Academic Profile

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.
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Asst Prof Grzegorz Lisak
Assistant Professor, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute
Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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.
  • 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


  • Development Of Enhanced Utilization Methodologies For Slagging Gasification

  • Facing Plastic Waste through Virtual Reality (VR): Using Narratives to Promote Plastic Recycling Behaviours

  • Long-Term Environmental Behaviour for Treated Incineration Bottom Ash
  • Ding, R., Cheong, Y.H., Ke, Z., Lisak, G., (2021), Acidified paper substrates for microfluidic solution sampling integrated with potentiometric sensors for determination of heavy metals, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 347, 130567. (IF= 7.460)

  • Wu, Y., Ge, L., Veksha, A., and Lisak, G., (2020), Cobalt and nitrogen co-doped porous carbon/carbon nanotube hybrids anchored with nickel nanoparticles as high-performance electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions, Nanoscale, 12, 13028-13033. (IF= 7.790)

  • Yin, K., Wang, H., Veksha, A., Dou, X., Mohamed, D.K.B., Heberlein, S., Liu, G., Chen, W.Q., and Lisak, G., (2021), Oxygen carriers from incineration bottom ash for chemical looping combustion of syngas: Effect of composition on combustion efficiency, Chemical Engineering Journal, 405, 127068. (IF= 13.273)

  • Veksha, A., Ahamed, A,, Wu, X.Y., Liang, L., Chan, W.P., Giannis, A., and Lisak, G., (2022), Technical and environmental assessment of laboratory scale approach for sustainable management of marine plastic litter, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 421, 126717. (IF= 10.588)

  • Mohamed, D.K.B., Veksha, A., Lim, T.T., and Lisak, G., (2021), Hydrogen bromide in syngas: Effects on tar reforming, water gas-shift activities and sintering of Ni-based catalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 280, 119435. (IF= 19.503)