Kwun Nam HUI<<University of Macau, China

Dr. Kwun Nam HUI, is an Associate professor at the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau. He obtained Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2009. He has been working as Assistant professor (2009-2013) and Associate professor (2013-2015) in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Pusan National University. As Principle Investigator, he has managed 36 research projects including 4 projects from National Research Foundation of Korea with a total research grant of USD 2 million. His research has led to 1 US patent, 7 granted CN patents, 17 CN patent-pending, 10 granted KR patents, and 250 SCI journal papers. Dr. KN Hui has h-index (Google): 57; Citations: 9924. His current research interests include Li/Na/K/Al-ion batteries, hybrid Na-air battery, fuel cell, as well as metal/heteroatom-doped carbon electrocatalysis for oxygen reduction reaction, oxygen evolution reaction, and hydrogen evolution reaction.


Kuichang Zuo<<Peking University, China

Dr. Kuichang Zuo obtained his Ph.D. in 2016 from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and worked as a postdoc in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Rice University in Houston, USA, during 2017-2021. After that, Dr. Kuichang Zuo joined the college of Environmental Sciences & Engineering at Peking University, Beijing, China, as an assistant professor since 2022. The research interest of Zuo’s group is water desalination and ion management, including hypersaline water desalination, target ion selective removal/recovery, and anti-scaling etc. Some specific technical processes include membrane distillation (MD), capacitive deionization (CDI), electrodialysis (ED), nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO) etc. Dr. Zuo’s group focuses on novel materials, processes, as well as pilot scale reactor and system designs. He has published over 60 SCI articles, including some published on top journals such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Materials, Materials Today, Environmental Science & Technology, Water Research etc., with a H index of 27. Dr. Kuichang Zuo is a recipient of American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize (DOE, USA), Outstanding achievement award of scientific research (Ministry of Education, China), Capital ECO-PRO Group “Water Star” Scientific Innovation Prize etc. Dr. Kuichang Zuo is also a Scientific Committee Member of the IWA Specialist Group on Membrane Technology, member of youth editorial board of Desalination journal, and member of IWA Young Water Professionals.



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