Ruiping Zou

Assoc Professor

1991 …2021

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Biography

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).

Research area keywords

  • Particle simulation
  • Multiphase flow

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