About Us

Bespoke science PR communications

At Asian Scientist Intelligence, our business is simple: we are committed to helping science & technology organizations capture new opportunities in Asia.

We have been trusted advisors to industry and academic clients, including those in biomedical sciences, information technology and medical sectors. By working with companies such as Agilent Instruments, NEC Corporation, Leica Microsystems and the National Research Foundation of Singapore, we’ve gained both recognition and important connections in the scientific community.

We are both journalists and scientists

Unlike other PR agencies, we have an edge. We are the first – and still the only – full-service science PR communications firm in Asia. Our team consists of PhD-level scientists and journalists with the know-how and insights to reach out to scientists in Asia.

Trained as both scientists and communications specialists, we are well-versed in the technical jargon of scientists, but also skilled at conversing effectively with a mainstream audience. Our editorial team is seasoned from working on Asian Scientist Magazine, a print and online magazine that covers R&D in Asia. No one is better positioned than Asian Scientist Intelligence to communicate with scientists, making us the PR partner of choice for science-based organizations hoping to engage the region.

So whether it is corporate branding, content generation for online and print collateral, or event PR relations, we can help. In addition, our broad expertise includes marketing and communications services such as white papers, research reports and full-service website management.

Management Team

Max PhuaMr. Max Phua
Managing Director

Mr. Max Phua, managing director of Asian Scientist Intelligence, directs the long-term strategy and operational performance of the company. He is also executive director of World Scientific Publishing Company, which is headquartered in Singapore and has offices in New Jersey, San Francisco, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Sydney, Chennai, New Delhi and Hong Kong.

Rebecca tanDr. Rebecca Tan
Managing Editor

Dr. Rebecca Tan, managing editor of Asian Scientist Intelligence, handles client relationships and the day-to-day operations of the company.

Advisory Board

Professor KK PhuaProf. K K Phua
Senior Advisor

Prof. K K Phua is the founding director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University, and chairman and editor-in-chief of World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd.

Juliana ChanProf. Juliana Chan

Juliana Chan is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Nanyang Technological University. She is the editor-in-chief of Asian Scientist Magazine.