Top chemical engineers in Singapore were recognized on March 24 at the inaugural IChemE Singapore innovation and excellence awards.
• Senoko Energy, recognised in the education and training category for its community involvement education program; and
• Huntsman Singapore also in the education and training category for its SCIC responsible care program.
Achievements within Singapore's academic chemical engineering community were also celebrated with Professor Tai-Shung Chung from the National University of Singapore winning the sustainable technology award (sponsored by GSK) for his outstanding achievements in the area of membrane separation technology.
Singapore Polytechnic's School of Chemical and Life Sciences was also recognised in the education and training category for its revamp of the Diploma in Chemical Engineering using the Conceive - Design - Implement - Operate (CDIO) framework.
"There is a vibrant chemical engineering scene here in Singapore and these awards were all about providing a forum for acknowledging outstanding achievement, recognizing the important role of the process industries, and encouraging excellence in the future", says Keith Carpenter, chair of IChemE in Singapore.
"Building on the sponsorship from GSK and support provided by Mitsui Chemicals and the Singapore EDB this year, we'll be working hard to ensure 2011's event is even bigger and better than what we've enjoyed this year," adds Carpenter.
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