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NUS profs among top 100 Asian scientists

Three professors from NUS have gained a place in Asian Scientist’s inaugural Asian Scientist 100 list:

  • Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Provost’s Chair Professor; Deputy Head, NUS Bioengineering; Group Head, NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials; Principal Investigator, Mechanobiology Institute at NUS;
  • Professor Andrew Nee from NUS Mechanical Engineering; and
  • NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan.

Also making the list were NUS Science alumna Ms Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux Ltd; and NUS Engineering alumnus Mr Tan Gee Paw, Chairman of Singapore’s Public Utilities Board.

To gain a spot on the list, the honoree must have received a national or international prize in the last two years for his or her scientific research through competitive selection, made a significant contribution in scientific discovery, or displayed leadership that has benefitted either academia or industry.

The list of 100 distinguished scientists, innovators and leaders come from diverse areas such as biomedical sciences, engineering and medicine.

Prof Lim won the Vladimir K. Zworykin Award 2015 for developing microfluidics devices for the detection and diagnosis of cancer, while Prof Nee received a US Society of Manufacturing Engineers Gold Medal in 2014 for his lifetime contributions to manufacturing research.

Prof Tan was elected in 2015 as a lifetime member of the US National Academy of Medicine and is also the organisation’s first Singaporean member.