Proficiency in CFD with 8+ years of progressive experiences specializing in Fluent(ANSYS), User Defined Function (UDF)
Thermal Engineer with 12+ years of progressive experience specializing in heat transfer, thermal dynamics, energy efficiency analysis and HVAC
Fluid/Hydrodynamic Engineer with 8+ years of progressive experience specializing in single phase flow, gas-solid flow
Mechanical Engineer with 8+ years of progressive experience specializing in mechanical design (CAD/CAE)
Extensive involvement in various levels of engineering challenges related to fluid dynamics (multi-phase), heat/mass transfer and FCC reaction
Strong programing capabilities (Fortran, Matlab, C)
Proven ability on providing ideas/solutions for industrial problems with CFD or lab test justification
Comprehensive interdisciplinary background in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Fortran, Matlab and C
Lab- and pilot- scale test
Post-Doctoral Researcher06/2014 to CurrentThe Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH
Experimentally designed and investigated transient migration/elutriation characteristics of fine powder through a packed bed of larger-sized particles.
Visiting Scholar01/2014 to 06/2014The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH
Experimentally designed and optimized fine powder mixing with larger particles in a moving packed bed as part of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) system.
Experimentally designed and achieved co-current gas-solid flow with zone seal in a solid moving bed circulated by L-valve.
Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant09/2009 to 01/2014New Jersey Institute of Tech.Newark, NJ
Proposed and built up a mechanistic model to predict non-uniform gas-solid flow structure in a riser. Introduced collision-induced controlling mechanisms for axial and radial solid transport. Achieved partial validation against available literature data.
Proposed and established a two-zone approach for modeling of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) reaction by considering pre-cracking and vaporization in feed zone. Achieved well agreement between prediction and industrial plant data.
Investigated condensation induced transient depressurization process in confined space both experimentally and numerically (analytical modeling and CFD). Involved to plan and design the mechanical and control system. Led to conduct experiments and validated simulation results.
Established a three-phase interaction modeling framework for feed zone in FCC riser to predict hydrodynamic and distributive characteristics inside and downstream of feed zone. Significantly reduced FCC riser modeling gap and provided a tool for production on-line control.
Designed and built up a multi-functional indoor air-conditioning ventilation system. Utilized a self-designed/manufactured 1:1 scale coughing simulator to experimentally investigate coughing/sneezing droplets transport and deposition in indoor space at various ventilation conditions.
Experimentally studied collision statistics (e.g., collision probability, liquid attachment distribution) between liquid spray droplets and free-fall particles. Proposed the modified Gaussian distribution with two parameters for collision probability density function.
Experimentally and numerically analyzed and evaluated the drag and lift force over an object with complex geometry (e.g., helicopter) at various flow conditions. Achieved agreement on both approaches in lab- and full-scale.
Research Assistant09/2006 to 07/2009Tsinghua UniversityBeijing, China
Teamed up on design and optimization of industrial scale cooling tower via CFD (UDF) simulation. Achieved overall higher efficiency by increasing heat transfer rate and contacting time.
Designed and optimized various types of centrifugal fans (industrial and household scale) via both CFD simulation and experimental tests. Fulfilled the requirements on pressure head and flow rate with optimized efficiency.
PhD: Mechanical Engineering2014New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark, New Jersey, United States
Master: Engineering Mechanics2009Tsinghua UniversityBeijing, China
Bachelor: Power Engineering and Thermal Energy2006Hefei University of TechnologyHefei, Anhui, China
Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English and Chinese Mandarin
He, P., Zhu, C. & Ho, T.-C. A two-zone model for fluid catalytic cracking riser with multiple feed injectors. AIChE J. n/a–n/a (2014). doi: 10.1002/aic.14665
He, P., Zhang, B., Zhu, C., Ji, Z. & Lin, C.-H. Dynamic process modeling on depressurization by cooling-controlled condensation in a closed chamber. Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 78, 330–340 (2014).
Patel, R., He, P., Zhang, B. & Zhu, C. Transport of interacting and evaporating liquid sprays in a gas–solid riser reactor. Chem. Eng. Sci. 100, 433–444 (2013).
He, P., Wang, D. & Zhu, C. Liquid attachment and momentum transfer by collisions between free-fall solids and liquid spray droplets. Powder Technol. 239, 1–11 (2013).
He, P., Wang, D., Patel, R. & Zhu, C. Modeling of Axial-Symmetric Flow Structure in Gas-Solids Risers. J. Fuids Eng. (2014). under review.
He, P., Li, S., Huang, D. & Lu, Y. A New Method of Variation Design of Centrifugal Fan. Compressor Blower & Fan Technol. (China), 1, 27~30 (2009)
Zhang, B., He, P. & Zhu, C. Circumferential Non-uniform Effect of Transport with Evaporating Liquid Sprays in a Gas-Solid Riser Reactor. (2015). to be submitted.
He, P., Pan, G. & Zhu, C. Modeling Study on Back Flow Effect of Hydrodynamic Gas-Solids Transportation in a Riser Reactor. in preparation.
He, P. & Zhu, C. Continuous Modeling of Transport with Reaction in Gas-Solid Catalytic Riser Reactor. in preparation.
He, P., Patel, R., Wang, D., Zhu, C. & Zhang, B. Hydrodynamic Model of Gas-Solids Risers Flow With Continuous Axial and Radial Flow Structure. in Proc. ASME 2014 4th Jt. US-European Fluids Eng. Div. Summer Meet. 11th Int. Conf. Nanochannels, Microchannels, Minichannels V01CT18A005 (ASME, 2014). doi:10.1115/FEDSM2014-21369
Zhang, B., He, P. & Zhu, C. Modeling on Hydrodynamic Coupled FCC Reaction in Gas-Solid Riser Reactor. in Proc. ASME 2014 4th Jt. US-European Fluids Eng. Div. Summer Meet. 11th Int. Conf. Nanochannels, Microchannels, Minichannels V01DT32A005 (ASME, 2014). doi:10.1115/FEDSM2014-21368
Zhang, B., He, P., Zhu, C., Ji, Z. & Lin, C.-H. Dynamic Process Modeling on Depressurization by Cooling-Controlled Condensation in a Closed Chamber. in Proc. ASME 2014 4th Jt. US-European Fluids Eng. Div. Summer Meet. 11th Int. Conf. Nanochannels, Microchannels, Minichannels V01AT03A008 (ASME, 2014). doi:10.1115/FEDSM2014-21297
He, P., Zhu, C., Du, F., Ji, Z. & Lin, C.-H. Effect of Wall Cooling With Condensation on Depressurization of a Steam-Prefilled Chamber. in Proc. ASME 2012 Int. Mech. Eng. Congr. Expo. 2671–2678 (ASME, 2012). doi:10.1115/IMECE2012-86632
He, P., Patel, R., Zhang, B. & Zhu, C. Probability Distributions of Collision and Liquid Attachment on Flowing Solids by an Atomized Liquid Spray. in Proc. ASME 2012 Int. Mech. Eng. Congr. Expo. 2455–2464 (ASME, 2012). doi:10.1115/IMECE2012-86628
He, P., Patel, R., Zhu, C. & Lin, C.-H. Cooling-Induced Depressurization of a Steam-Filled Chamber. in Proc. ASME/JSME 2011 8th Therm. Eng. Jt. Conf. T10219–T10219–7 (ASME, 2011). doi:10.1115/AJTEC2011-44155