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Our research program in NUS centers on gas hydrate or clathrate hydrate spanning both fundamental and applied research. The vision of “Linga Lab” is to advance hydrate technology as an effective, and feasible solution for the critical needs of clean and safe water, cleaner energy, and environmental stewardship. Please feel free to explore our website to learn more about us, our interests, and what we do! 
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Biography of Praveen Linga

Praveen LINGA is currently Vice Dean for Communications and Outreach at the Faculty of Engineering and a Dean’s Chair Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Prof. Peter Englezos. He obtained his Bachelor’s (University of Madras) and Master’s degree (IIT Kharagpur) in chemical engineering from India. His research interests are in the areas of clathrate (gas) hydrates, storage and transport of fuels, carbon dioxide capture, storage & utilization (CCS & U), seawater desalination, and recovery of energy. His research group at NUS particularly focuses on enhancing the kinetics of hydrate formation for several applications of interest by developing novel reactor designs, experimental methods, and techniques. Up to date, he has published more than 120 research articles and delivered more than 100 invited talks and seminars. He is recognized among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He is an Associate Editor in the Energy & Fuels journal and serves in the Editorial Advisory Boards of Applied Energy, Fluid Phase Equilibria, and Processes. 
 
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In the News

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Linga Lab CO2 storage research featured in Channel News Asia:

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Tech Talk by CNA938 radio channel about carbon capture technology.

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Awards and Honours

  • Most Cited Paper Recognition, Applied Energy (2021)
  • Best Paper Award, Applied Energy (2020)
  • Highlighted as an Influential Author in Carbon Capture Technologies, Energy Reports (2020)
  • Engineering Educator Award (EEA) for AY2018/19, NUS Engineering (2020)
  • SCEJ Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer Award, Society of Chemical Engineers Japan (2019)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (2019)
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), United Kingdom (2019)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, Desalination (2019)
  • Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering, Clarivate Analytics (2018)
  • Best Paper Award, Applied Energy (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Teaching Honors List for AY2016/17, NUS Engineering (2018)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, Energy Journal (2018, 2017)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, Applied Energy Journal (2018)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (2018, 2017)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, Energy Journal (2018)
  • W. Davidson Award, International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH9), Denver USA (2017)
  • Young Investigator Award, Energies Journal based in Switzerland (2017)
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award, AIChE Singapore Local Section (2017)
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA), NUS (2017)
  • Young Researcher Award (YRA), NUS (2017)
  • Faculty Young Researcher Award, NUS Engineering (2017)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, Chemical Engineering Science Journal (2017)
  • 2017 Class of Influential Researchers, Invited by I&EC Research Journal (2017)
  • Teaching Honors List for AY2015/16, Faculty of Engineering NUS (2016)
  • Highly Commendable Award for Research Project of the Year and Finalist for Energy Award, IChemE Singapore (2016)
  • Best Paper Award, Applied Energy (2016)
  • Featured by EMA in its exclusive 3Qs interview series that features industry leaders and innovators in the energy domain, EMA (2016)
  • Service Award, AIChE Singapore Local Section (2015)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (2015)
  • Most Cited Paper recognition, Chemical Engineering Science Journal (2012)
  • Award to participate in summer school on carbon dioxide capture and storage, International Energy Agency (2008)
  • Best presenter and Excellent paper award, International Conference on Sustainable Petroleum Development, Beijing China (2007)
  • Early Faculty Induction Program Fellowship, AICTE in India, awarded for academic excellence and to pursue a career in academia (2000)
  • Gold Medalist, Sri Ram Engineering College (2000)

Student Awards and Honours

  • Advisee (Dr. Gaurav BHATTACHARJEE) featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021 list for Healthcare and Science (2021).
  • Advisee (Dr. Gaurav BHATTACHARJEE) received the AIChE Singapore Local Section Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2020).
  • Advisee (Dr. Zhenyuan YIN) received Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award, AIChE Singapore Local Section (2020).
  • Advisee (Sonia ARUMUGANAINAR) received AIChE Singapore Local Section Outstanding Undergraduate Final Year Research Thesis Award (2020).
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  • Advisee (Zhenyuan YIN) received 2019 Chinese Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, Chinese Scholarship Council (2020
  • Advisee (ZHANG Shuyu) received the 34th FoE Innovation and Research Merit Award for her FYP Research Project (2020)
  • Advisee (Dr. Junjie Zheng) received Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award, AIChE Singapore Local Section (2019)
  • Advisee (Dr. Ponnivalavan Babu) received ChemEngineering Travel Award, MDPI Switzerland (2018)
  • Advisee (Yanjie Lin) received AIChE Singapore Local Section Outstanding Undergraduate Final Year Research Thesis Award (2018)
  • Advisee (Dr. Ponnivalavan BABU) received the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award in the International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH9), Denver USA (2017)
  • Advisee (Dr. Ponnivalavan BABU) received the AIChE Singapore Local Section Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2017)
  • Advisee (Kulesha Premasinghe) received the AIChE Singapore Local Section Outstanding Undergraduate Final Year Project Award for his final year research project (2017)
  • Advisee (Dr. Hari Prakash Veluswamy) received the Highly Commendable Award for the Young Chemical Engineer in Research Category of IChemE Singapore Awards (2016)
  • Advisee (Alison Jia Hui WONG) received AIChE Singapore Local Section Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation/Research Project Award for their FYP projects (2016)
  • Advisee (Sharad KUMAR) received AIChE Singapore Local Section Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation/Research Project Award for their FYP projects (2016)
  • Advisee (Dr. Hari Prakash Veluswamy) received the AIChE Singapore Local Section 2016 Outstanding Postgraduate Dissertation Honorable Mention Award (2016)
  • Advisee (Alison Jia Hui WONG) received the 30th FoE Innovation and Research Merit Award for her FYP Research Project (2016)
  • Advisee (Stuti Datta) received the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher (OUR) Award for her UROP Research Project (2015)
  • Advisee (Ang Wei Jun) received the AIChE Singapore Local Section Outstanding Undergraduate Research Project Award for his final year research project (2015)
  • Advisee (Stuti Datta) received the 29th FoE Innovation and Research High Achievement Award for her UROP research project (2015)
  • Advisee (Nelson Ong) received the 29th FoE Innovation and Research Merit Award for their final year research projects (2015)
  • Advisee (Ang Wei Jun) received the 29th FoE Innovation and Research Merit Award for their final year research projects (2015)
  • Advisee (Yang Ting) received the 27th FoE Innovation and Research Merit Award for their research projects (2013)
  • Advisee (Lim Yu An) received the 27th FoE Innovation and Research Merit Award for their research projects (2013)