University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Clathrate (gas) hydrates
  • Carbon dioxide capture, storage and utilisation
  • Seawater desalination
  • Liquefied natural gas cold energy utilisation
  • Built an internationally recognised research programme that aims to bridge the gap between theory and practical applications in the area of gas hydrates
  • Pioneered the hydrate-based gas separation process for carbon dioxide capture, demonstrating kinetic feasibility and separation efficiency
  • First to report that the presence of propane as a co-guest when in contact with water dispersed with sand can result in significantly enhanced kinetics, making the clathrate hydrate desalination process more effective in seawater desalination
  • Pioneered a simple scalable method to rapidly produce methane hydrates using an unstirred reactor configuration with tetrahydrofuran as an additive
  • Secured competitive peer-reviewed grants valued at close to $9.5 million
  • Consistently produces an extensive volume of high-quality research that addresses existing challenges in water, energy and the environment
  • Ability to undertake innovative and creative multidisciplinary research to solve challenging problems related to gas hydrate research
  • Dedicated mentor whose students have won awards for their research projects
  • More than 65 research articles published or accepted for publication in leading peer-reviewed international journals in engineering such as Applied Energy, Chemical Engineering Journal, Chemical Engineering Science, Energy & Fuels and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Obtained over 3,000 citations in published papers with a Hirsch index of 31
  • Associate Editor for Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
  • Reviewer for more than 25 leading chemical engineering and energy journals, including Applied Energy, Chemical Engineering Journal, Chemical Engineering Science, Energy & Environmental Science and Energy & Fuels
  • Keynote speaker at about 30 invited talks and guest speaker at more than 20 seminars
  • Ranked among the top one per cent of scientists globally in the field of engineering, Thomson Reuters (2014 - present)
  • Young Researcher Award, NUS Engineering (2017)
  • Donald W. Davidson Award for outstanding contributions to the field of gas hydrates, International Conference on Gas Hydrates (2017)
  • Most Cited Paper Award, Energy (2017)
  • Highly Commendable Award for Research Project of the Year, IChemE Singapore (2016)
  • Highly Cited Review Paper Award, Applied Energy (2016)
  • Most Cited Paper Award, Chemical Engineering Science (2017, 2016, 2012)
"To develop next generation sustainable technologies strengthening energy-water nexus based on clathrate hydrate process."