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Invited Faculty

Benjamin S. Hsiao

Stony Brook University

2019/9/6 15:40:26

Benjamin S.  Hsiao

Dr. Benjamin S. Hsiao is a Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at Stony Brook University. He received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1980, Ph.D. from University of Connecticut, and post-doctorate training at University of Massachusetts. He joined DuPont Company as a staff scientist and spent 8 years in R&D before coming to Stony Brook University. He served as Chair of Chemistry Department and Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University. Currently, Hsiao is a Founding Co-Director of Innovative Global Energy Solutions Center, aiming to prototype ‘sustainability for off-grid communities of tomorrow’, using the Turkana Basin Institute in northern Kenya as a living laboratory. He is also the Founding Director of Center for Advanced Technology in Integrated Electric Energy Systems, with the mission to enhance the development and integration of advanced technologies for the nexus of food, energy and water.

Hsiao’s current research interests are mainly focused on the development of sustainable nanomaterials from underutilized biomasses for water purification. He published over 505 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 49 reviews and chapters in books and encyclopedias, 228 conference proceedings, obtained 36 issued patents (including 26 US patents) and 21 pending patent applications, and edited 2 books. He was elected as Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of American Chemical Society, Fellow of American Physical Society, Fellow of Materials Research Society, Fellow of National Academy of Inventors, AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, Honorary Professor from University of Queensland in Australia, Chang-Jiang Scholar from Education Ministry of China, Co-operative Research Award from Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering of American Chemical Society, NSF Special Creativity Award and DuPont Young Faculty Award.

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Important Dates


    Abstract submission deadline:
    October 23rd, 2019


    Recruitment Notice:
   October 23rd, 2019


    Early registration deadline:   
    October 23rd, 2019


    Full-text submission time:   
    October 30th, 2019