Dr. Ng How Yong is a Professor and a Provost’s Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also the Director of NUS Environmental Research Institute and the Director of the Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory.
Professor Ng’s core research interest is in sustainable water management, focusing on biological treatment technologies, membrane bioreactor and microbial electrochemical sensor for water reuse and resource recovery. He has contributed to more than 350 publications in refereed international journals and conference papers. He invented the I2BioS – an integrated intelligent bio-sensor that provides real-time water toxicity and quality monitoring, which is currently being commercialised through EnvironSens Pte Ltd, a NUS spinoff company. He also serves as an Advisor to WaterROAM Pte Ltd – a NUS startup and a social enterprise that provides durable and affordable water filters designed for humanitarian use.
Professor Ng is a Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA) and serves as an Associate Editor of Water Research, an Editor of the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination and a Topical Editor of Drinking Water Engineering and Science. His is also the Vice-Chair of of the Management Committee of the IWA Specialist Group on Membrane Technology and a member of the IWA Publication Committee. He is currently the President of the Environmental Engineering Society of Singapore.
In recognition of his academic excellence, Professor Ng received the 2016 National University of Singapore Engineering Researcher Award, 2014 IWA Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation Awards, the 2009 National University of Singapore Young Researcher Award, the 2008 Singapore Youth Award, the 2007 Singapore Young Scientist Award and the 2006 IWA Young Professionals Award.