(Alphabetical by Surname)
Chak K. Chan
City University of Hong Kong
Professor Chan obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992. He is currently Dean and Chair Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at City University of Hong Kong. Before that, he was at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Professor Chan has over 30 years of research experience in air pollution and aerosol science. He specializes in aerosol water uptake and phase transformation, gas-aerosol interactions, the formation of secondary aerosols in the atmosphere, and laser spectroscopy of aerosols.
Professor Chan received the Haagen Smit Award of Atmospheric Environment in 2015, Second Prize in the State Natural Science Award in 2010, and First Prize of the Natural Science Award in 2007. He was the first winner of the Asian Young Aerosol Scientists Award. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Atmospheric Environment from 2008 to 2019. He has published over 220 research papers, and has 13,000 Scopus citations to date.
Purdue University, West Lafayette
Professor Takashi Hibiki received a bachelor of science in 1985 with the highest distinction and a PhD in 1990 from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Purdue University in the US. Professor Hibiki was an instructor and associate professor at Kyoto University from 1990 to 2006 and a full professor at Purdue University from 2006 to 2018. He is known as an international expert of two-phase flow modeling and has developed more than 100 constitutive equations for two-phase flow analysis. He has authored 269 journal papers and 197 conference papers, and one of his research papers is ranked No.1 in the most-cited articles in the International Journal of Multiphase Flow. Professor Hibiki was named an Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow in 2015, American Nuclear Society Fellow in 2011, and Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow in 2021. He has received 15 academic awards, including the 2016 Award for Eminent Achievements in Nuclear Science and Technology from the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (the highest honor in AESJ) and the 2001 Young Member Engineering Achievement Award from American Nuclear Society (the highest honor for ANS members under the age of 40). Professor Hibiki served as a distinguished professor at Chulalongkorn University, guest professor at Kyoto University and Osaka University, and adjunct professor at RMIT University, Pusan National University and Xi’an Jiaotong University.
City University of Hong Kong
Professor Chun-Sing Lee obtained a bachelor’s degree and PhD from the University of Hong Kong in 1987 and 1991, respectively. He then furthered his research career at the University of Birmingham in the UK with the support of a Croucher Foundation Fellowship. He joined the faculty of City University of Hong Kong in 1994 and is currently a Chair Professor of Materials Chemistry and the Head of the Chemistry Department. He co-founded the Center Of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) in 1998 and is now the Center’s Director. Professor Lee’s current research interests include organic electronic devices and nanomaterials for energy, environmental and biomedical applications. In 2016, he established the journal Materials Today Energy with Elsevier and serves as the Editor-in-Chief. Professor Lee has published about 800 journal papers with over 40,000 citations and a Scopus h-index of 106.
Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy, Institute of Advanced Research
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo
Tadashi Narabayashi received a master’s in Nuclear Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and started at Toshiba Corporation in 1978. He received a PhD in 1991 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was the Chief Specialist of Reactor Components and Two-Phase Flow at Toshiba Corp. He was the Chairman of the 82nd term of Power and Energy System Division of JSME and a JSME Fellow. From 2005 to March 2018, he was a Professor at Hokkaido University, and he is Professor Emeritus of Hokkaido University. In April 2018, he returned to the Tokyo Institute of Technology as a Specially Appointed Professor. He was the technical chairman of the ICONE17 and given an ASME Contribution Award. He has been involved in investigating the causes of accidents and developing countermeasures for other NPPs in Japan as an advisory meeting member of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) for the Fukushima Daiichi Accident Investigation Team. He has received a number of awards from the Atomic Society of Japan (AESJ), the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), and the Japan Society of Maintenology (JSM).
He received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award at the ISOE(IAEA/OECD-NEA) International ALARA Symposium, Jan 8–12, 2018.
Poong Hyun Seong
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Professor Poong Hyun Seong is currently a Professor Emeritus at KAIST, Korea, and chair of the International Nuclear Societies Council (INSC). He graduated from Seoul National University in 1977 with bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering and earned a master’s and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from MIT in the USA in 1982 and 1987, respectively. He worked as a technician for AT&T Bell Labs from 1987 to 1991 and for KAIST from 1991 to 2020 as a professor. He was the Commissioner of the Korea Nuclear Safety Commission from 2006 to 2009 and Commissioner of the Atomic Energy Commission in Korea from 2016 to 2019. He was the chief editor of Nuclear Engineering and Technology (NET) from 2004 to 2008 and was the president of Korean Nuclear Society from 2015 to 2016. His research interests include Nuclear I&C and Human Factors Engineering.
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Professor Wenjun Zhang obtained bachelor’s and PhD degrees from Lanzhou University in 1988 and 1994, respectively. From 1995 to 1997, he was a postdoc at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films, and from 1997 to 1998, he was at City University of Hong Kong. From 1998 to 2000, he worked as a Science and Technology Agency Fellow at the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials. He is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; and he is the acting head of the department and the deputy director of the Center Of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF). His research focuses on thin film technologies, nanomaterials and devices, and surface and interface engineering. He received the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Best Paper Award in 2002, the Friedrich Wilhem Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, in 2003, the Outstanding Research Award of CityU, in 2015, and the President’s Award in 2019. Professor Zhang is also a Visiting Professor at Siegen University, Germany, Cuiying Chair Professor at Lanzhou University, and Guest Professor at National Chiao Tung University, Soochow University, Hefei University of Technology, the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (CAS), and the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (CAS). Professor Zhang has published over 400 peer-reviewed journal papers, and has been granted over 20 US/China patents.