Xian Jun Loh
Xian Jun Loh is a polymer chemist by training and currently heads SOF of the IMRE at A*STAR. He completed his basic and postgraduate studies at the National University of Singapore. As a pioneer of biodegradable thermogels, he is highly proficient in developing these materials for applications spanning biomedicine, engineering, cosmetics, personal care, and food. His scientific contributions have earned him a fellowship in Fitzwilliam College of the University of Cambridge and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He is also the vice president and a member of the executive committee of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry. With his extensive experience in authoring more than 200 journal papers, 7 books, 30 book chapters, 38 patents, and know-hows, Dr. Loh sits on the editorial boards of several international journals as an expert of his field. He has also successfully helped in the commercialization of eight different products and is always interested in the translation of science to products.