Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore
Praveen Thoniyot is a Senior Scientist and Team Leader at A*STAR’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES). In 2000, he obtained his PhD degree in organic chemistry at the National Chemical Laboratory, India, on a national fellowship from India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Thoniyot conducted post-doctoral research on a CNRS fellowship at the University of Nantes in France, where he worked on organic-inorganic hybrid materials. In 2002, he joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and worked on boron chemistry, polymerization chemistry and saccharide-sensing technologies. In 2005, he joined A*STAR and held various research positions before joining ICES in 2015. Thoniyot is passionate about incorporating sustainability and a systems-thinking approach into all his research projects. His current focus is on encapsulation technology for various applications.