Dr. Jesse Zhu - Advanced Processing PTG Leader

University of Western Ontario
Dept. Engineering



Dr. Zhu's main research interests are in the powder handling, fluid-particle and multiphase systems. His current research interests include circulating fluidized bed riser and downer reactors, liquid-solid and gas-liquid-solid circulating fluidized beds, fluidization regime transition, mixing, heat transfer, modelling and design of fluidized bed reactors, and fluidization of cohesive fine and ultrafine powders, plus many new applications of powder technology. His most important research achievements include the establishment of the new concept "high density riser" flow, milestone work on liquid-solids circulating fluidized bed and downer fluidized bed, and more recently the development of novel technologies that can efficiently handle ultrafine powders real for industrial applications.


Platform Technology Group: Advanced Processing
Research Keywords: Fluidization, powder technology, ultrafine powders, reactor design, powder coating, pharmaceutical tablet coating, pulmonary drug delivery, biological processes, wastewater treatment
Phone: (519) 661-3807
E-mail: jzhu@uwo.ca
Personal web page: http://www.zhu.ca/
Research Projects: Processing, formulation and delivery system of Ontario Ginseng
Trainees: Sima Manifar (GS), Ying Ma (T)