Neal Tai-Shung CHUNG

Professor Provost's Chair Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(65) 6516 6645

E4 05-37



  • PhD (Chem. Eng.) SUNY, 1981
  • MSc (Chem. Eng.) Natn’l Taiwan, 1977
  • BSc (Chem. Eng.) Chung-Yuan, 1973

Awards and Honours

  • President Technology Award (2015 )
  • NUS Outstanding Research Award (2015)
  • Underwood Medal for Exceptional Research in Separations from IChemE (2014)
  • Fellow, Academy of Engineering Singapore (2012)
  • Engineering Research Leadership Award, National University of Singapore (2011)
  • Hyflux-SNIC Environment Chemistry Award by Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) (2010)
  • IChemE in Singapore Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Sustainable Technology (2010)
  • IES (The Institution of Engineers, Singapore) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award (2010)

Research Interests

  • Membranes Science & Technology, Membranes for Gas/Liquid Separation & Pharmaceutics Synthesis
  • Liquid Crystalline Polymers
  • Nanotechnology & Nanocomposites

Selected Publications

P. Wang, T. S. Chung, A new-generation asymmetric multi-bore hollow fiber membrane for sustainable water production via vacuum membrane distillation, Environmental Science & Technology 47 (12), 6272-6278 (2013).

Y. K. Ong, T. S. Chung, Pushing the limits of high performance dual-layer hollow fiber fabricated via I2PS process in dehydration of ethanol, AIChE J. 59 (8), 3006-3018 (2013).

Q. C. Ge, T. S. Chung, Hydroacid complexes: a new class of draw solutes to promote forward osmosis (FO) processes, Chemical Communications 49 (76), 8471 – 8473 (2013).

S. Zhang, T. S. Chung, Minimizing the instant and accumulative effects of salt permeability to sustain ultrahigh osmotic power density, Environmental Science & Technology 47, 10085-10092 (2013).

L. Hao, P. Li, T. S. Chung, PIM-1 as an organic filler to enhance the gas separation performance of Ultem polyetherimide, J. Membrane Science 453, 614–623 (2014).