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Nottingham University Academic conferred Young Engineer Award 2015


Professor Denny K. S. Ng was conferred with IEM Young Engineer Award for the year 2015  (academia category) from Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) by Datuk Ir. Lim Chow Hock, IEM president and Engr. Vivekasugha Alif Gunaalan, Chairman of IEM Young Engineer Section (YES).

Professor Ng was conferred with this award for his achievement in the areas of process synthesis and design, biomass processing and integrated biorefinery, resource conservation and energy planning for greenhouse gas emission reduction. 

“It is an honour to receive this award and I would like to dedicate this award to all my collaborators and students who have continuously supported me as this achievement would not be a reality without them,” Professor Ng said at the award’s ceremony.

The objective of the awards is to encourage interest in engineering and to recognise potential among young engineers in Malaysia. The Award is presented to engineers who have shown outstanding ability and leadership qualities in the field. 

The award ceremony was held at Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur during Annual Dinner of Young Engineer Section of IEM. 

“I am really honoured to have Denny as a colleague. This latest award builds on his various international and local awards that he has received in recognition of his excellent achievements and contributions,” said Professor Ian Harrison, Dean of Faculty of Engineering at UNMC.

The Young Engineer Award 2015 for the industry category was awarded to Ir Justin Lai, Managing Director of IPM Engineering Sdn Bhd.

Prior to this award, Professor Ng has received various international and local awards namely, Young Chemical Engineer of the Year 2012 by Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK; top author for most cited papers between years 2010 – 2012 in an Elsevier journal – Computers & Chemical Engineering in year 2012 and is among the Three Outstanding Young Persons of Negeri Sembilan (3OYP.NS) Awards by Junior Chamber International (JCI), Seremban Branch in 2014. 

Professor Ng is Professor of Process Design and Integrated Biorefinery at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Founding Director of Centre of Sustainable Palm Oil Research (CESPOR) at UNMC. He is also an alumnus of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

(Thumbnail image caption: Datuk Ir. Lim Chow Hock, IEM president and Engr. Vivekasugha Alif Gunaalan, Chairman of IEM Young Engineer Section presenting the award to Professor Denny)


More information is available from Professor Denny K. S. Ng on;or Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager at UNMC, on+60(3)8924 8746,

Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’stop one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is holding events throughout 2015 to celebrate 15 years as a pioneer of transnational education. Based in Semenyih, UNMC was established as the UK's first overseas campus in Malaysia and one of the first world-wide. 

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives,tackle global issues and shape the future. 

Posted on 19th June 2015

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