Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Grzegorz Lisak
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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
  • Adsorptive Carbon Capture Using Framework Materials
  • Comprehensive Classification of Municipal Solid Waste in Singapore
  • 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
  • Electrochemical sensors: Supporting tools for environmental processes design and control
  • Energy and Resource Recovery through High Temperature Slagging Gasification
  • Environmental impact assessment of manufacturing and use of recycled plastic pallets in Singapore
  • Exploration of Circular Economy Opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia
  • Facing Plastic Waste through Virtual Reality (VR): Using Narratives to Promote Plastic Recycling Behaviours
  • Long-Term Environmental Behaviour for Treated Incineration Bottom Ash
  • Long-term Trial of High-temperature Sludge Gasification and Investigating the Use of Sludge Slag in Structural Concrete Applications
  • Municipal Solid Waste Sorting and Characterization
  • Sustainable concrete and functionalized geopolymer derived from MSW slag, a by-product generated from the high temperature slagging gasification of municipal solid waste (MSW)
  • Valorization of sewage sludge pyrolysis gas for solid carbon capture and storage