29 July 2016

IChemE announce Singapore Awards 2016 finalists

Singapore Awards 2016
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has officially announced the finalists for the IChemE Singapore Awards 2016. Nearly forty entries have made the final stages of the Awards, and an overall winner from each category will be revealed on 21 October 2016.

The IChemE Singapore Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, process and biochemical industries. The National University of Singapore (NUS) triumphed at the 2015 awards, winning in three of the five categories, and has made several appearances on the 2016 finalist roster.

Other organisations in Singapore’s higher education making the grade include the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Singapore Polytechnic.

Other finalists are Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing, PacificLight Power, Shell Chemicals Seraya, Senscient, Croda, Metabolic Engineering Research Lab, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Advanced Environmental Biotechnology, and Mitsui Phenols.

This year, two new awards have been introduced to include an Energy Award, and a Young Chemical Engineer in Industry Award – with young chemical engineers from Proctor & Gamble, Petroleum Conservation Research Association and Croda up for a trophy.

The IChemE Singapore Awards 2016 take place on 21 October 2016, at the Shangri-La Hotel 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 (24 October 2016) and the IChemE Global Awards (3 November 2016).

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

IChemE’s director for South East Asia, Bakhtiar Talhah, said:

"2016 has been a great year for engineering in Singapore. The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) recently revealed Singapore’s Top 50 Engineering Achievements, of which a number of chemical engineering projects were featured. The IChemE Awards are no different, and I’m delighted that 2016 has revealed more innovation from our profession.

"I would like to thank everyone who submitted their projects. The quality of entries was outstanding this year, and the judges had a difficult task of narrowing them down to these finalists. IChemE strongly believe in recognising achievement, and it is with help from our fantastic sponsors that we can hold this event year-on-year.

"Congratulations to all the finalists, I’m looking forward to meeting them all at the ceremony in October.”

Those interested in finding out more about the IChemE Singapore Awards should visit www.icheme.org/singaporeawards. The event is sponsored by ExxonMobil, GSK, MMI Engineering and Shell.

Official Finalists for the IChemE Singapore Awards 2016

Energy Award

 - Jurong waste heat recovery project, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte. Ltd.
 - Biomass gasification with CO2, National University of Singapore
 - Microbes converting renewable feedstock to butanol, National University of Singapore
 - Resource recovery from wastes, National University of Singapore & Iowa State University (Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering USA)
 - SNG –next generation natural gas storage technology, National University of Singapore & Lloyds Register Global Technology Centre Singapore
 - Installation of VSDs at PacificLight Power, PacificLight Power Pte Ltd.
 - Chuandongbei project addresses sour gas challenge, Senscient Ltd., Chevron, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
 - Beating the plan with energy/CO2 reduction, Shell Chemicals Seraya

Process Safety Award sponsored by MMI Engineering

 - Croda’s postgraduate certificate course, Croda Singapore
 - Development and application of CAISEN Assessment, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences
 - Chuandongbei project addresses sour gas challenge, Senscient Ltd., Chevron, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)

Sustainable Technology Award sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

 - Jurong waste heat recovery project, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte. Ltd.
 - Fast-killing and non-toxic antimicrobial materials, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
 - Innovative marine antifouling solutions, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences
 - Microbes converting renewable feedstock to butanol, National University of Singapore
 - Membrane dehumidifiers to reduce energy consumption, National University of Singapore (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
 - Resource recovery from wastes, National University of Singapore & Iowa State University (Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering USA)
 - Bioretention development for nitrogen removal, National University of Singapore, PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency

Research Project of the Year Award

 - Bioenergy recovery from sludge and food waste, Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University
 - Fast-killing and non-toxic antimicrobial materials, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
 - Innovative marine antifouling solutions, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences
 - Highly efficiency pathway integration into yeast, Metabolic Engineering Research Lab, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
 - Zr/PVA PVDF membrane for water treatment, National University of Singapore (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
 - Membrane dehumidifiers to reduce energy consumption, National University of Singapore (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
 - SNG – next generation natural gas storage technology, National University of Singapore & Lloyds Register Global Technology Centre Singapore
 - Bioretention development for nitrogen removal, National University of Singapore, PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency

Training and Development Award sponsored by ExxonMobil

 - Croda’s postgraduate certificate course, Croda Singapore
 - Experience based training program, Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd.
 - Industry mentors’ network, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
 - ELP in chemical engineering & skillsfuture, Singapore Polytechnic
 - Operator training simulator, Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore (India), Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia) and National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Young Chemical Engineer in Industry Award sponsored by Shell

 - Betty Tsai – Procter & Gamble Int’
 - Rajesh Mohan – Petroleum Conservation Research Association
 - Teo Soon Meng – Croda Singapore Pte. Ltd.
 - Tan Wei Jian – Croda Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Young Chemical Engineer in Research Award sponsored by Shell

 - Dr. Hari Prakash Veluswamy – National University of Singapore
 - Jinsong He – National University of Singapore
 - Shamik Chowdhury – National University of Singapore

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