Leung Image 2Prof. Wallace Leung
Distinguished Research Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

PH7, Filtration and Purification Nanofiber Technologies for Combating Novel Coronavirus

Track:  Health Symposium
Presentation: Sunday, October 9, 8:40 am - 9:20 am, PDT

Prof. Wallace W-F Leung received his BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, MS and ScD both in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. For over 40 years, he has worked on filtration and separation that encompass ultrafiltration, centrifugation, vacuum filtration, and air filtration. For 18 years, he was with Bird/Baker Hughes as Director of Process Technologies directing R&D on centrifugal separation/filtration. He is internationally renowned on centrifugal separation technologies and his two books, Industrial Centrifugation Technology and Centrifugal Separation in Biotechnology. Previously, he worked for Gulf Oil and Schlumberger. Between 2005 and 2021, he was Chair Professor of Innovative Products and Technologies in Mechanical Engineering department at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, developing nanofiber technologies for clean energy, clean air, and clean water applications. He has published 32 SCI papers on nanofibers and many other papers on other topics. He is author of a new book titled Nanofiber Filter Technologies for Filtration of Submicron- and Nano-aerosols. The book has been listed in the World Health Organization (WHO) literature on COVID-19.  He holds 55 US patents, including several patents on use of nanofibers for energy and environmental applications. Prof. Leung is multidisciplinary with expertise in mechanical, chemical, material science, and environmental engineering. He a fellow of AICHE, ASME, AFS, HKIE and Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is the Chair WFC13 and INDEFI. Previously, he was the chair of AFS (2000) and WFC9 (2004).