|Assoc Prof Tang Chuyang|
Deputy Director, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre
Division of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6790 5267
- PhD The Leland Stanford Junior University 2007
- MEng Nanyang Technological University 2001
- BEng (Civil) (Hons) Nanyang Technological University 2000
|CY Tang has been an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2006. He received his B.Eng. (1st Class Honors) and M.Eng. degrees from Nanyang Technological University, and Ph.D. degree from Stanford University.
CY's research interests include membrane technology and advanced physical and chemical processes for water and wastewater applications. He has done significant research work in his research areas and published more than 80 research papers in leading international journals. CY is an invited reviewer for Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Membrane Science, and Journal of Environmental Management. He has also been invited to chair several influential conference sessions in the membrane field.
CY Tang is a recipient of numerous awards, including:
• Finland Distinguished Professor Programme Fellowship Award, 2010
• International Desalination Association Fellowship Award, 2010
• North American Membrane Society Travel Award, 2007
• Nanyang Technological University Overseas Scholarship, 2002-2006
• Shaw Family Award, 2001;
• Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, 2000;
• Singapore National Science and Technology Board Gold Medal, 2000;
• Institution of Engineers Singapore Gold Medal, 2000;
• Singapore Engineering Alumni Association of the University of Malaya Gold Medal, 2000;
• Continental Steel Award, 2000;
• Institution of Structural Engineer Gold Medal cum Book Prize, 2000;
• Singapore Structural Steel Society Book Prize, 2000;
• Meinhardt Book Prizes, 1998 and 1999;
• Singapore Ministry of Education undergraduate scholarship, 1996-2000.
|CY Tang’s main research interests include membrane technology, surface and interfacial science, and advanced physical and chemical processes. He is experienced in membrane characterization, fouling mitigation, and emerging contaminants removal using reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes. His current works include: 1) development of novel membranes and membrane processes (forward osmosis, pressure retarded osmosis, energy efficient desalination, etc.), 2) advanced water and wastewater treatment, and 3) clean technology and renewable energy. He is interested in the application of surface and interfacial science and nanotechnology for water and energy applications.|
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2008-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
- Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2012-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
- Environment & Water Industry Development Council (2009-2013) [by National Research Foundation (NRF), Environment & Water Industry Development Council (EWI)]
- Environment & Water Industry Development Council (2010-) [by Environment & Water Industry Development Council (EWI)]
- Environment & Water Industry Development Council (2013-) [by Environment & Water Industry Development Council (EWI)]
- Start Up Grant (2007-) [by Nanyang Technological University]
|Current Projects |
- A Novel Energy-Efficient Sewage Treatment Train for High-Quality Energy Recovery
- Aquaporin Based Biomimetic Membranes For Water Reuse and Desalination
- Development of pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) membranes with high power density for osmotic power harvesting
- Environmental Technology of Brine and Reject Streams
- Environmental Technology of Brine and Reject Streams_Project 173:Novel Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) Technology for Cost-Effective and Environmentally Sustainable Desalination Brine Disposal and Osmotic Power Harvesting
- Forward Osmosis Membranes For Desalination
- Improvement of desalination process by using specific chemistry
- Improving The Efficiency of Membranes in the Water Industry_Project 176: Novel Technologies for Enhanced Control of Concentration Polarisation and Fouling in Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes
- Improving The Efficiency of Membranes in the Water Industry_Project 178:Sensors For Fouling Control in Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes
- Integration of Novel Forward Osmosis Membranes and Optimized Bioprocess for Water Reclamation
- Retention of Perfluorochemical Surfactants by Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes
- C.Y. Tang; Y.N. Kwon; J.O. Leckie. (2009). The role of foulant-foulant electrostatic interaction on limiting flux for RO and NF membranes during humic acid fouling-theoretical basis, experimental evidence, and AFM interaction force measurement. Journal of Membrane Science, 326, 526-532.
- Tang, C. Y., Leckie, J. O. (2007). Membrane independent limiting flux for RO and NF membranes fouled by humic acid. Environmental Science & Technology, 41(13), 4767-4773.
- Tang, C. Y., Kwon, Y. N., Leckie, J. O. (2007). Probing the nano- and micro-scales of reverse osmosis membranes-A comprehensive characterization of physiochemical properties of uncoated and coated membranes by XPS, TEM, ATR-FTIR, and streaming potential measurements. Journal of Membrane Science, 287(1), 146-156.
- Tang, C. Y., Fu, Q. S., Robertson, A. P., Criddle, C. S., Leckie, J. O. (2006). Use of reverse osmosis membranes to remove perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from semiconductor wastewater. Environmental Science & Technology, 40(23), 7343-7349.