Prof David Pui
University of Minnesota
Professor David Y. H. Pui is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and LM Fingerson/TSI Inc Chair in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Director of the Particle Technology Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. He is also the Director of the Center for Filtration Research (CFR) with 18 leading international filtration companies as members. Dr. Pui has a broad range of research experience in aerosol and nanoparticle science and filtration technology and has over 270 journal papers and 30 patents. He has developed several widely used commercial aerosol instruments. Many of these instruments/equipment involve dispersing, measuring, and filtering nanoparticles for environmental health and safety studies (Nano-EHS). Dr. Pui has received many awards, including the Max Planck Research Award (1993), the Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists (2000), the Fuchs Memorial Award (2010) — the highest disciplinary award conferred jointly by the American, German and Japanese Aerosol Associations, and the Einstein Professorship Award (2013) by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).