Lam Khin Yong Conferred Knighthood In French Legion Of Honor

Professor Lam Khin Yong has been made a knight in the French Legion of Honor for improving bilateral ties between Singapore and France.

AsianScientist (Sep. 15, 2017) – For fostering academic and industry collaborations between Singapore and France, Professor Lam Khin Yong, Acting Provost, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Research at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, has been made a knight in the Legion of Honor. This is one of the highest awards conferred by the French government.

“Individuals such as Professor Lam Khin Yong have been key actors in reinforcing those ties, by advancing research collaborations and innovations, and nurturing international industry partnerships,” Mr Marc Abensour, who is ambassador of France to Singapore, told The Straits Times.

In total, NTU currently has 84 active agreements with the French government, four of which were recently signed during French President François Hollande’s state visit to Singapore in March 2017. Several of the joint research initiatives revolve around innovative energy solutions and sustainability technologies.

Additionally, NTU houses the CNRS International NTU Thales Research Alliance (CINTRA), a laboratory that brings together researchers from the French National Centre for Scientific Research, NTU and Thales—the French electronics giant and global leader in aerospace, space, defense, security and transportation industries, to work on nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.

“NTU has a strong legacy of ties with France, and our partnership with prestigious French universities and companies will only continue to deepen,” Lam said.


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Jeremy received his PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he studied the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer progression.

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