Date: 26th August 2014
Venue : MRC, Library
Time : 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Abstract: A short introduction to Singapore and the National University of Singapore will be given, followed by information of the Faculty of Engineering and its Master of Science, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy programmes, including the NUS-IITM Joint PhD programme. Some description on the research areas undertaken by the engineering departments as the application information for graduate studies are presented. An estimate of the cost of studying and living in Singapore as well as available scholarships will be laid out to help interested applicants made an informed decision whether to study at the National University of Singapore. This session also facilitates clarification of any doubts and feedback are welcome.
Short Biodata: Professor QUEK Ser-Tong is currently Vice Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Monash University in 1979, Master of Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and completed his Ph.D. in 1986 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, before returning to NUS to resume his academic career. From 1980 to 1982, he works as an Engineer at the Ministry of Defence, Singapore. His research encompasses structural health monitoring, structural reliability and mechanics and innovative structural composites. He has published more than 150 international journal papers. He was a recipient of Institution of Engineers Singapore KYD Gin Prestigious Publication Award and Defense Technology Prize for Research in 1990 and 2006, respectively. Previously he held various positions in NUS including Head of the Structural Engineering Division, Deputy Head of Civil Engineering Department, Director of Research, Materials, Minerals and Metals Technology Centre, and Director of Global Engineering Program.