• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Personal profile

    Biography

    Dr. Yuan recently joined the Group of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at Aston University in 2012. Prior to this, she worked in the field of colloidal and nanoparticle formulation and engineering as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering at University of Leeds for 7 years. She has a First and Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering and Fuel Processing, and her PhD Degree was in Polymer Science and Engineering. Before pursuing her PhD study, she did teaching and research in Chemical Engineering at Liaoning University of Science and Technology for more than 10 years.

    Research Interests

    Dr Yuan's expertise is on interfacial phenomena in colloidal and nanoparticle formulation and engineering. Her research has been focused on fundamentals and applications of different dispersion systems for petroleum production (nanofluids), controlled delivery, polymeric composites and catalysis in fuel production. She provide supervision for PhD study in these areas. 

    Teaching Activity

    • Thermodynamic for Chemical Engineers
    • Mass transfer/Advanced mass transfer
    • Process design
    • Nanomaterials
    • Advance process design projects
    • MEng research projects

    Qualifications

    • Member Institute of Chemical Engineering, since 2016
    • Chartered Engineer of Royal Engineering Council, since 2016
    • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), UK, 2005 (Ref. 374680)
    • Member of Institute of Nanotechnology, UK, 2001-present
    • Fellow of the HEAUK, March 2012
    • PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering, The Nottingham Trent University, 2005
    • Masters Degree in Fuel Processing, Dalian University of Technology, China, 1986-1989
    • MEng in Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China, 1986

    Contact Details

    Office room: MB126A
    Phone number: 0121 204 3385
    Email address: q.yuan@aston.ac.uk

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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