Dr Augustine Quek

Senior Environmental Engineer, Singapore Environmental Council (SEC)


Augustine Quek is currently a senior environmental engineer at the Singapore Environmental Council (SEC) working on training, standards and certifications to improve environmental and social resilience for Singapore businesses and organizations.

He was a senior fellow and manager at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He coordinated operational affairs in the $20 million NRF-CREATE research effort that examines coupled environmental problems with coupled solutions through modelling and test-bedding at different scales for cities. The programme solved food waste and energy security issues through an anaerobic digestion of food waste to produce electricity, fertilizers for food production, among others.

As an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo. He has taught degree courses in environmental and chemical engineering. His research has dealt with converting various solid wastes streams into useful materials. These include converting waste rubber tyres into wastewater treatment adsorbents; hydrothermal treatment of horticultural wastes, and utilizing incineration bottom ash (IBA) for land reclamation. In 2010, he won the World Future Foundation best thesis award.

He currently continues to pursue interests in sustainable development from an environmental impacts’ perspective. He believes understanding the environmental impacts of the full life cycle of all human activities is necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


Education Background

Masters of Business Administration Dec 2013 – Mar 2015 University of Wolvernhampton
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering) Jan 2006 – Jan 2010 National University of Singapore
Masters of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) Aug 2001 -Jun 2003 National University of Singapore