Hui Tong Chua, PhD

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Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
University of Western Australia, Australia

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Professor Dr Hui Tong Chua, PhD (NUS), M.Eng. (NUS), B.Eng (1st Class Hons, NUS), is Professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering and the Chemical Engineering Program Chair at the University of Western Australia (UWA). His research interest covers Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Process Engineering and Waste Heat Utilisation. Seven of his international peer reviewed journal articles are among the top 1% percentile in the field of Engineering in terms of citation. One of his key research achievements is the successful spinning off of his catalytic methane cracking technology, now known as the Hazer Process, as Hazer Group Ltd., which raised $5m in their Initial Public Offering on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:HZR) in November 2015. Hui Tong is also a China Shanxi Province Hundred Man Distinguished Professor at the Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi Province, China. Hui Tong holds a Ph.D., an M.Eng. and a B.Eng.(1st Class Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining UWA, Hui Tong was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Singapore.

Research Interest

Catalytic methane cracking technology Waste heat driven desalination and evaporation technology High flux bright light synthesis of nanoparticles Geothermal energy