Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Ken Lee
Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Dr. Ken Lee received his B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore and later spent 3 years working in a drug discovery and development company as a medicinal chemist. He spent more than 12 years with Singapore Polytechnic, holding various academic, research and management positions. He joined NTU as a Senior Lecturer in July 2019. Ken enjoys strong networking with various industries, and has strong links with the relevant government agencies. Ken also works very closely with new start-ups by providing consultancy services. He is also a Technical Assessor with Singapore Accreditation Council where he has obtained a Distinguished Award in 2016.
Our research focuses on Chemical Technologies and how to translate academic discoveries into practical solutions in Synthesis, Sensing and Sustainability.
In Synthesis, we are interested in high-throughput experimentation, automated synthesis using robots, flow chemistry and beads technology.
In Sensing, we are interested to develop small molecule photosensitizers as research tools for bio-imaging, phototherapy and rapid detection of microorganisms.
In Sustainability, we are interested to develop high value food ingredients through biovalorisation approaches.
 
  • Development of small molecule fluorescent probes based on the donor-acceptor-donor architecture
  • IMRE-NTU Joint Research for Sustainable Materials
  • Laser spatiotemporal photoplethysmogram and computational method for extended chronic cardiometabolic therapeutic care
Awards
Distinguished award, Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC), Spring Singapore
 
Courses Taught
CM3011: Chemical Spectroscopy and Applications
CM5031: Analytical & Manufacturing Techniques in Pharmaceutical Industry
CM9101: Food Chemistry and Nutrition
CBC729: Graduate Seminar
SPMS-RI: Research Integrity