Dr. Joachim Loo

Title: Designing ‘smart’ nano-delivery systems for oral delivery of pharmaceuticals and nutrients.


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.

Research Interest

His research interests include designing delivery systemsnanotoxicology, and microbial biofilms

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