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Message from the Chair


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). We are home to the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Division of Earth Sciences, Division of Mathematical Sciences, and Division of Physics and Applied Physics. With almost 100 faculty members, 350 graduate students, and more than 2000 undergraduate students, SPMS provides a world class research and education environment spanning classical and contemporary areas of the physical and mathematical sciences.

SPMS at NTU is unique in that it is a truly interdisciplinary school. Most members of our remarkable faculty cross two or more domains. For example, we have chemists creating new materials, mathematicians making impact in computer science, and physicists working in financial engineering.

SPMS faculty is devoted to advancing scientific knowledge through research and education. We are beginning to build a reputation on our research achievements and are leveraging on that base to continue to address scientific problems of major societal concerns, such as those exemplified by the Peaks of Excellence of Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, and New Media in the NTU 2015 five-year strategic plan.

SPMS' degree programs are also known for the quality of its graduates. Our students have gained admission to top graduate schools around the world, including Harvard, London School of Economics, UC Berkeley, University College London. Many are also recruited by marquee employers such as Bloomberg, BP, Citibank, GlaxoSmithKline, and Singapore Airlines.

I invite you to visit this wonderful ecosystem of research and education in SPMS.

Yeow Meng Chee
Professor and Chair
January 2011​​​​​