Professor SK Chou
Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS
Executive Director, Energy Studies Institute (ESI)
S.K. Chou obtained a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Singapore, and a D.E.A. and Doctor-Ingenieur from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers, Paris, under a French Government Scholarship.
He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, as a lecturer, in 1980, and is presently a Professor. He is jointly appointed to the NUS Energy Studies Institute as its Executive Director. From 1990 to 1992, he was seconded to the Science Council of Singapore and the National Science and Technology Board as Executive Director. In 1992, he helped establish the NUS Industry and Technology Relations Office (INTRO), where he was Director from 1992 to 2000. In 1995, he helped found the NUS Technology Holdings Pte Ltd (NUSH), a wholly-owned NUS company responsible for seeding new technology start-ups from university research and inventions. He held the position of Managing Director of NUSH from 1995 to 2001.
He was Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, from 1998 to 2003, and Vice-Dean (External and Industry Relations) of the Faculty of Engineering from 2003 to 2008.