A celebration of friendship and alumni achievements

A celebration of friendship and alumni achievements

The NUS Engineering Alumni Gala Dinner is an annual occasion to celebrate the renewing and strengthening of the friendships and close ties formed, as well as the tireless efforts of our alumni volunteers.

“In Singapore and beyond, we are encouraged to see many alumni coming back to participate in the Faculty’s signature alumni activities, such as tonight’s Engineering Alumni Gala Dinner, the Engineering Alumni-Students Networking Session, and various class reunions. Since 2009, we have also been actively engaging our alumni in Shanghai and Beijing by setting up alumni chapters there and hosting reunion dinners. We are heartened that these chapters have been giving full support to our efforts in China, “said Professor Chua Kee Chaing, NUS Engineering Dean, at the dinner held on 6 October 2017 at the NUS Kent Ridge Guild House.

Mr Chua Chong Kheng, the 2017 DEAA recipient, [second, left] and Ms Wan Siew Ping [second, right], one of the three recipients of EASH, with NUS Senior Management –  NUS Engineering Dean Prof Chua Kee Chaing [first, left]; Prof Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology) [centre]; and Prof Victor Shim, Vice-Dean (External Relations & Outreach) [first, right].

Ms Wan Siew Ping, from the Mechanical Engineering Class of 1982, and who also obtained her Master of Science in Engineering in 1989, is one of the three EASH recipients honoured this year. Ms Wang is a Senior Manager with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, or SIMTech. She believes in giving back to her alma mater, and has donated regularly towards bursary funds to help needy students. Ms Wang has also been giving talks to undergraduates, on the application of engineering in industry, constantly encouraging them to do their best.

Dr Liu Moubin, is a Professor at the College of Engineering, Peking University. Dr Liu received his PhD degree from NUS in 2003. In 2012, he took on the role of Chairman of the NUS Engineering Alumni Beijing Chapter, a leadership position which he continues to serve in. Dr Liu has been key in promoting interaction and bonding among NUS Engineering alumni in the Beijing area, and between them and the Faculty.

Dr Wang Xiangqi, a Vice President of Trivest, a finance-related company in China, received his PhD degree from NUS in 2007. In 2014, Dr Wang assumed the appointment of Chairman of the NUS Engineering Alumni Shanghai Chapter, and continues to lead the Faculty’s alumni there. Despite a busy career in the financial industry, he serves as a key liaison person, linking alumni living in and near Shanghai, with their alma mater.

NUS Engineering Dean Prof Chua Kee Chaing delivering the welcome address at the NUS Engineering Alumni Gala Dinner 2017 held on 6 October.

As with tradition, the key honours – Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award (DEAA) and the Engineering Alumni Service Honours (EASH) – were presented to alumni honoured for their accomplishments in various aspects of Engineering, and for their significant contributions and support to the Faculty and society.  This year, the Faculty recognised three recipients of EASH, and one recipient of the DEAA.

The 2017 DEAA recipient, Mr Chua Chong Kheng, Deputy Chief Executive of the Land Transport Authority (LTA), graduated from NUS with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1985. He began his career with LTA, and in 2012, he became its Deputy Chief Executive, overseeing Infrastructure & Development. Mr Chua fulfils a key responsibility in actualising the vision of the Singapore Land Transport Masterplan, which is essentially to make public transport the preferred mode of travel for commuters. As passionate as he is about Singapore’s transportation systems, Mr Chua is equally zealous about serving the community at large.  He chairs the Whampoa Citizens Consultative Committee, and is an executive committee member of the Civil Service Club.

A time of celebrating forged close ties and alumni achievements at the NUS Engineering Alumni Gala Dinner 2017.

A celebration of friendship and alumni achievements