Dr. Otto is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Product Development Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He teaches the design courses as well as disciplinary courses including thermodynamics, and is very interested in multidisciplinary education.
Roland Bouffanais is an assistant professor in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He has been a postdoctoral fellow and associate at MIT and still is a research associate with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His research group – the Applied Complexity Group – focuses on both fundamental and applied interdisciplinary problems rooted in the field of Complexity. Depending on the very nature of the problem, experiments, analytical theory and computation are considered and practised.
Given that novel discoveries and industrial applications occur at the interface of traditional disciplines, SUTD is indeed a unique institution where the students are given a greater focus on multi-disciplinary education and research. Dr Yong is part of the SUTD biology team teaching introductory biological sciences to all Freshmore students. These students will eventually become a special group of well-rounded engineers and architects for the future. Dr Yong is a biochemist and plant eco-physiologist by training and received his BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His PhD was awarded in 2001 by the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University. Between 2003 and 2004, Dr Yong was the US Fulbright Scholar with Brown University, USA where he focused on climate change sciences and policy issues, and science education. As an educator, Dr Yong had nurtured many students at the two universities (Nanyang Technological University [NTU] and NUS) in Singapore. For his excellent and sustained innovative teachings, he was awarded the 2003 and 2006 Teaching Excellence Awards at the National Institute of Education, and the 2006 Nanyang Award for Teaching Excellence.
I have obtained a double Master degree in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Ecole Centrale Paris. In 2009 I was conferred a Joint-PhD in Physics from the National University of Singapore and the Australian National University. I am a theoretician working in quantum many-body systems out of equilibrium. I have a particular interest in ultracold gases and quantum machines and to treat these problem I use a variety of advanced analytical and numerical methods.