November 12, 2012, by Fraser
Malaysian academic named Young Chemical Engineer of the Year
An up and coming academic from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus has been named Young Chemical Engineer of the Year.
First Malaysian winner
A record number of entries were received for the award from across the globe but it was UNMC’s Dr Denny KS Ng who triumphed – the first Malaysian to ever do so.
Dr Ng said: “I am honored to receive this world recognition and proud to be the only Malaysian to win the award. The candidate is shortlisted by the judges and then voted by all members. Therefore, I believe the judges and members are impressed with my works on applying engineering knowledge in sustainable development, especially on resource conservation, carbon constrained energy planning and design of biorefinery.”
Economic, environmental or social issues
The award recognises the individual who best demonstrates achievements and tangible application of chemical, biochemical and/or process engineering skills to address important economic, environmental or social issues. Dr Ng received his award from none other than Match of the Day 2’s Colin Murray (pictured left).
Denny studied for his degree in Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia before completing his PhD at UNMC.
He said: “I was the first PhD student in the department and graduated in two years.”
Dr Ng’s potential has been recognised by The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He is now an Associate Professor in the Engineering department – and the youngest person in the entire institution to hold this position.