Long YU obtained his B.E. degree in chemical engineering from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, in 1982, and he earned his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in 1993. Since 1996 till present day, he has been serving as a Principle Scientist in CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) at Monash University. He has been awarded and recognised by being pointed as 3 journal editors (Journal of Food Engineering, Acta Polymerica Sinica), being selected as Fellow of Royal Australian Chemical Institute in 2002, being pointed as a Visiting Professor in South China University of Technology since 2002, being ASTM Committee Member since 2006, and by being appointed as an organization committee for 4 international conferences and been Program Chair for 3 international conferences. He edited a book published by John Wiley and Sons, contributed 9 chapters in books, had 98 refereed articles published in journals (7 review papers, life citations are more than 1000), had more than 75 papers presented at different conferences, presented 17 invited speakers on various international conferences, and applied 5 patents. In 1987, he developed and commercialized PVC-RM composites. In 1989 he developed and commercialized PVOH film. In 1993, he developed and commercialized absorbing pads used for food (meat) packaging. In 1996, he developed unique polypropylene-rubber-filler composites with core-shell structure that has been used for car bump. In 1998, he developed a breakthrough starch-based plastic technology. A spinoff manufacture company (Plantic) has been established based on this technology.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013