Ramakrishna Seeram

2015 Global Visionary


Seeram (12) (2)Professor PE Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng,
is an Op-ed writer and speaker on tertiary engineering education and innovation trends at the meetings facilitated by United Nations Academic Impact, World Bank, OECD, EU, Governments, and universities around the world. Over the past 15 years he has been serving the global engineering community in various capacities which includes Founding Chair of Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC); Vice-President of International Federation of Engineering Educator Societies (IFEES); and Board Member of Asia Society for Innovation & Policy (ASIP). He authored the book The Changing Face of Innovation. He conducts workshops on ‘global attributes of graduates’.

Thomson Reuters identified him among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. He is a Highly Cited Researcher (www.highlycited.com). A European Commission study places him among the top four researchers of Singapore. He authored 6 books, and ~ 700 international journal papers which attracted ~ 45,000 citations and ~ 100 H-index. He received PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK and the general management training from the Harvard University, USA. He received numerous recognitions from around the world which include IFEES President’s Award–Global Visionary; ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award; IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award; China Changjiang Scholar and Guongdong Leading Talent; India Nehru Fellowship and Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, LKY Fellowship. He is an elected International Fellow of major professional societies and academies of Singapore, India, UK and USA. His university leadership includes National University of Singapore (NUS) Vice-President (Research Strategy), Director of NUS Enterprise, and Dean of Faculty of Engineering.