Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Public Version


Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Ave, 639798, Singapore [link]

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

    • Ph.D Thesis title: Design and analysis of solid-core microstructured optical fiber sensors for sensing surrounding refractive index and surrounding temperature. DOI: 10.32657/10220/46223

    • PhD Supervisor / Advisor: Full Professor Perry Ping SHUM

    • Class of 2018

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

    • Degree Classification: Second Class Upper Honours

    • Specialisation in Infocommunication,

    • Direct second year admission

    • Class of 2010

Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road, 139651, Singapore [link]

  • Diploma in Electronics, Computer & Communication (DECC)

    • Specialisation in Microelectronic

    • Class of 2005

Air Force School, 550 Airport Rd, 534236 Singapore [link]

  • Currently amalgamation as Air Force Training Command (AFTC)

  • 25th NSF Tech Fixed Wing Course

    • Class of 2005


2010Current, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) [link]

  • Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

  • Projects on cutting edge optical fiber sensor systems and their real world applications

    • More detail work experiences available upon request

20092010, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

  • Research Intern, Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

    • Project on Terahertz sensing

      • Software application development

2009, Université de technologie de Troyes (UTT) [link]

  • Research Intern, Université de technologie de Troyes, France

    • Project on field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for graphic display

      • Software application development

20052007, 2016Current, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) [link]

  • Reservist NSmen (Active), Heron 1 UAV, Republic of Singapore Air Force

  • Flight Line Crew (NSF, previously), Searcher II UAV, Republic of Singapore Air Force


Technical & Scientific


  • Awardee, SMP Outstanding Mentor Award, 2016

  • Awardee, Scholarship, A*STAR Scientific Staff Development Award (SSDA), 2015

  • Co-recipient, ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award, 2013

  • Co-recipient, IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, 2013

  • Awardee, Ng Bok Eng Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University, 2009

  • Awardee & Team Leader, 2nd runner up, Intelligent Robot, Singapore Robotic Games, 2005

Short Note: Grant projects awarded not listed here.

Publication List

Please access research metric page for full list of publications

  1. Google Scholar [link]

  2. Scopus [link]

    • Citation 500+

    • Coauthors 60+

    • h-index 10

  3. AD Scientific Index 2022 [link]

    • World Ranking #814562 for H

    • World Ranking #723805 for citations

    • Singapore Ranking #4183 for H

    • Singapore Ranking #4003 for citations

Technical Editorial Committee


Editorial Roles

  • Editorial Member, Photonics, 2021Current

  • Guest Editor, Optical Fibers and Sensing, Special Issue, Photonics, 30th Nov 2021-14th July 2022

  • Guest Editor, TBC

Technical Reviewer for these prestigious publishers:

For the follow Journals:

  1. Sensors, CiteScore 5.8, Q1, top 10 percent

  2. Energies, CiteScore 5.0, Q1

  3. Polymers, CiteScore (2021) 5.7, Q1

  4. Photonics Technology Letters (PTL), CiteScore 5.5, Q1

  5. Applied Sciences, CiteScore 3.0, Q2

  6. Biosensors, CiteScore (2021) 5.6, Q2

  7. Electronics, CiteScore 3.7, Q2

  8. Geosciences, CiteScore (2021 ) 4.8, Q1

  9. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, CiteScore (2021) 4.5, Q2

  10. Materials, CiteScore 4.7, Q2

  11. Optics Communications (OC), CiteScore 4.9, Q2

  12. Photonics, CiteScore 3.5, Q2

Technical Reviewer for Conferences

  • Committee Member, TechFest, I2R, A*STAR, 2012.

Technical Reviewers for Intellectual Property

  • Committee Member, Tender Evaluation Committee, A*STAR

  • Review Panel, Invention Disclosure / Technology Disclosure, I2R, A*STAR

  • Review Panel, Intellectual Property (IP) Scrubber, I2R, A*STAR

  • Review Panel, Intellectual Property (IP) Scout, I2R, A*STAR

Intellectual Property (IP)

PCT Patent Application number PCT/SG2019/050652

  • WIPO (PCT) WO2021137748A1, Dec. 2019. [link]

Patent (National Phase)

  • To be disclosed once document is made available online in the public domain

Representative, Exhibitions


Represented Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) or Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)


  • Poster Presenter, Energy Innovation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Exhibit Presenter, SME Day, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore


  • Exhibit Presenter, "FBG Sensor", Science Jubilee / Smart Nation, A*STAR, Singapore


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


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

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

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

Represented Singapore Polytechnic (SP)


  • Representative for SP, World Skill Singapore, Singapore



Providing mentorship to students

  • Science Mentorship Programme, Ministry of Education, Singapore

    • Youth Science Conference

  • Final Year Project, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

  • H3, NUS-A*STaR-NJC Science Research, Ministry of Education, Singapore

  • Singabot Competition, Singapore Discovery Centre, 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: Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)

  • 2017 – Apply Workplace Safety & Health in Process Plant

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

Enrichment, Continuous Learning



List of Coursera specialisation completed:

  1. Python 3 Programming / University of Michigan [course info]

List of Coursera technical courses completed:

  1. AWS Cloud Technical Essentials / Amazon Web Services [course info] MNU6WBUF6E7M

  2. AWS Fundamentals: Building Serverless Applications / Amazon Web Services [course info]

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

  4. AWS S3 Basic / Coursera Project Network [course info] Z3GRXP53AGZ6

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

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

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

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

  9. Python Basics / University of Michigan [course info]

  10. Python Classes and Inheritance / University of Michigan

  11. Python Functions, Files, and Dictionaries / University of Michigan

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

  13. Technical Support Fundamentals / Google [course info]

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

List of Coursera soft skill courses completed:

  1. Chinese for Beginners / Peking University [course info]

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

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

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

Skill Set

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

Software Engineering, Software Development


Cloud Developer

  • 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)

Numeical Simulation Software (Modeling)

  • Lumerical

    • MODE, FDTD

  • RSoft

    • BEAMprop, FEMsim

  • Optiware

    • OptiGrating

Programming Languages (Web, IoT Developer, Control)

  • CSS

  • Bash

  • Batch

  • HTML

  • Java Script

  • LabVIEW


  • mySQL

  • PHP

  • Python 2

  • Python 3

    • Anaconda, Jupyter Notebook, JupterLab, Python IDLE, etc.

Operating Systems

  • CentOS

  • Fedora, Red Hat

  • Ubunty 16.04, 18.04

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


  • Database such as MySQL

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

Multimedia Design


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

  • AutoCAD

  • FreeCAD

  • GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

  • Inkscape

Video, Motion Picture:
(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Adobe After Effects

  • FFmpeg

(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Audacity

External Visits, Industrial Site Visit



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


  • Invited Guest, Opening Ceremony, The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2015, 2017

  • Team Lead, Field Trial, Research Project, Airbus, Spain

Non-Scientific Contribution

A section on giving and sharing. Doing a bit more #happening

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

Corporate Events & Awards

#ASTARverse 🚀





  • Ambassador, A*STAR Champion Programme, A*STAR

  • Awardee, Dedicated Service Award, A*STAR

  • Awardee, Team Lead, 1st prize, Team Challenges, Public Service Week 2022

  • Awardee, Team Lead, Third prize, SRO, I2R 20th Anniversary Treasure Hunt, I2R, A*STAR

  • Talk Presenter, Fiber Optics Sensors and Their Applications, Brown Bag Session, I2R, A*STAR


  • Ambassador, DigiCHAMP, A*STAR

  • Ambassador, BrandCHAMP, A*STAR

  • Awardee, A*Champion, DigiCHAMP, A*STAR

  • Project Manager, Video Production, Publicity and Launch Team, A*STAR 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


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

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


  • Filmed for, National Science Challenge (NSC), Singapore


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

  • Awardee, Safety Mascot Challenge, A*STAR


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



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