Two Engineering Researchers among Top 100 Asian Scientists
Two NUS Engineering researchers are among Asia’s top 100 scientists who have made an impact in 2015 in a list published by the Asian Scientist Magazine in January 2016. The two are Professors Lim Chwee Teck and Andrew Nee. Professor Lim is noted for his outstanding contributions to research in the field of medical and biological engineering for which he was conferred the Vladimir K. Zworykin Award in 2015. Meanwhile, Professor Nee is an expert in manufacturing engineering and was awarded the US Society of Manufacturing Engineers Gold Medal in 2014 for his lifelong contributions in the area.
NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan was also featured on the list for his leadership. He was elected in 2015 as a lifetime member of the US National Academy of Medicine and is the organisation’s first Singaporean member.
This is the first time the Asian Scientist Magazine has compiled such a list. To be acknowledged on the Asian Scientist 100 list, one must have received a national or international prize in 2014 or 2015. The prize must involve a competitive selection procedure. Alternatively, in the same period, one could have made a significant contribution in scientific discovery or leadership that has benefitted either academia or industry.