People

Ngoc Lieu Le, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Membrane Design for Forward Osmosis/Pressure-Retarded Osmosis,
Fouling Study for membrane-driven processes

Selected Publications

  • Thin-film composite membranes with modified polyvinylidene fluoride substrate for ethanol dehydration via pervaporation
    Y. Zhang, N.L. Le, T. S. Chung, Y. Wang
    Chemical Engineering Science, 118, 173–183, (2014)
  • High-performance sulfonated polyimide/polyimide/ polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane hybrid membranes for ethanol dehydration applications
    N.L. Le, T.S. Chung
    Journal of Membrane Science, 454, 62–73, (2014)

  • The development of high-performance 6FDA-NDA/DABA/POSS/Ultem® dual-layer hollow fibers for ethanol dehydration via pervaporation
    N.L. Le, Y.P. Tang, T.S. Chung
    Journal of Membrane Science, 447, 163-176, (2013)

  • Synthesis, cross-linking modifications of 6FDA-NDA/DABA polyimide membranes for ethanol dehydration via pervaporation
    N.L. Le, Y. Wang, T.S. Chung
    Journal of Membrane Science, 415–416, 109–121, (2012)
  • Pebax/POSS mixed matrix membranes for ethanol recovery from aqueous solutions via pervaporation
    N.L. Le, Y. Wang, T.S. Chung
    Journal of Membrane Science, 379, 174– 183, (2011)
  • Application of ultrasound in grape mash treatment in juice processing
    N.L. Le, V.V.M Le
    Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 17, 273–279, (2010)
  • Education

    • Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2014
    • M.Sc. Food & Beverage Technology, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam, 2009
    • B.Sc. Department of Chemical and Food Engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam, 2007

    Professional Profile

    2014-now: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

    Awards

    • 2014: Falling Walls Lab (Young Innovator) finalist + A.T. Kearney Scholarship for the Falling Walls Conference, Germany
    • 2013: Green Talents Award - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany (http://www.greentalents.de/awardees_awardees2013_ngoc-lieu-le.php)
    • 2010: IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards, the Institution of Engineers, Singapore
    • 2008: Annual Eureka Award for Scientific Research Students, Vietnam
    • 2007: VIFOTEC Award (Vietnamese Fund For Supporting Technological Creations), Vietnam

    KAUST Affiliations

    Biological & Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division (BESE)