Ning Yang, Ph.D, Professor

State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems

Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Telephone: 01082544913 
Address: P.O.Box 353, Beijing
Postcode: 100190 

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Research Areas

Multiphase Flow and Reaction Systems
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Reactor Optimization and Process Simulation

Industrial Application of Multiscale Simulation


Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Bachelor on Mineral Processing 
China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), Master on Mineral Processing
Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences , Ph.D on Chemical Engineering


Work Experience

2013.12-2014.3 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Advanced Visiting Scholar

2004-10--2006-2 Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse (CNRS, France), Post-doc

Honors & Distinctions

Qiushi Outstanding Young Scholar Award for Research Achievements and Transformation, 2013, China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)

China Young Scholar Award in Particle Technology, 2014, China Society of Particuology (CSP)

SCEJ Award for Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer (SCEJ)



1.         Qin, C., Chen, C., Xiao, Q., Yang, N.*, Yuan, C., Kunkelmann, C., Cetinkaya, M.,  Muelheim, K., CFD-PBM simulation of droplets size distribution in rotor-stator mixing devices, Chemical Engineering Science, 2016, 155, 16-26  

2.         Shi, W., Yang, N.*, Yang, X., A Kinetic Inlet Model For CFD Simulation of Large-scale Bubble Columns, Chemical Engineering Science, 2016, 158, 108-116

3.         Jiang, X., Yang, N.*, Zhu, J., Yang, B., On the single and two-bubble class models for bubble column reactors. Chemical Engineering Science, 2015, 123, 514-526.

4.         Xu, T., Jiang, X., Yang, N.*, Zhu, J., CFD simulation of internal-loop airlift reactor using EMMS drag model. Particuology, 2015, 19, 124-132.

5.         Han, Q., Yang, N.*, Zhu, J.*, Liu, M., Onset velocity of circulating fluidization and particle residence time distribution: A CFD-DEM study, Particuology, 2015, 21, 187-195.

6.         Yang, N.*, Mesoscale transport phenomena and mechanisms in gas-liquid reaction systems. In: Guy B. Marin and Jinghai Li, eds., Advances in Chemical Engineering (book chapter), 46, 245-280.

7.         Xiao, Q., Yang, N.*, Zhu, J., Guo, L., Modeling of cavern formation in yield stress fluids in stirred tanks. AIChE Journal, 2014, 60(8), 3057-3070.

8.         Wu, H., Shu, S., Yang, N.*, Lian, G., Zhu, S., Liu, M., Modeling of power characteristics for multistage rotor-stator mixers of shear-thinning fluids. Chemical Engineering Science, 2014, 117, 173-182

9.         Xiao, Q., Yang, N.*, Li, J., 2013. Stability-constrained multi-fluid CFD models for gas-liquid flow in bubble columns. Chemical Engineering Science, 2013, 100, 279-292

10.      Shu, S., Yang, N.*, 2013. Direct numerical simulation of bubble dynamics using phase-field model and lattice Boltzmann method. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. In press.

11.      Li, X., Yang, N.*, 2013. Modeling the light distribution in airlift photobioreactors under simultaneous external and internal illumination using the two-flux model. Chemical Engineering Science. 88, 16-22.

12.      Wang, Y., Xiao, Q., Yang, N.*, Li, J., 2012. In-depth exploration of the Dual-Bubble-Size model for bubble columns. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 51, 2077-2083.

13.      Yang, N.*, 2012. A multi-scale framework for CFD modeling of multi-phase systems based on the EMMS approach. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics. 12, 220-229.

14.      Chen, J., Yang, N.*, Ge, W., Li, J., 2012. Stability-driven structure evolution: Exploring the intrinsic similarity between gas-solid and gas-liquid systems. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering. 20, 167-177.

15.      Yang, N.*, Wu, Z., Chen, J., Wang, Y., Li, J., 2011. Multi-scale analysis of gas-liquid interaction and CFD simulation of gas-liquid flow in bubble columns. Chemical Engineering Science. 66, 3212-3222.

16.      Yang, N.*, Chen, J., Ge, W., Li, J., 2010. A conceptual model for analyzing the stability condition and regime transition in bubble columns. Chemical Engineering Science 65, 517-526.

17.      Chen, J., Yang, N.*, Ge, W., Li, J., 2009. Modeling of regime transition in bubble columns with stability condition. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 48, 290-301.

18.      Chen, J, Yang, N.*, Ge, W., Li, J., 2009. Computational fluid dynamics simulation of regime transition in bubble columns incorporating the dual-bubble-size model. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 48, 8172-8179.

19.      Yang, N.*, Chen, J., Zhao, H., Ge, W.*, Li, J.*, 2007. Explorations on multi-scale structure and stability condition in bubble columns. Chemical Engineering Science, 62, 6978-6991.

20.      Yang, N., Wang, W., Zhao, H., Ge, W., Li, J., 2006. Structure-oriented multi-scale simulation of two-phase flowsmethodology and application. Keynote paper on Fifth International Conference on CFD in the Process Industries, CSIRO, Melbourne.

21.      Yang, N.*, Wang, W., Ge, W., Li, J., 2004. Simulation of heterogeneous structure in a circulating fluidized-bed riser by combining the two-fluid model with the EMMS approach. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 43, 5548-5561.

22.      Yang, N.*, Wang, W., Ge, W., Li, J., 2003. CFD simulation of concurrent-up gas-solid flow in circulating fluidized beds with structure-dependent drag coefficient, Chemical Engineering Journal, 96, 71-80.

23.      Yang, N.*, Wang, W., Ge, W., Li, J., 2003. Analysis of flow structure and calculation of drag coefficient for concurrent-up gas-solid flow. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 11(1), 79-84.

Research Interests

Meso-scale structures and meso-science in multiphase reactor systems

Stability-constrained multi-scale CFD models for gas-liquid-solid systems

Direct numerical simulation of gas-liquid flows and mass transfer

Advanced experimental measurements of gas-liquid flows and mass transfer

CFD modeling for industrial processes (Incorporated with SinoPec, Synfuel China, BP, BASF, Unilever, TOTAL), e.g., F-T synthesis, CO2 Mineralization, Residual oil hydrogenation, Crystalization


       A Multi-Scale Framework for CFD Modeling of Multi-Phase Complex Systems Based On the EMMS Approach, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, 2012-10,Yang, N., Li, J.
       New Insight into the Multi-Scale Modeling of Gas-Liquid Complex Flow in Bubble Column Reactors, 4th International Conference on Multiscale Structures and Systems in Process Engineering, 2012-09, Beijing, Yang, N., Xiao, Q., Wu, Z., Chen, J., Li, J.
       Multiscale Analysis of Gas-Liquid Interaction and CFD Simulation of Gas-Liquid Flow in Bubble Columns, 10th International Conference on Gas-liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering, Brague, 2011-06,Yang, N., Wu, Z., Chen, J., Wang, Y., Li, J. 
       CFD SIMULATION OF BUBBLY FLOW BASED ON THE DUAL-BUBBLE-SIZE MODEL, 8th International Conference of CFD in Process Engineering, 2011-06, Trodheim, Wu, Z., Yang, N., Chen, J. Li, J