Dr. Zhenyuan Yin is currently an Assistant Professor at Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School. He obtained his Ph.D and B.Eng degree both at National University of Singapore from 2020 and 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Praveen Linga and Prof. George Moridis. His major research interests are energy recovery from methane hydrates in geological media by combining methods of (a) high-pressure experimental design spanning from micro- to macro-scale; (b) numerical modelling of the fluid production behavior from hydrate-bearing sediments by coupling hydraulic-thermal-chemical effects; and (c) the state-of-the-art history-matching algorithms. He is also interested in the broad scope of multi-phase flow, heat and mass transfer, and reaction engineering in the domain of energy and environment (e.g., CO2 sequestration, hydrate-based cooling, etc.). Dr. Yin is open to potential collaborations and discussions.
Jan. 2016 - Oct. 2019, Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Aug. 2010 – Jul. 2014, B.Eng (1st Class Honors) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jan. 2021 - present, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, China
Oct. 2019 – Dec. 2020, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jul. 2014 – Dec. 2015, Research Engineer, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Delegate of China Renewable Society, Natural Gas Hydrate sub-committee;
Member of Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE), American Geological Union (AGU) and American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE);
Reviewer for SCI Journal, e.g., Chemical Engineering Journal, Applied Energy, Energy & Environmental Science, Energy, Fuel, etc.
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Flow in Porous Media and its Application
Gas Hydrate Science and Technology
Master’s & Ph.D. Advising
Junjie Ren (Ph.D student, 2021-)
Jidong Zhang (Ph.D student, 2021-)
Xiaohui Liu (Master student, 2021-)
Siyu Zeng (Master student, 2021-)
Energy recovery and fluid production from NGH
Hydrate-based CO2 storage in marine sediments
Hydrate-based PCM for energy storage
- Fundamental behavior of methane hydrate formation and dissociation in sandy media
- Hydrate-based cooling technologies using semicathrate hydrates
- CH4-CO2 exchange method for energy recovery and CO2 sequestration
Total peer-reviewed journal publications: 26
Publication as 1st and corresponding author: 15
Total number of citations: 634 (as of 12/20/2020)
 Zhang, J.; Liu, X.; Chen, D.; Yin, Z.*; An investigation on the permeability of hydrate-bearing sediments based on pore-scale CFD simulation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 2022, 192: 122901. (IF = 5.584)
 Ren, J.; Liu, X.; Niu, M.; Yin, Z.*; Effect of sodium montmorillonite clay on the kinetics of CH4 hydrate - Implication for energy recovery. Chemical Engineering Journal 2022, 135368. (IF = 13.652)
 Liu, X.; Ren, J.; Chen, D.; Yin, Z.*; Comparison of SDS and L-Methionine in promoting CO2 hydrate kinetics: Implication for hydrate-based CO2 storage. Chemical Engineering Journal 2022, 135504. (IF = 13.652)
 Wan, Q.; Yin, Z.*; Gao, Q.; Si, H.; Li, B.; Linga, P.*; Fluid production behavior from water-saturated hydrate-bearing sediments below the quadruple point of CH4+H2O. Applied Energy 2022, 117902. (IF = 9.746)
 Huang, L.1; Yin, Z.1; Linga, P.; Experimental investigation on the production performance from oceanic hydrate reservoirs with different buried depths. Energy 2021, 122542. (IF = 7.147)
 Yin, Z.; Zheng, J.; Kim, H.; Seo, Y.; Linga, P.*; Hydrates for cold energy storage and transport: A Review. Advances in Applied Energy 2021, 100022. (IF pending)
 Gao, Q.; Zhao, J.*; Yin, Z.*; Yang, D.; Experimental study on methane hydrate formation in quartz sand under tri-axial condition. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 2021, 103707. (IF = 4.965)
 Gao, Q.; Yin, Z.*; Zhao, J.; Yang, D.; Linga, P.*; Tuning the water-gas production behaviour of hydrate-bearing sediments by multistage depressurization. Chemical Engineering Journal 2020, 127174. (IF = 13.652)
 Yin, Z.*; Zhang, S.; Linga, P.; Estimation of composite thermal conductivity of heterogeneous methane hydrate bearing sediments based on particle swam optimization. Applied Energy 2020, 271, 115229. (IF = 9.746)
 Yin, Z.; Wan, Q.; Gao, Q.; Linga, P.*; Effect of pressure drawdown rate on the fluid production behaviour from methane hydrate-bearing sediments. Applied Energy 2020, 271, 115195. (IF = 9.746)
 Yin, Z.; Moridis, G.; Linga, P.*; On the Importance of Phase Saturation Heterogeneity in the Analysis of Laboratory Studies of Hydrate Dissociation. Applied Energy 2019, 255, 113861. (IF = 9.746)
 Yin, Z.; Moridis, G.; Chong, Z.R.; Linga, P.*; Effectiveness of multi-stage cooling processes in improving the CH4-hydrate saturation uniformity in sandy laboratory samples. Applied Energy 2019, 250, 729-747. (IF = 9.746)
 Yin, Z.; Huang, L.; Linga, P.*; Effect of wellbore design on the production behaviour of methane hydrate-bearing sediments induced by depressurization. Applied Energy 2019, 254. (IF = 9.746)
 Yin, Z.; Moridis, G.; Chong, Z. R.; Tan, H. K.; Linga, P.*; Numerical analysis of experimental studies of methane hydrate dissociation induced by depressurization in a sandy porous medium. Applied Energy 2018, 230, 444-459. (IF = 9.746)
 Yin, Z.; Moridis, G.; Tan, H. K.; Linga, P.*; Numerical analysis of experimental studies of methane hydrate formation in a sandy porous medium. Applied Energy 2018, 220, 681-704. (IF = 9.746)
 Yin, Z.; Khurana, M.; Tan, H.K.; Linga, P.*; A review of gas hydrate growth kinetic models. Chemical Engineering Journal 2018, 342, 9-29. (IF = 13.652, ESI Highly Cited)
 Yin, Z.; Moridis, G.; Chong, Z. R.; Tan, H. K.; Linga, P.*; Numerical analysis of experiments on thermally-induced dissociation of methane hydrates in porous media. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2018, 57 (17), 5776-5791. (IF = 3.375)
 Yin, Z.; Chong, Z. R.; Tan, H. K.; Linga, P.*; Review of gas hydrate dissociation kinetic models for energy recovery. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 2016, 35, 1362-1387. (IF = 4.965, ESI Highly Cited)
 Yin, Z.; Linga, P.*; Methane hydrates: A future clean energy resource. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering 2019, 27,9,2026-2036. (IF = 3.171, Journal Highly Cited)
 Yin, Z.; George, M.; Chong, Z. R.; Linga, P.; Kinetic behaviour of CH4-hydrate formation in a sandy medium induced by a multi-stage cooling process. Proceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference 2019 (OTC-29393-MS).
 Yin, Z.; Chong, Z. R.; Tan, H. K.; Linga, P.; Effect of Multi-stage Cooling on the Kinetic Behaviour of Methane Hydrate Formation in Sandy Medium. Energy Procedia 2019, 158, 5374-5381.
 Yin, Z.; George, M.; Chong, Z. R.; Linga, P.; Kinetic behaviour of CH4-hydrate formation in a sandy medium induced by a multi-stage cooling process. Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2018 (OTC-28369-MS).
 张吉东；刘晓惠；边培明；吴强；殷振元*；含水合物沉积物孔隙流动特性数值模拟. 中南大学学报（自然科学版），2022,53（3）：855-863.
 Kim, H; Zheng, J; Yin, Z.; Kumar, S.; Tee, J.; Linga, P.*; An electrical resistivity-based method for measuring semi-clathrate hydrate formation kinetics: Application for cold storage and transport. Applied Energy 2022, 308, 118397. (IF = 9.746)
 Niu, M.; Wu, G.; Yin, Z.; Sun, Y.; Liu, K.; Chen, D.; Effectiveness of CO2-N2 injection for synergistic CH4 recovery and CO2 sequestration at marine gas hydrates condition. Chemical Engineering Journal 2021, 128615. (IF = 13.652)
 Khurana, M.; Yin, Z.; Linga, P.*; A review of clathrate hydrate nucleation. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 2017, 5 (12), 11176-11203. (IF = 8.198)
 Huang, L.*; Yin, Z.; Wan, Y.; Sun, J.; Wu, N.; Veluswamy, H.; Evaluation and comparison of gas production potential of the typical four gas hydrate deposits in Shenhu area, South China sea. Energy 2020, 204, 117955. (IF = 7.147)
 Chong, Z. R.; Yin, Z.; Tan, J. H. C.; Linga, P.*; Experimental investigations on energy recovery from water-saturated hydrate bearing sediments via depressurization approach. Applied Energy 2017, 204, 1513-1525. (IF = 9.746)
 Zhang, B.*; Zheng J.; Yin, Z.; Liu, C.; Wu, Q.; Liu, C.; Gao, X.; Zhang, Q.; Methane hydrate formation in mixed-size porous media with gas circulation: effects of sediment properties on gas consumption, hydrate saturation and rate constant. Fuel 2018, 233, 94-102. (IF = 6.609)
 Gao, Q.; Zhao, J.; Yin, Z.; Yang, D.; Zhang C.; Experimental Study on Fluid Production from Methane Hydrate Sediments under the Marine Triaxial Condition. Energy&Fuels 2021,35,5,3915-3924. (IF = 3.421)
 Xu, Q.; Qin, H.; Yin, Z.; Hua, J.; Pack, DW.; Wang C.H.*; Coaxial electrohydrodynamic atomization process for production of polymeric composite microspheres. Chemical Engineering Science, 2013, 104, 330-346. (IF = 3.372)
 Wan, Q.; Hu, S.*; Li, B.*; Yin, Z.; Gao, Q.; Liu, S.; Han, X.; Chen, L; Energy recovery enhancement from gas hydrate based on the optimization of thermal stimulation modes and depressurization. Applied Energy 2020, 278, 115612. (IF = 9.746)
 Chong, Z. R.; Moh, J. W. R..; Yin, Z.; Zhao, J.*; Linga, P.*; Effect of vertical wellbore incorporation on energy recovery from aqueous rich hydrate sediments. Applied Energy 2018, 229, 637-647. (IF = 9.746)
 Chong, Z.R.; Zhao, J.; Chan, J. H. R.; Yin, Z.; Linga, P.*; Effect of horizontal wellbore on the production behaviour from marine hydrate bearing sediment. Applied Energy 2018, 214, 117- 130. (IF = 9.746)
 Chong, Z. R.; Yin, Z.; Linga, P.; Production behaviour from hydrate bearing marine sediments using depressurization approach. Energy Procedia 2017, 105, 4963-4969.
 Chong, Z. R.; Yin, Z.; Zhao, J.; Linga, P.; Recovering Natural Gas from Gas Hydrates using Horizontal Wellbore. Energy Procedia 2017, 143, 7801-785.
 Chong, Z. R.; Yin, Z.; Khoo, B. C.; Linga, P.; Enhanced Gas Recovery from Water Saturated Hydrate Bearing Sediments Using Horizontal Wellbore. Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2018 (OTC-28326-MS).
Yin, Z.; Zhang, J.; Yao, Y.; Fluid production from NGH reservoirs: Fundamental physics, numerical model and reservoir simulation. In book Challenges and Recent Advances in Sustainable Oil and Gas Recovery and Transportation (Elsevier).
Zhenyuan Yin; 一种天然气水合物开采试验方法及试验装置, 2021-11-12, 中国, 202111637219.9
Zhenyuan Yin; 可燃冰开采模拟试验系统, 2021-11-08, 中国, 202122696246.5
Zhenyuan Yin;可燃冰开采方法, 2021-11-05, 中国, 202111295941.9 (专利)
Zhenyuan Yin;二氧化碳水合物封存实验装置及二氧化碳封存量计算方法, 2021-11-16, 中国, 202111350926.X (专利)
Awards and Honors
2021 Shenzhen High-level Talent Plan
2020 AIChE Best Postgraduate Thesis Award
2019 Chinese Government Outstanding Overseas Ph.D. Scholarship