CoolestSG – a Tripartite Collaboration on Cooling Technology for Tropical Climates
The need for cooling all year round is a constant challenge, especially for hot and humid Singapore. Over the years, vast sums of money have been invested in research into cooling technologies, in particular those that are energy efficient and space saving. This talk presents an overview of the objectives and operation of the recently established CoolestSG Consortium supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation. The national-level consortium seeks to unlock value from past, current and future research efforts, by bringing industry together with institutions of higher learning for co-innovation and R&D translation. This talk will also highlight opportunities for collaboration in energy efficient cooling technologies for application in both the indoor and outdoor environments.
Professor, National University of Singapore
S.K. Chou is Professor Adjunct at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. He is presently Chairman of the Technical Committee of the newly established Cooling Energy Science and Technology Singapore (CoolingSG) Consortium funded by the National Research Foundation. Between 1992 and 2007, he held positions as Director, Industry and Technology Relations Office, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at NUS. He was the founding executive director of the Energy Studies Institute, established in 2007 at NUS, where he held a joint appointment till June 2017. S.K. Chou is Honorary Fellow and Past President of the Institution of Engineers (IES), Singapore, and a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering, the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology, the Energy Institute, UK, and the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. He is the national focal point on the Board of Advisers, ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST). He is presently an Editor of the Elsevier journal, Applied Energy, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of other energy related journals.