As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Ng How Yong, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore, will be presenting, "Research Activities at the National University of Singapore Environmental Research Institute."
National University of Singapore Environmental Research Institute (NERI) is a university-level research institute that focuses on the development of integrated sustainability solutions for the environment. It collaborates with government, industry, NGOs and leading academic partners to ensure that its research consistently addresses real-world issues. The vision of NERI is to be a leading global institute for interdisciplinary research and education with expertise in environmental sciences and engineering. It brings together researchers and expertise across NUS to initiate, conduct and coordinate the development of strategic thematic research amongst its researchers, government agencies and industry and to train graduate students and researchers for academic and industrial careers. In this talk, the research foci and activities at NERI shall be presented.
Ng How Yong is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also the Director-Designate of the NERI and Director of the Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory funded by National Research Foundation and Sembcorp Industries Ltd. His research focuses on biological treatment processes, membrane bioreactor and microbial fuel cell for water reuse and energy recovery. He had contributed to more than 320 publications in referred international journals and conference papers. Professor Ng is a Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA) and an Associate Editor of Water Research and an Editor of the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. Professor Ng received the 2014 IWA Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation Awards (Applied Research – Honour Award) for his outstanding research on microbial electrochemical sensors.