The IMSTEC2020 organising committee is delighted to announce that Prof. Rong Wang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and A/Prof. Baoxia Mi (UC Berkeley, US) will join the conference as Plenary Speakers. Prof. Wang and A/Prof. Mi will present their research advances on different aspects of membrane science, including water treatment technologies and 2-D material-based membranes . More information on the first two IMSTEC2020 plenary speakers and their distinguished careers can be found in the short bios below.
Prof. Rong WANG is a Full Professor and Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 2014. She has also been leading Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) for 10 years. Prof. Wang is an expert in Membrane Science and Technology with focuses on research, innovation and technology translation. She is an Editor of the Journal of Membrane Science, and sits in the Editorial Board of Desalination. Prof. Wang was featured among the top 25 leading water researchers globally by Lux Research in 2013, and was the winner of Singapore Minister for National Development R&D Award in 2013. She received a prestigious “Alternative Water Prize” from Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) of Saudi Arabia in 2016, and Nanyang Research Award in 2018. She was appointed to President’s Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering at NTU in 2019.
A/Prof. Baoxia Mi is in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She received BS and MS from Tianjin University in China, Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a postdoctoral training at Yale University. She directs the research and educational activities of the Membrane Innovation Lab, studying physicochemical and biological processes with emphases on advanced membrane processes and nanotechnology.