Personal Profile

Yimin Lu is a postdoctoral researcher in the Computational Modeling Group at NREL. His research focuses on granular mechanics, dynamics of compressible particles, and multi-physics multi-scale modeling. His current work investigates the flow behavior of milled biomass and nonrecyclable municipal solid waste, industrial handling equipment optimization, and thermo-chemical processes in bio-reactors for bioenergy production and waste-to-energy. Before joining NREL, Yimin obtained his doctorate degree in geosystems engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His doctoral work includes the granular flow of milled biomass, shallow geothermal energy recovery, and flow in porous media.

For additional information, see Yimin Lu’s LinkedIn profile
Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed on LinkedIn are the author’s own, made in the author's individual capacity, and do not necessarily reflect the views of NREL.

Research Interests

Granular mechanics and dynamics

Constitutive modeling



Energy geotechnics

Data-driven modeling 

Professional Experience

Research Intern, Idaho National Laboratory (2019–2021)

Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology (2017–2022)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology

PhD, Civil Engineering (Geosystems), Georgia Institute of Technology

Master, Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Master, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


Dive into the research topics where Yimin Lu is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and Top Research Areas From the Past 5 Years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or