28 February - 01 March, 2017
Grand Millenium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professor Martin L. Dunn

Associate Provost for Research
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Martin directed the Mechanics of Materials and Design of Engineering Materials Systems programmes at the US National Science Foundation. He served the NSF while on leave from the University of Colorado, Boulder where he was the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (and former Department Chair), and held the Victor Schelke Endowed Chair. He earned a PhD from the University of Washington and held positions at Sandia National Laboratories and the Boeing Company. Along with his students, his research on the mechanics and physics of materials and structures has been widely published, cited, and recognised. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


9:30 AM [Case Study] The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Research and Innovation Enterprise – a Model for Tomorrow’s University

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) (established in 2009)’s research and innovation enterprise creates and translates knowledge that matters. It contributes to Singapore's national priority of building an innovation-based society and economy, both through important research outcomes as well as the education of technically-grounded leaders via research. In this talk, provost Martin will describe STUD’s research and innovation enterprise – an agile network of centers, innovation clusters, and labs - to address important societal problems worldwide; to create meaningful impacts in and for Singapore; and to contribute richness to the educational experiences across the university.
  • Empowering innovation through purposeful foresight, design strategy, and entrepreneurial catalysis;
  • Emphasizing convergent research that brings deep disciplinary knowledge to teams spanning multiple disciplines and external stakeholders to address important challenges at the edges and between traditional disciplines
  • Creating broad impact across academic, corporate, start-up, and government constituencies

1:30 PM [Panel Discussion] The Happy Couple: Fostering Mutually Beneficial University-Industry Relationships

  • How to sell yourself? – Providing strategic expertise to industry that transforms institution’s positioning
  • Strengthening university industry relationships for various supports
  • Seizing the emerging research opportunities to drive research competency and overcome funding constraints
  • Sustaining competitive research impacts with a focus on outcomes and end-user adoption


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