Dr. Duo (Winston) WU

Professor, Chemical Engineering Innovation Laboratory

Associate Dean (Research & International), College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Executive Head, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, 215123, P. R. China

Office Ph: +86 512 6588 2762; Fax: +86 512 6588 2750; Mobile Ph: +86 18550017999



Dr. Duo (Winston) Wu is currently a professor in Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean (Research & International) of College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CCCEMS), Soochow University. Winston received Bachelor Degree in Metallurgical Engineering at Central South University (2005), Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering at The University of Melbourne (2007), and Ph.D (2010) and Postdoctoral research training in Chemical Engineering at Monash University until early 2013 when he joined Soochow University. He is one of four key personnel in “Innovative Research Team” awarded by the Jiangsu Provincial Government in 2013 and elected as “High-level Professional Talent Attracted from Overseas” in 2014.

Winston’s research interest mainly lies in functional particle science and technology in food and environment fields. He has published 35 papers in research journals, such as AIChE J., Soft Matter, J. Food. Eng., Chem. Eng. Sci., Biochem. Eng. J., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., etc, and more than 20 conference papers in recent years. Two of his pioneering papers published in AIChE J. are recognized as “Top Cited Paper” in 2011. Winston as CI has been undertaking R&D projects with industry partners including China Oil and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), Koovine Group Environment Technology Co. Ltd., and Xinjiang Tefeng Biotechnology Co. Ltd., and two research projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China and Jiangsu Province, respectively, with the total research funding over U$ 1M.

As the Associate Dean in Research of CCCEMS that is composed of more than 260 staff members and over 2000 students, Winston’s main administrative duty is to efficiently allocate relevant college resources and construct platforms to support faculty’s application for government-funded research projects and to promote knowledge transfer, including collaboration with industries and commercialization of pioneer scientific findings and technologies. Regarding with the administration in International, his main duty is to bolster collaborations of CCCEMS faculty with high-level research groups in overseas universities/institutes, including co-funding projects, exchange of students and scholars.


·Jan.2007-May.2010 Monash University, Australia

-------------Ph.D of Chemical Engineering

Research focus: Particle engineering, spray drying technology

·Feb.2006-Jan.2007The University of Melbourne, Australia

------------Master of Biomedical Engineering

·Sep.2001-Jun.2005  Central South University, China

-----------Bachelor of Materials Engineering with H1

·Sep.2003-Jun.2005  Central South University, China

-----------Diploma of Business Administration

Work Experience

·Jan.2013-now, Professor, Chemical Engineering Innovation Laboratory, Soochow University

·Dec.2014-now, Associate Dean for Research & International Collaboration, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University

·Feb.2014-now, Executive Head, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

·Jan.2013-now, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University

·May.2010-Mar.2013, Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University


Professional Honors & Awards

·United States, Harvard University “Fellows Program for Future Leadership of Higher Education” (one of 20 selected fellows in Asia), United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 2017

·Jiangsu province, China, “High-level Professional Talent Attracted from Overseas”, 2014

·Jiangsu province, China, “Innovative Research Team” (one of four key personnel), 2013

·Western Returned Scholars Association·Chinese Overseas-Educated Scholars Association, “Executive Committee Member”, 2014

·China Ministry of Education, Chunhui Scholar, 2012

·Chinese Academy of Sciences, Invited Visiting Scholar, 2011 (31 representatives globally)

·Chinese National Fund Committee, Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad, 2010 (500 awardees globally)

·The 11stIUMRS International Conference, “Excellent Paper Award for Young Scientist”, 2010

·The 13thAsia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, “Best Poster Paper”, 2010


Other Honors & Awards

·The 8th Sino-US Joint Conference of Chemical Engineering, Invited Talk, 2015

·The 5th Asian Symposium on Emulsion Polymerization and Functional Polymeric Microspheres, Invited Talk, 2015

·The 3rd National Conference of Energy Particulate Materials, Invited Talk, 2015

·The 18th International Drying Symposium, Session Chair: “Drying in Chemical and Polymer Processing”, 2012

·The 11st IUMRS International Conference,Session Chair: “Advanced Processing Technologies of Materials”, 2010

·Australia, Association of Victoria Chinese PhD and Young Scholars, President, 2010


Research Publications

Journal Articles (*Corresponding author)

1.Aijian Zhang, Xin-Yu Li, Shengyu Zhang, Zhikai Yu, Xingmin Gao, Xiangru Wei, Zhangxiong Wu*, Winston Duo Wu*, Xiao Dong Chen, Spray-drying-assisted reassembly of uniform and large micro-sized MIL-101 microparticles with controllable morphologies for benzene adsorption, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2017, 506, 1-7.

2.Nan Fu*, Winston Duo Wu*, Zhangxiong Wu, Fei Tzhung Moo, Meng Wai Woo, Cordelia Selomulya and Xiao Dong Chen, Formation process of core-shell microparticles by solute migration during drying of homogenous composite droplets, AIChE Journal, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/aic.15713.

3.Zhi Chen, Xingmin Gao, Xiangru Wei, Xinxia Wang, Yanguang Li, Tao Wu, Jun Guo, Qinfen Gu, Winston Duo Wu, Xiao Dong Chen, Zhangxiong Wu* and Dongyuan Zhao, Directly anchoring Fe3C nanoclusters and FeNx sites in ordered mesoporous nitrogen-doped graphitic carbons to boost electrocatalytic oxygen reduction, Carbon, 121, 143-153.

4.Zhujun Zhang, Xiangru Wei, Yan Yao, Zhi Chen, Aijian Zhang, Wei Li, Winston Duo Wu, Zhangxiong Wu*, Xiao Dong Chen and Dongyuan Zhao, Conformal Coating of Co/N-Doped Carbon Layers into Mesoporous Silica for Highly Efficient Catalytic Dehydrogenation–Hydrogenation Tandem Reactions, Small, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201702243.

5.Hong Lei, Xingmin Gao, Winston Duo Wu*, Zhangxiong Wu* and Xiao Dong Chen, Aerosol-Assisted Fast Formulating Uniform Pharmaceutical Polymer Microparticles with Variable Properties toward pH-Sensitive Controlled Drug Release, Polymers, 2016, 8, 195-210.

6.Nan Fu*, Winston Duo Wu*, Ming Yu, Fei Tzhung Moo, Meng Wai Woo, Cordelia Selomulya and Xiao Dong Chen, In Situ Observation on Particle Formation Process via Single Droplet Drying Apparatus: Effects of Precursor Composition on Particle Morphology, Drying Technology, 2016, 34 (14), 1700-1708.

7.Jie Xiao*, Lili Chen, Winston Duo Wu*, and Xiao Dong Chen, Multiscale modeling for nano-scale surface composition of spray-dried powders: The effect of initial droplet size, Drying Technology, 2016, 34 (9), 1063-1072.

8.Xingmin Gao, Zhi Chen, Yan Yao, Mengyuan Zhou, Yong Liu, Jinxiu Wang, Winston Duo Wu, Xiao Dong Chen, Zhangxiong Wu* and Dongyuan Zhao, Direct Heating Amino Acids with Silica: A Universal Solvent-Free Assembly Approach to Highly Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbon Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 6649–6661.

9.Xubo Zhao, Peng Liu*, Qilei Song, Nan Gong, Liangwei Yang, and Winston Duo Wu, Surface charge-reversible polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles for hepatoma-targeting delivery of doxorubicin, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 3, 6185-6193.

10.Fei Yu, Yang Li, Chang Sheng Liu, Qin Chen, Gui Huan Wang, Wei Guo, Xue E. Wu*, Dong Hui Li*, Winston Duo Wu*, and Xiao Dong Chen*, Enteric-coated capsules filled with mono-disperse micro-particles containing PLGA-lipid-PEG nanoparticles for oral delivery of insulin, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2015, 484 (1–2): 181-191.

11.Xiao Dong Chen*, Winston Duo Wu*, and Ping Chen, An analytical relationship of concentration-dependent interfacial solute distribution coefficient for aqueous layer freeze concentration, AIChE Journal, 2015, 61(4): 1334-1344.

12.Jie Xiao*, Hui Zhang, Winston Duo Wu*, and Xiao Dong Chen, An improved calculation procedure on surface composition of spray dried protein-sugar systems, Drying Technology, 2015, 33 (7): 817-821.

13.Pooja Lallbeeharry, Ye Tian, Nan Fu*, Winston Duo Wu*, Meng Wai Woo, Cordelia Selomulya, and Xiao Dong Chen, Effects of ionic and nonionic surfactants on milk shell wettability during co-spray-drying of whole milk particles, Journal of Dairy Science, 2014, 97(9): 5303-5314.

14.Ye Tian, Nan Fu*, Winston Duo Wu*, Danhua Zhu, Jinjian Huang, Shuo Yun, and Xiao Dong Chen, Effects of co-spray drying of surfactants with high solids milk on milk powder wettability, Food and Bioprocess Technology, 2014, 7(11): 3121-3135.

15.Winston Duo Wu, Wenjie Liu, Thomas Gengenbach, Meng Wai Woo, Cordelia Selomulya*, Xiao Dong Chen*, and Mike Weeks, Towards spray drying of high solids dairy liquid: Effects of feed solid content on particle structure and functionality, Journal of Food Engineering, 2014, 123: 130-135.

16.Winston Duo Wu, Sean Xuqi Lin, and Xiao Dong Chen*, Monodisperse droplet formation through a continuous jet break-up using glass nozzles operated with piezoelectric pulsation, AIChE Journal, 2011, 57(6): 1386-1392.(2011 Top cited AIChE Journal paper)

17.Winston Duo Wu, Ria Amelia, Na Hao, Cordelia Selomulya, Dongyuan Zhao, Yu-Lung Chiu, and Xiao Dong Chen*, Assembly of uniform photoluminescent microcomposites using a novel micro-fluidic-jet-spray-dryer, AIChE Journal, 2011, 57(10): 2726-2737.(2011 Top cited AIChE Journal paper)

18.Winston Duo Wu, Wenjie Liu, Cordelia Selomulya, and Xiao Dong Chen*, On spray drying of uniform silica-based microencapsulates for controlled release, Soft Matter, 2011, 7(24): 11416-11424.

19.Winston Duo Wu, Kamlesh C. Patel, Samuel Rogers, and Xiao Dong Chen*, Monodisperse droplet generators as potential atomizers for spray drying technology, Drying Technology, 2007, 25(12): 1907-1916.

20.Kathryn Waldron, Winston Duo Wu, Zhangxiong Wu, Wenjie Liu, Cordelia Selomulya*, Dongyuan Zhao*, and Xiao Dong Chen*, Formation of monodisperse mesoporous silica microparticles via spray-drying, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2014, 418: 225-233.

21.Kathryn Waldron, Zhangxiong Wu*, Winston Duo Wu, Wenjie Liu, Dongyuan Zhao, Xiao Dong Chen, and Cordelia Selomulya*, Formation of uniform large SBA-15 microspheres via spray drying, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2(45): 19500-19508.

22.Xiang You, Zihao Zhou, Zhenkai Liao, Liming Che*, Xiao Dong Chen*, Winston Duo Wu, Mengwai Woo, and Cordelia Selomulya, Dairy milk particles made with a mono-disperse droplet spray dryer (MDDSD) investigated for the effect of fat, Drying Technology, 2014, 32(5): 528-542.

23.Zhangxiong Wu, Winston Duo Wu, Wenjie Liu, Cordelia Selomulya*, Xiao Dong Chen, and Dongyuan Zhao*, A general surface-locking approach toward fast assembly and processing of large-Sized, ordered, mesoporous carbon microspheres, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2013, 52(51): 13764-13768.

24.Wenjie Liu, Winston Duo Wu, Cordelia Selomulya*, and Xiao Dong Chen, On designing particulate carriers for encapsulation and controlled release applications, Powder Technology, 2013, 236: 188-196.

25.Wenjie Liu, Cordelia Selomulya*, Winston Duo Wu, Thomas R. Gengenbach, Tim Williams, and Xiao Dong Chen, On the formation of uniform alginate-silica microcomposites with ordered hierarchical structures, Journal of Food Engineering, 2013, 119(2): 299-307.

26.Wenjie Liu, Winston Duo Wu, Cordelia Selomulya*, and Xiao Dong Chen, Spray drying of monodispersed microencapsulates: implications of formulation and process parameters on microstructural properties and controlled release functionality, Journal of Microencapsulation, 2012, 29(7): 677-684.

27.Samuel Rogers, Winston Duo Wu, Sean Xu Qi Lin, and Xiao Dong Chen*, Particle shrinkage and morphology of milk powder made with a monodisperse spray dryer, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2012, 62: 92-100.

28.Ria Amelia, Winston Duo Wu, Xiao Dong Chen, and Cordelia Selomulya*, Assembly of magnetic microcomposites from low pH precursors using a novel micro-fluidic-jet-spray-dryer, Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 2012, 90(1A): 150-157.

29.Jie Zhong, Shuquan Liang, Juan Zhao, Winston Duo Wu, Wenjie Liu, Huanting Wang, Xiao Dong Chen, and Yi-Bing Cheng*, Formation of novel mesoporous TiC microspheres through a sol-gel and carbothermal reduction process, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2012, 32(12): 3407-3414.

30.Ria Amelia, Winston Duo Wu, John Cashion, Peite Bao, Rongkun Zheng, Xiao Dong Chen, and Cordelia Selomulya*, Microfluidic spray drying as a versatile assembly route of functional particles, Chemical Engineering Science, 2011, 66(22): 5531-5540.

31.Wenjie Liu, Winston Duo Wu, Cordelia Selomulya*, and Xiao Dong Chen, Facile spray-drying assembly of uniform microencapsulates with tunable core-shell structures and controlled release properties, Langmuir, 2011, 27(21): 12910-12915.

32.Wenjie Liu, Winston Duo Wu, Cordelia Selomulya*, and Xiao Dong Chen, A single step assembly of uniform microparticles for controlled release applications, Soft Matter, 2011, 7(7): 3323-3330.

33.Wen Jie Liu, Winston Duo Wu, Cordelia Selomulya and Xiao Dong Chen. Uniform Chitosan Microparticles Prepared by a Novel Spray-Drying Technique, International Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2011, 1: 1-7.

34.Nan Fu, Zihao Zhou, Tyson Byrne Jones, Timothy T. Y. Tan, Winston Duo Wu, Sean Xuqi Lin, Xiao Dong Chen*, and Peggy P. Y. Chan*, Production of monodisperse epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) microparticles by spray drying for high antioxidant activity retention, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2011, 413(1-2): 155-166.

35.Samuel Rogers, Winston Duo Wu, Jonathan Saunders, and Xiao Dong Chen*, Characteristics of milk powders produced by spray freeze drying, Drying Technology, 2008, 26(4): 404-412.

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