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Award-winning membrane research in sustainable energy and water supply

06 September 2010



IES PRESTIGIOUS ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2010: Prof Neal Chung from NUS' Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was presented with the award for his membrane research in sustainable energy and water supply
Membrane technology expert, Prof Neal Chung from NUS' Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering receives yet another award for his project, "Membrane Science and Technologies for Sustainability in Energy and Water and for Better Quality Life". He was presented with the IES (Institution of Engineers Singapore) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2010 on 4 September 2010.

Prior to this, he had won the Hyflux-SNIC (Singapore National Institute of Chemistry) Award in Environmental Chemistry and IChemE (Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK) in Singapore Awards for Excellence and Innovation 2010 in Sustainable Technology.

In 2009, Prof Chung received the IChemE Innovation and Excellence Award in Energy (Highly Commended) as well as in Water Management and Supply (Highly Commended) in December last year. Prof Chung's research team at NUS pioneered the method of nanofiltration - the use of hollow fibre membranes for osmotically driven membrane processes. These membranes greatly reduce energy costs in desalination.

By Faculty of Engineering



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