Department Seminars: Designs and synthesis of polymeric materials for membranes applications

Speaker Prof Liu Ying-Ling Department of Chemical Engineering National Tsing Hua University

Host Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Date/Time 03 Apr - 03 Apr, 4.00PM

Venue E5-02-32 , Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore


Introduction of desired properties and enhanced performances to polymeric membranes are critical for membranes fabrication and developments for many applications. Usually the goals could be targeted with designs of specific chemical structures to the raw polymers and additives/modifiers as well as employments of suitable processing methods. Being a polymer chemist, bridging chemical synthesis and membrane developments attracts much of our research attention in recent years. This presentation is to share some of our works on the mentioned issues with examples of (a) stabilization of polymeric membranes for pervaporative dehydration with polymer modifications, (b) construction of ion-conducting channels in proton exchange membranes with nano-additives, and (c) fabrication of porous membranes for oil-water separations with crosslinked polymers.


Professor Ying-Ling Liu received his BS and Ph.D. from National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) in 1991 and 1996, respectively. Currently He is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan). He served for Aseanian Membrane Society as a Secretary General in 2010-2011 and a Council Member in 2008-2011. He has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and is currently one of the Associate Editors of RSC Advances and Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. Professor Liu’s research interests include polymer chemistry, high performance polymers, and polymeric membranes for separation and energy. He has authored/coauthored more than 170 peer-reviewed articles with an h-index of 54 and 47 based on Scopus and Web of Science, respectively.