|Assoc Prof Wang Rong |
Director, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre
Division of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6790 5327
- PhD Chinese Academy of Sciences 1992
- BE Zhejiang University 1984
|Dr. Wang is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Environmental & Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE). She is also the Deputy Director of Singapore Membrane Technology Center (SMTC).
Dr. Wang received her Bachelor degree from Zhejiang University, China in 1984 and PhD degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1992. Prior to joining CEE, NTU, she was a Senior Research Scientist/Group Leader/Deputy Centre Director/Centre Director at the Institute of Environmental Science & Engineering (IESE), Singapore. She also worked at the Institute of Processing Engineering (IPE), CAS as an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor before joining IESE in 1999.
Dr. Wang has over 25 years of experience in Chemical Engineering, Environment and Energy related R&D. She specializes in novel membrane preparation and characterization for gas separation and liquid purification, and in development of novel hybrid membrane systems and process simulation. She has 76 peer-reviewed publications (cited times: 1112, h-index: 21) and over 50 conference contributions. She is the inventor of 9 patents. She also serves as a reviewer for Journal of Membrane Science; Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research; Separation & Purification Technology; Desalination; Journal of Applied Polymer Science; Chemical Engineering Communications, etc. She is currently advising 7 PhD students and several post-doctorial fellows, research Associate and Project Officers. 10 PhD students under her (Co)-supervision have graduated.
|Dr Wang's main research interests cover membrane science & technology, chemical & environmental engineering processes. She focuses on
(1) Development of various novel membranes such as forward osmosis (FO) hollow fiber membranes, biomimetic membranes, hydrophobic homo/co-PVDF hollow fiber membranes and mixed matrix membranes for membrane-based separation & purification processes;
(2) Membrane surface modification for fouling control in water & wastewater treatments; modification of microporous membranes to enhance membrane surface hydrophobicity;
(3) Brine processing by membrane distillation crystallization and membrane distillation module design;
(4) Simulation and optimization of various membrane processes such as forward osmosis membrane process for seawater desalination; CO2 capture in membrane contactors; concentration polarization in FO/UF membrane systems and separation of mixed gases in membrane modules, etc.
|Research Grant |
- Environment & Water Industry Development Council (2008-) [by 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)]
- PUB-NTU (2011-) [by Environment & Water Industry Development Council (EWI)]
- Siemens Pte Ltd - NTU (2010-) [by Siemens Pte Ltd, Singapore]
- Start Up Grant (2008-) [by Nanyang Technological University]
|Current Projects |
- A Novel extractive membrane bioreactor for recalcitrant organics removal: integration of extractive thin film composite membrane and bioaugmentation
- Aquaporin Based Biomimetic Membranes For Water Reuse and Desalination
- Bio-mimicry Based Control of Membrane Biofouling
- Development of Novel Hollow Fiber Membranes Integrated with Biological/Biomimetic Sorption for CO2 Separation from Biogas
- Development of SMTC
- Development of a Novel System for Desalination Using Forward Osmosis Membrane
- Development of novel hollow fiber membranes for water treatment
- Development of pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) membranes with high power density for osmotic power harvesting
- EWT VPP Harvey Winters on the Development of Improved Strategies to Control Biofouling of Membranes in Water Industry
- Environmental Technology of Brine and Reject Streams (Grant allocated in projects 173 & 174)
- Environmental Technology of Brine and Reject Streams_Project 174:Brine Processing By Membrane Distillation Crystallization
- Forward Osmosis Membranes For Desalination
- 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
- Investigation of New Antifouling Additives for Pes Ultrafiltration Membrane Fabrication
- Low Pressure Hollow Fiber Membrane Softening of Brackish, Sea and High Salt Concentration Waters
- Membrane Distillation: Module Design Optimisation Through Modelling And Evaluation
- Research on the Impact of Oil and Surfactants in Seawater to Innovative Membrane Distillation Systems for Desalination and Methods of Resolution
- R. Wang*, L. Shi, C. Y. Tang, S. Chou, C. Qiu, A.G. Fane. (2010). Characterization of novel forward osmosis hollow fiber membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 355, 158–167.
- L. Shi; R. Wang*; Y.M. Cao. (2009). Effect of the rheology of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluropropylene) (PVDF-HFP) dope solutions on the formation of microporous hollow. Journal of Membrane Science, 344, 112-122.
- L. Shi, R. Wang*, Y. Cao. (2009). Effect of the rheology of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluropropylene) (PVDF–HFP) dope solutions on the formation of microporous hollow fibers used as membrane contactors,. Journal of Membrane Science, 344, 112–122.
- H. Y. Zhang, R. Wang*, D. T. Liang , J. H. Tay. (2008). Theoretical and experimental studies of membrane wetting in the membrane gas-liquid contacting process for CO2 absorption. J Membrane Sci, 308, 162-170.
- J.Z. Ren, R. Wang*, H.Y. Zhang, Z.S. Li, D.T. Liang. (2006). Effect of PVDF dope rheology on the structure of hollow fiber membranes used for CO2 capture. J Membrane Sci, 281, 334-344.