Our Technical Experts

Maha strives to be the preferred partner to our customers through sharing our knowledge, promoting business sustainability and fostering bonds. We would like to introduce our technical experts who are knowledgeable and well-equipped to handle your technical support needs. Browse through their profiles to know what kind of expertise they can bring.

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Technical Experts

KG Teo
Technical Manager
Surface Technology

As a seasoned professional with more than 35 years of rich experience in coatings and printing ink industry, KG’s expertise include technical service, quality control, research & development, setting up of laboratory and paint production facilities. Before joining Maha, he has worked with various Industry leaders such as Kansai Paints, Dow Chemicals, Union Carbide, AkzoNobel Coatings and Dainippon Ink & Chemicals. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Chemistry (National University of Singapore)

List of available courses offered

  • Introduction to decorative paints
  • Understanding of paint raw materials: binders, pigment/fillers, additive paint raw materials: binders, pigment/fillers, additives
  • Formulating of paints
  • Paint performance requirements, specifications and test methods
  • Paint manufacturing and quality control
  • Painting systems, paint application methods and trouble-shooting of painting problems
  • Lab session: Paint Making, Quality Control, Paint Performance Testing

Joseph Chan
Chief Scientific Officer
Living Sciences

Prior to Maha, Joseph had held positions as Market Manager, Senior Scientist, R&D Chemist and QA Chemist in Stepan company. He had also served as Lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic and QC Chemist in Croda company. Joseph obtained his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree (Chemistry) from National University of Singapore and was conferred Dean’s List in 2000.


  • Master of Business Administration (Singapore University of Social Sciences)
  • Master’s degree, Chemistry (National University of Singapore)
  • Bachelor’s degree, Chemistry (National University of Singapore)

List of available courses offered

  • Amino Acid Surfactant
  • Sulfate-free Formulation
  • Sustainable Beauty Solution
  • Hand and Surface Disinfectant
  • Food Safe Ingredient For Your Skin
  • Skincare Formulation Post COVID-19
  • Introduction to Personal Care Surfactant
  • Introduction to Surfactant Chemistry

Lim Yu De
Field Application Engineer
Industrial Solutions

As a passionate individual in engineering, Yu De has a wide array of real life experience including participating in a research project with Republic Polytechnic (RP) on 3D printing of cemental materials. He has also given lectures on CAD modelling in RP and is an expert in operating and running open material system additive manufacturing machines such as Arburg’s Freeformer.


  • Masters Degree in Additive Manufacturing (MSc)
  • Specialist Diploma in Precision Manufacturing CSWA (Mechanical)

List of available courses offered

  • Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • Introduction to Different Types of Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Material Extrusion, Vat Polymerization, Material Jetting, Sheet Lamination, Powder Bed Fusion, Direct Energy Deposition, Binder Jetting)
  • Introduction to Maha’s Suite of Additive Manufacturing Capabilities
  • Design for Additive Manufacture (DfAM) – Advanced Topic
  • Topology Optimisation – Advanced Topic
  • Introduction to Open Material Additive Manufacturing Systems
  • Injection Molding vs Additive Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing – From Model to Part
  • Post Processing Techniques and Technology

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