TECH EXPERT
Dr Li Chunxiang

Dr Li Chunxiang

Senior Research Scientist

Advanced Materials Technology Centre (AMTC), Singapore Polytechnic

EXPERTISE:
Chemicals - Product Design & Development
Materials - Product Design & Development
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LOCATION:
Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Li Chunxiang is currently Senior Research Scientist and Technical Group Leader in Singapore Polytechnic with a strong academic and engineering background in chemistry and materials (inorganic, organic, nanomaterials and colloids). She has more than 20 years' experience in research and development of active ingredients and delivery system development, nanomaterials synthesis and applications and chemical compound synthesis.

With her extensive research experiences in active ingredient extraction, encapsulation, fermentation, cosmetic efficacy testing and product formulation, she has successfully developed several commercial products containing active ingredients extracted from plant sources which were licensed to the industry. She has successfully secured S$17 million of research funds together with collaborators over the past ten years and has extensive experiences in successfully leading and managing the research projects.

PORTFOLIO

Formulation of Anti-chafing Cream

Chafing is skin irritation that occurs where skin rubs against skin, clothing, shoes, or other materials and is a problem typically experienced in sports or in the armed services in connection with activities such as running, jogging, hiking, etc. Skin chafing is also a problem in infants in the form of diaper rash. Dr Li has successfully formulated an anti-chafing cream that applies smoothly to create a smooth, velvet surface for skin protection and prevent the chafing problem of the skin to temporarily alleviate the irritation.


Expertise Provided
  • Personal Care - Product Design & Development, Test & Verification/Clinical Trials
Cosmetic Efficacy Evaluation, Safety Evaluation and Product Stability Testing

As part of product development and optimisation for various industry projects, Dr Li is experienced in cosmetic product characterization as well as the following testing:

Cosmetic efficacy testing:

  • Hair growth evaluation and anti-dandruff testing
  • Anti-bacteria and anti-acne evaluation
  • Anti-inflammatory testing on scalp and skin
  • Whitening, anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties
  • SPF measurement

Cosmetic safety testing:

  • Cytotoxicity
  • 3D skin irritation
  • 3D eye irritation
  • 3D skin corrosion

Expertise Provided
  • Personal Care - Test & Verification/Clinical Trials
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