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University Leadership

           As at 31 July 2016

        Senior Management Team

Prof Bertil Andersson                                       Prof Freddy Boey
President                                                   Provost
Appointed on 1 July 2011                                    Appointed on 1 July 2011

Prof Andersson first became Provost in 2007, where          Before becoming Provost, Prof Boey was Chair of NTU’s
he helped to strengthen NTU’s reputation as one of          School of Materials Science & Engineering from 2004 to
the fastest-growing research-intensive universities in      2010, leading its transformation into one of the world’s best
the world. He was installed as NTU’s third President        materials engineering institutions.
on 1 July 2011.
                                                            Prof Boey has a sterling record in moving his inventions
He was formerly President of Linköping University,          into commercial applications and has given the “made
Sweden, from 1999 to 2003, and the Chief Executive          in Singapore” label pride of place internationally. A pioneer
of the European Science Foundation from 2004 to             in the use of functional biomaterials for medical devices,
2007. At the helm of the European Science Foundation        he has developed over 110 patents and founded companies
in Strasbourg, France, his last post before joining         to commercialise his cardiovascular, ocular and surgical
NTU, he consolidated research efforts across 30             implants.
European countries.
                                                            Among his inventions is a surgical tissue retractor that has
A world-renowned plant biochemist with a longstanding       been sold in the US, Europe, Japan, Middle East and India.
association with the Nobel Foundation, where he had also    The flagship product of Prof Boey’s most recent company
chaired its Chemistry Committee, Prof Andersson has         is the world’s first sustained-release nano-based eye
pioneered research on the artificial leaf. He has authored  medication for the treatment of glaucoma.
more than 300 papers in basic photosynthesis with more
than 14,000 citations.                                      Prof Boey has published over 360 top journal papers
                                                            with a citation of 15,598 and an H-Index of 57. For his
He is the winner of the Wilhelm Exner Medal, awarded        distinguished contributions to Singapore’s science and
since 1921 to top global scientists and visionaries, and    engineering landscape and his role in nurturing research
has received more than 13 honorary doctorates.              talent, he was awarded the 2013 President’s Science
                                                            and Technology Medal. In 2016, he received the Public
In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Singapore           Administration Medal (Gold) from the Singapore government.
National Academy of Science for his distinguished           He also has a Faculty of Medicine Fellowship from Imperial
contributions to the development of science in Singapore    College London.
and for leading NTU to global distinction.

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