# Aibing Yu

- Email:
- 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**

- A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “Porosity calculation of multi-component mixtures of particles”, Powder Technology, 52 (1987) 233-241.
- A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “An analytical-parametric theory of the random packing of particles”, Powder Technology, 55 (1988) 171-186.
- 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.
- A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “A study of the packing of particles with a mixture size distribution”, Powder Technology, 76 (1993) 113-124.
- A.B. Yu and N. Standish, “Characterisation of non-spherical particles from their packing behaviour”, Powder Technology, 74 (1993) 205-213.
- R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Packing of spheres in a cylindrical container: the thickness effect”, Chemical Engineering Science, 50 (1995) 1504-1507.
- 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.
- R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Evaluation of the packing characteristics of monosized nonspherical particles”, Powder Technology, 88 (1996) 71-79.
- 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.
- A.B. Yu, J. Bridgwater and A. Burbidge, “On the modelling of the packing of fine particles”, Powder Technology, 92 (1997) 185-194.
- 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.
- A.B. Yu and R.P. Zou, “Prediction of the porosity of particle mixtures: a review”, KONA Powder and Particle, 16 (1998) 68-81.
- 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.
- L.F. Liu, Z.P. Zhang and A.B. Yu, “Dynamic simulation of the centripetal packing of particles”, Physica A, 268 (1999) 433-353.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- J.Q. Xu, R.P. Zou and A.B. Yu, “Packing structure of wet particles”, Physical Review E, 69 (2004) 032301/1-4.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 .
- 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.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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**

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- H. P. Zhu and A. B. Yu, “An average method of granular materials”, Physical Review E, 66 (2002) 021302-10.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A.B. Yu, “Discrete element method – an effective method for particle scale research of particulate matter”, Engineering Computations, 21 (2004) 205-214.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- H.P. Zhu and A.B. Yu, “A theoretical analysis of the force models of discrete element method”, Powder Technology, 161 (2006) 122-129.
- 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.
- 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.
- K.W. Chu and A.B. Yu, “Numerical simulation of complex particle-fluid flows”, Powder Technology, 179 (2008) 104-114.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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)**

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- K J Dong, A B Yu, I Brake, DEM simulation of particle flow in multi-deck banana screens, Minerals Engineering, 22 (2009) 910-920.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- K. J. Dong, B. Wang, and A. B. Yu, Modelling of particle flow and sieving behaviour
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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**

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Q.H. Zeng, A.B. Yu, and G.Q. Lu, “Interfacial interactions and structure of polyurethane nanocomposite”, Nanotechnology, 16 (2005) 2757-2763.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- X.C. Jiang, Q.H. Zeng and A.B. Yu, “Thiol-frozen shape evolution of triangular silver nanoplates”, Langmuir, 23 (2007) 2218-2223.
- 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.
- 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.
- X. C. Jiang and A. B. Yu, “Silver nanoplates: a highly sensitive material towards inorganic anions”. Langmuir, 24 (2008) 4300-4309.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- W.F. Sun, Q.H. Zeng and A.B. Yu, Calculation of non-contact forces between silica nanospheres, Langmuir, 29 (2013) 2175-2184.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".