Professor Huanting Wang honoured with prestigious industrial chemistry award

Professor Huanting Wang has been awarded the 2019 R.K Murphy Medal by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) at the Chemeca 2019 Awards of Excellence in Sydney. Professor Wang was honoured by the Institute’s Industrial Chemistry Division for his outstanding career achievements in chemical engineering, with his nomination agreed upon unanimously by the selection committee.

Professor Huanting Wang with Dr Vicki Gardiner, President of RACI and Dr Andrew Jones (RACI, Industrial Chemistry Division Treasurer)

Professor Wang’s research expertise covers areas such as nanomaterials and membranes, green chemical technology, gas separation, wastewater treatment and water desalination, electrocatalysis and fuel cells. He has made significant contributions to advancing membrane science and technology, with his research group pioneering the development of several new membranes, four of which have recently been licensed for commercial development and deployment.

Professor Xiwan Zhang, Professor Mark Banaszak Holl, Professor Huanting Wang and Professor Cordelia Selomulya

Professor Wang is also the Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Engineering, the Director of the Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation and the Deputy Director of the ARC Research Hub for Energy-Efficient Separation. He is also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a Council Member of the Aseanian Membrane Society.

“I am honoured to receive the R.K Murphy Medal, and would like to thank the RACI for this award, and acknowledge my group members for their dedication and contributions over many years,” Professor Wang said. “This award would not have been possible without the support of all of my collaborators and industry partners.“

“Our warmest congratulations to Huanting on receiving this most prestigious award, “ said Dean of Engineering Professor Elizabeth Croft. “His membrane research is widely recognised internationally and has contributed to important advancements in a broad range of areas, including energy, wastewater treatment and desalination. His research opens up new options to provide clean and safe drinking water and protect the environment from wastewater pollution.”