Prof. Chua Soo Jin is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was the Assistant Director of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) when it was first formed in 1990 and established its wide industry contacts and research collaborations with the tertiary institutions during its first five formative years. In the area of research, he was Director of the Opto and Electronics Systems Cluster at the Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE) from 1997 -2006, conducting research on GaN MOCVD and OLED. Since 2006, he is the Deputy Executive Director of IMRE with responsibility for industry interactions and collaborations. His research area is in optoelectronics and has published over 400 papers in international journals and co-authored 30 patents. He has received awards for Excellent Teacher and also as Outstanding University Researcher in 1998 and 1999 respectively. His interaction with industry has been fairly extensive, providing consultancies to companies here in Singapore and in the region. His expertise in the field of Optoelectronics is well recognized and he has been engaged by companies to provide courses on specialized topics in the field.
Dr. Mohammad Danesh has a PhD in Nanophotonics from the National University of Singapore. He is the CTO and co-founder of Transcelestial Technologies Pte. Ltd., which is a Singapore based research-led, space communications startup working on developing an ultra-high bandwidth space data network as a service. His research in Graphene Plasmonics enabled manipulation of light & matter interaction on a nanoscale level. He has performed research in photonic systems for A*STAR in the Institute of High Performance Computing, Sumitomo Electric Labs, where he worked on Advanced Infrared Sensor Arrays and FUNSOM Institute where he performed state of the art nano imaging of light and 2D materials interaction. The result of this research has been published in major photonics journals including Nature.
Dr. Senthil completed PhD in Computation and Systems Biology from the Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance, National University of Singapore in 2011. Following this, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow for 5 years at Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. In addition to expertise in biomedical research, he has extensive experience in teaching and mentoring at the secondary and tertiary level in Singapore. In his current role at the Centre for Future-ready Graduates, he manages the career services at the Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore.