Dr. Yeoh Lean Weng

Director for Urban Solutions and Sustainability
National Research Foundation

YEOH Lean Weng is Director of Urban Solutions and Sustainability, National Research Foundation. Lean Weng is responsible for developing R&D strategy and management of Singapore’s national R&D programmes in urban solutions covering energy, water and land & livability sectors to meet national needs.

Lean Weng received Bachelor (Hons.) and MSc degrees from the National University of Singapore. He further obtained two Masters (with distinction) and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard University.

Lean Weng is President of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES); Dy Chairman of IES Chartered Engineer Board (Systems Engineering); founding Chairman of the IES Certified Systems Engineering Professional, Executive Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Council on Systems Engineering, President of the INCOSE Singapore Chapter from 2009 to 2011, Deputy President of IES from 2017 to 2018 and Vice President of IES from 2014 to 2017. He is a Fellow of INCOSE, the first fellow in Singapore. He is concurrently an adjunct professor of NUS. He is a member of the NTU-Surbana Jurong Corporate Lab Governing Board, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore Supervisory Board, NTU Eco-campus Management Board, Energy Research Institute @ NTU Management Board, Environment Technology Research Programme Technology Board, TUM CREATE Consultative Committee and Management Board, Energy Studies Institute.

Lean Weng is a recipient of the Singapore Public Administration Medal in 2001 (Bronze) and 2008 (Silver). He was conferred the Defence Technology Prize in 1992, 2004 and 2007, the last of which was an individual award for C4I development, large scale systems engineering and technology leadership.