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TECH EXPERTS

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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.   


 

LingLing Sun

Head, Healthcare Engineering Centre

Electronics
Healthcare

Temasek Polytechnic

Dr Sun LingLing heads the Healthcare Engineering Centre at the School of Engineering in Temasek Polytechnic. She leads a multi-disciplinary R&D team on developing innovative healthcare devices; such as microfluidic and biosensor based point-of-care systems for disease diagnosis, flexible and wearable sensors for healthcare monitoring, and novel devices and materials for antimicrobial applications. As a Principle Investigator, Dr Sun has been awarded numerous R&D funds by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education and Tote Board, and has completed more than 10 R&D projects together with the team since 2012. Under her leadership, the team has been awarded IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2016, MOE-Innergy Award (Silver) 2017, MOE-Innergy Award (Gold) 2018, and MOE-Innergy Award (Bronze) 2019. Dr Sun received her PhD in Microelectronics from Nanyang Technological University in 2003. Prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic, she worked as a senior engineer at System on Silicon Manufacturing Company and a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University.
Howard Low

Co-Founder

Energy
Infocomm

Enverse Lab

Howard is the cofounder of Enverse, a data analytics company focusing on providing actionable insights for the energy and manufacturing industry. As the cofounder of a startup, Howard is actively involved activities relating to customer development, product development, and software engineering. He has experience in evaluating the business problem of the client and customise a best-fit and applicable engineering solution to meet their needs. He has 10 years of experience in the energy, software automation, system integration, and data analytics space. Throughout the 10 years of his career in the energy sector, he has worked in the entire energy supply chain from the business perspective, and the energy delivery from the engineering perspective. He has experience building technologies to support projects for power generation, power distribution, and power consumption. Coming from a system integrator background, he is capable of advising customers on end-to-end system architecture from conceptual level to engineering level. 
A/Prof Daniel Blackwood

Associate Professor

Chemicals
Materials

National University of Singapore (NUS)

A/Prof Daniel Blackwood has more than 30 years of experience in corrosion and electrochemistry research and development. His current research focus areas include localised pitting corrosion, corrosion modelling and microbial-influenced corrosion. He is currently Associate Professor and Deputy Head for Education in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, National University of Singapore, where he has been since 1996. A/Prof Blackwood obtained his PhD degree in Electrochemistry under Prof Laurie Peter at University of Southampton in 1986. He was a postdoc at University of Utah where he worked on developing FTIR techniques for exploring the electrochemical interface. In 1989, he received an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to work at Bundeswehr University Munich on conducting polymer vapour sensors. In 1990, he joined the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell Laboratories as a project manager in the aqueous corrosion section, where he worked on a number of industrial projects for both government agencies and commercial companies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and the International Society of Electrochemist. He was also Chairman of the Corrosion Association Singapore from 2000 to 2009.
Samuel Aw

Senior Manager

Foods

Republic Polytechnic

Samuel Aw currently heads the Formulation & Nutrition Science Technology Centre at Republic Polytechnic. He possesses both academic and industrial expertise in food formulation, processing and packaging. He has worked with many food companies for the past 25 years in the area of product, process and packaging development. Samuel had set up the Food Packaging Laboratory for Singapore Polytechnic and was instrumental in the training of food packaging technologists in Singapore and ASEAN countries. He also worked in Nestle R&D Centre and Alfa Laval South East Asia, Convenience Foods & Packaging Division.   Samuel obtained an MSc in Packaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA. He was also a Kikkoman Award Prize winner under the Advanced Diploma in Food Technology, Singapore Polytechnic.  
Dr Susmita Bandyopadhyay

Senior Lecturer (Industry)

Chemicals
Healthcare

Republic Polytechnic

Dr Susmita Bandyopadhyay is currently Senior Lecturer (Industry) at the School of Applied Science in Republic Polytechnic, leading a dynamic research team in her department. She has over 20 years of research experience in synthesis, analysis and formulation of novel chemical compounds for various applications such as antimicrobial, insecticidal, feed, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, with special interest in the development of light-activated compounds. Her research interests include natural antimicrobial agents for various applications including food, packaging, paint, coating, fabric, and other consumer products; formulation of feed from agro-biproducts; formulation of pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals; and functional product development for applications such as mosquito larvae control, insect repellent. As Principal Investigator, she has secured numerous research grants and is actively involved in scientific research addressing global and national issues related to public health, such as creating a more affordable treatment for cancer for the public, more effective and safer control of mosquitoes to fight against the mosquito-borne diseases, and novel disinfection technology for high contact surfaces. Her invention was granted a PCT patent in Singapore and Australia. Dr Susmita shares her knowledge and expertise with local SMEs to help them develop innovative products or solutions through consultancy projects and technology licensing. Her projects have won several external and internal awards such as MOE Innergy Award and Republic Polytechnic’s Most Innovative Project Award. She is also a recipient of “Outstanding Innovator Award 2018” from MOE. Dr Susmita holds a PhD in Chemistry and has postdoctoral research experience at University of California (Santa Barbara).
Dr Gu Keyu

Lecturer

Life Sciences

Republic Polytechnic

Dr Gu Keyu has a BA in Agronomy and PhD in Plant Genetics and Breeding from Nanjing Agricultural University of China. Prior to joining Republic Polytechnic, he has various positions at the Institute of Molecular Agrobiotechnology (IMA) and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), National University of Singapore. As a senior Post-doctoral Fellow, he published about 20 papers as first authors or co-authors in journals such as Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Plant Cell Report, Nature, Molecular Plant Pathology, BMC Research Notes, Plant Science, PLOS ONE, Plant Cell, Biotechnology for Biofuel, BMC Plant Biology, MPMI etc.  His current research interests are in vegetable growth promotion and heat/drought stress tolerance, substrate-based hydroponics production, plant disease resistance, and hydroponic plant nutrient recipe formulations etc.
Dr Ritu Bhalla

Senior Conexus Manager

Life Sciences

Republic Polytechnic

Dr Ritu Bhalla is currently the Senior Conexus Manager for the Agriculture Research and Innovation (AGRI) Centre at Republic Polytechnic. At the centre, she drives multidisciplinary projects leveraging on plant science, advanced systems for production, automation and IoT to support increased production of food.  Ritu is leading industry collaborations and R&D, looking particularly into research investigations leading to improving the crop quality. She has over 20 years of research experience in understanding the pathways that lead to the production of natural products in plants; and understanding the functional genomics of plants that influence primary functions of growth and yield, as well as secondary functions such as production of essential oils and flavonoids. She has also been involved in projects about the use of plant products in functional food formulations. She has worked on many plants such as scotch mint, lemongrass, rice, jatropha curcas, basil, coriander, leafy vegetables, etc. She is well versed in techniques like plant tissue culture, biochemical assays, plant mutagenesis, hydroponics and plant metabolomics. She also has several papers and patents to her credit.
Dawn Ong

Senior Manager

Chemicals
Materials

Republic Polytechnic

Dawn has over twenty years of experience working in various industries including chemical industries, semi-conductor component assembly as well as flexible electronic circuits manufacturing prior to her teaching career with Republic Polytechnic. Having graduated with a Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the National University of Singapore, she wishes to impart her knowledge and experience to inspire the young in the School of Applied Science. Her areas of expertise include product development of new materials, adhesive formulations, additive manufacturing of polymers and cementitious materials, fabrication of silk fiber reinforced composites and electrolytic and electroless surface passivation and electroplating. As a Conexus Senior Manager, Dawn works with various industry sectors to collaborate on projects related to sustainable materials, functional materials, additive manufacturing, and specialty chemicals as well as supporting students for industry immersion programs. Together with her students, she aims to solve problems by applying their knowledge and developing skills necessary to support industry partners.
Dr Sun Guang Wen

Lecturer

Life Sciences

Republic Polytechnic

Dr Sun Guang Wen is Lecturer at School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic with 15 years of experience in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, immunology and microbiology. His current research interests include regulation of antibody response, production of recombinant antibodies, and development of quality assurance assays. In addition to education, Dr Sun is also an industrial consultant and provide advice in product development and quality assurance.  Prior to joining Republic Polytechnic, Dr Sun was Research Fellow at National University of Singapore and was involved in cutting edge research in emerging infectious diseases. His PhD and postdoctoral research were on the molecular and genetic basis of bacterial pathogenesis. His research experience also includes antibody engineering; gene knockout using CRISPR-Cas9; product quality analysis based on biochemical and molecular assays; and development of real-time PCR based human DNA detection method.  Dr Sun obtained his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology and BSc in Biochemistry from National University of Singapore.  
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