Alberto Corrias

Fellow

Teaching has been part of the last 20 years of my life. It is my ambitious aspiration to be remembered by my students as someone who contributed to their intellectual development. Over the years, I have come to the realization that tertiary education poses unique challenges that are very difficult to solve, but extremely stimulating to tackle. In particular, I am interested in exploring the link between entertainment and education through games and other techniques. I believe that the approach to education that was used by my professors - even the most effective ones - during my student years should be supplemented and evolve in view of the profound generational differences that have emerged in the last two decades.

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Biodata

Dr Alberto Corrias is a senior lecturer with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a fellow of the College of Alice and Peter Tan at the National University of Singapore. Alberto obtained a 5-year degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano Technical University (Milan, Italy) before working for two years in the pharmaceutical industry (AstraZeneca). In 2008, he received a PhD in Bioengineering from the National University of Singapore. He then joined Oxford University (UK) as a post-doctoral fellow for a period of two years before returning to NUS as a lecturer.

About being a part of the Academy…

I am honoured to be a Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy, which provides a great opportunity to interact with outstanding educators. I look forward, in my own small way, to contributing to the transformative journey of education that the university has embarked on.

 Teaching Awards / Accolades

  • University Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) (2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017)
  • Engineering Educator Award (2015-2016, 2016-2017)
  • Faculty of Engineering Honours List (teaching) (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014,2015)
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