CHIEF SCIENCE ADVISOR
Prof. ZHANG HUA is a full Professor at the School of Material Science and Engineering at the Nanyang Technology University with a very successful and highly published inter-disciplinary track record across academia (Nanyang University & Peking University in Chine, KULeuven in Belgium, and NorthWestern University in the US) and industry (NanoInk Inc.). His current research focus includes 2D nanomaterials, carbon and hybrid composite material, and the application development for clean energy and water remediation.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & ADVISER
Mr. JASON HIGHBERGER brings +15 years of diverse experience and innovative thinking across several industries and functional categories. As an experienced executive, and successful entrepreneur in energy-related sectors, Jason brings strategic and commercial insight into cleantech, oil & gas (upstream, midstream and downstream) along with some of the largest power generation producers and utilities in the U.S. and globally. Furthermore, he has held senior level positions and board roles across food services, retail and technology industries
INNOVATION & PORTFOLIO PROGRAM MANAGER
Dr. KIM WIMBUSH is a budding entrepreneur who previously worked with an ‘early growth phase’ MNC in the transparent conductive materials market space. He managed new product development and implementation by leading multi-functional and culturally diverse teams across Asia, Israel and U.S.A. He also has a strong technical background having worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Singapore and holds a PhD from the University of Twente with specialization in molecular electronics.
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Dr. SHUCHI AGARWAL is a chemical and nanotechnology expert with 12+ years of research and development experience in industry & academia in Singapore. She has led several projects in National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang technological University (NTU) and local polytechnics. Her most recent work at EWTCOI under Ngee Ann Polytechnic was based on development of nanofiber membranes for water treatment as well as development of activated carbon-based electrodes for desalination of water using electrochemical methods.
APPLICATION & PROCESS ENGINEER
Mr. TIMOTHY YEO graduated with his B.Eng from the University of Western Australia in 2012. His main interests as an engineer lie within sustainable development of the water treatment industry, and previously worked in an environmental start-up, commercializing a novel water treatment technology. Having succeeded in bringing that technology from the lab to the pilot scale, he will now utilize his knowledge and technical experiences in water processes to bring value to the EcoWorth Tech team
Ms. GOH SIN ZHI has been working in the water industry since she graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Master’s degree in Engineering (Environmental). Her previous work involved the development and application of various technologies in water treatment processes to improve performance and helped in reducing the carbon footprint. Having experience with many early stage technologies, has equipped her with a strong background in the area of research and development to market implementation.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
"Most Investment Potential!"
Singapore International Water Week, 2014
InnovFest Unbound, 2016
"Biggest Impact Potential"
Applied Materials, 2016
"CleanTech StartUp to watch in 2017"
"Grand Prize Winner"
TechPlan Demo Day, 2017
"World Communication Day Grand Prize Winner"
Leave a Nest Tokyo, 2018
EcoWorth Tech Pte. Ltd. is a NTU spin-off company commercializing the Carbon Fibre Aerogel technology focusing on worth-creating applications in food waste, Oil & Gas and other CleanTech & Ecological responsible programs.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. ANDRE STOLZ has 17 years experience in Innovation Portfolio Management, Product Supply and Engineering. He’s an expert in innovation leadership, supply chain, manufacturing processes and product program leadership, and brings an extensive understanding of FMCG businesses from Braun/Oral-B and Procter & Gamble. He also brings significant experience in managing multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural diverse teams, specifically in Asia. He has been embedded in the Singapore Innovation ecosystem since 2008, and worked in Asia since 2005.
Dr. BERT GROBBEN is a seasoned executive with a 15 year MNC track record (Procter & Gamble, Avery Dennison). Expert in consumer/customer insight, product and pipeline development, innovation strategy (Open Innovation and internal), continuous improvement processes, and portfolio expansion. Wide experience across FMCG and consumer electronics businesses, and fluent in leading across regions and cultures. Recently Bert took a Resident Entrepreneur position at NTU.
Dr. MA QINGLANG received his PHD in Materials Science from Nanyang Technological University in 2017. He collaborated closely with the Singapore Membrane Technology Center under NEWRI. His research focused on novel functional materials for wastewater reclamation and water remediation under the supervision of Professors H. Zhang and A.G. Fane, and under the mentoring of Prof. R. Wang.
IS AT THE HEART
EcoWorth Tech is a waste-to-worth solutions partner specialised in transforming waste materials into reusable products while delivering social and environmental benefits.
A Singaporean startup, we commercialise an innovative, sustainable technology called ‘Carbon Fibre Aerogel’, developed at Nanyang Technological University to treat wastewater.