1991 …2024

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Dr Ruiping Zou is an Associate Professor (Research) at Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University Australia (2015- ). She received B.Eng. (1986) from North-Eastern University China, M.Eng. (1990) from University of Wollongong Australia and PhD (1998) from UNSW Australia. She was an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (1998-2000), Research Fellow/Adjunct Lecturer (2001-2008) and Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer (2008-2015) with UNSW Australia. She has been the Manager for Lab. for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems (SIMPAS: www.monash.edu/engineering/simpas) since 2002,  and the Node Director (Vic) of the ARC Hub for Computational Particle Technology (CPT: www.monash.edu/comparticletech) since 2016.

She is a leading scientist in particle/powder technology, has authored/co-authored over 140 Journal papers, book chapters and conference papers including 80 referred Journal papers; attracted > 3.5M A$ research grants through various university and ARC competitive schemes including 8 ARC projects and 2 ARC Hubs; supervising/co-supervising 26 postgraduate students (18 graduated), and been referee for ARC grant applications and various learned journals including Powder Technology, Chemical Engineering Science, and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. She has been the managing editor for the Journal of Powder Technology since 2016 (2016-2022),

Research interests

Powder/particle technology: particle characterisation; particle packing characteristics and porosity prediction; particle-structure-property relations; processing and handling of bulk/particulate materials; simulation of particulate systems, and applications in mineral/metallurgy/material industries.

Supervision interests

  • She has graduated 18 PhD and Masters by research students as co-supervisor/principal supervisor at UNSW Australia, and currently, acts as the principal supervisor for three PhDs and co-supervisor for five PhDs as at Monash.

Community service

  • Being the Manager of Simpas (a world-leading particle Lab for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems), currently consisting of 56 researchers, since 2002. (www.monash.edu/engineering/simpas)

  • Being the OZ reader for ARC DP and LP grant applications since 2002.

  • Being the referee for various learned journals including Powder Technology, Chemical Engineering Science and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research; also reviewing papers for international conferences such as Chemeca and Powders and Grain.

  • Being the conference coordinator of  1) The 3rd Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steel Making, Aug. 2010, Sydney, Australia; 2) Powders and Grains International Conference, July 2013, Sydney, Australia; 3) the 2nd Australia-China Joint Symposium on Minerals and Metallurgy, July 2014, Sydney, Australia; 4) The Australia-China Joint Workshop on Multi-phase Flow, Dec. 2015, Suzhou, China; 5) The 6th Australia-China-Japan iron making conference, Nov. 2016, Melbourne, Australia; 6) The 2nd International Symposium on Computational Particle Technology, Dec. 2018. Melbourne, Australia. 

  • Being the Centre Coordinator of Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials (3-M Centre) (2013-2015).

  • Being the Node Director (Melbourne)  (and acting Hub Manager, 2019 March- )for ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology ( www.monash.edu/comparticletech ), currently consisting of 115 researchers and industrial partners since 2016 (2016-2021)

  • Being the managing Editor of Powder and Technology since 2016 (2016-2022), Elsevier Journal (ISSN: 0032-5910).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Research area keywords

  • Particle simulation
  • Multiphase flow

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