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Message from the Senior Vice President (Research)

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NTU Senior Vice President (Research) Prof Lam Khin Yong

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With an extensive global network and the aspiration to transform society, NTU Singapore works with partners from near and far to blend fundamental and applied research in ways that enhance community and economic impacts.

Home to a diverse talent pool, NTU is a magnet for public-private partnerships. Its thematic institutes and corporate laboratories house state-of-the-art infrastructure set up with local and international industry leaders. The NTU Smart Campus serves as a living testbed for more than 50 companies developing technologies for Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.

Our researchers and students address grand challenges with academic, government, commercial and non-profit sectors to solve societal issues sustainably and ethically. Cutting across traditional sectorial boundaries, these efforts target national priorities ranging from urbanisation to ageing and healthcare, privacy and security, education and life-long learning, and risks arising from climate change and natural hazards.

I welcome you to explore these web pages to learn more about our research culture and capabilities, as well as the ideas and motivations of the people behind them. NTU’s scientific and technological successes are recognised around the world even as they answer the most urgent and consequential questions of the day.

For all their diversity, NTU researchers share a common ambition to deliver technologies and solutions to shape a better future for all.

Prof Lam Khin Yong
Senior Vice President (Research)


Prof Lam Khin Yong​
Senior Vice President (Research)
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Email: SVPResearch@ntu.edu.sg

Prof Peter Preiser
Associate Vice President (Biomedical and Life Sciences)
Professor, School of Biological Sciences

Email: prpreiser@ntu.edu.sg

Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar
Associate Vice President (Strategy and Partnerships)
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

Email: AssocVP-SP@ntu.edu.sg  

Prof Timothy White
Associate Vice President (Infrastructure and Programmes)

E-mail: AssocVP-IP@ntu.edu.sg

Prof Yoon Ho Sup
Research Director, Biomedical Sciences, School of Biological Sciences
Professor, School of Biological Sciences

Email: hsyoon@ntu.edu.sg

Prof Xu Rong
Research Director for Engineering and Physical Sciences
Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Email: rxu@ntu.edu.sg

Prof Shirley S. Ho
Research Director for Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Email: tsyho@ntu.edu.sg

Prof Madhavi Srinivasan
Director, Global Alliance of Industry@NTU, President’s Office
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Dr Ramam Akkipeddi
Director, President's office

Wendy Chin
Snr Asst Director (Strategy & Partnerships), President's office

Email: wendychin@ntu.edu.sg

Dr Lu Chenning 
Asst Director, President's office

Email: cnlu@ntu.edu.sg

Dr Teh Lay Kuan

Asst Director, President's office

Email: teh.laykuan@ntu.edu.sg

Dr Adele Lim Tzu Lin
Business Operations Management, Manager, President's Office

Email: adele.lim@ntu.edu.sg

Sim Wanqing
Senior Assistant Manager, President's Office

Email: wqsim@ntu.edu.sg

Eileen Ong Hwee Yen
Senior Assistant Manager & PA, President's Office
(PA to Prof Peter Preiser, Prof Tim White)

Goh Jie Hui
Assistant Manager, President's Office
(PA to Prof Lam Khin Yong)

Jeslin Chang Geok Kheng
Assistant Manager, President's Office
(PA to Prof Yoon Ho Sup, Prof Xu Rong, Prof Shirley Ho)

Email: gkchang@ntu.edu.sg

Chan Patricia
Assistant Manager • President's Office

(PA to Prof Madhavi Srinivasan)

Email: pat@ntu.edu.sg

Josephine Chhan Siew Yin
Executive Officer, President's Office
(PA to Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar, Dr Ramam Akkipeddi)

Email: msychhan@ntu.edu.sg

Poh Hwee Min Jasmine
Senior Executive, President’s Office
(PA to Prof Lam Khin Yong)

Email: jasminepohhm@ntu.edu.sg

Prof FUNG Tat Ching
Director, Research Support Office
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 6592 7579
Email: Dir-RSO@ntu.edu.sg

Dr Anna CHAN
Senior Assistant Director

Phone: 6592 2533

Main portfolios

  • MOE AcRF Tier 3
  • MOE Stem and I&E (SIE) Promotion Programme Grant Call
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant
  • Internal and external Reports
  • NTU Research Entities
  • Co- Secretariat for SVPR Council Meeting

Ms Valerie LOH
Senior Assistant Director

Phone: 6790 6396

Main portfolios

  • NRF's Competitive Research Program
  • NRF's Translational R&D for Application to Smart Nation (TRANS) Grant Call
  • NRF's Intra-CREATE Collaborative Funding Initiative
  • NRF's Intra-CREATE Seed Collaboration Grant Call
  • NRF's Intra-CREATE Thematic Grant Call
  • NRF-National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Joint Grant Call
  • NRF/NUS's Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP)
  • MOE's Research Centre of Excellence Grant Call 

Dr ONG Tan Ching
Senior Assistant Director

Phone: 6790 5637

Main portfolios

  • National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Research and Talent Development Grants
  • Ministry of Health (MOH) Research Grants
  • National Healthcare Innovation Centre (NHIC) Grants
  • NMRC Biomedical Research Space Exercise
  • Local Biomedical Grants (Singapore Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation, etc)
  • International Biomedical Grants (National Institutes of Health (NIH) including dbGaP data, Alzheimer's Association, World Cancer Research etc)
  • RSO point of contact for NTU Research Data Policy and Research Data Management (RDM)

Ms Daphne SU
Assistant Director

Phone: 6790 6716

Main portfolios

  • Preparation and compilation of research award data
  • Cashflow projections required by funding agencies
  • Audit certifications on required research projects
  • Internal and external reports
  • Research Account Creation 
  • RSO department budget
  • Research budget
  • SUG / Internal funding
Mr LOW Ming Hui

Phone: 6513 8647
Email: Minghui.Low@ntu.edu.sg

Main portfolios

  • AI Singapore Grants
    • Research Programme Grant Call
    • KickStarter Grant
    • AI in Health Grand Challenge
    • 100 Experiments Programme
  • ASPIRE League Partnership Seed Fund
  • AXA Research Fund (Grant)
  • A*STAR Industry Alignment Fund - Industry Collaboration Projects (IAF-ICP) (2nd I/C)
  • A*STAR-NTU-SUTD AI Partnership Grant
  • DARPA Grant Call
  • EDB's Singapore Israel R&D Foundation (SIIRD) Grant
  • Energy Markey Authority Grants (EMA) (Supporting portfolio)
  • IMDA Grants - Green Data Centre Programme
  • Imperial-NTU Collaboration Fund
  • SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach
  • SATU Joint Research Scheme (JRS)
  • Singapore Sports Institute (SSI) Grants
  • Skin Innovation Grant (2020 Grant Call onwards)
  • Workforce Development Applied Research Fund (WDARF)
Ms YEE Lee Choo

Phone: 6592 1684

Main portfolios

  • A*STAR grants
    • AME Programmatic Grants
    • A*STAR - AMED Joint Call
    • A*STAR - P&G Collaboration Projects
    • BMRC - Therapeutics Development Review (TDR) Grant Call
    • Industry Alignment Fund - Industry Collaboration Projects (IAF-ICP)
    • Industry Alignment Fund – Pre-positioning Programme (IAF-PP)
    • National Robotics Programme
    • Singapore-Germany Academic-Industry (2+2) International Collaboration
    • Singapore-South Korea Academic-Industry (2+2) International Collaboration
    • Other Bilateral Grants
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Grants
  • Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) Grants
  • Temasek Foundation Innovates (Singapore Millennium Foundation Grant)
  • GSK-Singapore Partnership for Green and Sustainable Manufacturing (GSM) Trust Fund Awards
  • NRF Virtual Singapore

Dr GAN Pei Pei
Senior Assistant Manager

Phone: 6514 8357

Main portfolios

  • MOE AcRF Tier 1 Generic Grant Call
  • MOE AcRF Tier 1 Seed Funding Grant
  • MOE AcRF Tier 1 Thematic Call
  • MOE AcRF Tier 1 Research Integrity Call
  • NTU Research Council (NTURC)
  • 1° N Singapore German Joint Research Programme
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Joint Franco - Singaporean (Merlion) Programme
  • NTU-CNRS Excellence Science Research Program
DR KONG Chiou Mee, Zoey
Senior Assistant Manager

Phone: 6908 3381

Main portfolios

  • NRF’s Science of Learning Grant
  • NRF - UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Joint Grant Call in Marine Plastics
  • NRF/NUS's Marine Science Research & Development NRF/NUS’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) 2nd I/C Programme (MSDRP)
  • NRF - Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Joint Grant Call
  • Assisting
  • NRF’s Medium Sized Centre Grant Call
  • NRF’s Competitive Research Programme
  • NRF's Intra-CREATE Seed Collaboration Grant Call 
  • NRF's Intra-CREATE Thematic Grant Call
  • NRF/NUS’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) 
  • NRF - National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Joint Grant Call 
  • NRF's Systematic Risk and Resilience Grant Call

Ms TAN Lee Kheng
Senior Assistant Manager

Phone: +6514 1503
Email: leekheng.tan@ntu.edu.sg  

Main portfolios

  • MOE AcRF Tier 2
  • NTU Research Council (NTURC)
  • Collating MOE grants reporting
  • Data Governance Policy
Ms FOO Jia Fang
Senior Assistant Manager

Phone: 6592 3757

Main portfolios

  • Ministry of Education Grants (MOE) – specifically:
    • Social Sciences Research Thematic Grant (MOE SSRTG)
    • Tertiary Education Research Fund (MOE TRF)
  • Ministry of National Development Grants (MND)
    • Cities of Tomorrow (CoT) 
    • Land and Liveability National Innovation Challenge (L2 NIC)
    • MND Research Funding Complex Systems Studies Pilot Funding Initiative (MND CSS)
    • Urban Solutions and Sustainability Integration Fund (USS-IF)

       [managed by different agencies]

  • Building & Construction Authority Grants (BCA)
  • Economic Development Board Grants (EDB)
    • Solar CRP (SCRP)
    • Space Research Programme (OSTIn)
  • Land Transport Authority Grants (LTA)
  • Ministry of Social and Family Development Grants (MSF)
  • National Environment Agency Grants (NEA)
    • Closing the Waste Loop (CTWL)
    • National Sea Level Programme (NSLP)
    • Waste-to-Energy CRP (WTE CRP)
    • Waste-to-Energy Test-bedding and Demonstration Funding Initiative (WTE TD FI)
    • Selected Innovation Calls
  • NRF’s Behavioral Studies in the Energy, Water, Waste and Transportation Sectors Grant (BSEWWT)
    [managed by NUS]
  • NIE Office of Education Research - Education Research Funding Programme (NIE OER ERFP)
  • Singapore Food Agency Grants (SFA)
    • Agriculture Productivity Fund (APF)
    • Singapore Food Story (SFS)
  • Other Singapore Government/Public Agency Research Grants (JTC, SCCC, CACRG)
  • Minister for National Development's R&D Award - Call for Nominations

Ms LIM Poon Khai
Assistant Manager

Phone: 6592 3165

Main portfolios

  • PUB grants: Competitive Research Programme (Water), Incentive for Research and Innovation Scheme (IRIS) 
  • National Heritage Board Heritage Research Grant (NHB HRG) 
  • Tote Board-Enabling Lives Initiative (TB-ELI) Grant 
  • National Parks Board (NParks)- Research Collaboration Opportunity (RCO)
  • MINDEF Defence Innovative Research Programme (DIRP)
  • CSA grant: National Cybersecurity R&D- Tel Aviv University (NCR-TAU)
Ms Jasmine LEE Yiqin

Assistant Manager

Phone: 6513 8204

Main portfolios

  • NRF’s NRF-ANR bilateral grant
  • NRF/NUS’s Data Science Consortium Grant
  • MBIE-SDSC Grant Call
  • NRF/NUS's National Satellite of Excellence - Trustworthy Software Systems
  • NRF/SUTD's National Satellite of Excellence - Design Science and Technology for Secure Critical Infrastructure
  • NRF/NUS’s Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium (SGCSC) Seed Grant Call
  • Cyber-Hardware Forensics & Assurance Evaluation R&D Programme
  • NRF's Nuclear Policy Research Programme
  • NRF/TLL's Synthetic Biology Programme (SBP)
  • Assisting
  • NRF's Translational R&D for Application to Smart Nation (TRANS) Grant Call 
    NRF/IMDA’s Strategic Capability Research Centres In Privacy Preserving Technologies 
  • NRF/NUS’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP)
  • MOE's Research Centre of Excellence Grant Call

Ms ONG Hui Chen
Assistant Manager

Phone: 6592 1509

Main portfolios

  • Research Account Openings (RCA)
  • Research Grant Awards Data
  • NMRC Cashflow Projections
  • Internal and external reports
  • RSO Department Claims Verifier
  • RISE – Adding of sponsors, organizations and funding schemes

Ms CHAN Kei Nin
Assistant Manager

Phone: 6904 7145

Main portfolios

  • Assisting: 
    • National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Research and Talent Development Grant
    • National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) Grants
    • National Healthcare Innovation Centre (NHIC) Grants 
    • Ministry of Health (MOH) Research Grants 
    • NMRC Biomedical Research Space Exercise 
    • Local Biomedical Grants (Singapore Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation, etc.)
  • CorpPass and IGMS access coordinator
  • RISE role access coordinator
Ms FANG Liyu
Senior Executive

Phone: 6513 8108

Main portfolios

  • MOE AcRF Tier 2
  • NTURC Subcommittee
  • Collating MOE grants reporting

Ms Priscilla SIM
Senior Executive

Email: pkbsim@ntu.edu.sg

Main Portfolios

  • Assisting
    • MOE AcRF Tier 1 Generic Grant Call
    • MOE AcRF Tier 1 Seed Funding Grant
    • MOE AcRF Tier 1 Thematic Call
    • MOE AcRF Tier 1 Research Integrity Call
    • NTU Research Council (NTURC)
    • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
    • Joint Franco - Singaporean (Merlion) Programme


Ms Crystal SOW
Executive, D/RSO PA

Phone: 6513 8149

Main portfolios

  • Department Administration Support
  • Work-Study Scheme Administrator (WSS)
  • Staff Giving Ambassador (iGave)
  • A*STAR iGrant User Account (Activation/Deletion)

Prof Khor Khiam Aik
Director, Talent Recruitment & Career Support (TRACS) Office and Bibliometrics Analysis
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Email: MKAKHOR@ntu.edu.sg

Mdm Yennie Kadarusman
Assistant Director

Email: YKadarusman@ntu.edu.sg

Main Portfolios

  • Nanyang Assistant Professorship
  • NRF Fellowship & Investigatorship
  • Social Science & Humanities Research Fellowship
  • Research Assistant Professorship
  • LKY Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Named Professorship

Dr Yao Wei
Assistant Director

Email: yaowei@ntu.edu.sg

Main Portfolios

  • NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Wallenberg-NTU Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Gopalakrishnan - NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Accelerating Creativity and Excellence Grant
  • Nanyang Research Award

Dr Yu Ligen

Email: MLGYu@ntu.edu.sg

Main Portfolios

  • Bibliometrics

Dr Au Yong Jie Ying
Senior Assistant Manager

Email: jyauyong@ntu.edu.sg

Main Portfolios

  • Research Performance Evaluation and Assessment (Research Drivers)

Dr Alana Mauluidy Soehartono
Assistant Manager

Email: asoehartono@ntu.edu.sg

Main Portfolios

  • Research Intelligence and Analytics

​Dr Willie Koh


Phone: 6904 7038

Email: williekoh@ntu.edu.sg

Mr Joel Seah

Manager, IRB

Phone: 6592 6956

Email: joel.seah@ntu.edu.sg

​Ms Samantha Vu

​Senior Assistant Manager (SBER), IRB

Phone: 6592 2495

​Email: sgtvu@ntu.edu.sg

Dr Daniel Lin

Senior Assistant Manager (HBR/HTF) , IRB

Phone: 6904 2095

Email: daniel.lin@ntu.edu.sg

Ms Lai Chunying

Assistant Manager (Exempt category), IRB

Phone: 6904 1378

Email: chunying.lai@ntu.edu.sg

Mr Damien Lim

Senior Executive​, IRB

Phone: 6904 1293

Email: damien.lim@ntu.edu.sg


Ms Anna Marina Stanislaws

Senior ​Assistant Manager, NTU-IACUC

Phone: 6904 2093

Email: annamarina@ntu.edu.sg

Ms Tan Ying Shi

Senior Executive​, NTU-IACUC

Phone: 6904 1392​

Email: yingshi.tan@ntu.edu.sg

Dr Andy Liew

Senior Assistant Manager, Research Compliance
& Research Data matters

Phone: ​6904 1827

Email: andy.liew@ntu.edu.sg

Email: rdm​​@ntu.edu.sg