Evelyn Ng, a highly accomplished chartered professional engineer with a versatile background, holds a PhD, MASc, and BASc in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto, and in early 2024, an MBA from the University of Western Australia. Her journey, marked by academic excellence and industry resilience, has seen her navigate roles on five continents, overcoming challenges in mining operations, research & development, and consulting.
In her current role as Manager of Materials & Innovation at the Callidus Group, Evelyn’s pioneering work resulted in two groundbreaking innovations: FM-1500 and BM-1600. These patented technologies address severe service conditions in the mining industry, significantly enhancing the reliability of valves fundamental to the processing of critical minerals.
The impact of Evelyn’s innovations is substantial, with BM-1600 extending valve lifespan from four weeks to a year, eliminating fire risks, and generating over $2M in annual revenue. FM-1500 increases valve in-line use from 6 to 24 months, multiplying annual revenue to $4M.
Beyond her technical achievements, Evelyn demonstrates exceptional leadership, fostering a collaborative work culture. Her commitment to social and environmental causes is evident in her initiatives, including tutoring programs for underprivileged students and spearheading a CSR strategy. Recognised for her insights, Evelyn contributes to academia as a guest lecturer and serves as the Materials Australia WA branch council secretary.