Outstanding Science Alumni Award 2014

GOH Suat Hong
BSc 1964, DSc 1993
Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Science, NUS

Emeritus Professor Goh Suat Hong received his MSc and PhD in polymer science from the University of Akron, USA. He started his academic career as a lecturer at Nanyang University in 1966, and retired as a professor in 2008. Following his retirement, he was conferred an emeritus professorship. His dedication and excellence in teaching has won him many teaching awards. He was placed on both the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Honour Roll and the Annual Teaching Excellence Award Honour Roll in 2007.

Emeritus Professor Goh’s research on polymer blends, polymer nanocomposites and biomaterials has led to the publication of 310 papers and 8 book chapters. He is a co-inventor of four patents. His research achievements have been recognized by a number of awards including National Science Award in 1997, ASEAN Committee of Science and Technology Achievement Award in 1998, NUS Staff Achievement Award in 1998, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies Citation Award in 2003, Outstanding Alumni Award (from the Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, USA) in 2007, and Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award (from Nanyang Technological University) in 2009.

Emeritus Professor Goh served the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry as council member (1977-1979, 1986-1988) and honorary secretary (1982-1986), and the Singapore National Academy of Sciences as council member (1982-1986). He received the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Service Award in 1994.

“Learn extensively, inquire thoroughly, think carefully, discern clearly, and implement wholeheartedly.” ~ From Doctrine of the Mean

In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions, we honour Emeritus Professor Goh Suat Hong with the 2014 Outstanding Science Alumnus Award.