Dr David Low is the CEO of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), a unit of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore.
The ARTC is a contemporary platform built upon strong public-private partnerships to translate research to industry application. The ARTC is led by A*STAR in partnership with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Currently the ARTC works with over 60 industry members to develop advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing capabilities. Industry members include, EOS, IHI, Rolls-Royce, National Instruments, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, SAESL, Shell, Siemens, SKF, Trumpf, Zeiss and many more.
David was previously the Chief of Manufacturing Technology - Singapore and Head of Process Technology Research Centre at Rolls-Royce, where he was responsible for developing advanced manufacturing technology for deployment at Rolls-Royce manufacturing and repair facilities globally. David spent significant time in Rolls-Royce global manufacturing & R&D facilities in Germany, UK, US and Singapore and Germany.
Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, David researched in the field of laser materials processing (laser percussion drilling, laser ablation and femtosecond laser fabrication) since 1998, during which he conducted industrial research for many companies and published over 50 journals, conferences, patents and book publications.
David received his PhD and Bachelor degree (1st class) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Technology (UMIST), which is now known as The University of Manchester. He received his Executive MBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University.
David is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Singapore Polytechnic and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is a Fellow and Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and a Senior Member of The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES).