Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Shane Allen Snyder
Executive Director, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute
President’s Chair in Water Technologies
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI)
Director, NEWRI Community Development, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI)
Dr. Shane Snyder is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and is the Executive Director of the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He joined NTU after serving as a Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and the co-Director of the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center at the University of Arizona, USA.

For over 20 years, Dr. Snyder’s research has focused on the identification, fate, and health relevance of emerging water pollutants. Dr. Snyder and his teams have published over 200 manuscripts and book chapters on emerging contaminant analysis, treatment, and toxicology. He currently serves as an editor-in-chief for the international journal Chemosphere.

Dr. Snyder has been invited to brief the Congress of the United States on three occasions on emerging issues in water quality. He is a Fellow of the International Water Association and a member of the World Health Organization’s Drinking Water Advisory Panel.

He has served on several US EPA expert panels and is currently a member of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board drinking water committee and the US EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors Sustainable Water committee.

He was a member of the US National Academy of Science’s National Research Council Committee on Water Reuse and currently serves on the WHO’s guiding committee on development of potable reuse guidelines. Dr. Snyder has also worked as a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore (2011-2017).
• Advanced oxidation processes for water treatment
• Analytical and bioanalytical methods for emerging environmental contaminants
• Novel sensor systems and networks for water treatment
• Water treatment process engineering and optimization
• In vitro bioassay systems for evaluating environmental mixtures
• Characterization of organic matter and disinfection byproducts
 
  • 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 advanced oxidation processes targeting complex heterocyclic/phenolic substances and volatile organic compounds in industrial wastewater
  • Development of membrane integrity monitoring and control algorithms for dissolved air flotation, oxidation process control through differential UV and fluorescence monitoring
  • Integrated Methods of Biological Analysis and Effect-Directed Analysis (EDA) to Guide Safe Reuse of Water
  • Investigation of UV-NH2Cl for reverse osmosis permeate disinfection including municipal wastewater recycling and seawater desalination
  • NEWRI Tranche 4 - Water Programme RIE2025
  • NEWRI Tranche-4 Development (OOE) under NRF Research Centre Funding Scheme
  • NEWRI Tranche-4 Development (Research Scholarships) under NRF Research Centre Funding Scheme RIE2025-CoE/NEWRI
  • NTU Support funding of NEWRI’s ongoing Operation
  • The Integrated Optofluidic System for Fast E. Coli Detection in Drinking Water