DY, Trixie Ruth N.

DY, Trixie Ruth N.

Engr. Trixie Ruth Dy received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering degrees from the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2009 and 2013, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2021. She is a licensed chemical engineer registered by the Professional Regulations Commission in the Philippines, and a member of the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers – Metro Manila Academe Chapter (PIChE-MMAC). Her primary research interests are in applications of the pulsed electric field in tap water disinfection and electrochemical nitrate reduction. She has presented her work at various international conferences such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meetings, and the Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2021
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2009

Research Highlights

  • HKUST Center for Aging Initiative: Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) Tap Water Disinfection Device Prototype Tests at the Haven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Center (SASHCC) (Learn more: https://aging.ust.hk/projects/king-lun-yeung/read-more)
    • Project lead; Executes the deployment and testing of the PEF disinfection device in the elderly care facility; Prepares and presents regular reports to the project stakeholders

Research Interests

  • Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) applications in tap water disinfection and electrochemical nitrate reduction
  • Electric field and fluid flow simulations in COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Other interests: design and fabrication of point-of-use prototype devices for tap water treatment, medical biotechnology

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Advanced Math for Chemical Engineers
  • Analytical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biotechnology 1: Basics of Molecular Biology and an Overview on Biotechnology Track Elective)
  • Biotechnology 2: Medical Biotechnology: Overview and its Business Opportunities (Track Elective)
  • Elementary Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Industrial Process Calculations
  • Momentum Transfer
  • Organic Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
  • Physics for Engineers Laboratory

Major Recognitions

  • Grant Recipient, HKUST Office of the Vice President for Research and Development (VPRD) Seed Fund for Aging Initiative, 2020
  • Elected Participant, IDEALeague Summer School on “Assessing and Reducing Society’s Environmental Footprint”, Hosted by The Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP) of ETH Zürich, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Member, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers – Metro Manila Academe Chapter
  • Member, American Chemical Society (2020-2021)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

   

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