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Specialist II




2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

  • Encapsulation of actives for cosmetic formulation prototypes
  • Biodegradable supramolecular hydrogels with cyclodextrins
  • Controlled/sustained release of actives
  • Develop cosmetic prototypes for skincare applications – encapsulation, texture, form, stability
  • Atomic transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)

  • Development of New Cosmetic Prototypes for skincare with encapsulation of actives

  • Synthesis and Characterization of cyclodextrin/PLLA-based hydrogels

  • Rheological oscillatory shear tests of supramolecular hydrogels to stimulate triggered release

  • Multi-responsive supramolecular hydrogels

  • Apr 2017 – present: Specialist II/Lab Manager, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (Singapore)

  • Jan 2014 – March 2017: Specialist I/Lab Manager, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (Singapore)

  • Dec 2012 - Dec 2013 Senior Officer, Healthcare & Lifestyle Programme, A*STAR

  • Nov 2012 Lab Analyst (Chemistry), SGS Testing & Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd

  • Jan 2012 - June 2012 Researcher, Health Sciences Authority, Analytical Toxicology Lab (Drug Analytical Testing Unit)

  • Specialized Diploma, Cosmetic Science, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore, 2017

  • B.Sc (Hons), Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2012

  • 2014 ‘Best Poster’ Award at IMRE Scientific Research Forum (ISRF)

  • 2008 'Anugerah Khas Mendaki' Award for academic acheivement at Polytechnic Diploma Level

Sep 2016 – Aug 2017: Chair, IMRE Social Committee

Mar 2016 – present: Member, Society of Cosmetic Scientists Singapore (SCSS)

  • Understanding the pH-responsive sustained protein release from supramolecular hydrogel using rheology and oscillatory shear behaviour analysis, Anis Abdul Karim, Pei Lin Chee, Meng Fai Chan, and Xian Jun Loh ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, Oct 2016


  • Emerging Supramolecular Therapeutic Carriers Based on Host-Guest Interactions, Karim AA, Dou Q, Li Z, Loh XJ Chemistry - An Asian Journal, May 2016


  • A.K. Anis, X.J. Loh. Design of micellized a-cyclodextrin based supramolecular hydrogel system, Soft Matter, 2015,11, 5425-5434


  • X. J. Loh, A.K. Anis, C. Owh. Poly(glycerol sebacate) biomaterial: synthesis and biomedical applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 3, 7641-7652


  • Dan Kai, Z. Low, S.S. Liow, A.K. Anis, H. Ye, G. Jin, X.J. Loh. Development of Lignin Supramolecular Hydrogels with Mechanically Responsive and Self-Healing Properties, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2015; 3(9), 2160-2169


  • P. Thoniyot, M.J. Tan, A.K. Anis, X.J. Loh, D.J. Young. Nanoparticle-hydrogel composites: Concept, design and applications of these promising, multi-functional materials, Advanced Science, 2015, 2, 1-2

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