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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



"Balancing Act: Material and Energy Flows" is a comprehensive course designed to explore the intricate relationship between material resources and energy within various systems. This course delves into the fundamental principles and techniques necessary to analyze, manage, and optimize the flow of both materials and energy in different contexts. Starting with an introduction to the basic concepts, the course progresses into more advanced topics, such as material flow analysis, energy flow analysis, and their integration. Discussions cover techniques for balancing these flows, including life cycle assessments, emergy analysis, and material flow cost accounting. The course also examines the environmental impacts of imbalanced flows, strategies for optimization, and the role of circular economies in maintaining equilibrium. Moreover, it addresses policy frameworks, technological innovations, and corporate sustainability strategies. Emphasizing practical applications, case studies, and real-world examples, this course aims to equip learners with a deep understanding of how to manage and balance material and energy flows, offering insights into the challenges, opportunities, and future directions in this vital field.

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.

Balancing Act: Material and Energy Flows, 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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