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PhD Success

Modelling and simulation of organic Rankine cycle waste heat recovery system

23 December 2021

NewRIIS would like to congratulate our PhD student, Ng Chun Wee who has just passed his viva voce on 14 December subject to a minor correction of his thesis. The panel of examiners consists of two professors from the Russell Group of universities. His work titled “Modelling and Simulation of Organic Rankine Cycle Waste Heat Recovery System with the Operational Profile of a Ship” was supervised by Dr Ben Wetenhall in the UK and Associate Professor Ivan CK Tam in Singapore.

Chun Wee started his PhD journey in September 2016 and was scheduled to complete his research work in September 2022. Despite the fact that he is on a part-time basis, he has managed to submit his work ahead of the planned schedule. This is due to a combination of diligence and extreme focus on his goal during the pandemic in the last two years. Chun Wee was able to travel to Newcastle twice and worked in the laboratory with his UK supervisor during his course of study. His excellent time and project management skills made these opportunities possible.

Chun Wee has published several research articles in journals and conferences, such as the Journal of Marine Science & Engineering and ORC seminars etc. Some of these publications were cited by other researchers in the scientific communities recently. Hence, this demonstrates the impact of his work in the area of sustainability and significance towards net zero carbon emissions in the maritime industry.

Chun Wee and his wife in Greece after a conference in Athens.

Chun Wee is a mature student at NewRIIS and he graduated with a BEng in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University in the UK in 2004 and thereafter he obtained his two Master's degrees in Maritime Studies (NTU) and Offshore Technology (NUS). He has accumulated 17 years of experience in the marine and offshore industry and is now employed as a Principal Engineer and Project Manager in the classification society, DNV.

NewRIIS is glad to share the news with our readers that Chun Wee will help deliver an MSc module cum CPD workshop titled “Regulatory Framework and Marine Survey” in February/March 2022.

Once again, we would like to congratulate Chun Wee on the completion of his PhD just in time for the festive seasons.

Well done!