WOEI JYE LAU, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor, School of Chemical & Energy Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


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 200 scientific papers, 20 reviews and 25 book chapters with total number of Scopus’s citation exceeding 7000 and h-index of 46. He is the book author of Nanofiltration Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications published by CRC Press in 2017 and has been granted with 10 patents in the field of membrane science and technology with his collaborators from academia and industry. Currently, Dr Lau serves as a subject editor for Chemical Engineering Research and Design (Elsevier) and associate editor for Water Reuse (International Water Association). He 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 Polymers (MDPI). 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), TÜB?TAK’s Fellowships for Visiting Scientists 2018 (Turkey), ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D Scheme 2019 and 6th Science & Technology Exchange Program (Iran). In Oct 2020, Dr Lau has been named among top 2% scientists in the world according to the Stanford Report for 2019 published in the journal PLOS Biology.

Research Interest

Nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, thin film nanocomposite membrane, water treatment