Alumnus Bing Du wins PSRI Fluidization Lectureship Award
Bing Du ('05 PhD), a former student from the L.-S. Fan Lab who is now a senior research associate at ExxonMobil Corporation, received the PSRI Fluidization Lectureship Award. The award is sponsored by the company Particulate Solid Research, Inc. (PSRI).
Du received the honor and delivered his lecture at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) Particle Technology Forum (PTF) award session during the 2023 AIChE Annual Conference which was held in Orlando, Florida November 6-10, 2023.
The PSRI Fluidization Lectureship Award recognizes an individual's outstanding scientific/technical research contributions with impact in the field of fluidization and fluid-particle flow systems. The award is contingent on a candidate meeting the above criteria and may not be awarded every year.
Dr. Du's expertise is in reactor engineering, with experience in reactor scale-up, modeling and design; fluidization and hydrodynamics; large scale pilot plant/demo; solids handling; and novel process development.
He has been actively working in the area of fluidization and fluid-particle flow systems for more than 20 years and is currently the Principal Scientist for Process Reactor Development at ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company. He has actively participated in or led the development and scale-up of multiple processes related to fluidized bed reactors or fluid-solid systems. Applications cover Upstream, Downstream and Chemicals in the oil/gas industry, and include FCC/Fluid CokingTM process/hardware improvements, EMTAMTM (Fluid bed Toluene Alkylation with Methanol) process development, Fluid Bed MTG (Methanol to Gasoline) technology development, and new chemical processes and waste recycling technology. Recently the fluid bed MTG process has successfully demonstrated the production of eFuels from methanol synthesized from CO2 and green hydrogen.
Du received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2005 and his MS and BS degrees in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University.
Before joining ExxonMobil, Bing worked at Dow Chemical for two years.