Ben helps Singapore keep its cool
Graduations | Singapore
A former leukaemia researcher is using his new University of Adelaide qualification to help keep Singaporeans cooler and safer.
Dr Ben McCaw was born in Australia but has lived with his family in Singapore for the past three years. He graduated with a Master of Applied Finance at the University of Adelaide's recent graduation ceremony at the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.
Dr McCaw spent four years in Australia as a medical researcher in Melbourne, focusing primarily on leukaemia research, before joining the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore as a Research Fellow.
He has just started his new job as business development manager for a new water treatment company, HydroScience Asia, which is based in Singapore.
HydroScience Asia uses a novel chemical-free technology that, when applied to water circulating in cooling towers, effectively eliminates germ growth while preventing internal components from rusting.The results are cheaper and safer cooling for potentially thousands of Singaporeans.
"I enjoyed my time as a medical researcher, but I realised that greater opportunities existed in the investment side of medical technology and research than just in the field of pure research," Dr McCaw said.
"So I decided to pursue the University of Adelaide's Master of Applied Finance course, which was held through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.
"I was very impressed with the structure of the program and the teaching, and I'm looking forward to using what I've learnt in my new job."
Story by Ben Osborne