Engineering Scientific Advisor
Shan is a well-rounded environmental industry professional whose expertise includes technology assessment and feasibility studies, technical/engineering due diligence, business development, marketing, strategic planning, sustainability studies, environmental due diligence, fund raising from private/government funds, M&A and partnership development. Her technical and innovation expertise stems from her previous experience in dual roles within Veolia, managing new technology developmental projects with the Americas Technology Team at Veolia Water Technologies North America while concurrently working with open innovation at Veolia Environment Research and Innovation. She drove all aspects of technology development including patent research, technical evaluations, industrial/municipal market strategic development, partner engagement, and managed internal knowledge transfer. She was responsible for the R&D, design, construction & techno-economic analyses of a 750 gpd novel forward osmosis-membrane distillation (FO-MD) pilot for treating produced water. Other projects include Carbon Capture, MD membrane development etc. Prior to that, she worked for SembCorp Utilities in Singapore, developing green/brown field power and water/wastewater business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. Notable projects ranged from renewable energy, to novel industrial/municipal wastewater, acquisition of an Enron utility park in the UK and waste treatment technologies. She is also an established author with more than 370 citations on her high impact research papers in the field of Environmental Engineering.
Shan graduated with honors with her Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and obtained her Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. Following that, she completed her doctorate in Chemical Environmental Engineering from Yale University specializing in Forward Osmosis and is considered an expert in Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes. She is a Project Management Professional.