Professor Chen Wei Ning, William

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Director, NTU Food Science and Technology Programme
Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 637459


Tel: (65) 6316 2870
Fax: (65) 6794 7553
Email: WNChen@ntu.edu.sg

 

News

International Feature off my technology innovations in Upcycling Food Processing Side-streams (2018)

 

 

 

Weblink: http://www.ift.org/IFTNEXT/011618.aspx

 

 

 

Newspaper Reports of my technology innovations in Natural Food Preservatives (2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newspaper Reports of my technology innovations in Natural Food Preservatives (2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Newspaper Reports of my technology innovations in Upcycling Side-streams from Food Processing Industry (2015 - 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very honoured to have Minister for Education Mr. Ong Ye Kung to open F&N-NTU F&B Innovation Lab, the first in the company's 135 years of history (Jan 07, 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Channel NewsAsia "The Year Ahead 2019" programme, commenting on food technology and Food Security (Dec 24, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewed by Channel NewsAsia and Channel 8 on investigation results on Spize food poisoning (Dec 07, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewed by Channel NewsAsia on recent ground beef recall in the US (Dec 05, 2018)

 

 

 

 

Featured in Channel 8 Frontline Programme, commenting on food safety awareness (Dec 01, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Suria TV News, with comments on food safety (Nov 28, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewed by Channel NewsAsia on healthier lifestyle with salt sobstitutes (Nov 18, 2018)

 

 

 

http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/CorpComms2/clips/2018/11_Nov/CNA_181122_2200_Professor_William_Chen.wmv

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker at Food Safety & Technology APAC Summit, Kuala Lumpur (Nov 13, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewed by Channel 8 on possible improvement measures on Food Safety (Nov 17, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting NTU FST Lecture Series with Speakers from F&N, Kellogg's, VitaBlend and Friesland Campina (Nov 02, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker at Shimadzu's Food Quality and Safety Summit 2018, Singapore (Oct 29, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker on Food Sustainability at China Brew China Beverages Trade Fair, Shanghai (Oct 25, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewed by Channel NewsAsia on Food Safety concerns related to pestiticides (Oct, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited by Raffles Girls School on their Career Day to introduce NTU FST Programme (Oct 17, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewed by Channel NewsAsia and Channel 5 on Food-safe Reusables (Sep 10, 2018)

 

 

Channel NewsAsia link: http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/CorpComms2/clips/2018/09_Sep/CNA_180910_Reusable_alternatives.wmv

Channel 5 link: http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/CorpComms2/clips/2018/09_Sep/Ch5_180910_Reusable alternatives.mov  

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting Raffles Institution teacher and students for NTU FST Workshop (Aug 24, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studio interview by Radio Station Capital 958 FM on NTU's Natural Food Preservative (Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewed by The Straits Times on Chemicals in Food and Packaging (Aug 21, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Our Food Research Breakthrough on Natural Food Preservatives featured in main stream media (Channel 5, CNA, Channel 8, The Straits Times, Lianhezaobao among others) (Aug 17 and 18, 2018)

 

 

TV News Link: Channel 5 News

News Report Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ntu-team-develops-natural-preservative-from-flavonoids-that-can-keep-food-fresh-a-lot

Food Navigator Interview: https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2018/09/04/Singapore-scientists-claim-plant-based-product-a-game-changer-for-clean-label-preservation

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewed on Singapore Food Security by BBC World News (Aug, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting Visitors from Singapore Ministry of National Development (Aug, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured and Interviewed on Singapore Food Security focusing on technology-driven farming, in Singapore Tonight programme by Channel NewsAsia. (Jul 29, 2018)

 

http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/…/…/CNA_180729_2200_food_security.wmv

 

 

 

 

Hosting Visitors from Singapore Government Investment Arm (Jul, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Keynote Speaker at Hewlett Packard event, on Food Sustainability (Jun, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured and Interviewed by Channel NewsAsia Money Mind programme, on Food Revoluation

 

Part I: Alternative Food Sources (May 26, 2018)

 

 

 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/moneymind/the-winning-formula-10421146

 

 

Part II: Beneficial Microbes and Food Quality (Jun 02, 2018)

 

 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/moneymind/the-way-forward-10363116

 

 

Part III: Food Waste Valorisation and Circular Economy (Jun 09, 2018)

 

 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/moneymind/the-winning-formula-10421146

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting Visitors from Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Chinese University of Hong Kong (May, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured and Interviewed by Channel NewsAsia Singapore Tonight, on food safety (Apr 20, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting Visitors from Department of Food Physics, Wageningen University & Research (Apr, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured and Interviewed by Channel 8 Morning Express Programme (Apr, 2018)

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/MorningExpressCh8/videos/1860603910645971/?fref=mentions

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting Workshop on Food Waste Management, a joint event from Earthlink and FST Student Societies (Apr, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting FST Workshop for students from Dunman High School (Mar, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting WUR President and Dutch Ambassador to Singapore over breakfast meeting (Mar, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attended the Earth Hour 2018 Event, as the Guest of Honour, organised by Earthlink NTU (Mar, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attended Greenfest 2018 Event, as the Academic Advisor of NTU Earthlink, the event organising student society (Mar, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted a Food Science and Technology Workshop for Victoria Junior College students and teachers (Mar, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attended High Tea with NTU President outreach event (Mar, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted VIP Visitors from Jiangnan University, the Top Chinese University in Food Science and Technology (Mar, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attended as VIP Guest the Opening Ceremony of Wageningen University & Research 100 Years Anniversary (Mar, 2018)

 

 

Link: https://youtu.be/-XVdqWctzpM

 

 

 

 

Our Food Research and Innovations Featured in Future Singapore Programme by Channel 8, with a Live Studio Interview (Feb, 2018)

 

 

 

Link: https://video.toggle.sg/en/tv-show/news/feb-2018-hello-singapore/mon-5-feb-2018/566097

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker at Circular Economy Mapping Session (Feb, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Food Innovations on Biodegratable Packaging featured by Channel NewsAsia (Feb, 2018)

 

 

Link: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/do-supermarkets-in-singapore-use-excessive-packaging-for-fresh-9926518

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator of Panel Discussion on Circular Economy Organised by London School of Economics Alumni Association Singapore (Feb, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At NTU College of Engineering Outreach event (Jan, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelist at Roundtable Discussion on Plastic Pollution Management with Government, Industry and NGO Leaders (Jan, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Evening News on Circular Economy: Closed Loop Farming (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelist at Forum on Food Waste Management with Industry Leaders (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Keynote Speaker in the Packaging and Converting Executive Forum ASIA (PACE) (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session Chair, Member of Organizing Committee, and Invited Speaker at International Food Conference (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filming for MediaCorp's Hello Singapore series 'Future Singapore', the episode at NTU is on Future Foods (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Speaker and Panelist at APEC meeting on Sustainable Agriculture Development (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted a New Workshop on Food Science and Technology for local JC Students (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in TODAY Newspaper's Sunday Spotlight: Dumpster divers to the rescue of ‘ugly’ but edible food (Nov, 2017)

 

 

Link: http://www.todayonline.com/…/sunday-spotlight-dumpster-dive…

 

 

 

 

 

 

HostedNTU FST Society's Lecture Series: Disruptive Technology and Big Data in Food Industry (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Speaker and Panelist at 'Towards Plastic Free Ocean', organised by European Union Delegation and Dutch Embassy (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving New Research Funding from Industry (Nov, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Interview by The Edge Singapore, on Food Tech Start-ups in Singapore (Oct 09, 2017)

 

 

 

Link: https://www.theedgesingapore.com/food-tech-start-ups-techinnovation-seeking-partnerships-and-funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Interview by The Straits Times and Nanyang Chronical, on Food Safety for leftover food sharing on University campuses (Oct 18, 2017)

 

 

Link to The Straits Times report: http://www.straitstimes.com/…/undergrads-get-connected-for-…

Link to Nanyang Chronical report: http://www.nanyangchronicle.ntu.edu.sg/?p=12749

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Evening News on all Singapore local TV Channels, on Self-Heating Meals and Food Safety (Oct, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Interview by College of Engineering, on Valorization of Food Side-streams (Oct 17, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Channel 8 Frontline Programme (前线追踪), on food deliveries and Food Safety (Oct, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Interview by Nanyang Chronical, on Food Safety for superfoods for University students (Oct 18, 2017)

 

 

Link: http://www.nanyangchronicle.ntu.edu.sg/?p=12772

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Channel 5 Evening News, on Pesticides and Food Safety (Sep, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Panelist on Food Sustainability at the 'Green Is The New Black' festival (Oct, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Channel 5 Talking Point Programme, on issues related to Food Safety (Sep 14, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Speaker at Career Fair and SkillsFuture Roadshow (Sep, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participating in UN-FAO Meeting on Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Food Systems, by invitation and the only representative from Singapore (Sep, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Speaker at NTU Community Engagement event (Sep, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welsome Session of the 4th Batch of NTU FST Students (Aug, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting Mr. Tristram Stuart's Visit to our FST Group (Aug, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting Dutch Ambassador's Visit to NTU FST Programme (Aug, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Batch of NTU Food Science and Technology Students Graduation Dinner (Aug, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at NTU - National Geographic Joint Event on Sustainable Food Systems (Aug, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attending NTU Convocation 2017, with the first batch of FST graduates from the NTU-WUR Joint 2nd Major (July, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at NTU-Tech Monterrey Workshop on 'Energy, Food and Water' (July, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Channel NewsAsia to comment on Food Safety and Packaging Technology (July, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting International Joint Research Institute under Sino-Singapore Knowledge City (July, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attending World Agricultural Forum in Singapore (July, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted Visit to NTU Food Science and Technology by Teachers and Students from Raffles Institution (June 07, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted NTU-Agilent Workshop in Food Science and Technology for JC Teachers and Students (June 02, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in TODAY's newspaper report on Food Security (May 27, 2017)

 

 

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/big-read-far-peoples-minds-food-security-looming-issue

 

 

Featured in Channel 5 Talking Point Programme on Food Nutrition (May 25, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Channel NewsAsia's report on Food Safety (May 17, 2017)

 

 

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/sushi-worms-on-the-climb-in-japan-but-expert-says-no-need-to-8857386

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in Channel 5 and Channel NewsAsia Evening News on Food Safety (May 14, 2017)

 

 

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/keeping-imported-meat-in-singapore-safe-for-consumption-8846332

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nanyang Scholarship Programme in Food Science and Technology featured in The Straits Times (Mar 10, 2017)

 

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ntu-on-the-hunt-for-top-minds-in-food-science

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting the Visit to FST Programme by Wageningen University International Cooperation Office and Dutch Embassy to Singapore (Mar, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

NTU-WUR Collaborative FST Programme the Finalist in DutchCham Winsemius 2017 Award for Sustainability and Innovation (Mar, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker at Food Industry Seminar (Mar 24, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

nvited Guest to Greenfest 2017 Event (Mar 20, 2017)

 

 

Invited Comments on Food Safety on Channel 8 Evening News (Mar 14, 2017)

http://www.channel8news.sg/news8/singapore/20170314-sg-kopitiam/3594588.html

 

 

 

 

Nanyang Scholarship Programme in FST, at Tea Party with NTU President for JC Students (Mar, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Official Visit to Wageningen University, Unilever, and Dutch Food Industry (Feb, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nanyang Scholarship Programme in Food Science and Technology, at NTU Open House (Mar, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launch of NTU Food Science and Technology website (Feb, 2017)

 

 

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/fst/Pages/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

Visiting Commonwealth Food Services with Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Feb, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting NTU FST Society Lecture Series 2017 (Jan, 2017)

 

 

 

 

Hosting Career Talk Event for FST Students (Jan, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving Funding Support from Food Industry (Jan, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Invited Comments on Food Preservatives on Channel 8 News (Jan, 2017)

 

 

Channel 8 Evening News: Channel 8 News

Channel 8 Online News Report: http://www.channel8news.sg/news8/singapore/20170105-sg-ava-sulphur-dioxide/3416166.html

 

 

 

At the Signing Event to Broaden and Deepen Collaboration in Food Science and Technology with Wageningen University (Dec, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Visitng Mexico to Establish Collaboration in Food Science and Technology (Dec, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Promoting the 2nd Major in Food Science and Technology Programme as Nanyang Scholarship Programme, Singapore (Nov, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Invited Speaker at Food Science Conference, Singapore (Nov, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Visitng Darmstadt (Germany) as DAAD Fellow to Strengthen Strategic Alliance on Water Research (Nov, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Attending Singapore Food Innovation Product Award event, with participation of NTU FST students, Singapore (Nov, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Visitng Zhejiang University of Technology (China) to Establish Student Exchange with NTU (Nov, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Hosting the Visit to FST Programme by Agilent Technology Senior Management (Nov, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Attending as Session Chair and Deputy Director of NTU Food Technology Centre, the NTU-WHO-FAO Conference on Food Safety, Singapore (Nov, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen giving invited comments on Fermented Food in The Straits Times (27 Nov 2016)

http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/fermenting-culture

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Presentation on Food Security to Executive Leadership Class at Nanyang Business School, Singapore (Nov, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Invited Panelist at the 27th Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference, Singapore (Oct, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Invited comments on application of Fruit Fermentation in The Straits Times (19 Nov 2016)

http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/turn-fruit-peel-into-a-cleaner

 

 

 

 

Hosting the Visit to FST Programme by Waters Senior Management (Sep, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Invited comments on Made-in-Singapore Temasek Rice in The Straits Times (19 Sep 2016)

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/hardy-made-in-spore-rice-hits-shelves

 

 

 

 

Invited Session Chair the International Conference in Food Science and Technology, University of Sydney, Australia (Aug, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Industry Sponsorsed Participation to Asia Pacific Food Technology Summit in Bangkok, Thailand (Aug, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Giving Invited Comments on Food Ingredients on Channel 8 News (27 Aug, 2016)

 

 

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/popular-taiwanese-milk-tea-pulled-off-shelves

 

 

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/milk-tea-fans-may-have-to-wait-a-year

 

 

 

Attending World Bank Global Partner Event on Food Safety (Aug, 2016)

 

 

 

 

With NTU Deputy Provost, Wageningen University Provost and Visiting Dutch Professor at the Welcome Session for New FST Students(August, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Invited comments on application of Algae Bloom in The Straits Times (13 Aug 2016)

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/algae-bloom-turns-water-in-kranji-reservoir-green

 

 

 

 

Hosting the Visit to FST Programme by Prof. Wu and His Delegation from Zhejiang University of Technology (July, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Attending Institute of Food Technologists (IFT16), Chicago (July, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Attending Residential Session of US Food System Leadership Institute, Pismo Beach, California (June, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Invited Panelist at ProSPER.Net Meeting in Tokyo, an Asia-Pacific Universities Alliance Funded by UN (July, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Hosting Visit to NTU FST Programme Office by Thai Beverage Senior Management (Jul, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Interviewed on Food Safety by Lianhe Zaobao in a Feature Story (Jun 12, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On working visit to Wageningen University, to strenghten NTU-WU collaborations (May 27, 2016)

 

 

 

 

In Live Interview by Singapore Tonight Programme, Channel News Asia, for his views on the Joint NTU-WU PhD Programme and Food Science in Singapore (May 11, 2016)

 

 

The link to the media coverage of the joint PhD programme in FST with Wageningen University can be accessed by clicking here, while the news release can be accessed here.

 

 

 

 

Hosting the visit to NTU FST Programme by Prof. Fariba Dehghani, Director of Food Processing Centre, University of Sydney (May 2016)

 

 

 

 

Hosting the visit to NTU FST Programme by Ministry of Economic Affairs from The Netherlands (Apr 2016)

 

Prof. William Chen's research on Sustainable Food Production reported in The Straits Times (Apr 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen hosting the visit to NTU FST Programme by China Council for International Trade Jilin Committee (Apr 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen interviewed for his views on meat glue and food safety, as featured in The New Paper (April 04, 2016)

 

Weblink: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/meat-glue-food-industrys-dirty-little-secret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen serving as the Judge for DutchCham Winsemius Award Competition 2016 (Mar 29, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen invited to comments on Food safety related issues in The Straits Times (Mar 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen hosting NTU Earthlink Greenfest Event (Mar 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen hosting the Second Event of NTU Food Science and Technology Student Society (Mar 2016)

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen interviewed for his views on food nutrition, and featured in Shin Min Daily (page 6 on 23 Feb, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen hosted NYGH students' visit to NEWRI (Mar 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen interviewed for his views on food safety, and featured in The Straits Times

(page 3 on 19 Feb, 2016)

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen interviewed for his views on food safety, and featured in Channel 8 News,

News 5 Tonight (Channel 5), Singapore Tonight (Channel News Asia), and Channel U News

(Feb 09, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen hosting the Opening Event of NTU Food Science and Technology Student Society (Oct 2015)

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen in Executive Programme as a Fellow of US Food Systems Leadership Institute (Oct 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen's research in Microbial Engineering for High Value Food Ingredients reported in The Straits Times (June 2015)

 

Prof William Chen interviewed by Channel News Asia and featured in their Future Forward programme:

What's for Dinner - Sustainable Food Supply on Channel NewsAsia, (6 Jan 2015, 8.00pm)

In a documentary produced by Channel NewsAsia on new ways to find food sources, Prof William Chen

from NTU’s SCBE was interviewed, and introduced his current research in converting food waste to food ingredients

using microbial engineering. Prof Chen also talked about alternative food sources such as insect protein and test-tube proteins. see video

 

 

Prof. William Chen attending Singapore World Water Day, co-organized by EarthLink NTU (Mar 2015)

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen interviewed by LianHe ZaoBao on new technologies for Food Safety Monitoring (May 2015)

 

 

Prof. William Chen hosting the Welcome Session for the 2nd batch of students in the 2nd Major in

Food Science & Technology Programme (24 Aug 2015)

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen on Food Security study visit to US FDA, and USDA (May 2015)

 

 

 

Prof. William Chen hosted RI students' visit to NEWRI (Jul 2015)

 

 

 

Welcome Session of the first batch of students in the 2nd Major in Food Science & Technology Programme (Aug 2014)


Participants included Prof. Martin Kropff, Vice Chancellor (Rector Magnificus) of Wageningen University, Dutch Food Industry, Dutch Embassy,

NTU Director of Undergraduate Education, NTU Food Science & Technology Management Committee, Chairs of participating Schools and students.

 

 

Prof William Chen interviewed by CCTV-News and featured in their International News:

Singapore ensures safety in paraxylene production (25 Apr 2014)

Around Asia, Singapore is known as one of the world’s leading chemical manufacturing hubs.

It has attracted a number of global industry players despite strict environmental controls. read more



Prof. William Chen at the AGM of Earthlink NTU as the Academic Advisor of the student society (Aug 2014)




Prof. William Chen interviewed by Channel 8 and featured in their Frontline Programme (24 Oct 2014)

(http://xin.msn.com/en-sg/video/catchup/frontline-episode-30-fri-24-october-2014/vp-113f0dc6-e8a9-48fa-bda8-e08dc2bb7277)




Prof. William Chen hosted ACS (Independent) students' visit to NEWRI (10 Jul 2014)

 

 

 

Prof William Chen on 95.8FM Talkshow (24 January 2014)

“NTU’s 2nd Major in Food Science & Technology was featured live on the 95.8FM Talkshow.

This programme will be offered in conjunction with School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences,

B.Sc Hons in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry (CBC) and School of Biological Sciences, B.Sc Hons

in Biological Sciences (BS) in AY2014/2015. The 2nd Major in FST would be exclusively offered to

students from BEng(CBE), BSc(CBC) and BSc(BS) programmes, given its inter-disciplinary nature.

SCBE Professor William Chen, Director of the 2nd Major in Food Science & Technology Programme,

represented NTU at the Talkshow to discuss the programme’s impact on inter-disciplinary education and the food industry.

 



Graduate Recruitment Visit to Department of Chemical Engineering, Moratuwa University,

Colombo, Sri Lanka (Aug 2013)


 

 

 

Lianhe Zaobao: NTU partners Agilent to expand water research - Professor William Chen (19 Dec 2013)

NTU is partnering Agilent Technologies Inc. to develop solutions that will improve the biological treatment of wastewater.

NTU Prof William Chen and NEWRI Analytical Cluster Leader played a key role in setting up the NEWRI-Agilent partnership.

His focus has been on establishing and applying cellular bioengineering analytical platforms for pharmaceutical and environmental

cutting edge applications. NTU researchers will now be are able to better monitor microbial metabolic activity, reduce the carbon footprint

of wastewater treatment, and to increase energy recovery. Dean of NTU’s College of Engineering and Executive Director of NEWRI,

Prof Ng Wun Jern commented that the rapid industrialisation brought about by Asia’s economic take-off may exacerbate water pollution

and, therefore, increases the demand for high-quality water. Prof Ng further illustrated this with an analogy saying that wastewater and its

contents are akin to a black box. We may not know all the micro-organisms in the black box as well as their behaviours. NTU and Agilent

have signed a MOU and will be starting with two initial projects. The first project aims to develop a real-time monitoring system for wastewater

treatment while the second project, led by NEWRI’s Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre, aims to harness microbes for wastewater treatment.