Dr Steven Wang
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
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Steven Wang obtained Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from The University of Melbourne, Australia. In CSIRO (the federal research body in Australia) fluid mechanics and chaos laboratories, Steven's PhD concerned the motion of inertial particles in chaotic flow, externally supervised by Prof David V Boger (FRS), Monash University. Steven joined CSIRO as an experimental scientist in 2008 and developed expertise in natural gas processing, fluid mechanics as well as complex control systems. Upon completion of his PhD, Steven started his first postdoc with Prof. Gareth McKinley and studied a Leidenfrost effect at non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He did his second postdoc with Prof. Erich Windhab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and was working on food processing, a levitation physics as well as bubbly flow. While at ETH, he was also a project manager for an industrial project looking at mixing of shear-sensitive fruits in non-Newtonian fluids. In addition, he was investigating a novel fluidization technology for sterilization of food powders.
At Newcastle, Steven is working on PM2.5 capture, bioinspired engineering, a levitation physics, plasma technology and multiphase flow. Steven is presently collaborating with fluids groups from the USA (including MIT and Princeton University), Food Processing Group at ETH, Environmental Fluid Mechanics Group at ETH, CFD group at CAS, Transport Phenomena Group at Kobe University and CSIRO Fluids and Energy Groups.
Steven won the IFS (Institute of Sustainability) grant in 2017. Steven was a Victoria Fellow (2014), winner of ETH seed grant (2016), awardee of a prestigious Victoria Postdoc Fellowship for MIT postdoc training (6 awardees in total), and awardee of a CSIRO OCE Postdoc Fellowship. He also managed to obtain grants that are relevant to industrial applications, including JRE 2012, and JRE 2013. He obtained best scientific image award, 2nd place, in annual conference organized by Competence Center for Materials and Processes ETH (2016). In 2013, he was given a Sumitomo industrial funding to visit Sumitomo Heavy Industry in Japan. In August 2016, he was the keynote speaker at ACOM2016 conference held at Tendo, Japan. In April 2016, he was the invited guest speaker at WINTech2016 held at Kobe, Japan. In July 2017, he delivered a keynote speech at the 10th International Symposium on Catalysis in Multiphase Reactors.
2016- Lecturer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
2015-2016 Postdoc and Project Manager, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2014-2015 Postdoc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2008-2014 Experimental Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
2013 Visiting scholar, Kobe University, Japan
2013 Visiting engineer, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Japan
PM2.5, Bio-inspired engineering
Bubbly flow, Inertial Particles, Chaotic flow, Mixing
Leidenfrost, Levitation Physics
Fuel cell, hydrogen (module leader)
Thermodynamics (module leader)
- Ohmura N, Masuda H, Wang S. Intensification of Mixing Processes with Complex Fluids. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan 2017. In Press.
- Wang Y, Xu J, Wang S, Yang C. Quantitive relationship between fluid inhomogeneities and flow enhancement in nanotubes. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 6777-6782.
- Cheng D, Wang S, Kuipers JAM. Modelling study of gas-liquid mass transfer enhancement by cylindrical catalyst particles. Chemical Engineering Science 2017, 160, 80-84.
- Cheng D, Wang S, Yang C, Mao ZS. Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flow and Mixing in Gas-Liquid-Liquid Stirred Tanks. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Wang S, Stewart R, Metcalfe G. Visualization of the trapping of inertial particles in a laminar mixing tank. Chemical Engineering Science 2016, 143, 99-104.
- Wang S, Metcalfe G, Stewart RL, Wu J, Ohmura N, Feng X, Yang C. Solid–liquid separation by particle-flow-instability. Energy and Environmental Science 2014, 7, 3982-3988.