Singapore Government
Dr CHEW Boon Ning

Dr CHEW Boon Ning

Deputy Principal Research Scientist
Department of Weather Research
Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Branch


Dr CHEW Boon Ning

Dr Chew Boon Ning is an atmospheric scientist who focuses on the biomass burning smoke phenomena in Southeast Asia. He has contributed to the understanding of regional biomass burning regimes, conducted atmospheric transport and dispersion modelling of smoke haze events, and model validations against ground- and satellite-based remote sensing observations. Through the course of his research work, he has been involved in several aerosol and air quality field campaigns in Southeast Asia, and also in Singapore’s emergency response to the 2015 transboundary smoke haze episode.


    • 2008-2014
    • PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore
    • 2002-2003
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore
    • 1998-2002
    • BSc (Hons) in Physics, National University of Singapore

Working Experience

    • 2017-present
    • Deputy Principal Research Scientist / Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • 2015-2017
    • Senior Research Scientist, Hazard Risk & Impact Assessment Unit, Risk & Resource Department, MSS
    • 2006-2015
    • Associate Scientist/Research Scientist, Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing, National University of Singapore
    • 2003-2006
    • Physics Lecturer, Catholic Junior College, Ministry of Education, Singapore

Research Interests

  • Air quality and dispersion modelling
  • Physical, chemical and optical properties of biomass burning smoke
  • Remote sensing of the environment

Dr Chew’s full publication record can be accessed here.