The SCEJ Award for Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer


This Award shall be granted to the researchers and/or engineers under age of 45 (incl. 45 years old) as of 15th February of the year of application 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. Nominations for the Award will be accepted until 15th February 2024.

Commendation Details


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


Research Area
Chuah Chong Yang Lecturer
Chemical Engineering Department
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Effective incorporation of porous materials and membranes towards enhanced gas separation
Chu-Chen Chueh Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
National Taiwan University
Organic optoelectronic devices, solution-processable semiconducting perovskites, functional polymers
Doh Chang Lee Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots, synthesis and applications of colloidal nanoparticles for display and catalytic applications, and reaction engineering with photoactive nanostructures
Zhang Lili Division Director
Catalysis and Green Process Engineering
Institute of Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Sustainable and low-carbon process, clean energy production and waste upcycling


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Cheng-Liang Liu Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University
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/td>
Process Synthesis, Integration and Optimisation; Sustainable Biomass Supply Chain Management; Circular Economy
Jeong Woo Han Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
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 Professor
State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Medical Engineering with the focus on particle formulation for anticancer therapy


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Hsien-Yeh Chen Department of Chemical Engineering,
National Taiwan University
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
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
Process systems engineering and safety, Process modeling, Process simulation, Molecular modeling, Multiscale simulation, Separation engineering
Jianhong XU Department of Chemical Engineering,
Tsinghua University
Microreaction technology, multiphase microfluidic technology and functional materials synthesi


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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
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
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 expertise includes interfacial manipulation of functionalized thin films using multiscale architecturing methods and organic/inorganic hybridization for next-generation energy and environmental applications


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Amornchai Arpornwichanop Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University 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 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 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 Nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and applications; Energy Storage(lithium, sodium, and potassium-ion batteries); Electrocatalysis; Photovoltaic devices; Nanobiomedical engineering


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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
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 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
Green polymerization, nanocomposites, antimicrobial packaging, green polymers


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Yung Chang Director, R&D Center for Membrane Technology
Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
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 Catalysis for Energy, Heterogeneous Catalysis and Kinetics, Hydrogen Production and Utilization


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Sung Gap Im, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
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
Nanoporous materials, drug delivery systems, biomass conversion, catalytic reaction engineering.


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Professor Ning Yang Institute of Process Engineering
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Meso-scale CFD modeling of fluidization and multiphase reactors
Assistant Professor. Dae-Hyeong Kim School of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Seoul National University
Nanomaterials Synthesis and Processing, Flexible and Stretchable Electronics , Biomedical Engineering


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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
Bio-separation Technology; Bio-based Materials; Biorefinary and Bioenergy
NTHU Chair Prof. Chi-Chang HU Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University 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


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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 Process Integration, Waste Minimization, Process Design, Process Optimization, Carbon Footprint Reduction
Dr. GOGATE PARAG RATNAKAR Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai, India 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 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 Contribution to Development of Green Technology Research in Malaysia


Prof. Liqun Zhang Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, P.R.China 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 Outstanding Contributions to Bioprocess, Vaccine Development, Biomaterials Research, Gene Therapy and Tissue Engineering.