Dr. Jayson Koh Director Dr. Kelvin Tan Co-Director Stanislav Borisov Senior Manager - Decarbonization Solutions Hogun Min Innovation Manager Hariram Someswaran Senior Operations Manager Dr. Abhay M S Aradhya Lead of Digitization and AI solutions Dr. Sugunakar Reddy Ravula Lead of AIOT & Energy Solutions Dr. Liao Susan Contracts Officer Keane Tan Principal for Green Building and Energy Efficiency Leonora Tan Wei Ting Energy Modelling Specialist Rithika Thomas Leads - Future Communities Chang Chia Chien Lead - Carbon Management Krithika Krishnasayee Lead Sustainable Design Technology Solutions Gao Ying Finance Officer Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar (Chair) Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) Dr Lim Jui, MD CEO SGInnovate Mr. Geoffrey Yeo Assistant Chief Executive Officer Urban Solutions, Sustainability and Enterprise Finance Enterprise Singapore Yeoh Choon Jin Director Urban Solutions & Infrastructure Services Enterprise Singapore Dr Sanjay Chittarajan Kuttan Executive Director Singapore Maritime Institute Prof Chan Siew Hwa President’s Chair in Energy Co-Director, Energy Research Institute Mr. Atsushi Taira Managing Director Mistletoe
Dr Jayson Koh is Director of Commercialisation at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy.
Jayson works closely with start-ups and SMEs for co-development of products, test-bedding projects, and leading co-innovation programs with corporates and investment partners.
Jayson has wide experience in technology development, investment, business development, open innovation and IP strategy across many tech sectors. Prior to joining EcoLabs, he was with SP Group and was responsible for technology and intellectual property strategies for digital energies, as well as leading the business development of sustainability solutions for large campuses. Before SP, he was the Founding Director of an Innovation Centre in the APAC region, focusing on FMCG and Home Care businesses. He also held mid and senior roles in technology consulting firm, venture capital fund and university incubator. Jayson graduated with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, specialised in nanotechnology and semiconductors.
Dr Kelvin Tan is Director of Consortium and Global Partnerships of Innovation for Energy. Kelvin works closely with start-ups, SMEs, international corporates and universities to co-innovate and co-development of products solution, solution architecture and test-bedding projects. Dr Kelvin’s main role is to help and improve the performance of Singapore SMEs’ new innovative solutions by offering support, service, innovative ideas and international partnerships to ensure that SMEs’ products, infrastructures and processes, meet the standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety. In addition, such partnerships to ensure SMEs’ solutions are compliant and remain competitive in global markets.
Prior to joining EcoLabs, Dr Kelvin was with Envision digital and DNV. He has over 16 years of experience in the engineering and research field. At DNV, Dr Kelvin was the Country Manager Singapore for DNV GL Energy and managed the Renewable and Energy advisory services in CTC (Clean Technology Centre). He has led various projects and opportunities on asset management, power system, intelligent building efficiency and renewable related consultancy services, including feasibility studies, condition assessment reviews, intelligent monitoring system design, digitalisation and risk assessments.
Stanislav is an international energy industry professional with over 10 years of experience in managing multimillion EPCC and innovations projects with teams of up to 70 engineers.
At EcoLabs – Centre of Innovation for Energy, Stanislav drives decarbonisation programs and originates strategic partnerships with government agencies, corporate partners and investors to support them with achieving sustainability goals through identification, co-innovation and deployment of novel deep tech solutions from start-ups and SMEs.
To support energy innovation ecosystem in Singapore, Stanislav runs international market entry programs to attract and test-bed best global cleantech solutions in Singapore and to facilitate market expansion projects for local champions that have global ambitions.
Stanislav holds MBA degree from National University of Singapore and Master’s Degree in Operations Management of Power Plants from Siberian Federal University.
Hogun Min is an Innovation Manager at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, creating and managing the investors and corporates pipeline as well as engaging the partnership with IHL and RI. He plans/executes the accelerator & co-innovation program and scouts the emerging start-ups through rigid screening and due-diligence process. He supports overall start-ups ecosystem by fostering SMEs/start-ups technological capability building and organizing the investment/business/project opportunities.
Prior to joining EcoLabs, Hogun has developed and managed global energy projects over 12 years in Samsung Heavy Industries. He has successfully developed FLNG projects with the cost technology improvements, and completed the wind energy project finance procurement/commercial operation.
Hogun received his MBA degrees from National University of Singapore and Peking University and his Aerospace System and Mechanical Engineering Bachelors’ degree from Korea Aerospace University.
Hariram is in charge of Project Management & Operations Support at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, which includes Stakeholder Management & Communications, Project Execution, Negotiations, Vendor Management, Finance- Budgets/ Control, Accelerator Space Management, Legal Support, Document Controls & Partnership Program Management.
Hariram is also one of the core members of the Project Shea team. He is actively involved in the scouting of suitable sustainable solutions for Shelter, Water, Energy and the translation of these solutions at Jurong Eco Garden.
In his Oil & Gas career spanning over 14 years, he has led multiple projects for various clients such as Saudi Aramco, Petroleum Development of Oman, Royal Dutch Shell, British Gas, Reliance Industries, ONGC etc.in various geographic locations of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt & India. He is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor & holds a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University, Western Australia and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Bharatiyar University, Tamil Nadu.
Abhay has completed his PhD from the School of Computer Science and Engineering(SCSE), NTU in 2022. His theis focuses on “Deep Neural Networks for the spatio-temporal analysis of multi-variate data”. In the last 3 years he has published 5 research papers in top peer reviewed journals and conferences.
At EcoLabs, Abhay has been spearheading the digitization and AI capability initiative. He has helped develop a key partnership with the leading cloud service partner Amazon Web Services(AWS), that enables EcoLabs provide cloud credits to startups and SMEs. Along with GEnergy, Abhay has developed an cloud based energy optimization solution to accurately select cooling solutions and minimize electricity consumption. At EcoLabs he has developed an autonomous AI driven cloud based carbon accounting tool to accurately measure and report scope 1-3 carbon emissions. He is currently a core member of the EcoLabs team establishing the carbon center of excellence and the sustainability data warehouse.
Abhay is currently working as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) scientist, who specializes in the design and integration of deep learning models for real world applications. He also has 1+ year experience as a software engineer working on database design and cloud based technologies. Over the past 4 years he has worked at NTU as a project officer on design and real world integration of various industrial projects. He has hands on experience in working on wide range of technologies like Convolutional Neural Networks, Multi Layer Perceptron, Auto-encoders, Latent Space Transformations, Evolutionary Computing, Rest APIs, SQL and AWS.
Dr. Sugunakar Reddy Ravula got his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute Technology Madras, in 2015. He is an Entrepreneur and Researcher with an interest in Condition Monitoring & Fault Diagnosis has expertise in multiple domains of Artificial Intelligence(AI), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Finite Element Method (FEM), Signal Processing, Instrumentation, High Voltage Engineering, and Material Characterization.
He is a research fellow at ERI@N, worked on the Advanced multi-sensor anomaly detection and analytics for gas pipelines. He is co-founder and CTO of Vigti Pte Ltd. Vigti’s patented product is an AI-based early anomaly/fault detection software solution for gas utilities to identify and localize leaks, blockages, and water ingression.
As part of the EcoLabs Center for Energy Innovation, he engages in academic/research collaborations, develops PoCs, and designs software architectures intending to generate Intellectual Property(IP).
Susan is in charge of legal document processing at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy.
Susan works closely with the Project Director(s) and respective Project Leads at EcoLabs to manage contracts. She also provides professional and administrative support in various activities related to research collaboration agreements.
Before joining EcoLabs, Susan worked as Program Manager for an international collaboration program and her duties included fund management, lab management, safety management, relocations, research progress reporting, and events and visits. As a researcher, she has published over 70 research papers with H-index 30, 1 book and 6 patents.
Susan obtained her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, China.
Keane is the Lead for Green Building at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy. He helps energy start-ups accelerate and commercialise their green innovations. His role is to support industry collaborations, deployment and commercialisation of innovative building technologies.
Keane has always been passionate about environmental sustainability and energy-efficient buildings. He is a certified Green Mark Manager with extensive understanding and experience in working with high-energy consumption equipment within buildings. He has more than 15 years of working experience mainly in the green building industry, such as Equipment Specialist for HVAC system, Environmental Sustainable Design consultant, Energy Information System consultant, energy auditor and energy researcher at NTU.
Before transferring to EcoLabs, he was part of the EcoCampus initiative, an ERI@N Flagship Programme that is jointly hosted by ERI@N and the Sustainable Earth Office in NTU. The initiative aims to develop a novel campus-wide sustainability framework with demonstration sites to achieve 35% reduction in energy, water and waste intensity by 2020 (baseline 2011), making it one of the world’s most eco-friendly campuses in the world.
Leonora conducts building energy performance simulation as well as product and technology research related to sustainability at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy. She specialises in 3D Building Energy performance simulation.
Before joining EcoLabs, Leonora worked as an Environmental Sustainability Engineer in AECOM and Surbana Jurong.
She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mechanical Design Engineering.
Rithika works with integrating multidisciplinary experts and resources to provide innovative solutions to build sustainable communities. She strives to ensure that all her projects have a positive impact on the built environment, workspaces and the communities that we live in.
Currently, she leads the Future Community vertical at EcoLabs and her focus is on designing and deploying prototypes of a self-sustaining civilization kit in Singapore, Philippines, and India, through co-creation collaborations with start-ups, SMEs and educational institutes. Her research focus is on multidisciplinary sustainable design, passive design strategies and designing zero energy buildings in the tropics through testing and deploying these innovative solutions for smart building technologies, applications, and solutions.
Before joining EcoLabs, she practised architecture in India and completed her Masters in Integrated Sustainable Design from NUS, School of Design, Singapore. She is a registered LEED AP (Building Design and Construction) and completed Green Mark Manager certification.
Chang Chia Chien is a Lead Analyst for the Carbon Management and Circular Economy verticals at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation of Energy. He is also currently the Acting Lead of EcoLabs Proposal team which works on company due diligence, proposal writing, market research and other related activities. At EcoLabs, he is mainly involved with proposal and grant call related matters and also actively working on carbon management and sustainability-related projects.
His main areas of interest are on carbon management and sustainability related topics, which include carbon management, carbon accounting and decarbonization. Chia Chien was previously part of the ERI@N EcoCampus team, researching on the life cycle assessment of buildings and NTU energy benchmarking study. He graduated with a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and also a Masters in Power Engineering, both from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Krithika is Lead Sustainable Design Technology Solutions with a focus on Environmental Sustainable Design and Carbon Reduction projects. She is In-charge of providing Off-Grid and Sustainable solutions for various projects at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy.
Krithika’s area of research is predominantly on Decarbonisation projects and providing innovative solutions using cutting-edge Technology, Design and Parametric Modelling. She applies an integrated thinking approach with sustainable practices to projects across Technical, Cultural and Socio-economic issues.
Krithika has over 8 years of Industrial and Research experience working as Architect, ESD Architect and Research Associate. As an Architect, she was involved in Conceptual Design & Master planning, Interior Design, Energy Simulation, Client and Vendor interaction, On-Site Coordination, Monitoring, Execution and Business Development. Currently, as a Research Associate at EcoLabs, she works on developing Carbon Tool, Project Execution and Test Bedding of Innovative Technologies in collaboration with Industrial partners.
Krithika has a Master’s degree in Integrated Sustainable Design from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from India. She is a registered LEED Green Associate with USGBC.
Gao Ying is in charge of financial claims, procurement and administrative support at EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy.
She specialises in the following functions: the SAP Ariba system, providing of procurement solutions, monitoring of account expenditure and the reporting of financial claims.
She obtained the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2011 and had 4 years of work experience in the Semiconductor Industry and lab research environment. She later took on a procurement role at ERI@N and joined EcoLabs in 2019.
Subodh is the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He also holds the position of Executive-Director of the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N). Prior to joining NTU in 2001, Subodh has over 10 years of research and engineering experience in the microelectronics industry where he held senior managerial positions at STATS Singapore, National Semiconductor, and SIMTech.
Prof Subodh’s main areas of research comprise perovskite solar cells and light emitting devices, printable electronics, and materials for energy storage. Common to all these projects are methods of solution processing of semiconductors, fundamental device physics studies, and device integration. For his work in Organic Thin Film Transistors, Subodh and his team won the IEEE 2008 George E. Smith Award for their work in printable electronics. Subodh is also the recipient of Ohio State University’s Professional Achievement Award 2012, the Nanyang Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2012, and Singapore National Day Award 2014 – The Public Administration Medal (Silver).
Major research projects include Competitive Research Program Funding from the National Research Foundation on “Perovskite Optoelectronics;” Polymer & Molecular Electronics with A*STAR, and a DARPA funded program on printed charge storage devices.
As the Executive-Director of the Energy Research Initiative @ NTU (ERI@N), Subodh leads a pan-university effort, coordinating all research activities within the University pertaining to energy and promoting interactions and collaborations between colleges in the area of energy research. In raising $220 M in research funding, ERI@N with a staff-strength of 201 full-time staff and 128 PhD scholarships has set up 38 Industry partnership projects, including joint-laboratories (on NTU Campus) with global industry leaders BMW, Johnson Matthey, Vestas, Gamesa, Rolls-Royce, and Bosch.
Prof Subodh has graduated 25 Masters and PhD students and is currently supervising a group of 11 PhD students and research fellows. Subodh has published more than 350 research papers and has active collaborations with UC Berkeley, North-western University, CEA/CNRS France, IIT-Bombay, NUS, and local research institutes. Subodh received his Bachelors’ degree from IIT-Bombay and his MS/Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University.
As CEO of SGInnovate, Dr Lim Jui has overall leadership of the organisation that is committed to helping entrepreneurial scientists build and scale Deep Tech startups in Singapore. Prior to Sg Innovate, he was CEO , NTuitive. Sequentially, he was Director of Investments, Bio*One Capital; CEO of Merlin MD, a medical device company; Executive Director, the Medical Engineering Research and Commercialization Initiative, NUS and Program Director of the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Programme.
Jui concurrently sits on the Boards of Intellectual Property Office-International Pte Ltd, and the Building and Construction Authority among other appointments.
Geoffrey Yeo serves as Assistant Chief Executive Officer at Enterprise Singapore, the government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for championing enterprise development. He currently oversees the Urban Solutions, Infrastructure Services, Sustainability and Enterprise Finance portfolios.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr Yeo’s last role was Executive Director of Enterprise Singapore’s Circular Economy & Sustainability division. He was also the General Manager of SEEDS Capital Pte Ltd, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore which directs investments into Singapore based technology startups in emerging and strategic sectors.
Yeoh Choon Jin serves as Director, Urban Solutions & Infrastructure Services of Enterprise Singapore, the government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for championing enterprise development.
Choon Jin’s portfolio covers the energy, water, waste management and infrastructure services sectors and he leads a team to engage committed enterprises to help them build their capabilities, innovate and expand their presence internationally, in particular Southeast Asia. Choon Jin participates actively in various multi-agency collaboration platforms and work closely with stakeholders on sustainability-related discussions. Prior to his current role, Choon Jin was overseeing the Marine & Offshore cluster and also spent a few years in private sector R&D as well as the banking industry.
Dr Sanjay Chittarajan Kuttan is currently the Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Institute, a recent appointment after more than 2 years as a Programme Director at the Energy Research Institute at the Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) managing the Smart Multi Energy System project. Prior to that, Sanjay has held various positions across his career since 1994 both in private and public sector. His roles in the private sector range from line management (AP Technical Response Manager at ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, 10 years), business development (Business Development Manager at Mobil Oil Australia, 2 years); policy and program management (Energy Market Authority, 2 years) to management consulting (Petroleum Practice Expert/Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, 4 years) and business leadership (Managing Director, Clean Technology Centre and Country manager, DNVGL – Energy, 5 years). In management consulting, he was primarily involved in the oil and gas sector covering refining operational improvements, fuels and lubes retail strategy and corporate performance culture transformation. At DNVGL, which was prior to joining ERI@N, he was engaged in Smart grids and power systems, renewables and grid integration, energy efficiency, electricity markets and energy policy. Before that he was the Director of Industry Development at the Energy Market Authority a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). There he was in charge of three key clean technology projects embarked by the Authority i.e., Intelligent Energy System Pilot (aka Smart Grid), the Electric Vehicle Test bed and the Pulau Ubin Renewable energy project; and represented EMA at the Energy Efficiency Program Office and the Clean Energy Program Office.
He also supported the Ministry of National Development on two working groups i.e., Punggol Eco Town, Sustainable Urban Living. He is currently a council member of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (7 years) and advisory committee of Stamford Primary School (12 years). In 2019 he started a 2year term with MTI’s Pro-Enterprise Panel and 1year term on Disciplinary Standing Sub-Committee (DSC) of Singapore Athletics Association. He served 3 years as council member on the Singapore Chapter for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development until 2015 and 8 years on the advisory committee to the School of Electrical Engineering at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic until 2018.
Sanjay graduated from the National University of Singapore with doctorate in Pharmacology in 1993 after receiving this honours degree in Biochemistry from the same university in 1988. He was a research fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology before joining the private sector at ExxonMobil in 1994.
In 2011, during his time with the Energy Market Authority, he was part of two different teams that received the MTI Award (Borderless) for the Implementation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Singapore Phase 1: Design and Development and MTI Award (Innovation) for the Development of TR25 EV Charging System Standard. He also received in 2012 and 2017 the Ministry of Education’s Service to Education Award for his service to Stamford Primary School, where he continues to serve. During his career, he was also selected by ExxonMobil in 2001 and DNVGL in 2013 to join the leadership programs conducted by INSEAD. In 2009, he was also selected to join the 9th Government Leadership Program following the nomination by the Energy Market Authority.
He has been married for 28 years, was born in Malaysia, and a Singaporean since 2007, with two sons, aged 23 and 18. His registered home address is 8 One Tree Hill, S248676.
Dr. Chan joined NTU as a Lecturer in 1991 after obtaining his PhD and subsequently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. He is now a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.Prof. Chan is a Director of Maz Energy Pte Ltd, where he provides technical advices to the Board since 2004. He is also the founder and Director of a start-up company, Xin Xiang Hydrogen Energy Co., Ltd. 新向（广州）氢能技术有限公司, in Guangzhou with key business in manufacturing of high value-added components for Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs), namely, nano-sized platinum catalyst and alloys, and membrane-electrode-assembly (MEA). He is also the consultant to a French Oil Company (Total SA). Prof. Chan was a member of Management Board of Energy Studies Institute, Singapore as well as a member of Advisory Board of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. Funded by Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment RARDE, UK), Dr. Chan’s PhD and post-doctoral research were inclined to Heavy-Duty Internal Combustion Engines for military application. He then extended his research interest to Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology since 1997. He was the Organizer and Program Chair of the 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC), Singapore in 2005 and the Conference Chair of HYPOTHESIS XIII in 2018. From 2006 to 2008, he held a joint appointment with A*Star as Director of SERC Fuel Cell Programme. Under this appointment, he led a team of more than 100 researchers from 4 A*Star research institutes working closely with Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems Pte. Ltd. on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Prof. Chan is also one of founders and Principal Investigators of Singapore-Peking University Research Centre for A Sustainable Low Carbon Future funded by National Research Foundation between 2011 and 2016. His research has gained him a number of international recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, in 2000, Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy, USA in 2007 for outstanding Scientific Achievement in the field of Hydrogen Treatment of Materials and the Great Activities in the World Hydrogen Movement, “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” award from Thomson Reuters in 2014 in recognition of ranking among the top 1% researchers in the world for most cited documents in his field, and Nanyang Award (Research Excellence) in 2014, National Day’s Medals in 2017 and 2018，Nanyang Award (Innovation and Entreprenuership) in 2017, Star of Innovation Talent by Guangzhou Government. He was appointed as President’s Chair in Energy in Mar 2019. Prof. Chan has published 257 refereed journal papers with a total citations of more than 11,000 and h-index of 55 obtained from Web of Science. He is the founder and Vice Director of Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute in Guangzhou, which is fully funded by the Chinese government. He was the only reviewer, outside of UK, invited by UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to comment on the UK National Fuel Cells Roadmap. He is the editorial board member of “Fuel Cells – from fundamentals to systems”, “Journal of Power Technologies”, “Energy Conversion and Management” and “International Journal of Energy Research”. Prof. Chan has been teaching Thermodynamics course since 1991 and awarded “Teacher-of-the-Year” in 2000.
Atsushi has 25 years’ experience in the tech/consumer industry in a variety of roles. During his 12 years in SoftBank, Atsushi worked closely with Masayoshi Son, founder of Softbank, holding various executive positions in the Softbank Group. These include Bharti SoftBank India CEO, MySpace Japan CEO, InMobi Board member, SingTel JV Board member, and Yahoo! Japan CMO. With a passion to make impact investments and build the startup ecosystem in Japan, Atsushi joined Mistletoe Inc. as Chief Growth Officer in 2016. He has since relocated to Singapore to set up Mistletoe’s global headquarters there.