UNSW Asia research boost

The Prime Minister of Singapore has announced a joint Membrane Technology Research Centre to be established by UNSW Asia and Nanyang Technology University.

The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, has announced a joint Membrane Technology Research Centre to be established by UNSW Asia and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The Singapore Membrane Technology Research Centre (SMTC) will provide a major focus for membrane technology applied to sustainable water. Bringing together specialists in membranes and related key disciplines from NTU and UNSW Asia, the SMTC will be led by Professor Tony Fane.

Professor Fane was an A*STAR funded Temasek Professor, leading a program on membrane technology for sustainable water at NTU. In keeping with the collaborative nature of the SMTC, Professor Fane will hold concurrent faculty appointments at both UNSW Asia and NTU.

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Prominent Singaporean research specialist Dr Khiang-Wee Lim has been appointed UNSW Asia's Deputy President (Research).

Dr Lim is currently deputy executive director of Singapore's Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) and executive director of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). His appointment at UNSW Asia will run concurrently with his appointment in IMRE. He will relinquish his appointment as deputy executive director SERC.

Dr Lim's appointment highlights the research and teaching ties between Singapore and UNSW.

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