- Professor Phua Kok Khoo is the Founding Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Adjunct Professor of Department of Physics at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd.
- He obtained his BSc DIC from Imperial College, London University and Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Birmingham University, United Kingdom and as a theoretical high energy physicist he did some interesting and useful work in particle physics, particularly in the field of phenomenology in high energy collisions.
- Professor Phua is the Founding President of the South East Asia Theoretical Physics Association (SEATPA). Together with Nobel Laureate Professor C. N. Yang and other senior physicist, he is one of the founding council members of the Association of Asia- Pacific Physical Society (AAPPS).
- He is an Advisory Board Member of Singapore -China Association for Advanced Science & Technology. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his contributions to research and education in physics in 2009 and was also 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 in 2006. He is an Honorary Professor at Nankai University and also holding a number of honorary professorships in China.
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