Professor Bernard Tan and Adjunct Professor Phua Kok Khoo have been named in a list of Singapore scientific pioneers in a commemorative book about the country’s science and technology efforts. The book lists a total of 25 scientists aged 50 and above who have made exceptional contributions to Singapore’s scientific, engineering, medical and education sectors over the last five decades.
Congratulations to Mr. Di Kai for receiving the 2015 Top Graduate Researcher Award, Faculty of Science. He is a PhD student in the Laser Brillouin Spectroscopy Group. Recently, the Group has made the first direct observation of the interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in magnetic ultrathin films. The findings could be of use in spin-wave-based computing and the field of spintronics.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof Feng Yuan Ping and A/Prof Lim Hock Siah for receiving the Long Service Medal in this year National Day Awards. View the full list of NUS recipients of the National Day Awards 2015 here.
In The Straits Times on 3 Aug, one recent Physics honours graduate Ms Woo Jia Qian was featured as the Writer of the Week for Forum Page. She first started writing to the Forum page in 2007. She likes to see the justifications for the different perspectives offered in the Forum Page.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof B V R Chowdari for receiving the degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) from His Excellency Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Chancellor of the University and the Governor of Karnataka state, on 17th June in Mangalore University for his great contribution in strengthening bilateral relations between NUS and Indian Universities and Institutes of higher learning. Read more.
Our congratulations to Km Rubi (Graduate student) for receiving the Silver Poster Award while attending the IEEE Magnetic 2015 Summer School June 14 - 19, at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. It is held annually during summer holidays. The school is designed for graduate students studying magnetism and related areas. Read more .
Our heartiest congratulations to A/Prof Phil Chan Aik Hui, A/Prof Kuldip Singh, Dr Chammika Udalagama and Dr Yeo Ye and who have won the ATEA awards this year! The Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) recognises faculty members who have displayed a high level of commitment to their teaching.
On Saturday 9 May 2015, Tan Peng Kian, PhD student of Prof Christian Kurtsiefer and A/Prof Phil Chan has been invited to give a public talk at Artscience Museum. The talk will cover how science and technology environments might nurture the "Leonardos" of tomorrow and stimulate interdisciplinary working, and look at innovative education and pedagogical methodologies today which will encourage the same. Read more.
A new publication led by Asst/Prof Manas Mukherkee and his team has been published in Physical Review A on 17 April as a Rapid Communication. The results are relevant to the search for physics beyond the Standard Model. Read more.
Congratulations to Prof Sow Chorng Haur, Prof Chowdari BVR, Dr. Lu Junpeng, Dr. Yeo Ye, Dr. M.V. Reddy, Dr Png Rui Qi, Rachael and Dr. Lim Xiaodai Sharon who have mentored the winning school projects at the recent Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2015. Read more.