The 2021 AGM of the IET Singapore Network
You are kindly invited to join the IET Singapore Network AGM which will be held on the 27 July 2021 from 19:30 to 21:30. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the AGM will once again be held online this year.
The event will be opened by our keynote speaker Prof Terry W. J. Steele on his ground-breaking work on magneto-curing adhesives followed by the AGM itself. We look forward to seeing you there.
Any resolutions to be put before the Annual General Meeting must be sent to the Honorary Secretary at least 7 days prior to the AGM (20th July).
Management Committee for Session 2022-2023
1. Nomination Forms must reach the Honorary Secretary by 6pm 13th July 2021 either by:
• Post to: IET Singapore, 1010 Dover Road, #02-01, S (139856) or
• Email to: email@example.com as a pdf or tif attachment.
2. Nomination Forms must be signed by the nominee/s and both proposer and seconder.
3. All nominees must be present online at the AGM, or write to the Honorary Secretary at least 7 days before the AGM stating his/her reason(s) for his/her absence.
27 Jul 2021
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Prof. Terry W.J. Steele
Assistant Professor - NTU-Materials Science & Engineering
Prof. Terry Steele obtained his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry in 2006 at the University of Minnesota. In 2007, he completed his post-doctorate training in Germany with a collaboration between Abbott Laboratories and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kissel of Philipps-Marburg University. In 2009, he accepted the position of Research Fellow and was the lead project manager to design Drug Eluting Balloon prototypes at NTU-MSE. In August 2011, Dr. Steele was promoted to the position of Assistant Professor and subsequently tenured at the School of Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. To date, he has mentored and awarded 10 PhD students and co-/authored 80+ manuscripts. Prof. Steele’s research interests lie in methods of wet adhesion, adhesion chemistry, and electronmagnetic biomaterials. Notable research contributions include (1) Voltaglue, the world’s first voltage activated glue (2) CaproGlu, the world’s first tissue carbene-based bioadhesive, and (3) Magnetocuring Adhesives, a platform of touchless adhesives activated by magnetic fields.
Reasons to attend
The lack of suitable bioadhesives has resulted in a range of unmet clinical needs in regard to tissue/biomaterial fixation. Tissue adhesives are needed that allow manipulation and subsequent on-demand adhesion on wet tissue surfaces. The development of electromagnetic bioadhesives attempts to fill this clinal and research gap. Stimuli-sensitive biomaterials are thus explored with on-demand activation through photonic, electric, and magnetic fields. The design of custom rheology instruments gives unique insight of dynamic material properties upon exposure to electromagnetic stimuli. Adhesion bond strengths on a variety of soft tissue substrates will be presented.
For Annual General Meeting (Yr 2021)
1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 2020 AGM and 2021 EGM
2. Matters arising from the Minutes of the 2020 AGM
3. Annual Report, presented by the Chairman
4. Adoption of the Annual Report
5. Financial Report, presented by the Honorary Treasurer
6. Adoption of the Financial Report
7. Election of the Management Committee for 2022
8. Election of two Honorary Auditors
9. Update to the IET Singapore Network Constitution
10. Adoption of the updated constitution
11. Any other business