World Future Foundation Ph.D. Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research 2013

World Future Foundation PhD Prize Ceremony 10 July 2014: NUS winners with the WFF board committee and Deputy Provosts from NUS and NTU. Photo from NUS News Highlights.

A very happy piece of news! My PhD dissertation: “Giant clams (subfamily Tridacninae) of Singapore: Past, Present, and Future” has recently been recognised and awarded the highest-valued PhD Prize on 10 July 2014 (Thursday). 😀

The World Future Foundation (WFF) was first set up in 2008 by a group of public-spirited Chinese entrepreneurs and professionals that came together to initially form a global focused platform. WFF became the first philanthropic foundation in Singapore founded and funded by entrepreneurs from mainland China. Together with their partners, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, they set up this PhD prize to recognise, groom and develop future research leaders in the field of environmental sustainability. My heartiest congratulations to my fellow NUS colleagues on winning this prize (see NUS News Highlights).

I am very immensely honoured to have been chosen amongst the many excellent candidates within NUS. This prize not only recognises the value of my research, it also gives me the motivation and inspiration to pursue in this field. Words of thanks are also not enough to express my immense gratitude to each and everyone who has had a role in making my PhD come true. Of course, not forgetting my supervisor, Dr. Peter Alan Todd (Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore) for his guidance, support, listening ear, collaboration, and friendship. 🙂

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NUS News – Highlights
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The Straits Times, 12 July 2014, Home, pB9

The Straits Times, 12 July 2014, Home, pB9