IET Singapore Network Main Committee List 2019

Mike Henry, BEng CEng MIET CMgr MCMI
Chair, IET Singapore Network 

Mike Henry is a Project Engineering Manager for Wood in Singapore, concentrating in the oil and gas engineering sector. He has lived and worked in Singapore since 2009, but spent 2 years overseas working on assignment in Vietnam and has recently returned to Singapore. Prior to 2009, Mike worked in the UK for Wood (legacy Foster Wheeler) in Reading, but spent various periods of time overseas on assignments in various locations.

He joined the IET as a student in 1997, while studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He holds a BEng (Hons.) degree, is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) through the IET and a Chartered Manager (CMgr) with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Mike is an active IET member and has previously held the positions of Honorary Secretary and Young Professionals Section (YPS) Chairman for the IET Singapore Network. He has also volunteered to become an IET Singapore Committee member during the 2017-2019 terms. He will be focused on Market Outreach in Singapore, with the intention to further raise the profile of the IET in Singapore, while also acting as YPS Council.

Jolyon Caplin, BSc MSc MIET
Immediate Past Chair, IET Singapore Network 2018/19

Jolyon Caplin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic, serving since 1988. Jolyon is returning as Chair of the Institution of Engineering Technology (Singapore Network) having also served as Chair for the 2012/13 session and in several other Committee positions since 2001. He joined the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) in 1978 as Student Member and has been Member since 1982. He has started and supported many initiatives in IET(SN) including the Faraday Lecture Asian Tours from 2005 to 2008 with an adjunct engineering exhibition in Singapore. His main drive is to develop youth interest and commitment to engineering.

Cavin Wang, DipEng BEng CEng MIET
Treasurer, IET Singapore

Mr Cavin Wang is currently serving the Infocomm Media Development Authority with function in coordination of spectrum resource with neighbouring countries, local infocomm ecosystem development, technology roadmaps and aligning plans and standards with ITU and APT. Cavin began his career since 1996 as mobile network consultancy for various mobile operators and vendors around the world with technologies in 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G and bridging the digital divide for fixed-mobile convergence, roaming aspects, connectivity and security. In 2016, Cavin had moved from consultancy function to a more regulative aspect in aligning the national move to 5G and beyond, in paving goals towards the smart nation initiative. Cavin Wang has been active within the IET Singapore network since 2014.
Cavin Wang has a Diploma in Electronics Engineering from Temasek Polytechnic, BEng in Mechatronics from University of Wolverhampton (UK).

Lim Meng Yong, DipEng BEng MSc EMBA CEng MIET FSIArb
Treasurer, IET Singapore Network 2017/18

Mr Lim Meng Yong is currently serving Cargotec as Senior Sales Manager with Business Line function of the crane segment for the region of APAC. Meng Yong began his career since 1996 as a project management profession for various heavy industries (construction (M&E), automation, port equipment and waste to energy plant). In 2010, Meng Yong had moved from the project execution function to the business aspect of the industry. Meng Yong has been active within in the IET Singapore network since 2005.
Meng Yong has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, BEng in Mechatronics from University of Wolverhampton (UK), MSc in Mechatronics from National University of Singapore and an EMBA from Temple University (US, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Meng Yong had also obtained his Graduate Certificate of International Arbitration from National University of Singapore and a fellow in Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).

Data Protection Officer, IET Singapore Network
Chair, IET YP Singapore 2016/2018

Eng Hwa is Chairman of the Young Professional Section (YPS) and Data Protection of the Singapore Network. He has been actively volunteering with the Singapore Network since 2013 starting as Committee Member and has successfully ran the inaugural Faraday Challenge on 15 Dec 15. The event was a huge success and a second run in collaboration with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore was successfully delivered on 21 May 16. He was also the organising chair for the network's 40th Anniversary Dinner on the 2 Dec 16.

"To inspire, inform and influence the engineering community" is the mission of the IET and Eng Hwa truly epitomises this by stepping up to lead amazing teams of volunteers to make engineering fun again by thinking out of the box and experimenting with various mode of running events to see which gathered the best feedback from members. He also attended the Community Volunteers Conference on 17 & 18 Jun 16 where he shared the best practices of the Singapore Network and learnt the best practices of the other networks.

Eng Hwa received his Executive Masters in Business Administration from Tsinghua University and INSEAD and his BEng(First Class Honors) in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technology University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional. Eng Hwa started his career in the Military where he was a Company Commander before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey as a Co-Founder of an Internet of Things (IoT) startup. Eng Hwa is currently a Manager in ST Kinetics.

Andrew Keong Ng, DipEng BEng PhD CEng MIET MIES SMIEE
Associate Professor Affiliation: Engineering Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology
Committee Member, LifeSkills Trainer of IET Singapore Network

Dr. Andrew Ng is an Associate Professor with Singapore Institute of Technology. He is the Deputy Programme Director of the BEng (Honours) and MEngTech in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land), which focuses on railway engineering and total preventive maintenance. He is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and serves on the committees of various local and international professional engineering institutions, such as IEEE, IET, IES, and IRSE. Dr Ng is also a Principal Investigator of several grants amounting to more than half a million. He holds one international patent and has more than 20 publications as both first and corresponding author. His research and development innovations have also bagged him several prestigious awards, such as Young Investigator Award and National Instrument Editor's Choice Engineering Impact Award. Furthermore, Dr Ng has been frequently quoted and interviewed by news media on railway transportation issues and current affairs.

Robert Cooke BEng CEng MIET CEng(S'pore) Sr.MIES MIRSE
Committee Member, IET Singapore Network 2016/2018

Robert Cooke is Deputy Chief Specialist (Signalling) at the Land Transport Authority. He has been serving as a committee member since 2016. He joined the institution in the mid 80s whilst studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Huddersfield. He has a particular interest in rail transport specialising in communication based train control and interlocking systems for high performance metro systems, He has worked for London Underground, Westinghouse Rail Systems (now Siemens) prior to joining the LTA in 2012 in a career of 27 years. A key part of his role is the development of young signal engineers and working with Institutes of Higher Learning on projects to encourage young graduates to explore careers in the field of modern metro systems.

Morgan Bonici, BEng MSc(Eng) MIET
Assistant Hon Sec, LifeSkills Trainer of IET Singapore Network 

Morgan Bonici is Programme Manager at Qioptiq Singapore (Excelitas). He has been working for eight years in the optical engineering field first as mechanical design engineer and then moving to Singapore in 2014 as a quality engineer. He has now joined the business team handling and troubleshooting programs for major customers.

Morgan has been an active volunteer in the IET Singapore Network since 2016 helping out with the PATW and the On-Campus groups in Singapore. He is also an IET Lifeskills Trainer and was assistant editor the the IET Singapore Network 40th Anniversary magazine.

Morgan holds an MSc(Eng) in Materials Engineering and a BEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool.

Tan Teck Lee, PEng MIET SMIEEE
Power and Energy Section Chair, LifeSkills Trainer of IET Singapore Network

Tan Teck Lee is a Professional Engineer registered in Singapore. He has conducted training and consultancy in China, India, South Africa and the Middle East. He is currently a Deputy Director in SP Group.

Teck Lee graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, and was awarded the prestigious Medal and Prize as the institution's most distinguished engineering graduate. He was awarded the Outstanding Engineer Award from IEEE Power and Energy Society in 2000 and 2009.

Teck Lee believes that there are exciting opportunities in turning the country's vision of smart nation into reality and will direct his attention to the development of next generations of young engineers.

Tjai Cheong-Shin, BEng(Hons), MSc, CEng, MIET
Committee Member, IET Singapore Network

Tjai is with over 30 years of professional experiences in quality, environmental, safety, productivity, engineering, consulting, training, assessment and organisational development for both the private and public sectors. He joined the Institution of Production Engineers (IProdE, later IMfgE) as an Incorporate Engineer in 1988 and has been through the merger of IEE and IMfgE till the current Institution of Engineering Technology (IET). He has been a Chartered Engineer since 1996. His is passionate for the on going development of interest to engineering and technologies.

Tjai has a BEng (1st class Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering & Management from the University of Strathclyde and an MSc in Quality Management from University of Portsmouth. He was a Chartered Quality Professional from Chartered Quality Institute 2008-2013 and has been a Registered Lead Auditor with International Register of Certificated Auditors, UK since 1994.

Manoj C. Abeysundara MIET
Committee Member, IET Singapore Network 2016/18

Manoj is a Lead Hydraulic engineer for Bumi Armada Singapore PTE LTD attached to the turret engineering group. Prior to that he worked as Senior Technical Manager to Norr Systems PTE LTD Singapore.

Manoj have over 27 years of work experience in technical and engineering field with a blend of Project Management Experience. Over the past 8 years worked in Oil & Gas Marine, Offshore Engineering companies in Singapore as a key player in Engineering & Design field. Successfully handled the following Portfolios in Oil and Gas such as Senior Technical Manager, Software Manager, Lead Hydraulic engineer, Design engineer as well as in Industrial sector such as Production Manager, Service Engineer, Electrical Engineer in reputed Engineering Companies.

Specialized in project management, on time delivery & work within the budget. Very good in project development from the concept design level to the execution level for the classification society requirements as well as client satisfaction in the field of Electrical, Automation and Hydraulic & pneumatic in Major industries as well as marine Oil & Gas industry.

He joined the IET as a student in 1992, while studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering for Engineering Council Examination in Sri Lanka. Then become member in 1996. He continues the membership and join the Singapore network since 2008. He has also volunteered to become an IET Singapore Committee member during the 2016-2018 terms.

Amit Gupta BEng PhD CEng FIET MIET
Committee Member, IET Singapore Network 2017/2019

Amit Gupta holds a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS). During 2000-12, he worked for Bechtel Corporation, Samsung Heavy Industries, Delphi Automotive Systems and Vestas Wind Systems. Since August 2012, he has been Chief of Rolls-Royce Electrical (RRE) at Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd. He is Director of the Electrical Programme at Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate lab.

To date he has been granted 23 patents and filed another 24 patents. He has also published more than 100 papers in international conferences and journals. He is an Adjunct Professor with ECE, NUS and EEE, NTU. He holds a six sigma Green Belt Certificate from Delphi Automotive Systems and trained in six sigma Black Belt techniques through Vestas Wind Systems.

He received 2016 IEEE R10 Industry-Academia collaboration award for developing world class electrical R&T lab EPSIL@N. He was runner up in 2015 Rolls-Royce Engineering & Technology (E&T) Technical Awards. He is a recipient of Vestas Innovation excellence award for being top 5 innovators of Vestas Global Research. He is a recipient of the Prize paper from the IEEE Industrial Applications Society%u2019s (IAS) - Industrial Power Converter Committee (IPCC) for 2005.
He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transitions on Power Electronics and plays an active role in organizing electrical power engineering conferences in Asia. He is Fellow of the IET and a Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council UK, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Richard K T Fong, BEng MSc CEng FIET FIES
International Professional Registration Advisor
Past Chair, IET Singapore Network 2008/09

Served as IET Membership and Regions Board Member, IET Council, IET Volunteer Enhancement Board Member

Cheng Chia Loon, BEng MSc Candidate MIET
YP Rep, Communities Committee - Asia Pacific (CC-AP) & YPCC 2016/19
Immediate Past Chair, YP Singapore 2016/18

Cheng Chia Loon received his B.Eng(Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering in year 2011. He is a Senior Research Engineer at Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory of Cyber-Physical Systems, his specializations are Industry 4.0, Industrial Robots and Research & Development. Currently he is pursuing his part-time master program at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

He is an active volunteer in IET Singapore Network. Currently he is the Young Professionals Representative of Communities Committee - Asia Pacific (CC-AP) and represents CC-AP as Board Member of YPCC (2016/19). He was a recipient of IET Paul Fletcher Award 2016.

Besides, he is a badminton fan and part time traveler.

Lye Yit Tho, MIET
Committee Member, IET Singapore Network 2018/2019

This gives me tremendous confidence moving forward and I am certain, if we all work
Mr Lye Yit Tho is currently serving the Microsoft Operations Pte Ltd as the Senior Electrical Engineer. He is part of the Cloud Infrastructure and Operations team responsible in delivering the data center portfolio in the Asia Pacific region. Lye Yit began his career since 1997 as the assistant engineer in a Turnkey Contractor firm involved in the construction of semiconductor manufacturing plant and hospital. In 2006, Lye Yit had moved into the consultancy, project management and operation of data centers. Lye Yit Tho has been active within the IET Singapore network since 2017.
Lye Yit Thohas a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Oklahoma (US).

Blog IET Singapore Network 11/04/2019 2:24pm BST

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