Service Activities (to University, Professional Societies Community and Region)
A. University/Campus Service
Member: (appointed by the President of NTU) of University Remaking Committee, to transform NTU to be more professor-centric and student-centric (2004-2005).
Chair : Sub-Committee on Graduate Education & Research
Member : Finance sub-committee
Member : Teaching Integration sub-committee
Co-chair: Student Affairs sub- committee
Member of NTU-India Strategy Group
Developed joint program in Biomedical Engineering with IIT (Bombay).
PhD program Transformation Committee
Member of this committee appointed by the NTU President to the make PhD program more rigorous and to enhance its impact.
B. Service to Professional Societies and Associations
Lectured in Spinal Surgery Education in the Continuing Education Program of the International College of Surgeons (USA) from 1989 to 1997.
Given “Courtyard Talks” on Biomedical Engineering, for local ASME and IEEE chapters
Former reviewer of Research Grants for Medical Research Council (Canada), NSF (USA), Ontario Heart Foundation (Canada), Arthritis Society Of Canada, International Spinal Trust, and NIH (USA).
ICMMB Founding member & Organizing Committee member of bi-annually held International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine & Biology (starting from 1978).
ICMMB – 15: Scientific Chair, member of Local and International Advisory Committes.
C. Community Service
Member of Research-Proposals Review Panel of Agency for ASTAR Science and Engineering Research Council (2002 to 2006, longest serving member of the panel)
Prepared the Blueprint of Hamilton Urban redevelopment for the Canadian Legislative Assembly
Developed the blueprint of Gulf Institute of Advanced Studies, on self-reliant community development and design.
D. Service to Region (through Regional Deveopment and Educational Programs)
Asian Network of major cities in the 21st Century (ANMC21), to solve common problems of Asian cities: Formulated Programs on (i) Cost-effective Healthcare Delivery System, (ii) Township program for Sustainable development through capacity building, Industrial & Economic development, and (iii) Regional Economic Bloc planning
Formulated the blueprint of the Center for Sustainable Cities for Asian Institute of Technology, 2006
Member of panel to formulate “Total Rural Development Plan” for Zambales (Philippines), and develop an education program at Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (2002).