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 (CAS), Beijing, China

Executive Editor

  • Wei Wang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China

Regional Editors

  • Alexis Bell
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
  • Cordelia Selomulya
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Richard A. Williams
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Thematic Editors

  • Judith Chow
    Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Stefan Heinrich
    Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany
  • Jerry Heng
    Imperial College London, London, UK

International Advisory 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
    Chinese Academy of Engineering, 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
  • G. S. LUO
    The State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 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
  • J. Zhu
    Particle Technology Research Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Q. Zhu
    Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China