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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Prof. LOH Xian at Nanyang Technological University Singapore


The "Petrochemical Engineering Fundamentals" course provides a comprehensive exploration of the core principles and practices within the field. Delivered over a series of 27 lectures, each carefully structured for a 20-minute duration, the course covers a wide spectrum of topics relevant to the industry. Beginning with an introduction to Petrochemical Engineering, it progresses through the basics of chemical engineering, an overview of the petrochemical industry, various feedstocks, and the intricate processes involved. Further segments delve into safety measures, crude oil refining, polymerization, plant operations, environmental impact, and product development. Moving into more advanced realms, the course addresses plant design, reactor kinetics, separation processes, economics, and future technologies in the field. Each lecture encapsulates vital aspects of petrochemical engineering, offering a holistic understanding while addressing contemporary challenges and ethical considerations, ensuring students gain a solid foundation in this dynamic and critical industry.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Petrochemical Engineering Fundamentals, by LOH Xian

  • Xian Jun Loh graduated with a PhD from the National University of Singapore. He is a polymer chemist with >20 years of scientific experience working in the inter-disciplinary field of biomaterials. He is currently the Executive Director at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). His main research interests are in the design of supramolecular and stimuli-responsive polymers and hydrogels for biomedical and personal care applications. Currently, he is the author and co-author of >300 journal papers, 19 patents, 45 book chapters and 6 books, publishing mainly in the area of biomaterials. He is the associate editor of Biomacromolecules. He serves on 6 editorial boards and is consulted extensively by major funding bodies. He is the current President of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry.

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