Advanced Membrane Science and Technology for Water and Environment
The Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) is a research centre at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) that spearheads Singapore’s R&D efforts in fundamental and applied membranes technology. The SMTC research activities are mainly directed towards progressing membrane technology for sustainable water and environment, achieved by combining multidisciplinary talents across NTU and collaboration with other universities and industry partners. In this talk, Professor Rong Wang will give an overview on the SMTC’s R&D efforts, from novel membrane development (eg. RO/FO/PRO/MD membranes), biofouling and fouling control, non-invasive monitoring and sensors for membrane systems, to various hybrid membrane processes (eg. novel MBRs). She will also present the future directions and strategies for SMTC moving forward.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Professor Rong Wang (Singapore Membrane Technology Centre)
Professor Rong Wang has over 25 years of experience in chemical engineering, water and environment/energy related research and development. Over the past 17 years, she has specialised in novel membrane fabrication and characterisation for water treatment, liquid purification and gas separation, and in the development of novel hybrid membrane systems. She has over 200 peer-reviewed publications (cited times: >6400, h-index: 46 @ Web of Science). She is an Editor of Journal of Membrane Science, and also on the editorial board of Desalination. Professor Wang was a co-recipient of the Minister for National Development R&D Award (Merit) 2013 in Singapore, and was featured among the top 25 leading water researchers globally by Lux Research in 2013. She is also the recipient of the Alternative Water Resources Prize, under the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) 2016. Prof Wang is currently a Full Professor and Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She also holds the position of Director, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC). She is the founding President of the Membrane Society in Singapore.