Academic Profile : Faculty

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Kit Wayne Chew
Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Dr. Kit Wayne Chew joined the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Nanyang Technological University in December 2022. He obtained both his MEng (Chemical) and PhD (Chemical and Environmental) from the University of Nottingham. His research and technological development interests are in sustainable bioprocess engineering for food and pharmaceutical products, focusing on the utilization of algae biotechnology to develop cost-effective and environmentally friendly methods for the synthesis of functional ingredients. He also works on renewable energy, sustainability, waste management and automation integrated bioprocesses.

Dr. Chew serves as the editorial board member of Bioengineered, Molecular Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Ecotechnology, Biology, Bioengineering, Frontiers in Nanotechnology and Current Nutrition and Food Science.
• Food processing and engineering
• Algal biotechnology and bioprocessing
• Bioseparation and purification technology
• Clean and renewable energy
• Waste management and sustainability
• Bioprocess design and optimization
2022 - Green Talents Awardee, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
2022 - Top 2% World Top Scientists in the Stanford List 2022
2021 - Top 2% World Top Scientists in the Stanford List 2021
2021 - Wiley Top Cited Article 2020-2021
2020 - Third Place in 2020 APEC-ACABT Green Synergy Solutions – Team Mentor
2020 - Winner for IChemE Global Awards 2020 – Young Researcher
2020 - Winner for IChemE Young Researcher Award – Malaysia
2019 - Young Scientist Network (YSN-ASM) Rising Star Awards
2019 - Vice-Chancellor’s Medal, UNM
2019 - Postgraduate Prize Awards, Graduate School, UNM