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Dr. Ziming Yang     Research Associate

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK




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Ziming completed her D. Phil in the Systems Engineering Group at the University of Oxford, working on the modelling and optimisation of electrochemical and bioelectrochemical systems for environmental sustainability. Prior to the start of her research in Oxford, She studied chemical engineering at the University of Birmingham and Beijing University of Chemical Technology and graduated with First Class Honours.
From 2017 to 2021, her research focused on developing novel mathematical models that are capable of capturing the kinetics-transport interactions, complex behaviours of entwined processes in the sophisticated (bio)electrochemical systems with potential applications in wastewater treatment, energy/resource recovery and CO2 utilisation.
Currently, Ziming is a research associate at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) at Heriot-Watt University. She will work to develop models for the system in which solvent-based capture technologies coupled with electrochemical regeneration.


Research Interests:

Ziming's main research areas are CO2 capture and utilisation, Bioelectrochemical systems, Mathematical modelling, Optimisation.  



  1. Z. Yang; et al., Modeling and upscaling analysis of gas diffusion electrode-based electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction systems. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2021, 9, 351–361.
  2. Z. Yang, A. Yang, Modelling the impact of operating mode and electron transfer mechanism in microbial fuel cells with two-species anodic biofilm, Biochem. Eng. J., 2020, 158, 107560. 
  3. Yang, Z., A. Yang, Modelling and analysis of microbial fuel cells with a two-species anode biofilm. Comput. Aided Chem. Eng., 2020, 48, 1591-1596.
  4. C. Chen, Z. Yang, G. Hu. Signalling the cost of intermittency: What is the value of curtailed renewable power? J. Clean. Prod., 302:126998, 2021.

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