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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 "Introduction to Composite Materials" course offers a comprehensive exploration into the diverse world of composite materials. This course delves into the fundamental principles of composite materials, covering their definition, types, composition, and key properties. It further examines the fabrication techniques, applications across various industries, and the evolving landscape of composite material innovations. As the course progresses, it delves into more intricate aspects such as advanced structures, mechanical analysis, sustainability considerations, emerging technologies, and the challenges involved in composite material development. From basic design principles to cutting-edge applications in aerospace, automotive, biomedical, and other fields, this course offers a holistic view of composite materials' past, present, and future, including their economic impact, regulatory standards, and the role of new technologies in shaping their development and application. Throughout the lectures, students gain a deep understanding of the material's significance, exploring both its potential and the challenges that lie ahead in its widespread adoption and continued advancements.

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.

Introduction to Composite Materials, 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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