1. Awarded IBM Faculty Award 2008 for his project on Fabrication, Characterization and Performance of Thin film Si Photovoltaic (PV) cells.
2. Awaded the INSIC 2008 Distinguished Contribution Award. INSIC (Information Storage Industry Consortium) recognises his contribution to tribology and head-disk interface research for the INSIC EHDR Research Program in advanced hard disk storage technology. He is the only individual to have twice been awarded the INSIC Leadership Award (in 1998 and 2003). Click here for more details.
1. Conferred the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) Fellowships on 24 November 2011.
2. National Day Award 2010 - Long Service Medal
3. S'porean elected as head of top US maths institute.
(Source: The Straits Time, 16 Oct 2003).
4. Doing Asia Proud
(Source: NUS Knowledge Enterprise, Oct 2003)
5. Elected as the 69th President of Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the first person in East Asia and the only ethnic Chinese chosen to head the US-based scholarly society.
6. Mentioned in the Straits Times, April 30, 2005, received the French government decoration for services to education. Received the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques.
1. Awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award (Team Award) at NUS University Awards 2005.
2. Received an outstanding achievement award, for a paper, "Regualtion of the Na+/H+ exchanger, NHE-1 gene expression: a new target for the management of tumor cells resistance to anticancer treatment" presented at the 9th World congress on Advances in Oncology and 7th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine. Paper was selected out of 429 papers presented.
1. Outstanding NUS Innovator & Enterprise Award (2012).
2. Provost Term Chair Professorship (Jul 2009-Jun 2012).
3. Faculty of Science (NUS) “Outstanding Scientist Award” (2008).
4. National University of Singapore “Outstanding Researcher Award” (2001).
5. Far Eastern Economic Review Innovations Award (2000).
6. National Science and Technology Award (1995)
7. 1995: National Science & Technology Award, Singapore ("Outstanding Contribution to Genetic Engineering”).
8. 2000: Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER) Innovations Award.
9. 2005: Published impactful research findings in EMBO J.
10. 2006: Published impactful research findings in PNAS.
11. 2007: Published research findings in EMBO J and Nature Immunology.
12. 2009: Co-author for the research article "Local Inflammation Induces Complement Crosstalk Which Amplifies the Antimicrobial Response" which is published in PLOS Pathogens Journal in January 2009.
13. 2009: NUS Faculty of Science Provost's Chair Professorship from 1 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2013.
1. Invited as Visiting Professor at National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan (2008).
2. Elected as Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford University, UK (2006).
3. Won Young Researcher Award, NUS University Awards (2004).
2009: NUS Faculty of Science Provost's Chair Professorship from 1 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2013.
Awarded the Young Researcher Award at NUS University Awards 2011.
1. Lifetime Achievement Award received from Singapore Neuroscience Association (SNA) on 17 April 2014.
2. University Awards 2012 - Outstanding Researcher Award.
3. National Day Award 2010 - Public Administration Medal (Silver).
4. Ranked number 1 in Free Radical Research's citation.
5. Paper " Does supplemental vitamin C increase cardiovascular disease risk in women with diabetes?" (Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 80: 1194-1200; Nov 2004) jointly with University of Iowa, research partly supported by BMRC was selected by NIH as one of the 25 "Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research" for 2004 (available here) covered in Netwatch (Science Nov 4 2005,p753).
1. Awarded the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Awards 2007/2008.
2. Appointed as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IFAC Mechatronics Journal from 1 Oct 2008.
3. Best Paper Award in Automation in IEEE ICMA 2009.
4. The ASCC 2009 Best Application Paper Award for "Design and Implementation of Robust Automatic Flight Control System for a Small-Scale UAV Helicopter".
5. Prof Lee is invited by POSTECH (a new Korean university established in 1986 dedicated to Science and Technology) to take up a Korean equivalent of Temasek Professorship. He will spend 2 months each year (for the next 3 years) to help them establish a world-class programme in “Precision Control”.
Click here to read his research seminar on "Direct Adaptive NN Control of MIMO Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems using Discrete Nussbaum Gain".
1. Winner, IDTechEx Launchpad, Berlin, Germany, 2017.
2. NUSS Professor, 2017 - present.
3. International Precision Medicine Conference (IPMC) Prize 2017.
4. Winner, Modern Aging Singapore 2016.
ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2016.
6. Elected Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2016 – present.
7. JT Award, TechPlanter Singapore, 2016.
8. IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, 2016.
10. Elected Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, USA, 2016 - present.
11. Elected Fellow, Academy of Engineering, Singapore, 2015 - present.
12. Elected Council Member, World Council of Biomechanics, 2010 - present
13. Vladimir K. Zworykin Award, International Federation for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2015
14. TIE50 Award, TIEcon 2014.
15. APSselect Paper (American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology), April 2014.
16. Students’ Design Gold Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, Singapore – 8th Scientific Meeting 2014.
17. Outstanding Researcher Award, NUS University Awards, 2014.
18. Outstanding Innovator Award, NUS Innovation and Enterprise Awards 2014.
19. Singapore Business Review Hottest Startup to Watch in 2014.
20. TechVenture Most Disruptive Technology Award 2012.
21. Gold, Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award 2012.
22. Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award 2012.
23. Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Audience’s Choice Award 2012.
24. First Prize, Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2012.
25. InnovFest Promising Startup Award 2012.
26. HFSP Collaborative Research Grant Award 2012.
27. NGS Excellent Mentoring Award 2011/2012.
28. NUS Faculty of Engineering Research Award 2011.
29. President's Technology Award 2011.
30. IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, 2010.
1. 2017 Star Award (A*STAR)
2. 2017 Public Service Award Health (MOH)
3. 2015 Appointed expert RAPIDD program US Department of Homeland Security and Fogarty, NIH, Cambridge UK
4. 2014 Appointed advisor to WHO SEARO and WPRO meeting on influenza surveillance, Jakarta
5. 2013 Appointed expert RAPIDD program US Department of Homeland Security and Fogarty, NIH, Atlanta US
6. 2011 Appointed expert to National Public Health Laboratory, Ministry of Health, Singapore
2. Honorary Professor, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (12 Nov 2012).Presented by Prof Chen Zhongji citing his ongoing significant research collaboration with BUAA.
3. Honorary Professor, Tianjin University (16 Nov 2012). Presented by the Vice-President Prof Zhong Denghua.
4. Engineering Research Leadership Award (30 Nov 2012) – Faculty of Engineering NUS For overall leadership in engineering research, presented yearly to a single recipient in the Faculty of Engineering
5. Elected as President of International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) with effect from 1 September 2011. He is the first Singaporean and ethnic Chinese in the world to hold the position in the 60 years of history of CIRP since its establishment in 1951.
6. Elected as Vice-President (Elect) of International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) from August 2010 and President from August 2011.
7. National Day Award 2010 - Long Service Medal
1. Best Paper Award, 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2011).
2. Elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2008 – 2010).
3. Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing in May 2007 and re-appointed in April 2010 for a second term.
4. Recipient of the Singapore Defence Technology Prize (Team R&D Award) in 2007.
1. Conferred a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering on 25th August 2012. She is the 4th female in the world and the 1st in Asia to receive the award.
2. Awarded the 2009 Emerging Leaders Award in Academia for demonstrated leadership in academia, groundbreaking research in manufacturing engineering by the US Society for Women Engineers on 16 October 2009.
1. Awarded the NUS Young Researcher Award in 2009.
(Source: Nature, Vol 427, 29 January 2004).
3. Ex-Yale don to pioneer lipids work here
(Source: The Straits Times, February 10, 2004).