Speaker：Prof. Yinghe He
Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
James Cook University
Introduction to the speaker:
Professor Yinghe He is currently the Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences and a professor in Chemical Engineering at James Cook University. He obtained his Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in Extractive Metallurgy in China, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland in Australia. He has keen interests in both fundamental and applied research in a variety of engineering areas including interfacial phenomena, formation of bubbles and droplets, multiphase flow processes, production of designer particles, innovative cathode materials for lithium ion batteries and acid mist formation and control in an electrowinning tankhouse. He is a Fellow of Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE) and Charted Engineer (CEng), and a Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia.
The boundaries between traditional academic disciplines are blurring. The distinction between science and engineering research is also disappearing. Should there be a difference? In this presentation, I will briefly discuss the differences and also use two projects that I have carried out in recent years, namely, the production of monodisperse microcapsules by laminar jet break-up and formation and control of acid mist (minute liquid acid droplets dispersed in air) in electrowinning processes, to show two common approaches in engineering research and the need for a fundamental understanding for breakthrough engineering research.