Dr Zhengbiao Peng

Dr Zhengbiao Peng

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Peng was awarded his PhD from Southeast University in China. Upon completing PhD, Dr Peng commenced his research career as a full-time researcher in the School of Engineering at The University of Newcastle.

Dr Peng’s main research strength and expertise lies in flow hydrodynamics and process thermodynamics of multiphase systems that involve solid, liquid and gas phases, which have been central to many Australian key industries, particularly the minerals, energy, water, food, and pharmaceutical industries. His research ranges from fundamental studies of physics, through applied investigations, to the development of new technologies using advanced experimental, numerical, and theoretical approaches.

Dr Peng's most significant contributions to the field have been a series of fundamental studies that have significantly deepened the understanding of the physics underlying processes involving solid particles, liquid droplets and gas bubbles, especially complex physical/chemical interactions between particles and fluid phases. Dr Peng has programmed the in-house codes of most popular / powerful numerical models (CFD/LBM/VOF/DNS/DEM) for modelling a wide range of chemical engineering processes. He has published new theories, critical experimental evidence and novel models/algorithms, which have addressed scientific challenging problems in the field of multiphase flow and processes. Peng's work had also delivered direct solutions to challenging problems in industry, such as effective mitigation strategies for various explosion scenarios in underground mines, detonation and flame arresting properties of reverse thermal oxidizer devices, optimisation of large-scale oil/water separators (with capacities up to 100L/s), identification of lower explosive limit in molybdenum plants, etc.

His recent research performance / achievements were recognised by the prestigious Excellence Award for Outstanding Research at UoN (2020). Dr Peng's high international standing and reputation may also be attested by his contributions to the profession: regular referee of world-top discipline journals, editorial board member of discipline SCI journals, invited assessor for highly competitive research grants (ARC and NISDRG), and invited seminar speaker in top universities.

Currently, Dr Peng is the chief investigator along with A/Prof Elham Doroodchi and Prof Behdad Moghtaderi on an ARC Discovery project (DP200102605), "Bubble dynamics in fine droplets: behaviour and control", and with Prof Moghtaderi on several industry funded research projects mostly relating to mine safety and greenhouse gases abatement. Dr Peng strives to achieve excellence in research and make contributions to the engineering profession and to the community at large.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Southeast University Peoples Republic of China

Keywords

  • 1. Particle technology
  • 2. Fluid mechanics
  • 3. Fluid-solid coupling and heat and mass transfer
  • 4. Particle-bubble & particle-droplet interaction
  • 5. Fractal-like aggregate dynamics
  • 6. Combustion & explosion
  • 7. Ice nucleation & freezing of micro-droplets
  • 8. Segment flow tubular microreactors
  • 9. Self-assembly dynamics of nano-particles

Languages

  • Mandarin (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
400406 Powder and particle technology 40
401299 Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering not elsewhere classified 40
340602 Chemical thermodynamics and energetics 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2020 Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Research
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
CHEE3731 Modelling of separation process
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Provides an understanding of simple model development, transfer functions, block diagram representation and analysis, and simple control systems. Most of the model development is based on simple unit operations and separation processes. Also provides students with the fundamentals necessary to design or evaluate a broad range of separation processes.
Lecturer 25/7/2017 - 1/1/0001
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 14
Total funding $1,511,977

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20212 grants / $299,178

Airbag Explosion Suppression System for Mitigation of VAM Explosions $286,678

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G2001510
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

Simulation and assessment of water flow rate in Aquator Class 1 (T20 and T100) manufactured by Tank Solutions company$12,500

Funding body: Tank Solutions Pty Ltd

Funding body Tank Solutions Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2100792
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20202 grants / $305,649

Bubble Dynamics in Fine Droplets: Behaviour and Control$289,336

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G1900137
Type Of Funding C1200 - Aust Competitive - ARC
Category 1200
UON Y

Mathematical Modelling of Molybdenum Dust Concentration in a Molybdenum Storage Tank$16,313

Funding body: Worley Services Pty Limited

Funding body Worley Services Pty Limited
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000965
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20194 grants / $602,846

Computational Fluid Dynamic Modelling of a Generic VAM Abatement Plant Under Hot Flow Conditions$331,000

Funding body: Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern

Funding body Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Hui Song, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901008
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Simulation of VAM Fluid dynamic properties for a generic VAM abatement plant with out heat source (Cold Flow Modelling)$215,000

Funding body: Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern

Funding body Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Hui Song, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901007
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Modelling to determine the optimum gap distance between the mine fan outlet and VAM capture duct inlet$49,000

Funding body: Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern

Funding body Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Hui Song
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900573
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

CD Modelling to determine the optimum length of a collapsible interface duct to quickly separate the abatement unit from the mine fan evase under abnormal conditions$7,846

Funding body: Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern

Funding body Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900825
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20183 grants / $300,404

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling of Reverse Thermal Oxidisers for VAM Abatement; Phase-II$207,200

Funding body: ACARP (Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program)

Funding body ACARP (Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program)
Project Team

Behdad Moghtaderi, David Fletcher, Elham Doroodchi, Zhengbiao Peng

Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

Assessment of Tank Solutions' Aquator Class 1 Oil Water Separator Performance$46,602

Funding body: Tank Solutions Pty Ltd

Funding body Tank Solutions Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Mohammad Alam, Mr Mohammed Jabbar Ajrash Al-Zuraiji
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801252
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Assessment of Tank Solutions' Aquator Class 1 Oil Water Separator Performance$46,602

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Mohammad Alam, Mr Mohammed Jabbar Ajrash Al-Zuraiji
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1900041
Type Of Funding C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
UON Y

20151 grants / $1,500

APCChE 2015 Congress, Melnourne Australia, 27 Sept-1 Oct 2015 $1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501051
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,200

21st International Conference on Fluidized bed Combustion, Naples, Italy, 3-6 June 2012$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200541
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,200

Particulate Processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry III, Gold Coast Australia, 24 - 29 July 2011$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100699
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Influence of Turbulence on Coarse Particle Detachment from Air Bubbles PhD (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Ultrasonic-Assisted Freezing of Micro-sized Water Droplets PhD (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 48
China 29
India 9
United Kingdom 2
Saudi Arabia 2
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Dr Zhengbiao Peng

Position

Research Associate
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email zhengbiao.peng@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40339204

Office

Room G11
Building NIER C Block
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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