Faculty Appointed to Named Professorships

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  • NTU Singapore continues to grow in global stature and impact as a result of the remarkable accomplishments of the faculty in research, education and innovation that benefit knowledge creation, industry and society. The Distinguished University Professor is the highest honour given to a faculty member at NTU in recognition of his/her scholarly and scientific achievements in research. A key mechanism to recognise the achievements of early-career, mid-career and senior faculty members is through named chair professorships.


  • Distinguished University Professors are eminent faculty members with extraordinary scholarly achievement who typically cross multiple disciplinary boundaries. This prestigious appointment is based on academic distinction. It can be expected that there will be no more than 12 Distinguished University Professors at any given time.


    2017 Distinguished University Professor

    Prof Subra SURESH
    NTU President


    2019 Distinguished University Professors

    Prof ANG Soon
    Nanyang Business School

    Prof GAO Huajian (from summer 2019)
    College of Science

    College of Engineering

    Prof Staffan KJELLEBERG
    Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering

    Prof LOH Teck Peng
    School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences


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    AN Bo
    2019 President’s Council Chair in Computer Science and Engineering

    George AUGUSTINE
    Irene Tan Liang Kheng Chair Professor in Neuroscience

    James BEST
    Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and President’s Chair in Medicine

    Bernhard BOEHM
    Ong Tiong Tat Chair Professor in Diabetes Research

    Erik CAMBRIA
    Provost’s Chair in Computer Science and Engineering

    John CHAMBERS
    President’s Chair in Cardiovascular Epidemiology

    Alan CHAN
    Vice-President of Alumni and Advancement and Toh Puan Mahani Daim Chair Professor in Humanities & Social Sciences

    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

    Christine CHEUNG
    Provost’s Chair in Medicine

    CHO Nam Joon
    Materials Research Society of Singapore Chair in Materials Science and Engineering

    Sanjay CHOTIRMALL
    Provost’s Chair in Molecular Medicine

    CHOU Meng-Hsuan
    Provost’s Chair in Public Policy and Global Affairs

    Fidel COSTA
    Provost’s Chair in Earth Sciences

    Ralf EMMERS
    Dean of S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and President’s Chair in International Relations

    GAO Weibo
    Provost’s Chair in Physics

    Gerard GOGGIN (Incoming)
    Wee Kim Wee Professor in Communication Studies

    Christine GOH
    Director of National Institute of Education and President’s Chair in Education (Linguistics & Language Education)

    Atsushi GOTO
    Provost’s Chair in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

    Balazs GULYAS
    President’s Chair in Translational Neuroscience

    Emma HILL
    Provost’s Chair in Earth Sciences

    HO Shen Yong
    Provost’s Chair in Physics

    Benjamin HORTON
    Acting Chair of Asian School of Environment and President’s Chair in Earth Sciences

    Jimmy HSIA
    Dean of Graduate College and President’s Chair in Mechanical Engineering

    Philip INGHAM
    Toh Kian Chui Distinguished Professor

    Jun-Koo KANG
    Canon Professor of Finance

    Robert KENNEDY
    Dean of Nanyang Business School and Goh Tjoei Kok Professor in Business Management

    LAM Khin Yong
    Vice President (Research) and President’s Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    LEE Kwan Min
    Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies

    Richard LING
    Shaw Foundation Professor in Media Technology

    LING San
    Provost and Vice President (Academic) and President’s Chair in Mathematical Sciences

    Joseph LIOW
    Dean of College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Tan Kah Kee Chair in Comparative and International Politics

    LIU Hong
    Chair of School of Social Sciences and Tan Lark Sye Chair in Chinese Language and Culture

    LIU Yang
    2019 University Leadership Forum Chair in Computer Science and Engineering

    LIU Zheng
    Materials Research Society of Singapore Chair in Materials Science and Engineering

    David LOU
    Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor in Energy

    LUKE Kang Kwong Kapathy
    Chair of School of Humanities and President’s Chair in Linguistics

    LUO Dahai
    Provost’s Chair in Medicine

    Nripan MATHEWS
    Provost’s Chair in Materials Science and Engineering

    Subodh 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

    NEO Boon Siong
    Canon Visiting Professor

    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

    Sinno Jialin PAN
    Provost’s Chair in Computer Science and Engineering

    Sam PARK
    President’s Chair in Strategy and International Business

    Louis PHEE
    Dean of College of Engineering and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor in Mechanical Engineering

    Peter PREISER
    Associate Vice President (Biomedical & Life Sciences), Interim Dean of College of Science and President’s Chair in Biological Sciences

    Euston QUAH
    Albert Winsemius Chair in Economics

    Upadrasta RAMAMURTY
    President’s Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

    Simon REDFERN
    (Incoming) Dean of College of Science and President’s Chair in Earth Sciences

    Daniela RHODES
    Director of NTU Institute of Structural Biology and President’s Chair in Structural Biology

    Hirotaka SATO
    Provost’s Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Krishna SAVANI
    Provost’s Chair in Business

    Stephan SCHUSTER
    Research Director (Meta-’omics & Microbiomes) of Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) and President’s Chair in Genomics

    Jason SHAW
    Shaw Foundation Chair in Business

    Kerry SIEH
    Director of Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and AXA-Nanyang Chair in Natural Hazards

    Shane SNYDER
    Executive Director of Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and President’s Chair in Water Technologies

    Justin SONG
    Provost’s Chair in Physics

    Suzy STYLES
    Provost’s Chair in Psychology

    James TAM
    Lee Wee Nam Professor in Life Sciences

    TAN Hun Tong
    UOB Professor in Banking

    TEO You Yenn
    Provost’s Chair in Sociology

    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

    David WARDLE
    Smithsonian Professor of Forest Ecology

    Tim WHITE
    Associate Vice President (Infrastructure & Programmes) and President’s Chair in Materials Science and Engineering

    YONG Ken Tye
    Provost’s Chair in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Nikolay ZHELUDEV
    Director of Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies, Co-Director of The Photonics Institute and President’s Chair in Physics




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