Dr Chan Tat-leung, Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the Natural Science Award bestowed by the Ministry of Education on 16 May 2013.
Dr Chan, through his long-term research collaboration team from China Jiliang University and Zhejiang University, has been awarded the First Class Natural Science Award (自然科學一等獎) bestowed by the Ministry of Education as the second accomplisher, for his research accomplishments and contributions on "Flow Mechanism in the Multiphase and Multicomponent Complex System with Micro-Nano Scale" (微納尺度多相與多組分複雜系統中流動機理的研究).
"It is important to understand the formation and transport mechanisms in such multiphase flows in order to achieve efficient applications in many areas of science and engineering." Dr Chan said. These challenging problems in multiphase and multi-component complex system with micro and nanoscale have been identified the areas of thermal-fluid, materials, chemical and environmental sciences, and their engineering applications.