Particuology, an international bimonthly journal, is jointly sponsored by the Chinese Society of Particuology and the Institute of Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is published by Elsevier B. V. and Science Press.

The word Particuology was coined to parallel the technical terminology for the science and technology of particles by combining the Latin prefix particula for particles and the Greek suffix logia denoting subject of study. Particuology is built upon all related branches of the physical sciences (especially physics and chemistry) and mathematics, and connects their fundamental laws to engineering particle systems, spanning a wide range of chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, functional materials, and human activities dealing with energy and the environment.

This Journal purports to present the best papers in research, engineering and application in the overall field of Particuology, ranging from the molecular level to the system level, including:

  1. Particle characterization and measurement;
  2. Particle preparation, synthesis and modification;
  3. Granular system and bulk solids technology;
  4. Fluidization and particle-fluid system;
  5. Aerosol;
  6. Applications of particle technology.

The editors particularly welcome contributions on newly emerging topics that fall within the broad scope of Particuology.

Editorial board


  • Jinghai Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shenyang, China

Executive Editor

  • Zhuyou Cao
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China

Regional Editors

  • Alexis Bell
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
  • Richard A. Williams
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Thematic Editors

  • Judith Chow
    Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Guangsheng Luo
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Stefan Heinrich
    Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany
  • Jesse Zhu
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada


  • Yunru Bai
  • Han Xu
  • Xiaoli Zhao

International Adivsory Board

  • H. Bi
    University of British Columbia, Canada
  • J. Bridgewater
    Cambridge University, UK
  • X.-S. Cai
    University of Shanghai for Science & Technology
  • J. Cao
    Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • J. Chen
    Research Center of the Ministry of Education for High Gravity Engineering and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
  • Y.-F. Chen
    Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • Y. Ding
    University of Birmingham, UK
  • L-S. Fan
    Ohio State University, USA
  • W. Ge
    Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • J.R. Grace
    University of British Columbia, Canada
  • R.M. Harrison
    University of Birmingham, UK
  • K. Higashitani
    Kyoto University, Japan
  • J. Hristov
    University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
  • J.A.M. Kuipers
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • H. Leuenberger
    Universität Basel, Switzerland
  • C. Li
    East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • H. Li
    Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • S. Luding
    University of Twente, Netherlands
  • W. Peukert
    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • L. Reh
    ETH Zürich, Zumikon, Switzerland
  • M. J. Rood
    University of Illinois, USA
  • J.P.K. Seville
    University of Surrey, UK
  • S. Sundaresan
    Princeton University, USA
  • W.W. Szymanski
    University of Vienna, Austria
  • X. Tie
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • M.L. Torem
    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • F. Wei
    Tsinghua University, China
  • J. Werther
    Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany
  • C.Y. Wu
    University of Surrey, UK
  • A. Yu
    Monash University (Clayton Campus) Australia
  • R. Zhang
    Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • Z. Zhang
    University of Birmingham, UK
  • Q. Zhu
    Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China