About Us



NEWRITech leads the business of research for the water and environmental domains, generating economic value from research activities for industry partners.

As the business development arm of NEWRI, NEWRITech generates industry relevance, leveraging on novel innovations from NEWRI's research teams; and engaging industry partners on technology and commercialisation activities through the following:-

  • Commercialisation of Technologies

Collaborator with industry players through leverage on research innovations to exploit novel technological knowhow

  • Technical support

Provider of expertise such as technlogy test-bedding, IP commercialisation, applications development, environmental specialist consultancy, process modelling/simulation, and feasibility/treatability studies


To find out more on NEWRITech'S services, please contact Michael Gan, Research & Projects Development Manager, at WHGan@ntu.edu.sg.

The chart below shows the number of IPs generated by NEWRI over the last 5 years.


Growing technological enterprises with NEWRI
  • Conversion of organic wastes into renewable energy, water and organic fertilizer via its anaerobic digestion platform and technologies.

Anaerobic digestion makes biogas a beneficial resource – delivering renewable energy solutions from food wastes, high strength wastewater, spent grains, waste oils and greases as well as mixed garbage. 
Mr Edwin Khew
Managing Director
Email: Edwin.Khew@anaergia.com
Prof Ng Wun Jern
Executive Director, NEWRI
Email: ExecDir-NEWRI@ntu.edu.sg
Prof W J Ng is an engineer and chemist with over 3 decades of research and applications proficiency largely in the area of water and wastewater management. His contributions have been recognized by awards such as the ASEAN Engineering Award, the Outstanding University Researcher Award, the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques, and the inaugural Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professorship.
  • Joint venture between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Ventures, DHI Singapore and Aquaporin A/S.
  • Spin off from S$5 million project between Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) and Aquaporin A/S.
  • Utilizing nature’s separation technologies to lower industrial water treatment costs with better water quality.
Aquaporin Inside™ Technology (AIT) incorporates aquaporins into Aquaporin Inside™ Membrane (AIM) resulting in higher membrane production per operational energy input and higher quality of the produced water.
Unique high-permeability biomimetic filtration membrane technology helps reduce energy consumption, operating and maintenance costs for water reclamation and desalination processes.



Mark Perry
Email: mpe@aquaporin.dk

Prof Anthony Gordon Fane
Director–Mentor, NEWRI-Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC)
Email: AGFANE@ntu.edu.sg
A G Fane is an expert in membranes applied to water, wastewater, energy and cleaner production.

Prof Wang Rong
Director, NEWRI-Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC)
Email: RWANG@ntu.edu.sg
Wang Rong specializes in novel hollow fibre membrane development for water and wastewater treatment, liquid purification and gas separation.
Prof Tang Chuyang
Visiting Professor, NEWRI-Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) 
Email: CYTANG@ntu.edu.sg
C.Y. Tang is an expert in membrane synthesis and process development for water, energy, and other valuable resources recovery.
Prof Hu Xiao
Director, NEWRI-Environmental Chemistry and Materials Centre (ECMC)
Email: ASXHU@ntu.edu.sg
Hu Xiao is a materials scientist who studies the underlying principles to design and synthesize functional hybrids and nanocomposite systems for targeted end uses.
Prof Jaume Torres
Associate Professor, NTU
Email: JTORRES@ntu.edu.sg
Jaume Torres works in expression, purification, structural determination and activity modulation of membrane proteins, with a special focus on human and bacterial aquaporins.
  • Spin-off from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC).
  • Specializes in membrane sensing and optimization technology for water treatment facilities, resulting in significant cost savings and increase efficiency.
  • Patented Membrane Integrity Sensor (MIS) - a sensitive monitoring system providing real-time information on the state of membranes.



MINT launched world’s first 3-in-1 water quality system, MEM-SHIELD: Monitor water quality, detect broken membrane and pinpoint which filter is broken (accurate to 1 in 100,000 filters).

MEM-SHIELD being trialed by water authorities in Singapore, Australia and France.
Dr Adrian Yeo Piah Song
General Manager, MINT
Research Fellow, NEWRI-Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC)
Email: adrianyeo@mintmembranes.com
Dr. Yeo is recognized of his accomplishments in water membrane research technology and service to humanity. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including Nanyang Award for Humanity, Asian Development Bank’s Water Championship and the Watermark Award. 
Prof Anthony Gordon Fane
Director –Mentor, NEWRI-Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC)
Email: AGFANE@ntu.edu.sg
A G Fane is a world renowned membrane expert with more than 30 years of research experience. He serves as the Chairman of the Board in MINT.

  • Spin-off from cooperation with HydroVision Germany, DHI Water and Environment (S) Pte Ltd and NTU Ventures Pte Ltd.
  • Innovative technologies for flow and sediment measurements.
  • Commercializing 3 products.

The ReVision™ flow meter is the first product brought to the market. It is in the final system testing phase – test bedding with PUB Singapore and Ballast Water Test Facility of DHI.

ReVision™ uses transit-time measurements in combination with an intelligent correction algorithm, which allows the flow meter to rebuild the flow profile at any location of the pipe network. Therefore no long straight pipes, no flow straighteners or on-site calibrations are required for highly accurate flow and discharge measurements.

ReVision Draw
ReVision Draw
ReVision Installed

Dr Thomas Hies
Managing Director (CEO)
Email: t.hies@hydrovision.sg
Dr Ole Larsen
Development  Director, DHI Singapore
Email: ola@dhigroup.com
Prof Adrian Law Wing-Keung
Director, NEWRI-Environmental Process Modelling Centre (EPMC)
Email: CWKLAW@ntu.edu.sg

Adrian Law’s expertise lies in environmental fluid mechanics with special emphasis on wastewater disposal and impact, environmental hydraulics in wastewater treatment processes, pollutant transport in coastal environment, and advanced laser imaging techniques for measurements.