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NTU EEE Faculty Promotions and Appointments

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Kam Chan Hin and Professor Guan Yong Liang on their promotions!

Emeritus Professor Kam Chan Hin


Professor Guan Yong Liang

  • Congratulations to Professor Kam Chan Hin for being conferred the title of Emeritus Professor

  • Congratulations to Professor Guan Yong Liang on his appointment as Full Professor

Professor Kam Chan Hin joined NTU in 1984 and retired recently in July. At NTU, he has been Deputy Provost (Education), Senior Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education), Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education), and Chair/Dean of the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE). EEE is today ranked 6th globally by QS. Strong foundations for the School were laid during Professor Kam’s term as Chair. In the Provost’s Office, he played a pivotal role in key initiatives in NTU Education, including technology-enhanced learning, residential education and the Premier Scholars Programmes, amongst others. Professor Kam was a founding member of the Photonics Research Lab in 1994, which became the Photonics Research Centre in 2003. He has published more than 290 journal and conference papers and holds eight international patents in surface acoustic wave devices and sol‐gel photonics. 
Professor Kam’s contributions to education extend beyond NTU. He has served in various professional capacities, including on the University Engineering Advisory Committee of the University of Hong Kong and Temasek Polytechnic’s Board of Governors. He was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008 and Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Bar) in 2019. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineers Singapore and Institute of Physics Singapore. 

Professor Guan Yong Liang obtained his Bachelor of Engineering at the National University of Singapore and PhD degree from the Imperial College London. He joined NTU in 1997. He is currently the Co-Director of Continental-NTU Corporate Lab. He was also the Lab Head of the NTU-NXP Smart Mobility Lab. Professor Guan’s research focus are in the areas of coding and signal processing for communication systems and information storage systems. 

His research impact includes designing bound-approaching multi-antenna codes for mobile networks, developing patented technology to mitigate hidden-node problems in vehicle-to-vehicle communication networks, and pioneering error-protection codes for storing data reliably in DNA. He has published 225 top-tier journal papers and 3 books. Five of his papers are listed as top 1% highly-cited papers of their area by the Web of Science, demonstrating high impact of his research. He has been an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2012. Prof Guan has secured over $70 million research funding as Programme PI, Project PI and Co-I. He established the Continental-NTU Corp Lab, Schaeffler Hub for Advance Research at NTU, and NTU-NXP Intelligent Transport System Testbed. These achievements demonstrate Professor Guan’s strong leadership in promoting industry-university research collaboration in multi-disciplinary areas. He has 3 granted patents, one of which was licensed to NXP Semiconductors. ​​
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