Journal paper (*Corresponding Author)

1. Jiawen Wei, Qi Zhang*, Zhihong Yuan*. A unified approach to multi-scenario sensor network design for data reconciliation. AIChE Journal. 2021.

2. Botong Liu, Zhihong Yuan*. Multi-stage Distributionally Robust Design of Renewable Source Processing Network under Uncertainty. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2021. 60: 7883-7903.

3. Congqin Ge, Zhihong Yuan*. Production Scheduling for the Reconfigurable Modular Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes. Computers Chemical Engineering. 2021. 151: 107346.

4. Botong Liu, Qi Zhang*, Zhihong Yuan*. Two-Stage Distributionally Robust Optimization for Maritime Inventory Routing. Computers Chemical Engineering. 2021. 149: 107307.

5. Lifeng Zhang, Zhihong Yuan*, Bingzhen Chen. Refinery-Wide Planning Operations Under Uncertainty via Robust Optimization Approach Coupled with Global Optimization. Computers Chemical Engineering. 2021. 146: 107205.

6. Lei Zhang*, Haitao Mao, Yu Zhuang, Lu Wang, Linlin Liu, Yachao Dong, Jian Du, Wancui Xie, Zhihong Yuan. Odor Prediction and Aroma Mixture Design using Machine Learning Model and Molecular Surface Charge Density Profiles. Chemical Engineering Science. 2021. 245: 116947.

7. Zhiquan Wang, Liang Wang, Zhihong Yuan*, Bingzhen Chen. Data-Driven Optimal Operation of the Industrial Methanol to Olefin Process Based on Relevance Vector Machine. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2021. 34: 106-115. (Featured on Cover)

8. Lei Zhang*, Junqing Pang, Yu Zhuang, Linlin Liu, Jian Du, Zhihong Yuan. Integrated solvent-process design methodology based on COSMO-SAC and quantum mechanics for TMQ (2,2,4-trimethyl-1,2-H-dihydroquinoline) production. Chemical Engineering Science. 2020. 226: 115894.

9. Shiyang Chai, Qilei Liu, Xinyuan Liang, Yansuo Guo, Song Zhang, Chenqiu Xu, Jian Du, Zhihong Yuan, Lei Zhang*, Rafiqul Gani. A grand product design model for crystallization solvent design. Computers Chemical Engineering. 2020. 135: 106764.

10. Jiawen Wei, Zhihong Yuan*. A generalized benders decomposition-based global optimization approach to symbolic regression for explicit surrogate modeling from limited data information. Computers Chemical Engineering. 2020. 142:107051.

11. Yue Li, Lei Zhang, Zhihong Yuan*, Rafiqul Gani. Synthesis and design of sustainable integrated process, water treatment, and power generation networks. Computers Chemical Engineering. 2020. 141:107041.

12. Botong Liu, Qi Zhang, Xiaolong Ge, Zhihong Yuan*. CVaR-Based Approximations of Wasserstein Distributionally Robust Chance Constraints with Application to Process Scheduling. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2020. 59: 9562-9574.

13. Ying Chen, Min Lin, Hao Jiang, Zhihong Yuan*, Bingzhen Chen*. Optimal design and operation of refinery hydrogen systems under multi-scale uncertainties. Computers Chemical Engineering. 2020. 137: 106822.

14. Haoyang Hu, Zhihong Yuan*. Hard-threshold neural network-based prediction of organic synthetic outcomes. BMC Chemical Engineering. 2020. 2: 7.

15. Zhiping Zhang, Dingjiang Chen, Yuchong Feng, Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*. A strategy for enhancing the operational agility of petroleum refinery plant using case based fuzzy reasoning method. Computers Chemical Engineering. 2018. 111: 27-36.

16. Ying Chen, Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*. Process Optimization with Consideration of Uncertainties. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2018. 26: 1700-1706.

17. Zhihong Yuan, Weizhong Qin, Jinsong Zhao*. Smart Manufacturing for the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry. Engineering. 2017. 3: 179-182.

18. Zhihong Yuan, Mario R. Eden*. Superstructure optimization of integrated fast pyrolysis-gasification for the production of liquid transportation fuels and propylene. AIChE Journal. 2016. 62: 3155-3176. (Invited paper for AIChE Journal Founders Tribute: Roger W. Sargent).

19. Zhihong Yuan, Mario R. Eden*, Rafiqul Gani*. Toward the large-scale deployment of CO2 capture and conversion processes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2016. 55: 3383-3419. (ACS Editors’ Choice paper)

20. Zhihong Yuan, Mario R. Eden. Recent advances in optimal design of thermochemical conversion of biomass to chemicals and liquid fuels. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering. 2015. 10: 70-76.

21. Zhihong Yuan, Ping Wang, Chaohe Yang, Mario R. Eden*. Systematic control structure evaluation for the two-stage-riser catalytic pyrolysis processes. Chemical Engineering Science. 2015. 126: 309-328.

22. Zhihong Yuan*, Ping Wang, Chaohe Yang. Steady-state multiplicity analysis of two-stage-riser catalytic pyrolysis processes. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 2015. 73: 49-63.

23. Ping Wang, Chaohe Yang, Zhihong Yuan*. The combination of adaptive Pseudospectral method and structure detection procedure for solving dynamic optimization problems with discontinuous control profiles. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2014. 53:7066-7078.

24. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*, Rafiqul Gani. Applications of process synthesis: moving from conventional chemical processes towards biorenewable conversion processes. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 2013. 49: 217-229.

25. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*. Process synthesis for addressing the sustainable energy systems and environmental issues. AIChE Journal. 2012. 58: 3370-3389.

26. Zhihong Yuan, Nan Zhang, Bingzhen Chen*, Jinsong Zhao. Systematic controllability analysis for chemical processes. AIChE Journal. 2012. 58:  3096-3109.

27. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*, Gürkan Sin, Rafiqul Gani. State-of-the-art and progress in optimization based simultaneous design and control for chemical processes. AIChE Journal. 2012. 58: 1640-1659. (Featured on Cover)

28. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*, Jinsong Zhao. Phase behavior analysis for industrial polymerization reactors. AIChE Journal. 2011. 57:  2795-2807.

29. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*, Jinsong Zhao. An overview on controllability analysis of chemical processes. AIChE Journal. 2011. 57: 1185-1201.

30. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*, Jinsong Zhao. Controllability analysis for the liquid-phase catalytic oxidation of toluene to benzoic acid. Chemical Engineering Science. 2011. 66: 5137-5147.

31. Hangzhou Wang, Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*, Jinsong Zhao. Analysis of the stability and controllability of chemical processes. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 2011. 35: 1101-1109.

32. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen*, Jinsong Zhao. Effects of manipulated variables selection on the controllability of chemical process. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2011. 50: 7403-7413.

33. Zhihong Yuan, Hangzhou Wang, Bingzhen Chen*, Jinsong Zhao. Operating zone segregation of chemical reaction systems based on stability and non-minimum phase behavior analysis. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2009. 155: 304-311.

34. Enzhi Liang, Zhihong Yuan*. Adjustable Robust Optimal Control for Nonlinear Chemical Process under Uncertainty. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2021. 50: 2001-2006.

35. Yue Li, Fengqi You, Zhihong Yuan*, Rafiqul Gani. Synthesis and Design of Sustainable Integrated Process, Water Treatment, Energy Supply Networks and Carbon Utilization Networks Under Uncertainty. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2021. 50: 1497-1503. 

36. Runzhe Liang, Zhihong Yuan*. Computational shape optimization of microreactors based on CFD simulation and surrogate model driven optimization. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2020. 48: 925-930.

37. Yue Li, Zhihong Yuan*, Rafiqul Gani. Synthesis of Sustainable Integrated Process, Water Treatment and Power Generation Networks. 2020. 50: 1063-1068.

38. Yue Li, Jiawen Wei, Zhihong Yuan*. Simultaneous Controllability Analysis and Cyclic Scheduling of Grade Transitions for the Continuous Multi-Product Chemical Processes. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2018. 44: 1093-1098.

39. Ying Chen, Zhihong Yuan*, Bingzhen Chen, A Novel Method of Integrating Flexibility and Stability for Chemical Processes under Parametric Uncertainties. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2018. 44: 211-216.

40. Jiawen Wei, Zhihong Yuan*. Novel Symbolic Regression-Mathematical Programming based Predictions of the Molecular Cetane Number with Small Sampling Data. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2018. 44: 247-252.

41. Pengcheng Li, Narendra Sadhwani, Zhihong Yuan, Mario R. Eden*. Process Simulation and Economic Analysis of Producing Liquid Transportation Fuels from Biomass. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2017. 40: 2515-2520.

42. Zhihong Yuan, Mario R. Eden*. Integrated biorefinery design for the co-production of premium quality liquid fuels and propylene. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2016. 38: 2001-2006.

43. Pengcheng Li, Zhihong Yuan, Mario R. Eden*. A comparative study of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis for liquid transportation fuels production from biomass. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2016. 38: 2025-2030.

44. Zhihong Yuan, Ping Wang, Chaohe Yang, Mario R. Eden*. Systematic Control Structure Evaluation of Two-Stage-Riser Fluidized Catalytic Pyrolysis Processes. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2015. 37: 2025-2030.



1. Ravendra Singh, Zhihong Yuan. Process Systems Engineering for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Elsevier, Netherland. 2018.