Imperial College, UK
Graduate of NYP’s School of Engineering (SEG)
NYP School of Engineering graduate Lovell Ong is doing his direct Masters in Materials Science in the prestigious London University.
His love of engineering was sparked as a child: He remembers watching a television advertisement where a watch morphed into something else. It was enough to get the curious boy on the path of exploring how materials are made: “Nanotechnology is cutting edge – we work on an atomic or molecular scale, so the possibilities are endless. You don’t know what it can bring you. With this technology, what we may think is impossible today, may be possible in 20 or 30 years’ time!”
He did very well in his O levels and chose NYP’s Diploma in Nanotechnology & Materials Science. Within his first year, he was awarded a scholarship from ST Engineering. Lovell scored a perfect GPA of 4 with 26 Distinctions, 7 ‘A’ grades and was the recipient of the Lee Kwan Yew Award.
He reckons his time at NYP gave him the skills he needed and a head-start to the world of engineering: “I’m so thankful to my lecturers, student development officers, and friends who have helped me.”
When quizzed on which area he would like to focus on, Lovell says he hopes it can be something to protect Earth. “There are so many environmental issues these days,” he says. “I hope to bring something new and useful to the market that can help save our planet.”