ASSOCIATE Professor Praveen Linga, from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is conferred the inaugural Energies Young Investigator Award. The recipient of this international award (Switzerland) is chosen through a worldwide nomination call, where the nomination had to be supported by two international experts in the nominee’s field of research. The nominations were assessed by an award committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Enrico Sciubba of Energies Journal, and comprised the Editorial Board Members.
This Award is given in recognition of “ground breaking research and significant contribution to the advancement of the field” within the 10 years of the conferral of the PhD degree. Specifically, the prize is given in recognition of his excellence in the research field of energy related scientific research and technology development. The Award consists of 2,000 CHF (Swiss Francs), an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Energies, and an engraved plaque.
“It is indeed a great honour to receive this award and to be recognised for early promise in the field of energy research. This will further catalyse my efforts to innovate and advance research in my field pertaining to natural gas hydrates, energy storage and LNG cold energy utilisation,” said Assoc Prof Linga.
Assoc Prof Linga is developing two applications with gas hydrate as a technology enabler for natural gas storage and seawater desalination, both of which are of strategic interest to Singapore. The first one is the development of solidified natural gas technology for large-scale, long-term and safe storage of natural gas. Significant engineering breakthrough has been reported recently for this technology by his team. The second translational research project that his group champions is the development of hydrate technology for seawater desalination by using the cold energy from liquefied natural gas.