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2009 IPS Medallists
1) The IPS President's Medal
Professor Tang Seung Mun made outstanding contributions in leadership when he was NUS Head of Physics Department. He was also an outstanding physics researcher at the Centre for Ion Beam Applications, CIBA, while in the National University of Singapore. Professor Tang is currently the Vice President of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
2) The World Scientific (Physics Research) Medal and Prize (Quantum Physics Research)
Professor Vedral Vlatko from Wolfson College, Oxford University, received the IPS World Scientific Medal, for outstanding contributions to Quantum Information research done at the National University Singapore that has received international recognition. He is also Centenary Professor of Quantum Information Science at Leeds University.
3) The Omicron Nanotechnology Medal and Prize (Nanotechnology Physics Research)
Assistant Professor Chen Wei has done outstanding physics research in molecular electronics, organic electronics and graphene-related devices at the National University Singapore and has received international recognition. He was also a Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
4) The Crescendas Physics Medal and Prize (Junior College)
An outstanding and innovative physics teacher, Mr. Tan Hoe Teck has given Catholic Junior College students greater value-added scientific opportunities and exposure to physics skills through regular Astronomy field trips. CJC is the only junior college that owns an amateur radio telescope in Singapore.
Mrs. Loh is an outstanding physics teacher with vast experience (a physics teacher since 1998) in teaching Physics at Hwa Chong Institution. She is an excellent leader in the pedagogies of physics education. Her philosophy of creative teaching and engaged physics learning has won her the respect of her fellow physics lecturers and students at HCI.
5) The Cadi Scientific Medal and Prize: The Public Awareness of Physics Award
Mr. Yeh Ong Chua and Mr. Lim Sin Hoe were outstanding in promoting physics through Astronomy. To date, more than 80 secondary schools and thousands of students have participated in their highly popular activities, Astro-Lectures, Annual Astronomy Competition (12th year) and Astronomy Retreats (16th year)
6) The Honorary IPS Fellowship Award
Institut für Festkörperforschung, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany.
Trinity College, Cambridge, United Kingdom