Cooling system inventors win ASEAN Engineering Award

Associate Professor Chua Kian Jon, Ernest from NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering and his industry collaborator Ecoline Solar Pte Ltd have received the Prestigious ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards 2019 for their innovative hybrid solar-thermal air conditioner, an unconventional electrical compression machine that uses heat from the sun and ambient surrounding to ease the electrical load of the energy-guzzling compressor. The prize presented at the 37th Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations followed another win – the Prestigious IES Engineering Achievement Award 2019 at the World Engineers Summit 2019 held recently in Singapore.

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