M.Sc. Wencong Wu

Curriculum Vitae

born 1993 in Wuhan, Hubei, China

September 2011 - July 2015
Studies of Safety Engineering, North University of China, Taiyuan, China
Bachelor Thesis: Preparation and Application of Ultrafine Nitroguanidine

October 2015 – July 2018
Studies of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
Master Thesis: Drying kinetics of single slurry droplets

Since April 2019
Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering, member of WIGRATEC Cluster International: ADMIX

Research Topics

Mixture simulations are performed using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) with the freely available LIGGGHTS software. However, the DEM is not applicable to particulate systems of technically relevant size for reasons of computing time, especially for non-spherical particles. Therefore, the DEM simulations are performed for small particle systems and simple mixer geometry (rotating drum with or without internals, stationary or rotating drum with rotating mixing arm). Cross-correlations are then developed from the comparison of simulated and measured mixing grades, which ultimately make it possible to derive the behavior of a technical mixer from the behavior of a small simulator (virtual mixer) and which can be calculated quickly and efficiently using DEM.


Building 15, Room 118
University Course Drying 2020
30.03.2020 - 02.04.2020 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2019
04.11.2019 - 07.11.2019 in Hamburg
Appreciation of the research work at the chair with title page of the journal Processes (MDPI)
First project meeting Wigratec InterSpiN
Award for Maciej Jaskulski
Cluster WIGRATEC enters the next round
Arun S. Mujumdar Medal for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Award for best oral presentation
Award for best oral presentation for Christoph Neugebauer on Population Balance Modeling Conference 2018
Faculty Prize 2018
Award for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Honorary Professorship of UCTM, Sofia, for Prof. Tsotsas
University Course Drying 2018
19. March -- 22. March 2018 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2017
6. - 9. November 2017 in Hamburg
Award on Conference
Best Research Award for Sayali Zarekar on IDS in Gifu, Japan
Award on Conference
Best Poster Award for Christian Rieck at PARTEC 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany
Award on Conference
Best poster award for Vesselin Idakiev at national conference
Award on Conference
Best Presentation Awards on Nordic Baltic Drying Conference 2015
ECCE 2015
27. September - 01. October 2015 in Nice, France
Granulation Workshop 2015
1st July - 3rd July 2015 in Sheffield, UK
University Course Drying 2016
29. March -- 01. April 2016 in Magdeburg
Extension of the Research Training Group 1554
Extension of the funding period for 4.5 years
Award on annual conference
Award for best poster presentation goes to Maryam Dadkhah
Modern Drying Technology Vol. 3
Prof. E. Tsotsas in CES Top 20 Reviewer 2010
Award on Asia Pacific Drying Conference
VDI Ehrenring für Jun.-Prof. Mirko Peglow
University Course Drying 2014
Fundamentals and Applications of Drying Technology