Shu-Yuan PAN, PhD in Environmental Engineering (Taiwan)

Pan Shu Yuan

Shu-Yuan holds three degrees from the National Taiwan University (NTU), a BA in Geography, and a Master’s and PhD in Environmental Engineering. He is currently a research assistant with the Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory in the USA, and also serves as an Adjunct Research Associate at the Carbon Cycle Research Center at NTU.

Current position: Research Assistant at Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Research focus: CO2 Mineralisation, water-energy-food nexus, life cycle assessment and electrodeionisation for water reuse

He was awarded a Green Talent in 2013 due to his competent scientific experience at a very young age, his focus on topics with the potential of large-scale industrial application, and his extensive list of publications. As part of the program, he spent a month as a visiting researcher at the LTT, RWTH Aachen. He is a book author and contributor, has published 25 SCI journal articles, 13 peer-reviewed journal articles and has written 60 papers for conference proceedings and symposium volumes. He also holds 2 patents.

2016 Honorary Member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society
2015 Best Paper award from the Asia-Pacific Chemical/Biological/Environmental Engineering Society
2013 & 2011 Best Research Competition award from the Southern California Chinese-American Environmental Protection Association


CV as submitted for the Green Talents award (2013):

GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN

Research focus: Assessing and developing sustainable organic fuel and other renewable energies; CO2 capture and utilisation using industrial wastes

Shu-Yuan Pan is looking to change the way cities, especially his native Taipei, use energy and power.

Chinese researcher Shu-Yuan Pan is involved in an area of sustainability research that is not easily explained but that concerns everyone, especially those living in modern cities. His goal is to change an aspect of our everyday lives that we tend to take for granted: “combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) and district heating and power (DHP) systems,” as he says. Moreover, he is looking towards renewable energies to discover how current systems in cities could be replaced by more efficient and sustainable mechanisms that would have less of an impact on the environment.

Pan started his academic career at the National Taiwan University where he received a BA degree in Geography in Climate Change Impacts on sea flow and fishery. He then pursued an MA in Environmental Engineering, eventually ending up completing a PhD in the same research field. Currently, he is also working on “development and assessment of CO2 fixation process by accelerated carbonation of industrial alkaline wastes in different types of reactors.” Along the way, he managed to win an MA thesis award and the Best Research Competition Award from the Southern California Chinese-American Environmental Protection Association (SCCAEPA).

“Increasingly scarce natural resources and increasing burdens on the environment make me think about which approach we should take in terms of clean production and green consumption,” says Pan. “I believe that integration for innovation is the key to a sustainable future.”

Pan most impressed the Green Talents jury with his competent scientific experience at a very young age, his focus on topics with the potential of large-scale industrial utilisation and his extensive list of publications.