Dr Siming You

  • Lecturer (Systems Power and Energy)

Research interests

Biography

I am a Lecturer in the Division of Systems, Power and Energy within the School of Engineering since December 2017. Before joining the School, I worked as a Research Fellow at NUS (National University of Singapore) Environmental Research Institute (2015 - 2017). Likewise, I served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanyang Technological University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014 and 2015, respectively. I received my Ph.D. in Thermo-fluids from Nanyang Technological University in October 2014, and my BEng from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in July 2008.

Research Interest

My research falls into the field of Bioenergy and Bioresources. Specifically, my main area of research focuses on designing and optimizing bioenergy systems and studying the techno-economic and environmental sustainability of bioenergy systems through system-level integration and optimization. The goal is to design bioenergy systems by demystifying the interactions between environmental and bioenergy systems (e.g., gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, etc) so that we could achieve a balance among carbon abatement potential, energy delivery (economics), and pollutant emissions, which are further subject to the demands of end users, policymakers, and investors, respectively.

Bioenergy system design

Knowledge Map of Bioenergy System Design

Specifically, I am working on

  • characterizing and model the pollutant emissions of bioenergy systems, and developing economic and sustainable emission control measures;
  • enhancing the valorisation of the products (e.g., syngas, biochar, biogas, and fly ash) of bioenergy systems;
  • designing and optimizing bioenergy systems in terms of techno-economic feasibility (cost-benefit analysis) and environmental sustainability (life cycle assessment);
  • mapping the economic and environmental benefits of bioenergy systems on both regional and global scales.

Some problems I am interested in are including but not limited to energy-efficient solid waste disposal solutions, the design of next-generation smart grid systems and the development of self-sustaining water treatment systems facilitated by decentralized bioenergy systems, and the productivity enhancement of agricultural systems with the products of bioenergy systems (e.g., biochar).

Expertise

Bioenergy Technologies and Systems, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Waste Management, Cost-benefit Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, Aerosol Dynamics and Measurement, Pollutant Emission Control

In the News

Strait Times: Found: Powerful ways of reusing waste

Moneysupermarket: The future of renewable energy


Grants

University of Glasgow: John Robertson Bequest Award, £1,250, March 2018 - December 2018, Role: PI


Supervision

I am always keen to have quality research students to join my research. If you are interested, please send me your CV and a proposed research topic or plan. Some student funding opportunities in the School could be found via this link. You could also find some existing PhD opportunities via this link. Information regarding China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD Scholarships could be found here. Note all applications need to go through the University's standard admission procedure. Exchange students and visiting scholars are also welcome.


Teaching

ENG5303: Advanced Thermal Engineering 5

Additional information

Service

  • Guest Editor: "Sustainable energy technologies for energy saving and carbon emission reduction", Applied Energy, 2017.
  • International Scientific Committee, "The 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2018)" Gangwon-do, Korea, 2018.
  • Executive Committee, "The 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET2016)", Singapore, 2016.
  • Invited reviewer for Langmuir, Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Energy, Building and Environment, Environmental Pollution, Energy, Bioresource Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Science of the Total Environment, Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Member, ULILAB-Conversion of Energy and Biochar from Biomass/Solid Waste Lab (EB2W), An international virtual lab of collective intelligence in Applied Energy
  • Outstanding Reviewer - Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Outstanding Reviewer - Applied Energy
  • Outstanding Reviewer - Energy
  • Outstanding Reviewer - Environmental Pollution
  • Outstanding Young Researcher/Principal Investigator Award 2018 - AIChE Singapore Local Section

All publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010
Number of items: 32.

2018

Yan, W.-C., Shen, Y., You, S. , Sim, S. H., Luo, Z.-L., Tong, Y. W. and Wang, C.-H. (2018) Model-based downdraft biomass gasifier operation and design for synthetic gas production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 178, pp. 476-493. (doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.009)

Yao, Z., You, S. , Ge, T. and Wang, C.-H. (2018) Biomass gasification for syngas and biochar co-production: Energy application and economic evaluation. Applied Energy, 209, pp. 43-55. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.10.077)

2017

You, S. , Tong, H., Armin-Hoiland, J., Tong, Y. W. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Techno-economic and greenhouse gas savings assessment of decentralized biomass gasification for electrifying the rural areas of Indonesia. Applied Energy, 208, pp. 495-510. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.10.001)

You, S. , Yao, Z., Dai, Y. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) A comparison of PM exposure related to emission hotspots in a hot and humid urban environment: Concentrations, compositions, respiratory deposition, and potential health risks. Science of the Total Environment, 599-60, pp. 464-473. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.217)

You, S. , Ok, Y. S., Chen, S. S., Tsang, D. C.W., Kwon, E. E., Lee, J. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) A critical review on sustainable biochar system through gasification: energy and environmental applications. Bioresource Technology, 246, pp. 242-253. (doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.177)

Ng, W. C., You, S. , Ling, R., Gin, K. Y.-H., Dai, Y. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Co-gasification of woody biomass and chicken manure: Syngas production, biochar reutilization, and cost-benefit analysis. Energy, 139, pp. 732-742. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.07.165)

Ng, W. C., You, S. , Ling, R. and Yew-Hoong Gin, K. (2017) Co-Gasification of Woody Biomass and Chicken Manure. AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 29 Oct - 30 Nov 2017.

Ramachandran, S., Yao, Z., You, S. , Massier, T., Stimming, U. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Life cycle assessment of a sewage sludge and woody biomass co-gasification system. Energy, 137, pp. 369-376. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.04.139)

You, S. , Yao, Z., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Particulate Emission from the Gasification of Solid Wastes: Feedstock-dependant Particle Size Distributions and Chemical Compositions. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Athens, Greece, 21-24 Jun 2017.

Wang, C.-H., Zhao, D., Tsutsumi, A. and You, S. (2017) Sustainable energy technologies for energy saving and carbon emission reduction. Applied Energy, 194, pp. 223-224. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.02.045)

You, S. , Neoh, K. G., Tong, Y. W., Dai, Y. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Variation of household electricity consumption and potential impact of outdoor PM2.5 concentration: a comparison between Singapore and Shanghai. Applied Energy, 188, pp. 475-484. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.019)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2017) Statistical analysis of fine particle resuspension from rough surfaces by turbulent flows. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 17(4), pp. 843-856. (doi:10.4209/aaqr.2016.03.0106)

2016

You, S. , Yao, Z., Dai, Y., Tong, Y.W. and Wang, C.H. (2016) Particulate Pollutants Emission from Gasification and Corresponding Inhalation Exposure Assessment. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-18 Nov 2016.

Yao, Z., You, S. , Yan, W.C., Dai, Y., Tong, Y.W. and Wang, C.H. (2016) Biomass Gasification in a Fixed Bed Downdraft Gasifier: Experimental Study and Comprehensive Reactor and Particle Modelling. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-18 Nov 2016.

You, S. , Dai, Y., Tong, Y.W., Wang, C.H. and Yao, Z. (2016) Size-Dependent Chemical Compositions in Particulate Matters from Major Outdoor Sources in a Megacity and Corresponding Inhalation Exposure Assessment. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-18 Nov 2016.

You, S. , Tong, Y. W., Neoh, K. G., Dai, Y. and Wang, C.-H. (2016) On the association between outdoor PM 2.5 concentration and the seasonality of tuberculosis for Beijing and Hong Kong. Environmental Pollution, 218, pp. 1170-1179. (doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.071)

You, S. , Wang, W., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W. and Wang, C.-H. (2016) Comparison of the co-gasification of sewage sludge and food wastes and cost-benefit analysis of gasification- and incineration-based waste treatment schemes. Bioresource Technology, 218, pp. 595-605. (doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.07.017)

Ramachandran, S., You, S. , Massier, T., Stimming, U. and Wang, C.-H. (2016) Life Cycle Analysis of a Decentralised Gasification-Based Sewage Sludge Disposal System. 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Singapore, 19-22 Jul 2016.

Ramachandran, S. and You, S. (2016) A Gasification-based Sewage Sludge Disposal System for Better Waste Management. Energy Innovation 2016, Singapore, 3 Jun 2016.

You, S. , Yang, Z. and Wang, C.-H. (2016) Toward understanding drug release from biodegradable polymer microspheres of different erosion kinetics modes. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 105(6), pp. 1934-1946. (doi:10.1016/j.xphs.2016.04.002)

2015

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2015) A risk assessment scheme of infection transmission indoors incorporating the impact of resuspension. Risk Analysis, 35(8), pp. 1488-1502. (doi:10.1111/risa.12350)

You, S. and Wan, M.P. (2015) An Infection Risk Assessment Scheme Incorporating the Effect of Walking-induced Particle Resuspension. In: 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Hong Kong, China, 7-12 Jul 2014, pp. 105-112. ISBN 9781634397315

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2015) Experimental investigation and modelling of human-walking-induced particle resuspension. Indoor and Built Environment, 24(4), pp. 564-576. (doi:10.1177/1420326X14526424)

2014

You, S. and Wan, M.P. (2014) Risk Assessment Schemes of Intentional Release of Biological Agents for Indoor Environment. International Aerosol Conference, Busan, South Korea, 31 Aug - 5 Sept 2014.

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2014) Particle concentration dynamics in the ventilation duct after an artificial release: For countering potential bioterrorist attack. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 267, pp. 183-193. (doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.12.058)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2014) Modeling and experiments of the adhesion force distribution between particles and a surface. Langmuir, 30(23), pp. 6808-6818. (doi:10.1021/la500360f)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2014) A new turbulent-burst-based model for particle resuspension from rough surfaces in turbulent flow. Aerosol Science and Technology, 48(10), pp. 1031-1042. (doi:10.1080/02786826.2014.955908)

2013

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2013) Experimental Study of Particle Resuspension from Indoor Surfaces. In: 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Austin, TX, USA, 5-10 Jun 2011, ISBN 9781627482721

You, S. and Wan, M. (2013) A New Turbulent-burst Based Resuspension Model with Humidity Effect. In: 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Australia, 8-12 Jul 2012, pp. 2650-2655. ISBN 9781627480758

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2013) Mathematical models for the van der Waals force and capillary force between a rough particle and surface. Langmuir, 29(29), pp. 9104-9117. (doi:10.1021/la401516m)

2011

Yan, Q., Xiong, J. and You, S. (2011) Real-time programming method for flight path of unmanned vehicle based on dynamic RCS. Beijing Hangkong Hangtian Daxue Xuebao = Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 9(15), pp. 1115-1121.

2010

You, S. , Xiong, J., Yan, Q. and Chen, N. (2010) Novel grey model to evaluate aerodynamic and stealth combination property. Hangkong Xuebao = Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica, 31(7), pp. 1338-1350.

This list was generated on Mon Jun 25 00:02:28 2018 BST.
Number of items: 32.

Articles

Yan, W.-C., Shen, Y., You, S. , Sim, S. H., Luo, Z.-L., Tong, Y. W. and Wang, C.-H. (2018) Model-based downdraft biomass gasifier operation and design for synthetic gas production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 178, pp. 476-493. (doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.009)

Yao, Z., You, S. , Ge, T. and Wang, C.-H. (2018) Biomass gasification for syngas and biochar co-production: Energy application and economic evaluation. Applied Energy, 209, pp. 43-55. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.10.077)

You, S. , Tong, H., Armin-Hoiland, J., Tong, Y. W. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Techno-economic and greenhouse gas savings assessment of decentralized biomass gasification for electrifying the rural areas of Indonesia. Applied Energy, 208, pp. 495-510. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.10.001)

You, S. , Yao, Z., Dai, Y. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) A comparison of PM exposure related to emission hotspots in a hot and humid urban environment: Concentrations, compositions, respiratory deposition, and potential health risks. Science of the Total Environment, 599-60, pp. 464-473. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.217)

You, S. , Ok, Y. S., Chen, S. S., Tsang, D. C.W., Kwon, E. E., Lee, J. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) A critical review on sustainable biochar system through gasification: energy and environmental applications. Bioresource Technology, 246, pp. 242-253. (doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.177)

Ng, W. C., You, S. , Ling, R., Gin, K. Y.-H., Dai, Y. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Co-gasification of woody biomass and chicken manure: Syngas production, biochar reutilization, and cost-benefit analysis. Energy, 139, pp. 732-742. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.07.165)

Ramachandran, S., Yao, Z., You, S. , Massier, T., Stimming, U. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Life cycle assessment of a sewage sludge and woody biomass co-gasification system. Energy, 137, pp. 369-376. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.04.139)

Wang, C.-H., Zhao, D., Tsutsumi, A. and You, S. (2017) Sustainable energy technologies for energy saving and carbon emission reduction. Applied Energy, 194, pp. 223-224. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.02.045)

You, S. , Neoh, K. G., Tong, Y. W., Dai, Y. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Variation of household electricity consumption and potential impact of outdoor PM2.5 concentration: a comparison between Singapore and Shanghai. Applied Energy, 188, pp. 475-484. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.019)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2017) Statistical analysis of fine particle resuspension from rough surfaces by turbulent flows. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 17(4), pp. 843-856. (doi:10.4209/aaqr.2016.03.0106)

You, S. , Tong, Y. W., Neoh, K. G., Dai, Y. and Wang, C.-H. (2016) On the association between outdoor PM 2.5 concentration and the seasonality of tuberculosis for Beijing and Hong Kong. Environmental Pollution, 218, pp. 1170-1179. (doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.071)

You, S. , Wang, W., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W. and Wang, C.-H. (2016) Comparison of the co-gasification of sewage sludge and food wastes and cost-benefit analysis of gasification- and incineration-based waste treatment schemes. Bioresource Technology, 218, pp. 595-605. (doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.07.017)

You, S. , Yang, Z. and Wang, C.-H. (2016) Toward understanding drug release from biodegradable polymer microspheres of different erosion kinetics modes. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 105(6), pp. 1934-1946. (doi:10.1016/j.xphs.2016.04.002)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2015) A risk assessment scheme of infection transmission indoors incorporating the impact of resuspension. Risk Analysis, 35(8), pp. 1488-1502. (doi:10.1111/risa.12350)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2015) Experimental investigation and modelling of human-walking-induced particle resuspension. Indoor and Built Environment, 24(4), pp. 564-576. (doi:10.1177/1420326X14526424)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2014) Particle concentration dynamics in the ventilation duct after an artificial release: For countering potential bioterrorist attack. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 267, pp. 183-193. (doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.12.058)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2014) Modeling and experiments of the adhesion force distribution between particles and a surface. Langmuir, 30(23), pp. 6808-6818. (doi:10.1021/la500360f)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2014) A new turbulent-burst-based model for particle resuspension from rough surfaces in turbulent flow. Aerosol Science and Technology, 48(10), pp. 1031-1042. (doi:10.1080/02786826.2014.955908)

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2013) Mathematical models for the van der Waals force and capillary force between a rough particle and surface. Langmuir, 29(29), pp. 9104-9117. (doi:10.1021/la401516m)

Yan, Q., Xiong, J. and You, S. (2011) Real-time programming method for flight path of unmanned vehicle based on dynamic RCS. Beijing Hangkong Hangtian Daxue Xuebao = Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 9(15), pp. 1115-1121.

You, S. , Xiong, J., Yan, Q. and Chen, N. (2010) Novel grey model to evaluate aerodynamic and stealth combination property. Hangkong Xuebao = Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica, 31(7), pp. 1338-1350.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ng, W. C., You, S. , Ling, R. and Yew-Hoong Gin, K. (2017) Co-Gasification of Woody Biomass and Chicken Manure. AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 29 Oct - 30 Nov 2017.

You, S. , Yao, Z., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) Particulate Emission from the Gasification of Solid Wastes: Feedstock-dependant Particle Size Distributions and Chemical Compositions. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Athens, Greece, 21-24 Jun 2017.

You, S. , Yao, Z., Dai, Y., Tong, Y.W. and Wang, C.H. (2016) Particulate Pollutants Emission from Gasification and Corresponding Inhalation Exposure Assessment. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-18 Nov 2016.

Yao, Z., You, S. , Yan, W.C., Dai, Y., Tong, Y.W. and Wang, C.H. (2016) Biomass Gasification in a Fixed Bed Downdraft Gasifier: Experimental Study and Comprehensive Reactor and Particle Modelling. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-18 Nov 2016.

You, S. , Dai, Y., Tong, Y.W., Wang, C.H. and Yao, Z. (2016) Size-Dependent Chemical Compositions in Particulate Matters from Major Outdoor Sources in a Megacity and Corresponding Inhalation Exposure Assessment. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-18 Nov 2016.

Ramachandran, S., You, S. , Massier, T., Stimming, U. and Wang, C.-H. (2016) Life Cycle Analysis of a Decentralised Gasification-Based Sewage Sludge Disposal System. 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Singapore, 19-22 Jul 2016.

Ramachandran, S. and You, S. (2016) A Gasification-based Sewage Sludge Disposal System for Better Waste Management. Energy Innovation 2016, Singapore, 3 Jun 2016.

You, S. and Wan, M.P. (2014) Risk Assessment Schemes of Intentional Release of Biological Agents for Indoor Environment. International Aerosol Conference, Busan, South Korea, 31 Aug - 5 Sept 2014.

Conference Proceedings

You, S. and Wan, M.P. (2015) An Infection Risk Assessment Scheme Incorporating the Effect of Walking-induced Particle Resuspension. In: 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Hong Kong, China, 7-12 Jul 2014, pp. 105-112. ISBN 9781634397315

You, S. and Wan, M. P. (2013) Experimental Study of Particle Resuspension from Indoor Surfaces. In: 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Austin, TX, USA, 5-10 Jun 2011, ISBN 9781627482721

You, S. and Wan, M. (2013) A New Turbulent-burst Based Resuspension Model with Humidity Effect. In: 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Australia, 8-12 Jul 2012, pp. 2650-2655. ISBN 9781627480758

This list was generated on Mon Jun 25 00:02:28 2018 BST.