EXXONMOBIL PROFESSORSHIP IN ENGINEERING (1998)
ExxonMobil has a long history in Singapore dating back to 1893, when their kerosene illuminated homes here. Today, their brands, ExxonMobil, Esso, and Mobil, are household names, providing safe and reliable supplies of energy to the community and industry.
The Singapore Refinery and the Singapore Chemical Plant together form the company’s largest integrated manufacturing site in the world. The company operates a network of Esso service stations, supplies cooking gas to Singapore households as well as industrial, aviation, and marine fuels and lubricants. The chemical plant produces the building blocks of many everyday items, from water bottles to bumpers in cars, baby diapers and medical products.
Over the years, ExxonMobil has strived to make a positive impact on the Singapore community through its various programmes. Its employees distribute groceries to low-income families, raise funds for the physically disabled and the company provides support to the South West CDC’s Transport Bursary Programme and the Outstanding Social Worker Awards.
Globally, education is an ExxonMobil corporate giving focus area. The company believes that education empowers communities and builds the foundation for human progress. ExxonMobil supports talent building through the Exxon-Mobil EDB Engineering Scholarships, the Eisenhower Fellowship, and the NUS-ExxonMobil Post Graduate Medical Research Scholarship.
ExxonMobil sees maths and science as critical tools for success in today’s world. In Singapore, the company is committed to supporting maths and science educational initiatives, for example, through its support of engineering education and bench strength building. In line with that, NUS established the ExxonMobil Professorship in Engineering to further the community’s expertise in the areas of Chemical Engineering, Logistics, and Process Control.
The Professorship enables the University to bring to Singapore eminent professors who share their knowledge with students, faculty, and industry leaders; hold public seminars and collaborate with research bodies to build on areas of strategic importance to Singapore. The Professorship is supported by a gift from ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.