Professor Leo Tan
Professor Leo Tan is a veteran marine biologist, well-known for his contributions to science, education, and conservation in Singapore.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) from the then University of Singapore, thereafter pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Biology from his alma mater.
Presently, he is the Director of Special Projects at the Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, concurrent with his role as the President of the Singapore National Academy of Science.
Over the years, Prof. Tan
has worn many hats, including that as the Director of the Singapore Science Centre; Director and concurrent Dean of Science, National Institute of Education
(NIE); Professor of Biological Sciences, NTU; and Chairman of the National Parks Board.
has received numerous awards for his
outstanding contributions throughout the years, including the National Science & Technology Medal
(now known as the President's Science & Technology Medal), The President's Award for the Environment, Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science
, and the Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Biology
The French government has awarded him the Ordre National du Merite.