Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Le Chencheng
Lecturer, Asian School of the Environment
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Le Chencheng joined the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) as a lecturer, specifically hired to teach the interdisciplinary ICC course Sustainability – Society, Economy and Environment.

Before ASE, Chencheng was a research fellow at Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), supporting Singapore’s national water and environmental priorities. He graduated as a valedictorian of his environmental engineering class at NTU with a Ph.D. and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in chemistry from the National University of Singapore.

In addition to his teaching and academic work, he works closely with sustainability-related NGOs and science-related business organisations.
Chencheng's principal research interest is in the chemistry domain, focusing on environmental analytical science. His fundamental research works have included elucidating the molecular mechanisms of biodegradation, metabolization and biotransformation in diverse biotic and abiotic matrices. His applied work ranges from sustainable large-scale centralized wastewater treatment systems to industrial-scale decentralized resource recovery operations in line with the circular economy principles.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of interdisciplinary teams on learning and assessment for STEM versus non-STEM students
  • Designing Effective Collaborative Tech-based Learning for ICC Courses to Improve Interdisciplinary Knowledge and Competencies
  • Novel feedstock development from fruit and vegetable waste for mycoprotein cultivation
Courses Taught
CC0006: Sustainability: Society, Economy & Environment
CC0007: Science and Technology for Humanity
ES3301: Plant and Animal Physiology