Honorary Chair OCEANS 2024

Professor Chan Eng Soon is the Chief Executive Officer of the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS). He is also the Director of Research at the Office of Deputy President (Research & Technology) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Prior to his current appointments, he held several key appointments in NUS, including being the Vice Provost (Special Duties) in the Provost Office, Keppel Chair Professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dean of Engineering, Head of the then Civil Engineering Department, Director of the Tropical Marine Science Institute, Executive Director of the Centre for Offshore Research and Engineering at NUS and the Director of the Offshore and Marine Programme at the Science and Engineering Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
He has also served in the Management Board of several institutions and research laboratories/centres, including the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Temasek Laboratories, Temasek Defence Systems Institute and the Tropical Marine Science Institute.

Professor Chan received his Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees from the University of Singapore/NUS in 1980 and 1982 respectively. He received his Doctor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. Professor Chan’s research interests and activities are focused on marine processes, including marine hydrodynamics, wave-structure interactions, wave actions and coastal protection.

Prof Chan is a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.