Chan Siew Hwa
Professor Chan Siew Hwa
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Phone: (+65) 6790 4862
Office: N3.2 02 12
Professor Chan is the Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore and President’s Chair in Energy. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College London and is a Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He leads the hydrogen and fuel cell research in Nanyang Technological University. Dr Chan is one of the founding members and a Co-Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). He is also the Vice Director of Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute in Guangzhou Knowledge City, China. Prof Chan is a Director of Maz Energy Pte Ltd and Xin Xiang (Guangzhou) Hydrogen Technologies Co., Ltd. He is a consultant to Total SA and had served as a member of Advisory Board to NTU President and Provost, Management Board of Energy Studies Institute, Advisory Board of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Think Tank, etc.
Funded by UK’s Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment, Dr Chan’s PhD research was inclined to Heavy-Duty Internal Combustion Engines, but he extended his interest to hydrogen and fuel cells since 1997. He was the Organizer/Conference Chair of 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, Singapore in 2005 and Conference Chair of HYPOTHESIS XIII in 2018. From 2006 to 2008, he held a joint appointment with A*Star as Director of SERC Fuel Cell Program leading a team of more than 100 people from 4 A*Star Institute working with Rolls Royce Fuel Cell System. Prof Chan was also a Principal Investigator in Singapore-Peking University Research Centre for A Sustainable Low Carbon Future funded by National Research Foundation in 2011-2016. His research has gained him a number of recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Medal from UK IMechE in 2000, Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy, USA in 2007, “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” award from Thomson Reuters in 2014, Nanyang Award (Research Excellence) in recognition of outstanding contribution in scientific knowledge on a global scale through novel research breakthrough in 2014, Nanyang Award (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) in 2017, “Star of Innovation Talent” in 2018 from Guangzhou Government. He is the editorial board member of Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Technologies, Energy Conversion and Management and International Journal of Energy Research. He has published 267 refereed journal papers with more than 13,000 citation counts and h-index of 58. Prof Chan has been teaching Thermodynamics course since 1991 and awarded “Teacher-of-the-Year” in 2000.