Principal Investigators

Neal Chung

Chung Tai-Shung Neal
Professor and Provost's Chair
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
membranes science & technology, membranes for gas/liquid separation & pharmaceutics synthesis, liquid crystalline polymers, nanotechnology & nanocomposites

Research Project:
New membrane development to facilitate solvent recovery and pharmaceutical separation in pharmaceutical syntheses

Contact Information:
Telephone: (65) 6516 6645
Email: chencts@nus.edu.sg

Karina Gin

Gin Yew-Hoong Karina
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
rapid detection of pathogens and microorganisms, eutrophication, water quality monitoring and modeling of reservoir/catchment systems, development of analytical techniques for the detection of trace organic contaminants, and the study of fate processes of trace organics and pathogens in natural waters.

Research Projects:
1) Risk assessment of pathogens in Singapore recreational waters
2) Monitoring of algal blooms and understanding the mechanisms of toxin and off-flavors production
3) Pushing the frontiers in microbial water security

Contact Information:
Telephone: (65) 6516 8104
Email: ceeginyh@nus.edu.sg

He Jianzhong
He Jianzhong
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
National University of SingaporeResearch Interest:
biotransformation and fate of hazardous compounds, biodegradation of contaminants in engineered systems, bioremediation of soil, sediments, and groundwater, anammox process for nutrient removal in wastewater, biomass to bioenergy and value-added biochemical, environmental genetics and novel metabolism of microbes, environmental application of genomicsResearch Project:
Composition and dynamics of microbial communities and antibiotic resistant genes in water catchments

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 3385
Fax: (65) 6779 1635
Email: ceehj@nus.edu.sg

Hu Jiangyong

Hu Jiangyong
Professor, Deputy Head (Administration), Director (Center for Water Research),
Director (Environment Engineering Programme)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
water innovative treatment technology, emerging contaminants detection and removal, water disinfection and biofilm control, organic compounds characterization and treatability, water quality and health effect, and energy efficient treatment process.

Research Projects:
1) Non-point source pollution evaluation and its control technology at Tianjin Eco-city
2) Persistence and removal of antibiotic resistant bacteria/genes in drinking water and pipeline biofilm

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 4540
Email: ceehujy@nus.edu.sg

reduced_Koay

Koay Teong Beng
Research Associate
Tropical Marine Science Institute
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
AUV and autonomous assets for environmental sensing, cooperative algorithms and self-sustainable for autonomous assets, alternative energy for marine systems, biosonar studies such as dolphin/whale studies and acoustic bandwidth compression

Research Project:
Development of new smart water and adaptive technology and internet of water monitoring things (NUSWAT-IoWT)

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 5615
E-mail: tbkoay@nus.edu.sg

Siew Hong

Lam Siew Hong
Senior Lecturer
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
environmental (health) genomics, environmental bio-monitoring and biotechnology

Research Projects:
1) Molecular and structural characterization of the desalination mechanisms in euryhaline fish for the mimicry of seawater desalination
2) Evaluation of potential health effects of selected emerging water contaminants

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 7379
Email: dbslsh@nus.edu.sg

Sam Li

Li Fong Yau, Sam
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
environmental analysis and sensing, water treatment technologies, waste to energy, microbial fuel cells, metabolomics, capillary electrophoresis, bioimaging, nanomaterials analysis, chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

Research Projects:
1) Chemicals and Process for Rapid Cleaning of UPW Piping
2) Development of Analytic Techniques for Water and Foods Samples, Metabolites and Contaminants
3) Understanding Structure and function of Experimental and Environmental Bioflims to Achieve Higher Water Eco-efficiency
4) Metabolomic, Ecotoxcity and Bioimaging Studies of Effects of Emerging Pollutants in Water on Aquatic Plants and Animals
5) Development of advanced analytical techniques based on laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass Spectrometry.

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 2681
Email: chmlifys@nus.edu.sg

Lin Qingsong

Lin Qingsong
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
Proteomics and mass spectrometry, cancer biomarker discovery and cancer biology, chemical proteomics and drug target identification, mechanisms of water desalination in mangrove plants and euryhaline fish, aquaporin biomimetic membrane for water desalination and reuse

Research Projects:
Biomimetic membranes in different environments: structural and functional characterization of aquaporins and development of aquaporins with salt and pressure-tolerances

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 7769
Email: dbslinqs@nus.edu.sg

Loh Chiang Shiong

Loh Chiang Shiong
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Biological Science
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
nature's desalination (Plant Salt Glands), early flowering of orchids

Research Project:
Desalination in mangrove plants: the mechanistic study of the salt gland and its implications

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 2916/6712
Email: dbslohcs@nus.edu.sg

Ng How Yong

Ng How Yong
Professor
Provost’s Chair
Director (NERI)
Director (Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
membrane separation processes, membrane bioreactor, anaerobic and aerobic technology for wastewater treatment, microbial fuel cell.

Research Projects:
1) The durability of polymeric membranes in MBR for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
2) Characterisation and Roles of Dissolved Organic Matters (DOM) Constituents in Membrane Fouling of Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs)

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 4777/4512
E-mail: ceenghy@nus.edu.sg

prakash

Prakash Kumar
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
physiological and molecular aspects of the regulation of vegetative development of plants, in particular rice crop, arabidopsis and the mangrove tree Avicennia officinalis

Research Projects:
1) Mechanistic study of salt uptake and desalination process in the mangrove tree Avicennia officinalis
2) Design of synthetic channels to regulate flow of water and ions across membranes: Towards water purification and biomedical applications

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 2859
Email: dbskumar@nus.edu.sg

Sanjay Swarup

Sanjay Swarup
Associate Professor
Deputy Director (NERI)
Director, Graduate Program & Deputy Research Director, Engineering Systems, SCELSE Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
biological role of small biomolecules, metabolic networks, catabolic pathway in bacteria, novel family of bioactive compounds, soil microbes.

Research Project:
Novel integrated agrotechnologies, plant nutrients and microbial for improved production of green leafy vegetables in Singapore.

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 7933
Email: dbsss@nus.edu.sg

Tong Yen Wah

Tong Yen Wah
Associate Professor
E2S2 Programme Co-Director
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
biomimetic materials and devices, biomimetic membranes, biomimetic systems, polymeric drug and gene delivery

Research Projects:
1) NUSustainability Initiative - Conversion of digestate from anaerobic digestion of food waste into fertilizers and the incorporation of biochar
2) E2S2 Phase II Research Programme
3) Development of an absorption chiller system with optimized heat exchange network for high utilization of low grade waste heat

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 8467
Email: chetyw@nus.edu.sg

wang-chihwa

Wang Chi-Hwa
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
Solid/liquid separation, drug delivery systems, flows and dynamics of granular materials

Research Project:
Understanding and enhancing the integrated gasification - chemical looping combustion process for treating biowaste and mitigating carbon emissions

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 5079
E-mail: chewch@nus.edu.sg 

Yu Liya

Yu Liya
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore

Research Interest:
air quality and aerosol sciences, on characterization of aerosols emitting from combustion sources, and behavior of oxygenated organic compounds in atmospheric particulates.

Research Project:
Strategic studies of Singapore atmospheric environment PM2.5 in Singapore: characteristics and potential health impacts

Contact Information:
Tel: (65) 6516 6474
Email: liya.yu@nus.edu.sg