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2013 年 12 月 06 日
Seminar - Introduction to Energy Research Institute at NTU by Prof. Siew Hwa CHAN

Date:   06 December 2013 (Friday)

Time:   3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue:  EF305, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


This presentation will briefly introduce Singapore and the immense challenges faced by the City State in finding a balance between the pursuit of economy growth and to promote the environmental sustainability. This leads to the introduction to Energy Research Institute at NTU, in brief ERI@N, its international collaboration and the flagship projects. Three flagship projects will be highlighted, namely (i) Nanyang Eco-Campus, (ii) Semakau Renewable Energy Initiatives and (iii) Maritime Energy Testbed. Lastly, Dr. Chan will introduce his personal research in Fuel Cells.


Dr. Chan joined NTU as a Lecturer in 1991 after obtaining his PhD and subsequently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. He is now a Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE). He is concurrently holding 2 appointments as the Co-Director of the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N), and the Deputy Director of Maritime Institute at NTU (MI@NTU). He is also a Director of Maz Energy Pte Ltd, where he provides technical advices to the Board since 2004. Funded by Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment (RARDE, UK), Dr. Chan’s PhD and post-doctoral research were inclined to Heavy-Duty Internal Combustion Engines for military application. He then extended his research interest to Fuel Cell and Fuel Reforming since 1997. He is the Organizer and Program Chair of the 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC), Singapore and an active promoter and advocate of Hydrogen Economy in Singapore. From April 2006 till March 2008, he held a joint appointment with A*Star as Director of SERC Fuel Cell Programme. Under this appointment, he led a team of more than 100 researchers from four A*Star research institutes working closely with industries on fuel cells. His research has gained him a number of international recognition. He was the only reviewer, outside of UK, invited by UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to comment on the UK National Fuel Cells Roadmap. He is the editorial board member of “Fuel Cells – from fundamentals to systems” and also “Journal of Power Technologies”. Dr. Chan has published 174 refereed journal papers with a total citation of ~5000 and h-index of 38. His research achievements are also matched with his competency in teaching. In 2000, Dr. Chan received the Teacher of the Year Award, NTU; the year he taught Thermodynamics.