Prof Yuan is an internationally renowned leading expert on sewer corrosion and odour management. He was the leader of the well-known Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research (SCORe) Project (2008-2013) funded by the Australian Research Council and most of the major Australian water utilities. His sewer research has delivered documented savings of over $400 million to the Australian water industry. His other areas of research include innovative wastewater treatment and resource recovery technologies. He is the founder of three businesses namely SeweX, Cloevis and Lodomat.
Prof Yuan has to date published over 300 fully refereed journal papers including a paper in Nature (2013) and Science (2014).
His h-index is 57 (Scopus, March 2017), with over 10000 citations. He was a recipient of the 2015 ATSE Clunies Award. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and also an IWA Fellow. He was named as one of Engineers Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2015.
He is currently Director of the Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) at The University of Queensland.