Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Kit Wayne Chew
Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Dr. Kit Wayne Chew is currently and Assistant Professor in the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Nanyang Technological University. 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, Frontiers in Environmental Science and Engineering, 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
  • Deep eutectic solvent-based liquid biphasic flotation technique for the recovery of proteins
  • Identification and recovery of serine protease inhibitor from blue-green algae using liquid biphasic separation system
  • Recovery of proteins and pigments from Chlorella microalgae through nano-bubbling assisted liquid biphasic flotation system
2023 - MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovator
2023 - DaSilva Award, Society for Biotechnology Japan
2023 - Top 2% World Top Scientists in the Stanford List 2021-2023
2022 - Green Talents Awardee, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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
Courses Taught
BG2142 - Biological Thermodynamics
CH2108 - Thermodynamics
CH4306 - Bioanalytical Techniques