Dr Joachim Loo is currently Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He holds a joint appointment at the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), and is a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), USA. He is also an international member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) for Sustainable Waste Management, and a member of the Coordinated Research Project (CRP) under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations (UN). He has published more than 190 international journal papers (h-index: 47 – Web of Science), three book chapters and filed more than 15 patents in these research areas. Recently, he was also awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop delivery systems for nutraceuticals. He is currently a co-convenor of the ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnology National Working Group (WG3), under the Singapore Chemical Industry Council.