Chemical Engineer
Chemical Engineer


Dr. Yuan Jiang joined PNNL as a research associate in 2017, and was then promoted to chemical engineer in 2018. Prior to joining PNNL, she worked as a research associate at the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on renewable and fossil energy conversion and process systems engineering, including system-level and equipment-level design and modeling, dynamic simulation, techno-economic analysis, exergy analysis, sustainability analysis, optimization, refinery integration, and uncertainty quantification. The technical tools used include Aspen Plus, Aspen Custom Modeler, Aspen Plus Dynamic, Aspen Process Economic Analyzer, Aspen PIMS, CHEMCAD, Excel, and Oracle Crystal Ball, etc.


2017 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University

2012 B.S., Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology

Affiliations and Professional Service

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)



Zheng R.F., D. Barpaga, P.M. Mathias, D. Malhotra, P.K. Koech, Y. Jiang, and M. Bhakta, et al. 2020. "A Single-Component Water-Lean Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Solvent with Exceptionally Low Operational Heat and Total Costs of Capture - Comprehensive Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation." Energy & Environmental Science 13, no. 11:4106-4113. PNNL-SA-153508. doi:10.1039/D0EE02585B


Jiang Y., S.B. Jones, Y. Zhu, L.J. Snowden-Swan, A.J. Schmidt, J.M. Billing, and D.B. Anderson. 2019. "Techno-Economic Uncertainty Quantification of Algal-derived Biocrude via Hydrothermal Liquefaction." Algal Research 39. PNNL-SA-138139. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2019.101450