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Enterprises searching for the technical expertise to enhance or complement their in-house capabilities can widen their network and tap into a pool of experienced technical experts from different sectors and domains. Businesses can consult and engage our tech experts to solve technical challenges that are encountered in various stages of their product development journey.   


 

Huan Li

Lecturer

Chemicals
Healthcare

Temasek Polytechnic

Dr Li Huan is a lecturer in the Centre of Innovation for Complementary Health Product (COI-CHP) at Temasek Polytechnic. She is proficient in analytical assay development using various analytical instruments for product quality control and herbal product development. She also has experience in 3D human skin tissue and hepatocyte culture for toxicity and efficacy studies. As a principal investigator, Dr Li has secured a MOE Translational R&D and Innovation Fund (TIF) to develop a proprietary herbal product to treat contact allergic dermatitis. She has led several industry projects to help local SMEs to improve or develop innovative complementary health products. She has completed virucidal activity testing for surface disinfectants and bacteria filtration efficiency test for masks. Dr Li completed a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering before receiving her PhD in Chinese Medicine from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. In addition, she has also obtained her Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science from Aston University with First Class Honors.  Prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic, she worked on 3D hepatocyte culture for drug toxicity screening in Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR.
Lei Shi

Scientist

Chemicals
Healthcare

Temasek Polytechnic

Dr. Shi Lei is a senior scientist at the Centre of Innovation for Complementary Health Products in the School of Applied Science, Temasek Polytechnic.  He has more than 20 years of research and teaching experience, focusing on R&D of functional products from natural plants and traditional medicines, analysis and determination of bioactive macromolecules (e.g. polysaccharide), and food chemistry.  He is well accomplished in his field of expertise, with over 40 papers published in the peer-reviewed academic journals and numerous pleasant collaborations with the industry.   Dr. Shi Lei successfully developed a health supplement to help prevent type 2 diabetes and the technology has since been licensed to a company in Singapore. In addition, he has successfully isolated and purified more than ten polysaccharides from natural products and elucidated their primary structures for the first time, which enriches the database of polysaccharides. His review paper on “Bioactivities, isolation and purification methods of polysaccharides from natural products: A review” (published in 2016) is a highly cited literature, which is well recognized by the community of polysaccharide research.
Christopher Looi

Senior Lecturer

Infocomm
Logistics

Republic Polytechnic

Christopher was a former senior level executive in DHL AP with extensive international experience in various aspects of logistics and technology solution implementation with ability to deliver results on important strategic assignments in multi-cultural environments. He has over 15 years’ experience as a team leader, overseeing both direct and virtual teams of managers; managing end to end logistic, freight, express service solution design, delivery & innovation, both at regional and global levels. He has also over 10 years’ experience in information technology management, overseeing corporate wide technological infrastructure, applications and B2B/B2C EDI implementation. With over 10 years’ experience as change leader, overseeing business process & system management in the logistic industry, his consultation approach has always been leveraging on industrial and practical experiences.
Daniel Chen Yunzhong

Senior Scientist

Materials
Energy

Temasek Polytechnic

Dr. Daniel Chen Yunzhong is a senior scientist at the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) in Temasek Polytechnic.  He is devoted to developing novel technologies in energy areas including fuel cell, flow battery, lithium battery, direct methanol fuel cell, portable power, and hydrogen generation/storage.  His research interests cover system design, devices development, key components fabrication, as well as catalyst synthesis. As a Principle Investigator, Dr. Chen has been awarded numerous R&D funds by the Ministry of Education, Tote Board and other grant agencies. In addition, Dr. Chen is also an expert and is active in the field of intellectual property protection.  He is the inventor of numerous patents (mostly PCT patents) in the areas of fuel cell, flow battery, gas generation and industrial equipment.  Most of the patents have been licensed out to companies for commercialisation. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2003.  Prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic, he worked as a research scientist at an industrial R&D company and a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University.
Jane Shen

Chief Scientist

Infocomm
Electronics

Pensees Pte Ltd

Jane Shen specializes in AI, deep learning, face, person and image recognition, autonomous driving with more than 20 years of experience. She has known-how and domain knowledge across different applications from camera products, surveillance, smart city to autonomous driving. She is currently a chief scientist and managing director at Pensees Singapore. She is working on cutting edge technology development by embracing AI and deep learning advancement with strength in computer vision. Before joining Pensees, Jane was an assistant director at Panasonic R&D Center Singapore and general manager at Panasonic Singapore Lab, from 2012 to 2019. During this time, she led a team in autonomous development with AI deep learning technology.  Under her leadership, the team developed several face recognition products that won in several competitions, including World No.1 position in NIST IJB-A and MS-Cele-1M Face Challenge in 2017 and 2018, and ICCV 2019 Face recognition challenge, achieving world top position for Person reID, car reID, fighting and AI City Challenge. She has wide range of experience in audio/video compression and coding, digital rights management, camera and sensor processing, computer vision, which are applied in many domains, such as AV products, securities and surveillance, DTV/DVD, automotive, sensor device, content authoring, delivering and receding, etc. In addition, she has filed more than 300 patents. She is proficient in system and architecture design, especially in system solution.
Junbo Jia

Lead Scientist

Energy
Electronics

TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC

Dr Jia Junbo is a lead scientist in Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), Temasek Polytechnic.  He joined Temasek Polytechnic in 2001 as a lecturer and in 2010, he became a senior lecturer.  His research fields include power electronics, Li-ion battery system modelling and control, as well as energy management system for underwater device, forklift, electric vehicle and micro-grid.  He was the project leader for High Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Power System for Long Endurance Deep Water Operation project (SMI Grant Call, 2013-2016), The Development of Smart Power System for Mission Critical Applications project (MOE INNOVATION Grant Call, 2016-2018), and The Development of Smart Battery Power System for Underwater Inspection System project (2017 -2019).  He is currently the consultant for the project on Development of Next Generation Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System (ESS) Solution & Smart Distributed ESS Management Application for Fire Hazard Mitigation under Hot-Humid Climatic Condition (2020-2022). As an accomplished scientist, Dr Jia Junbo published more than 50 papers.  He is also a member of IEEE.  His noteworthy education background include receiving his B.Eng. degree in 1988, the M.Eng. degree in 1996, both from electrical engineering in South West Jiaotong University, China, and Ph.D. degree in 2011 from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His past working experience involved the development of the testing system based on database technology for electric railway substation testing coaches for Chengdu and Kunming, China Electric Railway Bureau.  In 1996, he was a lecturer, and in 1998, he became an Associate Professor in Southwest Jiaotong University, China.
Keng Mun Yue

Head, Aviation Research Centre

Manufacturing

Temasek Polytechnic

Yue Keng Mun is currently Head of Aviation Research Centre in Temasek Polytechnic, leading applied research in unmanned aircraft, aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul, and airport systems. He has 29 years of extensive experience in mechanical engineering design, system integration, product development and prototyping. In addition to his technical expertise, he has held management appointments such as being the course chair of the Diplomas in Aerospace Engineering and Mechatronics. He also holds a rotorcraft unmanned aircraft pilot licence (UAPL) and three patents. He enjoys working on innovation projects and competitions where often, simple ideas can solve complex problems. His prior work experience was in ST Engineering as a design engineer in the development and integration of land systems vehicles.
Dr Liu Shubin

Senior Lecturer

Logistics

Republic Polytechnic

Dr. Liu Shubin has worked on process and operation optimization for more than 15 years. He is a senior lecturer in Republic Polytechnic (RP) and he provides consulting service to various industry sectors across transportation, warehousing and manufacturing. Currently Dr. Liu is focusing on promoting Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to enable non-IT people to reduce their own daily repetitive tasks. He was recognized by the lead RPA vendor UiPath as one of the Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) in both 2020 and 2021. In 2021, Dr Liu implemented a delivery route planning system for one Singapore food delivery service company. The system not only reduces 20% of drivers' traveling time on the road but also provides accurate food Expected Time Arrival to customers. Dr. Liu was awarded Translational and Innovation Research Fund by Singapore Ministry of Education for research project “Dynamic Vehicle Routing and Dispatching System for City Logistics”. The planning system, “EasiPlanner”, was adopted by three polytechnics in Singapore for teaching purpose and was also adopted by logistics companies in Singapore for daily delivery planning. Recently he completed a project, “Dial-A-Ride Routing and Scheduling for Wheelchair Users”, which was funded by Singapore TOTE Board. Currently the solution is commercialisation ready for transportatoin companies to implement vehicle resource pooling for both passenger and cargo transportation. Before joining Republic Polytechnic, Dr. Liu was in charge of development and implementation of wafer fabrication automatic scheduling system in Micron Semiconductor. Dr. Liu Shubin obtained his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore.
Khim Yong Lee

Senior Lecturer

Manufacturing

Temasek Polytechnic

Khim Yong is a Senior Lecturer with the Digital Fabrication and Additive Manufacturing Centre at Temasek Polytechnic.  Prior to his teaching career, he worked as a Mechanical Engineer in Singapore Technologies Kinetics in helping to optimize some of the existing platform designs for reliability.  His skill sets are in computer-aided design (CAD), mechanical design and rapid prototyping, which includes 3D metal printing.  In the 6th Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions organized by Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Khim Yong was in-charge of supervising project students in the design and additive manufacturing process of their entry ‘Ergo Walker’.  The ‘Ergo Walker’ project which was an innovative transport solution for the elderly, won the top prize in the Singapore Tertiary Student Category. Currently, he is involved in system design for defense training aid using additive manufacturing. 
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