Keynote Speakers/主讲嘉宾


Prof. Kim Choon NG

King Abdullah University of Science & technology, Saudi Arabia

Research Area: adsorption cooling and air conditioning, seawater 

desalination, co-generation power systems analysis and testing

Professor Kim Choon NG obtained his BSc. and PhD from the Strathclyde University (UK) in 1975 and 1980, respectively, and joined the ME Dept. of NUS in 1981. In July 2015, he moved to the Water Desalination and Reuse Centre of the King Abdullah University of Science & technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia as a full-time faculty. His research interests are in adsorption cooling and air conditioning, seawater desalination, co-generation power systems analysis and testing. He is keen reader of energy efficiency and its thermodynamics relation to unit cost of resource. He has over two hundred and eighty peer reviewed journals and conference publications. He is active in professional services, serving as associate editors in three international journals and a sub-committee member of the examination subcommittee of the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore. He is a visiting professor to the World Class University (WCU) programme of Jeju National University, Korea from 2008-2013. He has published 3 books, 12 book chapters and 13 patents. Based on his patents, he has started 3 spin-off companies with licenses from NUS and KAUST. His H-index factor is 52, total citations in publication is 8548.


A.Prof. Huang, Po-Jung

National Sun Yat-sen University , Taiwan 

Research Area: Nanomaterial, microfluidic system, environmental 


Dr Po-Jung Huang received the B.S. degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering from Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 2007, the M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2009. The PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University, U.S.A, in 2017. He achieved the PhD degree in Creating Collagen 3D Microenvironment by Developing Pneumatic Actuated Soft Micromold (PASMO) for Biological Application”.

He is now an Assistnat Professor with the Institute of Environmental Engineering, the National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU). His research is focus on converting solid waste to nanomaterial applying in environmental treatment. In addition, another research concentrates on the development of hydrogel-based devices for single molecular detection, especially environmental toxin achieving real-time detection. He led to organize an issue on “Using 3D Printer to Develop Multifunctional Hydrogels and Modulation of Hydrogels for Wastewater Treatment” in 2018. He is a current member of SPIE.


Prof.Hui-Mi Hsu

National Dong Hwa University , Taiwan 

Research Area: Civil Engineering, Materials

Prof. Hui-Mi Hsu had received his Ph.D. majoring as Civil Engineering from Memphis State University, USA. After that, he has attained to two different universities as a professor, chairman, or dean. At now, he is at the position of vice president of the National Dong-Hwa University, Taiwan.

In recent years, his research field is in the concrete-related materials which can be classified as sustainable materials. In addition, Geographic Information System is also included in his research work. Due to his research performance of sustainable materials, he has been selected as the chair of Sustainable Development Committee, Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering.


A.Prof.Mohd Arif Agam

University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

Research Area: Nanotechnology; polymer resists; nanomaterials

Associate Professor Dr. MA Agam completed his PhD from Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, University of Birmingham, UK in 2006. Awarded as Best Malaysian-UK student in 2005 by Malaysian government and published more than 60 research papers in reputed journals. His research interest span from polymer resists to functional nanomaterials especially for environment preservation. Focus more on overexposure of doped polymers in direct fabrication of graphitic materials such as Diamond like Carbon for advance materials research and applications.


Prof. Samo Kral

University of Maribor, Slovenia

Research Area: Soft matter physics, topological defects, phase 

transitions, surface phenomena, physics of disorder, biophysics, 

physics on nanoparticles

Prof. Samo Kral is the Main organizer and General chair of the 11th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, 6-11 February, 2011, Maribor, Slovenia; Main organizer of the ESF exploratory workshop “Defect-assembled soft matter for nanoscience and biotechnology”, 2013, Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia;Around 150 papers, 2500 citations, 25 invited lectures, one plenary lecture (First International Conference on Advanced Materials for  Power Engineering, India, 2015).So far principal leader of about 20 bilateral projects (with Russia, Italy, USA, France, Romania,Austria, Poland)