Dr Liguang Wang

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
liguang.wang@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57942

Overview

Liguang Wang obtained his PhD from Virginia Tech and BE and ME from Central South University. He joined UQ as a lecturer in 2006. Liguang’s research focuses on particle separation, froth flotation, dewatering, mineral beneficiation and coal cleaning. He has been awarded more than 10 national competitive grants as Lead chief investigator. He has over 50 refereed journal articles and 2 PCT patent disclosures to his credit. As principal advisor, he has supervised 7 PhDs to completion. He was a visiting PhD student at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and a visiting academic at University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

  • Mineral processing, particle separation, flotation, dewatering, agglomeration, interfacial phenomena.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Publications

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Available Projects

  • The objective of this project is to develop a novel and effective beneficiation process to upgrade an iron ore, increase utilisation of existing iron resources, and reduce costs and adverse impacts in processing of the ores.

  • Separation of ultrafine coal particles from clay and water during a cleaning operation has been a long-term problem that the industry has faced. This project will develop advanced solid-solid and solid-liquid separation technologies, aiming to achieve high combustible recovery and low product moisture at low cost.

  • Natural gas hydrate (ice that burns) occurs abundantly in nature and is a potential source of clean energy. Formation of gas hydrates can be utilised as an alternative technology for gas separation, gas storage and transportation, and water desalination. Inhibition of gas hydrates is a challenging task in oil and gas industry. This project employs state-of-the-art tools to investigate gas hydrate formation and develop advanced methods to utilise and manage gas hydrates.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Yoon, R. H. and Wang, L. (2007). Hydrophobic Forces in Foam Films. Colloid Stability: The Role of Surface Forces. (pp. 161-186) edited by Tharwat F. Tadros. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The objective of this project is to develop a novel and effective beneficiation process to upgrade an iron ore, increase utilisation of existing iron resources, and reduce costs and adverse impacts in processing of the ores.

  • Separation of ultrafine coal particles from clay and water during a cleaning operation has been a long-term problem that the industry has faced. This project will develop advanced solid-solid and solid-liquid separation technologies, aiming to achieve high combustible recovery and low product moisture at low cost.

  • Natural gas hydrate (ice that burns) occurs abundantly in nature and is a potential source of clean energy. Formation of gas hydrates can be utilised as an alternative technology for gas separation, gas storage and transportation, and water desalination. Inhibition of gas hydrates is a challenging task in oil and gas industry. This project employs state-of-the-art tools to investigate gas hydrate formation and develop advanced methods to utilise and manage gas hydrates.