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About me:

Bioengineer with self-taught programming competencies (Python, Java, machine learning) with online Github repository.

PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER SKILLS

Desai, M. S., Chen, M., Hong, F., Lee, J., Wu, Y., &; Lee, S. (2020). Catechol-Functionalized Elastin-like Polypeptides as Tissue Adhesives [Abstract]. Biomacromolecules.

Computer: Python (Pandas, Selenium, PPTX), Java, Kaggle, Makerbot, Solidworks, GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, MS Excel & Powerpoint

Writing: Past journalist for course newsletter, published stories in national youth creative writing newsletter

Presentation: Competent Communicator in Toastmasters, adept at image manipulation with Photoshop/GIMP

Business: Completed two entrepreneurship courses in UC Berkeley, accounting expertise, marketing skills


 


 

Education:

Nanyang Technological UniversityAug 14 – Dec 18

Renaissance Engineering Programme:

Bachelor of Engineering Science (Bioengineering) & Master of Science in Technology Management

University of California, Berkeley (3rd Year Exchange Program)Aug 16 – May 17
Bachelor of Engineering, Bioengineering


 

Experience:

Industrial Engineering, Planning Department (PLN IE) – Micron TechnologyFeb 19 – Feb 20

Industrial Engineer

Subject matter expert of probe capacity analysis using self-coded Python model

Single-handedly introduced automation of Powerpoint presentations to IE department achieving ≤30% time savings

Officially recognised as a Culture Champion in 2019 for spearheading innovation within inhouse coding team


 

Bioengineering and Applied Nanomaterials Lab - Nanyang Technological University Aug 17 – May 18

Research Intern (Bacterial Cellulose)

Production of hollow microspheres for cell sorting and accelerated culturing of Gluconacetobacter xylinus


 

Bionanomaterials Lab – University of California, Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National LabOct 16 – Aug 17

Research Intern (Elastin-Like Polypeptides)

Spearheaded the design and testing of an ELP hydrogel with adhesive properties under wet conditions

Single-handedly adapted and tested a decades-old protocol for use as a spectrophotometric assay


 

Bioengineering and Applied Nanomaterials Lab - Nanyang Technological University Aug 15 – Jul 16

Research Intern (Bacterial Cellulose)

Independently conducted a study on medium optimisation for bacterial cellulose producer G. xylinus through use of ubiquitous fruit juices 

Refined and implemented a novel SEM sample preparation protocol involving the fixation and dehydration of bacterial cellulose

Produced 10-fold improvements in catalytic efficiency of cellulose synthase in G. xylinus by using iterative cycles of directed evolution and genetic selection


 


 

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