TECH EXPERT
Dr Goh Chee Keong

Dr Goh Chee Keong

Conexus Senior Manager

Republic Polytechnic

EXPERTISE:
Chemicals - Product Design & Development
Energy - Product Design & Development
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LOCATION:
Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Goh Chee Keong is a Conexus Senior Manager at Republic Polytechnic’s (RP) Environmental Technology Centre. Dr Goh has more than 14 years of experience in leading research groups with extensive works in materials, energy and environmental applications. He is also author of numerous research publications on catalytic materials and environmental technologies.

Dr Goh specialises in research, development, formulation and characterisation of functional materials for waste management solutions, petrochemical processing, renewable energy applications, aquaculture, agriculture and water treatment. He has secured high impact projects funded by various agencies including Ministry of Education (MOE) Translational R&D and Innovation Fund (TIF), National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Environment Technology Research Programme (ETRP) and Closing The Waste Loop (CTWL) initiatives and Tote Board. He also leads academic staff to propose, execute and facilitate the participation in multi-disciplinary technology development projects across the schools within RP. 

Dr Goh currently focus on building close collaborative relationships with enterprises, research institutes and institute of higher learning for joint development projects. He is also active in providing technology consultancy services for local companies. He has been awarded the Outstanding Innovator Award at the MOE Innergy Award 2019 and Exemplary Innovator Award at the Public Sector Transformation (PST) Awards 2020.

PORTFOLIO

Development of Novel Catalytic Materials for Direct Conversion of Biogas into Liquid Fuels
  • Project Leader
  • Design and development of novel dual-functionality catalytic materials that enable biogas-to-liquid conversion to be carried out in a single stage, greatly simplifying the process and increasing overall efficiency.
  • Presently, working with a local company on the performance evaluation of the catalytic materials for biogas into liquid fuels from biomass.

Expertise Provided
  • Chemicals - Product Design & Development
  • Materials - Product Design & Development
  • Energy - Product Design & Development
  • Environment - Product Design & Development
Development of Chemical Stabilisation Technology for Treatment and Utilisation of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) Ash
  • Project Leader
  • Design and development of novel chemical process for the immobilisation of toxic heavy metals found in MSWI ash that enable the transformation of solid waste into environmentally safe, and value-added products, such as reinforced fillers for composites and aggregates for building materials. 
  • Presently, working with a local government agency and a company on the performance evaluation of the use of treated MSWI bottom ash in ready-mixed concrete.

Expertise Provided
  • Chemicals - Product Design & Development
  • Materials - Product Design & Development
  • Environment - Product Design & Development
  • Waste Management & Recycling - Product Design & Development
Development of Encapsulation Technology for Feeding and Growth of Fish Larvae
  • Project Leader
  • Collaborated with a local university and a fish farm for the design and development of novel encapsulation technology with a novel design of microcapsule feeds for targeted delivery of proteins and lipids into digestion systems of marine fish larvae. 

Expertise Provided
  • Materials - Product Design & Development
  • Foods - Product Design & Development
Development of Chemical Process for Food Waste Valorisation in Hydroponic Farming
  • Project Leader
  • Collaborated with overseas and local universities for design and development of novel hydrothermal chemical process for transforming food waste into organic liquid nutrients for hydroponic farming. 

Expertise Provided
  • Environment - Prototype Build
  • Foods - Prototype Build, Product Design & Development
  • Waste Management & Recycling - Prototype Build, Product Design & Development
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