Professor Chong Tow Chong

Provost (provost@sutd.edu.sg)

Tow Chong has a 15 year career in A*STAR as Executive Director of the Science and Engineering Research Council and Data Storage Institute and spearheaded the research agenda in transforming Singapore into a knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy. He also has a 30 year academic career with the National University Singapore as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering pioneering research in advanced photonic materials and the next generation non-volatile memory. He authored and co-authored more than 700 peer-reviews papers with more than 5000 citations and holds 23 patents. A President Scholar, Tow Chong obtained his undergraduate degree in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and has a Master of Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology