Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Public Version


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

    • PhD Supervisor / Advisor: Full Professor Perry Ping SHUM

    • Class of 2018

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

    • Specialisation in Infocommunication, Second Class Upper Honours

    • Direct second year admission

    • Class of 2010

Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

  • Diploma in Electronics, Computer & Communication (DECC)

    • Specialisation in Microelectronic

    • Class of 2005

Air Force School, Singapore

  • 25th NSF Tech Fixed Wing Course

    • Class of 2005



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

  • More detail work experiences available upon request


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

  • Project on Terahertz sensing


  • Research Intern, Université de technologie de Troyes, France

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


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

    • Currently reservist NSmen, Heron 1 UAV


Technical & Scientific


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

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

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

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

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

  • Awardee, SMP Outstanding Mentor Award, 2016

Note: Grant projects awarded not listed here.

Publication List

Please access research index page for full list of publication

  • Google Scholar [link]

  • Scopus [link]

    • Citation 500+

    • Coauthors 60+

    • h-index 10

  • AD Scientific Index 2022 [link]

    • World Ranking #792382 for H

    • World Ranking #698385 for citations

    • Singapore Ranking #3903 for H

    • Singapore Ranking #3709 for citations

Technical Editorial Committee


Editorial Roles

  • Editorial Member, Photonics, 2021-Present

  • Guest Editor, Optical Fibers and Sensing, Special Issue, Photonics, 2021-Present

  • Guest Editor, TBC

Journal Reviewer for publishers such as IEEE, Elsevier, MDPI.

  • Sensors, CiteScore 5.8, Q1, top 10 percent

  • Energies, CiteScore 5.0, Q1

  • Photonics Technology Letters (PTL), CiteScore 5.5, Q1

  • Applied Sciences, CiteScore 3.0, Q2

  • Biosensors, CiteScore 5.6, Q2

  • Electronics, CiteScore 3.7, Q2

  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, CiteScore 3.4, Q2

  • Materials, CiteScore 4.7, Q2

Event Technical Reviewer

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

Technical documentations

  • 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

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


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

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


  • Exhibit Presenter, "FBG", 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 supports 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:

  • 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]

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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