I am presently Assistant Professor, and Deputy Program Director under the Dept of Building, School of Design and Environment, NUS. I am appointed as the BCA Ambassador and a member of SPRING and SGBC technical review committees. I also have many appointments overseas as well, including the advisory board member of Vietnam Green Building Council and VGBC education committee, visiting professor at Tianjin University of Technology, China, the reviewer of the famous journal namely Energy and Building, the lecturer for REHDA GreenRE in Malaysia.
I have won multiple awards locally and overseas. In 2015, I was awarded “IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2015” by the Institution of Engineers (IES) Singapore. Again in 2015, I was awarded “Young Green Innovator of the Year 2015” under the BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards at the IGBC Conference 2015. In 2014, I won two awards at Startup Asia 2014 for “Most Promising Idea” and “Most Attractive for Investment” Awards. Again in 2014, I had been selected as top-5 finalist nomination for The IET Innovation Awards 2014 at London, UK (IET, Institute of Engineering & Technology) selected from over 400 entries from 30 countries, and won two “Highly Commended IET Innovation Awards” for both “Built Environment” and “Startup” category.
At NUS, I am leading a research team, to conduct advanced research on smart nanomaterials, nanostructured phase change materials and their green building applications, as well as nano enhanced thermal management. My group have vast experience in the development and synthesis of nanomaterials and phase change materials to enable new superior functionality and unique properties of these materials, which can be applied into many fields such as building materials, vehicle coatings, even medical apparatus and military industry.
The work of my research group is that heat insulating nanoparticles and nano-enhanced phase change materials are incorporated into smart concrete and glazing, and thus there will be vast improvements such as solar heat gain absorption, insulation and reflection, acoustic insulation, and self-cleaning, achieving air conditioning cost reduction, energy efficiency increase, and better indoor comfort.