September 3, 2013, by Graham Kendall
Dominic Foo receives award from the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
Professor Ir Dr Dominic C. Y. Foo has just been awarded the Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer by the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ). This award is granted to outstanding individuals under the age of 45, who contribute to research and technological development of chemical engineering that have resulted in significant improvements in Asia. With this award, Professor Foo will deliver an Award Lecture at the SCEJ Annual Meeting in March 2014 in Japan.
Nominees of the award come from all Asian chemical engineering or engineering institutions. Professor Foo was nominated by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). Prior to this award, he has won the Innovator of the Year Award 2009 of Institution of Chemical Engineers UK (IChemE), Young Engineer Award 2010 of IEM, as well as the Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2012 (URL: http://www.nottingham.edu.my/NewsEvents/News/2012/Outstanding-Young-Malaysian-Award-for-Nottingham-academic.aspx).
Brief info about Professor Dominic Foo
Professor Ir Dr Dominic C. Y. Foo is the Professor of Process Design and Integration at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering UNMC, and the Founding Director for the Centre of Excellence for Green Technologies. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers UK (IChemE) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK (HEA). He is also a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM), as well as the 2012/3 session chairman for the Chemical Engineering Technical Division of IEM. Professor Foo is the Chief Editor for IEM Journal, Subject Editor for Transactions of IChemE Part B (Process Safety & Environmental Protection, Elsevier), Editorial Board Members for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy (Springer), and Chemical Engineering Transactions. Professor Foo is an active author, with two books, more than 80 journal papers and made more than 130 conference presentations, with more than 15 keynote/plenary speeches. He is a world leading researcher in process integration for resource conservation, with international collaboration across Asian, European, American and African countries.