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NUS Professor first to get IEEE double win

09 July 2012

Prof Tay (right) receiving his award from Prof Ricky Lee, President of IEEE CPMT Society
An NUS don has become the first in the world to clinch two prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awards in the same year.

Prof Andrew Tay of NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering is the first in the region to receive the 2012 IEEE CPMT Regional Contributions Award for the Asia and Pacific Region, which recognises his illustrious leadership and contribution to the growth and impact of Component, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) related programmes and activities.

He is also the first person from Singapore to win the 2012 IEEE CPMT Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his outstanding technical achievement in the fields encompassed by the CPMT Society.

Prof Tay said that receiving two major IEEE CPMT Awards in the same year is a "rare honour". He has been actively involved in IEEE, including serving as the General Chairman of the first and second IEEE Electronic Packaging Technology Conference in Singapore. He was also a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal for outstanding contributions to the CPMT Society.

IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology, with more than 400,000 members hailing from some 160 countries. The members include engineers, scientists and allied professionals whose technical interests lie in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines.