Lei Zhang

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Associate Professor   Supervisor of Master's Candidates  

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Lei Zhang    PhD    Associate Professor


Email: keleiz@dlut.edu.cn

Major: Chemical Engineering

Address: Room 408, Chemical Lab Building, West Campus, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, China

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lei_Zhang329

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7519-2858


Group Members


PhD students:

·   Qilei Liu

·   Shiyang Chai

Master students:

·   Haitao Mao

·   Junqing Pang

·   Tongxin Yi

·   Hongqing Zhao

Graduated students:

·   Xinyuan Liang (Master degree, 2019, P&G)


Education & Research Experience


·   2005.9~2009.7   Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University   Bachelor degree

·   2009.9~2014.7   Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University   PhD degree (Supervisor: Prof. Bingzhen Chen)

·   2013.8~2014.2   Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University   Visiting scholar (Supervisor: Prof. Ignacio E. Grossmann)

·   2014.9~2015.12 Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark   Postdoc (Supervisor: Prof. Rafiqul Gani)

·   2016.1~2017.2   Department of Chemical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology   Postdoc (Supervisor: Prof. Ka Ming Ng)

·   2017.3~Now      School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology   Associate Professor


Research Interests


·   Chemical Product & Process Design

·   Chemical Process Optimization

·   Multi-scale Modelling

·   Process Integration


Awards


·   2019 Best Student Presentation in SCPPE 2019 International Conference (Supervisor)

·   2017 Best Paper Award of Journal Computers & Chemical Engineering

·   2017 第十六届中国化工学会信息技术应用专业委员会年会优秀论文

·   2015 Outstanding reviewer of Journal Computers & Chemical Engineering


Oral Presentation


·     Mao, H., Zhang, L.*, Liu, L., Du, J., Gani, R. COSMO-based inverse neural network: A novel machine learning approach towards mixture product design. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering. Tianjin, China. Jul. 1-3, 2019. (Oral presentation, Best student presentation)

·     Zhang, L., A GC+-COSMO Model for Computer-Aided Molecular Design: Framework and Applications. 2nd Process System Engineering (PSE) – State of the Art Workshop. Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Jan. 26-30, 2019. (Keynote presentation)

·     Zhang, L., An Optimization-Based Computer-Aided Molecular and Mixture Design Framework. ICFMCE 2018 Conference. Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nov. 20-22, 2018. (Keynote presentation)

·     梁馨元, 张磊*, 刘琳琳, 都健. 基于分子动力学的橡胶聚合物计算机辅助设计方法. 2018年中国过程系统工程年会. 青海,西宁. 2018822-24. (Keynote presentation)

·     刘奇磊, 冯锟, 刘琳琳, 都健, 孟庆伟, 张磊*. 基于Dragon描述符与改进的决策树—遗传算法的反应溶剂设计方法. 2018年中国过程系统工程年会. 青海,西宁. 2018822-24. (Keynote presentation)

·     Zhang, L.*, Mao, H., Liu, L., Du, J., Gani, R. Fragrance Product Design/Screening Methods Using an Integrated Machine Learning and CAMD Model. 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Oct. 26-Nov. 2. (Oral presentation)

·     Liu, Q., Zhang, L.*, Liu, L., Du, J., Meng, Q. Computer-Aided Reaction Solvent Design Integrated with New Reaction Mechanism Model. 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Oct. 26-Nov. 2. (Oral presentation)

·     Liu, Q., Zhang, L.*, Liu, L., Du, J., Liang, X., Mao, H., Meng, Q. GC-COSMO based Reaction Solvent Design with New Kinetic Model using CAMD. Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering – PSE 2018. San Diego, California, USA. July 1-5, 2018. (Oral presentation)


Publication


2019:

[51] Zhang S., Zhuang, Y., Liu, L.*, Zhang, L., Du, J. Risk management optimization framework for the optimal development of carbon capture and storage system under uncertainty. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2019, 113, 109280. (SCI)

[50] Liu, L., Bai, Y., Zhang, L., Gu, S., Du, J.* Synthesis of flexible heat exchanger networks considering gradually accumulated deposit and cleaning management. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2019, 58(27), 12124-12136. (SCI, Supplementary Cover)

[49] Li, W., Zhuang, Y., Zhang, L., Liu, L., Du, J.* Economic evaluation and environmental assessment of shale gas dehydration process. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019, 232, 487-498. (SCI)

[48] Zhang, X., Zhang, L., Fung, K. Y., Ng, K. M.* Product Design: Incorporating Make-or-buy Analysis and Supplier Selection. Chemical Engineering Science, 2019, 202, 357-372. (SCI)

[47] 杨蕊庄钰刘琳琳张磊都健*功热交换网络综合的研究进展化工进展, 2019, 38(6), 2550-2557. (EI)

[46] Liu, Q., Zhang, L.*, Liu, L., Du, J., Meng, Q., Gani, R. Computer-aided reaction solvent design based on transition state theory and COSMO-SAC. Chemical Engineering Science, 2019, 202, 300-317. (SCI)

[45] Zhuang, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, L., Du, J.*, Shen, S. An Extended Superstructure Modeling Method for Simultaneous Synthesis of Direct Work Exchanger Networks. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2019, 144, 258-271. (SCI)

[44] 刘奇磊冯锟刘琳琳都健孟庆伟张磊*基于Dragon描述符与改进的决策树-遗传算法的反应溶剂设计方法化工学报, 2019, 70(2), 535-540. (EI)

[43] 梁馨元张磊*, 刘琳琳都健基于分子动力学的橡胶聚合物计算机辅助设计方法.  化工学报, 2019, 70(2), 525-532. (EI)

[42] 王少靖刘琳琳张磊都健*, 吴恺艺集成NGL回收的新型天然气液化系统(AP-XTM)的概念设计与分析化工学报, 2019, 70(2), 508-515. (EI)

[41] 吴长昊刘琳琳*, 张磊都健采用两种中间介质的工业园区厂际余热集成化工学报, 2019, 70(2), 431-439. (EI, 封面文章)

[40] 郭孝正刘琳琳*, 张磊都健基于截断器半连续操作的间歇过程性质集成化工学报, 2019, 70(2), 516-524. (EI)

[39] Li, W., Zhuang, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, L., Du, J.* Economic Evaluation and Environmental Assessment of Shale Gas Sweetening Process, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2019, 42(4), 753-760. (SCI)

[38] Gu, S., Liu, L., Zhang, L., Bai, Y., Du, J.* Optimization-based Framework for Designing Dynamic Flexible Heat Exchanger Networks, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2019, 58(15), 6026-6041. (SCI, Supplementary Cover)

[37] Liu, Q. Zhang, L.*, Liu, L., Du, J., Tula, A. K., Eden, M., Gani, R. OptCAMD: An Optimization-Based Framework and Tool for Molecular and Mixture Product Design, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2019, 124, 285-301. (SCI)

2018:

[36] Zhang, S., Liu, L.*, Zhang, L., Zhuang, Y., Du, J.* (2018). An optimization model for carbon capture utilization and storage supply chain: A case study in Northeastern China, Applied Energy, 231, 194-206. (SCI)

[35] Li, W., Liu, L., Zhang, L., Meng, Q., Du, J.* (2018). Optimization of Shale Gas Sweeting Process Coupling with Claus Process Based on Energy Synthesis, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1027-1032. (EI)

[34] San, H., Meng, Q., Liu, L., Zhang, L., Du, J.* (2018). Creative Optimization and Industrial Research of Freeze Drying Process of the Cardiomyopeptidin for Injection, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1201-1206. (EI)

[33] Zhang, S., Liu, L., Zhang, L., Meng, Q., Du, J.* (2018). Optimal Planning for Regional Carbon Capture and Storage Systems under Uncertainty, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1207-1212. (EI)

[32] Liu, Q., Zhang, L.*, Liu, L., Du, J., Liang, X., Mao, H., Meng, Q. (2018). GC-COSMO based Reaction Solvent Design with New Kinetic Model using CAMD. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 44, pp. 235-240). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[31] Kalakul, S., Zhang, L., Choudhury H., Elbashir, N. O., Eden M.*, Gani, R. (2018). ProCAPD – A Computer-Aided Model-Based Tool for Chemical Product Design and Analysis. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 44, pp. 469-474). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[30] Zhuang, Y., Zhang, L., Liu, L., Meng, Q., Du, J.* (2018). Simultaneous Synthesis of WHEN Based on Superstructure Modelling Considering Thermodynamic and Economic Factors. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 44, pp. 1033-1038). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[29] Liu, L., Sheng, Y., Zhang, L., Du, J.*, Meng, Q. (2018). Water networks synthesis for industrial parks respecting to unpredictable scenarios. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 44, pp. 1021-1026). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[28] Gu, S., Liu, L., Zhang, L., Bai, Y., Wang, S., Du, J.* (2018). Heat exchanger networks synthesis integrated with flexibility and controllability, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.cjche.2018.07.017. (SCI)

[27] Zhang, X., Zhang, L., Fung, K. Y., Rangaiah, G. P., Ng, K. M.* (2018). Product Design: Impact of Government Policy and Consumer Preference on Company Profit and Corporate Social Responsibility, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 118, 118-131. (SCI)

[26] Zhang, L.*, Kalakul, S., Liu, L., Elbashir, N. O., Du, J., & Gani, R. (2018). A Computer-Aided Methodology for Mixture-Blend Design. Applications to Tailor-Made Design of Surrogate Fuels, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57 (20), pp 7008–7020. (SCI)

[25] Zhang, L.*, Mao, H., Liu, L., Du, J., & Gani, R. (2018). A machine learning based computer-aided molecular design/screening methodology for fragrance molecules, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 115, 295-308. (SCI)

[24] Kalakul, S., Zhang, L., Fang, Z., Choudhury, H. A., Intikhab, S., Elbashir, N., Eden, M. R., & Gani, R.* (2018). Computer aided chemical product design - ProCAPD and tailor-made blended products, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 116, 37-55. (SCI)

[23] Zhang, L., Fung, K. Y., Wibowo, C., & Gani, R.* (2018). Advances in Chemical Product Design. Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 34(3), 319-340 (SCI)

[22] Liu, L., Song, H., Zhang, L., & Du, J.* (2018). Heat-integrated water allocation network synthesis for industrial parks with sequential and simultaneous design. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 108, 408-424. (SCI, Most downloaded article)

[21] 李伟达, 刘琳琳, 张磊, 王少靖, 都健.* (2018). 基于灵敏度分析的页岩气净化流程的模拟与优化,化工学报, 69(3), 1008-1013. (EI, 第十六届中国化工学会信息技术应用专业委员会年会优秀论文)

[20] 张磊*, 刘琳琳, 都健. (2018). 替代燃油的计算机辅助设计方法, 化工进展, 37(6), 2437-2443. (EI)

2017:

[19] Zhuang, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, L., & Du, J.* (2017). Synthesis of indirect work exchange networks considering both isothermal and adiabatic process together with exergy analysis. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 26(8), 1644-1652. (SCI)

[18] Zhang, L.*, Fung, K. Y., Zhang, X., Fung, H. K., & Ng, K. M. (2017). An integrated framework for designing formulated products. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 107, 61-76. (SCI, 2017 Best Paper Award)

[17] Zhuang, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, L., & Du, J.* (2017). Direct work exchanger network synthesis of isothermal process based on improved transshipment model. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 81, 295-304. (SCI)

[16] Zhuang, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, L., & Du, J.* (2017). Upgraded Graphical Method for the Synthesis of Direct Work Exchanger Networks. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56(48), 14304-14315. (SCI)

[15] Bertran, M. O., Frauzem, R., Sanchez-Arcilla, A. S., Zhang, L., Woodley, J. M., & Gani, R.* (2017). A generic methodology for processing route synthesis and design based on superstructure optimization. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 106, 892-910. (SCI)

2016:

[14] Gani, R.*, Zhang, L., Kalakul, S., & Cignitti, S. (2016). Chapter 6 - Computer-Aided Molecular Design and Property Prediction. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 39, pp. 153-196). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[13] Fung, K. Y., Ng, K. M.*, Zhang, L., & Gani, R. (2016). A grand model for chemical product design. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 91, 15-27. (SCI)

[12] Zhang, L., Babi, D. K., & Gani, R.* (2016). New vistas in chemical product and process design. Annual review of chemical and biomolecular engineering, 7, 557-582. (SCI)

[11] Garcia-Herreros, P., Zhang, L., Misra, P., Arslan, E., Mehta, S., & Grossmann, I. E.* (2016). Mixed-integer bilevel optimization for capacity planning with rational markets. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 86, 33-47. (SCI)

[10] Kalakul, S., Cignitti, S., Zhang, L., & Gani, R.* (2016). Chapter 3 - VPPD-Lab: the chemical product simulator. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 39, pp. 61-94). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[9] Kalakul, S., Cignitti, S., Zhang, L., & Gani, R.* (2016). Integrated computer-aided framework for sustainable chemical product design and evaluation. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 38, pp. 2343-2348). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[8] Bertran, M. O., Frauzem, R., Zhang, L., & Gani, R.* (2016). A generic methodology for superstructure optimization of different processing networks. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 38, pp. 685-690). Elsevier. (CPCI)

Before 2016:

[7] Zhang, L., Cignitti, S., & Gani, R.* (2015). Generic mathematical programming formulation and solution for computer-aided molecular design. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 78, 79-84. (SCI)

[6] Cignitti, S., Zhang, L., & Gani, R.* (2015). Computer-aided framework for design of pure, mixed and blended products. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 37, pp. 2093-2098). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[5] Zhang, L., Wang, H., Qiu, T., & Chen, B.* (2015). Simulation and Optimization of Multi-period Steam Cracking Process. In Advances in Petrochemicals. InTech.

[4] Zhang, L., & Chen, B.* (2012). Applications of Shannon's entropy theory to naphtha pyrolysis simulation. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 35(2), 281-286. (SCI)

[3] Zhang, L., Chen, B.*, & Qiu, T. (2012). A multi-scale model of naphtha pyrolysis process. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 31, pp. 120-124). Elsevier. (CPCI)

[2] 彭辉, 张磊, 邱彤*, 陈丙珍. (2011). 乙烯裂解原料等效分子组成的预测方法. 化工学报, 62(12), 3447-3451. (EI)

[1] 张磊, 陈丙珍*, 邱彤. (2011). 基于PCA的反应网络简化策略. 化工学报, 62(1), 137-141. (EI)



Education Background

2009.9 2014.7

  • Tsinghua University
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Doctoral Degree

2005.9 2009.7

  • Tsinghua University
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree

2002.9 2005.7

  • Jilin Jiang Cheng Middle School

Work Experience

2017.3 Now
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • School of Chemical Engineering
  • 副教授
  • Associate Professor
2016.1 2017.3
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • 博士后
  • Postdoc
2014.9 2015.12
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Department of Chemcial and Biochemical Engineering
  • 博士后
  • Postdoc

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