The EWT industry technological needs are both diverse and complex. To meet these needs, the Centre has set up a dedicated team of full-time R&D Engineers/Scientists with multi-disciplinary expertise in Environmental Science & Engineering, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemical & Material Engineering, Energy Efficiency & Management and Mechanical Engineering.



Dr Jason Tang

Area of Expertise

  • Technology Development
  • Method Development
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology


Dr Yan Xiaoli

Area of expertise

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Process Design for Water Reclamation and Treatment
  • Development of Environment Functional Materials
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water and Air Purification

Membrane Technology


Dr Goh Shuwen

Area of Expertise

  • Membrane processes for wastewater treatment
  • Non-pressurized processes (eg. MD, extractive membrane (EM))
  • Novel MBR systems (MD, EM), biofouling control and analysis
  • Membrane fouling characterization and analysis


Dr Bhuvana Sowrirajalu

Area of Expertise

  • Organic and Analytical Chemistry
  • Polymeric Material Synthesis and Membrane Fabrication
  • Material Analysis and Characterisation
  • Membrane Surface Modification
  • Nanocomposite and Nanomaterial Synthesis


Dr Loh Chun Heng

Area of Expertise

  • Membrane Development for Environmental Applications
  • Polymeric membrane fabrication and characterizations
  • Advanced Osmotic Processes including FO & PRO
  • Membrane processes including MF, UF & MD


Ms Zhao Yuan Yuan

Area of Expertise

  • UF/NF/RO applications
  • Chemistry analysis and water quality monitoring
  • Membrane Surface modification
  • Membrane Characterization
  • Membrane cleaning and fouling control
  • Laboratory management


Mr Senthil Kumar

Area of Expertise

  • Membrane Fabrication and Testing
  • Membrane Characterization
  • Pilot Scale membrane setup and testing
  • MBR, UF, RO hollow fiber pilot plant operation
  • Membrane Technology

Water Technology


Mr Gerard Tee

Area of Expertise

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • MBR, UF, MF Filtration System Design
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Membrane Product Characterisation & Design
  • Applied Membrane Surface Modification


Mr Maung Tin Win

Area of Expertise

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Solvent Recycling
  • Analytical Chemistry

Energy Efficiency Technology


Mr Sam Lam

Area of Expertise

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Energy Management
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Building Performance Simulation
  • Green Mark Professional


Dr Jin Weixin

Area of Expertise

  • Thermal and Fluids Engineering
  • Membrane Technology and Applications
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology and System Design
  • Thermal and Membrane Seawater Desalination
  • Thermal Analysis and CFD Simulation


Mr Liong Yin Chun

Area of Expertise

  • Software Design and Development
  • ASP.NET, C#, C++ Programming
  • .Net Framework
  • MS SQL
  • PICBASIC Programming on Microchip


Mr Herman Tan

Area of Expertise

  • Software Design and Development
  • C/C++, C# Programming
  • .NET Framework


Mr Goh Yong Wah

Area of Expertise

  • Design of Electronic Circuit
  • PCB Layout Design and Hardware Fabrication
  • Programming in C on Microchip PIC Circuit Control


Mr William Ho

Area of Expertise

  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Mechanical Ventilation System


Mr Chewy Cheung

Area of Expertise

  • High Vacuum Systems
  • Equipment Design & Modification
  • Electronics & Mechanical
  • Gas Pipe Line Design & Fabrication


Mr Patiwat Phochum

Area of Expertise

  • Refrigeration
  • Energy and Thermofluids Engineering
  • Food Manufacturing Plant Layout
  • Drying, Air-Conditioning
  • Chiller Plant Energy Optimization

    Sustainable Materials Technology


    Mr S Sambasivam

    Area of Expertise

    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Supercritical Fluid Extractions
    • Wastes to value add products - Plastics, glass, oil sludges Polymer-based coatings
    • Advanced characterization techniques of materials Prototyping, testing and evaluations


    Dr Palaniswamy Suresh Kumar

    Area of Expertise

    • Synthesis and Controlled Growth of ID Nanomaterials
    • Nanostructured Thin Films
    • Electrospun Nanofibers for Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices
    • Smart Coatings and Photocatalysis


    Dr Tai Ming Hang

    Area of Expertise

    • Porous Material Synthesis and Surface Modification
    • Electrospun Nanofibers for Oily Water Treatment
    • Carbonaceous Nanomaterials for Water Purification and Agriculture