• Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    • Ph.D in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

      • Thesis title: Design and analysis of solid-core microstructured optical fiber sensors for sensing surrounding refractive index and surrounding temperature

      • Class of 2018

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    • B.Eng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

      • Specialization in Infocommunication, Second Class Upper Honours

      • Class of 2010

  • Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

    • Diploma in Electronics, Computer & Communication (DECC)

      • Specialization in Microelectronic

      • Class of 2005

  • Air Force School, Singapore

    • 25th NSF Tech Fixed Wing Course

      • Class of 2005

Technical Reviewer

>1 article reviewed per week which is >52 articles per year


IEEE Journals

Elsevier Journals

MDPI Journals

Technical documentations

Technical Editorial Board


Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732; CODEN: PHOTC5) (2021-Present) [link]

Technical Committee



  • TechFest, I2R, A*STAR



Representing I2R or A*STAR


  • Presenter, Energy Innovation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Presenter, SME Day, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore


  • Exhibiter, "FBG", Science Jubilee / Smart Nation, A*STAR, Singapore


  • Exhibiter, "FBG Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS)", ICM Horizons, I2R, A*STAR, Singapore


  • Presenter, "Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) Sensors", Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

  • Exhibiter, "Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) Sensors", Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

  • Exhibiter, "Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) Sensors", ICM Horizons, I2R, A*STAR, Singapore

Licenses / Work Permits

CITI Program

  • CITI Export Control Course

    • 2016, 2019

  • Human Subjects Research

    • 2016, 2019

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

    • 2016, 2019, 2022

Regulatory: National Environment Agency

  • N3 Non-Ionising Radiation

    • 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021

    • To use the irradiating apparatus specified in Part III (Entertainment lasers and Class 3b and Class 4 lasers)

Regulatory: WSQ

  • 2017 – Apply Workplace Safety & Health in Process Plant

  • 2017 – Perform Work in Confined Space Operation (PWCSO)

NTU Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

NTU established the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU) in Jan 2019 to consolidate continuing education and training capabilities and expertise within the university. [ref]

List of PaCE@NTU soft skill courses completed:

  • Critical Thinking for Innovation and Peak Performance

  • Designing & Delivering Effective Technical Presentation

  • KPI Keys to Persuasion and Influence


Coursera is a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) founded by two Stanford computer science professors in 2012. It started with Professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng as an online courses anyone. Today it expanded to nearly 50 million students offering courses, specification, certificate to even degree. [ref]

List of Coursera specialization completed:

  • Python 3 Programming / University of Michigan [course info]

List of Coursera technical courses completed:

  • AWS Fundamentals: Going Cloud-Native / Amazon Web Services [course info]

  • Data Collection and Processing with Python / University of Michigan [course info]

  • Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals for AWS Professionals / Google Cloud [course info]

  • Machine Learning Foundations: A Case Study Approach / University of Washington [course info]

  • Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User / Google [course info]

  • Python Basics / University of Michigan [course info]

  • Python Classes and Inheritance / University of Michigan

  • Python Functions, Files, and Dictionaries / University of Michigan

  • Python Project: pillow, tesseract, and opencv / University of Michigan

  • Technical Support Fundamentals / Google [course info]

  • The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking / Google [course info]

List of Coursera soft skill courses completed:

  • Chinese for Beginners / Peking University [course info]

  • Introduction to Personal Branding / University of Virginia [course info]

Intellectual Property (IP)

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

  • 2019/12 – To be disclosed once document is made available online in the public domain


The knowledge, abilities, and experiences needed to perform a job

Software Engineering, Software Development


Cloud Developer/User of:
(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Alibaba Cloud

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    • Certificate Manager

    • CloudWatch

    • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

    • Lambda

    • Relational Database Service (RDS)

    • Route 53

    • Simple Storage Service (S3)

    • Etc.

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Simulation Software (Modeling):
(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Lumerical

    • MODE, FDTD

  • RSoft

    • BEAMprop, FEMsim

  • Optiware

    • OptiGrating

Programming Languages
(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • CSS

  • Bash

  • Batch

  • HTML

  • Java Script

  • LabVIEW


  • mySQL

  • PHP

  • Python 3 (Anaconda/ Jupyter Notebook/ JupterLab/ Python IDLE)

Operating Systems:
(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • CentOS

  • Fedora, Red Hat

  • Ubunty 16.04, 18.04

  • Windows XP, 2000, 2000 Server, 7, 10

(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Database such as MySQL

  • Networking concepts such as CCNA, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Multimedia Design


Graphics, Image, Vector:
(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • AutoCAD

  • FreeCAD

  • TBC

Video, Motion Picture:
(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • TBC

(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Audacity

Non-Scientific Contribution

A section on giving and sharing.

Ana Monnar Quote: “Sharing will enrich everyone with more knowledge.”

Corporate Events & Awards



  • Ambassador, A*Champion, A*STAR

  • Awardee, Dedicated Service Award, I2R, A*STAR

  • Presenter, Brown Bag (July), I2R, A*STAR


  • Ambassador, DigiCHAMP, A*STAR

  • Ambassador, BrandCHAMP, A*STAR

  • Project Manager, Video, Publicity and Launch, 30th Anniversary, A*STAR


  • Ambassador, DigiCHAMP, A*STAR

  • Ambassador, BrandCHAMP, A*STAR


  • Ambassador, BrandCHAMP, A*STAR

  • Co-Inventor, Product Showcase of FBG sensor, A*ccelerate, A*STAR


  • Bonus Prize, HSE safety BINGO!, IEE, I2R, A*STAR

  • Video Producer, SBE Team Building Day, I2R, A*STAR


  • Filmed, National Science Challenge (NSC), Singapore


  • Consolation Prize, 20th Anniversary Logo Design Competition, A*STAR

  • Awardee, Safety Mascot Challenge, A*STAR


  • Volunteer, Safety Assistant, Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, Summer Youth Olympics, Singapore

External Visits, Industrial Site Visit



  • Visitor, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • Visitor, Opening Ceremony, The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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