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2013-09-27
Professor Wallace Leung elected Fellow of AICHE

Prof. Wallace Leung, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has recently been elected by the Board of Governors to the fellow grade of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) – the largest chemical engineering society in the world with 45,000 international members.

Fellows are elite members of AIChE who should have been in chemical engineering practice for an adequate period of time to demonstrate long-term excellence, normally 25 years or more, and shall have been a member of AIChE for at least ten years and a Senior Member for at least 3 years. Becoming a Fellow is recognition of professional attainment, and significant accomplishment in engineering.

Professor Leung has been recognized by AICHE for his over 33 years of contribution in the chemical engineering field which covers from petroleum reservoir engineering and production; centrifugal separation-and-filtration technologies for chemicals, minerals, biopharamaceuticals, and wastewater sludge, respectively; healthcare technologies; mass-and-heat transfer in microcavities and microchannels; to nanofiber technologies as applied to respectively, capture of nano-sized pollutants and viruses, dye sensitized solar cells, nanocatalyst for air-water purification, and nanofibrous scaffold for improving wound healing. He has written two books single-handed, 51 technical publications and 41 US patents.

Up to now, there are less than 1000 fellows over the World. Prof. Leung is the second elected AICHE fellow in Hong Kong.