Yanwei Wang, PhD

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Research interests

Computational Materials Science, Transport Processes, Computational Soft Matter Science, Rheology

Personal profile

Dr. Yanwei Wang is the Head of the ChME Transport Phenomena Lab, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Nazarbayev University. He is also the Head of the Computational Materials Science Lab, Center for Energy and Advanced Materials Science, National Laboratory Astana (NLA). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2009 and has research experience both in academia and in industry. He is a senior member of RILEM, a member of the IUPAC-Subcommittee on Structure and Properties of Commercial Polymers, and a member of the Society of Rheology. He has authored/co-authored over 60 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds an H-index of 21.

Contact Information:

Email: yanwei.wang@nu.edu.kz
Office: 3E.319  Phone: +7 (7172) 69 2675
Address: 53 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan


Teaching Activities (Current)

  • CHME 202 - Fluid Mechanics
  • CHME 305L - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
  • ENG 200 - Engineering Mathematics III (Differential Equations and Linear Algebra)
  • MCHME 707 - Polymer Melt Fluid Mechanics and Processing 
  • MCHME 714 - Computational Materials Engineering
  • DCHME 752 - Polymer Melt Fluid Mechanics and Processing
  • DCHME 755 - Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Polymer Science, Ph.D., Technical University of Denmark

Aug 2005Aug 2008

Polymer Engineering, M.Sc., Technical University of Denmark

Sept 2003Jul 2005

Chemical Engineering, International exchange, University of Fukui

Oct 2002Aug 2003

Chemical Engineering, B.Eng., Zhejiang University

Sept 1999Jun 2003

External positions

Head of Laboratory, Laboratory of Computational Materials Science, Center for Energy and Advanced Materials, National Laboratory Astana

Jun 2021 → …


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