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
Associate Dean (Academic)
Associate Dean (Faculty Recruitment & Development)
Associate Dean (Students)
Assistant Dean (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Assoc Prof Tan Rui
Assistant Dean (Research)
Associate Dean (Continuing Education)
Associate Dean (Research)
Assistant Dean (Academic)
Assistant Dean (Students)
Group Chief Executive Officer
Surbana Jurong Private Limited
Mr Wong Heang Fine retired as Founding GCEO of Surbana Jurong in September 2022. Since joining Surbana Jurong in 2015, he has grown the firm 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, Operational Excellence & Strategic Initiatives
Organon Singapore Pte Ltd
Ms Susan Lorraine Hanna 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 Organon’s Operational Excellence & Strategic Initiatives team, Ms Hanna informs, co-leads and/or program manages global, complex programmes at the intersection of commercial operations, human resource management, technology and/or innovation. Prior to this role, she supported 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 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 MSD, in December 2008 Ms Hanna 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.
Group Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer
Ms Cheryl Chan is the Group Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer of ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering group with a diverse portfolio of businesses across the aerospace, smart city, defence and public security segments.
Cheryl is responsible for leading the Group’s strategic planning and M&A activities, and its corporate venture capital unit. On sustainability, she develops and drives the Group’s ESG roadmap and action plans, as well as works closely with the Group’s businesses to incorporate sustainability considerations into business strategies.
Prior to joining ST Engineering in July 2021, Cheryl was Head of APAC Clean Hydrogen in Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company. In her 14 years with the company, she had held various global and APAC management positions in corporate strategy, product portfolio management and marketing, supply chain operations, project integration and business development. She also led the merger and integration of Praxair and Linde for the APAC Management Office.
Cheryl begun her career in 1999 with Kulicke & Soffa, a leading supplier of semiconductor back-end assembly equipment. She spent several years in technical & customer interfacing roles and engineering management before moving on to product marketing in Asia.
Besides her private sector role, Cheryl is also a Member of the Singapore Parliament for East Coast GRC. She serves in the Government Parliamentary Committees as the Chairperson for the Ministry of National Development and a member of the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment.
Cheryl graduated with an Honors degree in Applied Science (Materials Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University. 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. In 2016, she was honored by her alma mater with the NTU Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award 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.
Ms Jacqueline Chua is currently the Head of Home and Home Office Product Development, responsible for the definition and delivery of the portfolio of Inkjet printers for the Home and Home Office segments for the Home Printing Solutions Business at HP Inc.
Adjunct Professor and Member of the College Advisory Board, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
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 (WGBC) in 2015. He was also named one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year 2013 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), USA and conferred the prestigious Green Visionary Award by the Singapore Green Building Council in 2017.
He was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) from June 2006 to May 2017. Under his leadership, BCA moved Singapore into the position of a global leader in green buildings, raised construction productivity by an average of 2% per year from 2010 to 2017 and transformed its built environment sector through the adoption of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) and Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD).
Prior to his work in BCA, Dr Keung served as the Acting Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Planner of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
Since 2017, Dr Keung has been actively involved in the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) movement in Hong Kong through the various events and activities organised by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and other associations and agencies in Hong Kong.
Currently, in addition to some Board level appointments, Dr Keung also serves as Adjunct Professor in various universities and Advisor to a few public agencies and private organisations (see Annex). He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP) and a Chartered Town Planner, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). He earned his PhD in Town Planning from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
1) Independent Board Member, Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd
2) Independent Board Member, Chang De Investment Pte Ltd
3) External Advisor, Bain & Company
4) Board Member, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
5) Member, Urban Mobility Technical Evaluation Panel, Land Transport Authority (LTA)
6) Member, Judging Panel, Construction Common Database Environment Award, Construction Industry Council (CIC), Hong Kong
7) Chairman, Programme Advisory Committees (Built Environment and Project Management), School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
8) Adjunct Professor, NUS Cities, College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore Green Building Council
Mr Lee founded the Singapore Green Building Council in 2009 and after 2011 has served as a Honorary Advisor on its board until now. He was also a Board Member of the World Green Building Council (2010 to 2021).
As a professional engineer, Mr Lee helped lead the growth of Beca Asia, a leading engineering consultancy in the region based in Singapore across Asia into China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Middle East. He retired from active practice in 2013 but continued the linkage as Emeritus Chairman, Beca Asia until Aug 2022.
He is currently Chairman, National Environment Agency (2019 to present) having served on its board for several years (2013 to present). He is also trustee of a philanthropic trust and an advisor to a number of organisations. 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 on the Board of the Building and Construction Authority (2003 to 2013) and was the Deputy Chairman (2011 to 2013). He is the Chairman, BCA Industry Steering Committee for Building Information Modelling (BIM)/Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) (2010 to present); Deputy Chairman, BCA Academy Advisory Panel (2013 to 2019); Chairman, BCA Green Mark Advisory Committee (2005 to 2019). 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 has served in various committees of the Singapore Standards Council since the early 1990’s and was Deputy Chairman (2011 to 2020). He was an Honorary Advisor to the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore for many years.
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. He was made a BCA iBuildSG Distinguished Fellow in 2020 for his contributions to the construction industry and given the PEB Distinguished Professional Engineer Award in the 2020 for his services to the engineering profession.
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.
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Senior R&D Consultant
Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
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 Sector Science & Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO)
Prime Minister’s Office
Ms Rosemary Yeo is the Director (People & Capability Development) at the Public Sector 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