Innovation Advisor

Prof Ignatius Rasiah

Professor, Institute of Engineering Leadership
National University of Singapore
Former Vice President for Breakthrough Research

Prof Ignatius Rasiah is currently the Program Director at the Institute for Engineering Leadership at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He also holds a joint appointment as Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and is the Faculty Advisor for the Medical Grand Challenge as well as an Advisor to the Centre for Innovation in Healthcare at NUHS.

Prior to his current appointment, he was the VP for Breakthrough Research at Medtronic. He also led the Medtronic Center for External Technology Incubation.

Ignatius, who has over 20 years’ experience in R&D management of product development in industry, has held various leadership roles which included Chief Technology Officer for Asia at PerkinElmer Optoelectronics and Global Technology Manager at Honeywell Electronic Materials.

He has been holding key positions at national levels such as the Cardiovascular Taskforce in Singapore, the National Lung Cancer Taskforce in Malaysia, panel member on the SGTech review board at Enterprise Singapore and the Institutional Review Board at Nanyang Technological University. He is on the Industrial Advisory Board of the Engineering Science Programme at NUS and has been a consultant to several companies on medical products, electronics and optical technologies in US, Europe and Asia.

He received his PhD in Physics and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Lash Miller Labs in the University of Toronto in Canada.