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Research Fellow

Dr Victor NIAN 

Research Interests
Research Highlights

Victor joined ESI in November 2013. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Management of Technology, all from the National University of Singapore. His doctoral dissertation focused on life cycle analysis and nuclear power. His primary research interests include progress in nuclear power technologies, the environmental and economic performance of nuclear power, the safety and security of reactor operations, and preparedness for severe radiological emergency. At ESI, his work encompasses energy systems modelling, energy efficiency studies, alternative energy/carbon pathways and policies for incentivizing new energy technologies. Given his technical background, he is also interested in topics such as managing innovation, technology roadmapping and the global evolution of smarter cities.

Prior to joining the ESI, Victor was involved in business development in usability and ergonomics as well as intellectual property management at Nanyang Technological University. He was also an electrical design engineer at Toshiba for point-of-sale computer systems, and worked with consulting businesses in developing energy modelling software for efficiency improvement and decarbonization. As for community service, since 2007, he has been serving in the Engineering Alumni Singapore (EAS) which is the official alumni association of the Faculty of Engineering at NUS and was elected Vice President for the 2013/2014 academic year.

Google Scholar Citations: http://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=NIjQs3EAAAAJ&hl=en

Research interest:

  • Life cycle analysis on energy systems
  • Progress in nuclear power technologies
  • Economic and environmental performance of nuclear power
  • Safety and security of reactor operations
  • Preparedness for severe radiological emergency
  • Energy systems modeling
  • Energy efficiency studies
Internationally Refereed Journals

Conference Papers

Book Chapters

  • Victor Nian, "Energy Economy Modeling of the Electricity Sector", In Handbook of Clean Energy Systems, ed. Junyue Yan (John Wiley & Son, 2015), Volume 6, Chapter 23.

Media Interviews/Quotes/Commentaries

Email: nian@nus.edu.sg
Phone: (+65) 6601-2076
Fax: (+65) 6775-1831