David pursued his chemistry studies at the National University of Singapore and received his B.Sc. degree with first class honours in 2009. In 2010, he accepted a scholarship offered by the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP) and moved to Ulm under the supervision of Prof. Tanja Weil. David graduated with summa cum laude in 2014 and worked as a junior group leader in the Institute of Organic Chemistry III at Ulm University. He subsequently moved to the MPIP and leads the life-like nanosystems group focusing on precision (bio)macromolecules and stimulus responsive chemistry. In 2019, he is featured as one of the emerging “key figures that will shape the future of research at the interface of chemistry and biology” in the ChemBioTalents issue (Wiley VCH).

Professional Appointments

Aug 2018 - Present: Editor, PLOS One

May 2016 - Present: External Lecturer, Ulm University

Jul 2017 - Aug 2018: Evaluator, EU Horizon 2020

Education / Research Experience

Jun 2010 - Jan 2014: Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude), Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research/Ulm University, Germany

Aug 2009 - May 2010: Research Assistant, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Aug 2006 - Jul 2009: B.Sc. Hons. (1st Class), National University of Singapore, Singapore

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