Emeritus Professor Kiang Ai Kim was Head of the Department of Chemistry at Nanyang University from 1975-1980, before Nanyang University merged with the University of Singapore to form the National University of Singapore. Professor Kiang had, sadly, passed away in 2009 at age 93.
To honour Professor Kiang, who had contributed so much to Chemistry and education in Singapore and could be considered as the “father of chemistry” in modern Singapore, the Emeritus Professor Kiang Ai Kim Endowment Fund was set up at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, NTU in 2005.
The proceeds from the Fund will be used for undergraduate bursaries and scholarships, travel awards for graduate students, medals and book prizes.
Professor Kiang said that he went through university supported by various scholarships too and felt that it was a good way to encourage more talent to pursue the path of science and technology so vital to our nation’s leadership and competitiveness.
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences would like to express its deep, heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all donors for their generous support and contribution to the Emeritus Professor Kiang Ai Kim Endowment Fund!