The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia


YU Aibing

Birth Year 1963
Position ARC Federation Fellow and UNSW Scientia Professor
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
School of Materials Science and Engineering University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Telephone 02 93854429
Mobile 0438160089

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):
(a) Education and Qualifications

  BEng (1982) & MEng (1985), Northeastern University, China
  PhD (1989), University of Wollongong, Australia
  DSc (2007), University of New South Wales, Australia

(b) Employment History
07/2008-6/2013 Federation Fellow, Australian Research Council (ARC)
01/2007-present Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
01/2005-06/2008 Australian Professorial Fellow, ARC
11/2001-present Professor, UNSW
01/2008-12/2010 Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials
05/2000-12/2007 Inaugural Director, Centre for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems (the centre becoming a lab in connection with the ARC CoE for Functional Nanomaterials, UNSW)
01/1993-12/1997 Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, ARC
06/1992-10/2001 Lecturer (92-95), Senior Lecturer (95-97), Associate Professor (98-01), UNSW
01/1992-05/1992 Research Fellow, University of Wollongong
01/1990-12/1991 Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Mineral & Process Engineering, CSIRO

a) Fellowships of learned academies
2011- Fellow, Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
2004- Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
b) Honours/awards/distinctions
2011 Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia, Institution of Engineers Australia
2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award, the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)
2010 NSW Scientist of the Year (in the category of engineering, mathematics and computer sciences), NSW State Government.
2010 ExxonMobile Award (for significant ongoing contributions to Chemical Engineering through a series of related publications over a number of years), Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers.
2010 Ian Wark Medal and Lecture (for outstanding research contributing to the prosperity of Australia, one recipient per two years), Australian Academy of Science
2008 Federation Fellowship Award (08-12), ARC
2007 Doctor of Science (DSc), UNSW
2006 Scientia Professorship (2007-), UNSW
2005 Australian Professorial Fellowship Award (05-09), ARC
2004 Fellow (2004-), Institution of Chemical Engineers
2003 Outstanding Overseas Chinese Scholar Award, China (03-05)
2002 Josef Kapitan Ironmaking Award, Iron and Steel Society (ISS)
2001 Anthony Mason Fellowship Award, UNSW
1993 Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship Award (93-97), ARC
1990 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (90-91), CSIRO
1986 Kembla Coal & Coke Scholar (86-89), UoW

a) Service for Governmental and Professional Societies
2011- Chair, Technical Advisory Committee, Baosteel-Australian Universities Joint R&D Centre
2010- Member, DIISR Research Workforce Strategy - Chemical Sciences Analysis Team
2008- Panel Member, various DIISR International Science Linkages Schemes
2006-2008 Member, ARC College of Experts (Engineering and Environmental Sciences Panel)
2007- President (07-08), Chair of Advisory Board (09-10), and Honorary President (11-), Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia (FOCSA)
2007 Panel Member (Engineering and Technology), DEST Research Quality Framework
2006-2010 Honorary Secretary, NSW Division, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (also member of ATSE Assembly/Council in 2008-10)
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
b) Editorial/Advisory Boards for Journals
2012- Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Material Science and Engineering
2012- Member of Advisory Board, ISRN Chemical Engineering (ISSN: 2090-861X)
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)
2009-2011 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, 4 journals published by Bentham Science Publisher: Recent Patents on Engineering (ISSN: 1872-2121), Recent Patents on Nanotechnology (ISSN: 1872-2105), Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering (ISSN: 1874-4788), and Recent Patents on Materials Science (ISSN: 1874-4648)
2005- Member of Editorial Board, Science in China – B: Chemistry, Springer (ISSN: 1006-9291)
2005- Member of Editorial Board and Thematic Editor (2009-), 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 MILLENNUM, People's Education Press (China), 1999 (ISBN 7-107-13208-3)

Professor Yu is currently Scientia Professor and ARC Federation Fellow at UNSW. He is a world-leading scientist in particle/powder technology, and process engineering, which are very much related to the mineral/metallurgical/chemical/material industries. Starting from scratch in 1992, he has established a strong and worldleading research team, known as Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems (SIMPAS), at UNSW.

Over 100 researchers have been working in SIMPAS, with >50 research students (>40 are PhDs) graduated since 1992. He has attracted >$26M external research funds to UNSW through various competitive schemes (including about 50 ARC grants). He has made many significant contributions in research, and is recognised as an authority in particle packing, particulate and multiphase processing, and simulation and modelling. He has authored >650 publications, and delivered many invited plenary/keynote presentations at various international conferences. He is currently Editor of Particuology and on the Editorial Board for >10 learned journals including I&EC Research, Powder Technology, Granular Matter, and ISIJ International.

He is a recipient of a number of prestigious awards/fellowships, including CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship (90-91), ARC Queen Elizabeth II (93-97), Australian Professorial (04-09) and Federation Fellowships (08-13), Josef Kapitan Award from Iron and Steel Society (ISS), Ian Wark Medal from Australian Academy of Science, ExxonMobile Award from Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers, NSW Scientist of Year 2010 in the category of engineering, mathematics and computer science, and the Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia (2011). He was elected to Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) in 2004, and Australian Academy of Science (AAS) in 2011.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations):
Prof Yu has authored/co-authored 9 edited books/conference proceedings/special issues; >400 journal papers and book chapters (including >365 collected in the ISI Web of Science); >265 conference papers; and 3 patents. The citations for his ISI collected publications are >5,300 giving an h-index of 38 as at Sept 2012, which is extremely high in the mineral/chemical/metallurgical engineering research fields. He has delivered many invited plenary/keynote lectures at different international conferences, and participated in the organisation of many international conferences/symposia.

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.

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
Mineral, metallurgical and materials industries represent significant contributions to the economy of both Australia and China. In Australia, the minerals and metallurgy, and related industries such as cement, contribute about 20% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP); >50% of the export income in Australia comes from minerals (e.g. the export of iron ore fines alone generated $49.4 billion, representing 21.4% of total export income in 2010); manufacturing, which is very much related to material production and application, employs over one million Australians and remains one of the largest in the Australian economy, accounting for 9% of GDP and >30% of total exports. On the other hand, China is the largest consumer of Australia’s minerals (e.g. ~70% iron ore fines exported to China). Its manufacturing sector produces about 50% of the GDP. China has become a preferred destination for the relocation of global manufacturing facilities. The machine-building, metallurgical, energy and materials industries are deemed to be of national strategic importance and have received the highest priority. These areas alone now account for > 30% of the total gross value of industrial outputs.

The strengths of the two nations are however complementary to each other. For example, Australia is the largest supplier and China is the largest consumer of resources; China has a huge market for commercializing new technologies and products developed in Australia. Both countries also face similar challenges. In particular, with the rise of environmental barriers in globalized export markets, movements in currency exchange rates, the movements towards a low-carbon economy and consumer preferences for socially responsible products, Australia and China face considerable challenges in securing their future value proposition and sustaining a competitive advantage in a carbon and resource constrained world. There is a pressing need to establish an international hub of research with a focus on the further development of economic pillars of both countries from raw materials to products through strategic collaboration, thus lubricating the economic engines of Australia with rich resources and China with robust manufacturing capabilities.

Australia and China can work together in areas from raw material preparation to products including their unctionalities and applications, which directly link with the national economic strengths of both countries. This can be done through a range of collaborative activities as, for example, listed below:

• Establishment of a unique platform to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations among the key research groups from both countries to work together with significant expansion of their R&D strengths and capabilities;
• Conduct of collaborative research which is critical to joint publications and/or grant/patent applications;
• Attraction and training of young engineers and scientists in Australia and China;
• Development of the industrial and international linkages with the end users’ support to facilitate the application and commercialization of the innovative research outcomes;
• Attraction of leading industrial organizations in Australia and China to participate in the development and implementation of new technologies; and
• Formulation of informative, strategic and political advice for the development of government policies.