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Principle Investigator:


Stefan Wuertz, PhD

Research Director for
Environmental Engineering
Singapore Centre for Environmental Life
Sciences Engineering (SCELSE)
Nanyang Technological University
Tel: +65 6592 7891/9488 0059
Fax: +65 6316 7349
Stefan was born and raised in Germany. He caught the travel bug early and went to study Microbiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, before embarking on an interdisciplinary PhD in Environmental Sciences with Joe Cooney at the University of Massachusetts in the U.S. He did his post-doc in Molecular Biology on heavy metal resistance in bacteria in the laboratory of Max Mergeay at VITO in Belgium, in collaboration with Daniel van der Lelie and Jean-Marc Collard. During that time, Stefan was a recipient of an EU postdoctoral scholarship. Next he moved back to Germany and began working on public health and engineering-related research questions at Technical University Munich. In 2001, he obtained his Dr. habil. In Environmental Biotechnology and accepted a faculty position in Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis. In 2011, Stefan co-founded the Singapore Centre of Environmental Life Sciences Engineering at Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore with Staffan Kjelleberg, Stephan Schuster, Mike Givskov and colleagues. Since 2016 he is a full-time Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. When not working, he enjoys long-distance running, exploring Southeast Asian countries and culture, dappling in folk guitar music, and spending time with family.

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. Jamie Hinks

Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Yingyu Law


Dr. Guanglei Qiu


Dr.Gayathri Natarajan


Dr. Nirakar Pradhan

Minji Kim UCD

Dr. Minji Kim

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Dr. Ezequiel Santillan


Dr. Yang Lu

PhD. Students

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Anika Cokro

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Anisa Cokro


Samarpita Roy


Yissue Woo

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Rogelio Zuniga

Research staff


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Evelina Han

Han Jing Ying Evelina


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Eganathan Kaliyamoorthy


Elton Wenxiong Lim

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Larry Liew Chee Wai

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Nguyen Thi Quynh Ngoc


Sara Swa Thi (A) Mar Lar

Lang Li Wong

Lang Li Wong

Hui Yi

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