Dr. Xianfeng Fan

Institute for Materials and Processes

School of Engineering

University of Edinburgh, UK

Senior Lecturer



Ph.D., the University of Birmingham, Chemical Engineering

B.S., Central South University, and Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, Materials and Metallurgy

B.Eng, Jiangxi University of Science & Technology, Chemical Engineering


  1. X. Li, X. Fan, Effect of CO2 phase on contact angle in oil-wet and water-wet pores, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 36, 106-113, 2015.
  2. Y. Li, H. Fan, X. Fan, Identify of flow patterns in bubbling fluidization, Chemical Engineering Science, 117, 455-464, 2014.
  3. K. Cole, A. Buffler, J.J. Cilliers, I. Govender, J.Y.Y. Heng, C. Liu, D.J. Parker, U.V. Shah, M. van Heerden, X. Fan, A surface coating method to modify tracers for positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) measurements of froth flotation, Powder Technology, 263, 26-30, 2014.
  4. X. Li, X. Fan, S. Brandani, Difference in Pore Wettabiltiy and the Wettability Measured on a Flat Surface and in an Open Space, Chemical Engineering Science, 117, 137-145, 2014.
  5. Z. Yang, H. Fan, D.J. Parker, P.J. Fryer, S. Bakalis, X. Fan, Study on solids translational and rotational motions in rotating cans, LWT - Food Science and Technology, 57, 383-392, 2014.
  6. D. Nagy, I.M. Szilágyi, X. Fan, Study the morphology effect on the photo-efficiency of WO3, Energy Procedia, 61, 2712-2715, 2014.
  7. X. Li, X. Fan, Pore Wetting Phenomena: Implications to Enhanced Oil Recovery and Geologic Carbon Storage, Energy Procedia, 61, 2712-2715, 2014.
  8. Li, X., Fan, X., Pore Wetting and Its Effect on Breakthrough Pressure in Water-Wet and Oil-Wet Pores. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications 5, 359-362, 2014.
  9. Li, X., Fan, X., Experimental Studies on Multiphase Flow in Porous Media and Pore Wettability. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 74, 739-743, 2013.
  10. X. Li, X. Fan, A. Askounis, K. Wu, K. Sefiane, V. Koutsos, An experimental study on dynamic pore wettability, Chemical Engineering Science, 104, 988-997, 2013.
  11. K Zhang, Y. Guan, X. Yao, Y. Li, X. Fan, S. Brandani, Two- and three-dimensional computational studies of liquid-solid fluidization, Powder Technology 235, 180–191, 2013.
  12. J.A. Laverman, X. Fan, A. Ingram, M. van Sint Annaland, D.J. Parker, J.P.K. Seville, J.A.M. Kuipers, Experimental study on the influence of bed material on the scaling of solids circulation patterns in 3D bubbling gas–solid fluidized beds of glass and polyethylene using positron emission particle tracking, Powder Technology, 224,297-305, 2012.
  13. Y. Saito, X. Fan, A. Ingram, JPK. Seville, A New Approach to High-shear Mixer Granulation Using Positron Emission Particle Tracking, Chemical Engineering. Science. 66, 563-569, 2011.
  14. X. Fan, Z. Yang, D.J. Parker, Impact of Solid Sizes on Flow Structure and Particle Motions in Bubbling Fluidization, Powder Technology, 206, 132-138, 2011.
  15. Y. Saito, X. Fan, A. Ingram, J.P.K. Seville, PEPT Analysis of Impeller Blade Geometry and Averaged Velocity in a High Shear Mixer, Journal of Fluid Science and Technology, 6(2), 169-176, 2011.
  16. Y. Saito, A. Ingram, X Fan, J.P.K. Seville, Effects of Blade Design in Wet Granulation in a High Shear Mixer Determined by PositronEmission Particle Tracking,Journal of Environment and Engineering,6(1), 233-241, 2011.
  17. Y. Saito, A. Ingram, X. Fan, J.P.K. Seville, Three-Dimensional Visualization of Powder Motion in a High Shear Mixer, Materials Transactions, 52, 1693-1696, 2011.
  18. C-Y Wu, X.F. Fan, FMotazedian, J P K Seville,D J Parker, ACFCocks, Quantitative Investigation of Powder Flow during Die Filling Using Positron Emission Particle Tracking, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering,Vol. 224, 2010.
  19. K.E. Cole, K.E. Waters, X. Fan, S.J. Neethling, J.J. Cilliers, Combining Positron Emission Particle Tracking And Image Analysis To Interpret Particle Motion In Froths, Minerals Engineering, 23 (11-13), 1036-1044, 2010.
  20. W.D. Griffiths, D.J. Parker, X. Fan, M. Hausard, Tracking Inclusions in Aluminium Alloy Castings Using Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT), Materials Science And Technology, 26(5), 528-533, 2010.

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