UCL Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering


Shuxian Jiang

PhD Student
Shuxian Jiang

Email: shuxian.jiang.20@ucl.ac.uk


Nature-inspired engineering can be employed in the spatial (fractal injector) and temporal (gas pulsation) domain to structure the fluidised bed hydrodynamics. Compared with traditional fluidization, structured fluidized bed can achieve higher control level of micromixing, which can inform a new intensified method for processes that are highly exothermic, involve particle formation, thermally sensitive or high-value materials. This research aims to extend the application of these methodologies and further control the hydrodynamics using nature-inspired chaos control. This research is mainly centralized in multiphase processes, gas-solid fluidisation in particular. Unique fluidised bed setups will be adopted and suitably adapted with controlled gas phase pulsation to tune the fluidised bed hydrodynamics. The study will be experimental, and supported by computational (including CFD) simulations and theoretical investigations for interpretation and optimization. The key objectives are to obtain fundamental insights that can be used to intensify fluidised bed processes in a scalable way.


MSc, Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (2017)

BSc, Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (2013)