Chaw Sing HO, CEO of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), a national platform hosted by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and supported by the National Research Foundation has started his three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.
ASTM International’s board is made of 25 leaders from a variety of companies, associations, universities, government bodies, and other organizations around the world.
Before joining the public sector, Dr. HO was head of innovation and strategic partnerships at HP Singapore, Printing and Personal Systems Group and the Global Head for Consumer Inkjet Supplies Business Operations, overseeing manufacturing supply chain operations and product innovation. He began his career in the semiconductor foundry industry with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (now part of Global Foundries), in various customer-facing technology and engineering operation leadership roles.
Dr. HO has been representing NAMIC and leading efforts within the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) since 2019, supporting research to standardization projects involving Singapore’s AM ecosystem.
Dr. HO actively scouts and mentors deep-tech companies. He is a frequent speaker at AM forums intersecting technology, industry, and policy, including the World Bank Group, Development Research Centre China, and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. An active member in the global AM community, Dr. HO co-chairs the ISO/TC 261 Additive Manufacturing Chair’s Advisory Group and the AM Technical Committee under Singapore Standards Council. He also serves as a scientific and technology advisor at the Singapore-Hebrew University Alliance for Science and Technology and the Singapore Maritime Institute, among others.
An inventor in his early career, Dr. HO holds 48 U.S. and internationally issued patents. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering and bachelor’s degree (with honors) in electrical engineering (Microelectronics) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He currently serves as an adjunct professor at NUS College of Design and Engineering.
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