Kay Soon Low

Professor/Director of Satellite Technology And Research (STAR) Centre

National University of Singapore

Before his present appointment, Kay-Soon was the centre director of satellite research centre (SaRC) of Nanyang Technological University. He has worked in the academia as well as in the industry. HHis present funded projects are in the field of satellite mission development. His satellite team has successfully developed and launched six satellites. These satellites cover different classes of satellites ranging from picosatellites to microsatellite. They weigh between 193g to 123kg. In orbit experiments include remote sensing, fault tolerant system, peak power solar energy tracking, model predictive control of satellite attitude, radio occultation experiment, precision navigation, inter-satellite data relay system has been successfully demonstrated. Dr Low received the best paper award from the IEEE conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA) in 2014, the Singapore Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2014, and Defence Technology Prize (Research & Development category) in 2011. Under his leadership, SaRC received a joint award together with ST Electronics (satellite systems) Pte Ltd, DSO National laboratories and CRISP from the President’s Technology Award in 2016. He has been a senior member of IEEE since 2000.