Welcome to the Staff Awards website, where we recognise and celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff. If you wish to share any prizes or awards received, new appointments or memberships in prestigious boards or societies, and other notable achievements in the last six months, we would love to hear from you.
NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye has received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Southampton, UK in recognition of his passion and excellence as an award-winning educator and leader. Prof Tan was cited for his role as a pioneer architect of the current academic system at NUS, where he has championed the importance of a broad-based education through a redesign of the University’s general curriculum, as well as seeded many initiatives such as the University Scholars Programme, University Town College Programme and Technology-Enhanced Learning.
Impactful projects by the NUS community were recognised for their learning innovation at the Reimagine Education Conference & Awards Ceremony organised by the Quacquarelli Symonds World Rankings.
Professor Dean Ho, Provost’s Chair Professor at NUS Biomedical Engineering and NUS Pharmacology, Director of NUS SINAPSE and member of the NUS Biomedical Institute of Global Health Research and Technology was recently elected as Fellow of the prestigious US National Academy of Inventors – the highest professional distinction for academic inventors – for his “prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society”. Prof Ho is the only Singapore-based academic inventor to receive the esteemed accolade this year, as well as the first-ever NUS academic to do so.
President’s Assistant Professor Loh Huanqian from NUS Physics and the NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies has been awarded the 2018 Physical and Engineering Sciences fellowship by the L’Oréal Singapore For Women in Science National Fellowship programme. She is one of two researchers recognised annually for their scientific excellence in the field of Life Sciences and Physical and Engineering Sciences, and are role models for the younger generation.
Associate Professor Chua Kian Jon Ernest and his team at NUS Engineering have been conferred top honours at this year’s ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards, in recognition of their achievement which has made a significant contribution to the progression of the field and the quality of life in ASEAN.
Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS, has been appointed to the Council of Scientists for the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization.
Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS, has been appointed to the Council of Scientists for the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO). He sits on the Council as a representative of Singapore, a member state of HFSPO.
The organisation runs the Human Frontier Science Program, a funding programme for frontier research in life sciences that supports world-class scientific research using innovative and multidisciplinary approaches.
“The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization is amongst the leading international agencies promoting innovative and cutting edge research at the frontiers of the life sciences. While the organisation is governed by the Board of Trustees, the Board is advised by the Council of Scientists in its fulfilment of its scientific mission,” said Prof Teo. “It is thus a significant privilege and honour to be nominated as a member of the Council of Scientists. This appointment provides the opportunity to understand global funding decisions and direction settings, which will be beneficial and important for Singapore as we develop our future strategies in the life sciences.”