AsianScientist (Feb. 12, 2020) – Professor Su Guaning, president emeritus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, has been elected to the US’ National Academy of Engineering.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering, which has 2,309 US members and 281 international members, is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
The second president of NTU, serving from January 1, 2003 to June 30, 2011, Su was elected as a foreign member of the NAE for his contributions to regional security and defense, and for academic leadership. As president, Su led NTU’s transformation into an autonomous university.
Under his leadership, NTU’s academic offering was expanded through the establishment of three new schools—the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Art, Design and Media and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
Prior to his academic career, Prof Su had dedicated 30 years into enhancing Singapore’s defense capabilities, rising to the role of chief executive of the Defense Science & Technology Agency, Singapore.
Other academics from NTU to have been elected to the US’ National Academy of Engineering include NTU’s current president Professor Subra Suresh, NTU Distinguished Professor Gao Huajian and co-director of The Photonics Institute at NTU Professor Nikolay Zheludev.
Source: Nanyang Technological University.
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