Dr Chi-Hwa Wang

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

National University of Singapore


Conference Topic: Energy Technology & Renewables

‘Challenges on the Co-gasification of Woody Biomass and Solid Waste: A Singapore Story on Waste Minimization and Energy Production’


Dr Chi-Hwa Wang is currently a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He had the following joint appointments in his service to the same university (i) 

Assistant Dean for Research at the Faculty of Engineering, NUS (2006-2008), and (ii) Faculty Fellow, Singapore-MIT Alliance (2001-2006). He received his B.S. degree (Chemical Engineering) from the National Taiwan University, M.S. degree (Biomedical Engineering) from Johns Hopkins University, M.A. and PhD degrees (both in Chemical Engineering) from Princeton University, respectively. He was holding several visiting appointments throughout different stages of his career: National Taiwan University (1999-2000, 2002, Visiting Assistant Professor), Kyoto University (2003, JSPS Visiting Fellow), Cambridge University (2004, Sabbatical Academic Visitor), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004, Visiting Associate Professor). He is the recipient of the following teaching awards and recognitions: Princeton University [Hoechst Celanese Excellence in Teaching Award (1993, 1994), E-Council Excellence in Teaching Award (1995)], National University of Singapore [Teaching Honours List Award (1997 & 1998), Teaching Commendation List (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)].

His current research interests include transport & reaction in particulate systems and drug delivery systems. He was an Executive Editor for Advanced Powder Technology (Elsevier, 2009-2012). He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Controlled Release (2009 - present), Powder Technology (2008- present), and Advanced Powder Technology (2009 - present). He is active in the organizing committees of international conferences on the subject areas of chemical engineering and particle technology. To name a few examples in year 2012: 14th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (Chair, Scientific and Technical Committee, 5th Asia Particle Technology Symposium (Conference Chair). He is currently an Executive Editor for Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier, 2013 - present).

Dr Chi-Hwa Wang’s recent research program aims at developing expertise in the interface of “particle technology”, “drug delivery systems” and “coal and biomass gasification”.  His cumulative research publications include 160 international refereed journal papers on the subjects of chemical engineering fundamentals and powder technology (with more than 3507 citations, h-index = 34) and 175 conference papers. The focus of his recent research development is on the subject of clean coal and biomass co-gasification technology, particularly in the application targeting at solving problems on energy and environmental sustainability and waste-to-energy technology.