College of Engineering (CoE)
NTU CoE comprises six internationally-renowned engineering schools, each with its own specialisation. Focused on technology and innovation, all the six engineering schools are consistently ranked among the top universities internationally.
The Dean provides foundational vision, leadership and oversight for the strategic, academic, intellectual and administrative affairs of the College.
College of Engineering
Associate and Assistant Deans
The Dean is assisted by Associate and Assistant Deans in the following key areas:
- Faculty Recruitment & Development
- Outreach & Branding
- Special Projects
Associate Dean (Academic)
Associate Dean (Research)
Assistant Dean (Academic)
Assistant Dean (Students)
Associate Dean (Faculty Recruitment & Development)
Associate Dean (Students)
Assistant Dean (Research)
Group Chief Executive Officer
Surbana Jurong Private Limited
Mr WONG Heang Fine joined Surbana Jurong in 2015 as its Group Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. Since then, the firm has grown into one of the largest urban, infrastructure and management services consulting firms in Asia with a global talent pool of over 16,500 employees based in more than 120 offices in over 40 countries worldwide.
Mr Wong also sits on the boards of three of Surbana Jurong's member companies-SM EC, AETOS and Sino-Sun. He is Chairman of Sino-Sun.
Mr Wong is a Board Member of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), an agency under Singapore's Ministry of National Development that regulates Singapore's building and construction industry. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. He is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council.
Mr Wong has held many key leadership positions across a number of industries over the last 40 years. Before Surbana Jurong, he was with CapitaLand for eight years. He was the CEO of CapitaLand Residential Singapore Limited and CapitaLand GCC Holdings, and also the Country CEO in charge of developing CapitaLand's business in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Mr Wong was CEO of Capitala, a joint venture company between CapitaLand Singapore and Mubadala Development Company in United Arab Emirates.
Prior to that, from 2001 to 2006, Mr Wong was President & CEO of SembCorp Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd (now known as Sembawang Engineers and Constructors) and was instrumental in advancing the company's engineering and construction business in South Asia.
Mr Wong joined Cathay Organisation in 1998. As Deputy President, he helped realise the company's ambition of going public via a reverse takeover strategy through IMM Multi-Enterprise which was listed on SESDAQ. In 1999, he was appointed President & CEO of Cathay Organisation Holdings.
Between 1996 and 1998, Mr Wong was Director (Infrastructure), L&M Group Investments Ltd. During his tenure, he restructured the company by spearheading diversification into the infrastructure and property sectors.
Between 1991 and 1996, Mr Wong was at Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation. There he pioneered the infrastructure development of the industrial estate and a 24,000-hectare international resort belt on Bintan Island, Indonesia. He was instrumental in developing and managing the Bintan Lagoon Resort.
Mr Wong was the President of the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore from 2011to 2012. He served as a Senior Industry Officer with the Economic Development Board where his responsibilities included the promotion and development of investments in Singapore.
Mr Wong graduated with First Class Honours in B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Leeds, England and a M.Sc (Engineering Production and Management) from the University of Birmingham, England. He was conferred a Medal of Commendation during the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) May Day Awards 2020 for advancing HR best practices and employees' interests. Mr Wong is a Fellow of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and a BCA iBuildSG Distinguished Fellow.
Director, Commercial Trade Channels (EUCAN Lead)
International Business Operations
MSD International GmbH (Singapore Branch)
Ms Susan Lorraine Bennett is an experienced innovator and general manager. Her 25 year career spans from design to product and business development. Driven by a hunger to innovate, she has been able to pivot across oil & gas, telecommunications, agriculture and life science.
As a member of MSD’s international business operations team, Ms. Bennett supports holistic financial management of MSD’s commercial channel value chain, focusing on optimising performance to positively impact the delivery of product and services to patients. She also leads global initiatives related to financial analytics and digital transformation of distribution. Prior to this role she led MSD’s first digital health studio located in Singapore: an innovation lab that aims to understand the healthcare consumer, identify insights and solve problems.
Prior to Merck, in December 2008 Ms Bennett co-founded CrossInnovation, LLC and was subsequently acquired by Accelerated Vision Group, LLC in March 2013. At those organisations, she led a talented team that successfully implemented a cognitive computing platform to solve business problems in retail, oil & gas and healthcare.
Ms Bennett earned a B.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada. This provided her with a foundation in taming and improving the performance of complex systems. She is currently enrolled in her 2nd year at Queen Mary, University of London, M.Sc. programme in International Public Policy.
Head of APAC Clean Hydrogen
Miss Cheryl Chan is a member of the Singapore Parliament and serves in several Government Parliamentary Committees including Finance, Trade & Industry, National Development and Manpower. She is also Chairman of Fengshan PCF (preschool), Vice Chairman of East Coast-FengshanTown Council, an Advisory Board Member of the College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University; and Adviser to Chemical Industries Employees’ Union and PACE Council.
Besides her public sector role, Cheryl works in the private sector as a senior executive with Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company. She currently leads the Clean Hydrogen market, focusing on strategic business development activities and advocacy across APAC. Most recently, she was responsible for the APAC Project and Integration Management Office that oversaw the merger of Praxair and Linde. Cheryl joined Linde in 2007 and held various global and APAC senior management positions in corporate strategy, product portfolio management, supply chain operations, product marketing and business development.
Prior to joining Linde, Cheryl was with Kulicke&Soffa, a world’s leading supplier of semiconductor back-end assembly equipment. Here, she spent several years in technical & customer interfacing roles and engineering management before moving on to product marketing in Asia.
Cheryl graduated with an Honours degree in Applied Science (Materials Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She also holds a Master in Business Management (MBA) from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. In 2013, Cheryl was awarded the Public Service Medal for her community work by the President of Singapore. She was also honoured by her alma mater with the NTU Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2016 for her accomplishments in both the public and private sectors.
Xjera Labs Pte Ltd
Dr. Ethan Chu is the CEO and founder of the Singapore-based company Xjera Labs Pte Ltd. Xjera Labs’ advanced and cutting-edge AI solutions has been recognized by numerous government agencies and enterprises in Singapore and Asia. This includes IMDA, where Xjera Labs won 1st place in the inaugural Video Analytics Challenge 2015 and later become one of the IMDA Accredited companies. Xjera has completed millions of dollars of strategic investments from GLCs and Venture Capitalists, closed deals with a number of key accountsc and signed global partnerships with multiple MNCs for world wide expansion in a few industry verticals. Xjera Labs is also the winner of both OCBC emerging enterprise Innovative award and the winner of OCBC Emerging Enterprise Award in 2019 due to its extraordinary growth and potentials.
Before Dr Chu founded Xjera Labs with his partners, he was a principal investigator of a few AI projects and also an adjunct research scientist at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center. He earned his Masters and PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2014 under supervision of Prof. Thomas S. Huang, a world pioneer in computer vision, image processing and machine learning. Dr. Chu has published numerous research works in top venues in ICML, CVPR, AAAI, MICCAI, and AISTATS and served as Program Committee member in a few premier AI conferences. He was with Qualcomm, HP Labs in the US and was also a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Chu completed his Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honors with a minor in Mathematics from Nanyang Technological University in 2009.
Director of New Product Introductions (NPI)
HP R&D Singapore Pte Ltd
Jacqueline Chua heads HP’s Print Microfluidics, Technology & Operations (MTO) Research & Development and New Product Introductions (NPI) organization in Southeast Asia. She develops strategies and builds organization capabilities to bring new products to market: in particular, HP Inkjet cartridges.
Jacqueline began her career at HP in 1995 after graduating from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics. In her two decades at HP, she has led Quality, Customer Support and Research & Development teams within HP’s Print business. These include driving quality initiatives, setting up customer support readiness for each new product introduction, and leading development teams to bring HP’s Home Business printer products to market.
Jacqueline is based in Singapore.
Emeritus Fellow, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy
Founding Chair, Built Environment Case Development Initiative
Dubbed the architect of the green building movement in Singapore, Dr John Keung is the first Southeast Asian to be conferred the Chairman’s Award by the World Green Building Council in 2015. He was also named one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year 2013 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), USA and received the prestigious Green Visionary Award from the Singapore Green Building Council in 2017 for pioneering the green building movement in Singapore. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government in 2011 for his contributions to public administration.
Prior to his current appointment as the Emeritus Fellow of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy, Dr Keung was the Chief Executive Officer of the Building and construction Authority for 11 years from 2006 to 2017, He was also the Dean of the BCA Academy and the Chairman of the BCA Centre of Sustainable Buildings, a centre established in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Under his leadership as the CEO/BCA, Dr Keung moved Singapore into the position of a global leader in green buildings in the tropics, raised construction productivity drastically by a cumulative 15% from 2010 to 2018 and transformed its built environment sector into one that is sustainable, digitally and technologically advanced through the adoption of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) and Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD). He is also credited for overseeing and developing the first retrofitted Zero Energy Building (ZEB) in Southeast Asia and pioneering and driving the adoption of Prefabricated, Pre-Finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) or Modular Integrated Construction (MIC) in Singapore and the region.
Prior to his appointments at BCA, Dr Keung was the Deputy CEO and Acting CEO of the Housing and Development Board (HDB), from 2001 to 2006, overseeing new town planning, design, construction and management, the various upgrading programmes for the existing public housing estates, related infrastructure and reclamation works and contract and project management, public housing policies and strategies.
On the urban planning front, Dr Keung was the Deputy CEO and Deputy Chief Planner of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the national urban planning agency, responsible for the formulation of the 1991 and 2001 Singapore Concept Plans, the successive Master Plans, strategic planning and development control matters as well as the implementation of the world’s first Electronic Development Application (EDA) system, enabling electronic submission for planning approval anywhere, anytime.
In addition, Dr Keung held senior management positions in other public agencies such as the Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Planning Department. He also served as the co-Executive Director of the Clean Energy Programme Office (CEPO), Economic Development Board (EDB) and as chairman and board members of a number of local and international agencies and institutes such as the Solar Energy Research Institute Singapore (SERIS) and the BCA International.
On the academic front, Dr Keung has been an adjunct faculty of the National University of Singapore, teaching urban planning at both the Bachelor and Master degree level for more than three decades since 1982. He currently holds Adjunct Professorships in the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). He is also the Chairman of the Built Environment Cluster Advisory Committee, SUSS, a member of the College Advisory Board, College of Engineering, NTU and a member of the Architecture and Sustainable Design Advisory Committee, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He is a Senior Fellow of the URA Academy and an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the SUTD Academy. He is a frequent keynote speaker on many built environment, construction, housing and urban planning topics in local and international conferences, besides green building and construction productivity.
Dr Keung is a Chartered Town Planner, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), UK and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP). He earned his PhD in Town Planning from the University of Wales, UK in 1990 and completed the Advanced Management Programmes (AMP) in INSEAD, Fontainebleau/France in 1997 and Stanford University, California/USA in 2015.
Mr Lee is the Emeritus Chairman of Beca Asia, a leading engineering consultancy in the region based in Singapore. He retired from active practice in 2013 after helping grow the business in Asia into China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Middle East.
He is currently Chairman of the National Environment Agency of Singapore having served on its board for several years. He is also trustee of a philanthropic trust and an advisor to a number of organisations. He is the Chairman, BCA Industry Steering Committee for Building Information Modelling (BIM)/Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) (2010 to present) and was Deputy Chairman, BCA Academy Advisory Panel (2013 to 2019). He was on the Board of the Building and Construction Authority (2003 to 2013) and was the Deputy Chairman (2011 to 2013).
He has served in various committees of the Singapore Standards Council since the early 1990’s and was Deputy Chairman (2011 to 2020).
He was a Board Member of the Professional Engineers Board (2001 to 2011) and on the Institution of Engineers Singapore Council for over a decade in the 1990s and 2000s serving several terms as Vice President.
He is an Honorary Advisor of the Singapore Green Building Council and was its founding President (2009‐2011) as well as a Board Member of the World Green Building Council (2010 to 2013). He was Chairman, BCA Green Mark Advisory Committee (2005 to 2019). He was an Honorary Advisor to the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore for many years.
In the Science & Technology area, he is the Scientific Advisor to the Ministry of National Development; a Member of the Committee of Government Scientific Advisors; Chairman, Technical Advisory Workgroup and Member, Exco, Urban Solutions and Sustainability, National Research Foundation Singapore (2018 to present).
He was awarded the ACES Outstanding Consulting Engineer Award 2007; the Public Service Medal in 2010 for his services to the engineering profession and the Public Service Star in 2018 for his service to sustainability and the environment by the Singapore Government; the NZ‐ASEAN Award in 2015 by the New Zealand Government for his services to NZ trade and enterprise; the inaugural Green Visionary Award in 2015 by BCA‐SGBC for his contributions to green buildings and sustainability; Honorary Fellow – ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations 2019; IES/IEEE Joint Medal of Excellence 2019 for contributions to Singapore sustainable development and the engineering profession and the BCA iBuildSG Distinguished Fellow 2020.
ST Engineering Ltd
Singapore Exchange Ltd
Mr Lim was CEO of Frontline Technologies Corp. Ltd from 2000-2008, a SGX listed company which was privatised by British Telecoms (BT) in 2008. He served as CEO of BT South East Asia from 2008-2011.
Mr Lim has over 30 years of experience in the Info-communications industry. He started his career with Hewlett Packard in 1981 and held various management positions in HP Singapore and South East Asia. He was Managing Director of Sun Microsystems Singapore (now Oracle) and country manager for Sun in Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam.
He serves on the board of Kulicke & Soffa Inc (Nasdaq: KLIC), ST Engineering Ltd, Citibank Singapore Ltd, Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd, Singapore Exchange Ltd, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd and Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd.
Mr Lim previously served as a board member of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), SiTF (Singapore IT Federation), Singapore Institute of Directors, Telstra Corporation ( listed in ASX), Keppel Data Center REIT Pte Ltd and Changi General Hospital.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and a Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He has attended the International Director’s Program at INSEAD and UCLA Director’s Training program. Mr Lim is a Fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors.
Executive Vice President and Member EXCO
Economic Development Board
Mr Lim Kok Kiang is the Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He oversees EDB’s International Operations as well as EDB’s strategies in Advanced Manufacturing. Previously, he also led EDB’s Accounts Group that work closely with top local and international companies from a wide range of industries to facilitate investments and transform their operations in Singapore.
Prior to this, Kok Kiang held the posts of Executive Director, Transport Engineering and Asia Pacific. As Executive Director, Transport Engineering, he was responsible for the development and growth of Singapore’s Aerospace, Marine & Offshore, Land Transport and Oil & Gas industries. As Executive Director of Asia Pacific, he led EDB’s Asia Pacific operations which encompass facilitating investments from China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.
Kok Kiang previously held positions as Director of Logistics, and Regional Director, Japan Operations. He joined EDB in 1996. He received a Bachelor of Economics from Tokyo University in 1993.
Chief Defence Scientist
Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
Mr Quek Gim Pew is currently the Chief Defence Scientist of the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).
He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons) in Electrical Engineering in 1981, and a Master of Science (Distinction) in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, USA in 1986.
In his career, he has held various appointments in the defence and technology community including Director of R&D at the Ministry of Defence and the Deputy Chief Executive (Technology) DSTA. He was the Chief Executive Officer of DSO from 1 Feb 2004 to 30 June 2016.
He sits on various boards of organizations, institutions and directorship of companies. He is a member of the A*Star Board, the Defence Science and Technology Agency Board (DSTA), DSO National Laboratories, the Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd Board, SMRT Trains Ltd, the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore Ltd (TCOMS), the Singapore Institute of Technology Board, the Singapore University of Technology and Design Board and D’Crypt Pte Ltd.
He chairs the Governing Board of the Centre for Quantum Technologies, and the Temasek Defence Systems Institute in NUS.
He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, and an Adjunct Professor in the NUS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Mr Quek was presented the Defence Technology Prize (Individual) in 1992. He was also conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2007 and the NUS Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 2014.
Mr Quek is married with 3 children.
Technology Development Vice President
Dr Siah Soh Yun is a Technology Development Vice President at GLOBALFOUNDRIES with close to 25 years of semiconductor experiences. She has served multiple senior positions in Chartered Semiconductor Mfg and GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE since 1996 after completing her Ph.D. degree with National University of Singapore. She is currently in charge of GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE Technology Development Department. She oversees the technology roadmap execution and drives differentiation to enrich the foundry technology portfolio. Over the years, her contributions span over multiple CMOS technology node generations and More-than-Moores specialty technologies (non-volatile memories, high voltage, power-analog applications, RF etc). She has published over 30 technical papers and holds over 20 granted patents.
Chairman SIA Engineering (Philippines) Corporation (SIAEP)
Chairman Aviation Partnership (Philippines) Corporation (APlus)
SIA Engineering Company Ltd
Mr Mervyn Sirisena has been in the SIA Group since 1975. In these years, he has served various appointments in SIA and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC). Key among them in SIA are Manager Technical Services (Systems, Performance and Structures), Senior Manager Company Planning and Vice President Technical Services.
In July 1998, he joined SIAEC as Divisional Vice President (Maintenance). He was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2000, assisting the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SIAEC. He saw the Company through its first IPO, when SIAEC was listed on 12 May 2000. In April 2001, he returned to SIA, as its Senior Vice President Engineering, heading the Engineering Division before his retirement in 2015.
After his retirement from SIA in 2015, Mr Sirisena up the following appointments:
Consultant SIA Engineering Company
Chairman SIA Engineering (Philippines) Corporation (SIAEP)
Chairman Aviation Partnership (Philippines) Corporation (APlus)
Director Boeing Asia Pacific Aviation Services (BAPAS)
Vice President (Education) of Institute of Engineers, Singapore (IES)
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore Board Member (CPAS)
Senior Advisor AirGo
In retirement, Mr Sirisena is now sharing his experiences acquired in his working years, by working with IES to provide experiential training for young engineers.
Mr Sirisena holds a BE Hons (Aeronautical) from University of Sydney and a Master of Business Administration from National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), Academy of Engineering Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE).
Head, Renewables & Environment
Sembcorp Industries Ltd
Mr Tan is the Head of Sembcorp’s Renewables & Environment business, including its renewable energy, water as well as waste-to-resource businesses, and drives the growth of these businesses globally. He is also the chairman of Sembcorp’s Climate Change Working Committee responsible for the company’s performance against climate-related metrics and targets.
Mr Tan brings with him broad experience in engineering, strategy, business and project development for the utilities industry. Prior to joining Sembcorp, Mr Tan spent 12 years in engineering and project management for the oil and gas sector at Brown & Root Far East, where he was based in London, Kuala Lumpur and Miri. He also spent three years in Shanghai as Managing Director of Vopak China, overseeing the growth and operations of Vopak’s businesses in the country. While at Sembcorp, Mr Tan pioneered the early development of the Group's Utilities business on Jurong Island and subsequently led the business' expansion into China, India, the UK, the Middle East, Myanmar and Bangladesh. He also drove Sembcorp’s acquisition of renewable energy businesses in China and India, as well as the acquisition of Cascal's international municipal water business.
Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) from the University of Liverpool, UK and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA.
People and Capability Development
Public Service Science & Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO)
Prime Minister’s Office
Ms Rosemary Yeo is the Director (People & Capability Development) at the Public Service Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office since 1 January 2020. She has been the Director of Engineering Programme Office at the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office from November 2014 to December 2019.
Ms Yeo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree in 1982. In 1990, she received her Masters of Science (Gun Systems Design) degree from Royal Military College of Science at Cranfield, United Kingdom. She also attended the General Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2007.
Prior to joining the Prime Minister’s Office, Ms Yeo has amassed more than 30 years of experience in defence science and technology, working in Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Defence. Rising through the ranks, she has served in various leadership capacities in DSTA as Director (Land Systems Programme Centre), Director (Human Resources), Deputy Director (Guided Weapons & Armament Community, Organisation Capability Development) and Deputy Director (Armament Systems).
For her significant contributions to Singapore, Ms Yeo received the National Day Awards, namely the Public Administration (Silver) and (Bronze) medals in 2010 and 2003 respectively.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Imperial College London
Director, Max Planck for Polymer Research
Dean, School of Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Chair Professor, Urban Water Systems Engineering
Technical University of Munich
Dr YEOH Lean Weng
Director, Urban Solutions and Sustainability
National Research Foundation
Professor Willy ZWAENEPOEL
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
University of Sydney
Chief Engineering & Technology Officer
Public Utilities Board
Singapore’s National Water Agency
President of Institute of Engineers Singapore
Asst Chief Executive, Trains and Chief, Joint Readiness Inspection
SMRT Corporation Ltd