Ir. Dr. Dominic Foo is a Professor of Process Design and Integration at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and is the Founding Director for the Centre of Excellence for Green Technologies. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers UK (IChemE), a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council, a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM), as well as the 2012/3 and 2013/4 sessions chairman for the Chemical Engineering Technical Division of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is a world leading researcher in process integration for resource conservation. He establishes international collaboration with researchers from various countries in the Asia, Europe, American and Africa. Professor Foo is an active author, with two books, more than 90 journal papers and made more than 130 conference presentations, with more than 15 keynote/plenary speeches. He served as International Scientific Committees for many important international conferences (CHISA/PRES, FOCAPD, ESCAPE, PSE, etc.). Professor Foo is the Chief Editor for IEM Journal, Subject Editor for Trans IChemE Part B (Process Safety & Environmental Protection, Elsevier), Editorial Board Member for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy (Springer), and Chemical Engineering Transactions. He is the winner of the Innovator of the Year Award 2009 of IChemE, Young Engineer Award 2010 of IEM, Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2012 of Junior Chamber International (JCI), as well as the SCEJ (Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan) Award for Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
1. Resource conservation with process integration techniques – pinch analysis and mathematical optimisation
2. Carbon-constrained energy planning