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Personal profile

Biography

Dr. Victor Wei-Chung CHANG is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Civil Engineering in Monash University in Australia. He received his Bachelor degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Tamkang University (Taiwan), and his Master and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University (CA, USA).  Before joining Monash University, Dr. Chang was an Assistant Professor in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).  He has also been serving as the Deputy Director in Residual and Resources Reclamation Centre (R3C) which is part of the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI) in NTU Singapore.

Research interests

Dr. Chang’s overarching research goal is to improve the knowledge of interdependence between human and environment during the rapid urbanization process via engineering, analytical and management approaches. He is leading a research team that has two major research focuses. The built environment-human nexus subgroup has wide interests in the built environment, such as building operation and sustainability, indoor/outdoor air pollutant dynamics, pollutant transport/mixing phenomena in HVAC system, urban/indoor air microbiome, source/exposure characterization. The resources reclamation and impact assessment subgroup has been working in urban waste management, waste to materials/energy, and life cycle assessment fields. The research efforts include resource reclamation technologies, urban waste re-utilization/recycling, environmental trace organics, and life cycle and impact assessment.

Consulting

Dr. Chang interacts closely with industry as a designer and advisor in the areas of urban sustainability, building energy efficiency, and environmental impact assessment. He is very active in bringing R&D from the laboratory to full-scale applications. He was the prinicipal project leader in Singapore's NEA-NTU Waste to Energy research facility which is a small scale but fully funtioning WtE facility that employs slagging gasification technology and aims to serve the research and industry comunities for testing bedding and de-risking of various technologies. Dr. Chang also worked as an air quality specialist for the environmental consulting firms, mainly focusing on the incineration and refinery industry sectors. He has been invited by local government agencies and professional communities to serve in the various expert panels and committees such as Singapore Urban Living Roadmap Initiative, Indoor Environmental Quality Expert Panel, and Singapore Building Green Mark Committee.  In addition, Dr. Chang has long been an advocator for the Environmental Awareness by giving seminars and public talks, and contributing my research findings to newspapers and local mass media.

Research area keywords

  • Building Operation and Sustainability
  • Air Pollutant Dynamics
  • Urban resources Management
  • Impact Assessment

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Research Output 1994 2019

A comprehensive performance evaluation of heterogeneous Bi2Fe4O9/peroxymonosulfate system for sulfamethoxazole degradation

Oh, W-D., Chang, V. W. C. & Lim, T-T., Jan 2019, In : Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 26, 2, p. 1026-1035 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Distribution and modeling of tar compounds produced during downdraft gasification of municipal solid waste

Veksha, A., Giannis, A., Yuan, G., Tng, J., Chan, W. P., Chang, V. W. C., Lisak, G. & Lim, T. T., 1 Jun 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 136, p. 1294-1303 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exposure and risk assessment of volatile organic compounds and airborne phthalates in Singapore's Child Care Centers

Jia, S., Sankaran, G., Wang, B., Shang, H., Tan, S. T., Yap, H. M., Shen, J., Gutiérrez, R. A., Fang, W., Liu, M., Chang, V. W. C., Ng, L. C. & Fang, M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Chemosphere. 224, p. 85-92 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Neural-signal electroencephalogram (EEG)methods to improve human-building interaction under different indoor air quality

Shan, X., Yang, E. H., Zhou, J. & Chang, V. W. C., 15 Aug 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 197, p. 188-195 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Vertical distribution of heavy metals in seawater column during IBA construction in land reclamation – Re-exploration of a large-scale field trial experiment

Yin, K., Chan, W. P., Dou, X., Lisak, G. & Chang, V. W. C., 1 Mar 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 654, p. 356-364 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review