Fellow of 2016, LEUNG, Professor, Wallace Woon-Fong 梁煥方


FHKEng [2016]  

Academic degrees:
BSc (1977 Cornell University, Mechanical & Aerospace 1st in Class), MS (1978 MIT, Mechanical Engineering), ScD (1981 MIT, Mechanical Engineering)

Professional qualifications:
– Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2013)
– Elected Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2013)
– Elected Fellow of American Filtration and Separations Society (2005)
– Elected Fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (2006)
– Senior Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
– Member of American Chemical Society

Honours, affiliations and other appointments
– Chair, International Delegation on Filtration with 12 member countries, 2016-2020, led US team won 13th World Filtration Congress, San Diego, CA, USA, 2020
– Frank Tiller Award for Life-Time Contribution to Sep. & Filt. (Am. Filt. & Sep. Soc., 2015)
– Gold Award, Geneva Invention, 2014
– Special Award, Romania Ministry of Education, 2014
– Member, Hong Kong Research Grant Council (2008-2012)
– Wells Shoemaker Award, American Filtration & Separations Society, 2006
– Chair, International Delegation on Filtration, 2000-2004, led US team won the 9th World Filtration Congress, New Orleans, 2004
– Senior Scientist Award, American Filtration & Separations Society, 2002
– Chair, American Filtration & Separations Society, 2000
– Technical Achievement Award, Baker Hughes, 1992
– Cedric Ferguson Medal, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1987
– Sibley Award, Cornell Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, 1977 (highest graduating GPA)

Area of Expertise:
Perovskite and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Nanofiber Photocatalyst, Nanofiber Gas Filters, Tissue Engineering with Nanofiber Scaffold, Rotating Microfluidics, Filtration and Separations, Centrifugation, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Healthcare Technologies, Aerodynamics, Turbine Heat Transfer, Physiochemical Hydrodynamics, and Rheological Measurement of Complex Fluids.

Ir Professor Leung  is a multidisciplinary engineer and educator having worked in industries and academia in US and Hong Kong for 40 years. He has developed nanofiber technologies for use in energy, environmental and healthcare applications. He is an expert on centrifugal separation having developed ten technologies that have been used worldwide in wastewater treatment and chemical, industrial, and mineral applications. His textbook, Industrial Centrifugation Technology(McGraw-Hill 1998), has been referenced extensively by researchers and practitioners. He is an innovator with 47 US patents covering separation, energy, healthcare and environmental applications. His recent invention, the nanofiber facemask, can combat smog and viruses.