In July 2015, renowned chemist, Professor Steven L Bernasek, will join Yale-NUS College as the new Science Divisional Director.
“I am very excited to be joining Yale-NUS, and honoured to be able to have a role in developing the Division of Science faculty and curriculum,” said Professor Bernasek of his appointment.
He added: “I hope to help to develop an excellent faculty, dedicated to the ideal of education in the liberal arts and sciences.”
The inaugural Science Divisional Director, Associate Professor Kang Hway Chuan, will step down after a two-year term, during which he was instrumental in setting up the Science division.
“I would like to thank Hway Chuan for his two and a half years of service as Divisional Director in Science,” said Yale-NUS President Pericles Lewis. “Hway Chuan has led us through a time of growth, as we have developed the faculty in science, outfitted our first research labs, designed important courses in the Common Curriculum, and planned for our majors.”
Professor Kang will pass the torch to Professor Bernasek in the new academic year to continue developing the Science division at Yale-NUS.