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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.   


 

Dr Lim Zheng Bang

Research Scientist

Chemicals
Manufacturing

Advanced Materials Technology Centre (AMTC), Singapore Polytechnic

Dr Lim Zheng Bang is currently Research Scientist and Technology Group Leader of Advanced Materials Technology Centre (AMTC) at Singapore Polytechnic (SP), focusing on built environment projects with SMEs and large local enterprises in the area of green chemistry, electronics, waste recycling, and construction materials. He has led project teams to garner more than 10 externally and internally granted R&D projects worth more than S$2M. He has developed, implemented and managed over 30 industry collaborative projects with MNCs as well as SMEs, involving the above-mentioned research interests. These projects have generated 5 IPs as well as more than 10 technical solutions adopted by industries.
Dr Li Chunxiang

Senior Research Scientist

Chemicals
Materials

Advanced Materials Technology Centre (AMTC), Singapore Polytechnic

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.
Dr Song Sung Do

Director

Chemicals
Environment

AG Life Sciences Pte Ltd

Dr Song Sung Do has over 18 years of experience in senior management leadership, strategic development, business development, consulting, as well as sales and marketing. Dr Song has managed research, technology commercialisation and innovation in the agriculture, environmental sciences and chemical technology industries. Dr Song has 30 years of experience in crop science, and 20 years of experience in agriculture, horticulture and phytochemical ingredient science and technology. In addition, he has extensive knowledge in food production and process of agribusiness and environment - soil, weather and water - in both chemical and biological technology applications. Backed by comprehensive and practical working knowledge of Asia Pacific agriculture, bioenergy markets and industry trends, as well as a keen interest in a sustainable bio-based economy, Dr Song has successfully completed projects in agronomic, agro-ecological and land evaluation, farm construction, field evaluation, plant cultivation and optimisation for urban farming around South East Asia and China. Dr Song has a PhD in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences from Yeungnam University, Master of Science in Agronomy from Seoul National University, and an MBA from National University of Singapore.
Oh Tiong Keng

Lead Specialist (Imaging Technology)

Infocomm
Electronics

Autonomous Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), Nanyang Polytechnic

Oh Tiong Keng is currently manager-in-charge of Autonomous Technology Innovation Centre at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), focusing on autonomous-related projects with SMEs in the area of logistics, healthcare, facilities management, security and surveillance, hospitality, etc. He leads and develops AI & autonomous system solutions in the area of manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, security, etc. Prior to this, he was manager-in-charge of the Imaging Technology Centre and Machine Vision Centre at NYP, focusing on imaging-based applied R&D projects with industry in the area of machine vision, video analytics and real-time automated inspection, test and measurement systems, etc. He has led project teams to garner 9 externally and internally granted R&D projects worth more than S$1.7M. He has also developed, implemented and managed over 120 industry collaborative projects with SMEs and MNCs such as Seagate, Delphi Automotive, Rolls-Royce, Hoya Medical. Throughout his career, Tiong Keng has led many award-winning project teams such as the development of a patented depth-programmable self-floatation device, and an automatic 2-dimensional semiconductors package inspection system.
Prof Josep Pou

Professor and Programme Director

Energy
Electronics

Energy Research Institute @ NTU ([email protected])

Prof Josep Pou has 25 years' experience in power electronics and applications and is currently Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is also Programme Director of Renewables' Integration & Microgrids (Power Electronics) at [email protected] (Programme Partner - EcoLabs COI), and co-Director of the Rolls-Royce @ NTU Corporate Lab. Prior to joining NTU, he was with the Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech (1989-2013), and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (2013-2016). He spent two sabbatical years (2001 and 2005) as a Visiting Professor at the Center for Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Tech, USA, and one year (2012) at the Australian Energy Research Institute (AERI), UNSW. Since 2006, he has collaborated with Tecnalia Research & Innovation as a research consultant. He has authored over 310 published technical papers, is a co-inventor of 7 patents, and has been involved in several industrial projects and educational programs in the fields of power electronics and systems. He has authored two book chapters. He has received 6 scholarship and fellowship awards, including the prestigious Endeavour Research Fellowship Award, sponsored by the Australian Government. He was the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Bimal Bose Award for Industrial Electronics Applications in Energy Systems given by the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.
Dr Ngin Hoon Tong

Programme Director

Energy
Infocomm

Energy Research Institute @ NTU ([email protected])

Dr Ngin Hoon Tong is Programme Director at Experimental Power Grid Centre, [email protected] (Programme Partner - EcoLabs COI). He has over 18 years of track record in growing Singapore's R&D innovation ecosystem in energy and infocomm sectors. He is experienced in technology planning, conceptualisation and project management of R&D and test-bedding programmes. He has also forged strategic partnerships with multi-national corporations, large local enterprises, and other economic agencies, like Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), to enhance the market translation and commercialisation of these R&D efforts. He has managed multiple R&D projects, including large scale demonstration projects in micro-grids, energy storage, solar forecasting, and electric vehicle. Others included the application of emerging technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain and drones/robotics, and in power sector specific areas, like power plant efficiency improvement, gas pipeline monitoring, smart grids/micro-grids, distributed energy resource management systems and cyber-physical security enhancements. He is familiar with energy market policies and regulations and is co-convenor of Electrical Energy Storage Systems Standards Working Group under ESG's National Standards Council. He is also co-chair of IMDA's Telecommunications Standards Advisory Committee, focusing on access networks. Dr Ngin has a PhD and BEng (First-Class) in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore.
Dr Palaniswamy Suresh Kumar

R&D Scientist

Chemicals
Materials

Environmental and Water Technology Centre of Innovation (EWTCOI), Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Dr Palaniswamy Suresh Kumar is a Research & Development Scientist in Environmental and Water Technology Centre of Innovation (EWTCOI), Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. Prior to that, Dr Suresh has spent 3 years as a Research Fellow in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and Energy Research Institute ([email protected]), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Dr Suresh has more than 10 years of research experience in energy and environmental applications. Currently, he is providing technology consultancy for CleanTech companies. As a Principal Investigator, he secured high impact projects funded by National Research Fund and Ministry of Education, and industrial projects (POC/POV) in collaboration with local SMEs, large organisations, and MNCs. He has published more than 65 peer-reviewed international publications (journal papers, review articles, and book chapter). His publications have been cited more than 3800 times with an h-index of 35. His current research focuses on development of electrospun nanofibers based filter for air filtration application; prototype design, testing and performance evaluation of active and passive air purification systems; multifunctional nanocoatings (e.g. self-cleaning, antibacterial and photocatalytic) and polymer coating for membranes; and optical sensor development.
Ng Ka Wai

Co-founder & Director

Materials
Manufacturing

Partico Design Pte Ltd

Ng Ka Wai is an industrial and product designer with the background in mechanical engineering design and project management. He is a co-founder and designer of a Singapore based product development design studio, Partico Design. With over 10 years of experience across different disciplines in industrial and product design, mechanical engineering design and design education, Ka Wai is adept in skills such as conceptual design and product development, user experience design, production technologies, project management, design education, team coaching and leading, etc.
Dr Nyan Myo Naing

Senior Specialist

Infocomm

Autonomous Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), Nanyang Polytechnic

Dr Nyan Myo Naing is a Senior Specialist at Autonomous Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), Nanyang Polytechnic, and is responsible for project development and consultancy in image processing, video analytics and AI/Deep learning for small and medium enterprises in Singapore. He has developed different applications for security, logistics, transportation and healthcare. He also has knowledge and experiences in digital signal processing, and multi-sensor fusion techniques for body-worn devices. Currently, he is actively working on deep learning-based projects using Tensorflow, Caffe, PyTorch, Intel's distributions for AI including OpenVino, TensorRT and DeepStream SDK libraries for SME applications.
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