Professor Loh Han Tong

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, Prof 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 joint programmes with overseas university partners. 

Prof Loh was a Colombo Plan Scholar, who graduated with First Class Honours in BEng from University of Adelaide, Australia in 1979. He went on to obtain his MEng from National University of Singapore (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, Prof Loh spent over 30 years as an academic staff in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the 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 was also a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Singapore MIT Alliance. Prof 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 two patents to his name.

Prof 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 first People’s Association (PA) Neighbourhood Committee Coordinating Council. For his outstanding service to the Moulmein Constituency, Prof Loh was awarded the Commendation Service Award in 2008 and the Merit Service Award by  PA in 2013. 

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, Prof Loh was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) on National Day 2018. 

Professor Loh Han Tong