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Yuanhai Su

Associate Professor

Department of:   Chemical Engineering

Phone:  18321226021

Email:  y.su@sjtu.edu.cn


2002.09-2006.07:BE, Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University


PhD, Chemical Engineering, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (Chinese Academy of Sciences), under supervision of Prof. Guangwen Chen and Prof. Quan Yuan

Working Experience

2011.10-2012.02:Research associate, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
2012.03-2013.10: Postdoc (Humboldt Fellow, host: Prof. Eugeny Kenig), Paderborn University
2013.11-2016.02: Postdoc (Marie Curie Fellow, host: Prof.Timothy Noël), Eindhoven University of Technology
2016.03-present:Associate Professor (Recipient of Thousand Youth Talents Plan), School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Research interests
1) Microreactor technology, process intensification and flow chemistry
2) Transport phenomena and reactions in multiphase systems 
3) Design and fabrication of novel reactors; Photochemical and polymerization Engineering

Selected Publications

After joining in SJTU

[1] X. Pu, G.X. Li, Y. Song,M.J. Shang, Y.H. Su*, Droplet coalescence phenomena during liquid-liquid heterogeneous reactions in microreactors, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017, 56 (43), 12316–12325

[2] K. Kuijpers, M.A. H. van Dijk, Q.G. Rumeur, V. Hessel, Y.H. Su*, T. Noël*, A sensitivity analysis of a numbered-up photomicroreactor system,  Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, 2, 109–115 

[3] G.X. Li, M.J. Shang, Y. Song,Y.H. Su*,Characterization of liquid-liquid mass transfer performance in a capillary microreactor system, AIChE Journal, 2018, 64, 1106–1116.

[4] Y. Song, M.J. Shang, G.X Li, Z.H. Luo, Y.H. Su*, Influence of mixing performance on polymerization of acrylamide in capillary microreactors, AIChE Journal, 2018, 64, 1828-1840.

[5]W.H. Xu, Y.H. Su*, Y. Song, M.J. Shang, L. Zha, Q.H. Lu*, Process analysis on preparation of cyclobutanetetracarboxylic dianhydride in a photomicroreactor within gas-liquid Taylor flow, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,2018, 57, 2476-2485.

[6]X. Pu, Y.H. Su*, Heterogeneous catalysis in microreactors with nanofluids for fine chemicals syntheses: Benzylation of toluene with benzyl chloride over silica-immobilized FeCl3 catalyst, Chemical Engineering Science, 2018,184, 200-208.

[7] L. Zha, X.Pu, M.J. Shang, G.X. Li, W.H. Xu, Q.H. Lu, Y.H. Su*, A study on the micromixing performance in microreactors for polymer solutions, AIChE Journal, 2018, 64: 3479–3490.

[8] G.X. Li, X.Pu, M.J. Shang, L. Zha,  Y.H. Su*, Intensification of liquid-liquid two-phase mass transfer in a capillary microreactor system, AIChE Journal, 2018,DOI.10.1002/aic.16211. 

[9] Y. Song, M.J. Shang*, H. Zhang, W.H. Xu, X. Pu, Q.H. Lu, Y.H. Su*, Process characteristics and rheological properties of free radical polymerization in microreactors,  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2018, 57,10922-10934.

[10] Y. Song, J.N. Song, M.J. Shang, W.H. Xu, S.E. Liu, B.Y. Liu, Q.H. Lu, Y.H. Su*,

 Hydrodynamics and mass transfer performance during the chemical oxidative polymerization of aniline in microreactors,  Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 353, 769-780.

Before joining in SJTU

[1] Y.H. Su, K. Kuijpers, V. Hessel, T. Noël*, A convenient numbering-up strategy for the scale-up of gas-liquid photoredox catalysis in flow, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2016, 1, 73-81.
[2] N.J.W. Straathof#, Y.H. Su#, V. Hessel, T. Noël*, Gas-liquid visible light photoredox catalysis in continuous-flow photochemical reactors, Nature Protocols, 2016, 11, 10-21. #Authors contributed equally.
[3] H.P.L. Gemoets, Y.H. Su, M.S. Shang, V. Hessel, R. Luque, T. Noël*, Liquid phase oxidation chemistry in continuous-flow microreactors, Chemical Society Reviews, 2016, 45, 83-117.
[4] Y.H. Su, V. Hessel, T. Noël*, A compact photomicroreactor design for kinetic studies of gas-liquid photocatalytic transformations, AIChE Journal, 2015, 61, 2215–2227.
[5] Y.H. Su, G.W. Chen, E.Y. Kenig*, An experimental study on the numbering-up of microchannels for liquid mixing, Lab on a Chip, 2015, 15, 179-187.
[6] Y.H. Su, A., Talla, V. Hessel, T. Noël*, Controlled Photocatalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Thiols to Disulfides in an Energy Efficient Photomicroreactor, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2015, 38, 1733-1742.
[7] Y.H. Su, N.J.W. Straathof, V. Hessel, T. Noël*, Photochemical Transformations Accelerated in Continuous-Flow Reactors: Basic Concepts and Applications, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2014, 20, 10562 -10589.
[8] Y.H. Su, A. Lautenschleger, G.W. Chen, E.Y. Kenig*, A numerical study on liquid mixing in multi-channel micromixers, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014, 53, 390–401.
[9] Y.H. Su, G.W. Chen*, Q. Yuan, Effect of viscosity on hydrodynamics of liquid processes in microchannels, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2014, 37, 427-434.
[10] E.Y. Kenig*, Y.H. Su, A. Lautenschleger, P. Chasanis, M. Grünewald, Micro-separation of fluid systems: A state-of-the-art review, Separation and Purification Technology, 2013, 120, 245-264.
[11] Y.H. Su, G.W. Chen*, Q. Yuan, Influence of hydrodynamics on liquid mixing during Taylor flow in a microchannel, AIChE Journal, 2012, 58: 1660-1670.
[12] Y.Z. Chen, Y.H. Su, F.J. Jiao, G.W. Chen*, A simple and efficient synthesis protocol for sulfonation of nitrobenzene under solvent-free conditions via a microreactor, RSC Advances, 2012, 2: 5637-5644.
[13] Y.H. Su, Y.C. Zhao, F.J. Jiao, G.W. Chen*, Q. Yuan, The intensification of rapid reactions for multiphase systems in a microchannel reactor by packing microparticles, AIChE Journal, 2011, 57: 1409-1418.
[14] Y.H. Su, G.W. Chen*, Q. Yuan, Ideal micromixing performance in packed microchannels, Chemical Engineering Science. 2011, 66: 2912-2919.
[15] Y.H. Su, Y.C. Zhao, G.W. Chen*, Q. Yuan, Liquid-liquid two-phase flow and mass transfer characteristics in packed microchannels, Chemical Engineering Science. 2010, 65: 3947-3956.
[16] Y.H. Su, G.W. Chen*, Y.C. Zhao, Q. Yuan, Intensification of liquid-liquid two-phase mass transfer by gas agitation in a microchannel, AIChE Journal. 2009, 55, 1948-1958.