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    United Kingdom

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20062020

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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

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

Development of Inherent Safety and Health Index for Formulated Product Design

Raslan, R., Hassim, M. H., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S. & Ten, J. Y., Jul 2020, In : Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 66, 104209.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Mathematical optimisation model for management of sago palm plantation expansions

    Rajakal, J. P., Ng, D. K. S., Tan, R. R., Andiappan, V. & Wan, Y. K., 1 Feb 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Transactions. 78, p. 109-114 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Optimal Design of a UF-RO Treatment System for Shale Gas Fracturing Flowback Wastewater

    Zhang, Z., Deng, C., Chang, C., Kong, F., Lee, J-Y., Ng, D. K. S. & Feng, X., 1 Apr 2020, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 59, 13, p. 5905-5920 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prediction and optimisation of syngas production from air gasification of Napier grass via stoichiometric equilibrium model

    Said, M. S. M., Ghani, W. A. W. A. K., Tan, H. B. & Ng, D. K. S., 4 Sep 2020, In : Energy Conversion and Management: X. 100057.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Safety and health risk assessment methodology of dermal and inhalation exposure to formulated products ingredients

    Raslan, R., Hassim, M. H., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S. & Ten, J. Y., Oct 2020, In : Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology . 116, 104753.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    2018 Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM)

    Ng, Kok Sum (Recipient), 1 Nov 2018

    Prize: National/international honour

    Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2017

    Ng, Kok Sum (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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

    Ng, Kok Sum (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 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