Dr ZENG Xianting is Programme Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Academy (AMTA). He is responsible for leading and managing the Programme Office under the directive of AMTA Training Council. He oversees development of business strategic plan for AMTA in consultation with relevant stakeholders, and project execution to achieve AMTA strategic outcomes and objectives and key deliverables (KPIs).
Prior to his role leading AMTA, Xianting established the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) as the founding director to transfer knowledge and capability to the industry through case studies and hands-on practical training to meet technology and skills gaps. Under his leadership, SIMTech launched a broad portfolio of industrial training programmes to support the industry using a Learn-Practise-Implement model, which benefited about 1800 local companies with more than 8000 PMETs trained.
Besides his role in leading industrial training development, Xianting has been an active research scientist in the field of nanocomposite coating materials and plasma-enhanced PVD thin film processes. He published extensively, with his research outcomes and scientific achievements recognised internationally.
Xianting obtained his PhD degree in Physics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1995, and his MSc and BSc degrees from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 1987 and 1982, respectively.