Ivan Ong
Microban
Vice President, R&D

As Vice President of Research and Development at Microban International, Dr. Ivan Ong leads a large team of engineers, scientists, microbiologists and chemists in managing the company’s extensive innovation pipeline. Ivan has served in a variety of increasingly significant roles during his 20-year tenure, including product development and innovations management. His teams continue to lead the industry in pioneering and commercialising antimicrobial and odour reduction technologies in over 1,000 products globally. 

Prior to joining Microban, Ivan was a post-doctoral research fellow at The Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on organometallic semiconductor materials and polymer light emitting diodes for low energy displays. 

Ivan holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.