Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker One

Prof. Sarawut Rimdusit

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Ph.D.(Macromolecular Science and Engineering) Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 2000
M.S.(Macromolecular Science and Engineering) Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA,1997
B.Eng.(Chemical Engineering (Honor)) Chulalongkorn University, 1992

Research Interest
Polymer Networks (Thermosets and Gels)
Polymer Alloys and Polymer Composites


Keynote Speaker Two

Prof. Andy T.S. Hor

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)


Professor Andy Hor is the Vice President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Chair Professor of Metallic Chemistry & Materials in the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Board Member of Versitech Ltd. His portfolio covers research, innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge exchange of the University. He also directs the HKU Zhejiang Institute of Research & Innovation (ZIRI) in Lin’An and Shenzhen Institute of Research & Innovation (SIRI) in Shenzhen.

He was a graduate of Imperial College (B.Sc.(Hon)) and University of Oxford (D.Phil.), with D.Sc. conferred by University of London. He did his postdoctoral research at Yale University, and established his academic career in the National University of Singapore (NUS), and spent five career-transformational years as the Executive Director of the Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE) of A*STAR of Singapore.

In research, he specializes in organometallic materials and heterometallic catalysis and has published >420 international papers with ~1015 citations in 2016, filed patents in areas like nanostructures and battery materials, and delivered numerous plenary, keynote and invited lectures in international meetings. He is Concurrent Professor of Fudan University in China, Senior Fellow of A*STAR and Research Visiting Professor of NUS. He is Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science, Fellow of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).


Keynote Speaker Three


Prof. Jian Chen

Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Education and Experience:

Professor Chen Jian received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 1985, 1990 and 1994, respectively. He has worked in the department since 1990, becoming Professor of Chemical Engineering in 2001. He worked as a visiting scholar in Schlumberger, Canada in 2002.

Research interests:

Thermodynamics and Separation Engineering

Research interests cover 1) Molecular thermodynamics of fluid properties and phase equilibria for fluids across the critical point, unsymmetrical fluids in size or interaction, fluids with association. 2) Molecular design for solvents based on the quantitative structure-property relationship. 3) Engineering thermodynamics and process design for separation processes such as gas absorption, solvent extraction, and so on.

CO2 capture technology

Recently CO2 absorption used for greenhouse gas CO2 capture and sequestration CCS is the main research area, including molecular design of new capture solvents, thermodynamics and kinetics of vapor-liquid absorption systems, process simulation and optimization, technological design and intensifications.


Keynote Speaker Four

Prof. Frank Yang
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA


Dr. Yu “Frank” Yang is a Professor and Director of Chemistry Graduate Studies at East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Mainz, Germany in 1993. He joined the Department of Chemistry at East Carolina University as an assistant professor in 1997, tenured in 2003, and promoted to full professor in 2007.
Dr. Yang's principal areas of interest and expertise include green chemical processes, environmental chemistry, subcritical water chromatography and extraction. The main goal of Dr. Yang’s research programs is to eliminate or minimize the use of toxic organic solvents in extraction, chromatography, environmental remediation, and other chemical processes. Honors include the University Five-Year Achievement for Excellence in Research Award, the Sigma Xi Helms Research Award, University of North Carolina Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award, Cottrell College Science Awards from Research Corporation, and the Starter Grant Award from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.  

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