Prof Chan Siew Hwa
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Phone: (+65) 6790 4862
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 and Aerospace Engineering and the Co-Director of the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N).
Prof. Chan is the Director of Maz Energy Pte Ltd, where he provides technical advices to the Board since 2004. He is also a Director of a start-up company Xplore Energy, with major product development in Hydrogen-on-Demand system. Prof. Chan is a member of Management Board of Energy Studies Institute, Singapore as well as a member of Advisory Board of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.
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 Cells and Hydrogen Technology since 1997. He is the Organizer and Program Chair of the 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC), Singapore.
From 2006 to 2008, he held a joint appointment with A*Star as the Director of SERC Fuel Cell Programme. Under this appointment, he led a team of more than 100 researchers from 4 A*Star research institutes working closely with Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems Co., Ltd on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.
Prof. Chan is also one of founders and Principal Investigators of Singapore-Peking University Research Centre for A Sustainable Low Carbon Future since 2011. His research has gained him a number of international recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, in 2000 (this award is to memorize George Stephenson, the Father of Railways, who built the first public railway line in the world using steam locomotives.), Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy, USA in 2007 for outstanding Scientific Achievement in the field of Hydrogen Treatment of Materials and the Great Activities in the World Hydrogen Movement, “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” award from Thomson Reuters in 2014 in recognition of ranking among the top 1% researchers in the world for most cited documents in his field, and Nanyang Award (Research Excellence) in recognition of outstanding contribution in scientific knowledge on a global scale through novel research breakthrough in 2015.
Prof. Chan has published 211 refereed journal papers with 7486 citations (or 7155 excluding self-citations) and h-index of 47 obtained from Web of Science. His current major effort is to set-up Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute in Guangzhou, China with a start-up funding from Chinese government amounts to RMB 250 million (or USD 38.7 million). 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”.
Prof. Chan has been teaching Thermodynamics course since 1991 and was awarded “Teacher-of-the-Year” in 2000.
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