06 August 2015

IChemE Singapore Awards 2015 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the IChemE Singapore Awards 2015 have been announced with nearly 30 entries making the final stages of the awards on 22 October 2015.

The IChemE Singapore Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, process and biochemical industries.

Successful organisations shortlisted include Singapore Polytechnic, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing, Seraya Chemicals Singapore, Newcastle University, Nanyang Technological University and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

The winners of the Singapore awards will be announced on 22 October 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. The ceremony in Singapore is just one of several international events organised by IChemE to celebrate the achievements of the chemical engineering profession. Other events include the IChemE Malaysia Awards (26 October 2015) and the IChemE Global Awards (5 November 2015).

The 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 nearly 500 entries received worldwide.

IChemE deputy chief executive, Justin Blades, said: "We have received a record-breaking number of entries in Singapore this year and all the judges would like to thank the individuals and organisations that have taken the time to support the awards once again and submit their impressive applications.

“There can be no better feeling than to receive an award from your peers and we believe this is what makes the IChemE Awards so special and sought after across the world.

“Our sponsors and I all look forward to seeing you at the awards ceremony for another fantastic evening showcasing the talent and success in the chemical and process industries.”

The IChemE Singapore Awards 2015 is being supported by Shell, Johnson Matthey, ABB and GSK.

Official shortlists for the IChemE Singapore Awards 2015

Education and Training Award

  • ‘Innovative teaching of chemical process safety’, Singapore Polytechnic

Young Chemical Engineer Award sponsored by Shell

  • Han Gang, National University of Singapore
  • Jinsong He, National University of Singapore
  • Bai Hongwei, Nanyang Technological University
  • Aghayeva Nazilya, Sumgait State University
  • Yang Yu, National University of Singapore

Sustainable Technology Award sponsored by GSK

  • ‘Marine ballast water treatment system’, Coldharbour Marine
  • ‘Continuous API manufacturing project’, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd
  • ‘Mangiferin products and black gold’, Institute of Chemical Technology
  • ‘Immobilizing lactobacilli proteinases for improved performance’, Monash University
  • ‘Hierarchical multifunctional membrane for water purification’, Nanyang Technological University
  • ‘Clean water and renewable energy production’, National University of Singapore
  • ‘Carbon capture using innovative adsorbents’, National University of Singapore
  • ‘Super recombinant xylose-fermenting yeast’, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • ‘AqMB - simulating water solutions’, Salt Water

Process Safety Award sponsored by ABB

  • ‘Continuous API manufacturing project’, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd
  • ‘Energy recovery scheme’, Newcastle University
  • ‘SJI goal zero: no leaks journey’, Seraya Chemicals Singapore (Pte) Ltd; Shell Jurong Island

Research Project of the Year Award sponsored by Johnson Matthey

  • ‘Novel fouling sensors for membrane systems’, CH2M Hill Singapore Pte Ltd; Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute
  • ‘Mangiferin products and black gold’, Institute of Chemical Technology
  • ‘Effective conversion of food waste to biomethane’, Nanyang Technological University
  • ‘Hierarchical multifunctional membrane for water purification’, Nanyang Technological University
  • ‘Carbon capture using innovative adsorbents’, National University of Singapore
  • ‘Clean water and renewable energy production’, National University of Singapore
  • ‘Super recombinant xylose-fermenting yeast‘, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • ‘Membrane for heavy metal treatment’, National University of Singapore
  • ‘AqMB - simulating water solutions’, Salt Water

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