Professor Charley Wu

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Prof. Chuan-Yu (Charley) Wu is a professor of chemical engineering in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Surrey. UK. Prof. Wu has been the coordinator of two European Union (FP7 and H2020) consortia IPROCOM (2013-2016, €3.8m) and MATHEGRAM (2019-2023, €4.2m), which involve the development of computational tools for pharmaceuticals, and granular materials. Prof. Wu is an executive editor for Powder Technology, a leading peer reviewed journal on particle systems. He is also the Chief Editor for the “Materials Processing Engineering” subject of “Frontier in Chemical Engineering”. He co-authored a monograph on “Particle Technology and Engineering” published by Elsevier in 2016 and edited two books entitled “Discrete Element Modelling of Particulate Media” and “Particulate Materials: Synthesis, Characterisation, Processing and Modelling” published by RSC publishing. He also edited five journal special issues and published over 140 scientific papers. He has given more than 70 invited presentations and seminars at international conferences, industrial companies and universities worldwide. Prof. Wu is a member of the advisory and editorial board for “Particuology”, “Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B (APSB) ” and “Journal of Engineering”.

Prof. Wu’s expertise lies in discrete element methods, finite element analysis, Machine learning, modelling and simulations, pharmaceutical engineering, particle technology and granular materials.  Prof. Wu has been working closely with global companies over the last 20 years in developing advanced numerical modelling techniques for manufacturing pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. His research has been supported by global pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Genentech, Sanofi, Janssen, Alkermes and MSD, in addition to EPSRC and EU.