14 April 2010
For the second year running, IME receives The Outstanding Publications (TOP) Award and Most Income Derived from Additional Sources (MIDAS) Award from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The annual award ceremony, held at Biopolis on 14 April 2010, recognises and celebrates the achievements by the Research Institutes (RIs) and individuals in the A*STAR family.
IME shines among the Institutes under the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) in winning the TOP Award, which recognises the Institute for the highest number of quality publications per researcher, and jointly win the MIDAS Award with SIMTech to be the leading Institutes which have attracted the most industry funding through its research collaborations.
In addition, IME's NanoElectronics team of the NanoElectronics and Photonics Program bags The Award for Leading, Educating & Nurturing Talent (TALENT). The team, led by Dr. Navab Singh, is recognised for its excellence in providing good leadership and a conducive environment for nurturing young scientists towards research excellence. The team has successfully trained a number of PhD students and young researchers to achieve independence and leadership through its systematic training and mentorship programs. The team has provided a conducive environment in training and encouraging young researchers to ask questions and challenge the status quo to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Strong industry links and international collaborations with world renowned universities also gave excellent exposure to the NanoElectronics team attachments students.
For individuals, Dr. Selin Teo Hwee Gee, Senior Research Engineer of IME, excels from her peers by receiving the Go-the-Extra-Mile-for-Service (GEMS) award which recognises her consistent delivery of excellent service quality that has gone beyond her call of duty. Selin exemplifies A*STAR corporate values and is a role model in her performance, attitude and working relationships.