Emeritus Prof Ng Wun Jern
Emeritus Professor, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) Family Scientific Advisor
NG is an Emeritus Professor at Nanyang Technological University and was Dean of Engineering at NTU and NUS. NG founded and led Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) for 10 years till 2017. NEWRI with its laboratory to full-scale facilities performed research, technology development, and industry and community support - ie pursuing Ng’s Research-Translation-Development-and Deployment (RTDD) vision. NG’s own research outcomes had resulted in the design and implementation of some 130 full-scale wastewater treatment facilities via technology licensing and spin-off companies. The largest of these (PP-aeMSBR at 1.2 million ep capacity) included water reclamation, and biogas energy recovery. Other notable facilities include the aeSBRs at KLIA STP and Jurong Island WWTP. Additional IPs commercialised include the alSBR, anSBR, Hybridan, APBF, aerator-flocculator, nutribac and agriwastes-derived phyto-actives.
NG was chairman of a major consulting firm and continues to serve as advisor to SGX listed, multi-national and SME companies. He interacts with VC and PE funds, accelerator companies and government agencies in ASEAN and the Middle East. In Singapore, NG serves as Scientific Advisor to the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment. NG’s contributions to industry, research, and education have been recognized with numerous national, regional, and international awards.