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3rd International Symposium on Computational Particle Technology
The Hub is hosting the 3rd International Symposium on Computational Particle Technology, 17-21 Nov 2021, Hybrid Mode.
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December 18, 2020: Hub Annual Meeting Held in Monash University, Clayton Campus (Zoom)
The 2020 Hub Annual Meeting was held in Monash University, Clayton Campus on 18 December 2020. Almost all CIs and a handful of correspondence from Hub industry partners attended the annual meeting, this annual event also serves as an opportunity for Hub CIs, research associates and postgraduate students from different parts of Australia to gather for discussions as well as networking with industry correspondence. Hub researchers presented their respective Hub project progress update throughout the day, and was concluded by a summary of Hub achievements from the Hub Director as well as discussions regarding the future direction of the Hub. Overall, fruitful discussions were had and this event proved to be an excellent catch-up opportunity for Hub members.
July 16-17, 2020: Second National Conference on Process Modelling and Simulation
The Second National Conference on Process Modelling and Simulation was held online on 16-17 July 2020. This conference is sponsored by Process Simulation and Simulation Committee of China Chemical Industry Society; organised by State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil, China University of Petroleum (Beijing); and co-organized by State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Particuology journal. This conference focuses on major topics in the process industry that urgently need modelling and simulation support, a wide range of experts and scholars from various universities, scientific research institutes and enterprises are gathered to share in-depth discussions on the following aspects: (1) The basic theory of simulation and simulation: principles, methods, models, algorithms; (2) Industrial applications of simulation and simulation: design, amplification, optimization, control; and (3) Frontier prospects of simulation and simulation: artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality. A number of Hub members are involved with the conference; in particular, Hub student Min Wang has been awarded the Best Presentation Award with the presentation titled ‘Numerical simulation study of gas-solid flow in riser of high-density circulating fluidized bed’, and another Hub student Noor Ilyana Ismail has been awarded the Best Poster Award with the poster titled ‘CFD-DEM study of particle-fluid flow and retention performance of sand screen’.
January 20, 2020: President of Southeast University visited Monash
President of Southeast University (SEU), Prof Guangjun Zhang, led a senior SEU delegation to visit Monash University on 20 January 2020. The main objective was to hold the Monash-SEU Joint Management Committee meeting, discussing future strategies and implementation for the SEU-Monash joint venture.
Approved by the Ministry of Education (China) and supported, in many aspects, by the Australian and Chinese Governments, the Monash-SEU partnership has gone from strength to strength since its establishment in 2012 in Suzhou, China. The joint venture is composed of SEU-Monash Joint Graduate School (JGS) and Joint Research Institute (JRI). As of 2019, eight double Master programs have been developed at the JGS. The total student enrolments have reached 1662, half of which graduated. The JRI continues to develop SEU-Monash research collaboration in the areas of future cities, energy and environment, advanced materials and manufacturing, advanced computation in science and engineering, and life science.
Accompanied by other Monash leaders, Prof Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, welcomed Prof Zhang and his delegation to the new Chancellery Building (photo below). The Monash-SEU joint management meeting, co-chaired by Pro Gardner and Prof Zhang, was then held in the new building, marking the visit particularly memorable. After the meeting, accompanied by Prof Ian Smith and Prof Aibing Yu, Professor Zhang and the SEU delegation also visited some key research and teaching facilities on Clayton campus.
January 4-6, 2020: The International Symposium on Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials Research and Development Advanced Technology
The International Symposium on Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials Research and Development Advanced Technology was held in Nanchang, China on 4-6 January 2020. This symposium is co-organised by AB Particle Technology Research Institute, JiangXi University of Science and Technology, JITRI Institute for Process Modelling and Optimisation, Monash-SEU Joint Graduate School and the Hub. Chaired by the Hub Director, Prof Aibing Yu, and co-chaired by Hub Partner Investigator, Prof Tingsheng Qiu (JXUST), this symposium aims to build a world-class platform integrating academic research, industrialisation and application of process modelling and optimisation in mining and metallurgy, targeting the green and intellectualization development of mining and metallurgy industries, accumulating the global top talent team to carry out the research and development of new technologies, new methods and new products for process engineering, promoting the transfer and transformation of scientific and technological achievements, and incubating science and technology-based enterprises, extending the industrial chains for Nanchang, both domestic and overseas, cultivating high-level innovative talents. Over 140 attendees consisted of personnel from academic institutes, research institutes and industrial enterprises from both locally and globally, as well as a handful of Hub CIs participated in this symposium. The main themes of the symposium are: (1) Numerical Simulation of Metallurgy and Chemical Processes; (2) Process Optimisation of Mineral Processing; (3) Synthesis and Design of Functional Nanomaterials; and (4) Industrial Application of Particle Science and Technology.
December 20, 2019: Visiting Student Returning to Brazil
Lucas Massaro Sousa will be returning to Brazil in the coming January. Mr Massaro Sousa is a PhD candidate at the Drying Center for Pastes, Suspensions and Seeds, at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil. He will return to UFSCar in Jan 2020 after spending 12 months with the Hub as a visiting PhD student. His research focuses on the handling of waste biomass powders with potential for renewable energy and fuel generation, more specifically aiming at promoting efficient feeding of powders to reactors. During his stay at the Hub, he was working with Dr Qinfu Hou and Prof Aibing Yu for the CFD simulation of the feeders, which resulted in 2 paper publications in peer-reviewed journals (one published in Q1 journal Powder Technology), as well presentation of results in 2 international conferences. Lucas believes that coupling the experimental and simulation approaches is key for a better understanding of phenomena and for real problem-solving. Therefore, he considers his period with the Hub decisive for both professional and personal growth, and will always remember about it with joy and pride. He also enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with friends and hiking.
December 6-7, 2019: Hub Annual Meeting Held in Monash University, Clayton Campus
The 2019 Hub Annual Meeting was held in Monash University, Clayton Campus on 6-7 December 2019. Almost all CIs and a handful of correspondence from Hub industry partners attended the two-day annual meeting, this annual event also serves as an opportunity for Hub CIs, research associates and postgraduate students from different parts of Australia to gather for discussions as well as networking with industry correspondence. Hub researchers presented their respective Hub project progress update throughout the day, and was concluded by a summary of Hub achievements from the Hub Director as well as discussions regarding the future direction of the Hub. The second day of the Annual Meeting consisted of a informal research/collaboration discussion at SkyHigh Dandenong, where visitors from out of Victoria had the opportunity to observe the magnificent view of Melbourne's skyline that also extends to Port Philip Bay, followed by a BBQ Lunch hosted in conjunction with SIMPAS's Christmas Party. Overall, fruitful discussions were had and this event proved to be an excellent catch-up opportunity for Hub members.
December 4, 2019: Delegates from Tsinghua University Visited Monash University and the Hub
Delegates from Tsinghua University led by Prof Jiuhui Qu visited Monash, ARC EESep Hub and our Hub on 4 December 2019. Prof Qu is a Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University, a world-renowned research in the fields of water treatment and wastewater recycling, as well as a Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Fellow of American National Academy of Engineering.Prof Qu was elected as the Distinguished Fellow of International Water Association in 2014, served as Vice President of All-China Environment Federation, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences and the Chinese Society for Sustainable Development. His research interests lie in water pollution control; particularly development of the theories, technologies and engineering applications related to drinking water quality and safety.
Prof Qu gave a seminar open to Monash Chemical Engineering faculty member on ideas for building the concept wastewater treatment plants in China. The construction of demonstrative sewage treatment plants is already underway in China and will be operational between fiscal years 2030 to 2040. These demonstrative plants will validate novel functionalities and treatment capacity that are necessary to satisfy the rising demand of China wastewater industry in the future. The outline of conceptual wastewater treatment plant blueprints aims to: 1) implement water sustainability, 2) improve energy self-sufficiency, 3) incorporate effective material cycle, and 4) increase eco-friendly performance.
Interesting conversation were had during the seminar, after which Prof Qu had a tour of our Hub office and facilities.
November 27, 2019: Hub Director Awarded the Alumni Award for Research and Scholarship by University of Wollongong
Hub Director, Prof Aibing Yu, was awarded the Alumni Award for Research and Scholarship by University of Wollongong on 27 November 2019. The award was received during the University of Wollongong 2019 Fellowship and Alumni Awards Dinner where outstanding alumni and distinguished members of community were recognised. It serves as a recognition to the Hub Director's scholarly contribution towards his field of research and associated outreach efforts through engagement with industry, at both national and international levels.
November 14, 2019: Hub Director Awarded the AIChE's Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems
Hub Director, Prof Aibing Yu, was awarded the AIChE's Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems on 14 November 2019. The prestigious award was received during the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting held in Hyatt Regency, Orlando, and serves as a recognition to individual who have an outstanding scientific/technical accomplishment which has made a significant impact in the field of fluid particle systems or in a related field with potential for cross fertilization with relevance to the topics of interest to Particle Technology Forum (PTF) community.
October 31, 2019: 9th Annual Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Association Conference
9th Annual Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Association (CEPA) Conference was held on 31 October 2019, in Monash University, Clayton Campus. The Hub is proud to be one of the sponsors for this highly anticipated annual event. CEPA is student-run organisation in Monash University, Department of Chemical Engineering, with aims to strengthen bonds between postgraduates and academic staff in the department. The purpose of the establishment of the CEPA conference is to showcase the variety of ongoing research work in the department, as well as receiving feedback and open up avenues for collaboration with peers from within Monash University and other universities, academics and industries. This year the conference managed over 60 delegates across 5 universities and 7 conference themes (Membranes, Biotechnology, Food Engineering, Fuels & Energy, Modelling, Nanomaterials, Renewable & Sustainable Engineering). A total of 6 Hub students were involved with conference presentation, and an additional 3 Hub students were involved in poster presentations. We also also happy to announce that Hub student, Lingling Liu, has been awarded the Conference Travel Grant Prize, which was assessed based on the quality of abstract submitted and presentation performance.
October 28, 2019: Nine Delegates from Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Coal, and Steel Authority of India Ltd Visited the Hub
Nine senior officials from the Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Coal, and Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) visited the Hub on 28th Oct 2019. The delegates visited facilities across Monash University as well as the Hub office, where they were introduced to the ongoing research work by the Hub Director, Prof Aibing Yu. The Hub’s contribution towards steel and coal processing technologies especially piqued their interest, and a fruitful discussion ensued. On the grounds that both parties have major interests in similar fields, hosting the delegates ensured international exposure of the Hub research activities and opened opportunities for future collaboration and technical exchanges.
October 17, 2019: Hub CI Secured ARC Future Fellowship
Hub CI, A/Prof Yansong Shen secured ARC Future Fellowship FT190100361 ($878k, 2019-2023) as a sole CI announced on 17 October 2019. We congratulate A/Prof Shen on this wonderful achievement. Details of the project is as follows:
Complex reactive flow is dominant in many chemicals, physical and biological processes and should be optimised online for operational efficiency and stability, yet it is hindered by the lack of reliable model techniques. The project tackles this challenge by developing a next-generation data-driven modelling approach via integrating continuum/discrete-scale fluid-particle dynamics with system/control theories, supported by lab/plant experiments. Driven by online data, the generic approach can open up a powerful way to reliably describe the inner state of reactors and online predict operation anomalies. The outcomes can help transform a range of industries to smart manufacturing and design, which is vital to Australia's technological future.
October 16, 2019: Continuum Modelling of Granular Mixing Highlighted on the Cover of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
A continuum modelling of granular mixing work was highlighted on the cover of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 58, Issue 41, dated 16 October 2019 (see article here). Dr Qijun Zheng (Hub Research Fellow), Liang Bai (Hub Research Student), Liuyimei Yang (Hub Research Student) and Prof Aibing Yu (Hub Director) proposed a continuum model for simulating the mixing of monodisperse particles by combining the rheological theory and the convection-diffusion transport equation. This model is able to deal with both continuous flows and transient avalanches, with ability to recover particle concentration at different stages of mixing in slow rotating drums. Therefore, this proposed model has the potential to be used as a general model to describe particle mixing in different processes.
August 9, 2019: Prof Feng Qian and Delegates Visited the Hub
Prof Feng Qian, Vice President of East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), and Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, along with 3 associates, visited the Hub on 9 August 2019. Prof Feng Qian has extensive expertise in system operation intelligence control and theory, method and key technology of real-time integrated optimization in chemical processes which resources and energy are utilized efficiently. One of the associates, Prof Wenli Du gave a seminar open to Monash Chemical Engineering faculty members on their research work regarding smart process control in cracking plant optimization. Interesting conversation were had during the seminar between the faculty members of Monash Chemical Engineering and delegates from ECUST.
August 5-6, 2019: Joint Workshop on Functional Materials and Simulations
The Joint Workshop on Functional Materials and Simulations between Monash University and Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), held on 5-6 August 2019 in Monash University Clayton campus, was co-chaired by ARC DECRA Fellow and Hub Research Fellow, Dr Qinfu Hou, and Prof Qilong Yan from Northwestern Polytechnical University. On the first day of the workshop, an introduction to the Hub was first presented by Hub CI, A/Prof Ruiping Zou, and likewise for the NPU research group by Prof Qilong Yan. Throughout the day, participants were giving out talks on their respective research topics, which included 3 CIs and 2 PhD students from the Hub, 4 PhD students from NPU, 1 Senior Lecturer and 1 PhD student from Monash Civil Engineering, as well as 1 PhD student from the ARC Research Hub for Energy-Efficient Separation. From the technical presentations, ideas and resources were exchanged and areas for further collaboration activities identified, potentially further strengthening relationships between Monash University and NPU. For the second day of the workshop, delegation from NPU led by Prof Qilong Yan was brought on a tour around Monash University and the Hub, where the delegation was introduced to the in-depth research work as well as discussion and networking opportunities for Hub members.
June 12-13, 2019: ARC Major Investments Forum 2019
The ARC Major Investments Forum 2019 was held on 12-13th June at The Canberra Rex Hotel, Canberra City, ACT. Directors and COO/Managers from various ARC Training Centres, Research Hubs and Centres of Excellence were invited to participate in the event. The purpose of the event is to showcase research progress as well as facilitate discussions and exchange of ideas amongst the attendees. Some of the topics covered in the forum includes research highlights, building partnerships, succession planning, equality & diversity and future research workforce. The forum also serves as a valuable platform for networking not only among researchers for potential collaboration, but also for COO/Managers to get together and exchange ideas/tips and to provide feedback/having discussions with ARC staff regarding management of the ARC large investment initiatives.
More information regarding the forum can be found here.
May 10, 2019: Visiting Student Returning to Italy
A visiting postgraduate student, Filippo Marchelli is returning to Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, after 4 months stay with us as a visiting student. During his stay, he has been working closely with ARC DECRA Fellow, Dr Qinfu Hou, who acted as his supervisor while completing his work here. His work here focused on the effects of various drag force models in predicting spouted bed characteristics with the combined computational fluid dynamics and discrete element method (CFD-DEM) approach. He realized the study with user-defined functions (UDF) in the commercial software, Fluent, and prepared a draft on this topic to be published before he left. This study is connected to the drag force model proposed in our Hub's previous study using the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) and showed that the drag force model is better than other models in low gas velocities.
A farewell lunch was organised and we wish Filippo all the best in his future endeavours. Arrivederci!
May 2, 2019: 17 Delegates from Longking Visited the Hub
17 delegates from Longking visited the Hub on May 2nd and had a fruitful technical seminar session with our Hub researchers, various researchers from the Hub presented their recent work which are of interest to the industry. Longking is one of our industry partners which focuses on environmental protection technologies, specific interests are flue gas dust collection, flue gas desulphurisation, selective non-catalytic reduction, bulk materials conveying and electrical control equipments. The delegates were also brought on a campus tour, as well as experiencing the state of the art Monash CAVE2 facility.
March 27, 2019: Pore-Scale Model Development Highlighted on the Cover of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
A pore-scale model development work was highlighted on the cover of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 58, Issue 12, dated 27 March 2019. Understanding the relationship between fluid flows and structural properties of a packed bed is very important for various industrial applications including water filtration and natural gas and petroleum extraction. Research Hub PhD candidate, Yongli Wu, supervised by Dr Qinfu Hou and Prof Aibing Yu, recently developed a pore-scale model (for more information, see article), which included both the inertial and viscous effects of flow through a packed bed. Thus, the new model enables the study of flows with high Reynolds numbers.
The present pore-scale model can effectively represent the essential features of the pore structures inside the packed bed with low computational costs, as compared to the traditional computational fluid dynamics and direct numerical simulations. The model can generate useful information at different length scales. At the macroscopic bed scale, the model can quantitatively investigate the permeability of the packed bed. At the microscopic pore/particle scale, the model can attain the pore-scale fluid flow and pressure distributions and link them to the pore structures of the bed. Fundamentally, coupling the present model with the discrete element method is promising for the simulation of liquid-solid flows at equivalent scales, i.e., the particle scale for solid phase and the pore scale for fluid phase.
Yongli is currently working on further development of the model to dynamic systems such as fluidization systems for publication and plans to submit his thesis in August 2019.
December 4-8, 2018: 2nd International Symposium on Computational Particle Technology & 13th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Minerals and Process Industries
The 2nd International Symposium on Computational Particle Technology (CPT) was held in Melbourne, Australia on 4-8 December 2018, jointly held with the 13th CSIRO International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the Minerals and Process Industries. The CPT symposium aims to discuss the frontier and challenging problems in the modelling and simulation of complex particulate and multiphase processes, covering a wide spectrum from fundamental research to industrial application. The CFD symposium aims to cover the application of computational fluid dynamics in mineral processing, metal production, power generation, chemicals, food, oil and gas.
A total of 254 attendees including plenary speakers, keynote speakers, invited speakers, university professors and industry leaders from 13 different countries e.g. Australia, China, France, Japan, Germany, U.K and other countries attended the four-day conference. The symposium included 30 technical sessions for 300 abstracts, 6 plenary speakers, 22 keynote speakers, 212 oral presentations and 78 poster presentations, which covering 10 topics. The selected papers will be publish in a special issue of Powder Technology. The technical program included a total of 28 plenary and keynote speakers, i.e. Prof. Jennifer Curtis from University of California USA, Prof. Stefan Heinrich from Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, Prof. Charley Wu from University of Surrey, UK and Prof. Hans Kuipers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, Prof. Raj Dave from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, Prof. David Pinson from Iron & Steelmaking Technology at BlueScope, Australia, Prof. Jin Ooi from the University of Edinburgh, UK, Prof. Hidehiro Kamiya from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan and others.
The annual Hub meeting was also held in conjunction with the conference and almost all CI’s were in attendance. Most of the Hub’s students and research associates have presented their research progress during the conference in either oral presentation or poster forum.
October 4, 2018: Industry Experts from Newcrest Mining Visited the CPT Hub
Industry experts from Newcrest Mining visited the CPT Hub on Oct 4th, Newcrest Mining is Australia's leading gold mining company, and one of the top five gold companies in the world by production, reserves and market capitalisation. Last year, it produced 2.35 moz gold and 78,000 ton copper. Dr Paul Griffin, the Process Manager of Newcrest with over 20 years of working experience in the mining and mineral processing industry visited the Hub and had a comprehensive discussion with the Hub director and researchers.
Newcrest is dedicated to exploring innovative technologies which could extract valuable products from the waste stream worth of $750m. The Hub’s significant experience in modelling and simulation of the mineral processing, such as grinding, screening, hydro-cyclone, etc., could be a great help in this initiative. The tools developed in the Hub regarding the analysis of forces between particles and the interactions between particles and fluid will provide more scientific insights and an effective approach to test new ideas and optimise operations in their current operations. Technical discussions for specific issues will be followed up in a few weeks.
October 5, 2018: Senior Delegation from Longking Visited the CPT Hub
Senior delegation from Longking visited the Hub on Oct 5th and had a constructive discussion with the researchers and students of the Hub. Longking is focused in flue gas clean-up, water treatment, soil remediation and material convey which are generally aligned with the research area of the Hub. Longking is one of the industry partners of the Hub with an annual output of over US$1.2 billion, and over 7000 employees, it is a leading environmental engineering company in China and has operations both in China and overseas. The collaboration of Longking with SIMPAS can be traced back years ago when Prof Yu established a cooperative research centre with local partners. Several postgraduates from SIMPAS joined Longking and are playing important roles in the company.
September, 2018: SIMPAS Saw Off Two Visiting Scholars from China
A/Prof Zhen Jiao and Prof Weifan Chen accomplished their planned work at SIMPAS, Monash University after twelve month stay with us, and are returning to their original organisations soon.
A/Prof Jiao is working in the area of Biological and Medical Nanotechnology and was awarded his PhD degree from Nanjing University in 2007. He commenced his academic career in Southeast University since then and was acting as the assistant president of the JRI (Monash-SEU Joint Research Institute) since 2015. Dr Jiao published over 30 papers in top journals such as Journal of Physical Chemistry B, and Fluid Phase Equilibria, focusing on nanoparticles, sustainable chemical processing, and development of premium fine chemicals.
Prof Weifan Chen joined the smart coating team at SIMPAS since Sept 2017 and was working closely with A/Prof Xuchuan Jiang and his nano team, Prof Chen is returning to School of Material & Engineering at Nanchang University.
A farewell party was organised for the visiting scholar and we wish them all the best in their new positions.
August 16-17, 2018: CPT Hub Successfully Assisted in Organising the 1st Monash-JITRI Symposium
ARC Hub for CPT assisted Monash Suzhou to successfully organise the 1st Monash-JITRI symposium on Aug 16-17, more details can be found here. SIMPAS (The Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems), the main research body of the Hub, has also established extensive research capabilities in Suzhou. The delegation was invited to visit SIMPAS in Clayton campus by the Hub Director, Prof Aibing Yu, and had a nice time with the researchers of the Hub. New ideas with regards to the leverage of strengths of the Hub and JITRI were discussed during their visit, and great outcomes can be expected.
June 8, 2018: Liberty Onesteel Superintendent Visited the Hub for CPT
Mr Andrea Fontana, a veteran technical superintendent at Liberty Onesteel visited the ARC Research Hub for CPT on June 8th and had a comprehensive discussion with the Hub researchers and management team. Liberty Onesteel is Australia’s largest manufacturer and supplier of structural and reinforcing steel. Its operations scattered across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, in particular, it planned to increase the output of Whyalla mill from 1.1 million tons to 2.0 million tons within 2 years, to which the expertise of the Hub could contribute.
November 20, 2017: ARC CPT Hub for Computational Particle Technology and Nanocomm Hub Launch Event 2017
Official Launch of The ARC Computational Particle Technology Hub and ARC Nanocomm Hub was successfully held in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia on 20 November 2017. A total of 97 representatives attended the official launch event. President of the Senate, Senator the Hon. Scott Ryan, opened the ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology and the ARC Research Hub for Nanoscience-based Construction Material Manufacturing on behalf of Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham. Professor Sue Thomas ARC Chief Executive Officer and Monash University Professor Pauline Nestor, Senior Vice-Provost and Vice-Provost were also involved in the Hub Launch event together with key representatives from government, University and Industry partners. These two new Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hubs will focus on collaborative research and development projects to drive industry growth, productivity and competitiveness.
News Coverage Links:
Monash University: Hub Launched to enhance Australia's Industries
Open Gov Asia: Two new Australia Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hubs launch Event
Manufacturers' Monthly: Hub to enhance Australia's Industries Via R&D
Australian Manufacturing: New ARC research hub to tackle key competitive challenges
November 20, 2017: ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology Annual Meeting 2017
ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology Annual Meeting 2017 was held in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia on 20 November 2017. A total of 32 representatives from Hub members, Universities, Industrial Partners and Collaborators attended the annual meeting hosted by CPT Hub director Professor Aibing Yu. Current stages and progress, further project plan and pathway was discussed by key collaborators in four major area including Mineral processing, bulk solid handling-granular materials, material processing, and blast furnace.
November 23-26, 2016: The 6th Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking
The 6th Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking was successfully held in Melbourne, Australia on 23-26 November 2016. A total of 81 representatives attended the symposium. It involved a good mix of industrial and academic participants from the three countries. 38 Oral presentations have been given by the official delegates from Australia, China and Japan. They largely represented the current research and development activities in the field of three countries. Follows the five successful Australia-China-Japan symposia (Shenyang 2006, Kyoto 2008, Sydney 2010, Shenyang 2012, and Sendai 2014). The scope of the symposium extends from raw materials to steel production, covering both fundamentals and applied research into different operations in iron and steel making.
March 9-12, 2016: The First International Workshop on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes
The First International Workshop on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes was held on 9-12 March 2016 in Suzhou, Jiangsu. It was jointly organized by JITRI, Centre for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems (SIMPAS), Monash-Southeast University Joint Research Institute, and Center for Mesoscience, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The workshop provided a forum to discuss the frontier and challenging problems in the modelling and simulation of complex particulate and multiphase processes, covering a wide spectrum from fundamental research to industrial application.