Prof. Chuan-Yu (Charley) Wu obtained his BSc. and MSc. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China) in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and his PhD. on finite element analysis of particle impact problems from Aston University (Birmingham, UK) in 2002.
He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Engineering in the University of Leicester from 2001 to 2003, and at Pfizer Institute for Pharmaceutical Materials Science, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in the University of Cambridge between 2003 and 2005.
In November 2005, Prof. Wu was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship and joined the University of Birmingham. He was appointed as a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at Birmingham in December 2008 and a professor in chemical engineering at the University of Surrey in January 2013.
He has expertise in discrete element analysis, multiscale modelling and simulations, pharmaceutical engineering, particle technology and granular dynamics. Prof. Wu has been working closely with global pharmaceutical companies over the last 10 years and has run industrial collaborative research projects with Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sanofi in developing advanced numerical modelling techniques for pharmaceutical application. He is currently coordinating a EU FP7 Initial Training Network (ITN) consortium (€3.8M), IPROCOM, on the development of in silico models for roll compaction, which consists of 10 full partners and 4 associate partners from 8 EU countries.