Deputy President (Technical Development)
Singapore Institute of Technology
Professor Loh Han Tong is the Deputy President (Technical Development) of Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Prior to this, Professor Loh was the university’s Deputy President (Academic) and Provost, and he was instrumental in steering the strategic development of SIT’s first degree programmes and the transformation of the overseas degree programmes into SIT-overseas partners’ joint programmes.
Professor Loh was a Colombo Plan Scholar, who graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Engineering from University of Adelaide, Australia in 1979. He went on to obtain his Masters of Engineering from NUS in 1985 and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America in 1989 under the NUS Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship.
Prior to joining SIT, Professor Loh spent over 30 years as an academic staff in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS). During his 30-year tenure with NUS, he held several academic leadership positions, including Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director of Education in the Design Technology Institute Limited and Director of Bachelor of Technology Programme (BTech Programme) in the Faculty of Engineering. He also has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Singapore MIT Alliance. Professor Loh’s research interest is in the area of product design through computer technologies. He has more than 80 publications in internationally refereed journals and has 2 patents to his name.
Professor Loh is active in community service. He was the Chairman of the Moulmein Watten Neighbourhood Committee, a member of the Moulmein Constituency Citizen Consultative Committee, Vice Chairman of Moulmein-Kallang GRC NC Task Force and part of the 1st PA NC Coordinating Council. For his outstanding service to the Moulmein Constituency, Professor Loh was awarded the Commendation Service Award in 2008 and the Merit Service Award by People’s Association in 2013.
Professor Loh has been appointed a Board Member of the Engineering Accreditation Board since 1 May 2016. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.
For his dedication to the educational sector, he was awarded the Pingat Bakti Setia (Long Service Award) by the Prime Minister’s Office in 2013. In recognition of his strong academic leadership at SIT, Professor Loh was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) on National Day 2018.