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*The write-ups here are first- hand inputs from the authors themselves.​​​​​


Email: CLGAN@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 6821 
Office: N4.1-02-30 / RTP/BX-09​
Assoc Prof. Gan Chee Lip
Director, REP
Director, Temasek Labs@NTU ​

Prof Gan is the Director of REP, and an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). He is also the Director of Temasek Laboratories@NTU, and Director of NTU-Lockheed Martin Joint Laboratory.

A/P Gan was awarded the 2010 Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching for MSE, the Teaching Excellence Award (College) in 2014, and is a NTU Teaching Excellence Academy Fellow. 
His teaching philosophy is to view it from the students’ learning perspective, and technology plays a key role in today’s environment. 

In 2008, he was one of the first lecturers in NTU to adopt clickers in lectures and tutorials. Assoc Prof Gan then explored on how innovative teaching environment may enhance students’ learning capability. Most recently, he has adopted flipped classroom and team-based learning as his form of instruction.



Email: MHDU@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: 
6790 4783
Office:
 N3.2-02-09 

​Assoc Prof Du Hejun

Du Hejun obtained his BEng and MEng from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 1983 and 1986, respectively. Subsequently, he lectured there until 1988 before he left for Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK for his PhD study. Du obtained his PhD from Imperial College in 1991 and joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore right after that.

Du is currently an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), NTU. He served as Head of Engineering Mechanics Division in the school from 2008 to 2011. He loves teaching and derives a strong sense of fulfillment from students’ appreciation of his teaching. He has taught a few courses mainly related to mechanics, dynamics and mechanisms since he joined NTU. He was voted the Teacher-of-the-Year in MAE by the students in 1999. His research interests are mainly involved in three areas: 1) MEMS and microfluidics; 2) smart materials and their applications; 3) numerical and computational methods for engineering applications. He has published over 170 international refereed journal papers that are quite highly cited by the related research community in addition to over 100 international conference papers and a few book chapters.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading widely and does regular exercise to refresh.



Email: ASYSOng@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: 
6790 6448
Office: 
N4-02b-39 

Assoc Prof Ong Yew Soon

Yew-Soon Ong is currently serving as Director of the Centre for Computational Intelligence and an Associate Professor with the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and his PhD from University of Southampton, UK.

His research interest lies in Computational Intelligence. One of his research works in evolutionary computation has led to IOS 'Dark-Dots Game' that beat popular apps and games including Facebook, What's App, Angry Birds and Bejeweled! It was also the top action game in 48 countries including USA, China and Singapore; downloaded by well over 448,000 players worldwide when it was launched, with 27% of its players from China and 17% from the USA.

In his teaching career, he received the Nanyang Excellence Award, Most Popular Lecturer Award and was featured in the Bright Minds Magazine: 'Turning Stones into Diamonds'. Above Intelligence Quotient and Emotional Quotient, he believes that Passion Quotient (PQ) and Curiosity Quotient (CQ) are two important ingredients of the new era. Hence he believes in instilling and cultivating these two quotients in our students.


Email: NJCho@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: 
6790 4925
Office: N4.1-01-09 

Assoc Prof Cho Nam-Joon

Nam-Joon Cho is Nanyang Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University and Deputy Director of the Renaissance Engineering Programme. 

Dr. Cho is also Deputy Director of the Nanyang Institute of Technology in Health and Medicine, a Principal Investigator at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology and Consulting Associate Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His group’s research focuses on engineering approaches to solve important biomedical problems and to translate these capabilities into practical applications for global health. 

Dr. Cho’s scientific work has been highlighted by international media organizations such as Reuters, CNBC, and Businessweek, and is leading to major breakthroughs for the treatment of deadly pathogens. He has identified novel classes of drugs to treat hepatitis C virus which affects over 170 million people worldwide. 

Based on the success of this early work, Dr. Cho’s team is now pursuing similar strategies to examine the causes and consequences of infectious diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer in order to provide improved diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. 

As part of these activities, Dr. Cho also leads a multi-institution tissue engineering collaboration, which focuses on developing an artificial liver platform for regenerative medicine applications. In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Cho is a committed social entrepreneur and the 

Founder of infollutionZERO, which is a global educational initiative that promotes digital citizenship among children, adolescents and parents. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.


Email: MCHchen@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: 
6790 4888
Office: N3.2-01-06 

Assoc Prof Chen Chun-Hsien

Chun-Hsien Chen is Associate Professor (tenured) and the Director of Design Stream in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his BS degree in Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. He has several years of product design & development experience in industry. His teaching and research interests are in collaborative/human-centric/consumer-oriented product design and development, knowledge engineering, design sciences, engineering informatics and artificial intelligence in product/engineering design. He has more than 120 publications in these areas.

Dr. Chen has served as a technical reviewer for National Science and Technology Awards (Singapore), a judge for Pin Up Design Awards (South Korea), an advisory board member for various international conferences held in USA, Europe, Australia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Dr. Chen has been appointed by Elsevier as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Advanced Engineering Informatics (ADVEI) in January 2013. Besides ADVEI, he is an editorial board member of Recent Patents on Engineering and several other journals. He is/was a Shanghai Eastern Scholar (appointed by Shanghai Maritime University as an Eastern Chair Professor, since 2011), a Visiting Professor of National Cheng Kung University (2011), a Guest Professor of Shanghai Maritime University (since 2006), and Chaoyang University of Technology (2008 - 2010).​


Email: 
EYCSOH@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: 
67905423
Office: S2-B2b-62

Professor Yeng Chai SOH

Professor Yeng Chai SOH has been with the University since 1987. He has served as Head of the Division of Control and Instrumentation of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) and Associate Dean (Research) of the College of Engineering. He led the establishment of NTU’s High Performance Computing Centre, which houses one of the greenest and fastest HPCs in ASEAN countries, and is currently serving as the Director of the Centre.

Dr Soh’s research interests are in robust control and applications, estimation and filtering, and optical signal processing. He has published more than 220 refereed journal papers in related areas, and has a number of patents. His research achievements have won him several national and international awards. Dr Soh has served on several national grants and scholarships evaluation committees of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Ministry of Education. In 2012, he and his team members were awarded a large Competitive Research Programme from the National Research Foundation to develop new and novel cooling technologies that can achieve total energy efficiency solutions for building air-conditioning systems.

Dr Soh has taught courses in Engineering Mathematics, Control Engineering, Electric Circuits, Physiological Systems, Estimation Theory, and Linear Systems. His hobbies include reading, traveling and a bit of sports and photography.​

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Email:MCSHEARWOOD@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 5524 
Office: N3.2-02-73

Assoc Prof. Christopher Shearwood

Graduated from Leeds University in 1984 with a 1st Class Honors Degree in Physics and subsequently won a major scholarship to study for a PHD in solid state physics. Afterwards, accumulated considerable research experience at many major research institutions in Europe, including the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

Arrived on the sunny shores of Singapore in 1998 and have been here ever since, teaching material science and manufacturing related subjects. My research is always materials based, and includes the development of micro-machines, sensors and actuators. Recently projects include the development of a bio-cell for the reproducible growth of heterogeneous biofilms, in collaboration with SCELSE.

Other duties include deputy Director of MSc Project Management, a joint venture between Manchester University and the School of MAE.

I love martial arts, especially Muay Thai and ju-jitsu. In fact, after 6-years of effort, I have just achieved my black-belt in ju-jitsu. To support this passion, you will see me around campus running, swimming, and weight-training.


Email: MKCLEONG@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 5596 
Office: N3-02c-71

Assoc Prof. Leong Kai Choong

Leong Kai Choong received his early education at Raffles Institution before graduating from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1981. After working for several years in the industry as an engineer, he proceeded to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he earned his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.

He joined the then Nanyang Technological Institute as a Lecturer in 1984, served as Vice-Dean and Associate Chair (Academic) in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) from 2002 to 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys teaching and was voted MAE Teacher-of-the-Year (Year 3) in 2010 and 2011. His research interests range from the thermal management of electronic packages to nanofluids and adsorption systems for cooling applications.

Dr Leong has also served in a variety of positions in several professional societies. He was President of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Singapore Chapter from 1994 to 1995. He is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in Singapore and a Senior Member of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.

He enjoys playing tennis, travelling to historical places of interest and reading on a variety of topics.


Email: MFFYAP@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 4724 
Office: N3.2-02-15

Assoc Prof. Yap Fook Fah

Yap Fook Fah obtained his BA (Engineering Tripos) and PhD (in mechanical vibrations) from Cambridge University.

His favorite subjects in school were physics and dynamics and he continues to have a strong fascination for how nature and machines work. He has been teaching courses in engineering physics and dynamics for the past 15 years in NTU, and has probably won over as many students who share his enthusiasm as those who have managed to become utterly confused!

He enjoys tinkering with his mechanical experiments and mechanisms in the Mechanics of Machines Lab (School of MAE) of which he is the current Director.

Outside of school, he spends most of his time in Hall 4 of which he is the Senior Hall Fellow. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his kids, bashing a rubber ball on a squash court or riding one of his many bikes.


Email: CKHTAN@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: 
(+65)6790 5297
Office: N1-01c-97
Prof. Tan Kang Hai, Philip
Prior to joining NTU, he worked as a graduate engineer in Ove Arup & Partners, UK. He won the UK Institution of Structural Engineering Henry Adams Award in May 1989 for his PhD research on structural sandwich panels.

A registered Professional Engineer in Singapore, he is a consultant to MHA committee on the feasibility study of developing a design guide for progressive collapse of structures.

As Co-Director of Protective Technology Research Centre, his research is on the behaviour and modelling of structures under fire condition and progressive collapse condition.

He has previously won Best Teacher of the Year award from CEE. He has been actively involved in the training of local engineers and has given a number of keynote lectures overseas.

He enjoys listening to music played by his children. He loves reading a wide range of books, cycling, jogging and travelling abroad.


Email: DDSUN@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 6273 
Office: N1-01c-89
Assoc Prof. Darren Sun Delai

Darren obtained his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.

Over the past decades, he has since nurtured many undergrad and graduate students. He loves teaching as teaching brings him a rewarding experience and sense of fulfilment. His researches have attracted interests from academic and industrial players with more than 200 publications.

Darren is currently focusing on membrane desalination and water reclamation; nanomaterials and multifunctional membranes for sustainable production of water and energy.

Darren believes in systematic logical approach for problem solving which could be in turn a life-long benefit. Apart from teaching and research, Darren also enjoys classical music, bushwalking and nature sceneries.


Email: EKCTEH@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 5365 
Office : 
S2-B2a-20
Assoc Prof. Teh Kah Chan

After obtaining both B. Eng. and Ph. D. degrees from NTU, Dr. Teh Kah Chan joined the same university as a faculty member in 1999. Over the past 12 years, he has been active in teaching, research and service.

Currently he is serving as the Assistant Chair (Undergraduate Studies) in School of EEE. His research interests are in the areas of signal processing for communications. He has taught courses on Signals and Systems, Communication Principles, Digital Communications, etc. He has received the Best Teacher of the Year Award from NTU in 2005.

Assoc Prof Teh likes outdoor activities such as jogging. He also enjoys watching TV programs on sports.


Email: EYLGUAN@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 5875
Office: S1-B1b-48

Assoc Prof. Guan Yong Liang

Associate Professor GUAN Yong Liang obtained his PHD from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (University of London), UK, in 1997, and B.Eng. degree with first class honors from the National University of Singapore in 1991.

In 1991-1993, he worked in the cellular and wireless industry in Singapore. He is now an Associate Professor and Head of Communication Engineering Division of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

His research interests broadly include modulation, coding and signal processing for communication systems and information security systems. He has led 10 past and present externally-funded research projects (A*STAR, MINDEF, industry) with cumulative funding of about SGD 4 million.

He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letter, and has served in the organizing/technical committees of international conferences including ICC, VTC, and ICUWB.

He has been granted 1 patent and has filed another 3. He has published an invited monograph, over 180 journal and conference papers, a book and 3 book chapters.​


Email: EPLSO@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 5026 
Office: S1-B1c-77

Assoc Prof. So Ping Lam

So Ping Lam received the B.Eng. degree with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering from the University of Warwick, U.K., in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Power Systems from Imperial College, University of London, U.K., in 1997.

He joined the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a faculty member in 1997, where he is presently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE). Prior to his academic career, he worked for 11 years as a Second Engineer with China Light and Power Company Ltd., Hong Kong, in the field of power system protection.

Currently he is serving as the Assistant Chair (Graduate Studies) in the School of EEE. His research interests are power system stability and control, power quality, power line communications, clean and renewable energy, as well as microgrids and smart grids. He has taught courses on AC Circuits and Machines, Electricity for Modern Society, and Power System Analysis and Control.

He received the Best Lecturer Award for Power Engineering in 2000. He was selected as the Nominee for the EEE Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and 2009.

He likes outdoor activities such as cycling and jogging. He also enjoys watching TV programs on sports.

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Email: EWLGOH@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 4943
Office: S2-B2b-60
Assoc Prof Goh Wang Ling

Goh Wang Ling obtained both her Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Microelectronics from the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Queen’s University of Belfast in United Kingdom. Dr Goh joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) as a lecturer in 1996 and became an Associate Professor in 2004. She is with the Division of Circuits and Systems. 
Dr Goh had held various appointments both in the school and college level; she was the Associate Dean for Outreach & External Relations in the College of Engineering Dean’s Office from January 2010 to December 2012, Assistant Head of Division from September 2006 to June 2008, and Assistant Chair of Students from July 2008 to December 2009. She is currently the Programme Coordinator for all Undergraduate Programmes in the School.

Dr Goh was conferred the National Day Award—the “Public Administration Medal (Bronze)” by the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2010. The honour is bestowed in recognition of her contribution to education in Singapore as well as services to the University. 
Dr Goh is one of the first 12 fellows to be inducted into the NTU Teaching Excellence Academy, which promotes best teaching practices by award-winning NTU professors and lecturers, to raise teaching standards throughout the university. 

Besides, the two prestigious recognitions, Dr Goh had also received numerous teaching awards at the university; she was awarded with three teaching awards in 2013—the Inaugural Nanyang Education Award (College Level), the School of EEE Nanyang Education Award and the School of EEE Year-2 Nanyang Education Award. Prior to 2013, Dr Goh was bestowed the Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007, the highest teaching honor given to a faculty at the university level; the EEE Teaching Excellence Awards in 2005, 2006, and 2009; and EEE Students’ Choice “Best Teacher” Awards in year 1997, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Other than the teaching awards, Dr Goh also received the Singapore Women’s Weekly “Great Women of Our Time” Awards, under the Science & Technology category in 2011.

Dr Goh is a senior member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA. Dr Goh participates actively as advisory/technical committee member in various international conferences. Dr Goh’s research interests include digital/mixed-signal Integrated Circuit (IC) designs such as the channel characterization and telemetry system development, wireless implantable neural recording IC for motor prosthesis, 3D IC design for 100 GHz Application, Class-D amplifier, and the Field-Programmable Gate-Array-Based Investigation of Coding and Detection for Ultra-High Density Magnetic Recording. 
The Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) process technology, SOI devices and Nanowire transistors are also of interest to her. Dr Goh has co-authored 1 international professional technical reference text, filed 16 patents, and published ~160 research papers in international journals and conferences. Since 1996, Dr Goh has trained a total of 84 graduate students: 17 Ph.D. students, 3 Ph.D. Interns, 20 M.Eng. students, 1 M.Phil. student and 43 M.Sc. students. She is currently supervising 10 PhD students, 1 M.Eng. student, and 2 M.Sc. students​. 



Tel: 6790 4725
Email: mktooi@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3-02a-10 
Prof O​​​​​oi Kim Tiow
Dr Ooi Kim Tiow is a Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He received BEng in 1986 and Ph.D. in 1989, both in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Scotland, U.K. His research areas are in areas related to studies on refrigeration systems and components design, heat transfer and fluid flow. He holds several patents in compressor designs and some of the designs won awards locally and internationally. Dr Ooi is widely consulted by industry both locally and internationally. He also sits in advisory committees in several international conferences on refrigeration compressors and/or their systems.


Email: TYTAN@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)63168829/65921614
Office: N1.2-B2-34/01-11

Assoc Prof Tan Thatt Yang Timothy
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Feb 2004 – University of New South Wales, Australia. 

Thesis “Photocatalytic Reduction of Selenate and Selenite: Water/Wastewater treatment and the Formation of Nano-Selenium Compounds” under the International Postgraduate Research Awards (IPRS), Australia. 


Email: ESYTAN@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 4505
Office: S1-B1b-44
Assoc Prof Tan Soon Yim

Prof Soon-Yim TAN is currently in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering since 1992. He received his Bachelor degree with first class honors in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1996.

His research interests include electromagnetic theory and applications, propagation models and measurements for wireless communication systems, localization methodology for mobile communications and sensor networks, non-invasive cancer/tumor detection and heating. He has done significant research work and published over 40 top quality international journal papers. Currently, he is an editorial board member of Journal of electromagnetic waves and applications and member of the IDA radio standards technical committee.

He has been often invited as a technical reviewer for a number of premier conferences and journals, including IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing, Antennas and Propagation, Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology; JEWA; Radio Science etc. etc. He was appointed as consultant by more than 10 companies including SIAEC, CAAS, Bovis Lend Lease Pte Ltd, China Construction (South Pacific) Development Co Pte. Ltd etc to investigate the effects of radar reflections and scattering from many buildings and aircraft hangars near Singapore Changi Airport. Dr. TAN is a member of IEEE. 

Tel: 6790 4444
Email: mktai@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-76 
Homepage: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/mktai/
Assoc Prof Tai Kang

Prof Tai obtained his B.Eng.(1st Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1990, after which he worked as a product design engineer for more than two years in the consumer electronics division of Philips Singapore. In 1992 he left to pursue his Ph.D. at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London, after which he returned to Singapore in 1995 to join NTU as a faculty member and he is currently an associate professor there. From 2001 to 2004 he was concurrently appointed as a faculty fellow of the Singapore-MIT Alliance, and since 2014 he has been concurrently appointed as a fellow of the Renaissance Engineering Programme at NTU.

He is a member of ASME and ISSMO, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Engineering Optimization. He teaches various courses in design, optimization, computer-aided design and finite element analysis. His research interests include optimization, genetic/evolutionary algorithms, computational geometry, folding/unfolding of 3D folded structures, structural design optimization, system identification and mathematical modeling of industrial processes, and analysis of risks and vulnerabilities in supply chains and critical infrastructure interdependencies/networks. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed technical papers in international journals and conferences.



Lee Siang Guan, Stephen
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 5580
Email: msglee@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3-02c-74 
Assoc Prof Lee Siang Guan, Stephen
Prof Lee is an Associate Professor with the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He earned an MSc inAdvanced Manufacturing Technology from the University of Manchester in 1985 and his Ph.D. degree in Automated Assembly from Nanyang Technological University in 1997. He is the PI of two recent projects: An ontology-augmented, context-aware Web services framework for agile enterprise collaboration funded by A*STAR SERC andThe application of the theories of behavior and communicative action to workplace safety funded by the Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSHI), MOM.

His research interest is in the modeling and management of complex supply chains subjected to unexpected disruptions. Dr Lee is a registered Professional Engineer (Singapore) and a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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Sierin Lim
Associate Professor
Email: SLIM@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)6316 8966
Office: N1.3-B3-11
Assoc Prof Sierin Lim
Sierin earned both her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. She joined NTU School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) after a postdoctoral stint at University of California, Irvine in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.  Sierin’s Bioengineered and Applied Nanomaterials Laboratory (BeANs Lab) focuses on the design and engineering of hybrid nano/microscale devices from biological parts by utilizing protein engineering as a tool for applications in medicine, energy, cosmetics, and food.
 
Being approachable and engaging, Sierin believes that curiosity is the main driving force in a successful learning inside and outside of the classroom. She encourages learning beyond the classroom by providing ample opportunities to students who are interested in protein engineering to learn first-hand in her lab. For her mentorship, she has been awarded the Koh Boon Hui Scholar. Being actively involved in the community, she founded the Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore) Student Chapter in 2009 and has been one of the STEM ambassadors for Singapore Committee for UN Women. She is also serving on the advisory boards of biotechin.asia and various journals.  In 2013 she received of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowships.​
 

Email: ASCHVUN@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 4873
Office: N4-02c-91
Assoc Prof Vun Chan Hua, Nicholas
Assoc Prof Nicholas Vun has been with the School of Applied Science and School of Computer Engineering since 1991. He received his B.Eng (1st class Honours) and M.Eng.Sci. degrees in Electrical & Computer System Engineering from Electrical Department of Monash University, Australia, and PhD from School of Computer Engineering of NTU. His main research interests include Embedded signal conversion and processing, as well as Embedded System’s design and applications. He has more than 50 publications in conference proceedings and journals. He was awarded NTU's 'Teacher of the Year' award in 1994. 

Prior to joining NTU, he worked with Ausmode Power Systems and Exicom Power Systems in Australia as Senior Electronics Design Engineer, specializing in the design of microprocessor based high power and high frequency switch mode power supply and embedded control systems for telecommunication equipment. While teaching in NTU, he has continue to provide consultation services and conduct professional courses for the industry in areas of power supply design, embedded control system design and computer system technologies related topics to companies in Malaysia, Singapore, India and Australia. 

Nicholas Vun is a registered 'Professional Engineer' with Singapore's Professional Engineers Board, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is the founding chairman of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society of Singapore, and served as the General Chairman of the 2011 as well as 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics Conference. He has continue to involve in the various ISCE conferences’ technical committee, and has also held positions as Vice Chair, Treasurer and committee members of the IEEE CE Chapter in Singapore over the years. He has also served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine and the Quality Chair for IEEE CES.

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