Wang, Rong imageProf. Rong Wang
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Development of Novel Nanofiber Based Membranes for Water Applications


Track:  Environment (Water) Symposium
Presentation:  Tuesday, September 21, 11:15 am

Prof. Rong Wang is a Full Professor and Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 2014. She has also been leading Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) for 10 years.

Prof. Wang is an expert in Membrane Science and Technology, with focuses on research, innovation and technology translation. In particular, she specializes in developing novel membranes such as osmosis membrane, aquaporin-based biomimetic membrane and low-pressure nanofiltration membrane, etc. for water, energy and environments.

Prof. Wang has over 250 peer-reviewed SCI journal publications (citation: >11,000; H-index: 60 @ Web of Science). She is the inventor of 25 patents/technical disclosures for novel membrane fabrication. Two NTU's spin-off companies and two industrial licensing resulted from her inventions. She is an Editor of the Journal of Membrane Science, and sits in the Editorial Board of Desalination. She is the founding President of Membrane Society in Singapore (MEMSIS), and a member of the Steering Committee, World Association of Membrane Societies.

Prof. Wang received a prestigious "Alternative Water Prize” from Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) of Saudi Arabia in 2016, and was featured among the top 25 leading water researchers globally by Lux Research in 2013. She also received Singapore Minister for National Development R&D Award in 2013 and Nanyang Research Award in 2018.