Staff Awards

Staff Awards

Welcome to the Staff Awards website, where we recognise and celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff. If you wish to share any prizes or awards received, new appointments or memberships in prestigious boards or societies, and other notable achievements, we would love to hear from you.

24 May 2018

Prof Shih Choon Fong awarded Harvard’s Centennial Medal

Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has presented the 2018 Centennial Medal to NUS University Professor Shih Choon Fong for his innovative research and leadership in higher education.

Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) has presented the 2018 Centennial Medal to NUS University Professor Shih Choon Fong for his innovative research and leadership in higher education.

Prof Shih was cited as having made essential contributions to the field of fracture mechanics, which have promoted safety and technological innovation in the energy sector. He has also excelled as a university leader, bringing educational opportunity and inspiration to many.

The Centennial Medal was first awarded in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of GSAS. Through GSAS, it recognises outstanding alumni whose contributions to knowledge, their disciplines, their colleagues and society have made a fundamental and lasting impact.

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22 May 2018

Prof Michael Frese selected for IAAP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award

Professor Michael Frese, Provost’s Chair and Head, Department of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School, has been selected by the International Association of Applied Psychology to receive the 2018 IAAP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award.

 

Professor Michael Frese, Provost’s Chair and Head, Department of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School, has been selected by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) to receive the 2018 IAAP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award.

This award recognises individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to the field of applied psychology, resulting in a better understanding of a psychological phenomenon and new or improved applications of psychological knowledge in more than one country.

Founded in 1920, IAAP is the oldest international association of psychology with more than 1,500 members from more than 80 countries.

02 March 2018

Prof Henry Yeung receives AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors

Professor Henry Yeung from NUS Geography and Co-Director of the Global Production Networks Centre at NUS Arts and Social Sciences was selected by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) to receive the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors for 2018.

Professor Henry Yeung from the NUS Geography and Co-Director of the Global Production Networks Centre at NUS Arts and Social Sciences was selected by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) to receive the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors for 2018, in recognition of his pioneering scholarly contributions and leadership in economic geography.

Founded in 1904, AAG is the leading professional body in the US for the advancement of geography. The Honors accolade is AAG’s highest recognition for scholarship achievements in the discipline. Prof Yeung is among the handful of recipients based outside the US.

 

20 December 2017

Prof Phoon Kok Kwang receives Humboldt Research Award

Professor Phoon Kok Kwang, NUS Vice Provost (Academic Personnel) and a Distinguished Professor, has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award. Prof Phoon, whose expertise lies in risk and reliability in geotechnical engineering, has been with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NUS Engineering since 1995.

Professor Phoon Kok Kwang, NUS Vice Provost (Academic Personnel) and a Distinguished Professor, has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award. Prof Phoon, whose expertise lies in risk and reliability in geotechnical engineering, has been with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NUS Engineering since 1995.

The Humboldt Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s lifelong achievements to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. In addition, the award winner is invited to carry out research projects of his/her own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany.

07 November 2017

Prof Philip Liu receives inaugural ‘Hamaguchi Award’

Professor Philip Liu, Vice President for Research & Technology, and distinguished professor from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was recently presented with the inaugural Hamaguchi Award for his outstanding achievement and contribution to tsunami and coastal disaster resilience technology.

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22 October 2017

Mathematics Prof Toh Kim Chuan receives international award

Professor Toh Kim Chuan, Provost’s Chair Professor, Department of Mathematics, has been conferred the Farkas Prize for his fundamental contributions to the theory, practice and application of convex optimisation, especially semidefinite programming and conic programming.

Professor Toh Kim Chuan, Provost’s Chair Professor, Department of Mathematics, has been conferred the Farkas Prize for his fundamental contributions to the theory, practice and application of convex optimisation, especially semidefinite programming and conic programming.

Prof Toh’s research focuses on Algorithms and Applications of Convex and Semidefinite Programming, as well as Iterative Methods for Large Linear Systems of Equations. He is active in the field of optimisation and sits on the editorial board of several mathematical journals.

The Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society is awarded annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting to researchers for outstanding contributions to the field of optimisation, over the course of his/her career.