Science Alumni-Student Networking Evening

Friday 10 March 2017

6.30 – 9pm

NUS, S16, LT31

 

Alumni Description

MS JOYCE FU

Ms. Joyce Fu

Joyce graduated from NUS with Bachelor in Life Sciences (specialisation in Biomedical Science) in 2015.  Upon graduation, she joined the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Management Associate Programme. Within the one and a half years of the programme, she had the opportunity to be rotated to different postings within the hospital. She was exposed to patient facing operations under the Patient Experience Office and back end operations under the Inpatient Ops (Financial Counselling) Department. Recently, she was selected to be part of the Management Executive Programme which trains high performing executives to be managers. Today, she is in the Partnership Development team which aims to market the hospital services and create meaningful collaborations with local and international corporate partners. Joyce continues to grow her passion in healthcare through various hospital level projects and international study trips. Keen to find out more? Look out for her in the networking session!

MR FUNG FUN MAN

Mr. Fung Fun Man

Mr Fung Fun Man graduated in 2012 with a MSc. (Industrial Chemistry). He has been an educator at his alma mater, Department of Chemistry, NUS since then. Mr Fung engages learners with technological tools and creating innovative light board videos for his Flipped Classroom series. He is passionate in teaching students how to learn, in particular, adopting a self-directed life-long learning mechanism. Mr Fung believes that undergraduates should be future-ready by engaging in skills acquisition, internships and working experiences to boost their employability as early as in their freshmen year. 

MR TAN WEI JUN

Mr. Tan Wei Jun

Wei Jun graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics (with a minor in Economics). Data analytics and business intelligence have always been his areas of interest as he enjoys working with numbers, and I love solving problems. With the help of data and BI tools, one can obtain useful insights to make smart decisions and solve real-world business issues.

Wei Jun started his first job at United Parcel Service (UPS) as a business analyst, rectifying gaps and lapses in their business process. After about 1.5 years, he left UPS and went on to join GRAB whereby he took on the role of a people analytics associate handling workforce planning and HR analytics. However, he left GRAB after a short 3-month stint. In spite of the short period of time spent at GRAB, he learnt a lot and was able to add much to my repertoire of analytics skills. His current designation is at People’s Association (PA), working as a customer-relationship-management (CRM) analyst in their Membership division.

Shuffling between these three jobs within 2 years has taught him that one should never stop exploring their interests and trying to learn new skills.

MS CASSANDRA PEK

Ms. Cassandra Pek

Cassandra is an Applied Mathematics student who graduated in 2014. As a person who has always been passionate about education, she aspires to be a Mathematics teacher after graduation. However, she did not pursue teaching upon graduation. 

Cassandra first joined World Edu-league in August 2014 as an Executive assistant to the Chief Operating officer. Contrary to popular belief, an executive assistant's role is not similar to the role of a secretary or personal assistant. It was a dynamic and challenging role which allowed her to learn the operations of the business quickly. After 1 year of service with the company, Cassandra was promoted to Business Development Manager of the Education unit. 

While education industry has been her passion, she found that she has developed a liking for a client-facing role. Hence, Cassandra left World Edu-League in October 2016 and joined food panda as Business Development Manager. Speak to her to find out more about her role in the World's largest food delivery e-commerce company. 

MR TAN JUN KAI

Mr. Tan Jun Kai

Jun Kai is currently in the DBS Graduate Program (Technology and Operations). He graduated 2 years ago, class of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science with honours (Applied Mathematics). In his two years in DBS, he was part of two different teams.

His first team was in Institutional Banking Group – Analytics. In that team, he learnt about big data platforms and learnt coding such as SQL and R language. His 2nd team is in a project team where he was the business analyst, the bridge between business and technology team. Beside understanding the user requirements, he also oversee the coding by the developers and review their code to ensure that the requirements are being met.

If you are interested to know more about technology or want to find out more about web development and managing of developers, feel free to approach him during the networking session! 

MR SOONG HAN YANG

Mr. Soong Han Yang

Graduated from NUS in 2007 with a B.Sc. in Life Sciences (Specialisation in Molecular and Cell Biology), Han Yang started his career as a Medical Technologist in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Microbiology Laboratory.

Han Yang now works in the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, a sub-section of the main unit, as the team leader. In his current position, his primary responsibilities require routine testing of clinical samples and to assist microbiologists in overseeing daily technical operations as well as provide lead work direction to other staff. He also helps to optimize laboratory processes and diagnostics testing. In 2012, with the support of KKH, Han Yang was awarded the M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

DR VICTOR SIM

Dr. Victor Sim

Victor now works with NEWRI as a Deputy Director in the philanthropic arm, NEWRIComm, and is in charge of the leadership and overall coordination of the activities within the group. His primary responsibilities require routine identification of projects, partners, project management, stakeholder education, outreach and publicity. In the last six years, through its partnership with the Lien Foundation in the Lien Environmental Fellowship (LEF), NEWRI has built a network of community projects and partners across Asia through technical collaborations shaped by its community-centric development goals. There has been eight such community projects in six countries - namely Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and, Sri Lanka. Altogether, this portfolio have benefited more than a million people through better water access and sanitation, access to know-how, and capacity building.

Prior to NEWRI, Victor worked as a Process Engineer at CH2M Singapore. He was the locallead process engineer on design considerations and had designed the main process upgrading for Choa Chu Kang Waterworks and Woodleigh Waterworks. He had an extensive understanding of tender evaluation and participated in multiple specialized equipment life cycle costing for a municipal client responsible for the potable water requirements of 5.6 million inhabitants. He obtained a first class honours in Applied Chemistry from National University of Singapore (NUS) and graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a PhD. His PhD work on the development of novel monitors for early detection of fouling in reverse-osmosis systems has won numerous awards and accolades including the World Future Foundation (WFF) PhD prize and American Water Works Association (AWWA) Academic Achievement Award for the best doctoral dissertation in his research field. The latter was the first awardee outside North America since 1966.

MR THOMAS TAY

Mr. Thomas Tay

Thomas graduated with a degree in Life Sciences (Concentration in Molecular and Cell Biology) in 2009, and started his career in National University Hospital. His career path has taken him to various companies such as Roche Pharmaceuticals, Illumina and most recently, AbbVie. Thomas has undertaken many roles in each of these companies, including that of quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) specialists, with strong knowledge on cGMP regulations. Thomas is now a QA Operations Specialist at AbbVie, and is in charge of the quality aspects of manufacturing at AbbVie’s new biologics plant in Tuas – automation recipes, deviation handling and maintenance of the plant’s overall GMP state are just some of the many initiatives headed by him.

 MR AARON NG

 Mr. Aaron Ng

Aaron graduated in 2015 from the NUS Faculty of Science with a Second-Upper Class Honours and has a double major in Applied Mathematics and Economics. He was accepted into the DBS Graduate Associate Programme – Technology and Operations and chose the Operations Track. The 2-year programme involves two 11-month stints and 2 months of classroom trainings. He was placed into Institutional Banking Group Operations and was in the Imports and Exports Departments of Main Trade in his first and second rotation respectively. The rotations gave him a good grasp of Trade Finance products and exposed him to various projects in the bank involving improving and enhancing processes. Being in operations also allowed him to better understand risk and control aspects in a bank. He also interacted with various middle and front office counterparts and spearheaded initiatives such as a having DBS in-house radio station.

 MR BRYAN LEONG

 Mr. Bryan Leong

After graduating with a Bachelor of Life Sciences from NUS in 2009, Bryan started his career with Singapore General Hospital as a Medical Technologist. There, he analysed fluid and tissue specimens for microscopic cellular abnormalities such as bacterial, viral infection, cancer and other diseases in the Department of Pathology before moving to Sales and Marketing in 2013.

Bryan now works with Boehringer Ingelheim Singapore Pte. Ltd. as a Senior Medical Representative and is in charge of the company’s sales revenue in assigned territories. His primary responsibilities include building relationship with current and prospective clients in the medical and healthcare sector, routine engagement with experts in the fields of cardiometabolic diseases to gain insights on the latest medicinal advances and implementation of off-clinic promotional activities.

During his free time, Bryan enjoys playing board games, cycling and running.

 MR LOW LERH FENG

 Mr. Low Lerh Feng

Lerh Feng graduated with a B.Sc. Physics (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Australian National University (ANU) in 2010. After spending a year in research, he joined academic publishing and has stayed in the industry since. He spent a year doing M.Sc. studies at University College London (UCL), but even that was done with an eye to improving his work in publishing.

Lerh Feng now works at World Scientific Publishing Company as an editor. His duties range from production work (turning manuscripts into printed books), acquisition work (finding new authors to write for the company), and journal management (working with editorial boards to handle papers).

MS JUNNIE CHENG

Ms. Junnie Cheng

Having graduated from NUS Life Sciences (Concentration in Biomedical Science), Junnie started her career as a Regulatory Specialist in the Therapeutics Products Branch in Health Sciences Authority (HSA). As a Regulator, she ensures that the medicinal products marketed locally meets required technical and regulatory standards. Her role also involves handling of enquires from members of the public and industry stakeholders. She also drafts and updates regulatory guidelines, work processes and SOPs as well as participates in international collaboration, harmonization and works-sharing initiatives.

Following that, Junnie moved to Roche and subsequently Pfizer, taking on roles in both Quality Assurance (QA) and Regulatory Affairs. In her QA role, she provides QA oversight and support in manufacturing operations, ensuring that the manufacture of the products and maintenance of the facilities and equipment are in compliance with SOPs and cGMPs. In her role in regulatory affairs, she is the Lead for the site regulatory activities and manages the knowledge of the CMC dossier of the pharmaceutical products. She collaborates with global/regional/local regulatory teams to provide and execute regulatory strategies to ensure compliance with regulatory filings,

Junnie now works with HSA as a Senior Regulatory Specialist in the Medical Devices Brach. Similar to her prior role in the Therapeutics Products Branch, she ensures that the medical devices marketed locally meets required technical and regulatory standards. Her role also involves review of post-market safety alerts and adverse events, handling of enquires from members of the public and industry stakeholders.