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.
Mr Fung Fun Man, Assistant Director (Education) at NUS Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology and Instructor at NUS Department of Chemistry, is among a group of outstanding younger chemists from around the world, and the only one from Singapore, honoured by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry for embodying the mission and core values of the organisation.
Mr Fung Fun Man, Assistant Director (Education) at NUS Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology and Instructor at NUS Department of Chemistry, is among a diverse group of 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world honoured by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for embodying the mission and core values of the organisation. The honour was in celebration of IUPAC 100th anniversary and the International Year of the Periodic Table.
The sole Singaporean in the group, Mr Fung is recognised for his contributions to education technology research and innovation. In particular, he is acknowledged for his outstanding effort in increasing the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry, as well as improving chemistry and science education for students.
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.