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Dr. Rachel Koh | Technology |Young Scientist Award

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸซProfile Summary

Dynamic Research Scientist at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore, specializing in ensemble numerical weather prediction models for Singapore. PhD in Engineering Systems and Design from Singapore University of Technology and Design, focusing on enhancing country-scale water-energy systems. Recognized with prestigious awards including the Leave a Nest Grant Global Challenge Award and SUTD PhD Presidentโ€™s Graduate Fellowship. Experienced Research Engineer at National University of Singapore, conducting statistical analyses on hydrometeorology datasets. Engaged in research visits, journal reviewing, and delivering talks at renowned institutions like Cornell University. Dedicated to advancing water-energy system analytics for sustainable development.

๐ŸŒ Professional Profiles

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”ฌ Work Experience ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“Š

Centre for Climate Research Singapore Research Scientist October 2023 โ€“ Present Developing ensemble numerical weather prediction models tailored for Singapore. Collaborating closely with stakeholders to effectively communicate uncertainties in weather forecasts. National University of Singapore Research Engineer September 2017 โ€“ May 2018 Conducted statistical analyses on a 39-year hydrometeorology dataset, providing quantitative insights. Developed a functional spreadsheet to elucidate key relations between water balance components under climate change, utilized by multiple researchers for their projects.

๐ŸŽ“Education

Singapore University of Technology and Design PhD, Engineering Systems and Design August 2018 – July 2023 Thesis: Enhancing the performance of country-scale water-energy systems through synergized operations. Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand M.Eng, Water Engineering and Management August 2015 – May 2017 Thesis: Collaborative Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA): An evaluation of critical thresholds for Bangkok water supply utility. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore B.Eng., Civil Engineering August 2011 – May 2015 Thesis: Propagation of waves in coastal waters.

Awards

Leave a Nest Grant Global Challenge Award 2022 Project title: Decarbonizing the ASEAN power grid through water-energy system analytics. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, SUTD September 2020. SUTD PhD Presidentโ€™s Graduate Fellowship September 2018.

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”ฌ External Activities ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒ

Research-related:

  • Journal Reviewer
    • Earthโ€™s Future
    • Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Research Visits
    • North Carolina State University, USA (Aug 2022 โ€“ Sep 2022)
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA (Sep 2022)

Talks:

  • Cornell University (May 2023)
  • Cornell University (Oct 2022)
  • Nanyang Technological University (Jun 2022)

Others:

  • External Examiner
    • Monash University Malaysia โ€” M.Eng (Aug 2023)
  • External Science Mentor & Panelist
    • TSUNAGU Research Project 2022 (Oct 2022 โ€“ Dec 2022)
  • Conference Organizing Team Member
    • Water Security & Climate Change Conference 2016, Thailand (Sep 2016 โ€“ Dec 2016)

 

๐Ÿ“šTop Noted Publication

    1. Title: Evaluating Streamflow Forecasts in Hydro-Dominated Power Systemsโ€“When and Why They Matter
      Authors: Koh, R. & Galelli, S.
      Journal: Water Resources Research
      Year: 2024
      Volume: 60
      Issue: 3
      Article number: e2023WR035825

     

    1. Title: Hard-coupling water and power system models increases the complementarity of renewable energy sources
      Authors: Koh, R., Kern, J., & Galelli, S.
      Journal: Applied Energy
      Year: 2022
      Volume: 321
      Article number: 119386

     

    1. Title: Towards climate resilient municipal water supply in Bangkok: A collaborative risk informed analysis
      Authors: Koh, R., Babel, M. S., Shinde, V. R., & Mendoza, G.
      Journal: Climate Risk Management
      Year: 2022
      Volume: 35
      Article number: 100406

     

    1. Title: The Greater Mekongโ€™s Climate-Water-Energy Nexus: How ENSO-Triggered Re
      Authors: Chowdhury, A. K., Dang, T. D., Nguyen, H. T., Koh, R., & Galelli, S.
      Year: 2021

     

Rachel Koh| Water-Energy Nexus | Young Scientist Award

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