Dr. Qinfu Hou is an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) Fellow and Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Monash University Australia. He was awarded a PhD in 2012 at UNSW Australia, ME and BE in 2003 and 2000 respectively at Northeastern University of China. Dr Hou has published 70+ articles and secured 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. 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) flows through rigorous cutting-edge multiscale modelling techniques, experiments and theoretical analysis. His main research areas include: (i) heat/mass 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.
ARC DECRA Fellow and Research Fellow
Monash University Australia