Prof Siaw Kiang CHOU

Co-Principal Investigator

Prof S.K. Chou is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He had previously held a joint appointment as Executive Director of the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS) until July 2017 and was formerly Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS.

He is a Fellow and Past President of the Institution of Engineers, 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 credited with the formulation of the Envelope Thermal Transfer Value (ETTV) and the Residential Envelope Thermal Transmittance Value (RETV) criteria in the building energy standards used in the Singapore Green Mark Incentive Scheme.

He chairs the Advisory Committee of the School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic. He is chairman of the Technical Evaluation Panel on the Grant for Energy Efficiency Technology (GREET) of the National Environment Agency, Singapore. He is an editor of the Elsevier journal, Applied Energy.

Prof Chou was a Co-I for the C4T programme.

Past Members

Past Members

Research Interest

- Energy performance of buildings and thermal performance of building envelopes
- Thermal energy conversion
- Micro thrusters and propulsion for application in micro satellites
- Combustion at the micro scale
- MEMS for portable power

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

He, Z., Hong, T., & Chou, S.K. (2021). A framework for estimating the energy-saving potential of occupant behaviour improvement. APPLIED ENERGY, 287, 1 April 2021. doi: /10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116591.

Riaz, F., Lee, P.S., & Chou, S.K. (2020). Thermal modelling and optimization of low-grade waste heat driven ejector refrigeration system incorporating a direct ejector model. APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, 167, 25 February 2020. doi: 1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114710.

Chou, S.K., Costanza, R., Earis, P., Hubacek, K., Li, B.L., Lu, Y., Span, R., Wang, H., Wu, J., Wu, Y., & Yan, J.J. (2018). Priority areas at the frontiers of ecology and energy. ECOSYSTEM HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY, Vol. 4, 2018, 243-246. doi: 1080/20964129.2018.1538665

Ranjan, R., Karthikeyan, K., Riaz, F., & Chou, S.K. (2018). Cold gas propulsion microthruster for feed gas utilization in micro satellites. APPLIED ENERGY, 220, 921-933. doi:1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.040

An, H., Yang, W., Li, J., Maghbouli, A., Chua, K. J., & Chou, S. K. (2014). A numerical modeling on the emission characteristics of a diesel engine fueled by diesel and biodiesel blend fuels. APPLIED ENERGY, 130, 458-465. doi:1016/j.apenergy.2014.01.004