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Conference speaker

 Yen Wah Tong


Yen Wah Tong

Associate Professor

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Associate Professor Tong Yen Wah joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001 after graduating from the University of Toronto with a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

His expertise is in biomaterials research for tissue engineering and in bioenergy from food wastes and biomass wastes, with over 200 publications and 9000 citations. His recent works in food wastes management has been successfully commercialized with distributed anaerobic digesters that can be effectively used in cities through a spin-off company from NUS. Dr Tong is currently the co-Programme Director for a NRF CREATE programme with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) on “Energy and Environmental Sustainability Solutions for Megacities”, E2S2-CREATE, a collaborative research programme between NUS and SJTU funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation for S$89 million on studying coupled problems in megacities related to energy, environment, health and waste.