Scott was involved in bioengineering research and teaching for over 20 years prior to spending 14 years as a Cornell Administrator - Director of Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station & Vice President of Research and Advanced Studies. His early research was focused on thermoregulation in poultry, biomechanics of machine milking of dairy cows and electronic applications in agriculture, with particular attention to automatic identification and estrus detection of livestock, as well as the effects of transient current on dairy cows. Since returning to the faculty in 1998, he has focused on research in sustainable development. This research is directed to the development of sustainable communities with emphasis on biologically derived fuels, renewable energy, recycling, managed ecosystems, and industrial ecology. Grant support has been obtained from New York State Energy Research & Development Authority and USDA.
Dr. Tai-Shung (Neal) Chung is currently a Provost’s Chair Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS. Prof. Chung research focuses on polymeric membranes for clean water, clean energy, and CO2 capture. Prof. Chung had worked for US industries for 15 years before joining NUS in 1995. He is a Subject Editor of Chemical Engineering Research and Design and editorial board members of 15 journals including J. Membrane Science, AIChE J., I & EC Research, Separation and Purification Reviews, and others. In 2005-2008, he worked as a Senior Consultant for Hyflux, led and built its membrane research team. He was a co-inventor of Hyflux Kristal™ 600 ultrafiltration membranes which have been commercialized worldwide. He received (1) IES (Institution of Engineers, Singapore) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, (2) Hyflux?SNIC (Singapore National Institute of Chemistry) Award in Environmental Chemistry, and (3) IChemE in Singapore Awards in Sustainability in 2010. He was appointed as Provost’s Chair and received the Research Leadership Award from NUS in 2011. He became a Fellow in the Academy of Engineering Singapore in 2012. He received the Global Innovation Award, TechConnect (USA) in 2014 and (1) IChemE (Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK) 2014 Underwood Medal for Exceptional Research in Separations, (2) Outstanding Researcher Award, National University of Singapore, and (3) Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2015.
Dr. M.R. JAYAPAL received his Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry from Sri Venkateswara University in 2010 and done M. Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Sri Venkateswara University in 2005. He started as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry in Institute of Aeronautical Engineering in 2011 and as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Head at NARASARAOPETA ENGINEERING COLLEGE in 2013. Present he is a Research Scientist in the National University of Cordoba in Argentina from 2015. His interested research areas are Synthesis and Bioassay of Novel Heterocycles, A study on biologically potent heterocycles, Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Synthesis, characterization and Electrochemical behavior of chalcones, Isoxazolines, Pyrazolines, Drugs, and pesticides of using D.C. Polarography, Differential pulse polarography, Cyclic Voltammetry, sensitive differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetric method, Electro organic synthesis etc. He has collaborated research work with South Africa and India various researchers. Dr. Jayapal published over 22 research publications and1 textbook and communicated research papers are about 6. He participated in 8 conferences and acting as an Invited speaker. 1) He has Been working as an Editor- In Chief For International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry (Science Publishers – The USA) 2) Worked as an Editorial Board Member International Journal of Chemical and Analytical Sciences (Elsevier) 3) Worked s as Editorial Board member for Journal of Pharmacy and Research (Elsevier)
Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry
Dr. Payal is a highly motivated and passionate individual with excellent communication skills. She has extended experience working in interdisciplinary research and multicultural teams in academia and in industry. Her international work experience includes the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, and India. Her work at the University of Nottingham involves the green synthesis of multiarmed surfactants, using enzymatic catalysts. Her research interest includes fields like Polymers synthesis and characterization, clean supercritical carbon dioxide technology, enzymatic polymerization, sustainable and green chemistry, biodegradable star polymers, surfactants, emulsion science, and technology and coatings.
Clean synthesis of Novel Green Surfactants, Sustainable Chemistry