Dr Ryan Tay is an Associate Professor in the Food, Chemical and Biotechnology cluster. He is a Microbiologist by training and has been active in areas related to Food Microbiology and Food Safety. Since joining SIT, he has moved on to research on aquaculture and urban farming technologies with concentration on the use of microbial probiotics. He works closely with engineering cluster colleagues on research projects funded through the SIT Ignition grant, MOE-TIF, Temasek Foundation and SFA grants. He is a member of the IRB, IACUC and IAC committees. He also serves as the working committee member in several national level Working Groups in setting up industry standards and technical guidelines, including as the Technical assessor for the Singapore Accreditation Council.