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Research interests

  • Sustainable Value Chain
  • Biomass processing and integrated biorefineries.
  • Resource conservation via process integration techniques (pinch analysis and mathematical optimisation).
  • Process synthesis and design.
  • Energy planning for greenhouse gases emission reduction.

Biography

Professor Ir. Dr. Denny K. S. Ng is Associate Head, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia.  He received his Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and completed his PhD in University of Nottingham, Malaysia. Prof Ng is well published over 150 papers with an h-index of 33. His areas of specialisation include optimisation of sustainable value chain of palm oil industry, energy management, resource conservation via process integration techniques, synthesis and analysis of biomass processing and integrated bio refineries.  Prof Ng served as Head of Business Engagement and Innovation Services (BEIS), Professor of Process Design and Integrated Biorefinery at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Founding Director of Centre of Sustainable Palm Oil Research (CESPOR), University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He is fellow of The Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom (UK); Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, UK; Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM); Exco member of Young Scientist Network - Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) and Exco member of Alumni Yayasan Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia.  With his excellence contributions, he is recognised as Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) in 2018 and recipient of The 1st World Wu Clans Excellence Award 2017, Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Award (TOYM) 2017 (Scientific and Technological Development), Junior Chamber International (JCI); Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) Young Engineer Award 2015; Three Outstanding Young Persons of Negeri Sembilan (3OYP.NS) Awards, JCI 2014; Global IChemE Young Chemical Engineer of the Year 2012.  Apart from focusing on research and development (R&D), Prof. Ng also applied his R&D output in industrial consultation projects.To date, Prof. Ng has received more than RM 2 million research grants from government and industries to develop his research and commercialise the outputs. 

Roles & Responsibilities

Associate Head, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia 

Press Profile

Professor Ir. Dr. Denny K. S. Ng is Associate Head, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia.  He received his Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and completed his PhD in University of Nottingham, Malaysia. Prof Ng is well published over 150 papers with an h-index of 33. His areas of specialisation include optimisation of sustainable palm oil value chain, resource conservation, synthesis and analysis of biomass processing and integrated bio refineries. 

He is fellow of The Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom (UK); Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, UK; Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM); Exco member of Young Scientist Network - Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) and Exco member of Alumni Yayasan Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia.  With his excellence contributions, he is recognised as Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) in 2018 and recipient of The 1st World Wu Clans Excellence Award 2017, Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians Award (TOYM) 2017 (Scientific and Technological Development); IEM Young Engineer Award 2015; Three Outstanding Young Persons of Negeri Sembilan (3OYP.NS) Awards, JCI 2014; Global IChemE Young Chemical Engineer of the Year 2012. 

External positions

Young Scientist Network - Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM)

Dec 2018Dec 2019

UKRI International Development Peer Review College

2018 → …

National Research Foundation, South Africa

2017 → …

Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

2017 → …

Young Scientist Network - Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM)

Dec 2015Dec 2016

The Higher Education Academy

2013 → …

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Research Output 2006 2019

A hybrid multi-objective optimization framework for preliminary process design based on health, safety and environmental impact

Teh, S. Y., Chua, K. B., Hong, B. H., Ling, A. J. W., Andiappan, V., Foo, D. C. Y., Hassim, M. H. & Ng, D. K. S., 8 Apr 2019, In : Processes. 7, 4, 200.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Multiobjective optimization
Environmental impact
Process design
Health
Chemical industry

A mathematical optimisation model for analysis of minimal cropland expansion in agro value chains

R. V., J. P., Ng, D. K. S., Tan, R. R., Andiappan, V. & Kin, W. Y., Oct 2019, In : Sustainable Production and Consumption. 20, p. 178-191 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cost
Palm oil
plantation
Costs
crop

An integrated mathematical optimisation approach to synthesise and analyse a bioelectricity supply chain network

Ling, W. C., Verasingham, A. B., Andiappan, V., Wan, Y. K., Chew, I. M. L. & Ng, D. K. S., 1 Jul 2019, In : Energy. 178, p. 554-571 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioelectric phenomena
Supply chains
Power plants
Biomass
Economics

A Systematic Molecular Design Framework with the Consideration of Competing Solvent Recovery Processes

Ooi, J., Ng, D. K. S. & Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., 24 Jul 2019, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 58, 29, p. 13210-13226 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recovery
Health
Palm oil
Analytic hierarchy process
Environmental impact

Design, optimisation and reliability allocation for energy systems based on equipment function and operating capacity

Andiappan, V., Benjamin, M. F. D., Tan, R. R. & Ng, D. K. S., 1 Oct 2019, In : Heliyon. 5, 10, e02594.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Linear programming
Costs
Design optimization
Reverse osmosis
Boilers

Prizes

2018 Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM)

Kok Sum Ng (Recipient), 1 Nov 2018

Prize: National/international honour

Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2017

Kok Sum Ng (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

cleaners
biofuels

Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) Young Engineer Award 2015

Kok Sum Ng (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2017

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of network

Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability (Journal)

Kok Sum Ng (Editorial board member)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity