Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Grzegorz Lisak
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute
Grzegorz Lisak obtained his M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.) in physical chemistry in 2007 from Poznań University of Technology, Poland. He obtained his D.Sc. (Tech.) in analytical chemistry in 2012 from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Between 2013 and 2015 he has been a research fellow at University of Wollongong, Australia and Malmö University, Sweden.

Since 2016 he is Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Between 2017 and 2018 he was appointed as deputy director of Residues and Resources Reclamation Center at Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute, Singapore. Since 2018 he is a director of Residues and Resources Reclamation Center at Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute, Singapore.

Since 2018 he is principle investigator and manager of the Waste to Energy Research Facility at NTU, near full scale high temperature gasification technology established to conduct R&D work in waste to energy and waste to resources.

Since 2019 he is an associated editor of Chemosphere (IF= 7.086), Elsevier.
His scientific interests cover applied electrochemistry and waste to energy and resources, more specifically:

Applied electrochemistry: (i) development of sensing platforms and sensors for the determination of chemical state of the environment; (ii) development of and integrated conducting materials for environmental and process control; and (iii) use of waste-derived materials for electrochemical applications including, for example, CO2 electroreduction, oxygen evolution reaction and corrosion analysis.

Waste to energy and resources: (i) rethinking methods for efficient power generation (decentralized systems, complementing incineration with gasification, clean syngas production, pyrolysis to oil and value added gas fuels/chemical synthesis feedstock, e.g. polymer monomers); (ii) bringing closer concepts of circular economy to waste treatment for sustainable product development, e.g. “NEWSand” in concrete; (iii) conversion of plastic waste to value-added products, greenhouse gasses reduction; and (iv) development of novel waste treatment technologies and carbon (CO2) capture and utilization.
 
  • “Breaking the ground” in Semakau Landfill: technological solutions for site investigation and material reuse
  • A Novel Integrated Process for CO2 Capture, Storage and Utilization With Wastes By Using Incineration Bottom Ash and Seawater Desalination Brine
  • Advanced Combustion And Corrosion Control System For Steam Boilers In WtE Gasification Plants
  • Deployment, Demonstration and Optimisation of the Thermo-Disintegration Waste to Energy (TDWE) System as a Decentralised, Flexible, and Value-adding Waste Management Strategy for a Zero Waste Sustainable City
  • Deployment, Demonstration, and Optimisation of the Thermo-Disintegration Waste to Energy (TDWE) System as a Decentralised, Flexible, and Value-adding Waste Management Strategy for a Zero Waste Sustainable City
  • Deriving Energy Savings from Particle Separation in Industrial Plants through Acoustics Pre-conditioning
  • Development of a Sustainable Treatment Process for Sludge – A Comprehensive Analysis and Comparison of Incineration and High-Temperature Slagging Gasification Processes, and The Assessment of the Residues Generated for Their Utilization as Green Construction Materials
  • Development Of Enhanced Utilization Methodologies For Slagging Gasification
  • Development of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Slag as a Construction Material and Its Pilot Use in Concrete Footpaths
  • Environmental impact assessment of manufacturing and use of recycled plastic pallets in Singapore
  • Exploration, Testing and Utilization of Waste Materials and Biomass Resources in Singapore as the Auxiliary Fuel for High-Temperature Slagging Gasification by Using Biocoke Technology
  • Facing Plastic Waste through Virtual Reality (VR): Using Narratives to Promote Plastic Recycling Behaviours
  • Long-Term Environmental Behaviour for Treated Incineration Bottom Ash
  • Recovery of Energy and Materials from Municipal Solid Waste in High Temperature Slagging Gasification in the Waste to Energy Research Facility