Aerosol Science and Technology for Industrial Applications -Measurements, dynamic behaviors, and materials synthesis-

Prof. Kikuo OKUYAMA

Department of Chemical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan

Date: 14 August 2017 (Monday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Venue: B5-310, 5/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (AC1), City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

School of Energy and Environment
City University of Hong Kong


Aerosols are defined as gaseous suspensions of fine solid or liquid particles. Commonly described as dust, fume, smoke, mist, smog, and haze, aerosols are naturally present in our environment and often seen as harmful substances, which affect our life quality. This triggered the development of aerosol measurements and particle collection techniques over the years. On the other hand, development of aerosol technology by taking its advantages could benefit the human being and our society. Aerosol technology can be applied in the industries through the integration with other fields. One of the important applications is the synthesis and functionalization of nanomaterials towards advanced devices.

In this lecture, my aerosol related research is firstly introduced by focusing on the aerosol measurement technology, such as charger, differential mobility analyzer and condensation nucleus counter. Then, applications of aerosol technology to the production of nanostructured fine particles for magnetic materials, energy conversion devices, and organic pollutant removal are also discussed.

About the Speaker

Prof. (emeritus) Kikuo Okuyama has been working in the field of aerosol science and technology for over 40 years. He received B.S. (1971) and M.S. (1973) in Chemical Engineering from Kanazawa University. He started to work at the University of Osaka Prefecture (1973) and received his Dr. Eng. in Chemical Engineering with the thesis entitled “Coagulation of Aerosols” in 1978. He visited the United States in 1979 and worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Houston (1979–1980) and a visiting associate at California Institute of Technology (summer time, 1985-1991). Since 1990, he was a full-professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Hiroshima University until his retirement in 2013. After retirement, he became an emeritus professor at the same university. He has been co-authoring more than 500 scientific papers in SCI-indexed journals and producing more than 150 patents. Professor Okuyama has been engaged in a number of national projects concerning particles contamination during semiconductor processing, materials synthesis using aerosol routes, investigation of atmospheric aerosols, and magnetic nanomaterials. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Fuchs Memorial Award in 2002.

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