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phong1Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Phong 
h-index: 25 | Citations: 3,300
University of Science and Technology of Hanoi 

Title of talk: Creation of a viable artificial leaf for solar water splitting

Doctor, Lecturer and Principal Investigator at the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (Vietnam France University), is actively involved in research for novel catalytic materials for solar water splitting application. His approach is to learn the structure and function of enzymes to create novel efficient and robust catalytic materials. His first important contribution was during his postdoctoral stay at CEA Grenoble, France where he contributed to creating carbon nanotube – nickel/cobalt composites which displayed outstanding catalytic activities for both generation and uptake of H2 by mimicking the structure of hydrogenase enzyme. Dr. Tran also made important contribution in development of hybrid photocatalysts for solar H2 generation from water, and his method for loading catalyst onto surface of light harvester via a photoassisted electrochemical deposition process is now used by several research groups worldwide.


suttiProfessor Dr. Suttichai Assabumrungrat 
h-index: 33 | Citations: 4,242
Chulalongkorn University

Prof. Dr. Suttichai Assabumrungrat obtained his MSc and PhD from Imperial College, London, UK. He is a renowned researcher in reaction engineering, catalysis and energy conversion.




 proflatif2014Professor Dr. Abdul Latif Ahmad
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h-index: 52 | Citations: 11,766
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif Ahmad obtained his BEng, MSc and PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. He is an internationally renowned researcher and an internationally acclaimed award-winning researcher in membrane science & technology, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow to The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK. His enthusiasm and dedication towards his research works have been reflected in his achievements in winning numerous scientific invention awards. To-date, a total of 56 personal achievement awards and 69 research product awards have been won. His capability in carrying out quality research work of international standard has been further supported by publication of 383 articles in high impact factor international refereed journals, with current cumulative citation number of 12,298 and h-index of 52.


20170511174234blobid1Professor Dr. Y.H. Taufiq-Yap
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h-index: 32, Citations: 4,182
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Y.H. Taufiq-Yap is currently a Professor of Catalysis, Head of Laboratory for Sustainable Chemicals and Bioenergy, Catalysis Science and Technology Research Centre, Faculty of Science and Deputy Director of Research Management Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He earned a BSc (Hons) and MSc in 1992 and 1994, respectively at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He then went on to earn his PhD (1997) in heterogeneous catalysis at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) UK. His research interests lie on designing heterogeneous catalysts and nanocatalyst for sustainable energy and chemicals production from biomass and renewable resources and environment protection, including the reduction of greenhouse and toxic gas emissions by catalytic technologies. He published various reviews on biodiesel and hydrogen production from biomass, and is author of over 310 scientific publications, several communications in international conferences (over 30 plenary or invited/keynote lectures in the last 5 years), he is author/editor of 2 books on biodiesel. Throughout his career, Professor Taufiq-Yap has been the recipient of the following Awards and Distinctions: National Young Scientist Award, 2002; Top Research Scientist Malaysia (2013); Visiting Researcher, Cardiff University, 2004, 2005; Appointed Fellow of Academy Science of Malaysia (2015), Malaysia Institute of Chemistry (2009) and Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2008); Visiting Professor at Nagoya University, Japan, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS and Curtin University Sarawak, elected Titular Member of International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and Council Member of Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Society (APACS).