amta singapore

Dr Zeng Xianting

Director, AMTA Programme Office

Dr Zeng Xianting is Programme Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Academy (AMTA). He established the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) as the founding director to transfer knowledge and capability to the industry through case studies and hands-on practical training to meet technology and skills gap in productivity improvement, skills and capabilities upgrading and business transformation. Under his leadership, SIMTech initiated a long term strategic partnership with the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) and developed a broad portfolio of industrial training programmes to support the industry using a Learn-Practise-Implement model, which benefited about 1700 local companies with more than 7000 PMETs trained.

Prior to his role with KTO, Xianting was the Group Manager of the Surface Technology Group of SIMTech, leading the research and development of advanced surface engineering technologies and establishing core competency and capabilities for the institute. He has been an active research scientist in nanocomposite coating materials and plasma-enhanced PVD thin film processes, with research outcomes and achievements recognised internationally.