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​24 CoE Faculty Members Appointed Named Chair Professorships

Published on: 26-Mar-2019

At the university town hall this morning, NTU President Prof Subra Suresh announced the creation of 50 new named faculty chair professorships as part of a major effort to recognise outstanding achievement at early, mid-career and senior faculty levels. 

The initiative is part of an ambitious plan, first announced at the university town hall meeting in August 2018, to create up to 100 new term chair professorships over five years to attract, nurture and retain outstanding faculty at NTU. 

Announcing the appointment of NTU faculty to the newly-created chairs, Prof Suresh said: "NTU Singapore continues to grow in global stature and impact as a result of the remarkable accomplishments of our faculty in research, education and innovation that benefit knowledge creation, industry and society. To recognise and celebrate our faculty accomplishments, I am delighted that we have been able to more than double the number of chairs available to date at NTU." 

New mechanisms for the creation of the named professorships were established by the President's Council, in consultation with the Advancement and Development Committee of the NTU Board of Trustees, with nominations for named chair appointments gathered from a very competitive pool of highly accomplished faculty that were carefully evaluated by the Provost's office.   

The College of Engineering would like to congratulate the following faculty members who are appointed to the newly-created named professorships and newly appointed to existing named professorships, effective April 2019 (in alphabetical order of surname). 

Full Professor Chairs: 

Mary Chan, 2019 Board of Trustees Chair in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering 

Chan Siew Hwa, Co-Director of Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N) and President's Chair in Energy 

Chen Xiaodong, President's Chair in Materials Science and Engineering 

Jimmy Hsia, Dean of Graduate College and President's Chair in Mechanical Engineering 

Lam Khin Yong, Vice President (Research) and President's Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Subodh G Mhaisalkar, Associate Vice President (Strategy & Partnerships), Director of Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N) and President's Chair in Energy 

Miao Chunyan, Chair of School of Computer Science and Engineering and President's Chair in Computer Science  

Ng Wun Jern, President's Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Ong Yew Soon, Director of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Research Centre@NTU and President's Chair in Computer Science 

Louis Phee, Dean of College of Engineering and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor in Mechanical Engineering (new appointment to an existing chair professorship) 

Upadrasta Ramamurty, President's Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering 

Shane Snyder, Executive Director of Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and President's Chair in Water Technologies 

Teoh Swee Hin, President's Chair in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering 

Wang Rong, Chair of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and President's Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Tim White, Associate Vice President (Infrastructure & Programmes) and President's Chair in Materials Science and Engineering

Early-Career and Mid-Career Faculty Chairs:

An Bo, Associate Professor and 2019 President's Council Chair in Computer Science and Engineering 

Erik Cambria, Associate Professor and Provost's Chair in Computer Science and Engineering 

Cho Nam Joon, Associate Professor and Materials Research Society of Singapore Chair in Materials Science and Engineering 

Liu Yang, Associate Professor and 2019 University Leadership Forum Chair in Computer Science and Engineering  

Liu Zheng, Associate Professor and Materials Research Society of Singapore Chair in Materials Science and Engineering  

Nripan Mathews, Associate Professor and Provost's Chair in Materials Science and Engineering  

Sinno Jialin Pan, Associate Professor and Provost's Chair in Computer Science and Engineering  

Hirotaka Sato, Associate Professor and Provost's Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering  

Yong Ken Tye, Associate Professor and Provost's Chair in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 

For the full list of appointed named chair professorships, please visit: http://media.ntu.edu.sg/news/Pages/Creation-of-50-new-named-faculty-chair-professorships-at-NTU-.aspx 

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