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Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Professor James Goh is the new President of IUPESM (2018-2021)

Prof James Goh, Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS was installed as the President of the International Union of Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine (IUPESM) at the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic


Dr Andy Tay received Harry M Showman Prize from UCLA

The Harry M Showman Prize from UCLA is awarded every year to one Engineering student who most effectively communicate the achievements, research, results or social significance of any aspect of Engineering to a student audience, the engineering professions, or the general public.


BME team came in 2nd runner-up in International Competition

Congratulation to Mr Yu Longteng, Mr Soon Renhao and Dr Yeo Joo chuan who competed in the 2nd China innovation and entrepreneurship competition (Singapore Division) and won 2nd Runner-up out of 15 teams.


PhD student to receive 2018 Ray Wu Prize for Excellence in Life Sciences

Congratulation to Ms Lim Su Bin who will be presented with the award at the 9th Ray Wu Symposium to be held on October 19th to 21th in Taikang Business School,Beijing.


Dr Alberto Corrias appointed as Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy

Congratulation to Dr Alberto who was appointed as Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy for a term of three years beginning on 1 July 2018.

He has also been awarded the Engineering Educator Award at the Faculty of Engineering Awards & Recognition Ceremony 2018 and the Annual Teaching Excellence Award during University Awards 2017.


Research Fellow awarded prestigious Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr Saw Thuan Beng has been awarded the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018. This Fellowship was established in 1991 through the LKY Endowment Fund, and aims at promoting the development of outstanding, young academics in science, medicine and engineering. The scheme is open to recently graduated PhDs of all nationalities, and is highly competitive, with one awardee across NUS per year for the past few years.

Under this Fellowship, Thuan Beng aims to elucidate the importance of endogenous electric fields toward tissue homeostasis using in vitro and organ-on-chip models through interdisciplinary approaches involving cell biology, physics modeling, and micro-engineering. He will be part of the research team headed by Prof Lim Chwee Teck at BME.


Six awards won at BES 12th Scientific Meeting (BES12SM)

Congratulation to the BME teams who have won!


Dr Raye Yeow who received the Digital Learning Transformation Award

Congratulation to Dr Raye Yeow who received the Digital Learning Transformation Award from NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing at the NTUC May Day Awards 2018 on 5 May 2018.


NUS students won two awards at ARTSIC 2018

Our BME students - Mr Ashsiddique OMRUL HAUK, Mr Charanpreet SINGH, Mr PARK Doyoung and Ms CHANG Jen-Shuan - took home the Silver Award and Best Prototype Award with their submission - Development of a wrist rehabilitation device and virtual reality games for stroke patient, and they will be representing Singapore to compete in i-Create conference in Shanghai in July 2018.


Press release - "NUS scientists develop novel chip for fast and accurate disease detection at low cost"

Professor Zhang Yong and his team's, Dr Kerwin Kwek Zeming and two NUS PhD students Mr Thoriq Salafi and Ms Swati Shikha, work was covered in the 29th March 2018 press release by NUS News. Their work was published in Nature Communications on 28 March 2018.


Reported in The Straits Times - "Tailoring treatment for cancer patients"

Professor Lim Chwee Teck and his team's, PhD student Lim Su Bin and senior postdoctoral associate Dr Khoo Bee Luan, work was reported in the 29th March 2018 edition of The Straits Times.


NUS Open Day, 10 March 2018

A big thanks to our Outreach committee members and BME student helpers for spending their Saturday back in NUS UTown to showcase the BME programme!


BME Open House, 10 February 2018

Our annual outreach event for RNSman and pre-U students.


BME faculty members won teaching awards

Dr Raye Yeow was awarded the Innovative Teaching Award (Bronze), Dr Mrinal Musib was awarded the Innovative Teaching Award (Silver) and Dr Alberto Corrias was awarded the Engineering Educator Award at the Faculty of Engineering Awards & Recognition Ceremony 2018. Dr Alberto was also the recipient for Engineering Educator Award last year.


BME Student Club

Our BME Student Club had an exciting year filled with activities, including industrial visits to Becton Dickinson and Biotronik.


Featured in NUS News - Dr Eliza Fong. Also reported on Nanowerk and Straits Times

Dr Eliza and her team's work on developing liver tumor models called patient-derived xenografts (PDX) has been published in the leading bioengineering journal - Biomaterials - and reported on Nanowerk on 8 Feb 2018.

Her work addressed the expensive and time-consuming conventional method of growing PDX cancer cells in culture, by introducing synthetic 3D scaffolds. These are made of a plant-based porous hydrogel which helps the cells to maintain proper shape, function and growth for drug screening.


Featured in NUS News - Professor Zhang Yong and Dr John Ho

Prof Zhang Yong, Dr John Ho and Dr. Akshaya Bansal have developed a method for delivering light wirelessly into deep regions of the body to activate light-sensitive drugs for photodynamic therapy (PDT), which was featured in NUS News on 30th Jan 2018.


Good news in the first week of school - New appointments and promotions

Prof Lim Chwee Teck has been appointed as the Acting Director of BIGHEART and has relinquished his duties with effect from 1 January 2018. Prof Leo Hwa Liang is our new Deputy Head (Admin and External Relations).

In addition, Dr Mrinal Kanti Musib has been promoted to Senior Lecturer and Mr Muhammed Abdurrahiem has been upgraded to grade EP5.


Senior Tutor received the first MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

Senior Tutor, Andy Tay Kah Ping, was selected to receive the first MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication.


9th Asian Cyclodextrin Conference (9ACC), 14 - 17 December 2017

ACC focuses on all aspects of cyclodextrin research and aims to construct strong partnerships centred in Asian and Oceanian regions. This year, 9ACC was co-organized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS and the Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore), and held at NUS University Hall Auditorium.


BME student won Best Poster Award at 5th Asia-Korea Conference on Science and Technology 2017 (AKC2017)

Congratulations to Ms Lim Su Bin! AKC is the signature event for Korean Scientists and Engineers Association Chapters in Asia-Pacific region and this year it was organized under the theme, "The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Asia-Innovations of Tomorrow".




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