role of Fock exchange in characterizing dopant geometry and magnetic interaction in magnetic semiconductors. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 89 (15) (2014), art. no.155110.
  44. Y. Kaneti, Z.J. Zhang, J. Yue, Q.M.D. Zakaria, C.Y. Chen, X.C. Jiang, and A.B. Yu, Crystal Plane-Dependent Gas Sensing Properties of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures: Experimental and Theoretical Studies. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16 (2014) 11471-11480.
  45. H.T. Fu, X.H. Yang, X. C. Jiang and A. B. Yu, Silver Vanadate Nanobelts: A highly Sensitive Material towards Organic Amines. Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 203 (2014) 705-711.
  46. Y. V. Kaneti, Q.M.D. Zakaria, Z.J. Zhang, C.Y. Chen, J. Yue, X.C. Jiang, and A.B. Yu, Solvothermal Synthesis of ZnO-Decorated alfa-Fe2O3 Nanorods with Highly Enhanced Gas-Sensing Performance toward n-Butanol. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2 (2014) 13283-13292.
  47. W.F. Sun, Q.H. Zeng and A.B. Yu, Interaction forces between carbon nanospheres: A molecular dynamics simulation study, Chemical Engineering Science, 121 (2015) 23-31.
  48. Y.V. Kaneti, J. Moriceau, M.S. Liu, Y. Yuan, Q. Zakaria, X.C. Jiang and A.B. Yu, Hydrothermal synthesis of ternary α-Fe2O3-ZnO-Au nanocomposites with high gas-sensing performance, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 209 (2015) 88-897.
  49. C. Y. Chen, B.H.R. Suryanto, C. Zhao, X. C. Jiang and A. B. Yu. Direct Hydrothermal Synthesis of Carbonaceous Silver Nanocables for Electrocatalytic Applications. Small, 11(29) (2015) 3557-67.
  50. Y.V. Kaneti, X.C. Jiang and A.B. Yu, Experimental and Theoretical Studies on Noble Metal Decorated Tin Oxide Flower-like Nanorods with High Ethanol Sensing Performance, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 219 (2015) 83-93.

Supervision:

Graduated >80 research students (>60 PhDs) and >25 Postdocs, most of them are active in universities and industrial R&D laboratories (~15 PhD graduates won ARC APD or APDI fellowships); since 1993, ~150 PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows and research scientists studying/working in his research lab "SIMPAS".