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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Prof. LOH Xian at Nanyang Technological University Singapore


The "Smart Materials: Polymer Science and Engineering" course offers a comprehensive exploration of cutting-edge topics in the field, aimed at providing a thorough understanding of polymer science and the innovative realm of smart materials. Spanning across three levels, this course introduces students to the fundamentals of polymer science, including polymer synthesis techniques, stimuli-responsive polymers, and their various applications. As the course progresses, it delves into more complex concepts such as advanced smart polymer structures, self-healing polymers, responsive surface modifications, and the use of polymers in biomedical, environmental, and industrial applications. The higher-level lectures cover intricate subjects like multifunctional polymer systems, nanocomposites, robotics, nanotechnology, and the future trends and challenges in this field. Through a series of meticulously crafted lectures, students gain insight into the latest advancements, applications, and the potential of smart materials, enabling them to critically analyze, innovate, and contribute to this rapidly evolving domain.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Smart Materials: Polymer Science and Engineering, by LOH Xian

  • Xian Jun Loh graduated with a PhD from the National University of Singapore. He is a polymer chemist with >20 years of scientific experience working in the inter-disciplinary field of biomaterials. He is currently the Executive Director at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). His main research interests are in the design of supramolecular and stimuli-responsive polymers and hydrogels for biomedical and personal care applications. Currently, he is the author and co-author of >300 journal papers, 19 patents, 45 book chapters and 6 books, publishing mainly in the area of biomaterials. He is the associate editor of Biomacromolecules. He serves on 6 editorial boards and is consulted extensively by major funding bodies. He is the current President of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry.

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