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Ken Lee Chi Lik


Chemistry
Singapore National Institute of Chemistry
Singapore

Biography

Dr. Ken Lee has more than 15 years of R&D Project Management experience of which majority of his efforts are centred on sustainable technologies and diagnostics research and development. Ken obtained his B.Sc (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore and later spent 3 years working in a drug discovery and development company before his current appointment as a Centre Manager in Singapore Polytechnic's Centre for Biomedical and Life Sciences, and concurrently as a Senior Manager in Food Innovation and Resource Centre. Ken's research focuses on broad areas of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Diagnostic Technology in both Environmental and Biomedical industries. As a Principal Investigator from the Centre of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Ken leads a team of post-doctoral researchers and engineers, Polytechnic lecturers and full-time diploma students. As a Senior Manager from the Food Innovation and Resource Centre, he leads 2 full-time Principal Investigators and 7 researchers. Ken has published several papers in refereed journals and has 7 patent applications. Currently, the focus of his research is on the practical applications of near-infrared (NIR) dyes, Continuous Flow Chemistry and Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technology development. Ken's teaching experience from NUS and SP focuses on Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Biology. In his short academic career in Singapore Polytechnic, Ken has been awarded a total of >S$4.5mil from internal and external grants (supported by NRF, MOE, GSK, EDB and PUB) as a Principal Investigator; including his role as Co-Principal Investigator, his total funds have gathered >S$6.0mil. Ken enjoys strong networking with the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and research industries, and more importantly, he has strong links with the relevant government industries through collaborations and grant proposals writing. Ken also works very closely with new start-ups by providing consultancy services and he is also a Technical Assessor with Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC-Singlas) where he has obtained a Gold award in 2014.

Research Interest

research is on the practical applications of near-infrared (NIR) dyes, Continuous Flow Chemistry and Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technology development

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