Prof Shih Choon Fong awarded Harvard’s Centennial Medal

Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) has presented the 2018 Centennial Medal to NUS University Professor Shih Choon Fong for his innovative research and leadership in higher education.

Prof Shih was cited as having made essential contributions to the field of fracture mechanics, which have promoted safety and technological innovation in the energy sector. He has also excelled as a university leader, bringing educational opportunity and inspiration to many.

The Centennial Medal was first awarded in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of GSAS. Through GSAS, it recognises outstanding alumni whose contributions to knowledge, their disciplines, their colleagues and society have made a fundamental and lasting impact.

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