Plenary Speakers of ICPEAM2018
PROF. KANG LI
Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
Prof. Kang Li has been a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London since 2007. He has supervised over 30 PhD students to completion as well as having supervised 20 post-doctoral researchers. Currently, he leads a research group at Imperial, having 8 PhD students, 3 post-doctoral researchers and 1 visiting student to conduct multidisciplinary research in material processing and membrane fabrication for fluid separation and reaction, energy conversion and environmental protection. The techniques developed by his group for the fabrication of high quality single-layer, dual-layer or even triple-layer polymeric and inorganic hollow fibre substrates/membranes with controllable morphology and microstructure have been considered the most advanced technique in this field of research (Dong and Jin, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 1(2012)163). He was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in 2006. He received Rector’s Award and Research Excellence Award at Imperial in 2007 and MND R&D Award 2013, Singapore.
Prof. Kang Li’s international standing and leadership is also recognised in other ways. For example, he has given 10 keynote and plenary lectures at international conferences and has been invited to serve on the scientific committees for 4 conferences since October 2015. He provided service as a council member in the European Membrane Society between 2008 and 2012. Prof. Kang Li, together with his colleagues, hosted the Euromembrane 2012 conference with over 860 participants (the largest ever Euromembrane conference) in London in 23-27 Sept 2012 (www.euromembrane2012.com).
MR. PAUL ELLIS
Managing Director, Schaefer Kalk (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Mr. Paul Ronald Ellis graduated from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, United Kingdom in 1975 with B.Sc. (Hons) Chemical Engineering. Currently, he is holding a position of General Manager in both Schaefer Kalk (Malaysia) and Hangzhou (China). He has played leading roles in various companies including Revertex (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Lambson Speciality Chemicals Co. Ltd. (UK), ICI and Magadi Soda Co. (Kenya). He was actively involved in Malaysia’s Government response to the REACH legislation, working party on Transportation of Hazardous goods, Malaysia Northern Region Responsible Care Program Committee, programs with SMI’s and many more. Paul is also a Fellow of Institute Chemical Engineers, a Chartered Engineer, Past Chairman and Director of IChemE (Malaysia), Vice President International of IChemE Council, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturing (FMM) National Environmental Committee, National Executive Committee member of Chemical Industry Council of Malaysia (CICM) and Executive Committee Member of International Lime Association.
MR. PRAKASH KUMAR
SKG 16.4 Discipline Head, GTS PETRONAS
Mr. Prakash Kumar was graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with bachelor degree in Applied Physics. He is currently the Group Technical Authority (G-TA) for PETRONAS Advanced Process Control (APC), Custodian Engineer of APC, PETRONAS Skill Group 16.4 Discipline Head, PETRONAS APC and Process Simulation & Optimisation (PSO) groups, Leadership Team (LT) for PETRONAS Chemical Engineering fraternity, Advisor (former head) for APC Community-of-Practice (APC CoP) and Digital Lead for Group Technical Solutions (GTS). His career objective is to deliver dynamically stable and optimised plant processes through the development of innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions in the field of Advanced Process Control, and providing enabling and technical solutions for digital transformation, while enhancing personal capability to develop and sustain these solutions autonomously. Mr. Prakash is also a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA), Associate Member of Institute of Chemical Engineers (UK) and member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).