Following a stint in Shell, Prof Hang entered the NUS Faculty of Engineering as an academic and was subsequently appointed as Vice-Dean, Head of Electrical Engg, and NUS’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (research). In parallel, he became the founding Deputy Chairman of the National Science and Technology Board (NSTB) from 1991-2000. During 2001 to 2003, Prof Hang was seconded to NSTB (renamed A*STAR) as its Executive Deputy Chairman. He pioneered the establishment of the Grow Enterprise with Technology Upgrade Programme to transfer know-how and manpower from A*STAR research institutions to small-and-medium enterprises. His own area of expertise is in digital control systems. In addition to serving on the Boards of several local enterprises, he has recently co-founded EMF Innovation in Singapore and India to develop and commercialize disruptive, frugal digital motors for transportation and other industrial applications.
During 2001 to 2003, Prof Hang was seconded to NSTB as its Executive Deputy Chairman to consolidate all the non-bio research institutes under the Science and Engineering Research Council, renaming NSTB as the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) in the process. He also pioneered the establishment of the Grow Enterprise with Technology Upgrade Programme (GET-UP) to transfer know-how and manpower from A*STAR research institutions to local small-and-medium enterprises.
Now back at NUS as the Executive Director of the Institute for Engineering Leadership, after first heading the NUS’s division of engineering and technology management from 2007- 2016, Prof Hang continues to challenge himself, and others, to stretch their boundaries with an eye not on chasing wealth but to work towards creating value for others.
Academic Profile at:
Industrial Systems and Engineering Management – https://www.isem.nus.edu.sg/staff/hangcc/