Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, PhD, FREng

Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, PhD, FREng

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS is ranked as number 1 in Asia, and among the top 20 universities in the world. He has over 15 years of senior academic leadership experience. This includes University Vice-President (Research Strategy); Dean of Faculty of Engineering; Director of NUS Enterprise; Director of NUS Industry Liaison Office; Director of NUSBioengineering; Director of NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative, NUSNNI. As a founding Chairman he championed the establishment ~ $120 million Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, SERIS. $100 million Global Water Center by GE was established under his watch as the Dean of Engineering. He co-founded the Global Engineering Deans Council ( while serving as the Vice-President of International Federation of Engineering Educator Societies (IFEES). He authored the book The Changing Face of Innovation. He advices international organizations, governments, corporations and universities around the world. He is a member of World Economic Forum’s committee on Future of Production-Sustainability. He chairs the Circular Economy Taskforce as well as the Research Bench Marking task force.
He received PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and The General Management Training from the Harvard University, USA. He is an elected International Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, UK; Academy of Engineering, Singapore; National Academy of Engineering, India; ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology; ISTE, India; Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES); American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS); ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME); American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE); IMechE and IoM3, UK; International Union of Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE).
He is a Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science ( Thomson Reuters identified him among the World’s most influential scientific minds. A European study placed him among the only 2,610 researchers in the history of scientific research with H index over 100 ( He co-authored over 1,000 international journal papers which received ~82,000 citations and 133 H-index. His innovations have been translated into marketed products and start-up companies.
He received numerous recognitions which include IFEES President award- Global Visionary (; GEDC Ambassador (; ASEAN Outstanding Engineer Award; IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award; IITM Distinguished Alumni Award; NUS Outstanding Researcher Award; CPS Biomaterials Award; Cambridge Nehru Fellowship, and LKY Fellowship, Singapore. He is an Editor of Elsevier J Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, and an editorial board member of NATURE Scientific Reports.

Plenary Panel P2 – International Collaborations for Peace Engineering

Peace engineering is a global quest for educating a new generation of engineers to address problems of everyday living using their technical expertise with care and sensitivity to local conditions. What should be the body of knowledge of engineers interested in working in a global and multi-cultural world?  How do we encourage students to work […]