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Yahui Sun Associate Professor

Academic Area: 
Energy and Environment
Research Interests: 
  • Microalgae-based CO2 fixation and energy-oriented utilization
  • Regulation of light transfer in reactors
  • Biomass energy utilization technology
  • New energy conversion technology
Bio: 

Educational Background

PhD, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Chongqing University (2018)

BE, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, Chongqing University (2012)

 

Research Projects

Journal Articles

  1. Peer Reviewed Journals
  1. Yahui Sun, Qiang Liao, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu, Jingwei Fu, Jun Li. Application of growth-phase based light-feeding strategies to simultaneously enhance Chlorella vulgaris growth and lipid accumulation. Bioresource Technology, 2018256: 421-430. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  2. Yahui Sun, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao, Ao Xia, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu, Jingwei Fu. Boosting Nannochloropsis oculata growth and lipid accumulation in a lab-scale open raceway pond characterized by improved light distributions employing built-in planar waveguide modules. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 249: 880-889. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  3. Qiang Liao (Supervisor), Yahui Sun, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu. Simultaneous enhancement of Chlorella vulgaris growth and lipid accumulation through the synergy effect between light and nitrate in a planar waveguide flat-plate photobioreactor. Bioresource Technology2017, 243: 528-538. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  4. Yahui Sun, Qiang Liao, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu, Yaping Zheng. Integrating planar waveguides doped with light scattering nanoparticles into a flat-plate photobioreactor to improve light distribution and microalgae growth. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 220: 215-224. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  5. Yahui Sun, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu. Enhancement of microalgae production by embedding hollow light guides to a flat-plate photobioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 207: 31-38. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  6. Yun Huang (Vice Supervisor), Yahui Sun, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu. Improvement on light penetrability and microalgae biomass production by periodically pre-harvesting Chlorella vulgaris cells with culture medium recycling. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 216: 669-676. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  7. Ao Xia, Ziming Hu, Qiang Liao, Yun Huang, Xun Zhu, WenfanYe, Yahui Sun. Enhancement of CO2 transfer and microalgae growth by perforated inverted arc trough internals in a flat-plate photobioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 269: 292-299. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  8. Yun Huang, Yaping Zheng, Jun Li, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Jingwei Fu, Yahui Sun. Enhancing microalgae biofilm formation and growth by fabricating microgrooves onto the substrate surface. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 261: 36-43. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  9. Chaoyang Wei, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Yahui Sun. The kinetics of the polyacrylic superabsorbent polymers swelling in microalgae suspension to concentrate cells density. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 249: 713-719. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  10. Yun Huang, Wei Xiong, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu, Yahui Sun. Comparison of Chlorella vulgaris biomass productivity cultivated in biofilm and suspension from the aspect of light transmission and microalgae affinity to carbon dioxide. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 222: 367-373. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  11. Qian Fu, Haixing Chang, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao, Xun Zhu, Ao Xia, Yahui Sun. A novel self-adaptive microalgae photobioreactor using anion exchange membranes for continuous supply of nutrients. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 214: 629-636. (SCI, IF=5.807)
  12. Nianbing Zhong, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao, Yongzhong Wang, Rong Chen, Yahui Sun. Effects of surface roughness on optical properties and sensitivity of fiber-optic evanescent wave sensors. Applied Optics, 2013, 52(17): 3937-3945. (SCI, IF=1.791) 
  1. Book chapters
  1. Yahui Sun, Yun Huang, Gregory J. O. Martin, Rong Chen, Yudong Ding (2018) Photoautotrophic microalgal cultivation and conversion. in: Bioreactors for Microbial Biomass and Energy Conversion (ISBN: 978-981-10-7676-3). Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7677-0_3
  1. Conference Publications
  1. Yahui Sun, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao, Ao Xia, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu. Regulating light wavelength in Chlorella vulgaris suspension by planar waveguides to enhance microalgae growth and lipid accumulation. The 12th Asian Biohydrogen & Biorefinery Symposium, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 2017.
  2. Yahui Sun, Qiang Liao, Yun Huang, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu. Enhanced microalgae cultivation in a novel airlift photobioreactor with built-in light guide plates containing nano-particles. The 6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, San Diego, USA, 2016.
  3. Yahui Sun, Qiang Liao, Yun Huang, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu. Enhanced light distribution and microalgae growth in an open raceway pond with built-in slab waveguides containing nanoparticles. The 4th Environment-Enhancing Energy (E2-Energy) Conference, Beijing, China, 2016.
  4. Yahui Sun, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao, Xun Zhu. Enhancement of microalgal productivity by a novel flat-plate photobioreactor coupled with hollow light guides. The 2014 Asian Biohydrogen and Biorefinery Symposium (2014 ABHL ABBS), Melaka, Malaysia, 2014.
  5. Yun Huang (Vice Supervisor), Yahui Sun, Qiang Liao, Xun Zhu, Nianbing Zhong. A novel cultivation mode separating cells from microalgal suspension periodically to improve light distribution and microalgal production. The 5th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, San Diego, USA, 2015.

 

Honors and Awards

  • National scholarship for doctoral students (2016)
  • National scholarship for undergraduates (2009)
  • National Encouragement scholarship (2010)

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