Chairman of the Governing Council
Professor Lam Khin Yong guides NTU’s university-wide research and its implementation as the Senior Vice President (Research). He was previously NTU’s Acting Provost (March – December 2017), Chief of Staff (2011 – 2017), Acting CEO of NTU Innovation (2012 – 2013), Associate Provost for Graduate Education & Special Projects (2008 – 2011), and Dean/Chair of the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (2006 – 2008).
He has held many key academic, research and administrative appointments, and served on international advisory committees. As Senior Vice President (Research), he co-chairs the Governing Boards of some of NTU’s major collaborations with industries, including Rolls-Royce, HP Inc, Singtel, Surbana-Jurong, Globalfoundries, Alibaba and Webank. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Imperial College and his Master’s and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He attended the Advanced Management Programme organised by the Harvard Business School.
Professor Lam was awarded the prestigious President’s Science and Technology Medal for his contribution to the development of Singapore through promotion and management of R&D, the French National Order of the Legion of Honour (Chevalier) for advancing research between Singapore and France, the Singapore Distinguished Service Award from the National Supercomputing Centre Singapore (NSCC Singapore) for his long term service and contribution to HPC, the Honorary Professorship Diploma award from Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Honorary Professorship from Shandong University. In addition, he is an Honorary Professor in the South China University of Technology, a Guest Professor in University of Science and Technology of China, Shandong University and an overseas expert for AI and the Industrial Internet in Baodi District for the Tianjin-Beijing High Tech Science Park, China.
Member of the Governing Council (CSIJRI President)
Prof Zhu Min is currently Vice President of the South China University of Technology (SCUT). He continued to lecture at Dalian University of Technology (DUT) after obtaining his PhD in 1988, and subsequently became an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Material Science and Engineering in 1990. Prof Zhu joined SCUT as a Professor in 1995. From 1998 to 2007, he successively served as Vice Director, Director and Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. He conducted his research at City University of Hong Kong, Technische Universitaet Berlin, the University of Tokyo, National Institute for Material Science (Japan), the University of Sydney and other international universities and institutes as “Croucher Visiting Scholar”, “Humboldt Research Fellow”, “Invited Researcher” and “Visiting Scholar”. Prof Zhu mainly engaged in the study of hydrogen storage materials, lithium-ion battery electrode materials, mechanical alloying and nanomaterials, alloy phase transformation and shape memory alloy. He presided over more than 30 projects, including innovation group and key projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and the “Key R&D Plan”, “973 Plan”, “863 Plan” and projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology. He published more than 300 papers at renowned international research journals, and since 2014, he has been selected as one of the most cited Chinese Scholars in the Field of Energy by Elsevier. Prof Zhu owns more than 20 invention patents and 5 PCT patents. He authored and co-authored books in the field of Material Sciences, such as Advanced Materials for Clean Energy.
Member of the Governing Council
Senior Vice President
Prof Chan Siew Hwa is a Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Co-Director of Energy Research Institute@NTU. Prof. Chan joined NTU in 1991 after obtaining his PhD and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. Prof. Chan is a Non-Executive Director of Maz Energy Pte Ltd, Advisor to Total SA (France), Wuhan Koleal, Horizon Energy Systems, etc. His research is inclined to Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies. His research has gained him a number of international recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Award from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK in 2000, Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy, USA in 2007 and ”World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” award from Thomson Reuters in 2014.
Senior Vice President (Administration）
Mr Xie Xinghua, Economist, Master of Science from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIGCAS). He joined the Science and Technology Division, South China University of Technology (SCUT) in 2005, mainly responsible for science and technology management, technological innovation research at enterprises, etc. From 2008 to 2012, he was seconded to the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province. He was also former director of SCUT Capital Management Co., Ltd.
Dr Gu Haiwen obtained his PhD from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in 2004, subsequently worked as a postdoctoral research staff at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. Since 2006, he joined NTU and NUS, dedicated to material science and research until he joined the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) of A*STAR in 2012. His research is inclined to Polymeric nanocomposites, elastomers and non-destructive analysis technologies, with multiple patents and successful commercialization. In 2017, obtained his Master’s degree through the Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme (TIP) at NTU, Dr Gu continued to act as the Deputy Headof Industry Development Office at IMRE of A*STAR. He is a member of Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S), Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) and American Concrete Insitute (ACI).
Prof Yu Long is currently a Professor at the School of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology (SCUT). Prof Yu’s expertise is fundamental science and application technologies of natural polymer materials, such as starch, protein and cellulous, etc., controlled release. He wasselected as a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute in 2002 and is alsovice president of China Degradable Plastics Association. Prof. Yu has successfully developed and commercialized 10 products through spin-off companies or licensing his patents. He has won the Innovation Award from the Cooperative Research Centres Association, and Silver Award of Australia Package, etc.