PolyU scholar, Prof. Wallace Leung, Chair Professor of Innovative Products and Technologies, Mechanical Engineering, has been invited by the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN), University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, to deliver on October 21, 2019 a Distinguished Lecture Series in the Quantum Nano Center, Waterloo, on ‘Novel Nanofiber technology for Energy and Environment’. WIN is the largest organization in Canada working on nanotechnology.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is to honor scholars in the world working on nanotechnology. The WIN Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2008 to bring a small number of outstanding researchers and scholars to Waterloo, to interact with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. They have hosted many internationally respected scientists, including Nobel Laureate Yuan T. Lee from Academia Sinica in Taiwan, Jacob Israelachvili of the University of California, Zhong Lin Wang from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and more recently Arun Majumdar from Stanford University. The lectures are open to the public and are extremely well attended.

It is a great honour that Prof. Wallace Leung is being recognized for his research on nanofibers and he was invited to share the nanofiber technologies developed jointly by him and his group in the Distinguished Lecture Series at WIN. The lecture was well attended with the audience showing great enthusiasm and interest in various novel clean energy and environment technologies that are feasible with the application of nanofibers.  The lecture was also recorded live and posted on the WIN website.