Assoc Prof Yan Jie awarded grants from HFSPO
Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Yan Jie for receiving the 2016 Research Program Grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). HFSP Program Grants are awarded to innovative and groundbreaking research projects carried out by interdisciplinary teams of scientists across the globe, which focus on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Read more.

SSEF 2016 winning projects under FoS mentorship
Congratulations to Prof Sow Chorng Haur, Prof Chowdari BVR, Dr. Lu Junpeng, Dr. Yeo Ye, Dr. M.V. Reddy and Dr. Lim Xiaodai Sharon who have mentored the winning school projects at the recent Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2016. Read more.

IPS Awards 2016
Congratulation to Prof Lai Choy Heng for receiving the Institute of Physics Singapore President’s Medal and Adj A/Prof James Lee for receiving the Special Institute of Physics Singapore Award. These awards are given to individulas who have made outstanding achievements in the research and significant contributions in the field of Physics. Read more.

NUS High School Inspiring Research Mentor Award 2016
Congratulations to Dr M V Reddy for receiving the "Inspiring Research Mentor Award 2016" from NUS High school. He strive to cultivate the spirit of inquiry in students who are interested in science and gives inspirational mentoring to NUS High school students for their research projects (ARP & IRP, SCIENTIA) and he won similar award in previous years, 2012 to 2015.

Young Scientist Award Recipient
Our heartiest congratulations to Asst/Prof Goki EDA who received the Young Scientist Award at the President’s Science and Technology Awards ceremony for his outstanding research on the fundamental properties of two-dimensional materials. Read more.

Science pioneers honoured
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. Read more.

2015 Top Graduate Researcher Award, Faculty of Science
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. Read more.

National Day Awards 2015
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.

Professor Chowdari receives degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa)
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.

IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School Silver Poster Award
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 .

Annual Teaching Excellence Awards (ATEA)
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.

SSEF 2015 winning projects under FoS mentorship
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.

University Awards 2015
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Goki EDA who received the Young Researcher Award at the NUS University Awards 2015 held on Friday 24 April. The award recognises researchers below 40 years of age for their achievements and promise in research.
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NUS Physics students achievement in University Physics Competition 2014
Silver Medal: Ng Kia Boon, Tang Wenjie Shawn, Wen Borui
(Supervisor: Sow Chorng Haur)
Accomplished Competitor: Marcelina Viana, Felix Utama Kosasih, Kristo Nugraha Lian
(Supervisor: Raditya Weda Bomantara). Read more.

NUS High School Inspiring Research Mentor Award 2014
Congratulations to Dr M V Reddy for receiving the "Inspiring Research Mentor Award 2015" from NUS High school. He strive to cultivate the spirit of inquiry in students who are interested in science and gives inspirational mentoring to NUS High school students for their research projects (ARP & IRP, SCIENTIA) and he won similar award in previous years, 2012 to 2014.

IPS Awards 2014
Congratulations to Professor Oh Choo Hiap for receiving the IPS President’s Medal and Professor BVR Chowdari for receiving the IPS-Cadi Scientific Medal for Public Awareness of Physics. These awards are given to individulas who have made outstanding achievements in the research and significant contributions in the field of Physics.
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Assoc. Prof. Dagomir Kaszlikowski wins film award
"Seeing Without Looking,” a 15-minute movie by Assoc. Prof. Dagomir Kaszlikowski, has won a top prize in the “Show me the physics!” video contest, organised by the Foundational Questions Institute in the US. The film, which was selected from more than 100 entries, clinched one of the top three prizes worth US$10,000. Assoc Prof Kaszlikowski is also a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum. Read more.

SMP Mentors Award 2014
Congratulations to A/Prof Tay Seng Chuan for receiving the SMP Long Service Award, Prof B V R Chowdari, Dr M. V. Reddy and their teams for receiving 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award and 1 Gold Award. Read more.

National Day Awards 2014
Congratulations to Prof Andrew Wee, winner of The Public Administration Medal (Silver) and Mr. Ng Tong Hoe for receiving the Long Service Award. Read more.

FoS 2014 Provost's and Dean's Chairs
The Department is pleased to announce that Professor Wang Jiansheng has been appointed as the Provost's Chair and Associate Professor Yan Jie, the Dean's Chair from 1 July 2014. Read more.

Annual Teaching Excellence Awards (ATEA)
Our heartiest congratulations to A/Prof Tan Meng Chwan and Dr Chammika Udalagama who have won the ATEA awards and A/Prof Chung Keng Yeow receives the ATEA Honour Roll this year! The Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) recognises faculty members who have displayed a high level of commitment to their teaching.

SSEF winning projects under FoS mentorship
Congratulations to Prof Sow Chorng Haur, Prof Chowdari BVR, A/Prof Phil Chan, A/Prof Peter Ho, Asst/Prof Andrew Anthony Bettiol, Dr. Lu Junpeng, Dr. Yeo Ye, Dr. M.V. Reddy and Dr. Lim Xiaodai Sharon who have mentored the winning school projects at the recent Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2014. Read more.

NUS High School Inspiring Research Mentor Award winners
Congratulations to Dr M V Reddy and Prof Sow Chorng Haur for receiving the "Inspiring Research Mentor Award 2014" from NUS High school. They strive to cultivate the spirit of inquiry in students who are interested in science and gives inspirational mentoring to NUS High school students for their research projects (ARP & IRP).

IPS Awards 2013
Congratulations to Prof Thirumalai V. Venkatesan, Prof Barbaros Oezyimaz and Asst/Prof Goki Eda for receiving the IPS Awards 2013 for their outstanding research, contributions and leadership done in the field of Physics in Singapore. Find out More.

SMP Outstanding Mentor Award 2013
Congratulations to Dr M. V. Reddy for receiving the "SMP Outstanding Mentor Award 2013" from Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore. Previous years, (2012, 2011 and 2010) he won outstanding SMP mentor award from MOE. This year all four projects won Distinction and one 3M best poster award in 19th Youth Science conference, 21st September 2013. (Event photos: 1 and 2).

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2013
Faculty of Science FOS SRP-H3 project under the supervision of Dr. M. V. Venkatashamy Reddy from National University of Singapore (NUS) has done the nation proud at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2013 by clinching a top award at the ISEF2013, USA. read more.

Annual Teaching Excellence Awards 2013 (ATEA)
Our heartiest congratulations to A/Prof Chung Keng Yeow and Dr Yeo Ye who have won the ATEA this year! The Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) recognises faculty members who have displayed a high level of commitment to their teaching.

University Awards 2013
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Barbaros Özyilmaz who received the Young Researcher Award at the NUS University Awards 2013 held on Friday 26 April. The award recognises researchers below 40 years of age for their achievements and promise in research. read more

SSEF winning projects under FoS mentorship
Congratulations to A/Prof Sow Chorng Haur, Prof Chowdari BVR, A/Prof Phil Chan, A/Prof Peter Ho, Dr. Yeo Ye and Dr. M.V. Reddy who have mentored the winning school projects at the recent Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2013. read more

Annual Safety & Health Performance Award (ASHPA) 2013
Congratulations to Assoc Prof Johan R.C. and Mr. Teo Hoon Hwee for achieving the "Commitment to Safety and Health Excellence" in the Annual Safety and Health Performance Award (ASHPA) 2013.

NUS High School Inspiring Research Mentor Award 2013 winners
Congratulations to Dr M V Reddy and Assoc Prof Sow Chorng Haur for receiving the "Inspiring Research Mentor Award 2013" from NUS High school (SCIENTIA project). They strive to cultivate the spirit of inquiry in students who are interested in science and gives inspirational mentoring to NUS High school students for their research projects (ARP & IRP).

NUS scientists make a significant breakthrough in plastic solar cells
In a report carried by Nature Communications last week (doi: 10.1038/ncomms2211: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v3/n12/full/ncomms2211.html), a team of scientists from the Departments of Physics and Chemistry of NUS, together with the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, announced a breakthrough in the morphology control and performance of plastic solar cells. Part of the work was also carried out at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), owned by NUS. read more

AAAS Members Elected as Fellows
Congratulations to Professor Antonio H. Castro Neto who is among the 701 members selected as Fellows of AAAS by the AAAS Council. He will be recognized for his contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on 16 February 2013 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. read more

NUS physicists invented light-powered nanowalkers free of chemical waste
The group of A/P Zhisong Wang at NUS Physics, in collaboration with colleagues A/P Johan van der Maarel and Asst/P Ruchuan Liu, have made and demonstrated a bipedal nanowalker that mimics biological counterparts in design but draws energy from light. This work appears in Physical Review Letters with a news highlight. read more

Suzi's SEM image of her mesocrystals selected for coverpage of NanoToday!
Suzi, a Research Fellow from the Nanomaterials Research Laboratory, submitted SEM image of her mesocrystals for NanoToday coverpage competition and her work was selected! It has now officially appeared as the coverpage image of the latest issue of NanoToday. read more

Highlights of our recent Colloquium in EPJB
An Invited Article from Prof Li Baowen's research group published in EPJB (below) has been highlighted by EUROPHYSICS NEWS : EPJ B Colloquium - Too small to follow the lawAnomalous heat conduction and anomalous diffusion in low dimensional nanoscale systems. by S. Liu et al., Eur. Phys. J. B (2012) 85: 337, DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2012-30383-8

Research paper published in Nature Physics
Prof. Scarani’s new research paper published in Nature Physics: Quantum non-locality based on finite-speed causal influences leads to superluminal signalling.
An experiment has been proposed that could make us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behavior of the Universe. It is based on what the researchers call a 'hidden influence inequality' exposing how quantum predictions challenge our best understanding about the nature of space and time, Einstein's theory of relativity. read more

Young Scientist Awards (YSA) 2012
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Chen Wei who are among the 2012 Young Scientist Award winners. Dr. Chen received this prestigious award for his research on interface engineering for molecular, organic and graphene electronics. read more

A/P Dagomir Kaszlikowski's research paper published in PRL on navigation of birds was highlighted in headlines of Physicsworld
This idea has now been bolstered by a new study from physicists in Singapore, who have shown that the spin-based process and the dynamics of a proposed "compass" molecule take place over similar timescales. read more

3M Young Scientist award and distinction (Gold) poster award
Congratulations to Dr M.V. Reddy and his NUS High school SMP 2012 students for winning the "3M Young Scientist award and distinction (Gold) poster award". Their research project was chosen as the top project in the Physics, Chemistry & Engineering categories. It is also the first time for Physics Department project to win the above award at the Youth Science Conference since 2007. read more

SMP Outstanding Mentor Award 2012
Congratulations to Dr M. V. Reddy for receiving the "SMP Outstanding Mentor Award 2012" from Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore. Previous years, (2011 and 2010) consecutively he won outstanding SMP oustanding mentor award from MOE. Dr .Reddy strives to cultivate the spirit of inquiry in students who are interested in science and gives inspirational mentoring to local high school students for their research projects.

National Day 2012 Awards
Professor Lai Choy Heng is the recipient of this year's National Day Long Service Medal. Congratulations Prof Lai!

PROVOST'S and DEAN'S CHAIRS
These Chair Professorships are for a three-year term with effect from 1 July 2012, and are bestowed in recognition of their excellent academic contributions to the Faculty and international recognition in their fields of research.
Provost's Chair : Professor Valerio Scarani
Professor Scarani did seminal work on quantum cryptography. He invented a new protocol for more robustly distributing secret messages between distant partners using laser sources. His works on device-independent quantum cryptography and "information causality" are hugely influential and has earned him an international reputation.
Dean's Chairs : Associate Professor Peter Ho
Assoc Prof Ho has made outstanding contributions to the fundamental physics and solution to technological issues of organic semi-conductor devices, such as light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, and solar cells. Leading the Organic Nano Device Laboratory (NUS), he and his team has made a number of recent breakthroughs and innovations such as robust polymer-nanometal composites with composition-tuneable conductivity, or novel high-performance polymer semiconductor heterostructures for light-emitting diodes and photovoltaic applications.
Previous Provost & Dean's Chairs may be viewed at: http://www.science.nus.edu.sg/faculty/termchairs.html

World Future Foundation (WFF) PhD Prize Recipient
Congratulations to Dr. Chen Jie for receiving this year's World Future Foundation (WFF) PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research, the only such award in Singapore that recognises excellence in doctoral-level environmental and sustainability research. Click here for more information.

Prof Thirumalai Venkatesan won the prestigious APS George E. Pake Prize 2012 for his exemplary scientific career in research, industrial leadership, and guidance of new generations of physicists in the creation new ventures by innovation. Click here for more information.

Wang Xiao was awarded a prestigious Rubicon Grant. His proposal "Nanoscale Oxide Electronics" has won a 2-year grant to study his postdoctoral research in University of Twente (The Netherlands).An alphabet list of awarded grants in this round could be found in the link http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_8SZD35. Currently he is a PHD student in NUSNNI-Nanocore under Asst/Prof Ariando and Prof. T. Venkatesan supervision.
The Rubicon programme is a research programme funded by both Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and EU Marie Curie Actions. It is directed at promising young postdoctoral researchers who are still at the start of their careers but whose academic strengths give them the potential to become established figures in the Dutch research world. The Rubicon programme is open to all scientific disciplines, e.g. language, culture, science and law, and all nationalities. It offers researchers the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience by spending up to 2 years at a top research institute outside the Netherlands. There is also a limited opportunity to apply for a research period at an excellent Dutch research institute.

Dr M .V. Reddy together with his three project students (Ang Yen Ling, Lee Yann Tsyr Andreea, Justin Ng Choon Hwee) from NUS High School won the "Best Poster Award" in the 5th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials, Singapore, March 20 - 22, 2012.

In recognition of his contributions to theoretical/computational studies of nanomaterials, Dr. Zhang Chun was awarded the “Outstanding Lectureship Award” by the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) at the 92nd annual meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) held in Keio University from March 26 to 29, 2012.
Dr. Zhang was a keynote speaker at the conference. Seven other young researchers (approximately under 40) in different fields of chemistry from the Asian Pacific region also received the award for their cutting-edge research in their own fields. The award includes a cash prize of 100K JPY and a one-year free pass for the electronic version of the Bulletin of Chemical Society of Japan and Chemistry Letters published by CSJ. The award will definitely help to increase the impact of Dr. Zhang’s work (in particular, his recent work on catalytic activity of graphene-based catalysis) in the chemical society of Japan as well as in the world.

Asst/Prof Andrew Anthony Bettiol, A/Prof Sow Chorng Haur, Prof Chowdari, B VR, Dr. M.V. Reddy and A/Prof Peter Ho mentored the following winning school projects at the recent Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2012. We also wish to thank the many other mentors who have put in considerable time and effort to mentor our SMP, SRP and SCIENTIA students. The Faculty appreciates the effort and encourages all staff to participate in these programmes to inspire our school students to do science.
List of SSEF winning projects with mentors from FoS
GOLD:
Project PA026 mentored by Assistant Professor Andrew Anthony Bettiol
BRONZE:
Projects EB066, EB053 mentored by Associate Professor Sow Chorng Haur
Project CH023 mentored by Professor Chowdari, B VR and Dr. M.V. Reddy
MERIT:
Projects CH012, EB044 mentored by Professor Chowdari, B VR and Dr. M.V. Reddy
Project EB016 mentored by Associate Professor Peter Ho
The full list of winning projects can be found here.

Mr. Liu Zhiqi won the “Best Poster Award” in the 5th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials, Singapore, March 20 - 22, 2012. Currently he is a PHD student in NUSNNI-Nanocore under Asst/Prof Ariando and Prof. T. Venkatesan supervision.

A/P Sow Chorng Haur and Dr M V Venkatashamy Reddy received the "Inspiring Mentor Award 2012" from NUS High school (SCIENTIA projects NUSHS 2012). They strive to cultivate the spirit of inquiry in students who are interested in science and gives inspirational mentoring to NUS High school students for their research projects. The awards would be presenting to them during NUS High school's research congress on 21 Feb, 2012.

Dr M V Venkatashamy Reddy and all his six SCIENTIA 2010 project students (Mr. Cheng Herng Yi, Mr.Goh Yeow Chong, Mr.Kenrick koh Yee Hong, Mr.Tang Ying Wei, Mr.Tham Jun Han, Mr. Yuan Chenyang) from the NUS High School won 2011 A*star young researcher award. Students were conferred the above award by Minister for Education Mr. Heng Swee Keat at a formal ceremony held at NUS High School convocation on 22nd November 2011.

The following are Faculty Of Science recipients of Advocate Award in NUS Quality Service Award 2011:
Teo Hwee Sim (Zhang Huixin), Ng Tong Hoe, Wong Siaw Khiaw, Lim Hwa Ngee, Seah Chong Huat, Dicky and Suradi Bin Sukri.
The award presentation was held during NUS Excellence Day on 22 Feb 2012.

The following are winners of this year's Faculty Teaching, Research and Service Awards.
Faculty Teaching Excellence Award AY2010/2011
Prof Frank Watt, Assoc Prof Chung Keng Yeow, Assoc Prof Teo Ho Khoon, Edward, Assoc Prof Gong Jiangbin, Assoc Prof Tay Seng Chuan and Dr Wang Qinghai.
Honour Roll AY2010/2011: Dr Yeo Ye
Teaching Assistant (Full-time) Award AY2010/2011
Chong Fu-Zhi, Jeremy, Lim Yen Kheng, Ng Wei Khim, Qiu Leiju and Setiawan.
Outstanding Service Award 2011
Teo Hwee Sim, Foo Eng Tin, Phua Swee Wah nee Choo, Teo Hoon Hwee, Wu Tong Meng Samuel, Lee Soo Mien, Lim Geok Quee, Seah Chong Huat and Ng Tong Hoe.
Commendation Award 2011: Achuthan Prasanna.
The Faculty Award Ceremony was held on 16 November 2011 at the University Hall Auditorium.

A/P Sow Chorng Haur, A/P Tay Seng Chuan, Dr M V Venkatashamy Reddy and Dr Massimiliano Colla received the Outstanding Mentor Award under the NUS-Science Mentorship Programme at the recent Youth Science Conference 2011. Their SMP project students have won distinction and 3M best poster award. The Department appreciates their effort for participating in these programmes to inspire our school students to do science with us. The full list of SMP projects can be found here.

Recipients of this year's National Day Awards:
The Commendation Medal: Dr Kuldip Singh, Senior Lecturer
The Efficiency Medal: Mr Teo Hoon Hwee, Laboratory Technologist
The Long Service Medal: Prof Baaquie, Belal E and Prof Kuok Meng Hau

Asst/Prof Vitor Manuel Pereira received the "Seeds of Science" Award - one of the most important prizes Portugal gives to Portuguese scientists whose work has been recognized in several scientific areas. Asst/Prof Vitor Manuel Pereira won this award together with three other leading Physicists. Click here for more information (in Portuguese). English Translation.

Associate Professor Chung Keng Yeow received the Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) at the University Hall Auditorium, Level 2, Lee Kong Chian Wing on 4 May 2011. The Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) recognises faculty members who have displayed a high level of commitment to their teaching for the year under review.

Prof. B. V. R. Chowdari, A/P Sow Chorng Haur and Dr M V Venkatashamy Reddy mentored 6 award winning school projects at the recent Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2011.
GOLD : Project EB39 mentored by Dr. M.V. Reddy and Prof Chowdari, B.V.R.
SILVER : Project EB18 mentored by Dr. M.V. Reddy and Prof Chowdari, B.V.R. & Project EB21 mentored by A/P Sow Chorng Haur
BRONZE : Project EB19 mentored by Dr. M.V. Reddy and Prof Chowdari, B.V.R.
MERIT : Project EB09 mentored by Dr. M.V. Reddy and Prof Chowdari, B.V.R. & Project VS26 mentored by A/P Sow Chorng Haur

Dr M V Venkatashamy Reddy received the "Inspiring Mentor Award 2011" from NUS High school (SCIENTIA projects NUSHS 2011). He strives to cultivate the spirit of inquiry in students who are interested in science and gives inspirational mentoring to NUS High school students for their research projects.

Professor Peter Hanggi received the prestigious Onsager Medal 2011 and The Lars Onsager Lecture 2011. This is an international very prestigious international award, with previous recipients being mostly prior or later Nobel Laureates and /or Wolf Prize laureates. The Lars Onsager Lecture is an award for outstanding scientists in the scientific fields of Lars Onsager: Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Read more

Prof. B. V. R. Chowdari's research group received the Electrochimica Acta (Impact Factor : 3.078), Highly Cited Article (281 citations) award for the paper entitled “Performance of Layered Li (Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2 as cathode for Li-ion Batteries ”. This paper was published in Electrochimica Acta 2002, Volume 48, Issue 2, pages, 145-151. Click here for more information.

IPS awards recipients:
IPS President’s Medal: Prof Frank Watt
IPS World Scientific Medal: Assoc. Professor Valerio Scarani
Omicron Nanotechnology Medal: Asst. Professor Ariando.

Singapore Experience Awards 2010 - Business Event Ambassador
Professor B.V.R. Chowdari received the Business Event Ambassador award for his significant contributions to the development of the business events industry in Singapore. He was conferred the award by Senior Minister of State (Trade and Industry, and Education), Mr S. Iswaran at a formal ceremony held at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore on 28 October 2010. The event was organised by the Singapore Tourism Board. View full citations here.

Dr M V Venkatashamy Reddy won the SMP Outstanding Mentor Award.
The Science Mentorship Programmes strives to cultivate the spirit of inquiry in students who are interested in science, by providing them with opportunities for interaction with scientists and to perform scientific investigations in research laboratories. Read more

Dr Chen Wei, Xu Hai, Liu Lei, Dr Gao Xingyu, Qi Dongchen , Peng Guo Wen, Tan Swee Chin, Prof Feng Yuan Ping, A/Prof Loh Kian Ping and Prof Andrew Wee received the Surface Science Top Cited Article 2005-2010 award for their paper entitled “Atomic Structure of the 6H-SiC(0 0 0 1) Nanamesh”. This paper was published in Surface Science, Volume 596, Issue 1-3, 2005. Click here for more information.

Dr Andrivo Rusydi received the Young Scientist Award (YSA) 2010. He was conferred the award by President of Singapore His Excellency Mr S R Nathan at a formal ceremony held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on 30 September 2010. The event was organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore. View full citations here.

National Day Awards 2010:
Long Service Medal recipients: Prof Lim Hock and Prof Tan Tiong Gie, Bernard.

Prof Mark B H Breese was appointed Director of the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source starting from 1st July 2010.
Prof Breese is an accomplished teacher-scholar in Physics. His specific research areas include ion-solid interactions, ion optics, nuclear microprobes, ion channelling, beam bending, ion beam induced charge microscopy, silicon micromachining and patterned porous silicon. A recipient of the NUS Young Researcher Award (2006), Prof Breese was also Deputy Head (Research) of the Department of Physics.

University Awards 2010 recipients:
Outstanding Educator Award - Assoc. Prof. Phil Chan
Outstanding Researcher Award - Prof. Ong Chong Kim
Young Researcher Award - Assoc. Prof. Dagomir Kaszlikowski

Dr Yang Nuo and Yao Dong who work in the group headed by Prof Li Baowen won the great and prestigious “2009 National Excellent (Self-financed) Overseas Chinese Ph. D Student Award” of the People’s Republic of China. Click here for more information. (Drs. Zhu Yanwu, Zhang Tian Hui, Dai Liang who worked in the group of Prof Liu Xiang-Yang had received the same award in the previous years.)

A/Prof Sow Chorng Haur mentored winning school projects at the recent Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2010.
List of winning projects with A/Prof Sow Chorng Haur from FoS-NUS are as follows:
GOLD: Project EB54 mentored by A/P Chin Wee Shong (Chemistry ) and A/P Sow Chorng Haur (Physics)
SILVER: Projects EB26 and VS11 mentored by A/P Sow Chorng Haur (Physics)
BRONZE: Project PA17 mentored by A/P Sow Chorng Haur (Physics).
Click here for the full list of winning projects.

NUS Quality Service Awards recipients at the NUS Excellence Day 2009/10, held on 11 March in UCC.
Service Champion: Madam Tay Bee Hwee
Service Achiever: Mrs Lee Soo Mien, Mr Teo Hoon Hwee and Mr Ben Kek Chun Peng

The NUS Quality Service Award was introduced in 2001 to recognize distinguished and exemplary service rendered by staff. More information about the award can be found here.

Dr Tan Meng Chwan was invited to join the editorial boards of International Journal of Modern Physics A and Modern Physics Letters A.

ISIHighlyCited.com highlights the top-notch individual researchers who have demonstrated great influence in their field as measured by the citations to their work. To reflect their extraordinary accomplishment, the selection criteria is stringent and it contains only less than 0.5% of all publishing researchers.
Prof Peter Hanggi with 22,000 citations is one of the very few internationally-renowned Physicists who has recently made it to the list of highly cited authors at ISIHighlyCited.com. Prof Peter Hanggi is also honoured as Outstanding Referee of the American Physics Society (APS) Journals.
The Outstanding Referee program of the APS Journals was instituted in 2008 to recognize scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication. The highly selective Outstanding Referee program annually recognizes about 150 of the roughly 45,000 active referees.
The Department is honoured to share the double joys of Prof Peter Hanggi - the visiting Professor in our department since 2006, with such remarkable achievements.

Professor K K Phua (Founding Director of Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd) has been elected as a Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) in December 2009.
The criteria for election as a fellow of APS is based on the contribution in research and education in physics. Professor Phua is a theoretical high energy physicist and he did some interesting and useful work in particle physics particularly in the field of phenomenology in high energy collisions.
He is the Founding President of South East Asia Theoretical Physics Association (SEATPA). Together with Nobel Laureate Professor C N Yang and other senior physicists, he is one of the founding council members of Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Society (AAPPS).
Professor Phua was also the Chairman of the organising committee for the 1990 International Conference on High Energy Physics (Rochester Conference) organised by IUPAP. Professor Phua was awarded the IPS President's Award by the Institute of Physics Singapore (IPS) Council, for his outstanding contributions to physics research and education in Singapore.