WU Changning
Research Associate Professor


2008/01 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University

2002/07 B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University


Work Experience

2017/05 till now          Research Associate Professor, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

2010/05 - 2017/05     Senior Engineer, National Institute of Clean-and-low-carbon Energy (NICE)

2008/01 - 2010/05     Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University


Research Areas

  1. Key technologies study on clean & high-value utilization of fossil energy (e.g., coal), including disaggregation of fine particles, micro-nano scale surface modification on fine particles, preparation of high calorific value slurry fuel, preparation of high performance carbon materials, and natural mineral soil remediation amendment etc., providing feasible solutions for environmental protection with pollutant emissions reduced and soil repaired.
  2. Large scale application R&D for ultra clean carbonaceous fuel, including fundamental researches on pyrolysis, gasification and combustion processes and relative novel multiphase reactor technology development.
  3. Key technologies study on in-situ catalytic conversion and multiphase combustion of alcohol/ether fuels, providing feasible solutions for clean and high-efficient utilization of the fuels in engines, boilers and fuel cells.



2017 Outstanding Innovation Team Award, issued by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) and China Central Enterprises Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese

2016 Bravo Award-Gold of NICE

2016 Outstanding Sci & Tech Paper Award, the First Prize, issued by Shenhua Group

2014 Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (PR China), the First Class

2012 Special Recognition Award of NICE

2011 Award for Honorable Mention Technical Paper by the 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference

2010 Special Recognition Award of NICE



Wang G.C., Bai X.T., Wu C.N., Weng L., Liu K. and Kiani A. (2018), “Recent advances in the beneficiation of ultrafine coal particles”, Fuel Process. Technol., 178(10): 104-125.

Li X., Wu C.N. and Han J.T. (2016), “Quenching experiment study on thermal plasma pyrolysis process of coal tar”, Plasma Chem. Plasma Processing, 36(3): 869-880.

Wu C.N., Chen J.Q. and Cheng Y. (2010), “Thermodynamic analysis of coal pyrolysis to acetylene in hydrogen plasma reactor”, Fuel Process. Technol., 91(8): 823-830.

Wu C.N., Cheng Y., Ding Y.L. and Jin Y. (2010), “CFD-DEM simulation of gas-solid reacting flows in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process”, Chem. Eng. Sci., 65(1): 542-549.

Wu C.N., Cheng Y., Liu M.L. and Jin Y. (2008), “Measurement of axisymmetric two-phase flows by an improved X-ray computed tomography technique”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47(6): 2063-2074.

Wu C.N., Cheng Y., Ding Y.L., Wei F. and Jin Y. (2007), “A novel X-ray computed tomography method for fast measurement of multiphase flow”, Chem. Eng. Sci., 62(16): 4325-4335.

Wu C.N., Yan B.H., Zhang L., Shuang Y., Jin Y. and Cheng Y. (2010), “Analysis of key techniques and economic feasibility for one-step production of acetylene by coal pyrolysis in thermal plasma reactor”, J. Chem. Ind. Eng. (China), 61(7): 1636-1644. (in Chinese)