Keynote Speakers/主讲嘉宾



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Prof. Kim Choon NG


King Abdullah University of Science & technology, Saudi Arabia


Research Area: adsorption cooling and air conditioning, seawater 

desalination, co-generation power systems analysis and testing

Professor Kim Choon NG obtained his BSc. and PhD from the Strathclyde University (UK) in 1975 and 1980, respectively, and joined the ME Dept. of NUS in 1981. In July 2015, he moved to the Water Desalination and Reuse Centre of the King Abdullah University of Science & technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia as a full-time faculty. His research interests are in adsorption cooling and air conditioning, seawater desalination, co-generation power systems analysis and testing. He is keen reader of energy efficiency and its thermodynamics relation to unit cost of resource. He has over two hundred and eighty peer reviewed journals and conference publications. He is active in professional services, serving as associate editors in three international journals and a sub-committee member of the examination subcommittee of the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore. He is a visiting professor to the World Class University (WCU) programme of Jeju National University, Korea from 2008-2013. He has published 3 books, 12 book chapters and 13 patents. Based on his patents, he has started 3 spin-off companies with licenses from NUS and KAUST. His H-index factor is 52, total citations in publication is 8548.


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A.Prof. Huang, Po-Jung


National Sun Yat-sen University , Taiwan 


Research Area: Nanomaterial, microfluidic system, environmental 

sensors

Dr Po-Jung Huang received the B.S. degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering from Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 2007, the M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2009. The PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University, U.S.A, in 2017. He achieved the PhD degree in Creating Collagen 3D Microenvironment by Developing Pneumatic Actuated Soft Micromold (PASMO) for Biological Application”.

He is now an Assistnat Professor with the Institute of Environmental Engineering, the National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU). His research is focus on converting solid waste to nanomaterial applying in environmental treatment. In addition, another research concentrates on the development of hydrogel-based devices for single molecular detection, especially environmental toxin achieving real-time detection. He led to organize an issue on “Using 3D Printer to Develop Multifunctional Hydrogels and Modulation of Hydrogels for Wastewater Treatment” in 2018. He is a current member of SPIE.


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Prof. Mohamed M H Mostafa

Central University of Technology, South Africa

Research Area: Sustainable roads

Prof. Mohamed M H Mostafa main area of expertise lies in the field of civil engineering with interest in sustainable roads and transportation. He is very interested in applications related to environmental aspects and characterisation of flexible pavement materials, with special reference to bituminous materials. Environmental aspects research includes incorporation of recycled and/or waste materials in civil engineering applications with special interest in pavement. Bituminous materials work is divided into bituminous binders and binder-aggregate mixtures. In the binder characterisation area, expertise has been gained in the use of Rheology to depict binder behaviour over a range of temperatures and applied loading conditions. Binder aggregate mixture work has focused on the use of fundamental techniques to study the two main distress modes of bituminous materials, namely permanent deformation and fatigue cracking.


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Prof. Samo Kral

University of Maribor, Slovenia

Research Area: Soft matter physics, topological defects, phase 

transitions, surface phenomena, physics of disorder, biophysics, 

physics on nanoparticles

Prof. Samo Kral is the Main organizer and General chair of the 11th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, 6-11 February, 2011, Maribor, Slovenia; Main organizer of the ESF exploratory workshop “Defect-assembled soft matter for nanoscience and biotechnology”, 2013, Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia;Around 150 papers, 2500 citations, 25 invited lectures, one plenary lecture (First International Conference on Advanced Materials for  Power Engineering, India, 2015).So far principal leader of about 20 bilateral projects (with Russia, Italy, USA, France, Romania,Austria, Poland)