Tech Talk – Membranes for Water and Beyond

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Chuyang Tang, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: 28th July 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 3:30pm
Mode: Mixed
About the Tech Talk
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Chuyang TangProfessor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Moderator: Dr. May Chui, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: 28th July 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 3:30pm
Mode: Mixed (both face-to-face and online). Seats for on-site participants are limited. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have successfully registered.
Language: English

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, fueled 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 TechTalk, Prof. Chuyang Tang will share his personal journey in the amazing membrane world. He will highlight some of his previous and ongoing research works covering topics on water reuse, seawater desalination, resource recovery, energy production, and beyond. 

Registration
  • The tech talk “Membranes for Water and Beyond” will be organized in the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two (G/F, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU) on 28th July 2022 (Thursday), 3:30 pm.
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  • Seats are limited. Zoom broadcast is available if the seating quota is full. 
  • Registrants on the waiting list will be notified of the arrangement after the registration deadline (with seating/free-standing/other arrangement)
  • Please read the Campus Access and HKU Vaccine Pass (https://covid19.hku.hk/announcements/all/2022/04/13776/)
About the speaker

Professor Chuyang Tang

CY 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 Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher. He has published more than 300 journal papers, with a total citation of >23,000 and H-index of 86 according to Web of Science. He serves as a co-editor of Desalination, a flagship journal on desalination and water reuse. His invention of aquaporin-based biomimetic membranes has resulted in the successful commercialization of Aquaporin Inside Membranes (AIMs®) by Aquaporin Asia Singapore. Professor Tang’s R&D has received many prestigious awards and recognitions, such as the IDA Water Reuse & Conservation Award Outstanding Professional, the CAPEES/Nanova Frontier Research Award by Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering & Science, the RGC Senior Research Fellowship, the Singapore Ministry of National Development R&D Award, the Finland Distinguished Professor Program Fellowship, and the International Desalination Association Fellowship. More information of Professor Tang’s research can be found at www.membest.hku.hk.

 

About the project

Multifunctional Filters for Protecting Public Health

Clean water and clean air are vital for public health. This project focuses on developing high-efficiency and environmentally sustainable filters for removing harmful air/water pollutants. The team has developed novel architectures and functionalities for the filters to achieve high permeance, high removal efficiency, and excellent reusability.

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