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2016 Highlights


Congratulations to Lim Han Yuan Bryan (Class of 2014) for being a recipient of the prestigious 2016 DSTA Undergraduate Scholarship to further his studies at NUS (Materials Science). This scholarship is a scheme to attract and nurture top talent for careers and leadership positions in the defence science and technology community in Singapore.
Bryan graduated from the Diploma in Materials Science with a merit. He was also presented with the Teknor Apex Asia Pacific Award during the graduation ceremony.

Our heartiest congratulations to Marcus Ng (Class of 2014) (centre) for being awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship (LKY-STEP Award) on 25 August 2016. He has invited his SP lecturers: Dr Chia Fu Siong (left) and Dr Soh Chai Hoon to witness the award ceremony.
Marcus is currently pursuing a degree in Pharmacy at NUS.

Congratulations to our DACP alumnus P Aravind (Class of 2014) for being presented with the 2016 MOE Teaching Award on 29 July 2016. Aravind will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Education) at NTU-NIE.
“Throughout my education as a student, I had many great teachers and lecturers who were my role models. There are many skills that I hope to learn from them. To me, teaching is a calling of not just the mind, but the heart as well. My desire is to be a positive influence in the lives of students and make a difference to their lives.”

Our heartiest congratulations to Muhammad Shafique Bin Hamid (Class of 2010) for being presented with the 2016 prestigious Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award (NTU).
This award not only recognizes the student’s excellent academic performance, strong leadership capabilities and exemplary conduct, but also honors his or her teachers’ inspirational teaching. Shafique nominated Ms Ng Su Ling (right) as the SP lecturer who had inspired and contributed significantly to his education. As part of the award, a graduand from SP can receive a $5,000 cash grant upon his or her admission to NTU.

Congratulations to Tu Mengyu (Class of 2016) for having received the Temasek Sunburst Scholarship and Nanyang Scholarship from NTU.
Mengyu graduated with a merit from the Diploma in Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science and she was presented with the Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Award during the graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to DMLS Course Gold Medallist, Ariel Novrianto Afandy (Class of 2016), for receiving the 2016 MOH's Healthcare Merit Scholarship to further his study in Diagnostic Radiography.

DACP students were thrilled at how forensic science plays in our legal system after attending the Criminal Justice Conference 2016 organised by NUS Law Faculty on 20 August 2016.
The students were engaged in an interactive session in which they had to work in teams to gather evidence in order to prosecute or defend a suspect. Their knowledge on forensics was also enriched after the dialogue session with prominent figures in both the field of law and forensic science.

DACP Year 2 students having an exciting day visiting GSK, Lonza, MSD and Pfizer on 6 May 2016 as part of the ICE Programme. From the visit, the students could better relate to what was being taught in class. They also had a glimpse of what their future career would look like in the pharmaceutical industry.

2015 Highlights


Congratulations to DACP graduate Rita (Class of 2015) for receiving the prestigious NTU ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship Award 2015. Rita is currently pursuing a degree in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry at NTU. Rita was also the recipient for the Singapore Surface Engineering Association Award in 2015.

Congratulations to DACP graduate Gan Chen Cheng (Class of 2015) for receiving the prestigious NTU Nanyang Scholarship Award 2015. Chen Cheng is currently pursuing a degree in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry at NTU.
“DACP has prepared me well for university studies by laying down a solid foundation. The curriculum has equipped me with strong theoretical knowledge and practical experience. The care and help from lecturers and course mates have made my journey in SP very enriching and enjoyable.”

Congratulations to our Materials Science alumnus Lee Hiang Wee (Class of 2013) for having received the prestigious 2014 A*STAR Scholarship Award (Undergraduate).
Hiang Wee will be pursuing Materials Engineering at Nanyang Technological University.

Congratulations to our Materials Science alumnus Goh Qing Sheng (Class of 2014) for being awarded the Bureau International des Containers Scholarship. This scholarship is given out to undergraduates with excellent academic results, demonstrated knowledge in safety, security, standardisation, and sustainability in intermodal container transportation and demonstrated desire to pursue a career that will have an impact on one of the above areas.
Qing Sheng is currently pursuing a degree in Materials Engineering at Nanyang Technological University.

Congratulations to DACP Year 2 students (from left) Kweh Juet Wee, Salena Yip Mei Ting and Lee Jian Hui for winning the Bronze Medal at the recent Amazing Science X Challenge 2015.

Professor Michael R. Hoffmann, Member of National Academy of Engineering (USA), James Irvine Professor for Engineering and Applied Science (California Institute of Technology - Caltech, USA) and Global Vision Scholar (Chinese Ministry of Education and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China) giving a seminar titled “The Applications of Electrochemical Processes in Domestic Wastewater Treatment” to DACP students.

A learning experience for staff and students who attended the Spectroscopy talk by Mr Steven Pang from Agilent Technologies on 24 July 2015.

"Educational, innovative and eye-opening! A rare and excellent opportunity for us to review the different types of spectroscopic methods. We are amazed by the advancement in the developments in analytical instruments and technologies." 
Loh Wenxiu, Zheng Yingting and Ong Kian Boon
Current Year 3 students

DACP graduate Tay Zi Man (Class of 2015) was awarded the Overseas Social Service Scholarship from National Council of Social Services (NCSS) to read Occupational Therapy at University of Queensland.

"The opportunities and resources provided by SP and DACP have allowed me to pursue my passion in the healthcare and social service sector."

Four DACP Year 3 students: (From left) Muhammad Hafizudin Bin Zainal, Nelson Rian Wei-Jian,Clement Chew Jia Wei and Peng Jun Jie participated in the Healthcare Immersion Programme 2015.

Congratulations to Jerald Lam Kai Jun (Class of 2015)!
Jerald (Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science Course Gold Medallist 2015) has received the prestigious Nanyang Scholarship.
He will be reading Chemistry in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at NTU.

Congratulations to Amerlyn Chong Ming Ling (Class of 2015)!
Amerlyn (Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science Course Silver Medallist 2015) has received the prestigious ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship.
She will be pursuing a degree in Chemistry at NTU.

DACP Year 3 student Pek Jun Rong represented SP in the Pre-University Seminar 2015 in June at NUS. Jun Rong has the opportunity to work with students from different institutions on a project titled ‘Environment and Infrastructure’.

Congratulations to DACP Year 2 student Zoe Mui for clinching a gold medal in the changquan event at the SEA Games.

"It took me multiple setbacks to achieve this gold medal and I have learnt how to turn those setbacks into motivation. I really like to thank my coaches for guiding me, my teammates for being by my side, my family and friends that supported me and definitely Singapore National Wushu Federation and Singapore National Olympic Council for giving me the chance to represent Singapore in the games.”

A group of 24 DACP Year 2 students led by two staff visited Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd on 8 May 2015. This is part of the 'Get-Connected' to the pharmaceutical industry from the DACP 'GET-ICE' program. In this program, all DACP Year-2 students will have the opportunity to visit one of the four pharmaceutical companies; namely, GSK, Lonza, MSD or Pfizer. This is to familiarise with the manufacturing and operations in the pharmaceutical industries and relate to what is being taught in class.

Aleen Tan, Len Shu Zhen, Jerry Lim and Nelson Rian were attached to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University (Japan) from 9 March to 18 April 2015. They worked on a project titled 'Determination of Permeation Profile by Using Alternative Human Skin Membrane'.

Javier Yu and Danial Shah were attached to the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Technology (Japan) from 9 March to 18 April 2015. They worked in the Photo-Aging Research Laboratory.

Tan Jian Wen, Loh Wen Xiu, Jarel Chew and Clarissa Hui were attached to the Department of Pharmacy, Chiba Institute of Science (Japan) from 9 March to 18 April 2015. They worked on different projects.

Congratulations to our DACP student Pek Jun Rong who is awarded the 2014 A*STAR Science Award (Polytechnic).

"It was rewarding that I passed the stringent short-listing process and two rounds of panel interviews. After receiving the award, I was successfully accepted to have a 6-week internship with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), A*STAR. Under the mentorship of Dr Yu Dingyi, I have experienced how to perform research in organic syntheses and applied the skills and techniques I learnt in DACP. Besides conducting experiments, I also need to read scientific journal articles, collate experimental data and do presentations. The knowledge I acquired is unmeasurable. It was definitely an eye-opening and fruitful experience for me."

2014 Highlights


DACP Year Two student Chan Xue Ling Stephanie was awarded the Tharman Shanmugaratnam Book Prize (CCA category).
Congratulations to Stephanie!

"I am really grateful to be selected for this Book Prize as it motivates me to do better in serving the community and helps me to recognize my strengths."

Rita, a DACP Year-3 student, has co-published a journal article titled “2-Furanylboronic Acid as an Effective Catalyst for the Direct Amidation of Carboxylic Acids at Room Temperature” in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry.
She was working on this project under the supervision of Dr Eric Kwok Wai Tam during her industrial attachment in Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

“I feel very honored to be under the guidance of Dr Kwok. It was definitely a great opportunity for me to be able to work under his team and being exposed to a research environment. He is an excellent mentor who is always patient and helpful. He has imparted to me the attitude, knowledge and skills and I strongly believed that I would be able to use all these values to be a chemist in the future. I enjoyed under his guidance and appreciate all the mentorship and encouragement he has given me. I am also thankful for the friendly colleagues in ICES for making me feel comfortable during my stay."

DACP alumni (from left to right) - Marcus Ng, Arviana Onasie and Samantha See (Class of 2014) - have been awarded the Commendation Award for Green Wave Environmental Competition 2014 (Tertiary section).
The award presentation ceremony will be held at Marina Mandarin Hotel on 19 January 2015 and Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Law is invited as the Guest of Honour.

Heartiest congratulations to Materials Science Year 3 student Vivian Wee Hui Wen!
Vivian was awarded the Model Student Award at the prestigious SP Excellence Awards 2014 ceremony.

Students and staff from DACP, DBT and DCHE joined Lonza Biologics for a charity event with 50 clients from Society of the Physically Disabled on 29 Nov 2014 at SP T11 Square.

Two DACP students Guo Zi'an Shaun and Yamuna Narayanan were attached to the Environmental Engineering Department at the Duy Tan University in Da Nang, Vietnam. Duy Tan University is the first private University set up in central Vietnam.

We worked on various projects that were related to environment. In addition, we also learnt how to carry out the projects using non-traditional, novel, economical and environmentally friendly starting materials. - Guo Zi'an Shuan
We experienced first-hand on how to design, conceive and set-up lab scale test pilots. It was a valuable, unforgettable and fruitful experience! - Yamuna Narayanan

Two final year DACP students, Sheryl Wong (left) and Neo Feng Yi, participated in the 11th Singapore Crystal Growth Competition and won the “Best Display Award” under the Senior Category.
Sheryl and Feng Yi have grown single crystals of the monoclinic ammonium magnesium sulphate hexahydrate with high clarity, well-defined faces and edges. Judges were impressed by their display (poster, molecular model and presentation of crystals) and commented that they went in details for atomic structures.

Chew Jia Shen Jason (Class of 2014), who is working as a research assistant at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences - Organic Chemistry Department now, is awarded the A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship to read Chemistry at NTU.

DACP has launched the 22-week Internship Programme for current Year-2 students: 15 current DACP Year-2 students have successfully been enrolled into this new programme.

Congratulations to Fong Weijie (Class of 2013) for being a recipient of the A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship. He will be reading Pharmacy at NUS.

Congratulations to Samantha See Shu Qi (Class of 2014) for being a recipient of the prestigious DSTA Undergraduate Scholarship to further her studies at NUS (Chemistry). This scholarship is a scheme to attract and nurture top talent for careers and leadership positions in the defence science and technology community in Singapore. Samantha was the first cohort to graduate from the Medicinal Chemistry Research Option in DACP.


Jerald Lam Kai Jun

Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science Course Gold Medallist 2015


"When I first enrolled into DACP, I knew this is where I wanted to be and I had made the right choice. This diploma is extremely well-structured. Practicals are always interesting and highly relevant, equipping us with the necessary skills and knowledge to analyse and resolve problems. Furthermore, I was able to put what I learnt into practice during my internship and final year project."