Faculty Awards

The following awards have been received by the faculty members of the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in recognition of their accomplishments in research, education, and service.

National and International Awards

Chang Guoqing2023MIT Technology Review: Innovators under 35 Asia Pacific 2023
 Chang Guoqing2023Young Scientist Award (Singapore National Academy of Science)
Christos Panagopoulos2021Fellow of the American Physical Society
Nikolay Zheludev,
Chong Yidong, and
Zhang Baile
2020President's Science Award
Fedor Duzhin
2020John Cheung Social Media Award​
​Xiong Qihua ​2020 ​Fellow of the Optical Society
​Ranjan Singh ​2019 ​Fellow of the Optical Society
​Soo Han Sen 2019 Chemical Society of Japan Distinguished Lectureship Award
​Robin Chi 2019 ​Tokyo Chemical Industry-SNIC Industry Award in Synthetic Chemistry
​Shunsuke Chiba ​2019 ​Mukaiyama Award (SSOCJ) 
Fan Hongjin
2018Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Xiong Qihua
2018Fellow of the American Physical Society
​Cesare Soci ​2018 ​Fellow of The Optical Society
​Loh Teck Peng ​2018 ​​President's Science Award
Nikolay Zheludev 2018 Fellow of the Royal Society
Leong Weng Kee 2018 Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Fellow
Leung Pak Hing 2018 Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Fellow
Gao Weibo 2017 Young Scientist Award (Singapore National Academy of Science)
Justin C. W. Song 2017 Young Scientist Award (Singapore National Academy of Science)
Loh Teck Peng 2017 Yoshida Prize (International Organic Chemistry Foundation)
Zhao Yanli 2017 Young Investigator Award (ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces)
Sun Handong
2016Fellow of the American Physical Society
Rei Kinjo 2016 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
Robin Chi 2016 Aldrich Lectureship Award
Robin Chi 2016 Chemical Society of Japan Lectureship Award
Soo Han Sen 2016 Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association Prize for Young Scientist
Tamio Hayashi 2016 Yamada-Koga Prize
Zhao Yanli 2016 Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association Prize for Young Scientist
Ling Xing Yi 2015 L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellowship
Loh Zhi Heng 2015 Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association Prize for Young Scientist
Rei Kinjo 2015 Asian CORE Program Lectureship Award
Zhang Baile 2015 World Scientific Award (Institute of Physics Singapore)
Xiong Qihua 2015 Nanotechnology Physics Award (Institute of Physics Singapore)
Timothy Liew 2015 Discovery International Award
Nikolay Zheludev 2015 Young Medal and Prize
Fan Hongjin 2015 Nanotechnology Physics Award (Institute of Physics Singapore)
Claus Dieter Ohl 2015 Gallery of Fluid Motion Award (American Physical Society)
Alfred Huan 2015 President's Award (Institute of Physics Singapore)
Phan Anh Tuan
2014Fellow of the American Physical Society
Ling San 2014 Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science
Chiba Shunsuke 2014 GSK-SNIC Organic Chemistry Award
Naohiko Yoshikai 2014 Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists
Naohiko Yoshikai 2014 Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) Prize for Young Scientist
Zhang Baile 2014 Young Scientist Award (Singapore National Academy of Science)
Ling Xing Yi 2014 Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) Prize for Young Scientist
Chiba Shunsuke 2014 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement
Ling San 2013 National Day Honours by the President of the Republic of Singapore: Public Administration Medal (Silver).
Robin Chi 2013 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
Robin Chi 2013 Young Scientist Award (Singapore National Academy of Science)
Zhao Yanli 2013 Materials Research Contribution Award
Lee Soo Ying 2013 Pioneers from Asia
François Mathey 2013 Officier des Palmes Académiques
Wang Qijie 2013 World Culture Council Special Recognition Award
Zhang Baile 2013 TED Fellow
Rei Kinjo 2013 Ube Industries Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Zhao Yanli 2012 TR35@Singapore Award
Zhang Baile 2012 TR35@Singapore Award
Loh Teck Peng 2010 PGSK-SNIC Award in Organic Chemistry
Cesare Soci 2010 ProSPER.NET-Scopus Young Scientist Award
François Mathey 2009 China's Friendship Award
Fan Hongjin 2009 ProSPER.NET-Scopus Young Scientist Award
Tai Xue-Cheng 2009 Feng Kang Prize in Scientific Computing
Yu Ting 2009 Young Scientist Award (Singapore National Academy of Science)


National Research Foundation Fellowships and Investigatorships

Awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), the NRF Fellowship (NRFF) is a competitive research grant for early career researchers to carry out high impact, independent research in Singapore. The NRF Investigatorship (NRFI) is a grant for established Principal Investigators who have a track record of research achievements and are leaders in their field.

Chang Quoqing2021NRFF
Philip Harms2021NRFF
Yang Bo2020NRFF
Qiao Yuan2020NRFF
Atsushi Goto2019NRFI
Zhao Yanli2018NRFI
Sum Tze Chien2018NRFI
Phan Anh Tuân2017NRFI
Bent Weber2017NRFF
Robin Chi2016NRFI
Gu Mile2016NRFF
Justin Song2016NRFF
Christos Panagopoulos2015NRFI
Xiong Qihua2015NRFI
Gao Weibo2015NRFF
Troy Lee2013NRFF
Lan Shau-Yu2013NRFF
Ling Xing Yi2012NRFF
Thomas Peyrin2012NRFF
Chong Yidong2012NRFF
Yu Ting2010NRFF
Zhao Yanli2010NRFF
Edith Elkind2009NRFF
Frédérique Elise Oggier2009NRFF
Hilmi Volkan Demir2009NRFF
Naohiko Yoshikai2009NRFF
Robin Chi2009NRFF
Xiong Qihua2009NRFF
Christos Panagopoulos2008NRFF
Hong Soon Hyeok2008NRFF
Steve Zhou2008NRFF

Nanyang Awards

The Nanyang Awards are given by the University in recognition and celebration of outstanding achievements and contributions in research, education, and other areas.

Justin Song Chien Wen2021Nanyang Education Award (College)
Lim Kay Jin2021Nanyang Education Award (School)
Marco Battiato2021Nanyang Education Award (School)
Ling Xing Yi2020Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (Individual)
Mihaiela Stuparu2020Nanyang Education Award (School)
Wang Xiao, Renshaw2020Nanyang Education Award (School)
Tang Wee Kee2019Nanyang Education Award (College)
Justin Song Chien Wen2019Nanyang Education Award (School)
Gary Royden Watson Greaves2019Nanyang Education Award (School)
Thomas Peyrin2019Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator)
Chong Yidong2019Nanyang Research Award (Team)
Zhang Baile2019Nanyang Research Award (Team)
Ranjan Singh2019Nanyang Research Award (Team)
Chong Yidong
2018Nanyang Education Award (College)
​Nicolas Privault ​2018 ​Nanyang Education Award (School)
​​Pullarkat Appukuttan Sumod ​2018 Nanyang Education Award (School)​
Liew Wen Siang ​2018 ​Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (Individual)
Nikolay Zheludev 2017 Nanyang Research Award
Ho Shen Yong 2017 Nanyang Education Award (University), Gold
Soo Han Sen 2017 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Leek Meng Lee 2017 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Zhang Baile 2016 Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator)
Chua Chek Beng 2016 Nanyang Education Award (College)
Chong Yidong 2016 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Tang Wee Kee 2016 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Chan Song Heng 2015 Nanyang Education Award (College)
Leung Pak Hing 2015 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Erik Anders Mikael Gustavsson 2015 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Roderick Bates 2014 Nanyang Education Award (University), Silver
Ho Shen Yong 2014 Nanyang Education Award (College)
Chan Song Heng 2014 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Pinaki Sengupta 2014 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Hilmi Volkan Demir 2014 Nanyang Award for Research Excellence
Roderick Bates 2013 Nanyang Education Award (College)
Xiong Qihua 2014 Nanyang Award for Research Excellence
Sum Tze Chien 2014 Nanyang Award for Research Excellence (Team)
Yeow Kok Lee Edwin 2013 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Andrew James Kricker 2013 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Ho Shen Yong 2012 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Koh Tieh Yong 2012 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Chia Ee Min, Elbert 2011 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Pullarkat Appukuttan Sumod 2011 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Tai Xue-Cheng 2010 Research & Innovation Award (Individual)
Cheong Siew Ann 2010 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Roderick Bates 2010 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Chua Guan Leong 2009 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Tan Geok Choo 2009 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Shen Zexiang 2008 Research & Innovation Award (Team)
Yu Ting 2008 Research & Innovation Award (Team)
Chua Chek Beng 2008 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Pullarkat Appukuttan Sumod 2008 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Loh Teck Peng 2007 Research & Innovation Award (Individual)
Andrew James Kricker 2007 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Chew Lock Yue 2007 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Roderick Bates 2006 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Sum Tze Chien 2006 Nanyang Education Award (School)

SPMS Teaching Excellence Award

Alessandra Bonanni2016
Anders Gustavsson2017, 2020
Andrew Kricker2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2021
​Atsushi Goto​2018
Bei Xiaohui2021
Bernhard Schmidt2006, 2007, 2008, 2019
Chan Song Heng2011, 2014
Chee Yeow Meng2010
Chen Ning2010
Cheong Siew Ann2008, 2010, 2011
Chew Lock Yue2009, 2013
Chi Yonggui Robin2012
Chia Ee Min, Elbert2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2022
Chiba Shunsuke2008, 2011
Chong Yi Dong2016
Chua Chek Beng2007, 2008, 2010, 2014
Chua Guan Leong2006, 2007, 2009
Conan Won2015
Erik Anders Mikael Gustavsson2011
Fan Hongjin2013
Fedor Duzhin2008, 2015, 2016, 2022
Felipe Garcia2015
​Gary Royden Watson Greaves​2019, 2022, 2023
​Gu Mile​2019
Ho Shen Yong2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021
Huan Cheng Hon Alfred2009
Jason England2017
​Justin Song Chien Wen​2019, 2022, 2023
Kiah Han Mao2016, 2017, 2019
Kinjo Rei2014
Koh Teck Seng2017, 2019, 2023
Koh Tieh Yong2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013
Ku Cheng Yeaw2017, 2019
​Lee Soo Ying​2019
Leek Meng Lee2014, 2015, 2017
​Leong Weng Kee​2018, 2021
Leung Pak Hing2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019
Lew Wen Siang2014, 2018
​Liew Chi Hin Timothy​2018
Li Tianhu2016
Lian Heng2010
Linda Sellou2010
Ling San2007, 2008
Ling Xing Yi2015
Loh Teck Peng2010
Loh Zhi Heng2014
Lu Yunpeng2013, 2016, 2020
Marco Battiato2021
Martin Pumera2012
Massimo Pica Ciamarra2020
​Mihaiela Stuparu​2019, 2020
Ng Keng Meng2014, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023
Nicolas Privault2012, 2013, 2015, 2018
Paterek Tomasz2015
Philip Wai Hong Chan2012
Pinaki Sengupta2020
Qiao Yuan2021
Ranjan Singh​2018
Roderick Bates2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014
Shen Zexiang2023
Shingo Ito2021
S.N. Piramanayagam2021
So Cheuk Wai2013, 2020
Soo Han Sen2017
Sreekumar Pankajakshan2014
Sum Tze Chien2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Sumod A Pullarkat2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018
Sun Handong2017
Tan Choon Hong2013
Tan Geok Choo2009, 2018
​Tan Hai Siong​2018
Tan Howe Siang2011, 2017
Tang Wee Kee2013, 2016, 2023
Toh Chee Seng2012
Wang Desheng2013
Wang Li-Lian2010
Wang Xiao, Renshaw2020
Yeo Kwee Poo2020
Yeow Kok Lee Edwin2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Yong Ee Hou2022
Yoshikai Naohiko2015
Zhang Baile2016
Zhang Dawei2011
Zhang Zhenyang2020
Zhao Yanli2016

SPMS Honour Roll for Teaching Excellence

Ho Shen Yong2016
Chia Ee Min, Elbert2013
Andrew Kricker2012
Roderick Bates2010
Sum Tze Chien2010
Sumod A Pullarkat2010

SPMS Young Researcher Award

Guo Jian2021
Wang Xiao, Renshaw2021
Shingo Ito2020
Ariel Neufeld2020
Timothy Liew2020
Soo Han Sen
Bei Xiaohui
Mile Gu
Rei Kinjo2018
Kiah Han Mao2018
Lan Shau Yu2018
Loh Zhi Heng2017
Ng Keng Meng2017
Ranjan Singh2017
Rei Kinjo2016
Thomas Peyrin2016
Zhang Baile2016
Steve Zhou2015
Ng Keng Meng2015
Chong Yidong2015
Naohiko Yoshikai2014
Wu Hongjun2014
Cesare Soci2014
Zhao Yanli2013
Pan Guangming2013
Sum Tze Chien2013
Martin Pumera2012
Ng Keng Meng2012
Xiong Qihua2012
Chiba Shunsuke2011
Chen Ning2011
Fan Hongjin2011
Chen Hongyu2010
Wang Li-Lian2010
Phan Annh Tuan2010
Liu Xuewei2009
Wang Desheng2009
Wu Tao, Tom2009
Philip Chan Wai Hong2008
Wu Guohua2008
Kuo Jer-Lai2008

SPMS Outstanding Mentor Award

Ariel David NeufeldAY22/23
Yang BoAY22/23
Ng Keng MengAY21/22
Leek Meng LeeAY21/22
Zhang ZhengyangAY21/22
Mihaiela StuparuAY20/21
Lu Bing SuiAY20/21
Fedor DuzhinAY20/21
Cheong Siew AnnAY19/20
Frederique OggierAY19/20
Loh Zhi HengAY19/20
Ku Cheng YeawAY18/19
Li YiAY18/19
Tan Geok ChooAY18/19