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Dr.Yeoh Lean Weng Director

Urban Solutions and Sustainability, National Research Foundation

YEOH Lean Weng is Director of Urban Solutions and Sustainability, National Research Foundation. Lean Weng is responsible for developing R&D strategy and management of Singapore’s national R&D programmes in urban solutions covering energy, water and land & livability sectors to meet national needs. He is responsible for developing and strengthening Singapore’s R&D capabilities and to foster innovation to meet Singapore’s long-term energy, water and environmental challenges.

Lean Weng received Bachelor (with Honours) and MSc degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1983 and 1987 respectively. He further obtained two Masters (with distinction) in 1990 and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard University in 2003.

Lean Weng is active in the Singapore engineering professional and academic circles. He is President of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES); Dy Chairman of IES Chartered Engineer Board (Systems Engineering); Executive Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Council on Systems Engineering; President of the INCOSE Singapore Chapter from 2009 to 2011, Deputy President of IES from 2017 to 2018 and Vice President of IES from 2014 to 2017. He has co-authored numerous professional publications. He is a Fellow of INCOSE, the first fellow in Singapore. He is concurrently an adjunct professor of NUS. He is a member of the Management Board for Cooling Energy Science & Technology (CoolestSG) Consortium, Singapore Membrane Consortium (SG-MEM) Steering Committee, PUB Water Technology Advisory Panel (WTAP), NTU-Surbana Jurong Corporate Lab Governing Board, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore Supervisory Board, NTU Eco-campus Management Board, Energy Research Institute @ NTU Management Board, Environment Technology Research Programme Technology Board, TUM CREATE Consultative Committee, Management Board, Energy Studies Institute, Governing Board for the Earth Observatory of Singapore and EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy @ NTU Management Committee.

Lean Weng is a recipient of the Singapore Public Administration Medal in 2001 (Bronze) and 2008 (Silver). He was conferred the Defence Technology Prize in 1992, 2004 and 2007, the last of which was an individual award for C4I development, large scale systems engineering and technology leadership.