Student Awards

Achievements and contributions by graduate students were recognised at the Graduate Student Townhall held on 5 October 2018.

Student Service Award

The Student Service Award was presented to members of the Graduate Student Association for the contributions they made to the graduate community.

Formed a year ago with the vision to build a platform for technically and socially competent leaders to serve the graduate community, these group of young leaders, together with the support of their sub-committee members, have spent time and effort to plan and execute a wide array of events that include the Grad BBQ, PhD Movie Screening and academic dialogue. They have also represented the graduate community and worked in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies to improve on different aspects of the graduate student life.


Best Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

The Best Teaching Assistant Execellence Award recognises deserving graduate students for the outstanding work done during their Teaching Assistantship.

  • Tan Chee How (EPD) 
  • Chuadhry Mujeeb Ahmed (ISTD) 
  • Barnabe Monnot (ESD)

University Best Dissertation Award

The University Best Dissertation Award selects exemplary thesis and research work that demonstrates extensive original research and has impactful contributions to their field.

  • Shijun Liang (EPD) - Thesis title: Electron Emission and Transport at Graphene-based Interface and Devices
  • Thomas Wortmann (ASD) - Thesis title: Efficient, Visual, and Interactive Architectural Design Optimization with Model-based Methods

Best Inter-disciplinary Innovation Award

The Inter-disciplinary Innovation Award selects thesis and research work that demonstrate new areas of knowledge application involving synergies between two or more disciplines.

  • George Chen Fengrong (EPD) - Thesis title: Integrated Optics Devices for Next Generation Communications and High Performance Computing

Design Practice Award

The Design Practice Award selects thesis and research work that demonstrate exceptional application of design concepts, methodology and innovation in solving the hypothesis/-es posed in the dissertation.

  • Thomas Wortmann (ASD)

Best Dissertation (Pillar) Award

  • Thomas Wortmann (ASD) - Thesis Title: Efficient, Visual, and Interactive Architectural Design Optimization with Model-based Methods
  • Shijun Liang (EPD) - Thesis Title: Electron Emission and Transport at Graphene-based Interface and Devices
  • Harald Bernhard (ESD) - Thesis Title: Large Deviations, Congested Queues, Large Games, and Congested Avenues
  • Yang Jie (ISTD) - Thesis Title: Deep Sequence Models for Lexical Analysis and Entity Detection

Best Master's Thesis (Pillar) Award

  • Yadunund Vijay (EPD) - Thesis Title: Advanced Manufacturing with Natural Materials
  • Gabriella Ricart (ESD) - Thesis Title: Urban Freight Trip Generation (FTG) analysis for Retail Malls in Singapore