Dr Wei Yu

BE, MChemEng, PhD

Biography

Dr. Wei Yu starts his new career as a lecturer of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland at 2012. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2015. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Industrial Information and Control Centre (I2C2), Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand from 2008 to 2011. He received his B.E. (1993) degree in Chemical Engineering from Liaoning University of Petroleum and Chemical Technology, Fushun, P.R. China, Master (2003) and Ph.D. (2007) degree in Chemical Engineering from the Queen’s University, Canada. He worked as a process engineer at West Pacific Petrochemical Company, Dalian, P.R. China from 1993-1999. His main research interests include control performance assessment, analysis of variance, process control and system identification.

Research | Current

Research Interests:

  • Big data analytics
  • Food processing modelling
  • Process control
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • Process modelling and optimization
  • Process monitoring and quality control

Current Project (PhD or ME)

  • Dairy processing modelling
  • Soft sensor development for milk powder quality controls
  • Big data analytics for dairy processing monitoring
  • Geothermal power plant steam washing modelling
  • ORC Plant Design Integration into EDT
  • Organic Rankine cycle modelling and control
  • High purity distillation column modelling and control
  • Phosphorous recovery process optimization

 

Teaching | Current

  • CHEMMAT 752 Process Dynamics and Control
  • CHEMMAT 773 Food Process Systmes Engineering
  • CHEMMAT 315 Chemical Reactor Engineering
  • CHEMMAT 312 Transfer Processes II

Postgraduate supervision

PhD students:

  • Ramin Razmi (2018 - 2021) : Developing new soft sensors for food quailty controls
  • Misagh Ebrahimpour (2018 - 2021) :  Economic model predictive control strategies on industries
  • Haohan Ding (2018 - 2021) : Image Processing Applications for Milk Powder Measurement
  • Mohamed Dabbour (2017 - 2020) : Integrated Geothermal Process and Reservoir Management
  • Shoulong Dong (2016 - 2019) :  ORC Plant Design Integration into EDT 
  • Bing Li (2013 - 2016) : Phosphorous recovery technology development
  • Isuru Abeykoon Udugama (2013 - 2016) : High purity multi-component distillation modelling and control
  • Matthew Proctor (2012 - 2015) : Organic Rankine Cycle plant modelling and control
  • Nur Hamizah Abdul Ghani (2014 - 2017) : Coffee roast bean modelling and quality prediction
  • Farzam Shahni (2014 - 2017) : PID controller performance assessment
  • Ary Noviyanto (2014 - 2017): Honey analyses based on optical spectrum information

Master Students:

  • Shiyi Zeng (2018) : Determining lactose crystallinity in milk powder
  • Yinzi Lin (2017) : Cheese fermentation modelling
  • Howard Zheng (2015) : Organic Rankine Cycle design tool development 
  • Nina Ning (2015) : 
  • Nina Yang (2014)
  • Yifan Lu (2014)
  • Kai Zhang (2014)
  • Kevin Muriithi Manyara (2013)
  • Uidhyul Tupare (2013)
  • Yunsu Kim (2012)

Responsibilities

C&M representitive for Pratical Work Committee

C&M timetable representitive

Areas of expertise

  • Process control
  • Control performance assessment
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • System identification

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Associate member of IChemE

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Alternative contact

021-02343878

Primary office location

2-6 PARK AVENUE - Bldg 529
2-6 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand