Sembcorp’s Technology Advisory Panel advises the company on technological developments in line with its growth strategies.

The panel oversees the development and application of significant emerging and potentially disruptive technologies to enhance Sembcorp’s position as a leading energy and water company, and ensures the appropriate management of specialised research and development projects and systems for intellectual property creation and protection.

In addition, the panel reviews and approves the vision and strategy for technology developments at Sembcorp, including projects or technologies identified for research and development, and advises Sembcorp’s leadership on technological trends and opportunities. Members of the panel also introduce new and emerging technologies and companies to the Group and regularly advise on topical issues and technologies in their respective fields of interest and expertise.


MSc in Operations Research and Systems Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School, USA

BSc in Physics, University of Singapore, Singapore

Formerly Singapore’s Chief Defence Scientist, Prof Lui has several decades’ experience in engineering, science and research. He is an advisor to Singapore’s National Research Foundation and various government organisations, chairs the Environment & Water Industry Development Council’s project evaluation panel and sits on the boards of research institutes, corporations and technical organisations, including the Executive Committee for Environmental and Water Technologies.

Prof Lui is a professor at NUS, a fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering and the Singapore National Academy of Sciences and an honorary fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. His major science and technology awards include the National Science & Technology Medal, the Institute of Physics Singapore’s President’s Medal, as well as the International Council on Systems Engineering’s Pioneer Award. In addition, Prof Lui is the recipient of the Lifetime Engineering Achievement Award from the Institution of Engineers Singapore, the Defence Technology Medal (Outstanding Service) from the Ministry of Defence, as well as the Aviation Pioneer Award from the Singapore Institute of Aviation Engineers.