The SCEJ Award for Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer


This award shall be granted to the researchers and/or engineers under the age of 45(incl. 45 years old) at the time of February 15th who have accomplished outstanding achievements in chemical engineering. Nominees should have Asian nationality and work in Asian countries except for Japan. Nominees need not be full members of SCEJ.

Commendation Details


The SCEJ Award for Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer Award Winner (formerly “The SCEJ Asia Research Award”)


Cheng-Liang Liu
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University
Research Area:The research of the nominee’s group is mainly focused on organic and polymeric (opto-)electronics. The strong interdisciplinary approach targets the full range from organic polymer materials to functional integrated devices

Bing Shen How
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
Research Area: Process Synthesis, Integration and Optimisation; Sustainable Biomass Supply Chain Management; Circular Economy

Jeong Woo Han
Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Research Area: His current research area is computational chemistry based rational design of catalysis and energy materials such as automotive catalysis, fuel cell electrodes, liquid organic hydrogen carrier, and single atom catalysis

Wei Wei
State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Area: Medical Engineering with the focus on particle formulation for anticancer therapy


Hsien-Yeh Chen
Department of Chemical Engineering,
National Taiwan University
Research Area: Biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomolecular engineering, surface modification, polymer engineering, surface science, chemical vapor deposition

Siyoung Choi
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KAIST
Research Area: Transport phenomena (fluid mechanics, rheology and heat/mass transfer) related to fluid/fluid interfaces, particularly about emulsions and foams

Serene Lock Sow Mun
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Research Area: Process systems engineering and safety, Process modeling, Process simulation, Molecular modeling, Multiscale simulation, Separation engineering

Jianhong XU
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Tsinghua University
Research Area: Microreaction technology, multiphase microfluidic technology and functional materials synthesi


Dun-Yen Kang
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,
National Taiwan University
Research Area: Focusing on developing high-performance MOF/zeolite membranes for gas separation and solvent pervaporation. He is putting efforts on the new deposition method for low-defect membranes as well as building structure-property relationships for these unltramicroporous membranes for separations

Huabin Xing
Qiushi Distinguished Professor, Dean of College of Chemical and Biological Engineering,
Zhejiang University
Research Area: Separation science and technologies; Advanced materials for gas separation, energy storage and purification of bioactive compounds; Microporous materials and adsorption; Ionic materials.

Li-Hsien Yeh
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Research Area: Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Ionic Circuit, Nanofluidic Power, Single Nanoparticle Sensing with Nanopores, Colloid and Interface Science

Pil Jin YOO
Professor, School of Chemical Engineering,
Sungkyunkwan University SKKU
Provost of Industrial Cooperation Affairs, SKKU Research & Business Foundation
Research Area: Research expertise includes interfacial manipulation of functionalized thin films using multiscale architecturing methods and organic/inorganic hybridization for next-generation energy and environmental applications


Amornchai Arpornwichanop
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
Research Area: Process Systems Engineering covering process modelling, design and analysis, process optimization, and advanced process control
Current research projects focus on systems such as fuel cell, hydrogen production, renewable energy, energy storage, and biorefinery.

Praveen LINGA
Dean’s Chair Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University Singapore
Research Area: In the field of clathrate (gas) hydrates.His contributions have advanced the fundamental knowledge and contributed to technological innnovation in his field.

Yongsheng HAN
Professor, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science
Research Area: Materials chemical engineering with the focus on shaping particles by chemical diffusion and reaction

Hsing-Yu Tuan
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
Research Area: Nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and applications; Energy Storage(lithium, sodium, and potassium-ion batteries); Electrocatalysis; Photovoltaic devices; Nanobiomedical engineering


Jian-Rong Li
Full Professor in Chemical Engineering , Dean of the College of Environmental and Energy Engineering , Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Beijing University of Technology
Research Area: Advanced porous materials for chemical engineering, energy, and environmental science; Adsorption and separation of gases/contaminants; Membrane materials and membrane separation

Sang Hyuk Im
Associate professor , Chemical and Biological Engineering , Korea Universityv
Research Area: Material and process engineering fro hybrid perovskite optoelectronics such as Solar cells, LEDs, detectors, thermoelectrics and memories.

Lee Tin Sin
Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Sciencev
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Research Area: Green polymerization, nanocomposites, antimicrobial packaging, green polymers


Yung Chang
Director, R&D Center for Membrane Technology
Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Research Area: Membrane Process Engineering; Polymer Physics and Polymer Chemistry; Well-defined Polymer Design and Synthesis; Molecular Simulation Biomaterials and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Interface Science; Biopolymer Physical Chemistry; Biomimetic material Science
Human Blood Treatments; Drug delivery Therapy ;Protein Grug Design ;Tissue Regeneration Engineering

Jinlong Gong
Cheung Kong Chair Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, PR China
Research Area: Catalysis for Energy, Heterogeneous Catalysis and Kinetics, Hydrogen Production and Utilization


Sung Gap Im, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Research Area: Vapor-phase deposition process of polymer films and the surface treatment for biomedical devices, organic electronics, and membranes via ultrathin functional polymer films

Kevin Chia- Wu
Associate Professor
Department pf Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University,
Research Area: Nanoporous materials, drug delivery systems, biomass conversion, catalytic reaction engineering.


Professor Ning Yang
Institute of Process Engineering
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Area: Meso-scale CFD modeling of fluidization and multiphase reactors

Assistant Professor. Dae-Hyeong Kim
School of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Seoul National University
Research Area: Nanomaterials Synthesis and Processing, Flexible and Stretchable Electronics , Biomedical Engineering


Prof. Haijia Su
Professor of Biochemical Engineering, College of Life Science and Technology
Director of Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioprocesses
Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, PR China
Research Area: Bio-separation Technology; Bio-based Materials; Biorefinary and Bioenergy

NTHU Chair Prof. Chi-Chang HU
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
Research Area: Electrochemical Technologies & Engineering (e.g., electrode materials for supercapacitors, fuel cells, rechargeable batteries; electro-photocatalysis & engineering, electroplating & surface finishing of metals/alloys) and Design of Experiments (DOE) & Quality Engineering


Prof. Dominic Foo Chwan Yee
Professor of Process Design and Integration Director, Centre of Excellence for Green Technologies Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Research Area: Process Integration, Waste Minimization, Process Design, Process Optimization, Carbon Footprint Reduction

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai, India
Research Area: Process Intensification of Physical and Chemical Processing, Wastewater Treatment, Process Intensification, Sonochemistry, Enzymatic Reactions


Prof. Chao YANG
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China
Achievements: Models and Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Reactors and Industrial Applications

Dr. Suzana Binti Yusup
Associate Professor / Director, Mission Oriented Research (Green Technology), Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Achievements: Contribution to Development of Green Technology Research in Malaysia


Prof. Liqun Zhang
Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, P.R.China
Achievements: Pioneered and Leading Works in Design, Synthesis, Preparation Engineering and Industrialization of Advanced Rubber Materials.

Dr. Yu-Chen Hu
Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Achievements: Outstanding Contributions to Bioprocess, Vaccine Development, Biomaterials Research, Gene Therapy and Tissue Engineering.