NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering

Supervisor's Awards and Achievements

 

Supervisors
Awards and Achievements
Mohan K. BALASUBRAMANIAN
Received a National Science Award at the 2008 National Science and Technology Awards (NSTA).
Charanjit Singh BHATIA

1. Awarded IBM Faculty Award 2008 for his project on Fabrication, Characterization and Performance of Thin film Si  Photovoltaic (PV) cells.

2. Awaded the INSIC 2008 Distinguished Contribution Award. INSIC (Information Storage Industry Consortium) recognises his contribution to tribology and head-disk interface research for the INSIC EHDR Research Program in advanced hard disk storage technology. He is the only individual to have twice been awarded the INSIC Leadership Award (in 1998 and 2003). Click here for more details.

Michael CHEE
Awarded the National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award 2009 for his contribution to building research in human brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience in Singapore.
CHEN Louis

1. Conferred the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) Fellowships on 24 November 2011.

2. National Day Award 2010 - Long Service Medal

3. S'porean elected as head of top US maths institute.
(Source: The Straits Time, 16 Oct 2003).


4. Doing Asia Proud
(Source: NUS Knowledge Enterprise, Oct 2003)

5. Elected as the 69th President of Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the first person in East Asia and the only ethnic Chinese chosen to head the US-based scholarly society.

6. Mentioned in the Straits Times, April 30, 2005, received the French government decoration for services to education. Received the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques.

CHUA Tat Seng
Professor Chua and his group won the 2008 International Media Search Engine Competition (Star Challenge@Fusionopolis) with a prize money of US$100,000.
Neal CHUNG
1. Presented the IES (Institution of Engineers Singapore) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2010 on 4 September 2010 for his project "Membrane Science and Technologies for Sustainability in Energy and Water and for Better Quality Life".

2. Won the Hyflux-SNIC (Singapore National Institute of Chemistry) Award in Environmental Chemistry and IChemE (Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK) in Singapore Awards for Excellence and Innovation 2010 in Sustainable Technology.
CLEMENT Marie-Veronique

1. Awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award (Team Award) at NUS University Awards 2005.


2. Received an outstanding achievement award, for a paper, "Regualtion of the Na+/H+ exchanger, NHE-1 gene expression: a new target for the management of tumor cells resistance to anticancer treatment" presented at the 9th World congress on Advances in Oncology and 7th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine. Paper was selected out of 429 papers presented.

DING Jeak Ling

Awarded the: 
1. Outstanding NUS Innovator & Enterprise Award (2012).

2. Provost Term Chair Professorship (Jul 2009-Jun 2012).

3. Faculty of Science (NUS) “Outstanding Scientist Award” (2008).

4. National University of Singapore “Outstanding Researcher Award” (2001).

5. Far Eastern Economic Review Innovations Award (2000).

6. National Science and Technology Award (1995)

7. 1995: National Science & Technology Award, Singapore ("Outstanding Contribution to Genetic Engineering”).

8.  2000: Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER) Innovations Award.

9.  2005: Published impactful research findings in EMBO J.

10. 2006: Published impactful research findings in PNAS.

11. 2007: Published research findings in EMBO J and Nature Immunology.

12. 2009: Co-author for the research article "Local Inflammation Induces Complement Crosstalk Which Amplifies the Antimicrobial Response" which is published in PLOS Pathogens Journal in January 2009.

13. 2009: NUS Faculty of Science Provost's Chair Professorship from 1 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2013.

DONG Jin Song

1. Invited as Visiting Professor at National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan (2008).

2. Elected as Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford University, UK (2006).

3. Won Young Researcher Award, NUS University Awards (2004).

Berthod-Georg ENGLERT

2009: NUS Faculty of Science Provost's Chair Professorship from 1 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2013.

GE Shuzhi Sam
1. Vice President for Technical Activities, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2009-2010.

2. Member of Board of Governors, IEEE COntrol Systems Society, 2007-2009.

3. Editor in Chief, International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer, 2009.

4. Fellow, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), 2006.

5. Inaugural Temasek Young Investigator Award, Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore, 2002.

6. National Technology Award, the National Science & Technology Board (Currently A*Star), 1999, Singapore.

7. Founder and Director, Personal E-Motion Pte Ltd.
GONG Jiangbin

Awarded the Young Researcher Award at NUS University Awards 2011.

HALLIWELL Barry

1. Lifetime Achievement Award received from Singapore Neuroscience Association (SNA) on 17 April 2014.

2. University Awards 2012 - Outstanding Researcher Award.

3. National Day Award 2010 - Public Administration Medal (Silver).

4. Ranked number 1 in Free Radical Research's citation.

5. Paper " Does supplemental vitamin C increase cardiovascular disease risk in women with diabetes?" (Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 80: 1194-1200; Nov 2004) jointly with University of Iowa, research partly supported by BMRC was selected by NIH as one of the 25 "Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research" for 2004 (available here) covered in Netwatch (Science Nov 4 2005,p753).

Andy HOR Tzi Sum

1. Conferred the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) Fellowships on 24 November 2011.

2. Visiting Professor, University of Muenster, Germany. (Anorganisch-Chemisches Institut der WWU Münster Wilhelm-Klemm-Strasse 8 , D-48149 Münster, Germany) , Aug-Oct 2003. This visiting position was partially supported by Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

3. Visiting Professor, University of Strasbourg, France (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, UMR 7513 CNRS Universite Louis Pasteur ,4, rue Blaise Pascal , 67070 Strasbourg (France)).

ITO Yoshiaki
1. Winner of 2010 President's Science Award.

2. A Top Researcher Honoured.  
(Source: NUS Knowledge Enterprise, Oct 2003)
Mansoor Bin Abdul JALIL
Won the NUS Young Researcher Award in 2009.
Caroline LEE
Won the SingHealth Investigator Excellence Award 2006.
LEE Tong Heng

1. Awarded the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Awards 2007/2008.

2. Appointed as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IFAC Mechatronics Journal from 1 Oct 2008.

3. Best Paper Award in Automation in IEEE ICMA 2009.

4. The ASCC 2009 Best Application Paper Award for "Design and Implementation of Robust Automatic Flight Control System for a Small-Scale UAV Helicopter".

5. Prof Lee is invited by POSTECH (a new Korean university established in 1986 dedicated to Science and Technology) to take up a Korean equivalent of Temasek Professorship. He will spend 2 months each year (for the next 3 years) to help them establish a world-class programme in “Precision Control”.

Click here to read his research seminar on "Direct Adaptive NN Control of MIMO Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems using Discrete Nussbaum Gain".

LIAN Yong
Professor Lian Yong and his team at the Department of Mechanical Engineering were presented the IES (Institution of Engineers Singapore) Prestigious Achievement Award on 11 November 2011. They developed a "wearable" ECG chip for managing cardiovascular disease. The innovation led to the formation of a spin-off called Clearbridge VitalSigns in January 2001, with Prof Lian as the co-founder.
LIM Chwee Teck

1. Among Asian Scientist’s inaugural top 100 Asian Scientists.

2. Elected Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, USA, 2016 - present.

3. Elected Fellow, Academy of Engineering, Singapore, 2015 - present.

4. Elected Council Member, World Council of Biomechanics, 2010 - present

5. Vladimir K. Zworykin Award, International Federation for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2015

6. TIE50 Award, TIEcon 2014. 

7. APSselect Paper (American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology), April 2014.

8. Students’ Design Gold Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, Singapore – 8th Scientific Meeting 2014.

9. Outstanding Researcher Award, NUS University Awards, 2014.

10. Outstanding Innovator Award, NUS Innovation and Enterprise Awards 2014.

11. Singapore Business Review Hottest Startup to Watch in 2014.

12. TechVenture Most Disruptive Technology Award 2012.

13. Gold, Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award 2012.

14. Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award 2012.

15. Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Audience’s Choice Award 2012.

16. First Prize, Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2012.

17. InnovFest Promising Startup Award 2012.

18. HFSP Collaborative Research Grant Award 2012.

19. NGS Excellent Mentoring Award 2011/2012.

20. NUS Faculty of Engineering Research Award 2011.

21. President's Technology Award 2011.

22. IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, 2010.

LIOU Yih Cherng
New gene research sheds light on brain atrophy
(Source: The Straits Times, Dec 11, 2003).
LIU Bin
Awarded the Young Researcher Award, University Awards 2013.
LIU Xiang Yang
Awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award, University Awards 2007.
LIU Xiaogang
Awarded the Young Researcher Award at NUS University Awards 2011.
LOH Kian Ping
University Awards 2012 - Outstanding Researcher Award.
Paul A MACARY
Awarded the NUS Young Researcher Award in 2010.
Andrew NEE

1. Among Asian Scientist’s inaugural top 100 Asian Scientists.

2. Honorary Professor, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (12 Nov 2012).Presented by Prof Chen Zhongji citing his ongoing significant research collaboration with BUAA. 

3. Honorary Professor, Tianjin University (16 Nov 2012). Presented by the Vice-President Prof Zhong Denghua.

4. Engineering Research Leadership Award (30 Nov 2012) – Faculty of Engineering NUS For overall leadership in engineering research, presented yearly to a single recipient in the Faculty of Engineering

5. Elected as President of International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) with effect from 1 September 2011. He is the first Singaporean and ethnic Chinese in the world to hold the position in the 60 years of history of CIRP since its establishment in 1951.

6. Elected as Vice-President (Elect) of International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) from August 2010 and President from August 2011.

7. National Day Award 2010 - Long Service Medal

Mary NG Mah Lee
Member for WHO Advisory Committee on Dengue and other Flaviviruses Vaccines.
NG Hwee Tou

1. Best Paper Award, 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2011).

2. Elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2008 – 2010).

3. Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing in May 2007 and re-appointed in April 2010 for a second term.

4. Recipient of the Singapore Defence Technology Prize (Team R&D Award) in 2007.

ONG Soh Khim

1. Conferred a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering on 25th August 2012.  She is the 4th female in the world and the 1st in Asia to receive the award.

2. Awarded the 2009 Emerging Leaders Award in Academia for demonstrated leadership in academia, groundbreaking research in manufacturing engineering by the US Society for Women Engineers on 16 October 2009.

Barbaros OZYILMAZ
Awarded the Young Researcher Award, University Awards 2013.
PERVAIZ Shazib
Awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award (Team Award) at NUS University Awards 2005.
SEERAM Ramakrishna
1. Elected as a Foreign Fellow by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). The Academy confers Fellowship on Indian and Foreign nationals who are in a position of high responsibility and have demonstrated their eminence by virtue of outstanding accomplishments in new and developing engineering fields.

2. Elected as an International Fellow of the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom, for his sterling contributions to engineering education and profession.
SHEN Zuowei
1. Conferred the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) Fellowships on 24 November 2011.
SONG Jianxing
His review paper on "insoluble proteins could be in fact solubilized in pure water" was recommended by Faculty1000 and listed as the top 1 most-reviewed paper in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Structural Biology.
TAN Kian Lee
Awarded the Science Award in the President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) 2011 for "outstanding contributions to database systems research for managing ‘big data’ in large-scale parallel and distributed systems”
Kevin S.W. TAN
Awarded the prestigious grant from the National Research Foundation, which focuses on inter-disciplinary research. His research project is 'Fluorescent Tagged Antimalarials as Commercial Molecular Probes to Diagnose Drug Resistance and to Study Diseases".
Andrew TAY
Professor Andrew Tay has become the first in the world to clinch two prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awards in the same year. They are:

1. Awarded the 2012 IEEE CPMT Regional Contributions Award for the Asia and Pacific Region, which recognises his illustrious leadership and contribution to the growth and impact of Component, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) related programmes and activities.

2. Awarded the 2012 IEEE CPMT Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his outstanding technical achievement in the fields encompassed by the CPMT Society.
Thirumalai VENKATESAN
Awarded the 2012 George E Pake Prize from the American Physical Society (APS).
WANG Hong Yan
Received a Young Scientist Award at the 2008 National Science and Technology Awards (NSTA).
Andrew WEE
1. Conferred the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) Fellowships on 24 November 2011.
Markus WENK

1. Awarded the NUS Young Researcher Award in 2009.

2. Movers
(Source: Nature, Vol 427, 29 January 2004).

3. Ex-Yale don to pioneer lipids work here
(Source: The Straits Times, February 10, 2004).

Thorsten WOHLAND
Awarded the NGS Teaching Commendation Award 2010.
WU Jishan
University Awards 2012 - Young Researcher Award.
YAN Shuicheng
1. University Awards 2012 - Young Researcher Award.

2. Awarded the Young Scientist Award in the President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) 2011 for his "research on computer vision, multimedia and machine learning”
YAO Shao Qin
2009: NUS Faculty of Science Dean's Chair Professorship from 1 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2013.
YEN Shih-Cheng
Awarded the NGS Teaching Commendation Award 2010.
YU Haifeng
Awarded the Young Researcher Award at NUS University Awards 2011.
YONG Eu Leong
Synthesising East and West A multi-disciplinary consortium wins U.S. grant for research in complementary and alternative medicine Read more.
(Source: NUS Knowledge Enterprise, Nov/Dec 2003)
ZENG Hua Chun
One of the world top 100 Chemists 2000-2010 selected by Times Higher Education, Feb 10, 2011.