Molecular design of polymer membranes for renewable energy (biofuel and osmotic power generation)Name : Dr. Tai-Shung Chung
Affliation : Professor
University : National University of Singapore
Country : Singapore
Clean water, clean energy, global warming and affordable healthcare are four major concerns globally resulting from clean water shortages, high fluctuations of oil prices, climate changes and high costs of healthcare. Clean water and public health are also highly related, while clean energy is essential for sustainable prosperity.
Among many potential solutions, advances in membrane technology are one of the most direct, effective and feasible approaches to solve these sophisticated issues. Membrane technology is a fully integrated science and engineering which consists of materials science and engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering, separation and purification phenomena, environmental science and sustainability, statistical mechanics-based molecular simulation, process and product design.
In this presentation, we will introduce our efforts on membrane development for renewable energy in terms of biofuel and osmotic power generation. In the beginning, we will introduce the basic science of membrane materials and fabrication, then talk about the membrane development for the pervaporation of biofuel and osmotic power generation. Various material and fabrication strategies to enhance membrane performance for renewable energy will be discussed
Dr. Tai-Shung (Neal) Chung is the Provost’s Chair Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore. His research focuses on polymeric membranes for clean water and clean energy. In 2005-2008, he worked as a Senior Consultant for Hyflux, led and built its membrane research team. He became a Fellow in the Academy of Engineering Singapore in 2012 and received IChemE (Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK) 2014 Underwood Medal for exceptional research in separations and Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2015.