Professor Geoff Wang

EAIT Director China Res Partnership

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 53928


Professor Geoff Wang received his PhD in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering from the Northeastern University, Shenyang, China in 1990. After earned about 2-year Visiting Academic experience at University of New South Wales, he joined the University of Queensland in 1996 and has been leading in the research focusing on modeling and simulation of the Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering processes, such as iron ore sintering, iron- & steel-making, sustainable energy, coalbed methane (CBM) extraction and carbon dioxide capture and utilization including CO2 -sequestration with enhanced coalbed methane (CO2-ECBM) recovery. Professor Wang’s research activity and interests are directed towards developing energy and environmental technologies. He has made significant contributions to the field of research on fluid flow, heat and mass transfer in chemical reactors, particularly gas solid reaction kinetics associated with various porous media. He has been active and completed research programs in clean energy technologies such as pulverized coal injection into blast furnaces, hydrogen production through lower emission coal combustion, and CO2 electrochemical conversion to fuel or reusable chemicals.

Professor Wang is author of a monograph entitled "Pulverized Coal Injection Technology for Blast Furnaces" and has over 100 original journal publications and about 60 refereed conference papers, included 2 patents.

Research Interests

  • Environment & Energy
    • Modelling and Simulation - Numerical models for fluid flow, heat and mass transfer in various chemical reactors and porous media, such as pulverized coal injection (PCI) to blast furnace, coal reservoir simulation, gas separation through membrane etc. • Clean Coal Technologies – Hydrogen production through lower emission coal combustion, syngas Gas-to-Liquid fuel, underground coal gasification etc. • Clean Energy and Environmental Applications - Coalbed methane (CBM) recovery, CO2 capture through advanced membranes and nano-sized CaO sorbents, CO2 conversion and utilization, CO2 storage via geo-sequestration into coals (CO2-enhanced CBM). • Advanced Ironmaking and Steelmaking – blast furnace ironmaking with low-grade iron ore, grain refining for steels, inclusion control for clean steel etc.


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