Professor He obtained his Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in Extractive Metallurgy from Central South University in China, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland in Australia. He subsequently worked at The University of Queensland and The University of Adelaide before joining James Cook University in 2004. Since then, he was appointed to various leadership roles including the Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences from 2009 to 2014. Professor He is a Fellow of The Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE) and Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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  • Professor He has keen interests in both fundamental and applied research. The scope of his research is broad and highly interdisciplinary. It ranges from investigation into multiphase processes to production of designer particles, nanostructured materials and biocompatible and biodegradable materials. It involves traditional disciplinary areas of chemical, food, mechanical and materials engineering and extractive metallurgy. The underpinning theme for the majority of his research, however, is concerned with particles, including their formation, processing and characterisation. These “particles” can be solid particles, liquid droplets or gas bubbles.

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Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 92+ research outputs authored by Prof Yinghe He from 2004 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Queensland Pacific Metals - Contract Research

Sustainable use of tailings as land-fill and non-structural construction material - Phase 1

Indicative Funding
$30,000 over 1 year
The central aim of the project is the assessment of blended residue from Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) for sustainable use. Tailings can be processed to remove the acidic content or mixed with binder to become safe backfill or non-structural materials. TECH proposed to process annually 600,000 tons of high grenade Nickel and Cobalt ore. Phase 1 of the project will undertake physical, chemical, geotechnical and engineering strength tests on tailings from TECH to estimate the limits and to assess characteristics, including the acid-insoluble content of the tailings. The understanding will help to develop research in phase 2 and 3.
Peter To, Siva Sivakugan, Yinghe He, Mohan Jacob and Rabin Tuladhar (College of Science & Engineering)
Tailings; Environmental Impact; Recycled Material; Backfill; Electro-Kinetic; Pyrolysis

Bio-Gene Technology Ltd - Contract Research

Optimisation of QCIDE oil extraction and separation

Indicative Funding
$36,000 over 2 years
This is project for Research Master Degree at JCU. Investigation of the pre-treatment, distillation and separation parameters of QCIDE extraction in order to assess the viability of industrial QCIDE production.
Yinghe He and Yang Liu in collaboration with Tristan Gibbs (College of Science & Engineering)
Steam Distillation; Measurement and Process Monitoring; Oil Extraction

Department of Industry - Innovations Connections

Qcide? Oil Extraction and Processing Technology with the aim to improve the oil extraction process

Indicative Funding
$50,000 , in partnership with Bio-Gene Technology Ltd ($53,262)
Implement an on-site experimentation program to establish baseline parameters (temperature, pressure, flow rates, oil yield) for the existing static oil extraction system using instrumentation acquired and installed as part of a previous (Phase 1) project. Evaluate the effect of key extraction process variables on the quantity and quality of the oil, and evaluate product change with process variable(s). Correlate the measurement results with the oil content results to develop an understanding of steam flow, biomass-stream contact and the oil extraction dynamics, and their possible variations from batch to batch. Analysis and reporting of experimentation results.
Yinghe He in collaboration with Tristan Gibbs and Kurt Wagner (College of Science & Engineering and Autotec Automation Australia)
steam distillation; measurements and process monitoring; oil extraction; process analysis and optimisation

Bio-Gene Technology Ltd - Contract Research

Improving the extraction process for QCIDE ? oil

Indicative Funding
This project involves data-logging to quantify process variables, and taking samples of hydrosol to determine the state of steam-biomass contact to determine oil yield and areas for process improvement.
Yinghe He in collaboration with Kurt Wagner (College of Science & Engineering and Autotec Automation Australia)
steam distillation; oil extraction; measurement and process monitoring

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Construction of Electrochemical Sensing Platforms Based on Carbon Nanocomposites (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Development of efficient mathematical models and optimal management strategies for controlling saltwater intrusion into complex coastal aquifers in pacific island countries (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • North Queensland mountain range fractured rock aquifers and their influence on lower coastal aquifers: an investigation into the hydraulic connectivity between Keelbottom Creek catchment and Black River groundwater via Hervey Range fractured rock aquifers (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Eco-Friendly approach to the Recovery of Economic Materials from Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs) (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Optimisation of QCIDE Extraction and Separation (Masters , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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