Lakshminarayanan Samavedham

Lakshminarayanan Samavedham

Was a member of the Academy from 2009 to 2018

"To me excellence in teaching is one that brings about joy in learning for students, making them curious and turning them into better thinkers and researchers. Excellence in Teaching fosters Excellence in Research".


A/P Laksh received his B.Eng. (Hons.) and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras respectively. After completing his PhD in the area of Process Control from the University of Alberta, Laksh went on to work for Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Japan at their Mizushima R&D Centre. His love to combine teaching and research brought him to NUS where he is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Laksh enjoys playing cricket every weekend with his colleagues, reading short stories (the humor and satire types) and listening to Indian classical music.

Pedagogy Interests

  • Online and Personalised Learning
  • Student Academic Performance Enhancement

Teaching Strengths

  • Constantly adopts the best pedagogical practices to improve his teaching skills
  • Connects learning to complex real life problems and emphasizes critical evaluation of solutions so that students develop 
    multiple perspectives on the problems
  • Uses online tools to facilitate personalized learning

Teaching Awards / Accolades

  • NUS Outstanding Educator Award, 2006
  • Engineering Educator Award 2004-2005 (awarded in 2006)
  • 2001-2002 & 2002-2003: Listed as one of the Excellent Teachers in NUS
  • Bronze Award for Innovative Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, NUS, 2003-2004.