Research Leaders

Research Leaders

Professor Aibing Yu - Hub Director

Professor Aibing Yu specialises in process metallurgy, obtaining BEng in 1982 and MEng in 1985 from Northeastern University, PhD in 1990 from the University of Wollongong, and DSc in 2007 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). After two years as Postdoc Fellow with CSIRO Division of Mineral and Process Engineering (90-91), he was with UNSW as Lecturer (92-95), Senior Lecturer (95-97), Associate Professor (98-01), Professor (01-14) and Scientia Professor (07-14). In May 2014, he joined Monash University as Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash-Southeast University Joint Research Institute (later changed to Monash Suzhou). He has been Inaugural Director of UNSW Centre for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems (01-07), Deputy Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials (08-10), Founding Director of Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials (13-15), and ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology (16-). He has received numerous prestigious awards including UNSW Scientia Professorship, ARC Federation Fellowship, NSW Scientist of the Year, and AAS Ian Wark Medal and Lecture. He is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Science (AAS), Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Royal Society of New South Wales (RSNSW), and Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Advisory Board

Dr John Burgess (formerly, Vice President – Technology and Environment, BHP-Billiton), Chair
Dr Qing Liu, Executive President, JITRI
Dr Jiang Chen, Assistant Director, Specialized Research Institute for Modelling and Optimization of Industrial Processes, JITRI
Dr Pijun Zhang, President, Baosteel Research Institute, Baosteel
Dr. Xiaomin Mao, Director, Ironmaking Lab, Baosteel Research Institute, Baosteel
Mr Wei Huang, General Manager, Longking
Dr Renhu Pan, Vice General Manager and Chief Engineer, Longking
Mr Darren Matthews, General Manager - Technical Marketing, Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Dr Tim Evans, Principal Engineer - Technical Marketing, Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Prof Aibing Yu, Hub Director

Management Committee

Hub director: Prof. Aibing Yu, Chair 
Vice Directors: Prof. Murray Rudman (Industrial Engagement), Dr. Zongyan Zhou (Postgraduate Education)
Node Directors: Prof. Ruiping Zou (Victoria), A/Prof. Runyu Yang (New South Wales), Prof. Geoff Wang (Queensland), Prof. Xuchuan Jiang (Suzhou)
Overseas PIs: Prof Richard Williams, Prof Jinghai Li, Prof Stefan Luding, Prof Qing Liu, Prof Tingsheng Qiu