Dr Kok Siew Ng joined the Department of Engineering Science as an NERC/UKRI Industrial Innovation (Rutherford) Research Fellow in January 2018. He is the Principal Investigator of the project 'A systems approach to synergistic utilisation of secondary organic streams' (SYNERGORS). The project aims to explore novel approaches to addressing challenges in organic waste management.
He is a chemical engineer by training, and has worked in a number of academic research and industrial consultancy projects related to conceptual process design, simulation modelling, process integration, techno-economic and life cycle assessment.
Prior to joining Oxford, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES), University of Surrey, after working as an engineering consultant at Process Integration Limited (PIL). He completed his MEng Chemical Engineering with Chemistry (First Class Honours) at The University of Manchester in 2008, and later gained his PhD from the Centre for Process Integration (CPI), The University of Manchester in 2011.
My research vision is to shape sustainable industrial system design and developing best practices in response to the challenges arose during the transition from fossils to biorenewable economy.
A chemical engineer by training with core research and industrial expertise in process systems engineering and sustainability assessment, I work extensively in the areas of:
I have been actively involved in various research activities within the NERC Resource Recovery from Waste (RRfW) Programme, Innovate UK, Royal Academy of Engineering and EU projects. I have published more than 20 peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and have co-authored an advanced textbook “Biorefineries and Chemical Processes: Design, Integration and Sustainability Analysis”. My work in low carbon energy has been recognised by the IChemE Junior Moulton Medal award (best publication) in 2011.
I am enthusiastic in establishing national and international collaboration with researchers from multidisciplinary background. I have organised and participated in a number of British Council/Newton Fund workshops in Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Kazakhstan and China, with the ambition of influencing industrial, resource and waste management practices in the developing countries towards sustainable development.