Professor Ma has been serving as Faculty Member for the School of Materials Science and Engineering – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 1997. Over the years, he held positions such as the Division Head of Materials Technology, Vice Dean, Associate Chair and Professor of Materials Engineering in NTU. He is appointed the Director of Temasek Laboratories @ NTU in 2009. He is also a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mines (MIMMM), and a registered Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council in the UK. Currently, he is leading a team of 27 researchers overseeing an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research. His interest lies in the “Synthesis and Processing of Smart Functional Materials for Advanced Applications” and has been instrumental in translating the developed technology in particularly biomedical and defence fields. Some projects that he has been highly acclaimed for include Functionally Graded Nano-Composites, Mesoporous Materials, Piezoelectric Micro-Actuators and Advanced Systems for Soldiers. He is also active in collaboration with both local and oversea universities and research institutes.
Biography Updated on 7 June 2011