News & Events

News & Events

Notable achievements by SIMPAS members:

Mr. Siyuan He2017Awarded with the People's Choice award in the 3MP competition at the 10th Research Symposium for Chinese PhD Students and Scholars,18 Nov 2017
Dr. Qinfu Hou2017Awarded 2018 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Mr. Joel Samsu2017Awarded with the second prize (oral) at the 7th CEPA Conference in 26 Oct 2017
Ms. Hui Zhu2017Best Presentation Award, 19th International Conference on Separation and Purification Technology, Barcelona, Spain, 26-27 Feb 2017
Ms. Ji Li2016Best Presenters in oral and poster presentations presentations (the 1st Prize (oral), CEPA, Chemical Engineering Student Society, Monash University, 28 Oct 2016
Mr. An /Mr. Dong/Mr. Yang /Ms. Zou/Mr.Wang/Mr.Yu2016Our article titled "Quasi-universality in the packing of uniform spheres under gravity" in Granular Matter was selected as a key scientific article contributing to scientific and engineering research excellence, and it is now featured online on Advances in Engineering. Oct 2016
Mr. Qi(William) Luo2016Best student paper award for the paper “From micro to macro: a comparative study of DEM and FEM in modelling hopper flow”, the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (DEM7), Dalian, China, 1-4 August
Mr. Zhenquan Li2016Best Poster Award, The First International Workshop on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes, Monash Suzhou, China, 9-12 March
Mr. Zhaoyang Li2016Best Poster Award, The 6th Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking, Melbourne, Australia, 23 -26 November
Prof. Aibing Yu2012Supervisor of the Year Award, UNSW Postdoctoral Academy.
2011Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia, Institution of Engineers Australia.
2011Fellow, Australian Academy of Science (AAS).
2011Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award, the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK).
2010NSW Scientist of the Year (in the category of engineering, mathematics and computer sciences), NSW State Government.
2010ExxonMobile Award (for significant ongoing contributions to Chemical Engineering through a series of related publications over a number of years), Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers.
Dr. Zean Tian2011-2014UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Fellowships.
A/Prof. Xuchuan Jiang2011-2014UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Fellowships.
Dr. Bolin Wang2011-2014The Australian Future Fellowship.
Dr. Zhenbo Tong2011Best Poster Award: Singapore Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems, Singapore.
Dr. Yansong Shen2011Runner-up: Poster Competition, The School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW.
2010Runner-up: Poster Competition, The School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW.
2010Best Oral Presentation Award Chemeca, Adelaide.
Mr. Matthew Komiyama2011Winner of Presentation Competition, The School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW.
2011Best Poster Award, The School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW.
Mr. Yui On (Jeffrey) Yue2010Best Poster Award, The School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW.
Mr. Minghao Wang2010High commendation for the Graeme Jameson Best Paper Award, Chemeca 2010 Conference, Adelaide

Conferences, Symposiums and Workshops:

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 (Monash, Simpas) 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.The Symposium was chaired by Professor Aibing Yu at Monash.

Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium

More Photos available at: Simpas Dropbox

March 9-12, 2016: The First International Workshop on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes, Suzhou, China

The First International Workshop on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes Was held in Suzhou, China on 9-12 March 2016, and chaired by Professor Aibing Yu @Monash University. The workshop has 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. To be a focused and high-level forum, only world-leading scientists in this area from different countries were invited to deliver the keynote and oral presentations at the workshop. The technical program included 20 Keynoted lectures, 14 invited oral presentations, a half day Industry Forum with JITRI for Process Modelling and Optimisation, and a poster section (132 posters). It attracted >120 expert and researchers from about 10 countries attending this workshops. The selected papers are to be published in a special issue of Powder Technology.

July 23-25, 2014: The Second Australia-China Joint Symposium on Minerals and Metallurgy

Under the umbrella of the 3-M Centre (Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, Led by Professor Aibing Yu), The Second Australia-China Joint Symposium on Minerals and Metallurgy was held on July 2014 in Sydney UNSW (Simpas). >180 delegates (>100 from Australia + >80 from China) attended the conference. Delegates are from >30 organizations including leading universities, national research institutes and key companies in minerals and metallurgy sectors of both countries. 5 plenary sessions (for topics of general interest), and 12 parallel sessions for minerals and metallurgy. 75 oral and 24 poster presentations. 

December 10-14, 2014: The Australia-China Joint Workshop on Multi-phase Flow 

Under the umbrella of the 3-M Centre (Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, Led by Professor Aibing Yu), the Australia-China Joint Workshop on Multi-phase Flow was held in Monash-SEU Research Institute in Suzhou on 10-14 Dec 2014. There were 62 delegates attending this workshop; half of them were from Australia Universities (manly from Monash University, UNSW Australia and University of West Sydney). A strong collaboration has been established between Monash University (Prof. Aibing Yu and his Simpas group, School of Chemical Engineering) and Southeast University (Professor Wenqi Zhong and his team, School of Energy and Environment); e.g.  a joint research project was proposed for funding application; and two exchange PhD students have been organized to come to Monash University in early 2015.

July 8-12, 2013: Powders and Grains Conference, Sydney

7th International Conference on Powders and Grains; was held in Sydney,organized by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. It is one of the two major international conferences dedicated to particle science and technology, held every four years. The aim of the conference was to give an up-to-date picture of the broad research field of granular media. Contributions from experts around the world presented research topics that cover a wide range of open problems in the field.

280 delegates from 25 different centuries/regions around the worlds, attended the four days conference. It included 16 technical sessions for 325 full papers, 12 invited talks, 96 oral presentations and 226 poster presentations, which covering nine topics. The formal proceedings were published as volume 1542 of AIP Conference Proceedings and can be access online at http://proceedings.aip.org/resource/2/apcpcs/1542/1.
Powders & Grains 2013 has maintained the tradition of the previous conferences, with two improvements:

  • A greater emphasis has been placed on the combination of particle science and engineering. This has been encouraged by inviting engineers and academics in the broader engineering disciplines to attend this conference.
  • A greater emphasis has been placed on social activities. This will not only generate more opportunities for exchanges in ideas and friendship making, but also create an outstanding atmosphere for collaboration in granular research worldwide.

Powders and Grains Conference

July 12, 2013, the Australia-China Joint Workshop on Particle Technology

Under the umbrella of the 3-M Centre (Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, Led by Professor Aibing Yu), the Australia-China Joint Workshop on Particle Technology was held on 12 July 2013 in Sydney (UNSW, Simpas Lab). Over 20 presentations were delivered and over 60 delegates (31 of them were Chinese researchers) from Australia and China attended the event, which was made in connection with an international conference in Sydney. The workshop was chaired by Professor Aibing Yu at UNSW.

July 25-28, 2010: The 3rd Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking

The 3rd Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking was successfully held in Sydney, Australia (UNSW, Simpas) on 25-28 July 2010. A total of 85 representatives attended the symposium. It involved a good mix of industrial and academic participants from the three countries. 39 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. 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. The Symposium was chaired by Professor Aibing Yu at UNSW.