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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.   


 

Tushar Poddar

Principal Consultant (Energy & Technology)

Energy
Environment

Freelance

Tushar has over 38 years of professional experience in offshore / onshore oil, gas, LNG and energy industries, encompassing production, processing, transportation and storage for Fixed Platforms, Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU), Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant and terminals and other projects. His experience focuses on Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) project management, business development, as well as operation and maintenance support. Tushar has worked in various capacities, as the Process Head, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Safety Leader and others for various companies including Bechtel, IHI E&C, Shell, Sembcorp Marine and BW Offshore. He currently focuses on consulting and providing training services to companies, in technology and risk assessment, HSE and sustainability and project and engineering management. He was involved in the development of TR 56 Standard for LNG Bunkering in Singapore. He is also teaching various courses in NTU, including the Advanced Process Engineering and Process Engineering for Gas/LNG and Pharmaceutical Industries. Tushar is a Senior Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is also the Chair of AIChE - Singapore Local Section. He obtained his Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Dr Wong Choon Yue

CEO and Founder

Manufacturing

MAJU Robotics Pte Ltd

Dr Wong Choon Yue is a Senior Research Fellow in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses mainly on interface design and human-robot interaction (HRI), which led to the development of the EDGAR series of humanoid robots that is best known for being the robotic co-host at the 2017 National Day Parade in Singapore. He is also the CEO and Founder of MAJU Robotics, a start-up spun off from NTU. Dr Wong continues to deploy humanoid robots, while at the same time also developing new robotics solutions such as disinfection robots for use in public spaces, as well as robotic grippers for applications such as in logistics. Prior to joining NTU, he was with TECH Semiconductor (now Micron Semiconductor Asia), managing the Dry Etch operations of semiconductor manufacturing. In addition to robot development, Dr Wong also speaks at public events to share his robot-building experience and to inspire budding young scientists.
Dr Sun Xiaolong

Founder & Managing Director

Materials
Environment

Zerowaste Asia

Dr Sun Xiaolong is the Founder and Managing Director of Zerowaste Asia (ZA). He has more than 20 years of research and industrial experience in waste, wastewater, and materials science. He is proficient in waste and wastewater treatment, waste-to-resource management, environmental impact assessment, green construction materials, and materials science. Together with his team in ZA, he has completed numerous industrial, research and development, and consultancy projects in waste and wastewater treatment as well as waste-to-resource management. His team collaborated with NEA to conduct Singapore's first comprehensive study on incineration bottom ash (IBA) utilisation in 2012 and was contracted by NEA to treat IBA into NEWSand. Dr Sun has provided solutions to challenging waste and wastewater treatment for various industries with pollutants including heavy metals, organic pollutants, fluoride, cyanide, phenolic compounds, chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solids (TSS), colour, ammonia nitrogen, etc. Dr Sun obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from NTU. He is the inventor of 14 patents and author of numerous research publications on environmental technologies. He is familiar with toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP), as well as environmental standards in Singapore, China and the European Union.
Dr Ng Kian Ann

Assistant Professor

Electronics

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Dr Ng Kian Ann has 20 years of experience in integrated circuits (IC) design and applications. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. He is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an office-bearer in the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (Singapore Chapter). He also participates in the IEC TC 47 - Semiconductor Devices standards committee. Before joining DigiPen, he held senior technical positions with STMicroelectronics, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (now GlobalFoundries), and Oxford Semiconductor (now part of Broadcom) from 2000 to 2009. During this time, he designed many of the integrated circuits (IC) inside microchips we use every day, such as contactless smartcards, USB1.1 to USB 3.0, Firewire, CMOS image sensors, and ESD/IO circuits. He also briefly consulted for the IC design community from 2009 to 2010. After that, he held various research positions in National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2010 to 2020. During his time at NUS spent in Electronic and Biomedical research, he and his team developed wearable, IoT-based EEG/Neurological front-ends that are currently used by the National University Hospital and NUS' research laboratories. He holds 5 U.S. patents and has authored/co-authored more than 30 technical journals and conference proceedings.
Dr Vivek Bhandari

Director

Foods

Innovative Dairy Consultants Limited (IDCL)

Dr Vivek Bhandari is the Director of Innovative Dairy Consultants Limited (IDCL) with more than 40 years of combined international experience working with dairy/food organisations in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, India, Middle East and Africa, from both private and public sectors. Vivek has a track record of success in developing new products on a commercial scale, enhancing the quality of existing products, and generating innovative ideas/concepts. He also authored the book, "Ice Cream Manufacture and Technology". He provides consultancy to regional and global dairy/food organisations in the following areas: Product technology development for value added products such as UHT milk / beverages, UHT cream and related products, evaporated milk, condensed milk, bioactive powders, whiteners, nutritional powder blends, infant formula, bioactive beverages and fermented milks, UHT juices and related products, ice cream and related products, juice milk spreads/ flans, instant desserts, foodstuffs, bottled water, etc.; Product innovation and identification of new product development opportunities; Improvement of existing products and processes to increase companies' efficiency and profitability; Trouble shooting to solve problems related to product quality, processing technology or related activities; Development of vision and strategy for achieving their R&D goals. Vivek holds a PhD in Dairy Technology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India.
A/Prof Ma Fan Yung

Adjunct Associate Professor

Electronics

National University of Singapore (NUS)

A/Prof Ma Fan Yung is currently Adjunct Associate Professor in NUS Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also Co-founder and VP Engineering (Power Management) in HaloV Singapore. With more 30 years of experience, Fan Yung is a technical expert in analog design CMOS, BiCMOS with proven silicon in delta-sigma converters, temperature sensors, power management and transceivers. He is also a technical reviewer for internal and external analog designs. He is skilled in mixed signal design robustness and digital noise rejection issues in standard CMOS technology. He is also a TÜV SÜD certified Functional Safety Engineer Level 1 (ISO 26262). He was previously Principal (Mixed Signal Concept) in Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific, where he developed CMOS temperature sensors, from concept, architectures to calibration. With Infineon, he was inventor of 19 patents. Earlier in his career, he was Manager/Staff Engineer (Design) at Harris Semiconductor and as the analog design lead, he was involved in the development of the world's first high order modulator single shot sigma-delta ADC product. Fan Yung has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Honors Cooperative Programme) from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto.
Prof Jeff Obbard

Director

Energy
Environment

Living Planet

Prof Jeff Obbard is an environmental scientist and engineer with more than 20 years of research and consultancy experience in climate change, sustainability & environmental technologies in the region of Southeast Asia, and internationally. Jeff is also a Visiting Professor to the School of Water, Energy & Environment, Cranfield University in the UK. Jeff has held various positions in universities, research institutes and private companies. He spent 17 years at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Engineering, in positions including Director of the Sustainable Development & Water Alliance, and Research Director at the Tropical Marine Science Institute. He was also a Principal Scientist at A*STAR, Singapore, and the Vice President of Science & Technology on a Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum joint-venture in the USA. In the private sector, he was Director of Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change at Tembusu Asia Consulting in Singapore, and a Senior Scientist in Hong Kong where he managed environmental assessment projects for civil infrastructure developments, as well as environmental technology related to carbon capture, waste-to-energy and biofuels. Jeff is serving as an Expert Reviewer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was the team leader for the UN Mondialogo Engineering Award for sustainable development. He has provided training throughout ASEAN on aspects of climate change science, mitigation and adaptation.
A/Prof Tam C. Nguyen

Deputy Director of Research

Healthcare

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

A/Prof Tam Nguyen is the Deputy Director of Research at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne responsible for research strategy, research development and innovation. He leads a dynamic team dedicated to providing strategic and innovative solutions to facilitate health and medical research. A/Prof Tam has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare, health and medical research and research management sector including tertiary teaching hospitals, medical research institutes and universities across Australia. He has a wealth of experience in the management and conducting of clinical trials for pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices and digital health. A/Prof Tam serves as non-executive director on various NFP, healthcare and aged care boards providing his broad range of expertise including strategy, governance, and sector specific in health and medical research. He also advises numerous medtech and health tech start-ups on their overall strategies, clinical trials strategies, project management and execution. He is a regular invited speaker on a broad range of topics including: Research Strategy, Industry Collaboration; Research Ethics & Governance; Digital Health, AI & Machine Learning in healthcare and in the clinical trials sector in general. He chairs and moderates and sit on program committee at numerous national and international conferences.
Dr Eujin Pei

Director

Manufacturing

Brunel University London

Dr Eujin Pei is Director, Postgraduate Research and Director, BSc Product Design Engineering Programme at Brunel University London, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD). With his expertise in Product Development and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), he has completed commercial projects involving Computer-Aided-Design, Reverse Engineering, Market Research and Product Evaluation. He has a keen interest in Human Factors and Usability, ensuring that products and services are inclusive, fit for use, and that the user experience is fulfilled. He is Chair for the British Standards Institute AMT/8 Committee for Additive Manufacturing and UK Head of Delegate for ISO/TC261. He is Convenor for ISO/TC261/WG4 for Additive Manufacturing in Data and Design and ISO/TC261/JG67 for Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Progress in Additive Manufacturing Journal, and active in Knowledge Transfer Partnership programmes that enable universities and companies to collaborate and transfer knowledge. As a Product Design Engineer during the early days of his career, he developed solutions for companies including Motorola, LM Ericsson, Sennheiser and Rentokil Initial. He has published over 80 papers in leading journals and international conferences. His projects have been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, as well as in the Panasonic Centre in Tokyo.
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