Prof. Dawei Yu's research interest is resource recycling of nonferrous metals. Special efforts are put in the research and development of environmentally benign and highly-efficient methods/technologies for the extraction of critical metals (lithium, nickel and cobalt) from both the primary and secondary resources (e.g., spent lithium-ion batteries, superalloy scraps). By addressing the sustainability issues/challenges pertaining to the strategic metals used in the energy storage devices, he aims to contribute to the transition towards the circular economy with sustainable energy and metal resources. Prof. Dawei Yu has authored or co-authored more than 50 referred publications and has 18 filed/issued patents. He also serves as an editorial member of the Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China and the Journal of Central South University.
Prof. Dawei Yu received the Extraction & Processing Division Technology Award of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (2021), Science and Technology Innovation Team Award of Hunan Province of China (2021), Light Metals Subject Awards – Aluminum Reduction Technology of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (2018), and Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award of the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM (2017), etc.