Keynote Speakers

6th International Conference on Chemical and Polymer Engineering (ICCPE’20)



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Dr. Minhua Shao

Dr. Minhua Shao
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Keynote Speaker

Minhua Shao is a full Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is also the Associate Director of the HKUST Energy Institute, Director of the Sustainable Energy Engineering Program, and Director of the Master of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He earned BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Xiamen University, and a PhD degree in materials science and engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Shao joined UTC Power in 2007 leading the development of advanced electrocatalyts for fule cells, and was promoted to UTC Technical Fellow and Project Manager in 2012. In 2013, he joined Ford Motor Company to conduct research on lithium-io n batteries. He then joined HKUST in 2014.

He is an Associate Editor of Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2017-) and Vice Chair of Division 5 (Electrochemical Process Engineering and Technology) of the International Society of Electrochemistry. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 1 edited book and filed over 30 patent applications (16 issued). He has also received a number of awards, including the Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award from the ECS Energy Technology Division (2014), Student Achievement Award from the ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division (2007), President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students from Stony Brook University (2006). He is one of the founding members of Young Academy of Science of Hong Kong.

Topic of Keynote: Electrocatalysts for the CO2 Electrochemical Reduction Reaction
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Dr.  Liang Hong

Dr. Liang Hong
National University of Singapore
Invited Speaker

Dr. Liang Hong obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Chemical Engineering SUNY Buffalo USA in May 1990 and the related research area was functional polymer latex and porous media under the supervision of Professor Eli Ruckenstein. After that, he joined Chemical Engineering NUS as a Lecturer in Nov. 1996 and has been an Associate Professor since 2004. His research activities in NUS and A*Star Singapore involve several areas, including colloids and interfaces, coating materials and technology, heterogeneous catalysis, electrolyte membranes, and ceramic/carbon membranes for gas and liquid separations.

Topic of Keynote: Carbon Membrane for Nanofiltration – Leverages of Polymer Precursor and Post-pyrolysis Functionalization on Separation Performance
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