Meet the Innovators Under 35

Desmond Loke, Singapore University of Technology and Design

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Desmond Loke, Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Desmond Loke is an assistant professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. His research involves the nanoscale biological design of novel computing-system models, materials, and devices. He completed his BS at the National University of Singapore in 2008, and did his PhD at the NUS and University of Cambridge between 2008 and 2012. In 2013, he was awarded a research fellowship from the SUTD and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to start his independent research work. He has won many prestigious awards, including the Singapore TKK Young Inventors’ Award, Asia MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Award, etc. His research has been highlighted in global news outlets such as Science Daily, Yahoo News, and the International Business Times. He has been first author on papers published in Advanced Materials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Science, and other journals.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.