Four new staff for IOM Singapore

Date: 30 December 2013

IOM Singapore is pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new staff members who joined our team in Novemeber and December. All of them are based in our Singapore office. We warmly welcome them on board.

Dr. Zhang Yuan Yuan joined IOM Singapore as a research scientist in the SAFENANO group. She has a PhD in Environmental Engineering from National University of Singapore. Her research interests and experiences are focused on detection, formation and reactivity of nano-sized corrosion products and their role in water quality in drinking water distribution system.  

Yuanyuan was previously a technical consultant and process engineer specializing on the design and management of industrial and small scale wastewater treatment plants.

Dr. Zhang's main focus is on nanoparticles in water. She is currently the lead project scientist on a study to assess the potential presence and distribution of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in water systems in Singapore.


Dr. Yu Ting joined IOM Singapore as a research scientist in the SAFENANO group. He has a PhD from Nanyang Technological University in Bioengineering working on carbon nanotube (CNT) purification and applications and subsequently worked on nanocomposites and their applications in regenerative medicine

YU Ting's work focuses on the risk management practices for nanomaterials in companies in Singapore is the lead project scientist on the project NANOEXS which aims to develop recommendations on more effective and efficient protective strategies for workers.  

Dr. Midori Courtice joined IOM Singapore as a research scientist in the Occupational Hygiene group. She has a PhD in Public Health from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include asbestos exposures and related health outcomes of a Chinese asbestos products factory cohort and in ship breaking in Bangladesh.

Dr. Courtice's main focus is on estimating the burden of cancer and non-malignant respiratory diseases in Singapore that may be caused by occupational exposures, specifically as a result of work in the construction industry. She is lead project scientist on the WSHI funded project ConstructHealth.sg which is developing estimates for current and future disease burdens.

Mr. Veerasamy Kasinathan joined IOM Singapore as a fire safety consultant. He has a Master degree in textile technology from Anna University, Chennai, India. He has many years of experience in fire safety and extensive working experience in identification of unsafe practices and environments.

Veera has been working as a fire and workplace safety consultant in Singapore for the past seven years. He provides consultancy support in fire safety management and emergency response planning to various clients. He has extensive experience in several different industries (Eg. manufacturing, logistics, retail and hospitality).

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IOM Singapore Managing Director with three of the new staff


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