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Dr Hou, earned a PhD from UNSW in 2012, is a current ARC DECRA Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University. He obtained both ME and BE from the Northeastern University of China.

Aiming to formulate safe, smart, and sustainable energy-efficient processes involving granular materials, his research mission centres in unravelling fantastic mechanics and thermochemical behaviours of granular (and multiphase) flow through rigorous cutting edge multiscale modelling techniques, experiments and theoretical analysis. His main research areas include: (i) heat transfer and chemical reactions in packed and fluidized beds, (ii) multiphase flows in water treatment, (iii) granular flow stability pertinent to segregation and mixing, and (iv) development of numerical techniques and virtual process models. Dr Hou has published 60+ articles and attracted more than $2M AUD research funds.

Dr Hou has also received various awards in the past, reflecting the recognition at different stages, and been invited to give plenary/keynote talks at different international conferences.




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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 44 Article
  • 3 Conference Paper
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Review Article

CFD-DEM simulation of drying of food grains with particle shrinkage

Azmir, J., Hou, Q. & Yu, A., 1 Feb 2019, In : Powder Technology. 343, p. 792-802 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

CFD-DEM study on the mixing characteristics of binary particle systems in a fluidized bed of refuse-derived fuel

Wang, L-J., Wei, G-C., Duan, S-P. & Hou, Q-F., 2 Jan 2019, In : Particulate Science and Technology. 37, 1, p. 51-59 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

DEM study of size segregation of wet particles under vertical vibration

Zhao, L. L., Li, Y. W., Yang, X-D., Jiao, Y. & Hou, Q. F., 1 Jul 2019, In : Advanced Powder Technology. 30, 7, p. 1386-1399 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Discrete element method study of solid descending and residence properties in COREX shaft furnace with center gas supply device

Zhou, H., Hou, Q. F., Kou, M. Y., Yao, S. & Wu, S. L., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Iron and Steel Research International. 26, 7, p. 669-678 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Experimental and numerical investigation of particle flow and mixing characteristics in an internally circulating fluidized bed

Wang, L., Wei, G., Jiang, J., Duan, S., Xu, L., Yuan, W. & Hou, Q., 20 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan. 52, 1, p. 89-98 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review