Professor Chen Wei Ning, William
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Michael Fam Endowed Chair Professor in Food Science and Technology
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 637459
Director, NTU Food Science and Technology Programme (FST)
Director, Singapore Agri-food Innovation Lab (SAIL)
Co-Director, Singapore Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH@NTU)

Tel: (65) 6316 2870
Email: WNChen@ntu.edu.sg

 

Training

 

Our FST students moving into their graduate studies in Wageningen University and ETH in Switzerland (2018)

 

 

My PhD student Sachindra, an Award winner at Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WiEST) event (2018)

 

 

My undergraduate students (Hao Yang and Calista) taking part in URECA poster presentation (2018)

 

 

Research exchange programme with Food Technology experts from Mexico, and Summer Interns from Imperial College London (2017)

 

 

Science Research Programme students from Nanyang Girls High School, and National Junior College (2016)

 

 

Science Research Programme students from Raffles Institution, Winner of
Silver Medal at Nanyang Research Programme Competition (2015)

 

 

Research Team in NEWRI-Agilent Strategic Partnership (reported in Lianhe Zaobao, 19 Dec 2013)
on Analytical Platforms for wastewater treatment


(from left) Ms. Jaslyn Lee, Prof. Chen, Ms. Guili and Ms. Sachindra Cooray

 


Science Research Programme student (Karthik) from Raffles Institution Won
an Individual Gold Medal at Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SEEF) 2013


The yearly SEEF competition is organized by MOE and A*STAR. Mr. Karthik (second from left)ís
winning research project, awarded from a total of 289 projects, was on Microbial
Engineering for
Bioenergy and under the supervision of Professor William Chen. Karthik is now an undergraduate
student at NUS Medical School.




Postdoctoral Training:

  1. Dr. Peter Lee Peng Foo (2004-2005), currently an Assistant Professor at National Institute of Education, NTU, Singapore
  2. Dr. Yang Er Bin (2005-2006), currently a Biotech/Healthcare Entrepreneur



Graduate Training:

  1. Dr. Yap Seow Fong (PhD awarded in 1997), currently a Research Fellow at National Cancer Centre, Singapore
  2. Ms. Lwa Siew Hui (MSc awarded in 2004), currently a Research Staff at Biopolis, Singapore
  3. Dr. Pan Hong (PhD awarded in 2007), currently a Research Specialist at State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
  4. Dr. Lu YiWei (PhD awarded in 2007), currently a Scientific Advisor (Medical Affairs) at Bristol-Myers Squibb.


(from left) Dr. Yiwei and Prof. Chen

  1. Dr. Tan Tuan Lin (PhD awarded in 2008), awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship by
    University of California at San Diego, USA (Prof. Richard Firtel).
    He is now the Course Chair and a Lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic.


(from left) Prof. Chen and Dr. Tuan Lin

  1. Dr. Sui Jianjun (PhD awarded in 2009), currently a Research Engineer with Keppel Corp, Singapore

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(from left) Dr. Jianjun and Prof. Chen

  1. Ms. Laleh Sadrolodabaee (M. Eng. awarded in 2009).
    She joined the lab in 2009 and received her PhD in 2013 on
    an A*STAR-SINGA scholarship.


(from left) Bahar, Prof. Chen and Laleh

  1. Dr. Feng Huixing earned her M.Sc. in Life Sciences from Wuhan University,
    and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from NTU in 2010. She joined the lab in September 2006.
    She is now an Analytical Specialist with Agilent Technology



  2. Dr. Niu Dan Dan (PhD awarded in 2010), currently a biotech entrepreneur, Singapore


(from left) Dr. Huixing, Prof. Chen and Dr. Dandan

  1. Ms. Bahareh Haji Rasouliha (M. Eng. awarded in 2010), currently a PhD student at NTU

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    (from left) Dr. Bai Jing, Dr. Tuan Lin, Dr. Dan Dan, Dr. Huixing, Jianhua, Prof. Chen,
    Yudan, Dr. Jianjun, Bahar and Laleh

  2. Dr. Wang Suk Mei (PhD awarded in 2010), currently a R&D Scientist with DX Assays Pte. Ltd.


    (from left) Prof Chen, Dr. Suk Mei


  3. Dr. Bai Jing (PhD awarded in 2011), currently a Research Fellow at MIT

  4. (from left) Prof Chen, Dr. Bai Jing


  5. Dr. Zhang Jianhua (PhD awarded in 2012), currently a Research Fellow at NTU.


    (from left) Dr. Jianhua, Prof. Chen



  6. Ms. Zhou Yusi earned her M.Sc. in Life Sciences from Eulji University, South Korea.
    She joined the lab in 2008 and received her PhD degree in 2013. She is now a Senior
    Research Scientist with Medlab Pte Ltd (Australia)


  7. (from left) Dr. Yusi, Prof. Chen



  8. Dr. Tan Yi Lin Jane graduated as BEng (ChemEng) in 2010. She joined
    the lab in 2010 and received her PhD degree in 2014 on a NTU Graduate
    Scholarship (Imperial College-NTU joint PhD programme). She is now a
    Technical Expert with Waters, Singapore.





  9. Ms. Laleh Sadrolodabaee earned her B.Sc. in Medical Sciences
    from Isfaran University, Iran. She joined the lab in September 2009
    on an A*STAR SINGA Scholarship. She received her PhD degree in 2014 and is now a research scientist with Southern University of California.



  10. Mr. Benedict Lee Jia Hong earned his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering
    from NTU. He received his MEng in 2013 on a Nanyang President Graduate Scholarship.
    He is now with the Health Science Authority of Singapore.



  11. Mr. Tan Kee Yang earned his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from NTU.
    He joined the lab in September 2010 on a NTU Graduate Scholarship, and
    received his PhD degree in 2015. He is now a professional in private sector.



  12. Ms. Tang Xiaoling earned her B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University. She joined the lab in August 2010 on
    an NTU Graduate Scholarship. She received her PhD degree in 2015, and is now an Associate Professor with ZJUT in China.



  13. Ms. Shi Jiahua earned her B.Eng. in Biotechnology from Beijing University of Chemical Technology. She joined the lab in September 2010 on a NTU Graduate Scholarship. She received her PhD degree in 2015, and is now a Research Fellow with NTU Food Technology Center



  14. Dr. Feng Xuesong joined the lab in 2008 on NTU Research Scholarship.
    He received his PhD degree in 2013, and is now a Lecturer at Xian Jiaotong University.


    (from left) Prof. Chen and Dr. Xuesong


  15. Dr. Wang Mingxuan joined the lab in 2009 on an NTU Research Scholarship.
    He received his PhD degree in 2012. He is currently a Senior Scientist at Procter & Gamble.


    (from left) Prof. Chen and Dr. Mingxuan


  16. Dr. Lydia Lee@Li Xiang earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Northeastern
    University. She joined the lab in September 2010 a NTU Graduate Scholarship. She received her PhD degree in 2015.




  17. Dr. Chen Liwei earned her B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from
    Tianjin University. She joined the lab in September 2010 a NTU
    Graduate Scholarship. She received her PhD degree in 2015.




  18. Dr. Zhao Guili earned her M.Sc. in Biotechnology from
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology. She joined the
    lab in September 2011 and received her PhD in 2016. Email: GLZHAO@ntu.edu.sg




  19. Dr. Lee Jie Lin Jaslyn earned her B. Sc. (Hons)
    in Biomedical Sciences from Monash University in 2008.
    After a three-year stint as a Research Officer at the Institute
    of Medical Biology (A*STAR), she joined the lab in 2012
    on a NTU Interdisciplinary Graduate School (IGS) research scholarship. She received her PhD degree in 2016.



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  21. Dr. Liu Ting earned her B.Sc. from Nankai University. She joined the lab in 2014 on a NTU Interdisciplinary
    Graduate School (IGS) research scholarship. She received her PhD in 2016 and is now an entrepreneur in China




  22. Ms. Sachindra Cooray earned her B.Eng. (Chem Eng) from
    University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka). She joined the lab in 2014
    on a NTU Interdisciplinary Graduate School (IGS) research scholarship.




  23. Mr. Low Tiong Keng William. He earned his BEng (Eletrical & Electronic)
    from NUS, and received his MSc (Biomed. Eng) from NTU in 2012.
    He is now a student with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.





  24. Ms. Toh Shi Hui earned her B. Sc. in Chemistry (NUS)
    in 2010. She joined the lab in 2012 and received her
    M.Eng. (Chemical Engineering) in 2014.
    She is now a Consultant with Accenture Pte. Ltd.



 

    Lab Gathering 2019

     

    Lab Gathering 2018

     

    Lab Gathering 2017

     

     

    Lab Gathering 2016


     

    Lab Gathering 2015



     

 

Lab Christmas Gathering 2014


(from left) Guili, Jiahua, Dr. Xiaoling, Prof. Chen, Ting, Liwei, Dr. Jianhua, and Jaslyn


Lab Christmas Gathering 2013


from left (sitting) Dr. Jane, Dr. Huixing, Prof. Chen and Dr. Xiaoling
from left (standing): Lydia, Jiahua, Guili, Kee Yang, Shi Hui, Lawrence, Jaslyn, Dr. Jianhua, and Liwei



Lab Christmas Gathering 2012


front table (clockwise from left): my son in secondary 1 at Raffles Institution, Dr. Jianhua, Wang Lei, Dr. Mingxuan,
Dr. Huixing, Dr. Yusi, Dr. Dandan, Dr. Bai Jing, and Dr. Tuan Lin


Lab Outing 2011


Group Dinner at Brewerkz, Clarke Quay, Aug 2011
(from left) Lydia, Mingxuan, Dr. Huixing, Dr. Li Xi, Jianhua, Li Xiang, Dr. Dandan, Jiahua, Prof. Chen,
Dr. Yi Wei, Benedict, Yusi, Dr. Chen Yu, Liwei, Xiaoling, Kee Yang

     

    Lab Photo 2010


front row (from left to right) Yee Chwan, Kee Yang, Xiaoling, Yusi, Laleh, Jane, Dr. Huixing and Lydia
back row (from left to right) Benedict, Mingxuan, Dr. Bai Jing, Prof. Chen, Jianhua, Xuesong and Jiahua


 

Graduating CBE Students in 2016

 

With International Exchange Students (Sweden and South Korea) Attending my core course in 2016

 

Graduating CBE Students in 2015

 

Graduating CBE Students in 2012


Jocelyn, Li Xuan, Ching Sian, Ho Kong, Qiu Yan and Prof. Chen


with Kian Beng and Joel (left panel), with Fanny and Novilia (right panel)

Graduating CBE Students in 2011


(from left to right) Yi Yang, Wang Yee, Shavonne, Steven, Kwok Ling, and Prof. Chen


Undergraduate Training (2009-2010):

  1. Lee Kar Kei (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student),
    Winner of Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal 2010 and Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award 2010


(from left) Prof. Chen and Kar Kei

  1. Benedict Lee Jia Hong (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  2. Lionel Loh Wei Quan (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  3. Eunice Lee You Jin (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  4. Richie Chai (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  5. Daniel Leow Chee Hui (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  6. Wee Kai Fa (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  7. Ian Tan Yong Ming (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)

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(from left) Daniel, Benedict, Eunice, Kar Kei, Prof. Chen and Lionel

Undergraduate Training (2008-2009):

  1. Maya Vania (URECA Scholar, 3rd year BIE undergraduate student)
  2. Tio Teena (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  3. Koh Hwee Chen Regina ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  4. Lee Hui Yi, Joanne ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  5. Ng Shi Qi ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  6. Lim Min-Lin ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  7. Tay Mei Shi Jacqueline ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  8. Xu Lanbing ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  9. Teo Wei Shi Kathrine ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  10. Chan Ching Ee Michelle ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  11. Cheah Chee Liang ( Final Year Project, CBE undergraduate student graduated on Accelerated Bachelor Programme)
  12. Low Keng Cheng ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  13. Lim Ming Hui ( Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)

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(from left) Shi Qi, Lanbing, Teena, Joanne, Jacqueline, Ming Hui, Min-Lin, Kathrine, Chee Liang, Michelle


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with Regina (left panel), Jen Jen and Shubha (centre panel), and Melvin (right panel)

Undergraduate Training (2007-2008):

  1. Ms. Lee Kar Kei (URECA Scholar, 2nd year CBE undergraduate student, Winner of Titanium Award in Discover URECA@NTU Poster Exhibition and Competition, 2008)
  2. Ms. Foong Sook Ching (CN Yang Scholar, 1st year CBE undergraduate student)
  3. Mr. Andy Tjiawi (Final Year Project, CBE undergraduate student graduated on Accelerated Bachelor Programme, now with GlaxoSmithKline)


(from centre) Lie Na and Andy, Year 4 CBE students

  1. Ms. Huang Min Joon (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  2. Ms. Lin Zhiyu (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student, now with GlaxoSmithKline)
  3. Ms. Teo Seok Hui (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student, now with GlaxoSmithKline)
  4. Ms. Ong Siru (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student, now with GlaxoSmithKline)
  5. Ms. Amelia Goh Cheng Im (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student, now with Research Institute at Biopolis)
  6. Ms. Tan Wei Na (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student, now with EDB)
  7. Ms. Lieu Xiaohui (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  8. Ms. Theresa Pah Pei Wen (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student, now with Ministry of Education)
  9. Ms. Peng Aiwei (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student, now with GlaxoSmithKline)
  10. Ms. Koh Cheng Yan (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)
  11. Ms. Lim Li Lian (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student, now a Consultant)
  12. Ms. Shubhashini d/o Palanisamy (Final Year Project, 4th year CBE undergraduate student)


(from left) Zhiyu, Seok Hui, Shubha, Li Lian, Aiwei, Cheng Yan, Prof. Chen, Xiaohui, Theresa, Amelia and Siru