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Cheng, Yi, Ph.D. , Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University
 

Education
  • 2000 PhD, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, PR China
  • 1994 BSc, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, PR China

 
Careers  
  • 2008.01-present Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • 2003.02-2007.12 Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • 2001.01-2003.03 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • 1998.11-2000.12 Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
 
   
Major Award(s)  
  • 2015    Youth Science and Technology Innovation Lead, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • 2014     The First Prize, Science of Technology Progress Award, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation.
  • 2013     The First Prize, The Ministry of Education Natural Science Award, China.
  • 2011     Award for Honorable Mention Technical Paper (1 of 3), “Rapid coal pyrolysis to acetylene in multi-stage thermal plasma reactor”, The 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, USA, September 12-15, 2011.
  • 2010     P&G Youth Particuology Award, Chinese Society of Particuology
  • 2010     National Awards for Chemical Engineers, China Petroleum & Chemical Industry Federation
  • 2009     Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Universities, Ministry of Education
  • 2008     Youth Outstanding Contribution in Science and Technology, China Petroleum & Petrochemical Industry Association
  • 2008     The Best Young Teacher Awards, Tsinghua University
  • 2002     Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PR China, Chinese Ministry of Education (1-2 winner(s) per year in the discipline of Chemical Engineering)
 

 

 
Invited Talks  
  • 2016     Invited Lecture, Modeling of Intra-Particle Transport Phenomena and Reactions in Multiphase Flows. The First International Workshop on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes, Suzhou, March 9-12, 2016.
  • 2016    Keynote Speech, Chemical conversion processes at ultra-high temperatures in thermal plasma reactors. GCCES2016, Singapore, July 20-22,2016
  • 2016    Keynote Speech, Intensified pyrolysis for asphaltene utilizaiton in thermal plasma. 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25, 2016
  • 2016    Keynote Speech, Mixing and Reaction inside Micro-Droplet: Visualization, LBM Simulation and Drug Nanoparticles. 14th International Conference on MicroREaction Technology (IMRET14), Beijing, September 12-14 2016
  • 2016    Keynote Speech, Cleaner conversion of coal and other hydrocarbons to chemicals in thermal plasma reactors. the Fifth International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE’16), Suzhou, China, October 24-27, 2016.
  • 2015    Invited Talk, Mixing process inside micro-droplets: Visualization and LBM simulation. The 8th Sino-US Joint Conference of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai, Oct 12-16, 2015.
  • 2014    Invited Talk, Chemical conversion processes at ultra-high temperatures in thermal plasma for functional nanomaterial fabrication. 2014 International Symposium on Plasmas for Catalyses and Energy Materials (ISPCEM 2014), Tianjin, China, Sept 13-16, 2014.
  • 2014    Invited Talk, Recent development of coal pyrolysis in thermal plasma. 7th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT-7), Beijing, May 19-23, 2014.
  • 2014    Invited Talk, Chemical conversion processes at ultra-high temperatures in thermal plasma for functional nanomaterial fabrication. 2014 International Symposium on Plasmas for Catalyses and Energy Materials (ISPCEM 2014), Tianjin, China, Sept 13-16, 2014.
  • 2014    Invited Talk, Recent development of coal pyrolysis in thermal plasma. 7th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT-7), Beijing, May 19-23, 2014.
  • 2013    Plenary lecture, Integrating plasma physics & chemistry with multiphase flows in fluidization engineering. FLUIDIZATION-XIV, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, May 25-30, 2013.
  • 2012    Plenary lecture, Coal pyrolysis to acetylene in thermal plasma reactor: from fundamental study to industrial demonstration. 2012 International Symposium on Plasmas for Catalyses and Energy Materials (ISPCEM 2012), Tianjin, China, September 21-24, 2012.
  • 2012    Keynote speech, Plasma-assisted synthesis of chlorinated polymers using a gas-solid contacting process, The 22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE-22), Maastricht, the Netherlands, September 2-5, 2012.
  • 2012    Invited talk, Rapid coal pyrolysis to acetylene in thermal plasma reactor: from fundamental study to industry, The 14th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2012), Singapore, February 22-25, 2012.
  • 2011    Award for Honorable Mention Technical Paper (1 of 3),Rapid coal pyrolysis to acetylene in multi-stage thermal plasma reactor, The 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, USA, September 12-15, 2011.
  • 2011    Invited talk, Plasma-assisted multiphase reactors and their applications in clean coal conversion and materials preparation, The 2nd Chemical Reaction Engineering Conference, Shanghai, July 21-22, 2011.
  • 2011    Invited talk, Millisecond contact time reactors for low-cost hydrogen production, Frontier in Chemical Engineering – the 3rd Global Chinese Chemical Engineers Symposium, Beijing, July 17-20, 2011.
  • 2010    Invited talk, Modeling and simulation of chemically reacting flows in gas-solid catalytic and non-catalytic processes, Frontier in Chemical Engineering – the 2nd Global Chinese Chemical Engineers Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, October 4-7, 2010.
  • 2008    Keynote speech, Development of coal pyrolysis to acetylene in hydrogen plasma reactor, the 1st International Symposium on Gasification and Application (iSGA), Shanghai, December 11, 2008.
  • 2008    Invited talk,Research activities of Tsinghua University in multiphase reaction engineering,Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, November 10, 2008.
  • 2008    Invited talk, Reactor analysis of coal pyrolysis to acetylene in hydrogen plasma reactor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA, November 6, 2008
  • 2008    Invited talk,Research activities on fundamentals and applications of microreactors,Bayer (Shanghai), October 24, 2008
  • 2008    Invited lecture, Research activity of Tsinghua University in fluidized bed technology, Seminar on Fluidization and Fluidized Bed Conversion Processes, organized by Fluid & Particle Processing Division, The Society of Chemical Engineers, Kyoto, Japan, September 11, 2008.
  • 2008    Invited talk, Modeling and simulation of hydrodynamics in downer reactor,Chinese-German Workshop: From microscale to technical dimension– challenges in the simulation of dense gas-particle flows, Hamburg, Germany, May 19-20, 2008.
  • 2008    Invited talk, Millisecond mixing and reactions in multiphase reactors, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, May 16, 2008.
  • 2006    Invited talk,Downer reactor: from concept phase to industrial application,for PSRI Fluidization Lectureship Awards (represented Prof. Yong Jin), AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2006.
  • 2005    Invited talk, Non-invasive measurement techniques applied in multiphase flow tomography and fluid micromixing studies, Frontier in Chemical Engineering, jointly organized by NSF (USA) and NSFC (China), August 9-12, 2005.
  • 2005    Keynote speech, Genetic algorithm based fast X-ray CT technique applied in multiphase flow measurement. The 3rd China/USA/Japan Joint Chemical Engineering Conference, Beijing, October 11-13, 2005.
  • 2003    Invited talk, Downer reactor: from conceptual design to industry, UOP (Chicago, USA), November 2003.
  • 2000    Visiting talk, Geometrical control of hydrodynamics in multiphase flow reactors using fractal injectors, University of Cambridge, UK, October 2000.
 
   
Service to Community  
  • Guest Professor of Sichuan University
  • Editor of Green Processing and Synthesis (DE GRUYTER, Editor-in-chief: Prof. Volker Hessel)
  • Editor of Petrochemical Technology (China)
  • Editor of Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress (China)
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee on iSGA (International Symposium on Gasification and Application)
  • Member of Executive directors of Chinese Society of Particuology
  • Associate Deputy Director of Fluidization division in Chinese Society of Particuology
  • Member of AIChE, CIESC (Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China)
 
   
   
Yi Cheng
Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R.China
Last updated: Dec 31, 2016
 
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