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With their extensive experiences and knowledge in leadership, our fellows help the Foundation in shaping its activities and building new alliances.

Emeritus Professor Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro

Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro is Emeritus Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia and President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. 

Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro has a long and distinguished academic and public service career. He was a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Bandung Institute of Technology for more than 30 years since 1980, serving as Department Chairman (1992-1995), and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs (1995-1998). From 1999-2007 he served as Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of National Education, Indonesia.

He obtained his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, USA in 1985, and his research areas are tribology, fracture mechanics, finite element analysis, mechanical design, and higher education development and policy.

He is a Fellow of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences since 2008. He was the President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences from 2018 until 2023. He served also as visiting professor in mechanical engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan from 2010 until 2020, and currently he serves as visiting professor at Central South University, China. In April 2018 he was appointed as Special Advisor to Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. Since September 2020 he was appointed as Senior Advisor of CATL – BRUNP on Project / Engineering / Policy for establishment of Lithium-Ion Battery Production Factory and Recycling Center in Indonesia.

Emeritus Professor Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro

Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro is Emeritus Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia and President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. 

Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro has a long and distinguished academic and public service career. He was a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Bandung Institute of Technology for more than 30 years since 1980, serving as Department Chairman (1992-1995), and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs (1995-1998). From 1999-2007 he served as Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of National Education, Indonesia.

He obtained his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, USA in 1985, and his research areas are tribology, fracture mechanics, finite element analysis, mechanical design, and higher education development and policy.

He is a Fellow of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences since 2008. He was the President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences from 2018 until 2023. He served also as visiting professor in mechanical engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan from 2010 until 2020, and currently he serves as visiting professor at Central South University, China. In April 2018 he was appointed as Special Advisor to Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. Since September 2020 he was appointed as Senior Advisor of CATL – BRUNP on Project / Engineering / Policy for establishment of Lithium-Ion Battery Production Factory and Recycling Center in Indonesia.

Professor David Celermajer

Professor David Celermajer AO is Scandrett Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Discipline of Cardiology at The University of Sydney.

His other roles include Academic Cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Staff Cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead and Clinical Director of the Heart Research Institute.

Professor Celermajer is also the Chairman of the Congenital Heart Alliance of Australia and New Zealand, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. In 2014, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

He has published over 600 papers, and sits on the Editorial Board of many leading cardiology journals, including the European Heart Journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Heart.

Professor Celermajer applies basic and clinical science to investigate his main research interests – Atherosclerosis, Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Vascular Disease, and was awarded the inaugural Charles Blackburn Medal from the University of Sydney, for outstanding Clinical Research.

Professor David Celermajer

Professor David Celermajer AO is Scandrett Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Discipline of Cardiology at The University of Sydney.

His other roles include Academic Cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Staff Cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead and Clinical Director of the Heart Research Institute.

Professor Celermajer is also the Chairman of the Congenital Heart Alliance of Australia and New Zealand, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. In 2014, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

He has published over 600 papers, and sits on the Editorial Board of many leading cardiology journals, including the European Heart Journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Heart.

Professor Celermajer applies basic and clinical science to investigate his main research interests – Atherosclerosis, Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Vascular Disease, and was awarded the inaugural Charles Blackburn Medal from the University of Sydney, for outstanding Clinical Research.

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Dr James Garrity

Dr James Garrity is an emeritus ophthalmologist at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA. He is board certified in ophthalmology from the American Board of Ophthalmology and vastly experienced in treating various conditions such as thyroid eye disease, double vision, loss of vision, orbital inflammations and orbital tumours.

Dr Garrity is an honorary member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, former member of the Committee on Examination Props in the American Board of Ophthalmology, and recipient of the Honor and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr Garrity received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency in ophthalmology from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology and orbital surgery from Allegheny General Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. He retired from Mayo Clinic just one week prior to the COVID outbreak, after 35 years on staff. He is currently working part-time in a small community hospital near his retirement home in Northern Minnesota.

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Dr James Garrity

Dr James Garrity is an emeritus ophthalmologist at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA. He is board certified in ophthalmology from the American Board of Ophthalmology and vastly experienced in treating various conditions such as thyroid eye disease, double vision, loss of vision, orbital inflammations and orbital tumours.

Dr Garrity is an honorary member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, former member of the Committee on Examination Props in the American Board of Ophthalmology, and recipient of the Honor and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr Garrity received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency in ophthalmology from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology and orbital surgery from Allegheny General Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. He retired from Mayo Clinic just one week prior to the COVID outbreak, after 35 years on staff. He is currently working part-time in a small community hospital near his retirement home in Northern Minnesota.

Associate Professor Khoo Hoon Eng

Associate Professor Khoo Hoon Eng received her BA in Biochemistry at Smith College, PhD at St Mary’s Medical School, London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education at the University of Dundee.

She taught at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia for 10 years before joining the Faculty of Medicine (now Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) at NUS in 1988. Between 1997 and 2003, she was Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Medicine. During a leave of absence from NUS, she worked for three years (2007-2010) as the Provost and Acting Vice-Chancellor of a new liberal arts institution – the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

She joined Yale-NUS College in October 2011 as Associate Professor of Life Sciences and has been Director of Special Projects, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and is currently Rector of the residential colleges.

Associate Professor Khoo Hoon Eng

Associate Professor Khoo Hoon Eng received her BA in Biochemistry at Smith College, PhD at St Mary’s Medical School, London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education at the University of Dundee.

She taught at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia for 10 years before joining the Faculty of Medicine (now Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) at NUS in 1988. Between 1997 and 2003, she was Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Medicine. During a leave of absence from NUS, she worked for three years (2007-2010) as the Provost and Acting Vice-Chancellor of a new liberal arts institution – the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

She joined Yale-NUS College in October 2011 as Associate Professor of Life Sciences and has been Director of Special Projects, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and is currently Rector of the residential colleges.

Professor Dr Wolfram Ressel

Since 2006 Professor Dr Wolfram Ressel has been Rector (President) of the University of Stuttgart, located in the southwest of Germany. He is also the Chairman of the Institute of Road and Transportation Science (since 1998), former Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences (2000 – 2006) and in his capacity as university Rector the Chairman of the Academic Senate of the University.

Outside of the university, he was the Chairman of TU9 (2018-2022), an association of the nine major technical universities in Germany, and the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Highway Research Institute in Germany. Dr Ressel was also the Chairman of the ‘Landesrektorenkonferenz’, a conference of the university Rectors of the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg (2016 – 2018), board member of Deutscher Hochschulverband (2004 – 2010) and head of the Advisory Board in the field of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg International (2012 – 2020).

Professor Dr Wolfram Ressel

Since 2006 Professor Dr Wolfram Ressel has been Rector (President) of the University of Stuttgart, located in the southwest of Germany. He is also the Chairman of the Institute of Road and Transportation Science (since 1998), former Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences (2000 – 2006) and in his capacity as university Rector the Chairman of the Academic Senate of the University.

Outside of the university, he was the Chairman of TU9 (2018-2022), an association of the nine major technical universities in Germany, and the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Highway Research Institute in Germany. Dr Ressel was also the Chairman of the ‘Landesrektorenkonferenz’, a conference of the university Rectors of the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg (2016 – 2018), board member of Deutscher Hochschulverband (2004 – 2010) and head of the Advisory Board in the field of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg International (2012 – 2020).

Professor Paul Teng

Professor Paul Teng is Managing Director and Dean, NIE International Pte. Ltd., Singapore. He is a scientist and science educator and entrepreneur.

He previously held positions at the Nanyang Technological University’s National Institute of Education as Dean for Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (2006 – 2014), and Head, Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group (2004-2006). He has been active in researching teacher professional development in Singapore and in an advisory role on science education to different groups. Additional to education, Prof Teng is widely recognised as an expert on food security and rural transformation of economies. He was previously Deputy Director-General, WorldFish Center. He is concurrently Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Nanyang Technological University; Senior Adviser, BioMedical Research Council, A*STAR Singapore and Senior Fellow, Southeast Asia Center for Research and Graduate Studies in Agriculture (SEARCA). Prof Teng is adviser to several startup companies in gene editing, rice decarbonisation, and climate impact, and Co-Founder of two advisory companies — Asia BioBusiness and Terrasys Innovation Systems.

Prof Teng’s awards include the Eriksson Prize (Royal Swedish Academy of Science), an Honorary Doctor of Science (from Murdoch University, Australia) and being made a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Fellow, ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology. He has published/co-published fifteen books and over 250 technical papers, including the latest book “Food Security Issues in Asia”, launched on 27 March 2024.

Professor Paul Teng

Professor Paul Teng is Managing Director and Dean, NIE International Pte. Ltd., Singapore. He is a scientist and science educator and entrepreneur.

He previously held positions at the Nanyang Technological University’s National Institute of Education as Dean for Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (2006 – 2014), and Head, Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group (2004-2006). He has been active in researching teacher professional development in Singapore and in an advisory role on science education to different groups. Additional to education, Prof Teng is widely recognised as an expert on food security and rural transformation of economies. He was previously Deputy Director-General, WorldFish Center. He is concurrently Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Nanyang Technological University; Senior Adviser, BioMedical Research Council, A*STAR Singapore and Senior Fellow, Southeast Asia Center for Research and Graduate Studies in Agriculture (SEARCA). Prof Teng is adviser to several startup companies in gene editing, rice decarbonisation, and climate impact, and Co-Founder of two advisory companies — Asia BioBusiness and Terrasys Innovation Systems.

Prof Teng’s awards include the Eriksson Prize (Royal Swedish Academy of Science), an Honorary Doctor of Science (from Murdoch University, Australia) and being made a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Fellow, ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology. He has published/co-published fifteen books and over 250 technical papers, including the latest book “Food Security Issues in Asia”, launched on 27 March 2024.

Professor Dr Ulrich Wetterauer

Professor Dr Ulrich Wetterauer is currently holding the position as Chair of Urology and Andrology at Danube Private University Krems, Austria and is partner at alta uro, Medical Center of Urology, Basel, Switzerland.

He previously served as a senior consultant urologist at University Hospital Basel, Switzerland and as Chair of Urology (2001 – 2018) and as Managing Director of the Surgical Departments (2005 – 2011) at University Hospital Freiburg in Germany.

He obtained his Ph.D. magna cum laude on the bio-chemical analysis of seminal plasma, and subsequently obtained his clinical and scientific training at the Surgical Clinic of University Hospital Freiburg. He went on to establish an area of specialisation in surgical andrology in the Urology Department. In 1988 he did a research fellowship at the Urology Department at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), USA.

His research work, which includes prostate carcinoma and its robot-assisted biopsy, andrology and kidney surgery, has been published extensively in many renowned publications including the World Journal of UrologyProstate and Nature Communications.

Professor Dr Ulrich Wetterauer

Professor Dr Ulrich Wetterauer is currently holding the position as Chair of Urology and Andrology at Danube Private University Krems, Austria and is partner at alta uro, Medical Center of Urology, Basel, Switzerland.

He previously served as a senior consultant urologist at University Hospital Basel, Switzerland and as Chair of Urology (2001 – 2018) and as Managing Director of the Surgical Departments (2005 – 2011) at University Hospital Freiburg in Germany.

He obtained his Ph.D. magna cum laude on the bio-chemical analysis of seminal plasma, and subsequently obtained his clinical and scientific training at the Surgical Clinic of University Hospital Freiburg. He went on to establish an area of specialisation in surgical andrology in the Urology Department. In 1988 he did a research fellowship at the Urology Department at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), USA.

His research work, which includes prostate carcinoma and its robot-assisted biopsy, andrology and kidney surgery, has been published extensively in many renowned publications including the World Journal of UrologyProstate and Nature Communications.

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