Dr. Cindy Lee

Position:Patent Scientist

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year of Completion
Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management (Patent Agency)Singapore University of Social Sciences2023
Doctor of Philosophy in ChemistryNational University of Singapore2017
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in ChemistryNational University of Singapore2010

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Marketing ExecutiveShimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte LtdMay 2018 – Jun 2020
Senior ExecutiveNational Environmental AgencyApr 2016 – Apr 2018
Research AssistantNational University of SingaporeSep 2014 – Mar 2016
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Chemical & Healthcare
  • Life Science & Biotechnology

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Chemical & Healthcare
  • Life Science & Biotechnology

Research/industry background:

  • Chemical & Healthcare
  • Life Science & Biotechnology

A. General technical areas:

  • Chemical & Healthcare
  • Life Science & Biotechnology

 B. Honours research:

  • Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
  • Detection and measurement of enzymes and proteins using Brewster angle microscopy
  • Honours research project collaboration with Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

C. PhD research:

  • Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
  • Detection of persistent organic pollutants in the environment and their effect on cellular organisms
  • Quantified environmental pollutants in water and the environment suing advanced analytical techniques (LC-MS/MS)
  • Investigated the effect of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances on aquatic micro-organisms (algae and water flea) through a novel metabolomics approach.
  • Observed the trend of bioaccumulation and effectively apply these micro-organisms for bioremediation in the environment

D. Industry experience:

  • Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Water Chemistry
  • Chemical, Food, Pesticides and Environment Industry
  • Led and implemented global food and environmental marketing strategies for an analytical instruments company; developed applications and materials for the chromatography and mass spectrometry products for the food and environment industry
  • Formulated and shaped policies and program concerning environmental protection and resource conservation; Reviewed control for chemical substances in Singapore and planned strategies to tighten the existing controls for hazardous chemicals and products (e.g. pesticides)
  • Investigated the composition of bottom and fly ash leachate samples, processed the analytical data using metabolomics techniques and successfully developed a method for water quality monitoring and a screening method for toxicity assessment of bottom and fly ash re-utilization

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