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Research Areas - Advanced Materials


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Nanomaterials, graphene, 2D materials, zeolites, novel polymers, polymer composites, DNA self-assembly process, polymer interfaces and surfaces as well as polymer/ cereamic membranes. In-depth studies are being carried out in: nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, rheology, non-Newtonian flow, heat and mass transport, and process control associated with the injection-molding process.

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HKUST Develops New Smart Anti-Microbial Coating in the Fight Against COVID-19 | Prof. King Lun YEUNG
11 Mar 2020

Prof. King Lun YEUNG from HKUST’s Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering; Prof. Joseph KWAN, Adjunct Professor from the Division of Environment & Sustainability and Mr. Hamilton HUNG, Chief Marketing Officer of HKUST’s industrial partner Chiaphua Industries Ltd, have developed a Multilevel Antimicrobial Polymer (MAP-1) coating.

This MAP-1 coating is effective in killing viruses, bacteria and even hard-to-kill spores. MAP1 can inactivate* up to 99.9 per cent of highly-infectious viruses such as measles, mumps and rubella, and 99.99 per cent of the surrogate feline calicivirus (FCV) - a gold standard for disinfection efficiency and is more resistant than coronaviruses such as the one responsible for COVID-19 epidemic.

Published on 11 Mar 2020 by HKUST Press Releases

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Faculty members in this research area

Prof Furong GAO
Chair Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Product and Process Systems Engineering - Process monitoring, control and optimization; Injection Molding; Smart Manufacturing & Big-Data.
Prof Ying CHAU
Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Bioengineering - Bioengineering
Prof Ping GAO
Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Energy Technologies - Microrheology, Bio-polymer materials and polymer/nanocomposites
Prof Xijun HU
Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Energy Technologies, Environmental Engineering - Heterogeneous catalysis; Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics; Nanostructured materials; Wastewater treatment.
Prof Yongli MI
Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Bioengineering - DNA self-assembly for bio-nanotechnology, Bio-nanotechnology, Nano-wire and Micro Devices by Bio-templating approaches, Phase Behavior of Nano-Sized Single Chain Globules, Diffusion phenomena
Prof Minhua SHAO
Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Energy Technologies - Advanced materials for electrochemical energy systems (fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, CO2 reduction, water splitting), electrocatalysis, electrochemical interfaces, DFT calculations
Prof King Lun YEUNG
Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Environmental Engineering - Nanostructured and Nanoporous Materials, Environmental Catalysis, Chemical Microreactors and Microseparators
Prof Ka Ming NG
Professor Emeritus

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Environmental Engineering, Product and Process Systems Engineering - We focus on process design and development, pharmaceutical engineering, and biotechnology and nanotechnology-based products
Prof Francesco CIUCCI
Associate Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Energy Technologies - Material Sci. & Eng., Energy, Numerical Meth.
Prof Tom LUO
Associate Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Energy Technologies - Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Prof Yoonseob KIM
Assistant Professor

Research Area: Advanced Materials, Energy Technologies, Environmental Engineering
 
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