Tan Wee Hin, Leo


Contact Information:

Department of Biological Science
National University of Singapore
14 Science Drive 4
Singapore 117543


Academic Qualifications

PhD University of Singapore (1974)

Research Areas

Environmental Education & Conservation, Science Communication & Education, Marine Biology & Ecology, Mangrove Ecology & Regeneration

Professional Organisations

  • Hon. Fellow, Singapore Institute of Biology (SIBiol)
  • President, National Academy of Science, Singapore (SNAS)
  • Immediate Past President, Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS)
  • Founder Member, Science Council of Asia

Previous Appointments

Lecturer, Singapore University; Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore; The Director, Singapore Science Centre; Professor of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University; Director, National Institute of Education


  • Public Administration Medal (Gold)
  • Public Service Medal
  • Public Service Star
  • National Science and Technology Medal
  • Green Leaf Environmental Award
  • National Order of Merit (Officer) France
  • Distinguished Friend of Ngee Ann
  • Distinguished Science Alumnus NUS
  • Public Administration Medal (Gold)(Bar)
  • President's Award for the Environment

Selected Publications (2005-2009)

Refereed Journals

  1. Hung D, CK Looi & WHL Tan, Facilitating Inter-Collaborations in the Learning Sciences. Educational Technology (2005) 45 (4) : 41-44

  2. Looi CK, Hung D & WHL Tan, Linking the Learning Sciences to Teacher Education : Teachers' Beliefs, Professional Development and Scalability Issues. Educational Technology (2006) 46 (3) : 22-26

  3. Tan WHL & R Subramaniam, Role of Scientific Academies and Scientific Societies in Promoting Science and Technology: Experiences from Singapore. International Journal of Technology Management(UK)(2009) 46 : pp. 38 - 50


  1. Tan WHL & R Subramaniam (editors)
    E-learning and Virtual Science Centres, Information Science Publishing USA (2005) 458 pp

  2. Ng PKL, SSL Lim & LWH Tan. Private Lives: An Expose of Singapore's Shores. National University of Singapore (2007) 212 + viii pp

  3. Tan WHL & R Subramaniam (editors) Handbook of Research on New Media Literacy at the K-12 level. Hershey: IGI Global (in press)