About the Author
Xiaoyao Tan is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Tianjin Polytechnic University, China Currently he teaches Membrane Science and Technology to undergraduate students. He received his PhD from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995, and has been working in the membrane area for more than 15 years. His research interests involve the preparation and characterization of various inorganic membranes such as ceramics, metals, and zeolites for fluid separations/reactions. He has published 120+ research papers in international referred journals, 15 patents and 4 book chapters in the area of inorganic membranes and membrane reactors. Kang Li is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His present research interests are in the preparation and characterisation of polymeric and inorganic hollow fibre membranes, fluid separations using membranes, and membrane reactors for energy application and CO2 capture. Kang Li currently leads a research group at Imperial of 2 MSc students, 8 PhD students and 3 post-doctorial research fellows. He has published over 180 research papers in international referred journals, holds five patents, and is the author of a book in the area of ceramic membranes (Ceramic Membranes for Separation and Reaction, John Wiley, 2007).