Xian Jun Loh
Xian Jun Loh
(; born 1981) is a Singaporean polymer chemist
who works in the inter-disciplinary field of biomaterials
. He is the Executive Director of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research
and a professor at the Nanyang Technological University
. He is currently the Vice-President of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry. Professor Loh Xian Jun was elected a Fellow of the prestigious Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. He is an A*STAR scholarship recipient currently working on smart biomaterials that identify and target cancer cells. He is also credited with the invention of a customisable, fabric-like power source for wearable electronics. He has also worked with a major Japanese company, LION Corporation, for the development of new anti-microbial compounds for detergents. As a pioneer in the development of thermogels, he recently invented a material that has the capability of regenerating the vitreous in the eye. For his academic achievements, he is honoured as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.During the COVID pandemic, he also invented a smart mask that allows for the remote monitoring of vital signs of patients.
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