报告题目：Development membranes for green energy applications
报 告 人 ：Yong Wai Fen副教授
邀 请 人 ：王艳教授
Yong Wai Fen is an Associate Professor at the Xiamen University Malaysia. She is now a Chartered Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK. Her research focuses on the materials and polymeric membranes for gas and liquid separation. She was a Senior R&D Engineer in the semiconductor industry for 4.5 years. Subsequently, she earned her PhD and worked as a postdoctoral fellow from the National University of Singapore for 7 years. She received the Green Talents Award as 1 out of the 25 globally selected young researchers under the patronage of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2016. This award is to honour young researchers and scientists for her outstanding achievements and contributions to making her communities, countries and societies more sustainable. She was sponsored for research stays in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry I from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany. During her stays, she learnt the syntheses and characterization of 2D/3D materials such as metal-organic frameworks. She also received multiple other prestigious recognitions for her contributions to the fields of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering including the Elias Klein Travel Award and Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit Travel Award from the North American Membrane Society and The International Innovative Research Network and CSIRO, Australia, respectively. To date, she has published more than 18 papers and 3 patents application on membrane science and technology for her groundbreaking work.
Global warming and clean energy have become a major challenge for scientists in the 21st century. Renewable energies such as biofuel, biogas and hydrogen are important fuels for environment and sustainability. However, purification processes are required before they can be used. Compared to conventional separation, membrane separation offers an alternative technology for liquid and gas separation because of its simplicity, high energy efficiency, cost competitiveness, small footprint and environmental compatibility. This talk will discuss various modification strategies on the development of membrane materials for green energy applications.