Please join us to listen to Professor Chuyang Tang, one of the University's 2022/23 Global Chairs hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering and the International Relations Office, give a public lecture titled 'Membranes for Sustainable Water Supplies'.
A reception will be held directly after the lecture, where drinks and canapés will be provided.
Membrane separation technology is increasingly used for water and energy related applications. Pressure-driven membrane processes, such as microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO), have received great attention, fuelled by the increasing needs for water purification, wastewater treatment and reclamation, and seawater desalination. In parallel, many novel membranes and membrane processes are being developed. In this talk, Professor Chuyang Tang will share his personal journey in the amazing membrane world and will introduce some exciting developments in RO and NF membrane materials and structural designs. Fundamental insights into membrane transport through RO and NF membranes will be highlighted, which translates into effective strategies for overcoming the longstanding permeability-selectivity upper bound. Professor Tang will highlight some interesting innovations in other membranes and membrane processes for water purification.
Chuyang Y Tang is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD degree from Stanford University and has approximately 20 years’ experience in membrane technology, water reuse, and desalination. Professor Tang is a co-editor of the Desalination Journal and a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher since 2021. He has published more than 300 journal papers, with a total citation of >35,000 and H-index of 103 according to Google Scholar. Professor Tang led the invention of aquaporin-based biomimetic membranes, which resulted in the successful commercialization of Aquaporin Inside Membranes (AIMs®) by Aquaporin Asia Singapore. His R&D has received many prestigious awards and recognitions, such as the inaugural RGC Senior Research Fellowship, the inaugural HKU Innovator Award, the HKU Outstanding Researcher Award, the IDA Water Reuse & Conservation Award, the CAPEES/Nanova Frontier Research Award, etc. More information about Professor Tang’s research can be found at www.membest.hku.hk.