Flora T.T. Ng

University of Waterloo

Flora T. T. Ng obtained her BSc at the University of Hong Kong , MSc and PhD from the University of British Columbia. She joined the University of Waterloo in 1987, appointed University Research Chair in 2006 and holds the prestigious title of University Professor since 2008. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Ng is well-known in the area of catalysis, green chemistry and engineering and a world leading expert on catalytic distillation, a green reactor technology. Her current research projects include the development of green processes for the production of chemicals and fuels from biomass, upgrading oilsands bitumen and the development of sorbents for the selective removal of sulfur and nitrogen containing compounds  to produce clean fuels. In 2008, she received the CIC Catalysis Award.  She was chair of  the Catalysis  Division, represented Canada to the International Association of Catalysis Societies and also served as  president of the Canadian Catalysis Foundation, a not-for-profit organization for the promotion of catalysis research in Canada.