TECH EXPERT
Prof Ng Wun Jern

Prof Ng Wun Jern

Professor

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

EXPERTISE:
Environment - Product Design & Development, Prototype Build, Process/Industrial Engineering
Waste Management & Recycling - Product Design & Development, Prototype Build, Process/Industrial Engineering
LOCATION:
Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

Prof Ng Wun Jern is currently a Professor at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) School of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Principal Lead for the Environmental Bio-innovations Group (EBiG). His research and professional interests are in the areas of water, wastewater and waste management, and soil remediation.

He is familiar with research, translation and development, and project implementation issues. He has been deeply involved in collaborations with the industry, having channeled his research into some 250 case studies of which 130 led to the design and implementation of full-scale wastewater treatment facilities.

In addition to technology licensing and having founded and exited two spin-off companies, he continues to provide technical advice to public listed companies, SMEs, start-ups, and government agencies in the chemicals, food and beverage, marine engineering, water, wastewater and waste domains. Prof Ng also provides support to private equity funds and accelerators to assess projects and start-up companies in terms of founding team capabilities, financial models, technologies, and markets.

Prof Ng founded and led the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) for 10 years. Previously, he had also served as Dean, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore and at the College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. His research output may be found in some 600 publications - including journal papers and patents.

PORTFOLIO

Water & Wastewater Technology Development and Engineering Design
  • Project lead
  • Brought water and wastewater technologies (MBR and Biological Processes) from laboratory to full-scale commercialisation through IP licensing, consulting and EPC arrangements
  • Experienced in wastewater treatment across a wide range of industries including municipal, rubber, palm oil, F&B, munitions, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal care, animal husbandry, and chemicals throughout the Asia Pacific region

Expertise Provided
  • Environment - Product Design & Development, Prototype Build, Process/Industrial Engineering
Technology & Product Development for Soil Remediation and Crop Enhancements
  • Project lead
  • Developed and deploying fermentation technologies for production of microbial additives such as live cultures and metabolites which function as phyto-hormones and antibiotics, particularly for fruit crops enhancement

Expertise Provided
  • Environment - Product Design & Development, Prototype Build, Process/Industrial Engineering
  • Life Sciences - Product Design & Development, Prototype Build, Process/Industrial Engineering
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