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Dr. Wai Siong Chai is currently an assistant professor at Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He received his BEng (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering and PhD in Engineering from University of Nottingham. He then completed his postdoctoral training at Zhejiang University and Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen prior to joining UNNC.

His research topics focus on experimental and numerical investigation, including green fuel development, ammonia combustion and utilization, environmental remediation. His main fields of application are combustion and chemical process engineering. He published more than 30 papers and has been a supervisor/co-supervisor for a number of final year and Master students. He is an Associate Member with Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE, UK) and currently serves as Editorial Board Member in Bioengineered.


University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 2023 - Present 

  • Multicomponent Separations (CHEE3029)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Design (CHEE1022)

University of Nottingham Malaysia, 2022

  • Introduction to Scientific Computation 
  • Mathematical Methods for Civil Engineering 

Research Interests

Dr. Wai Siong Chai’s research interests span from energy to waste, which include:

Energy Engineering

  • Experimental and numerical investigation into ammonia utilisation as future energy storage medium, storage and combustion
  • Integrated green ammonia production process

Green Engineering

  • Environmental remediation using various biological and non-biological methods
  • Wastewater treatment

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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