Leung Image 2Prof. Wallace Leung
Retired, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Filtration and Purification Nanofiber Technologies for Combating Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Track:  Health Symposium
Presentation:  Friday, September 24, 8:40 am

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 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. Since 2005, he is Chair Professor of Innovative Products and Technologies 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 holds 50 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).