Yan Yu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: [email protected]
Work: 865.241.8891

1 Bethel Valley Rd.
Bldg. 8630, B-232
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6309


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Education and Biography

Ph.D. Chemical & Biological Engineering, The University of British Columbia, 2018-2022

M.Eng. Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, 2015-2018

B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, 2011-2015

Research Interests


  • Solvents pretreatments for lignocellulosic biomass
  • BioFuels
  • Bio-based materials and chemicals



  • Yu, Yan, et al. “Hydrothermal carbonization of mixture waste Gingko leaf and wheat straw for solid biofuel production.” Industrial Crops and Products 206 (2023): 117633 (DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2023.117633).

  • Yu, Yan, et al. “Comparison of measured values from single pellet durability tester and standard tumbler tester.” Biosystems Engineering 235 (2023): 131-136 (DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2023.09.015 ).

  • Yu, Yan, et al. “Steam explosion of lignocellulosic biomass for multiple advanced bioenergy processes: A review.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 154 (2022): 111871 (DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111871 ).

  • Yu, Yan, et al. “Hydrothermal carbonization and pelletization of moistened wheat straw. ” Renewable Energy 190 (2022): 1018-1028 (DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2022.03.152).

  • Yu, Yan, et al. “Hydrothermal carbonization of waste Ginkgo leaf residues for solid biofuel production: Hydrochar characterization and its pelletization.” (2022) Fuel 324 (2022): 124341 (DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2022.124341).

  • Yu, Yan, et al. “Combined different dehydration pretreatments and torrefaction to upgrade fuel properties of hybrid pennisetum (Pennisetum americanum× P. purpureum).” Bioresource Technology 263 (2018): 541-547 (DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.05.048).