Chui Kang Xiang Ryan
Born and raised in Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and majored in Biological Science with a Second Major in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology from Nanyang Technological University. While studying he have also worked in the education industry for 7 years as a tutor, teaching both home classes and large size tuition classes. He joined Leave a Nest Singapore, Education Development Division on 1st June 2022. He joined Leave a Nest to better the education system in Singapore, moving away from traditional beliefs in grades and enabling students to understand that they too can use their knowledge to benefit our society.
Graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and specialised in Advanced Manufacturing, awarded with Honours with Distinction from National University of Singapore (NUS). Previously, he obtained his first degree in Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) from National University of Singapore (NUS) as well. During his Master and Bachelor degree, his research included inkjet 3D printing using Graphene and Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM). He joined Leave a Nest because he likes the corporate mission. He gained from society whatever he has now. He also wants to give back to society. He feels Leave a Nest is a good platform to work with the Science and Technology for Global Happiness.
Suzianti Iskandar Vijaya
Dr. Suzianti was a recipient of the Japanese Government's Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship. She studied microbial molecular genetics at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), where she received her PhD in 2018. Previously, she worked at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) as a researcher focusing on agriculture R&D, especially crops disease diagnostics and agrigenomics. Having experienced first hand the challenges when adopting technology in the agriculture field, she is determined to transform the current landscape towards advancing technology in the Malaysian agriculture sector. She joined Leave a Nest Malaysia, Research Development Division in January 2022.
Aisyah Abdul Hamid
Dr. Aisyah was awarded with the Monbukagakusho (MEXT) scholarship for her Master degree in Biological Sciences at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan, and her works focused on membrane protein crystallization. Previously, she obtained Bachelor and Master degree in Biotechnology. After graduating from NAIST, she started working independently as a small business owner in the F&B industry for four years. Her interest in science and business has led her to Leave a Nest where she believes in the importance to become a Science Bridge Communicator to link the gap between academia and industry. She is currently a member of Frontier Development Division in Leave a Nest Malaysia.
Muhamad Ezral Bin Ghazali
Recipient of the prestigious Japanese Government’s Monbukagakusho Scholarship; Dr. Ezral Ghazali studied colloidal science at the University of Tsukuba, where he received his PhD degree. His research addresses fundamental topics in the sedimentation of flocculated clay material in water treatment. Previously, he has served as a Researcher at Industrial Biotechnology Research Centre, SIRIM Berhad, where he was involved in multidisciplinary research. While in Japan, Ezral has an active outreach program to bring excitement in STEM among elementary, middle school and high school students. Transforming young lives through science is now his biggest passion.
Bryan Angelo Foronda
Bryan Angelo Foronda received his Bachelor of Bio-resource Sciences from the University of Tsukuba under the Japanese Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship. His research work revolved around elucidating effects of naturally-occurring compounds and synthetically-altered derivatives using murine cell models and immortalized human-derived stem cells. Having been in an international community and being immersed as a young kid, he actively organized intercultural exchange and sustainability-inclined events using his passion for communication, science and making friends. He believes that science should not be exclusive, rather, it's effects should radiate and reach even the farthest and most remote communities and individuals and that is what he strives to do in Leave a Nest Philippines.
Leonid Zairion Dimaano
Leonid Zairion Dimaano, Leo, is a graduate of Bio-resource Sciences from the University of Tsukuba and a Masters in Engineering in Urban Engineering from the University of Tokyo in Japan. His research focus is on Urban Development rooted in Sustainable Planning and Green Policies. Right after getting his degree , he went back to the Philippines to share what he has learned by “nurturing local ingenuity and bringing transformative change from the grassroots to the world”. He hopes to work not just on planning more sustainable cities in the Philippines but in nation building as a whole. He plays the cello in his free time.
Ludhovik Luiz Madrid
Ludhovik Luiz “Ludho” Madrid earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2018. While studying for his bachelor's degree, he helped in his college organizations' STEM-related events for high school students. These events include research competitions, science clubbing summits, and science olympiads. for He is currently taking his master's degree in chemistry at the same university. His research focuses on the synthesis of ionic liquids and their application as solvent for RAFT polymerization. Currently he is a member of the Research Development Division in Leave a Nest Philippines.