Adjunct Professor Aziz Amirali Merchant
Executive Director | Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre
Adjunct Professor Aziz Merchant is the Executive Director (ED) of Keppel Offshore & Marine
Technology Centre (KOMtech). He concurrently serves as ED of Deepwater Technology Group
(DTG) as well as Marine Technology Development (MTD). Both are commercialisation arms of
Keppel Offshore and Marine which specialise in deepwater offshore designs, marine support &
maintenance vessels respectively.
Mr Merchant’s role in driving technology for Keppel is instrumental. His role includes strategising
Keppel’s R&D to be on the forefront of innovation focusing on Keppel as the solutions provider
of choice globally.
Mr Merchant is also an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore. He is a
Steering Committee member of the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory. Under this Corporate
Laboratory, researchers benefit from his guidance to develop novel concepts and technology
which yield commercialisation potential especially in industries where Keppel has presence in.
He also encourages researchers to apply new capabilities, concepts and technology across
different fields to raise the bar of research and development cross-industries.
He has also been recognised by industries for his unwavering drive for innovation. He received
the Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) Outstanding Maritime R&D and Technology Award
in 2015 and also the Institute of Engineers Singapore Prestigious Engineering Achievement
Awards 2009, 2013 and 2016.