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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Hsiu-Po Kuo


Particle Technology Laboratory

Tel.: +886-3-2118800 Ext 5488

Fax: (03) 2118668




Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan



Kyushu University

Visiting Professor


Advanced Powder Technology (SCI Journal)



Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Associate Professor


Incubation Centre, Chang Gung University, Taiwan



Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Assistant Professor


Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Postdoctoral researcher




The University of Birmingham, UK

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering


National Taiwan University, Taiwan

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering



Research Fields and Expertise

1. Particle Technology

2. Particle Motion Simulation

3. Multi-phase Flow

4. Fluidization


Honors and Awards

1. The best-contributed editor in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for SCI Journal Advanced Powder Technology (IF= 1.650, The Society of Powder Technology, Japan)

2. International Organizing Committee & invited speaker, 5th Asian Particle Technology Symposium, 2-5 July, 2012, Singapore

3. Local Organizing Committee, 3rd Asian Conference on Innovative Energy and Environmental Chemical Engineering (ASCON-IEEChE 2012), 11-14 Nov., 2012, Taiwan

4. Symposium Chair, 2013 Taiwan-Japan Joint Symposium on Mixing Technology, 4-5 March 2013, Taipei, Taiwan

5. Scientific Committee, PARTEC 2013, 23-25th April 2013, Nuremberg, Germany

6. Guest lecturer, Summer Seminar on Mixing in Japan, 26-27 August, 2013, Tokyo, Japan (Japanese-side funding)

7. Guest lecturer, 22th Nisshin Engineering Particle Technology International Seminar (NEPTIS-22), 24 February, 2014, Tokyo, Japan. (Japanese-side funding)


 Recent Publications

  1. H.P. Kuo*, C.F. Yang, A.N. Huang, C.T. Wu and W.C Pan, 2014, "“Preparation of the working electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells: effects of screen printing parameters", Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, in press.

  2. A.N. Huang and H.P. Kuo*, 2014, "Developments in the tools for the investigation of mixing in particulate systems - a review", Advanced Powder Technology, 25, pp. 163-173.

  3. H.P. Kuo*, H.Y. Tseng, A.N. Huang and R.C. Hsu, 2014, "A study of the ash production behavior of spent limestone powders in CFBC", Advanced Powder Technology, 25, pp. 472-475.

  4. H.P. Kuo*, C.T. Wu, 2014, "Speed up dye-sensitized solar cell fabrication by rapid dye solution droplets bombardment", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 120(A), pp. 81-86.

  5. C.Y. Cheng, Y.N. Yang, A.N. Huang and H.P. Kuo*, 2013, "Steam hydration of CFBC bottom ashes in a rotary kiln", Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 44(6), pp.1060-1066.

  6. H. Yang, S. Kudo, H.P. Kuo, K. Norinaga, A. Mori, O. Masek, J. Hayashi*, 2013, "Estimation of enthalpy of bio-oil vapor and heat required for pyrolysis of biomass", Energy & Fuels, 27(5), pp. 2675-2686.

  7. A.N. Huang, L.C. Liu, and H.P. Kuo*, 2013, "The role of end wall shearing in the drum segregation band formation", Powder Technology, 239, pp. 98-104.

  8. A.N. Huang, W.C. Kao and H.P. Kuo*, 2013, "Numerical studies of particle segregation in a rotating drum based on Eulerian continuum approach", Advanced Powder Technology, 24(1), pp. 364-372.

  9. C.T. Wu, H.P. Kuo*, H.A. Tsai, W.C. Pan, 2012, "Rapid dye-sensitized solar cell working electrode preparation using far infrared rapid thermal annealing", Applied Energy, 100, pp. 138-143.

  10. A.N. Huang and H.P. Kuo*, 2012, "A study of the three-dimensional particle size segregation structure in a rotating drum", AIChE Journal, 58(4), pp. 225-229.

  11. A.N. Huang and H.P. Kuo*, 2011, "A study on the transition between neighbouring drum segregated bands and its application to functionally graded material production", Powder Technology, 212(3), pp. 348-353.

  12. H.P. Kuo*, S.M. Pan, and H.T. Hsu, 2011, “Comparisons of the hydrogen-rich syngas compositions from wet rice husk slurry steam reforming reactions using different catalysts”,Biomass & Bioenegy, 35(7), pp. 3025-3031.

  13. H.P. Kuo*, C.T. Wu and R.C. Hsu, 2011, “Continuous toluene vapour photocatalytic deduction in a multi-stage fluidised bed”, Powder Technology, 210(3), pp. 225-229.

  14. H.P. Kuo* and C.H. Cheng, 2010, “The comparison of the elastic properties of the particle assembly in a vibrator determined by the top cap method, the apparent mass method and the energy dissipation method”, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 41(2), pp. 239-243.

  15. H.P. Kuo*, C.T. Wu and R.C. Hsu, 2009, "Continuous reduction of toluene vapours from the contaminated gas stream in a fluidised bed photoreactor", Powder Technology, 195(1), pp. 50-56.

  16. H.P. Kuo*, M.Y. Chung, and C.C. Lin, 2009, "Design correlations for the optical performance of the particle-diffusing bottom diffusers in the LCD backlight unit", Powder Technology, 192(1), pp.116-121.

  17. H.P. Kuo*, H.Z. Zhang, and R.C. Hsu, 2008, "CFD modelling of a countercurrent staged fluidised bed ", Chemical Engineering Journal, 137(3), pp.664-676.

  18. H.P. Kuo* and Y.W. Chen, 2008, "The determination of the state transition of the granular materials in a vibrating bed using a novel optical signal analysing method", Advanced Powder Technology, 19(1), pp. 61-71.

  19. H.P. Kuo* and M.L. Ku, 2008, "On the plate design in a countercurrent single-stage fluidized bed system ", Advanced Powder Technology, 19(1), pp. 13-24.

  20. H.P. Kuo* and C. Y. Cheng, 2006, "Investigation of the bed types and particle residence time in a staged fluidised bed ", Powder Technology, 169, pp.1-9.

  21. H.P. Kuo*, Y.C. Hsiao and P.Y. Shih, 2006, "A study of the axial segregation in a rotating drum using deformable particles", Powder Technology. 166, pp.161-166.

  22. H.P. Kuo*, P.Y. Shih, and R.C. Hsu, 2006, "Coupled axial-radial segregation in rotating drums with high fill levels", AIChE Journal., 52(7), pp. 2422-2427.

  23. H.P. Kuo*, R.C. Hsu, and Y. C. Hsiao, 2005, "Investigation of Axial Segregation in a Rotating Drum", Powder Technology, 153, pp.196-203.

  24. H.P. Kuo*, P.C. Knight, D. J. Parker, and J.P.K. Seville, 2005, "Solids Circulation and Axial Dispersion of Cohesionless Particles in a V-Mixer", Powder Technology, 152, pp.133-140.

  25. H.P. Kuo, P.C. Knight, D.J. Parker, M.J. Adams and J.P.K. Seville*, 2004, "Discrete Element Simulations of a High Shear Mixer", Advanced Powder Technology, 15(3), pp.297-309.

  26. H.P. Kuo, A.S. Burbidge, P.C. Knight, D.J. Parker, M.J. Adams, and J.P.K. Seville*, 2003, "Non-Equilibrium Particle Motion in the Vicinity of a Single Blade", Powder Technology, 132, pp. 1-9.

  27. S.P. Ju, W. M. Lu*, H.P. Kuo, F.S. Chu and Y. C. Lu, 2003, "The Formation of a Suspension Bed on Dual Flow Distributors", Powder Technology, 131, pp.139-155.

  28. H.P. Kuo, P.C. Knight, D.J. Parker, Y. Tsuji, M.J. Adams, and J.P.K. Seville*, 2002,  "The Influence of DEM Simulation Parameters on the Particle Behaviour in a V-mixer", Chemical Engineering Science, 57, pp. 3621 - 3638.

  29. H.P. Kuo, Y.S. Fangary, D.J. Parker, M. Barigou, and J.P.K. Seville*, 2001, "Validation of Numerical Simulations of Mixing Using PEPT Experiments", Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 73(6), pp.642 - 642.