06 September 2017

Finalists announced for IChemE's Singapore Awards 2017

Singapore Awards 2017

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has officially announced the finalists for the IChemE Singapore Awards 2017. Twenty-seven entries have made it to the final stages of the Awards, and an overall winner from each category will be revealed on 19 October 2017.

The IChemE Singapore Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, process and biochemical industries. The National University of Singapore (NUS) scooped three awards at the 2016 ceremony for the Energy Award, research Project of the Year Award and an NUS student was named best Young Chemical Engineer in Research.

Finalists of this year’s Awards include Singapore Polytechnic, Shells Chemicals Seraya Pte Ltd, Singapore Polytechnic, Ministry of Manpower, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences and Singapore Refining Company Private Limited (SRC).

Two individual awards will also be presented – Young Industrialist Award and Young Researcher Award. Finalists include researchers from the National University of Singapore, and one from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The industrialist finalists are from Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, and from Abbott Manufacturing Singapore, and from Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Centre (Singapore).

The IChemE Singapore Awards take place on 19 October 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Singapore where the winners will be announced. The ceremony in Singapore is just one of three international events organised by IChemE to celebrate chemical engineering achievements. Other events include the IChemE Malaysia Awards (16 October 2017) and the IChemE Global Awards (2 November 2017).

Winners of the IChemE Singapore Awards will be automatically shortlisted for the IChemE Global Awards, held in Birmingham, UK, including the overall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering, which will be selected from all entries received worldwide.

Joe Eades, Chair of IChemE Singapore Board, said:

“I’d like to thank all the individuals and organisations that have submitted their projects to the Singapore Awards 2017. The entries have once again been exceptional.

“Year on year IChemE is proud to recognise the tremendous achievements in chemical, biomolecular and process engineering - and this year will be no different. Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you for your on-going dedication to advancing our profession. Have a fantastic time at the Awards ceremony in October.”

For more information about the IChemE Singapore Awards, please visit: www.icheme.org/singaporeawards

Official Finalists for the IChemE Singapore Awards 2017

Biotechnology Award sponsored by PM Group

  • Bioaugmentation and bio-stimulation for effective large scale phenol biodegradation without primary treatment using storage vessels to meet regulatory compliance for discharge into a controlled waterway- Singapore Polytechnic; RMIT University
  • Discovery of novel microbes that convert biomass to value-added bio-chemicals - National University of Singapore
  • Translation and scale-up in the bioremediation of oil and sludge contaminated soil in Singapore using a hybrid biotechnology and engineering approach to mitigate petroleum hydrocarbon pollution - Singapore Polytechnic; RMIT University

Process Safety Award sponsored by Shell

  • Implementation of the Workplace Safety and Health (Major Hazard Installations) Regulations - Ministry of Manpower
  • Mitigating peroxides explosion in SMPO plants - Shell Chemicals Seraya Pte Ltd

Sustainability Award sponsored by GSK

  • Bio-augmentation and bio-stimulation for effective large scale phenol biodegradation without primary treatment using storage vessels to meet regulatory compliance for discharge into a controlled waterway - Singapore Polytechnic; RMIT University
  • Blends of a Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIM) and Partially Sulfonated Polyphenylenesulfone for Gas Separation - National University of Singapore; BASF- Germany
  • Clathrate hydrate based desalination process utilizing waste LNG cold energy to produce purified water - National University of Singapore; Royal Dutch Shell
  • Improving Energy Efficiency of Existing Industrial Processes through Research and Development in Process Retrofitting and Revamping - National University of Singapore; Singapore Refining Company Private Limited (SRC)
  • Innovative and sustainable tri-hybrid solar-hydrogen for clean energy production - National University of Singapore
  • PharmaSC: A Novel Systematic Framework for Design of Sustainable Pharmaceutical Supply Chain - Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences
  • Translation and scale-up in the bioremediation of oil and sludge contaminated soil in Singapore using a hybrid biotechnology and engineering approach to mitigate petroleum hydrocarbon pollution - Singapore Polytechnic; RMIT University

Energy Award sponsored by ExxonMobil

  • Blends of a Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIM) and Partially Sulfonated Polyphenylenesulfone for Gas Separation - National University of Singapore; BASF- Germany
  • Improving Energy Efficiency of Existing Industrial Processes through Research and Development in Process Retrofitting and Revamping - National University of Singapore; Singapore Refining Company Private Limited (SRC)
  • Innovative and sustainable tri-hybrid solar-hydrogen for clean energy production - National University of Singapore
  • Second Stage Flash Project, SSF - Shell Chemicals Seraya Pte Ltd
  • Solidified Natural Gas (SNG) Technology – compact, cost effective and the safest mode of storing natural gas for commercial applications - National University of Singapore; Lloyd's Register Global Technology Centre Singapore

Training & Development Award

  • Croda Site Leadership Behavioural Safety Programme - Croda Singapore Pte. Ltd
  • Specialist Diploma in Analytical Science, a Skillsfuture Earn and Learn Programme - Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Steam Utilisation and Safety Training for Myanmar Industry - Spirax Sarco; Myanmar Engineering Society

Young Researcher Award

  • Hari Prakash Veluswamy - National University of Singapore
  • Ong Wee Jun - Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Shamik Chowdhury - Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, National University of Singapore
  • Wang Chenghong - National University of Singapore

Young Industrialist Award

  • Hu Yu Shell - Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
  • Leonard Teo - Abbott Manufacturing Singapore
  • Yin Zhen Yuan - Lloyd's Register Global Technology Centre (Singapore)

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