Huang Hsing Hua
Singapore National Institute of Chemistry
Emeritus Professor HUANG Hsing Hua is renowned for his research in the field of physical organic chemistry and spectroscopy, and his career is as distinguished as the awards he has won: the Queen's Scholarship, the University Council Fellowship tenable at the University of Cambridge, the Gold Medal for Public Administration, the NSTB Science Award among them. He has published over 140 papers in refereed international journals and he has supervised some 9 PhD students and 21 MSc students, among them another fellow recipient of this award, Dr YEO Ning Hong. He was a graduate of University of Malaya (B.Sc. (Hon)) and University of Oxford (DPhil/ PhD). Professor HUANG started scholarships for 'O' and 'A' level pupils to encourage and reward achievements in the subject. He also played an active role in the affairs of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS), in which he served as President from 1985 to 1987. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the National University of Singapore from 1981 to 1994, he worked with Professor LIM Pin to oversee a sharp rise in student enrollment, in research activity and funding, as well as an increase in the number of staff. He was a driving force in the promotion of multidisciplinary research and the setting up of such centres.
analytical chemistry, drugs, toxicology, health science, radiation science, and forensic science.