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Yi Chen

PhD,Assistant Professor

Address:Room 337, 3688 Nanhai Blvd, Shenzhen, China 518060

Education Background:

2010,University of Wollongong,PhD in Applied Mathematics

2006,University of Wollongong,Master in Mathematics

2005,Melbourne University,Double majors in Mathematics and Physics

Working Experience:

09.2016-12.2016, Beijing Institute of Technology,Associate Professor

08.2012-08.2016, University of Nottingham Ningbo,Assistant Professor

07.2010-12.2011, University of Adelaide,Senior Research Associate

11.2009-06.2010, University of Wollongong,Research Fellow

Research/Teaching interest:

My research interests lie primarily in mathematical modeling and computational simulations. In particular, multi-disciplinary research in micro- and nano-mechanics. Recent research has been done in nano particle-laden flow, energy and gas storage inside nanomaterials, modeling in phase change materials and coupled solid and liquid problems. I am particularly interested to extend my current research areas into applied partial differential equations and condensed matter physics research. On the other hand, I am interested to teach calculus, linear algebra, engineering mathematics, numerical analysis and partial differential equations.


Article entitled ”Carbon nanotubes as a nonlinear buckled beam for nanoelectromechanical systems” is awarded International Conference Best Paper Awards by ICAMEM2014.

IOP Nanotechnology Highlights 2011 (Paper entitled “Hydrogen storage inside graphene-oxide frameworks”)

Must read paper of IJTAMM Vol.1 (2) 2009 (Paper entitled “Spiral motion of carbon atoms and C60 fullerenes inside single-walled carbon nanotubes”)

CO-I of NSFC (Youth Programme 51506103) on the topic of ”Droplet fission and emulsion templated microparticle mechanics in bifurcated bilayer microfluidic system” (China, 200,000 RMB)

CO-I of Ningbo Natural Science Foundation on the topic of ”Multi-physicochemical transport processes in porous media with application to energy conversion and storage devices” (Ningbo, 2013, 40,000 RMB)

PI of Ningbo Natural Science Foundation on the topic of ”Mathematical modeling and MD simulations on encapsulating PM2.5 using nanomaterials” (Ningbo, 2014, 30,000 RMB)

CO-I of Qianjiang Talent Scheme on the topic of ”Performance and durability enhancement of approach slabs strengthened with hybrid fiber-reinforced concrete” (Zhejiang, 2014, 50,000 RMB)

Participating in Discovery Project Grant on the topic of Nanomechanics, Australia Research Council

Peer-reviewed papers:

Y. Chan and J.J. Wylie (2017) A continuum model of lithium ion transport inside

graphene and nanotubes (Submitted to International Journal of Engineering Science for publication).

Y. Chan, B.Wu, Y. Ren and L. Xia (2017) Analytical solution for Newtonian flow inside a carbon nanotube taking into consideration of van der Waals forces (Submitted to Journal of Mathematical Chemistry for publication).

Y. Ren, K.S. Koh, L.K. Liong, M. Yew, J.K. Chin, Y. Chan, Y. Yan (2017) Droplet fission and breakup dynamics in bi-layer bifurcated microchannel (Submitted to Microfluidics and Nanofluidics for publication).

Y. Chan, J.J. Wylie, L. Xia, Y. Ren and Y-T. Chen (2016) Modeling on particle-laden flow inside nanomaterials, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 472: 20160289.

Y. Chan, L. Xia, Y. Ren, Lin Dong Li and Yuting Chen (2016) A coupled velocity and temperature problem of the spinning extruded column in a micro-extrusion, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 103, pp. 965-973.

Y. Chan and R.G. Haverkamp (2016) A new force-extension formula for stretched macro-molecules and polymers based on Ising model, Physica A: Statistical mechanics and its applications, Vol. 463, pp. 467-474.

Y. Chan and Y. Ren (2016) Effects of surface charges on the desalination using functionalized graphene, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Vol. 4, pp. 602-607.

Y. Chan (2016) Mathematical modelling and MD simulations on ultra-filtration using graphene sheet, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Vol. 54, pp. 1041-1056.

Y. Chan, L. Xia, Y. Ren and Y-T. Chen (2015) Multi-scale modelling on PM2.5 encapsulation inside doubly layered graphene, Micro & Nano Letters, Vol. 10, pp. 696-699.

L. Xia, T. Yang, Y. Chan, L. Tang and Y-T. Chen (2015) Optimisation of direct expansion (DX) cooling coils aiming to building energy efficiency, Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, Vol. 3, pp. 47-59.

Y. Chan (2015) Mathematical modeling and simulations on massive hydrogen yield using functionalized nanomaterials, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Vol. 53, pp. 1280-1293.

Y-T. Chen and Y. Chan (2015) Modeling and simulations on CO2 storage using graphene, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1079-1080, pp. 95-98.

Y. Chan, N. Thamwattana and J. M. Hill (2015) Carbon nanotubes as a nonlinear buckled beam for nanoelectromechanical systems, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1082, pp. 535-538.

L. Xia and Y. Chan (2015) Investigation of the enhancement effect of heat transfer using micro channel, Energy Procedia, Vol. 75, pp. 912-918.

Y. Chan (2015) Mathematical modelling on seawater desalination using nanomaterials, Materials Today: Proceedings, Vol. 2, pp. 113-117.

Y. Chan and M. Deng (2014) Stress distribution on a two phase problem in micro-

extrusion, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1004, pp. 1285-1288.

Y. Chan (2013) Mathematical modeling on ultra-filtration using functionalized carbon nanotube, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 328, pp. 664-668.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2013) Ion selectivity using membranes comprising functionalized carbon nanotubes, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Vol. 51, pp. 1258-1273.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2012) Carbon nanotori as traps for atoms and ions, Physica B, Vol. 407, pp. 3479-3483.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2012) Modeling on ion rejection using membranes comprising ultra-small radii carbon nanotubes, European Physical Journal B, Vol. 85: 56.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2011) Dynamics of benzene molecules situated in metal-organic frameworks, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Vol. 49, pp. 2190-2209.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2011) Hydrogen storage inside graphene-oxide frameworks, Nanotechnology, Vol. 22: 305403.

Y. Chan, N. Thamwattana and J. M. Hill (2011) Axial buckling of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nanopeapods, European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids, Vol. 30, pp. 794-806.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2011) A mechanical model for single-file transport of water through carbon nanotube membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 372, pp. 57-65.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2011) Lithium ions storage between two graphene sheets,

Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol. 6: 203.

Y. Chan, R. K. Lee and J. M. Hill (2011)Metallofullerenes in composite carbon nanotubes as a nanocomputing memory device, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 10, pp. 947-952.

Y. Chan (2010) Some mathematical models arising in nano- and bio-technology, Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society, Vol. 82, pp. 165-166.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2010) Modelling interaction of atoms and ions with graphene, Micro & Nano Letters, Vol. 5, pp. 247-250.

Y. Chan and J. M. Hill (2010) Some novel plane trajectories for carbon atoms and

fullerenes captured by two fixed parallel carbon nanotubes, European Physical Journal D, Vol. 59, pp. 367-374.

Y. Chan, R. G. Haverkamp and J. M. Hill (2010) Force-extension formula for the worm-like chain model from a variational principle, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 262, pp. 498-504.

Y. Chan, N. Thamwattana and J. M. Hill (2009) Spiral motion of carbon atoms and C60 fullerenes inside single-walled carbon nanotubes, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics, Vol. 1, pp. 176-192.

Y. Chan, N. Thamwattana and J. M. Hill (2009) Restricted three body problems at the nanoscale, Few-Body Systems, Vol. 46, pp. 239-247.

Y. Chan, G. M. Cox, R. G. Haverkamp and J. M. Hill (2009) Mechanical model for a collagen fibril pair in extracellular matrix, European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters, Vol. 38, pp. 487-493.

Y. Chan, N. Thamwattana, G. M. Cox and J. M. Hill (2009) Mechanics of nanoscale orbiting systems, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Vol. 46, pp. 1271-1291.

Y. Chan, N. Thamwattana and J. M. Hill (2009) Magnetic field driven nano tippe top, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 6, pp. 1013-1020.

Conference papers:

W.S.L. Wah, Y.T. Chen, Y. Chan, and Y. Ren, Distinguishing damage effects from

temperature effects for damage detection of civil structures, The 2016 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research (ACEM16) /The 2016 Structures Congress (Structures16), August 28 − September 1, 2016, ICC JEJU, Jeju Island, Korea.

Y. Ren, Y. Chan, L.D. Li, T.Wu, and Y.T. Chen, Numerical investigation of polymer melt flow and heat transfer in phase change driven micro - extrusion process , International Heat Transfer Symposium and the Heat Powered Cycles Conference, June 26 − 29, 2016, Nottingham, UK.

Y. Chan, G. M. Cox and J. M. Hill (2008) A carbon atom orbiting around the outside of a carbon nanotube, In Proceedings of International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 152-155 Feb 2008, ICONN 2008, Melbourne.