Co-founder of NextCat Inc. in Detroit and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Wayne State University (WSU). A spin-off company from WSU to accelerate commercialization of renewable energy technology, NextCat received its first round of funding in early 2010 from the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund of the 21st Century Jobs Fund through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. The company signed an option agreement for a biodiesel technology developed at WSU/NextEnergyís National Biofuels Energy Lab. NextCAT also received a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation, matched by a $25,000 grant from Michiganís Emerging Technologies Fund. Ng has served as a visiting scientist with General Motors Research Center and as a visiting professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is a Gershenson distinguished faculty fellow, the founding director of WSUís graduate programs in alternative energy technology and electric-drive vehicle engineering, and the director of the WSU/NextEnergy National Biofuels Energy Laboratory. With research interests that include alternative fuels, environmental and fuel conversion catalysis, polymers, smart sensors, and biomedical devices, Ng has published and presented more than 250 research papers. He has served as president of the Michigan Catalysis Society and received several awards, including the career development chair award and the presidentís award for excellence in teaching from WSU and a distinguished faculty award from the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities. He is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan and his memberships include the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Recently, he served as special advisor to the Michigan Renewable Fuel Commission. Ng received his bachelorís, masterís, and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.