Dr Beng Ong, Principal Scientist/Director
Oct 14, 2010.
Speaker Biography (Beng Ong)
Professor Beng Ong is Program Director of Polymer & Molecular Electronics and Devices for Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), and Director in Executive Director's Office at Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), Singapore. Concurrently, he is also a Nanyang Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, an Adjunct Professor at McMaster University and University of Waterloo. Canada, a Fellow/Visiting Professor at Shanghai JiaoTong University as well as an Honorary Professor at East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai. Prior to his relocation to Singapore in mid-2007, Professor Ong was a Senior Fellow of Xerox Corporation, and Manager of Advanced Materials and Printed Electronics at Xerox Research Centre of Canada. Professor Ong currently has a patent portfolio of 187 US patents and about 100 refereed papers on enabling materials, processes, and integration technologies. He was named to the prestigious Scientific American Top-50 as the Business Leader in Chemicals and Materials in 2004. Many of the technology programs that he managed at Xerox have won coveted awards including Nano-50 Awards for Materials Innovation (2007) and Nanotechnology Commercialization (2007), ACS Innovation Award (2006), Connecticut Quality Improvement Gold Award (2006), and Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Runner-up Award (2005)
Company Profile (Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE))
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Established in 1996, IMRE undertakes research in selected fields of materials science and engineering, including optoelectronics, nanomaterials, chemicals, and polymers. Our new innovations and discoveries are constantly being explored to help further the applications of advanced materials and processes.