In February 2019, Professor Xiao Dong Chen was invited by the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Monash University, Australia, to deliver public lectures. He gave the seminars entitled as "Life Quality Engineering (LQE) Encapsulating Food Practices - Why, How and Future Prospects"? In proposing LQ as one of the main driving forces for humanity, chemical reactor engineering can be seen as a solid framework for behavioral ****yses.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest comprehensive university with a wide range of teaching and research activities. It ranks first in New Zealand and is one of the top research universities in the world. Monash University is one of the top universities in Australia. It is the largest of the top eight universities in Australia. The chemical engineering department ranks 20-25 on the Global QS list.
In this talk, a path taken by an ‘ever’ evolving chemical engineer is explained. The research and development as a result of this path can be seen from being very specific to be more comprehensive. Meeting the grand challenges in the improvement and maintenance of Life Quality (LQ) in an aging society (with more diabetic populations for instance) yet in a fast changing world, chemical engineering becomes even more multidisciplinary and multi-scaled. Industrial processing, in vivo and in vitro processes all have to be understood interactively and systematically. In proposing LQ as one of the main driving forces for humanity, chemical reactor engineering can be seen as a solid framework for behavioral ****yses. Applications and extensions of chemical engineering principles in LQ are fascinating and the prospects for future are ever broadening. Finally, if time allows, a new approach to engineering turbulence ****ysis will also be talked about only for fun.
Before going to the University of Auckland, Professor Xiao Dong Chen was also invited to participate in a workshop on Chemical Engineering Education 2030 at the University of Canterbury. Participation in this meeting included senior management working in New Zealand's domestic and international companies, as well as academics in universities and research institutes.
Professor Xiao Dong Chen and one of his PhD supervisors Dr. Abrahamson, who has already retired from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Canterbury. Dr. Abrahamson has been recognized as one of the first scientists to report carbon nanotubes produced in laboratories, and he is also an internationally recognized authority on ball lightening phenomena.