The word ‘particuology’ was coined to parallel the discipline for the science and technology of particles.

Particuology is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes frontier research articles and critical reviews on the discovery, formulation and engineering of particulate materials, processes and systems. It especially welcomes contributions utilising advanced theoretical, modelling and measurement methods to enable the discovery and creation of new particulate materials, and the manufacturing of functional particulate-based products, such as sensors.

Papers are handled by Thematic Editors who oversee contributions from specific subject fields. These fields are classified into: Particle Synthesis and Modification; Particle Characterization and Measurement; Granular Systems and Bulk Solids Technology; Fluidization and Particle-Fluid Systems; Aerosols; and Applications of Particle Technology.

Key topics concerning the creation and processing of particulates include:

  • Modelling and simulation of particle formation, collective behaviour of particles and systems for particle production over a broad spectrum of length scales
  • Mining of experimental data for particle synthesis and surface properties to facilitate the creation of new materials and processes
  • Particle design and preparation including controlled response and sensing functionalities in formation, delivery systems and biological systems, etc.
  • Experimental and computational methods for visualization and analysis of particulate system

These topics are broadly relevant to the production of materials, pharmaceuticals and food, and to the conversion of energy resources to fuels and protection of the environment.

With a focus on new learning related to complex multi-scale systems and phenomena, Particuology especially welcomes and now provides a platform for themes related to meso-science. This emerging field recognises that common phenomena can be observed across length scales ranging from elemental particles through to that of the observable universe. Since particulate systems are ubiquitous in various fields, this initiative extends the scope of the journal, while maintaining a focus on the common scientific challenges for these fields.

Editorial board


  • Jinghai Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Executive Editor

  • Wei Wang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Regional Editors

  • Alexis Bell
    University of California Berkeley Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Berkeley, United States
  • Cordelia Selomulya
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Richard A. Williams OBE FREng FTSE
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thematic Editors

  • Judith Chow
    Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, United States
  • Stefan Heinrich
    Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
  • Jerry Heng
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

International Advisory Board

  • H. Bi
    The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • J. Bridgewater MD, PhD
    UCL Cancer Institute, Department of Medical Oncology, United Kingdom
  • X.-S. Cai
    University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
  • J. Cao
    Institute of Earth Environment Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xian, China
  • J. Chen
    Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing, China
  • Y.-F. Chen
    Institute of Process Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Y. Ding
    University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • L-S. Fan
  • W. Ge
    Institute of Process Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • J.R. Grace
    The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • R.M. Harrison OBE
    University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • K. Higashitani
    Kyoto University, Japan
  • J. Hristov PhD
    University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • J.A.M. Kuipers PhD
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Netherlands
  • G. S. LUO
    Tsinghua University State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Beijing, China
  • H. Leuenberger
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • C. Li
    East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • H. Li
    Institute of Process Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • S. Luding
    University of Twente, Netherlands
  • W. Peukert
    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • L. Reh
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • M. J. Rood
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • J.P.K. Seville
    University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • S. Sundaresan
    Princeton University, United States
  • W.W. Szymanski
    University of Vienna, Austria
  • X. Tie
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • M.L. Torem
    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • F. Wei
    Tsinghua University, China
  • J. Werther
    Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • C.Y. Wu
    University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • A. Yu
    Monash University (Clayton Campus) Australia
  • R. Zhang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China
  • Z. Zhang
    University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • J. Zhu
    University of Western Ontario Particle Technology Research Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Q. Zhu
    Institute of Process Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China