Thanks to a generous gift from the World Future Foundation (WFF) Limited, the National University of Singapore (NUS) awarded five postgraduate students the World Future Foundation PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research for their theses which relate to solving issues in environment and sustainability. The successful candidates were selected based on the originality, economic and societal relevance of their research.
Speaking on behalf of his fellow winners at the award ceremony, Dr Faruque Hasan said: “We are glad that World Future Foundation recognises, appreciates and motivates the kind of research we are conducting in NUS on environmental and sustainability issues. The motivation and the encouragement that I have received by winning this award are huge.”
Conveying the purpose of establishing this Prize, Managing Director of the World Future Foundation Mr Lu Bo said: “It is to resolve environmental problems and facilitate sustainable development by applying philanthropic concepts, power of wealth and technological innovations. With this Prize, we expect and hope to enhance global research into environmental and sustainable practices, and make a greater contribution to humanity. We are initiating a new undertaking that is of great importance.”
He added: “This Prize would be the first step in creating a long term partnership where WFF supports NUS to strengthen research and development leadership in these fields.”
WFF is a Singapore registered foundation founded by Chinese entrepreneur Dr Feng Lun. It financially supports charitable organisations and programmes related to ecological and environmental protection, research and education to bring about changes that benefit contemporary and future generations.
The inaugural Prize recipients, who will each receive prize money of US$10,000, are:
– Dr He Jun, Faculty of Engineering
“Occurrence and Fate of Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in the Tropical Atmosphere”
– Dr Deng Da, Faculty of Engineering
“Lithium-ion Batteries for Green Energy Storage”
– Dr M M Faruque Hasan, Faculty of Engineering
“Modeling and Optimisation of a Liquefied Natural Gas Process”
– Dr Wang Yan, Faculty of Science
“Pervaporation Membrane Materials based on Torlon Polyamidelmide”
– Dr Steve Kardinal Jusuf, School of Design and Environment
“Development of Estate Level Climate Related Impact Assessment Framework and Air Temperature Prediction within Urban Climatic Mapping Method in Singapore”
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