Yushan Zhu


Ph.D.  Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

Tsinghua University


Office Room: 345

Address: Beijing 100084, China.

Tel: +86-10-62784572

Fax: +86-10-62770304

E-mail: yszhu@tsinghua.edu.cn



Educational Background:


1993, B.E., Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China.

1996, M.E., Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China.

1999, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Background:

April, 2001~March, 2003, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.

 Professional Experiences:

 April, 2003 ~ March, 2004, Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba Central-5, Japan.

April, 2004 ~ Present, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical engineering, Tsinghua University, China.


<Optimization of Chemical Processes>for undergraduate students ( Junior, Spring Semester 

As Reviewer for International Journals: 

1) Chemical Engineering and Processing,

2) Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan,

3) Journal of Membrane Science.

4) Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

Research fields:    

1) Mixed-integer optimization based chemical process integration and control structure selection;

2) Large-scale deterministic global optimization based chemical and biological product design;

3) Mathematical programming based scheduling and operations management for chemical processes;

4) Computational protein design;

5) High-throughput virtual screening for drug discovery.

Representative publications:

1) Zhu, Y. & T. Kuno. “A disjunctive cutting plane based branch-and-cut algorithm for 0-1 mixed-integer nonlinear programs”. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 45: 187-196. ( 2006 ).

2)Zhu, Y. & T.Kuno. “A global optimization method, QBB, for twice-differentiable nonconvex optimization problem”. Journal of Global Optimization. 33: 435-464 ( 2005 ).

3) Zhu, Y, & T. Kuno. “Global optimization of nonconvex MINLP by a hybridbranch-and-bound and revised general Benders decomposition method”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 42: 528-539. ( 2003 ).

4) Zhu, Y. & K. Inoue. “Calculation of chemical and phase equilibrium based on the stability analysis by using a general branch and bound global optimization algorithm QBB: Application to NRTL equation”, Chemical Engineering Science, 56: 6915-6931. ( 2001 ).

5) Zhu, Y., H. Wen, Z.Xu. “Global stability analysis and phase equilibrium calculations at high pressures using the enhanced simulated annealing algorithm”, Chemical Engineering Science, 55: 3451-3459. ( 2000 ).

6)Zhu, Y. & Z. Xu.  “Calculation of liquid-liquid equilibrium based on the global stability analysis for ternary mixtures by using a novel branch and bound algorithm: application to UNIQUAC equation”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 38 ( 9): 3549-3556. ( 1999 ).

7) Zhu, Y. & Z. Xu. “A reliable prediction of the global phase stability for liquid-liquid equilibrium through the simulated annealing algorthm: Application to NRTL and UNIQUAC equations”, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 154: 55-69. ( 1999 ).

8) Zhu, Y. & H. Chen. “Pervaporation separation and pervaporation-esterification coupling using crosslinked PVA composite catalytic membranes on porous ceramic plate”, Journal of membrane science,138: 123-134. ( 1998 ).