Confirmed plenary, keynote, and invited speakers

Plenary talks

  • “Preparing chemical engineers for Industry 4.0,”
    David Shallcross, University of Melbourne
  • “Chemical engineering for SDGs,” 
    Tadafumi Adschiri, Tohoku University

Keynote speakers in Special session 4. Bioseparations and bionanotechnology (8th SCEJ–AIChE joint session)

  • Caryn Heldt, Michigan Technological University
  • Steven M. Cramer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Keynote talks in Session 2. Fluid and particle processing

  • “Fluidization-based reaction-decoupling fuel conversion fundamentals and technologies,”
    Guangwen Xu, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology
  • “Energy recovery from sewage sludge by combined hydrothermal pretreatment and CO2 gasification,”
    Chi-Hwa Wang, National University of Singapore
  • “Bubble dynamics in gas-solid fluidized beds of ellipsoidal particles,”
    Zongyan Zhou, Monash University
  • “Hard-sphere / pseudo-particle modeling of reaction-diffusion coupling,”
    Wei Ge, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • “(TBD),”
    Hsiu-Po Kuo, Chang Gung University

Keynote talk in Session 3. Heat transfer and thermal engineering

  • “Material fabrication and thermophysical property measurements using containerless processing (Tentative),”
    Jianding Yu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Keynote talks in Session 4. Separation processes

  • “Integrated, intensified and hybrid distillation: Tomorrow workhorse for sustainable chemical process industries,”
    Moonyong Lee, Yeungnam University
  • “Challenges in centrifugal separation,”
    Wallace Leung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • “Porous MgO composite bead for sorption of chemical vapors and CO2,”
    Chang-Ha Lee, Yonsei University
  • “Omniphobic inorganic membranes fabricated through nanoarchitectured design of ZnO depositions,”
    Kuo-Lun Tung, National Taiwan University
  • “Development of new extractants for platinum group metals and analysis of the extraction mechanism,”
    Hirokazu Narita, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Keynote speakers in Session 5. Chemical reaction engineering

  • “De-lignification mechanism of woody biomass by organosolv using 1-butanol/water mixture,”
    Takao Masuda
    , Hokkaido University
  • Susumu Nii, Kagoshima University
  • Alfredo Pacheco Tanaka, TECNALIA
  • “Chemical synthesis based on the control of time by space,”
    Jun-ichi Yoshida, President, National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College
  • Yoshimitsu Uemura, Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Keynote speakers in Session 7. Biochemical engineering

  • “(Process innovation in biotechnology) (TBD),”
    Michael J. Betenbaugh, Johns Hopkins University
  • “(Forefront research on food process engineering) (TBD),”
    Judith Arfsten, Nestle
  • “(Biofabrication of 3D functional tissues) (TBD),”
    Joao F. Mano, Universityof Aveiro
  • “(Environmental / sustainable biotechnology) (TBD),”
    Xing Xinhui, Tsinghua University

Keynote speakers and invited speakers in Session 11. Electronics materials and processes

  • Takeshi Nonami, IBM
  • Wei-Ping Dow, National Chung Hsing University
  • Rohan Akolka, Case western Univerwsity
  • Kazuo Kondo, Fine Feature Electrodeposition Research Laboratory, Japan (Prof. Em., Osaka Prefecture University)
  • Junichi Fujita, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Keynote talks in Session 12. Materials processing and interface control

  • “Nanostructured catalysts for electrolytic water splitting,”
    Shih-Yuan Lu, National Tsing Hua University
  • “Stability enhancement of perovskite solar cells with functional nanocomposites and interface engineering,”
    Yoon-Bong Hahn, Chonbuk National University
  • “Role of capillary hydrodynamics in thin-film formation flows,”
    Jaewook Nam, Seoul National University
  • “Printing technology for sensor fabrication,”
    Ying-Chih Liao, National Taiwan University
  • “Enzymatic biofuel cells using mediator embedded biocatalysts,”
    Yongchai Kwon, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
  • “Control of interface of micro- and nano-composite particles and bubbles by high pressure technique,” 
    Kenji MishimaFukuoka University
  • “Necessity of hydrogen society and systematic material design for fuel cells and water electrolysis,” 
    Takeo YamaguchiTokyo Institute of Technology