Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Le Chencheng
Lecturer, Asian School of the Environment
Le Chencheng joined the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) in November 2021 as a lecturer, specifically hired to teach the interdisciplinary ICC course Sustainability – Society, Economy and Environment.

Before ASE, Chencheng worked as 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 valedictorian of his environmental engineering class in NTU with a PhD degree, and from the National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in chemistry.

In addition to his teaching and academic work, he works closely with cultural-related NGOs and science-related business organisations.
Chencheng's principal research interest is in the chemistry domain with a particular focus 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.
Courses Taught
Sustainability: Society, Economy & Environment