Prof. Walid Daoud
Dr. Walid Daoud is an Associate Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He graduated from the University of Technology Graz, Austria with a Dipl-Ing degree (BS and MS) in Chemical Engineering and received his PhD in bilayer photovoltaic cells from the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2002, he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he played a substantial role in the establishment of a Nanotechnology Center in 2003 and took up a lectureship in 2005. In 2007, he joined Monash University, Australia as lecturer and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2010. Dr Daoud has received international renown and several awards for his pioneering work on solar self-cleaning and kinetic energy harvesting technologies. His research has featured in Nature (2004) and Science (2008) and the international press, such as Reuters (2014), BBC (2015) and SCMP (2017). His current research is mainly focused on the areas of renewable energy conversion and storage and smart textiles.