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Harriet Manning

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HM bcmchemengHarriet Manning is the Editor of BMC Chemical Engineering and is based in the London office. She received a PhD in chemical engineering from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath, UK, in 2015 where she worked on the use of membrane technologies in food process engineering. She began her publishing career at the Royal Society of Chemistry where she worked both in the books team and as an in-house editor for general chemistry journals. She subsequently joined Springer Nature in 2017 to work on the development of open access engineering journals before moving to the BMC Series in June 2018 to work on the launch and development of new engineering and physical sciences titles.

Sang Yup Lee

Dr.-Sang-Yup-Lee-KAISTDr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, the Best Scientist and Technologist Award, James Bailey Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Charles Thom Award, and Marvin Johnson Award. He is currently Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, the World Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and National Academy of Inventors USA. As of 2018, he is one of 13 people in the world elected as Foreign Associate of both National Academy of Engineering USA and National Academy of Sciences USA. He is currently co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology and a member of the Global Future Council on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum.

Robert Field

robert fieldProfessor Robert Field is a Cambridge educated chemical engineer of more than 30 years’ experience. After working with Courtaulds in various chemical engineering roles he returned to Cambridge for PhD studies on bubble columns under the supervision of John Davidson, FRS.  Before moving to the University of Oxford he was professor of chemical engineering and Director of the Membranes Application Centre at Bath University.  He is currently a professor in the Department of Engineering at Oxford and a Fellow of Balliol College.  He is held in high esteem in the field of membranes through his numerous papers and book contributions. He currently holds an APEX award jointly awarded by the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society to support interdisciplinary research. He is exploring Water Re-use - the nexus of politics, technology and economics.

Rafiqul Gani

Rafiqul GaniDr. Rafiqul Gani retired at the end of 2017 as professor of systems design at the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, The Technical University of Denmark and the former head and co-founder of the Computer Aided Process Engineering Center (CAPEC). He has published 491 peer-reviewed journals-proceedings articles plus book chapters and delivered over 350 lectures, seminars and plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences, institutions and companies all over the world. Professor Gani is the former editor-in-chief of the Computers and Chemical Engineering journal (2009-2015), editor for the Elsevier CACE book series and currently serves in the editorial advisory boards of the following journals: Computers and Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Production & Consumption, Processes, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, and BMC Chemical Engineering. Professor Gani has been awarded three Doctor Honoris Causa degrees from University Politehnica Bucharest, University of Pannonia and Babes-Bolyai University. Professor Gani is the ex-president of the EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering, finishing his 2nd term at the end of 2017); a member of the Danish Academy of Science; a Fellow of the AIChE and a Fellow of IChemE. He was awarded the AIChE (CAST Division) Computers in Chemical Engineering 2015 award in November 2015. Dr. Gani is the co-founder and CEO of the company “PSE for SPEED” providing innovative, accurate and consistent engineering solutions very fast to industrial clients. He is also a Distinguished (visiting) Professor at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) and at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) and a Visiting Professor at Texas A&M University, College Station (USA). His current research interests continue with the development and application of computer aided methods and tools for modelling, property estimation, process-product synthesis & design, and process-tools integration with emphasis on energy, sustainability and application of a systems approach.

Hyunjoo Lee

hyunjoo leeDr Hyunjoo Lee received her PhD in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena in 2005 after which she then undertook a post-doctoral position at the University of California, Berkeley. She then moved to Yonsei University to work as an assistant professor in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In 2014 she undertook an Associate Professorship at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and her current research interests lie in the area of heterogeneous catalysis; shape/composition-controlled nanoparticles and the control of interaction between nanoparticle and support for sustainable energy and chemical generation (fuel cell catalysts, biomass conversion, photo-catalysts). In 2015 she was awarded the IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Award, and in 2018 awarded the Young Catalysis Scholar Prize from catalysis division of Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Jay H. Lee

Jay H. LeeJay H. Lee obtained his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1986, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1991.  From 1991 to 1998, he was with the Department of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University, AL, as an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor.  From 1998-2000, he was with School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette and then with the School of Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. In 2010, he joined Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as the Head of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. He is currently serving as the Associate Vice President of International Office and the founding director of Saudi Aramco-KAIST CO2 Management Center there. He has held visiting appointments at E. I. Du Pont de Numours, Wilmington, in 1994 and at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1997.  He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award in 1993 and also the AIChE CAST Computing in Chemical Engineering Award in 2013.  He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2011, an IFAC Fellow in 2011, and an AIChE Fellow in 2013. He is a member of both the Korean National Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) and the National Academy of Engineering Korea (NAEK). He was also the 29th Roger Sargent Lecturer in 2016.  He published over 180 manuscripts in SCI journals with more than 12100 Google Scholars citations. His research interests are in the areas of state estimation, robust control, model predictive control, planning/scheduling, and approximate dynamic programming with applications to energy systems and CCUS.

Gongping Liu

gongping liuDr Gongping Liu received his Batchelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Nanjing University of Technology and went on to complete his PhD there in 2013 on mixed-matrix membranes and vapor separation. Following completion of his PhD, Dr Liu joined Nanjing Tech University as a lecturer, and undertook a post-doctoral position at Georgia Tech working on hollow fiber membranes and gas separation during 2015-2017. He then took up an associate professor position at Nanjing University of Technology where his current research interests lie in the area of two-dimensional-materials membranes and mixed-matrix membranes for molecular separations.

Dr Liu has published over 60 papers in Nature Materials, Angewandte Chemie, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Chemical Society Reviews, Journal of Membrane Science and AIChE Journal with over 2200 citations. He has received the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Young Membrane Scientist Award in 2018 and the International Forum on Advanced Materials Young Scientist Award in 2017.

Adam Lee

adam leeProfessor Adam Lee was appointed Professor of Sustainable Chemistry in the School of Science at RMIT University in 2018. He holds a BA in natural sciences and PhD in surface science and catalysis from the University of Cambridge, and has previously held Chair appointments at Cardiff, Warwick, Monash, and Aston universities, in addition to a prestigious EPSRC Leadership Fellowship (2009-15). His research addresses the rational design of nanoengineered materials for clean catalytic technologies, and the development of in-situ/operando methods providing molecular insight into surface reactions, for which he was awarded the 2000 CR Burch Prize by the British Vacuum Council, the 2004 Fonda-Fasella Prize of the Elettra synchrotron, the 2011 McBain Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Chemical Industry, and 2012 Beilby Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, IOM3, and Society of Chemical Industry. Research interests span heterogeneous catalysis, nanoporous solids, green chemistry, and synchrotron science, in which he has authored over 210 articles (h-index = 53), with a particular focus on the rational design of functional materials for sustainable chemical processes and energy production. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Associate Fellow of the IChemE.