Research Interests My research interest is primarily in the area of soft materials. Soft materials have been known include hydrogels, organogels, micelles, vesicles and many others. The underlying theme of my research covers the following: 1) modification of naturally available biodegradable polymers for the synthesis of soft materials; 2) characterization of the soft materials properties and 3) development of simple fabrication techniques to realising these soft material constructs. I am particularly interested in exploring topics such as water-soluble and stimuli-responsive soft materials for drug/gene/protein delivery and tissue engineering/repair applications. My industrial interests are intricately linked with my role as A*STAR’s Personal Care Programme Manager. I am interested in developing personal, household, medical and baby care products.