Assistant Professor Yan Ning, from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is conferred the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division (ESED) Early Career Award 2017. His work strives to generate materials from renewable resources, such as agricultural waste, food waste and industry waste, to benefit both the economy and the environment.
Assistant Professor Yan Ning wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award 2017
“It is a great honour to receive the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environment, Sustainability and Energy Early Career Award. Indeed, it is a huge encouragement for me to further pursue academic dreams in the years to come. I feel so grateful to the award committee who must have spent tremendous effort in identifying the winner out of many excellent candidates,” said Asst Prof Yan.
The ESED Early Career Award is biennially awarded to a single person for exceptional contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of environment, sustainability and energy. Asst Prof Yan will receive £2,000, a medal and a certificate at the award ceremony to be held in UK later this year. He is also invited to conduct an award lecture tour in four universities in UK.
Asst Prof Yan joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in 2012, where he established the Lab of Green Catalysis. He is also an adjunct scientist in Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*Star. His major research interest includes catalytic biomass conversion, green chemistry & engineering, and catalyst development.
He received the Green Chemistry for Life Young Scientist Grant (Inaugural) from UNESCO in 2014, and won the NUS Young Investigator Award and the G2C2 Young Researcher Award (Inaugural) in 2015.