Technology expert with 35 years of experience in innovation and R&D of membranes Holds numerous patents in the field of novel membrane and its applications. Featured among top 25 leading water researchers globally by Lux Research in 2013
Full-Professor and Former Chair at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.NTU(2004-2020).
Director of Singapore Membrane Technology Center (SMTC), NTU/NEWRI
Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore
Founding President of Membrane Society of Singapore
President of Aseanian Membrane Society
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Membrane Science
Published > 280 papers in ledding scientific publications (citations:>15,000; Hindex:68@Web of Science).
Received the Public Administration Medal (Silver), 2022.
Received Nanyang Research Award in 2018.
Received a prestigious “Alternative Water Prize” from Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz international Prize for Water (PSIPW) of Saudi Arabia in 2016.
Winner of Singapore Minister for National Development R&D Award.2013.
Civil Engineering (Environmental) graduate of NUS with 30 years of experience in management of environmental engineering companies in Asia.
An entrepreneur and a specialist in R&D, investment of start-ups and commercialisation of cutting-edge water and wastewater treatment technologies.
Developed and holds several patents in the area of water and wastewater treatment technologies.
Chairman of Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (SingCham).