Prof. Alan Lau
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
(Fellow of EAS&EASA, H-Index 67)
Professor Alan Lau In 1987, Dr Lau joined the Hong
Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd (HAECO) where he was employed as a
craft apprentice in the aircraft maintenance division for 4 years. He
received his Bachelor and Master degrees of Engineering in Aerospace
Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT
University, Australia) in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Within that period,
he also worked for General Aviation Maintenance Pty Ltd, Australia, as an
Engineer Trainee, and for the Corporative Research Centre for Advanced
Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) Australia, as a Research Assistant designing
a repair scheme for composite performs. He received his Doctor of Philosophy
(PhD) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2001. Thereafter, he was
appointed Assistant Professor in 2002 and promoted to Associate Professor
and Full Professor in 2005 and 2010, respectively. In 2013, he was appointed
as Associate Dean (Industrial Relations) of the Faculty of Engineering and
Alex Wong/Gigi Wong Endowed Professor in Product Design Engineering.
Based on his outstanding research performance in the fields of advanced composites, FRP for infrastructure applications, smart structures and nano-materials, he has received numerous awards (for both research and teaching) including: The Best Paper Awards on Materials (1998), The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship Award (2000), Young Scientist Award (2002), Young Engineer of the Year Award (2004), Faculty Outstanding Award for Research and Scholarly Activities (2005), Award for Outstanding Research in Nanocomposites for Space Applications, USA (2006), Chemical Physics Letters, Most Cited Paper 2003- 2007 Award, President Award in Teaching 2008, Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology at the 20th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, USA (2009). He is also the Winner of the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, in the same Conference (the first scholar outside the United States to receive this honour) and the Most Cited Paper Awards in Composites Part B: Engineering (issued by Elsevier Science). In 2011, Dr. Lau received the Outstanding International Researcher Award and the Outstanding International Research Leader Award from the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research (IAMR). This marks the first time that anyone has received both the awards making his achievement quite exceptional. In 2013, he was also awarded The University Grant Committee (UGC) Award for Teaching Excellence.
Due to his significant contribution to the field of science and engineering, he was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences in 2007, with the citation “For profound contributions to materials science and fundamental developments in the field of composite materials”, and was the first scholar in Hong Kong to receive this honor. In 2016, he was also elected as a Fellow of European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Three of his articles published in Composites Part B: Engineering; Composites Science and Technology; and Chemical Physics Letters were ranked in the TOP 1% MOST CITED ARTICLES within their field in 2006 and 2007, according to Essential Science IndicatorsSM. Six of his papers have been ranked among the top 25 hottest articles in Composites Part B: Engineering, issued by ScienceDirect, Elsevier (two of them were ranked No. 1 in 2007). Since 2002, Dr Lau has edited 5 books and published over 260 scientific and engineering articles and his publications have been cited over 4900 times with an h-index of 34 (Google citation 12,000 with the h-index of 52). Dr. Lau has also actively participated in many consultancy works with the industry. The scope of his works have mainly focused on failure analyses on different engineering systems.
Prof. Ying-Hao Eddie Chu
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Professor Ying-Hao Chu received his PhD in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering from National Tsing-Hua University in 2004. Then, he joined University of California, Berkeley as a postdoc. In 2008, he acquired an assistant professorship in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at National Chiao Tung University. He was promoted to an associate professor in 2015, and then he was promoted to a professor in 2018. From 2019, he was appointed as a distinguished professor. Since 2013, he has an adjunct position in institute of physics, Academia Sinica. In 2014 he started an adjunct position in the Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University. From 2016 to 2018, he had the adjunct position in the Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute and the International College of Semiconductor Technology at National Chiao Tung university. From 2019, he has an appointment with ACS Applied Electronic Materials to be an associate editor. His research is highly focused on complex functional oxides and strongly correlated electron systems. He has extensive experience in the use of advanced characterization techniques to understand and manipulate functional oxide heterostructures, nanostructures, and interfaces. His current goal is try to create a pathway to use high quality oxide heteroepitaxy for soft transparent technology. Now, he is a pioneer with the most publication along this research direction. He has published more than 280 papers (Web of Science: >15000 citations, h-index=58; Google Scholar: >19000 citations, h-index=68) in academic journals, including Science series (2), Nature series (~25), PNAS (2), ACS Nano & Nano Letters (>25), Advanced (Energy or Functional) Materials (>20), Nano Energy (>5), Physical Review series (>25), Applied Physics Letters (~40).
Prof. Mattheus F. A. Goosen
Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
Professor Mattheus (Theo) F. A. Goosen has played key roles in the development of new start up academic institutions. For the past nine years he has held the position of founding Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies at Alfaisal University a private start-up non-profit institution in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (www.alfaisal.edu). The doctoral degree of Dr Goosen is in chemical & biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto (1981) Canada. Theo has more than 180 publications to his credit including over 137 refereed journal papers, 45 conference papers, 11 edited books and 10 patents. His h index is over 48 and he has well over 9000 citations on Google Scholar. On Scopus he has over 137 publications with over 4500 citations. Dr Goosen’s research interests are in the areas of renewable energy, desalination, sustainable development, membrane separations, spray coating technology and biomaterials.
Title: Applications of Advanced Materials in Renewable Energy Technologies
Abstract: The utilization of advanced materials in renewable energy technologies is indispensable to meet the rising demand for applications such as water desalination. Nevertheless, the growth of renewable energy sources to run commercial processes at a larger scale is hindered by technical, economic, regulatory and environmental challenges including new material development. This critical review focusses on integrated approaches in using renewable energy such as solar and geothermal technologies for water desalination. Advanced materials research plays a crucial role in these areas. Innovative and sustainable processes which are suitable for renewable energy systems are also presented, along with the benefits of these technologies and their limitations. The market potential, environmental concerns, regulatory & socio-economic factors are likewise evaluated as well as the need for accelerated development of renewable energy-driven technologies.
Prof. Serge Zhuiykov
Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea
2015 – present, Professor, Ghent University Global Campus
2004 – 2015, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering Division, Melbourne
2004 – 2006,Senior Lecturer (part time). Industrial Science Department, Swinburne University of Technology,
Melbourne, VIC. 3122, Australia
2002 – 2004, Manager, SSL, Australian Government Analytical Laboratories,177 Salmon Str., Port Melbourne, VIC. 3207, Australia
2009 – present,Member of the American Nano Society (ANS);Member of the American Nano Society (ANS);
2006 – present,Member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS);
2002 – present,Member of the Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA);
1995 – present,Member of the Australasian Ceramic Society (ACS);
1994 – present, Member of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS);
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