Dr Lily Ganda is currently a lecturer supporting various environmental science and management diploma programmes at Republic Polytechnic (RP) while she continues to be active in applied research for wastewater treatment and waste management.
In a latest project, Lily led a sustainability project funded by Mandai Research Fund to search on a closed loop sustainable approach to manage wildlife waste. The project aimed to set up a feasible waste management solution to manage wildlife waste using black soldier fly, which is a first of its kind in the world. Her research findings were featured in various national media, such as The Strait Times, Today, Lianhe Zaobao, Channel NewsAsia, Berita Mediacorp, Channel 8 and CNA938. This project also clinched RP’s Most Innovative Project and Gold Award at the Ministry of Education (MOE) Innergy Award in 2020. Apart from the Mandai Research Fund, her research work is also supported by MOE Translational R&D and Innovation Fund for another eco-project on biofuel production. In addition, Lily has been actively collaborating with various industrial partners through consultancy projects.
Lily attained her PhD in Environmental Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. She was a recipient of the National Research Foundation (Environmental and Water Technology) PhD Scholarship in 2009.
Funded by Mandai Research Fund, the project examined the feasibility of using black soldier fly (BSF) to manage a portion of wildlife waste generated at Singapore Zoo, which is a first of its kind in the world. Additional benefits would be obtained from the value-added application of BSF larvae and organic compost for feeding insectivorous species and for plant fertiliser, respectively. Designed and developed by Lily’s research team, this solution creates a closed loop waste management system that can be implemented at the future parks at Mandai, and potentially other facilities where there are substantial amounts of wildlife waste.
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