Keynote & Plenary Speeches

  1.     C.Y. Tang, “Intrinsic nanoscale structure of polyamide RO membranes and implications for water reuse,” the 5th National Conference on Water Treatment and Reclamation, 16-18 April 2021, Suzhou, China (the talk was delivered online due to COVID19).

  2.     C.Y. Tang, “Nano-enhanced membranes for desalination and water reuse,” Keynote Speech, the World Nano Congress on Advanced Science and Technology, 11 March 2021, Tamil Nadu, India (the talk was delivered online due to COVID19).

  3.     C.Y. Tang, “Recent developments and environmental applications of interlayered thin film nanocomposite membranes,” Keynote Speech, International Summit of the Chinese Academy of Engineering on Ecological Security and Green Development for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (ISCAE-GBA), 17-19 December 2020, Guangzhou, China (the talk was delivered online due to COVID19).

  4.     C.Y. Tang, “New insights into the roughness of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes,” Keynote Speech, International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, 7-11 December 2020, London, UK (the talk was delivered online due to COVID19).

  5.     C.Y. Tang, “Nano-enhanced membranes for desalination and water reuse,” VEBLEO Fellow Lecture (Award Lecture), the Webinar on Materials Science, Engineering and Technology, 17-20 October 2020.

  6.     C.Y. Tang, “Creating selective channels in membranes for enhanced water reuse,” Keynote Speech, the 4th National Conference on Water Treatment and Reclamation, 31 July - 2 August 2020, Xi’an, China (the talk was delivered online due to COVID19).

  7.     C.Y. Tang, “Tuning roughness of polyamide RO membranes: Mechanism, control, and implications,” Keynote Speech, the 2nd International Conference on Energy-Efficient Separation (iEESEP2019), 27-30 Nov 2019, Melbourne, Australia. 

  8.     C.Y. Tang, “Design high performance RO and NF membranes and their environmental applications”, Keynote Speech, Session on New Theories and Technologies for Water Purification, The 6th International Conference on Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, 3-5 Nov 2019, Beijing, China.

  9.     C.Y. Tang, “Design membranes for the removal of micropollutants”, Keynote Speech, Session on Nanofiltration for Water Purification, The 6th International Conference on Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, 3-5 Nov 2019, Beijing, China.

  10.     C.Y. Tang, “Potable water reuse by membranes - A perspective,” Keynote Speech, the 12th International Desalination Workshop (IDW 2019), 28-30 Aug 2019, Jeju, Korea. 

  11.     C.Y. Tang, “Recent developments and future perspectives for membrane-based water reuse,” Plenary Speech, the 3rd National Conference on Water Treatment and Reclamation, 29 March - 1 April 2019, Guangzhou, China.

  12.     C.Y. Tang, “Reverse osmosis: current and future research,” Keynote Speech, Intensive Workshop for Membrane-based Sustainable Water Treatment, 20-21 December 2018, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 

  13.     C.Y. Tang, “Developing ultrapermeable membranes for water reuse and desalination applications,” Keynote Speech, 2018 Busan Waterworks International Workshop, 6 September 2018, Busan, Korea.

  14.     C.Y. Tang, “Removal of organic micropollutants from osmotic membrane bioreactor,” Keynote Speech, International Symposium on Advanced Membrane Bioreactor for Environment Sustainability, 15-18 April 2018, Tianjin, China.

  15.     C.Y. Tang, “Engineering membranes for the removal of micropollutants,” Keynote Speech, the 10th International Desalination Workshop (IDW 2017), 22-25 November 2017, Busan, Korea. 

  16.     C.Y. Tang, “Novel membranes and membrane processes for water reuse,” Keynote Speech, the 8th International Water Association (IWA) Membrane Technology Conference & Exhibition for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse (IWA-MTC 2017), 5-9 September 2017, Singapore.

  17.     C.Y. Tang, “Novel membranes and membrane processes for desalination and water reclamation,” Keynote Speech, 4th West Lake International Conference on Membranes and Desalination, 23-25 October 2016, Hangzhou, China.

  18.     C.Y. Tang, “Bio-enhanced membranes for water applications,” Keynote Speech, IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and Their Synthesis (NMS), 14-19 October 2016, Changsha, China.

  19.     C.Y. Tang, “Novel membranes for clean water and energy,” Keynote Speech, the 2nd Annual International Conference on Energy, Environmental & Sustainable Ecosystem Development, 26-28 August 2016, Kunming, China.

  20.     C.Y. Tang, “Osmotically-driven membrane bioreactors for water reclamation,” Keynote Speech, International Water Association (IWA) Regional Membrane Technology Conference 2016, 22-26 August 2016, Kunming, China.

  21.     C.Y. Tang, “Osmotically-driven membrane bioreactors - Current status, challenges and future opportunities,” Keynote Speech, the 8th International Desalination Workshop (IDW 2015), 18-21 November 2015, Jeju, Korea.

  22.     C.Y. Tang, “Osmotically-driven membranes and their applications for water, energy, and resource recovery,” Keynote Speech, 2015 International Environmental Engineering Conference (IEEC 2015), 28-30 Oct 2015, Busan, Korea.

  23.     C.Y. Tang, “Novel membranes and membrane processes for water reclamation,” Plenary Speech, Water Reuse Symposium, 28 - 29 September 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  24.     C.Y. Tang, “Osmotically-driven membrane bioreactors – opportunities and challenges,” Keynote Speech, the 1st Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Workshop, 8-9 April 2015, Tianjin, China.

  25.     C.Y. Tang, “Novel membranes applied to water and energy”, Keynote Speech, the 3rd Early Career Research Symposium by the Membrane Society of Australia, 28-30 Nov 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

  26.     C.Y. Tang, “Membrane technology for water and energy applications”, Keynote Speech, Symposium on Advanced Water Technologies - Membrane, 8 June 2011, VTT, Helsinki, Finland. Keynote address in the capacity of the Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) Programme Fellow

Invited Speeches & Seminars

  1.     C.Y. Tang, “A reflection on structure and morphology of polyamide RO membranes,” Invited Speech, 2020 Dalian University of Technology Frontier Webinar Series, 27 Aug 2020.

  2.     C.Y. Tang, “Design and control of RO membrane structure,” Invited Speech, 2019 ZJUT Frontier Seminar on Advanced Membrane Materials & Technologies, 25 Oct 2019, Hangzhou, China.

  3.     C.Y. Tang, “Application of QCM-D for synthesis membrane research,” Invited Speech, The 3rd International QCM-D Scientific Conference, 21-22 August 2019, Dalian, China.

  4.     C.Y. Tang, “Roughness in polyamide RO membranes: Its formation mechanism, control and implications,” Invited Speech, North American Membrane Society Annual Meeting 2019, 11-15 May 2019, Pittsburgh. 

  5.     C.Y. Tang, “A new insight into roughness structure of polyamide RO membranes,” Invited Speech, 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineering Annual Meeting, 28 October - 2 November 2018, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

  6.     C.Y. Tang, “Ultrapermeable membranes coming of age,” Invited Speech, The 11th Conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS2018), 3 - 6 July 2018, Brisbane, Australia.

  7.     C.Y. Tang, “Ultrapermeable membranes coming of age,” Invited Speech, International Symposium on Advanced Membranes and Sustainable Technologies on 13-15 April 2018, Tianjin, China.

  8.     C.Y. Tang, “Novel membranes and materials and their water and environmental applications”, Invited Speech, 4th Tianjin Membrane Forum, 22 April 2017, Tianjin, China. 

  9.     C.Y. Tang, “Membranes for water and energy,” Invited Lecture, the 65th Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) Annual Meeting, 26 May 2016, Kobe, Japan.

  10.     C.Y. Tang, “Osmotic membrane bioreactors for water reclamation and energy recovery,” Invited Speech, 8th Sino-US Joint Conference of Chemical Engineering, 12-16 Oct 2015, Shanghai, China.

  11.     C.Y. Tang, “Doppler optical coherence tomography: a novel method to characterize fluid dynamics and membrane fouling for a spacer-filled membrane system,” Invited Speech, 8th Sino-US Joint Conference of Chemical Engineering, 12-16 Oct 2015, Shanghai, China.

  12.     C.Y. Tang, “The future of membrane technology”, Invited Speech, FrontWater Membrane Symposium, 1 Oct 2015, VTT, Helsinki, Finland.

  13.     C.Y. Tang, “Biomimetic membranes for desalination,” Invited Speech, the 5th Molecular Materials Meeting (M3), 3-5 Aug 2015, Singapore.

  14.     C.Y. Tang, “Advanced characterization of membranes – probing the micro- and nano-scales,” Invited Seminar, the National University of Singapore, 2 July 2015, Singapore.

  15.     C.Y. Tang, “Fouling of RO, NF, FO, and PRO membranes - mechanisms, similarities, and differences,” Invited Speech, 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT2015), 28 June to 3 July 2015, Singapore.

  16.     C.Y. Tang, “Potential of membrane technology in a water-stressed smart city”, Invited Speech, CIWEM HK Conference 2015: Smart City – A New Paradigm in Environmental Management, 8 May 2015, Hong Kong.

  17.     C.Y. Tang, “High performance forward osmosis and pressure retarded osmosis membranes - Structures, performance, and future perspectives,” Invited Speech, ECI Advanced Membrane Technology VI, 8-13 February 2015, Sicily, Italy.

  18.     C.Y. Tang, “Optical coherence tomography”, Invited Speech, International Workshop on Membrane & Water Systems - Fouling and Monitoring, 6 February 2015, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre, Singapore.

  19.     C.Y. Tang, “Colloidal interaction and membrane fouling”, Invited Speech, Second International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization, 7-9 January 2015, Hong Kong.

  20.     C.Y. Tang, “Forward osmosis for desalination and wastewater treatment”, Invited Speech, DSD International Conference 2014, 12-13 November 2014, Hong Kong.

  21.     C.Y. Tang, J. Zhang, Q. She, V.W.C. Chang, R.D. Webster, “Forward osmosis for nutrient recovery from urine”, Invited Speech, International Water Association (IWA) Regional Conference on Water Reuse and Energy, 21-24 October 2014, Daegu, Korea.

  22.     C.Y. Tang, “Membrane technology for water and energy”, Invited Seminar, 17 Oct 2014, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

  23.     C.Y. Tang, “Fouling in pressure-driven and osmotically-driven membrane processes”, Invited Speech, Workshop on Recent Advances in Membrane Science and Technology, 1-3 Aug 2014, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre, Singapore.

  24.     C.Y. Tang, “Development of high performance forward osmosis membranes”, Invited Speech, International Forward Osmosis Summit 2014, 18-20 July 2014, Shanghai, China.

  25.     C.Y. Tang, “An introduction to forward osmosis and pressure retarded osmosis”, Invited Speech, Workshop on Forward Osmosis, 2 July 2014, Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands.

  26.     C.Y. Tang, “A journey in membrane research”, Invited Seminar, 17 June 2014, the University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France.

  27.     C.Y. Tang, Wang R., Fane A.G., “An overview on biomimetic membranes”, Invited Speech, 31 May 2014, 2014 Biomimetics & Biomimicry Workshop, WaterHub, Public Utilities Board, Singapore.

  28.     C.Y. Tang, “Probing the nano- and micro-scales of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes,” Invited Speech, the 7th Sino-US Conference of Chemical Engineering, 14-18 Oct 2013, Beijing, China. 

  29.     C.Y. Tang, “Membrane technology for water and energy,” Invited Seminar, 10 January 2013, School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea.

  30.     C.Y. Tang, “Zeolite based thin film nanocomposite membranes for enhanced forward osmosis performance,” Invited Speech, 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, 25 October - 2 November 2012, Pittsburgh, USA.

  31.     C.Y. Tang, “Enhancing membrane performance - Ideas that fit the Bill,” Invited Speech, 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, 25 October - 2 November 2012, Pittsburgh, USA.

  32.     C.Y. Tang, “A reverse osmosis-pressure retarded osmosis (RO-PRO) hybrid process for low energy desalination,” Invited Speech, 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, 25 October - 2 November 2012, Pittsburgh, USA.

  33.     C.Y. Tang, “Aquaporin based biomimetic membranes”, Invited Speech, Advanced Membrane Technology V: Membranes for Sustainable Water, Energy and the Environment, Engineering Conferences International, 14-19 October 2012, Singapore.

  34.     C.Y. Tang, “RO and NF membrane fouling by mixed foulants”, Invited Speech, Workshop on Membrane Fouling and Monitoring, 21- 22 September 2012, Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK.

  35.     C.Y. Tang, “Novel membranes and membrane processes for water and energy applications”, Invited Speech, the 4th GlobalTech Workshop, 29-30 Jun 2012, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  36.     C.Y. Tang, “Beneficial use of seawater desalination brine”, Invited Speech, International Desalination Intakes and Outfalls Workshop, Australian National Centre of Excellence on Desalination, 16-17 May 2012, Adelaide, Australia.

  37.     C.Y. Tang, “Membrane research in Singapore”, Invited Seminar, the University of Missouri, 2 April 2012, Columbia, Missouri.

  38.     C.Y. Tang, “Fouling of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes”, Invited Seminar, KWR Water Recycling Institute, July 2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  39.     C.Y. Tang, “Fouling of RO and NF membranes and the role of membrane surface properties”, Invited Speech, International Water Association (IWA) Biofilm Workshop, 1 - 3 July 2011, Singapore.

  40.     C.Y. Tang, “Modeling forward osmosis processes,” Invited Speech, 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, 7-12 Nov 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah.

  41.     C.Y. Tang, “Development of osmotic membrane technology in the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre,” Invited Seminar, 24 August 2010, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

  42.     C.Y. Tang, “Limiting flux for organic fouling of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes,” Invited Seminar, 24 August 2010, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

  43.     C.Y. Tang, “Singapore Membrane Technology Centre’s experience with forward osmosis technology,” Invited Seminar, 24 August 2010, Department of Chemical Engineering, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

  44.     C.Y. Tang, “Forward osmosis for water and energy applications – opportunities and challenges,” Invited Seminar, 16 July 2010, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, California. 

  45.     C.Y. Tang, R. Wang, and A.G. Fane, “Development of forward osmosis and pressure retarded osmosis technology in Singapore,” Invited Speech, Second Osmotic Summit, American Membrane Technology Association, 11-12 July 2010, San Diego, California.

  46.     C.Y. Tang, “Surface characterization of membranes,” Invited Speech, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre Special Workshop in Sensors and Monitoring Systems in Water and Membranes, 13 Aug  2009, WaterHub, Singapore.

  47.     C.Y. Tang, Q. She, W. Lay, A.G. Fane, R. Wang, and J. O. Leckie, “Characterization of RO and FO membranes for desalination and water reuse,” Invited Speech, the 6th Leading Edge Conference on Water and Waste Water Technologies, 23-25 June 2009, SunTec City, Singapore.