Professor Tan Thiam Soon
President , Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Professor Tan Thiam Soon is the President of Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Prior to joining SIT, he was with National University of Singapore (NUS) for more than 26 years and was a Professor of Civil Engineering. His last appointment in NUS was the Vice-Provost for Education.

Professor Tan’s main research interests are in land reclamation, deep excavation, soil improvement and soil characterisation. In particular, he has played a leading role in the development of alternate fills for land reclamation purposes, such as the reuse of unwanted soils from underground construction activities.

Professor Tan is a registered Specialist Professional Engineer (Geotechnical) in Singapore. He is a member of the Board for Singapore Workforce Development Agency and a member of the SkillsFuture Council.