The College of Science is proud to announce that 12 students from CoS have been recognised at the 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards, with 2 Regional Winners and 10 Highly Commended entrants. Read more
Our warmest congratulations to Professor Kerry Sieh, who has been awarded Professor Emeritus status! In a Professor Installation Ceremony that took place before the NTU President’s State of the University Address on 15 September, four retired NTU Professors, of which two are from the CoS, were conferred this honour. Professor Kerry Sieh retired after ten years as director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) in January this year. Read more
Every year in CoS, dozens of PhD students defend their thesis and earn their doctorate, the highest university degree. In this series, we catch up with some new doctors to find out about their experience of doing a PhD in CoS, what made them embark on the intense four year journey and what plans they have for the future. Next up, we have Dr Stephen Pansino, a Research Fellow with the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS). Read more
Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Deepa Mele Veedu, recipient of the Graduate College Research Excellence Award (AY 2019-2020). Dr. Veedu received the award in recognition of outstanding research achievements during her Ph. D. candidature with ASE/EOS.
They PhDid it: Every year in CoS, dozens of PhD students defend their thesis and earn their doctorate, the highest university degree. In this series, we catch up with some new doctors to find out about their experience of doing a PhD in CoS, what made them embark on the intense four year journey and what plans they have for the future. First up is volcano researcher Dr Weiran (Alex) Li from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS). Read more
Although the impacts of climate-related coral bleaching are well documented, knowledge of how sea level rise will influence reefs is limited. Global sea level rise (SLR) will present a major threat to turbid coral reefs, located in shallow coastal waters, by increasing the depth of water covering them, and reducing the amount of sunlight available on the seafloor. This will change the amount of habitat available for certain corals to grow, shows a new study led by ASE Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and AXA Research Fellow Dr Kyle Morgan published last week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
A recent publication in Science, co-authored by ASE chair/EOS PI Prof Benjamin Horton, shows that vast areas of mangroves are under threat from sea level rise, which may cause the mangroves to drown by 2050 unless we curb climate change by cutting carbon emissions. The study surveyed 78 sites in the tropics and subtropics around the globe, using paleorecords of mangrove growth and sea level rise to predict the future of these ecologically and economically important ecosystems. Read more
Yeo Kai Qing Joanne from NTU Asian School of the Environment represented Singapore at the 2nd Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders. Held at the United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok, Thailand, the conference gathered 500 young leaders from different parts of the world and gave them an understanding and broader perspective of peace. Joanne generously shares with us her takeaways from the summit. Read more
The SouthEast Asia SEA-level program, led by Prof Benjamin Horton, sets out to produce world class interdisciplinary sea-level science focused on Southeast Asia and framed to promote resilient coastal cities and communities in Singapore and the surrounding region. An important goal of the program is to train a home-grown scientific community that can respond to Singapore and Southeast Asia’s need for future sea-level projections and their interpretation, that is both the scientific basis and its translation into policy. Read more
Time scales of volcanic processes leading up to a volcanic eruption is a key part of the puzzle to predict volcanic eruptions, and this is the special interest of ASE Assoc Prof and EOS Interim Director Fidel Costa. In a recent article in Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, he outlines the technique of diffusion chronometry, where volcanic crystals are used as time capsules that, for those who know how to read them, can reveal the time scale of underground magmatic processes of a volcano. Read more