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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lau Woei Jye

BEng (Chem. Eng.), PhD (Chem. Eng.) (UTM)


Woei Jye Lau is currently an associate professor at School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and a senior research fellow at Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), UTM. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical-Gas Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemical Engineering from UTM. Dr Lau has a very strong research interest in the field of membrane science and technology for water applications. He has published over 150 scientific papers, 15 reviews and 18 book chapters with citation exceeding 5000 and h-index of 37. He is the book author of Nanofiltration Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications published by CRC Press in 2017 and has been granted with 5 patents in the field of membrane science and technology with his collaborators from academia and industry. 

Currently, Dr Lau is the co-editor for Applied Membrane Science & Technology and has been appointed as guest editors for Journal of Engineering Science & Technology, The Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, Chemical Engineering & Technology (Wiley), Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (Wiley) and Chemical Engineering Research and Design (Elsevier). 

In 2018, he was appointed as Young Professionals Associate Member (YPAM) by International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group “Membrane Technology”. In recognition of his research excellence, Dr Lau received Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship 2015, UI-RESOLV Program 2016 (Indonesia), Mevlana International Exchange Program 2017/2018 (Turkey), Sakura Exchange Program 2018 (Japan), TÜBİTAK’s Fellowships for Visiting Scientists 2018 (Turkey), ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D Scheme 2019 and 6th Science & Technology Exchange Program (Iran)..