Prof. Dominic C. Y. FooProfessor of Process Design & Integration
Acting Head, Dept of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Director, Centre for Green Technologies
University of Nottingham Malaysia
Speech Title: Waste Minimisation through Systematic Design Methodology
Abstract: In the past three decades, process integration techniques have been developed to address various resource conservation problems, ranging from energy to material recovery. One of the widely accepted definitions for process integration is given as a holistic approach to process design, retrofitting and operation which emphasises the unity of the process. In the past decades, significant advancements were reported for various process integration techniques such as pinch analysis and mathematical programming in addressing waste and wastewater minimisation problems. These techniques are now documented in various textbooks and review papers. In this talk, various process integration techniques will be described, wish emphasis given to wastewater minimisation problems.
Biography: Professor Ir. Dr. Dominic Foo is a Professor of Process Design and Integration at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, and is the Founding Director for the Centre of Excellence for Green Technologies. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council UK, a Professional Engineer (PEng) with the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM), as well as the President for the Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE). He is a world renowned scholar in process integration focusing on resource conservation and CO2 reduction. He establishes international collaboration with researchers from various countries in the Asia, Europe, American and Africa. Professor Foo is an active author, with eight books, more than 160 journal papers and made more than 220 conference presentations, with more than 30 keynote/plenary speeches. He served as International Scientific Committees for many important international conferences (CHISA/PRES, FOCAPD, ESCAPE, PSE, SDEWES, etc.). Professor Foo is the Editor-in-Chief for Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability (Springer Nature), Subject Editor for Process Safety & Environmental Protection (Elsevier), and editorial board members for several other renowned journals. He is the winners of the Innovator of the Year Award 2009 of IChemE, Young Engineer Award 2010 of IEM, Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2012 of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer 2013 (Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan), Vice-Chancellor’s Achievement Award 2014 (University of Nottingham) and Top Research Scientist Malaysia 2016 (ASM). He conducted close to 100 professional workshops to academics and industrial practitioners worldwide.