National University of Singapore

Nov 1 - Nov 1, 2017

"The talk on publishing a paper and all steps involved in the process was exceptionally useful and helpful for the future."

Rebecca Hylton, Graduate Student
University College London, United Kingdom

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Nov 1 - Nov 1, 2017

Location:

National University of Singapore

LT 31 Auditorium

S16, Faculty of Science, Lower Kent Ridge Road

Singapore

ACS on Campus is coming to National University of Singapore for a morning of sessions on professional development and science communication led by the ACS editors and seasoned professionals.  You'll learn how to effectively communicate yours science, use SciFinder to find careers in chemistry, ace the interview, and pull together a strong C/V. During the lunch, you'll have the opportunity to have your C/V reviewed by our featured speakers. Note, registration is required for the C/V and it is first come, first serve.

Events at NUS are only for NUS faculty and students. Registration will be conducted through NUS. Please check back soon for the registration link.

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Speakers

Jim Yang Lee, PhD

Professor and Head of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Director of Center for Energy Research & Technology (CERT), NUS; Associate Editor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Dr. Jim Yang Lee is Professor and Head of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of Center for Energy Research & Technology (CERT) at the National university of Singapore (NUS). He is also a Senior Principal Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute (ESI). He researches on the design and preparation of active and passive nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage (batteries, fuel cells and hybrid systems). He is one of the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers for 2014 and 2015.

Pamela Oon

Application Specialist, Chemical Abstract Services

Based in Singapore, Pamela is responsible for providing advance training on SciFinder and STN to customers in Southeast Asia (SEA).  She is also the technical expert for the regional sales team, promotes CAS new products and understands SEA market needs across multiple disciplines. Pamela has extensive experience as a synthetic and medicinal chemist. Prior to joining CAS, she was a Senior Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline working on neuroscience drug discovery from hit-to-lead to preclinical phase.

Pamela graduated from the Department of Chemistry at National University of Singapore with BSc. (Hons.) and MSc. (Chemistry).

 

Leo Choe Peng, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Leo Choe Peng  is currently working as an associate professor in School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia which has been ranked 38th in QS ranking. She published nearly 70 scientific papers in ISI and Scopus indexed journals as well as 30 conference proceedings. A total citation of 840 and h-index of 16 were recorded in SCOPUS. Her engineering research was sponsored by American Chemical Society, Sime Darby, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and more. Her membrane innovation won gold medals in the invention competitions such as IENA 2009 (Germany) and PENCIPTA 2015. Most importantly, she was sponsored by the Royal Society, American Chemical Society (ACS) and National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) to share her works in the international conferences and workshop. She received PVC award in Research from Monash University and she was also selected as the finalist of the Young Scientist Award Agricultural and Food Science Division American Chemical Society 2015. Besides being the Outstanding Reviewer 2015 for Elsevier journals, she worked as the Director of Industrial Linkage (2014-2016) for American Chemical Society-Malaysia International Chemical Science Chapter. Besides working as an associate professor, Leo worked as a visiting engineer in Penchem Technologies as well as a visiting lecturer in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Leo believes knowledge sharing is important to enhance engineering science. Besides working as an educator, she is a certified trainer, speaker, organization committee and volunteer to promote engineering science under IEM and American Chemical Society. Some of the activities are Science Outreach Workshop in conjunction with Penang International Science Fair (PISF), 33rd Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations, International Conference on Environment, Outreach program (Analytical experiment in micro-scale for water purity), Building Opportunity out of Science and Technology Program, Career Workshop and etc.

Rebecca Trager

US Correspondent, Chemistry World

Rebecca became the US Correspondent for Chemistry World, the U.K. Royal Society of Chemistry’s magazine, in September 2014. She has found her niche covering the world of science policy since 1997. The interest was sparked after interning on Capitol Hill in high school, and spending summers during college as a press intern for the National Institutes of Health. Rebecca’s reporting focuses on research and science policy news out of North and South America. She has covered the last three US presidential elections and their impact on the research community as well as the chemical industry, and she has written extensively about subjects like the long-awaited effort to reform the US chemicals law known as TSCA. Before joining Chemistry World, Rebecca was the US Editor for Research Europe, covering the White House, Congress as well as US government agencies, and she is also the former Managing Editor of The Blue Sheet, an Elsevier biomedical research and health policy publication. Rebecca was born in Geneva, Switzerland and grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. She studied philosophy and political theory at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Stella Tan, PhD

Associate (Adjunct) Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Associate (Adjunct) Professor Stella Tan is the only person in Singapore who has received postgraduate academic qualifications in Science, Law and forensic science.  Besides an LLB (Hons) under a government scholarship for accelerated graduate program in law, she holds a Masters of Science in Cell & Molecular Biology from NUS as well as a Masters of Forensic Science from Henry C Lee's College of Forensic Science and Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven, where she graduated top of her class.  She has been lecturing in forensic science and evidence to over 5000 undergraduates for the past 12 years and forensic science remains one of the hottest modules in NUS. Many of her former students are now senior police officers, forensic scientists, teachers, psychologists, doctors and lawyers among others. She was awarded the Dean's Meritorious Teaching Awards for two consecutive years in Academic Year 2007/2008 and 2009.  She was previously seconded to the Health Sciences Authority as the Director of Legal Policy and Prosecution, providing legal advice to the forensic scientists and forensic pathologists on aspects of their work and court testimonies.

Khong Ming Peh

Senior Scientist, MSD

Mr. Khong Ming Peh is a Research Scientist with 7 years of working experience in drug discovery research in GSK nd MSD. Khong Ming joined GSK (GlaxoSmitheKline) in 2010 where he was involved in development of cell based assays and performing target validation for neurodegeneration projects; where he gained exposure to working on drug discovery projects and the extensive use of various cell based assays and high-throughput machines to enable quick go or no-go decision on research projects. He joined MSD (Merck Sharpe & Dohme) Translational Medicine Research Centre in 2015 as a research scientist where he leads the efforts on establishing high content imaging (high-throughput quantitative imaging platform). Khong Ming is also a project lead for one of the oncology research project and has worked on multiple cross-departmental projects and external collaboration projects. Other than his research experience, Khong Ming has also dedicated a fair amount of his time streamlining lab processes and improving the working environment throughout his career.

Teo Leng Leng

Career Advisor, Center for Future-ready Graduates, NUS

As an alumna of NUS FASS in Economics and English Literature, I was a senior advisor in the insurance business for 10 years where I had the opportunity to serve more than 200 clients and families. Subsequently, my career path continued to centre on helping people as a lecturer in soft skills development in the Polytechnics and NUS. These 8 years of working with students allowed me to impart job search skills as well as critical thinking and effective communication skills in classroom and experiential learning settings. With a master’s degree in Counselling and Guidance from NTU, I am also trained in psychotherapy and group work; and have a passion in walking clients through process of self-discovery as well as personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

Agenda

Thursday, November 1

Venue: 

LT 31 Auditorium

National University of Singapore

S16, Faculty of Science,

Lower Kent Ridge Road

Program:

9:00-9:30 Registration

Presenters: Peter Hoving, Sales Director, Asia Pacific, ACS Publications and Jonathan Pradubsook, Acting Head, Science Library

9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks

9:45-10:30 Science Communication

Presenter: Prof Lee Jim Yang, Associate Editor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

10:30-11:00 SciFinder: Develop Search Strategies to Help in Your Career Development

Presenter: Ms. Pamela Oon, Application Specialist, Chemical Abstracts Service

11:00-11:20 Networking Break

11:20-12:20 Interview and C/V Career Panel

Moderator:

Ms. Teo Leng Leng, Career Advisor, Center for Future-ready Graduates, NUS

Panelists:

Prof. Lee Jim Yang, Associate Editor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Ir.Dr.Leo Choe Pang, Associate Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Rebecca Tan, Managing Editor, Asian Scientist

Adjunct Prof. Stella Tan, Associate (Adjunct) Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Mr Khong Ming Peh, Senior Scientist, MSD

12:20-12:30 Closing Remarks

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 C/V Review

Reviewers:

Prof. Lee Jim Yang, Associate Editor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Ir.Dr.Leo Choe Pang, Associate Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Rebecca Tan, Managing Editor, Asian Scientist

Ms Teo Leng Leng, Career Advisor, Center for Future-ready Graduates, NUS

Adjunct Prof. Stella Tan, Associate (Adjunct) Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Mr Khong Ming Peh, Senior Scientist, MSD

LUCKY DRAW! DON'T FORGET to sign up for the ACS mailing list for a chance to win $50 and to receive a certificate of attendance in your email! The winner will be drawn at the close of the event and you must be present to win. By signing up for the ACS mailing list, you are giving permission to receive news and promotions from ACS. Sign up available at the event.

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