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:

  • Process control
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • Process modelling and optimization
  • Process monitoring and quality control
  • food processing

Current Project (PhD or ME)

  • 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
  • Dairy processing monitoring
  • Milk powder quality variable analysis

 

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:

  • Bing Li (2013 - 2016)
  • Isuru Abeykoon Udugama (2013 - 2016)
  • Matthew Proctor (2012 - 2015)
  • Nur Hamizah Abdul Ghani (2014 - 2017)
  • Farzam Shahni (2014 - 2017)
  • Ary Noviyanto (2014 - 2017)
  • Shoulong Dong (2015 - 2018)

Master Students:

  • Howard Zheng (2015)
  • 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)

  • Li, B., Boiarkina, I., Young, B., & Yu, W. (2015). Substance flow analysis of phosphorus within New Zealand and comparison with other countries. The Science of the total environment, 527-528, 483-492. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.060
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27015
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young, Ira Boiarkina
  • Tajammal Munir, M., Yu, W., Young, B. R., & Wilson, D. I. (2015). The current status of process analytical technologies in the dairy industry. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 43 (2), 205-218. 10.1016/j.tifs.2015.02.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young
  • Sharifi, M., Yu, W., & Young, B. (2014). Towards fault detection of the operation of dairy processing industry tanks using electrical resistance tomography. Food Control, 38 (1), 192-197. 10.1016/j.foodcont.2013.10.029
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young
  • Arthur, C. J., Munir, M. T., Young, B. R., & Yu, W. (2014). Process simulation of the transport gasifier. Fuel, 115, 479-489. 10.1016/j.fuel.2013.07.068
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young, Tajammal Munir
  • Zhang, Y., Munir, M. T., Yu, W., & Young, B. R. (2014). Development of hypothetical components for milk process simulation using a commercial process simulator. Journal of Food Engineering, 121 (1), 87-93. 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2013.07.033
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young, Tajammal Munir
  • Zhang, Y., Munir, M. T., Yu, W., & Young, B. R. (2013). A real time approach to process control education with an open-ended simulation tool. Education for Chemical Engineers, 8 (3).10.1016/j.ece.2013.07.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young
  • Yu, W., Wilson, D. I., & Young, B. R. (2012). A comparison of nonlinear control performance assessment techniques for nonlinear processes. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 90 (6), 1442-1449. 10.1002/cjce.21733
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young
  • Majid, N. A. A., Taylor, M. P., Chen, J. J. J. J., Yu, W., & Young, B. R. (2012). Diagnosing faults in aluminium processing by using multivariate statistical approaches. Journal of Materials Science, 47 (3), 1268-1279. 10.1007/s10853-011-5884-y
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young, John Chen, Mark Taylor

Contact details

Alternative contact

021-02343878

Primary location

ENGINEERING BLOCK 1 - Bldg 401
Level 8, Room 808
20 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand