• Members

    Positions and full fellowship available for PhD students, postdocs, and visiting scholars.

    Xiaonan Wang


    (65) 6601 6221

    4 Engineering Drive 4, E5 03-04, Singapore 117585

    Principle Investigator of SSE lab

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS

    (July 2017 - now)

    Hailin Tian


    Research Fellow (Dec 2018-now)

    PhD, Technical University of Denmark (2018),

    M.Sc, B. Eng, China Agricultural University (2015, 2012)

    Waste management, life cycle assessment, energy and resource recovery, anaerobic digestion and microbial ecology

    Xinzhe Zhu




    Research Fellow (Oct 2018-now)

    PhD, Tsinghua University (2018),

    B.Eng, Ocean University of China (2013)

    Prediction of biochar properties from biomass/ Machine Learning in Materials

    Song Lan


    Research fellow (Sep 2019-Now)

    Ph.D.: Loughborough University, UK

    M.Eng: Beihang Univerisity, PRC

    B.Eng: Hefei University of Technology, PRC

    Waste heat recovery, thermoelectric generator, big data analytics

    Xiaoli Liu



    Research Fellow (Dec 2018-now)

    PhD, Northeastern University (2018)

    B.Eng, Northeast Normal University (2010)

    Data Mining, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and their applications.

    Qian Xie

    Visiting Scholar (Dec 2018-now)

    Lecturer, Anhui University of Technology (2016-now)

    PhD, Northeastern University (2016)

    B.Eng, Northeastern University (2009)

    Machine Learning and its application in industrial automation.

    Tan Huang



    Research Fellow (Mar 2019-now)

    PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2018),

    B.Sc, Jinan University, Guangzhou, PRC (2014)

    Data Analytics & Machine Learning for Materials Development

    Pulkit Chhabra


    Research Fellow (October 2018-now)

    Ph.D., National University of Singapore (2018)

    B.Tech, S.R.M. University, India (2013)

    Chemical and Pharmaceutical Process Analytics, Modeling, and Optimization

    Zuming Liu

    Research Fellow (Jun 2019-now)

    PhD, NUS, Singapore (2019),

    M.Eng, Tianjin University (2014)

    B.Sc, North China Electric Power University (2011)


    Energy conversion system design, modeling, and optimization

    Lanyu Li



    PhD Student, Research Engineer (Oct 2017-now)

    M.Sc, NUS (2017)

    B.Eng, University of Edinburgh + South China University of Technology (2016)

    Sustainable energy systems: design, optimization and life cycle assessment.

    Jiali Li



    PhD Student (Jan 2018-now)

    ​M.Eng, B.Eng, Imperial College London (2017)

    Accelerated Materials Development through deep learning.

    Yinan Li



    PhD Student (Aug 2018-now)

    B.Eng, National University of Singapore (2017)

    Multi-Scale Smart Energy Systems.

    Jie Li


    PhD Student (Jan 2019-now)

    MEng 2018 Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Organic waste to biochar: Process design and optimization for energy production and negative carbon emission.

    Xi Han



    PhD student, co-supervised by Dr Kang Zhou, NUS (2016-now)

    ​B.Eng, Tianjin University (2016)

    Prediction of protein properties from sequence using machine learning

    Apoorva Katragadda


    PhD Student co-supervised by Prof. IA Karimi (Aug 2017- now)

    B.Tech, IIT Hyderabad (2017)

    Supply chain design and optimization of precision healthcare

    Yee Shee Tan


    PhD Student (2018-now)

    M.Eng, National Cheng Kung University (2012)

    B.Eng, National Cheng Kung University (2010)

    Water-energy nexus modeling and optimization

    Wei Wang


    MEng Student (2018-now)

    ​B.Eng, Xiamen University, China (2018)

    Design and operation of hybrid urban energy systems.



    FYP and Master Student,

    July 2018 - now

    Integrates control theory and computational modelling with machine learning.

    Shukun Wang


    Exchange Student (2019-now)
    PhD Student (Sep 2017-now), Engineering Thermophysics

    Micro-scale organic Rankine cycle (ORC) for low-grade waste heat recovery.Life cycle assessment/Thermo-economic analysis/Carbon footprint evaluation for energy system.

    Manu Suvarna


    Research Associate, NUS, Singapore (2019 - now)

    M.Eng - University of British Columbia, Canada (2012)

    Data Scientist, Accenture LLC, India (2018-2019)

    Dynamic simulation, process control and machine learning algorithms.

    Jieran Yi



    Undergraduate Research Student, December 2017 - now

    Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Personalized Healthcare.


    Bowen Feng

    FYP Student, July 2018 - now


    Research Topic: Development of optimal Food-Energy-Water-Waste (FEW2) Nexus

    Kaizhuo Lim

    Undergraduate Research Student, December 2017 - now


    Machine learning methodologies

  • Alumni of SSE

    Best luck to your career!

    Scarlett Chen Visiting Research Assistant, 08-09, 2017 Currently PhD student at UCLA

    Model predictive control of fuel cell systems within hybrid renewable energy and hydrogen generation.

    Tianyu Ren FYP Student, 12/2017 - 07/2018

    Machine learning for patients’ demand forecasting and precision healthcare supply chain management.

    Shuyu Zhang UROP Student, 1/2018 - 07/2018  Currently studying at NUS

    Machine learning for patients’ demand forecasting and precision healthcare supply chain management.

    Qing Yu Chong FYP Student, 1/2018 - 07/2018 Currently working at ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

    Design and optimization of hybrid distributed energy systems in Singapore.

    Wee Chin Wong, Postdoc Research Fellow 1/2018 - 07/2018

    Model predictive control and machine learning methods for continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing.

    Shamala Nair Narayan, FYP Student, 1/2018 - 12/2018

    Life Cycle Techno-Economic and Sustainability Assessment of Future Energy Systems.

    Dao Truong Giang, UROP Student, 1/2018 - 12/2018

    Machine learning methodologies www.github.com/heiseish

    Chi-Hung Ho, M.Eng Student, 7/2017 - 7/2018 Currently consultant in Japan

    Biocatalytic continuous manufacturing of diabetes drug: plantwide process modeling, optimization, environmental and economic analysis

    Tianxun Zhou, B.Eng Student, 12/2017 - 7/2018 Currently working at ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

    Data-driven planning of urban energy systems with energy storage.

    Daniel Tian, B.Eng Student, 12/2017 - 7/2018 Currently working as a data scientist at SenSING

    Data-driven modelling and AI enhanced decision making in urban energy systems.

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