Welcome Dr.Xianfeng Fan, School of Engineering,UK to be TPC!

Dr.Xianfeng Fan, School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Fan has authored or co-authored over 170 peer reviewed publications and contributed 3 book chapters. He is an editorial board member for 4 international journals. He has been invited as a keynote speaker or to give lectures and talks for more than 20 times at international conferences or symposiums. XF leads a research group with 9 PhD students and postgraduate researchers, working on photocatalysis, fluidization, waste water treatment, particulate materials processing, and multiphase flow in porous materials. The research work has been supported by EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, the Carnegie Trust, and the Royal Society.

(i)    Particulate materials processing

I have been working on fluidization, mixing and granulation of pharmaceutical materials, and collaborated with Unilever, GSK, BP, and the universities from 8 countries. I have published more than 60 peer reviewed articles and two book chapters. Three empirical correlations have been developed to predict solid flow patterns, and bubble properties in bubbling fluidized bed based on operational conditions and bed design.

(ii) Multiphase flows in porous materials for chemical processes, EOR, Fuel Cell, and Energy Storage

I have developed a novel experimental system rig for the study on pore wetting, enhanced oil recovery, CO2 storage.

(iii)  Gas separation

I have received several research grant from UK research councils (EP/N024672/1 £1.23 million, EP/J019720/1 £832,807, EP/I010939/1 £664,440) to develop novel gas separation processes for CO2 capture and storage, and the removal of SOx and NOx from flue gas.

(iv) Development of visible light sensitive photocatalysts

To develop visible light sensitive photocatalysts, we combine the knowledge from particle technology with chemistry synthesis, and have developed 2 new photocatalysts which work effectively under visible light and with a fast reaction rate for environmental remediation and renewable energy application.