Dr Xizhong Chen

Dr Xizhong Chen

Dr Xizhong Chen BE PhD 

Position: College Lecturer
T: 353 (0)21 490 ****
F: 353 (0)21 427 0249
E: xizhong.chen@ucc.ie




Dr. Xizhong Chen is an Eli Lilly Lecturer and Principal Investigator in Process & Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, at University College Cork (UCC). He got a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Xiamen University and a Ph.D. from the EMMS group at the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at the University of Edinburgh where he worked for the EU FP7 T-MAPPP project and IFPRI Grindability project. Before joining UCC, he was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge where he worked for the advanced digital design transforming pharmaceutical development and manufacture (ADDoPT) project and Processing and Formulation Engineering of Inhalable Nanoaggregates and Microparticles (INFORM 2020) project.


Research Interests

  •   Formulation Engineering & Particle Technology
  •   Pharmaceutical Application & Multiphase Modelling
  •   Multiscale Simulation & Data Analytics
  •   Smart Manufacturing & Artificial Intelligence


Selected Publications

Chen, X., & Elliott, J. A. (2020). On the scaling law of JKR contact model for coarse-grained cohesive particles. Chemical Engineering Science, 227, 115906.

Gajjar, P., Bale, H., Burnett, T., Chen, X., Elliot, J. A., Gomez, H. V., ... & Tordoff, B. (2020). Unlocking the Microstructure of Inhalation Blends using X-ray Microscopy. Respiratory Drug Delivery 2020.

Chen, X., Wang, L. G., & Ooi, J. Y. (2020). A DEM-PBM multiscale coupling approach for the prediction of an impact pin mill. Powder Technology.

Wang, J., Chen, X., Bian, W., Zhao, B., & Wang, J. (2019). Quantifying the non-equilibrium characteristics of heterogeneous gas–solid flow of smooth, inelastic spheres using a computational fluid dynamics–discrete element method. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 866, 776-790.

Chen, X., & Wang, J. (2017). Dynamic multiscale method for gas-solid flow via spatiotemporal coupling of two-fluid model and discrete particle model. AIChE Journal, 63(9), 3681-3691.


Dr Xizhong Chen

Process and Chemical Engineering

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