The 4th Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory Scientific Conference

Energy, Water, Emission & Waste in Industry and Cities


18-20 November 2020 (Online)

Registration will be open on 21 September 2020. Registration fees are waived for those registered by 21 October 2020. An electronic version of certificates will be provided for presenters and active participants*.

Type of Participation:

  • Presenters: Registration, Presentation Title and Abstract are needed. Full text is not required. Presenter will need to upload narrated slides (pre-recorded video around 10-15 minutes) at the later stage (22 October 2020).
  • Regular Participants: Registration is needed (create an account at the designated registration platform and make sure to fill in the personal information)

    *All the participants are encourage to actively involving in asking questions/comments and discussion (e.g. answering the questions) during the conference

Invited Plenary Lectures

Ir. Dr Chong Wen Tong, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Presentation Title: Innovative Wind Turbine Designs: Crossing into the Future

Short Biography: Dr. Chong joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya (UM) after spending 10 years in various industries. He is a Chartered Engineer registered by the Engineering Council (UK). He is the Head, UM Centre for Energy Sciences. He has filed 12 intellectual property rights and won the First Prize of National-Intellectual-Property-Award 2016 and WIPO Medal for Inventors (Cross-Axis-Wind-Turbine). Dr. Chong has won more than 25 invention and innovation awards. He is the Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Energy Research and International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology. He is the Conference Chair of International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology. In 2018, Dr. Chong was awarded the WSSET Innovation Award (Renewable Energy Systems) and conferred with the Darjah Ahli Mahkota Perlis award by The Raja of Perlis. Recently, Dr. Chong was selected for the 2019 Top Research Scientists Malaysia by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. 

Prof Friedler Ferenc, Szechenyi Istvan University (Hungary)​

Short Biography: The main research activity of Professor Ferenc Friedler is related to the developments and applications of effective methods for process design and operation, especially, for process network synthesis, heat exchanger network synthesis, process integration, energy savings, supply chain management, wastewater treatment, process reliability engineering, and batch process scheduling. Together with late Professor L.T. Fan, he is a co-founder of the P-graph framework that provides a theoretical basis for a wide range of applications in process systems engineering. He supervised more than 100 national and international R&D projects. Founder, chair, and co-chair of international scientific conferences and founder of academic organizations including university faculty. He was the rector of University of Pannonia in Hungary from 2011 to 2015. Currently, he is a professor at Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary, also he is a member of the Board of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) and member of the Computer Aided Process Engineering Working Party of the EFCE. Honored with several awards including Knight’s Cross Order of Merit and John von Neumann Prize.

Prof Henrik Lund, Aalborg University (Denmark)​

Short Biography: Prof. Henrik Lund, is a Danish engineer (M.Sc.Eng.1985) and Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark. He holds a Ph.D. in Implementaion of Sustainable Energy Systems (1990), and a Dr.Techn. in Choice Awareness and Renewable Energy Systems (2009). He is a highly ranked world-leading researcher and listed among ISI Highly Cited researchers ranking him among the top 1% researchers in the world within engineering. Henrik Lund has many years of management experience as head of department. During his time the Sustainable Energy Planning research group at Aalborg University has now grown to approx. 30 staff members including 5 professors. Prof Henrik Lund is the Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s high-impact journal Energy with annual 9000+ submissions. He is the author of more than 400 books and articles including the book ”Renewable Energy Systems”. He is the architect behind the advanced energy system analysis software EnergyPLAN, which is a freeware used worldwide that have form the basis of more than 100 peer reviewed journal papers around the world.

Prof Ibrahim Dincer, Ontario Tech. University (Canada)​

Presentation Title: Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems for Better Environment and Sustainability

Short Biography: Prof. Ibrahim Dincer is recognized for his pioneering works in the area of sustainable energy technologies and has authored/co-authored numerous books and book chapters, and many refereed journal and conference papers. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered many keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada. During the past five years he has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering and one of the Most Highly Cited Researchers.

Prof Panos Seferlis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Presentation Title: A Novel & Efficient Phase-Change CO2 Capture Solvent: From Computer-Aided Molecular Design to Optimal Process Design and Pilot Plant Testing

Short Biography: Prof. Panos Seferlis is a Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Senior Researcher at the Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas. His main research interests are in the area of process systems engineering with emphasis in separation, reactor, and energy conversion systems as well as the design and control of complex mechanical systems. Particular focus is placed on the integration of materials selection, process design, and control system design for enhanced sustainability, improved dynamic performance and optimal economic impact. He has authored more than 250 articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor in Journal of Cleaner Production. He has been the editor in two collective volumes and acted as guest editor in several journal special issues. He has coordinated several research projects at the European and National level whereas he is participating in a leading position in several projects involving sustainable process design, advanced control systems and defence applications.

Prof Vivien Lu Lin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University​ (Hong Kong SAR China)

Presentation Title: Climate-adaptive Building Envelopes: from Functional Nano-coating Technologies to Their Applications in Smart Buildings

Short Biography: As a 2018 highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics, Prof. Lu is an outstanding researcher in building science and engineering with high local and international impact in both academia and industry. Prof. Lu has published 5 books/handbook chapters and over 180 SCI-cited journal papers, resulting in an H-index of 40. Her research findings have been adopted by researchers in over 60 countries and by the local government in its policy guidelines for renewable energy. She has/had been an editor/guest editor of several journals including Applied Energy, International Journal of Sustainability, Energy and Built Environment, etc. Her current research interests are in the area of green building technologies with the focus on renewable energy applications and technology development in buildings, fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer related to building science and engineering, and green building nanomaterial development.

Conference Program

To be updated soon

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

  • Welcome and Opening Address
  • Day 1 Plenary Lectures (Speakers: To be announced)
  • Selected Presentation

Thursday, 19 November 2020

  • Day 2 Plenary Lectures (Speakers: To be announced)
  • Selected Presentation
  • Day 2 Discussion Forum, conclusion and suggestion for further research – (Topic & Moderator: To be announced)

Friday, 20 November 2020

  • Selected Presentation
  • Closing and Award Ceremony
  • Introduction of SPIL 2021 in conjunction with PRES’21