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Personal profile

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

Chair of Science Leadership , Young Scientist Network - Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM)

Dec 2018Dec 2019

Member, UKRI International Development Peer Review College

2018 → …

International Reviewer, National Research Foundation, South Africa

2017 → …

International Reviewer, Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

2017 → …

Chair of Science Policy, Young Scientist Network - Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM)

Dec 2015Dec 2016

Fellow, The Higher Education Academy

2013 → …

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Research Output 2008 2019

Input–output optimisation model for sustainable oil palm plantation development

Foong, S. Z. Y., Goh, C. K. M., Supramaniam, C. V. & Ng, D. K. S., Jan 2019, In : Sustainable Production and Consumption. 17, p. 31-46 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palm oil
plantation
oil
Fruits
Fertilizers

A systematic decision analysis approach to design biomass combined heat and power systems

Ling, W. C., Andiappan, V., Wan, Y. K. & Ng, D. K. S., Sep 2018, In : Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 137, p. 221-234 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision theory
Biomass
Probability distributions
Sensitivity analysis
Hot Temperature

A Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) Model for Optimal Operation of Industrial Resource Conservation Networks (RCNs) Under Abnormal Conditions

Tan, R. R., Foo, D. C. Y., Bandyopadhyay, S., Aviso, K. B. & Ng, D. K. S., 2017, 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. Elsevier, p. 607-612 6 p. (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; vol. 40)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Linear programming
Conservation
Drought
Pipelines
Water

A molecular design methodology by the simultaneous optimisation of performance, safety and health aspects

Ten, J. Y., Hassim, M. H., Ng, D. K. S. & Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Feb 2017, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 159, p. 140-153 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Simultaneous Optimization
Design Methodology
Health
Safety
Target

A systematic methodology for multi-objective molecular design via Analytic Hierarchy Process

Ooi, J., Promentilla, M. A. B., Tan, R. R., Ng, D. K. S. & Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Oct 2017, In : Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 111, p. 663-677 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Analytic hierarchy process
methodology
Oils
Fibers

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)

Ng, K. S. (Editorial board member)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity