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Movers, shakers and go-getters

Everyone’s a winner in NTU’s Class of 2017. HEY! salutes the many talents in our midst here

Catch-up king award

Amos Goh

Electrical and electronic engineering

  • Amos Goh
  • Amos Goh
PHOTOS: MARK TEO

Here’s a story of why you never give up. Amos has come a long way from “not a good student” to first-class honours at the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

His wireless charging concept – used to power up consumer electronics, “and on roads to power electric cars” – was selected to be shown to company directors, investors, and prospective students curious to see breakthroughs from the school.

Amos tells us studying did not excite him at first. Even though his N-level results allowed him to pick any course at the Institute of Technical Education, it was only when he tasted success at Nanyang Polytechnic that his life turned around.

“My lecturer had to give me personal tuition to help me catch up. At the end of my first year, my math grades had pulled up considerably. After tasting success in one subject, I wanted to do well in everything,” says Amos, who pulled in 20 distinctions by the time he graduated from polytechnic.

But it was Assoc Prof So Ping Lam who put Amos on his career track. “On top of supervising my final-year project at NTU, Assoc Prof So offered me career advice. Without his help, I wouldn’t have accomplished as much as I did,” says Amos.

Today, he’s building the future of the Internet of Things at ST Electronics, shaping the Smart Nation initiative for Singapore.