TECH EXPERT
Dr Chiradip Chatterjee

Dr Chiradip Chatterjee

Senior Lecturer

Republic Polytechnic

EXPERTISE:
Chemicals - Product Design & Development
Personal Care - Product Design & Development
LOCATION:
Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Chiradip Chatterjee is currently Senior Lecturer at Republic Polytechnic. He has more than 15 years of experience in analytical chemistry, spectroscopy, biopolymers, formulation science. His formulation related research covers new chemical synthesis, chemical formulation, feed formulation (animal, fish, invertebrate) using alternative protein source or agro by-product source, formulation of natural cosmetics and aromatherapy related products, as well as dietary supplements formulation to boost health and immunity. He has been collaborating with local and international companies in the research and development of formulation products in related fields. He is also winner of MOE Innergy award (Gold and Bronze) for his research work at Republic Polytechnic.

Prior to this, Chiradip worked in University of California, Santa Barbara, USA for his postdoctoral research work, followed by National University of Singapore for his second postdoctoral research work. He holds a PhD in Chemistry.

PORTFOLIO

Development of Abalone Feed Using Agro Byproduct

As Principal Investigator of this project funded by Republic Polytechnic, Chiradip and his team examined the feasibility of using an okara-based protein source to create a cost-effective and nutritious feed to utilize a portion of okara generated by Singaporean soybean companies, which is a first of its kind in the world. The formulated abalone feed has shown feed acceptance, increased growth rates and prolonged survivability as compared to commercial feed during feed trials. This solution led to the usage of protein rich soybean waste for abalone feed and thus allowed for lower operating and production costs for farms culturing abalone.


Expertise Provided
  • Chemicals - Product Design & Development
  • Life Sciences - Product Design & Development
Feasibility Studies on the Processed Mixture of TCM Herbs for Cosmetic Products

A collaboration between an SME and Republic Polytechnic, the project examined the feasibility of using herbal residues in cosmetic formulations. The herbal residues are the byproducts of TCM-based health supplement manufacturing for local markets which still contain beneficial skin property enhancing ingredients but are currently disposed of as waste. As Principal Investigator, Chiradip and his research team optimized various mechanical processes that were required to transform the byproduct to a suitable form. The processed residue was then incorporated into a cream-based facial cosmetic formulation product. This solution created a closed loop waste management system that can be implemented for SMEs who are operating in similar fields and potentially other facilities where there are substantial amounts of TCM byproduct waste with biological value.


Expertise Provided
  • Chemicals - Product Design & Development
  • Personal Care - Product Design & Development
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