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KOH Tieh-Yong

Associate Professor
University of Social Sciences

Koh Tieh-Yong graduated from Imperial College with First Class Honours in Physics in 1994 and obtained his Ph.D in Atmospheric Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. He was a Visiting Scientist with Ecole Polytechnique at Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique for a summer before joining Temasek Laboratories at National University of Singapore as a research scientist in 2001. In 2004, he became an Assistant Professor at School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University and obtained his tenure as Associate Professor in 2013. In 2016, he joined a team of pioneering educators at SIM University to build up Singapore's sixth autonomous university, later renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences. He teaches Sustainability in the university core curriculum.

Tieh-Yong received Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award three times in 2011-2012 for inspirational teaching and Nanyang Education Award in 2013. He was one of three examiners in Asian Physics Olympiad 2014 and an expert reviewer for Fifth Assessment Report of Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change. As of July 2021, he is serving in Madden-Julian Oscillation Task Force and Asia-Australia Monsoon Working Group, under World Meteorological Organization. He is a secretary for Atmospheric Sciences section, Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society and an editor for Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere. He contributed to 2021 ASEAN State of Climate Change Report commissioned by ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change.

Tieh-Yong does research on tropical atmospheric dynamics and multi-scale interactions in Southeast Asia. He seeks to apply his knowledge for the advancement of society.