Department of Biomedical Engineering

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NUS-BME students at 2017 Summer by Design Programme

BME PhD students, Ms Liang Yeshi and Mr Ernest Tan, attended the month-long workshop co-organized by University of Toronto. Read about their experiences and their insights from Yeshi's interview.


BME Professor featured on cover page of NUSS magazine

Professor Lim Chwee Teck has been featured on the cover page of NUSS magazine - The Graduate - in their Oct-Dec 2017 issue. He is the first full-time professor at NUS to be conferred the NUSS Professorship. Read about his story and the motivations behind his work below.


Recipient of "RAPS The Community Leadership" Award

Congratulations to Ms Jacqueline Monteiro, who is one of our DCC (Department Consultative Committee) member, for being awarded the inaugural "RAPS The Community Leadership" Award!

This award recognizes Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) members who have built networks, supported regulatory professionals in their communities and partnered with other organizations to further the profession.


BME Safety Day 2017 on 29 September

The registration is now open! BME staff and students can register using the link below.


Dr Chen Chia-Hung and Mr Dinh Ngoc Duy featured on Wiley's YouTube video

Dr Chen's and Mr Dinh's work on a novel high throughput light-directed assembly method at the microscale has been featured in a YouTube video. Dr Chen is currently in charge of the Integrated Microfluidic Biotechnology Lab


Two BME faculty members won ATEA at University Awards 2017

Congratulation to Dr Alberto Corrias and Dr James Kah on winning the Annual Teaching Excellence Award during University Awards 2017! The ATEA is awarded to faculty members who have displayed a high level of commitment to their teaching.


BME postgraduate received Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Award

Congratulation to Mr Andy Tay for being awarded the Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Award for his thesis at the Japan Neuroscience Society meeting! This Award applauds excellent graduate studies in the field of neuroscience and thereby encourages young researchers and promotes further development of research in the field.

Andy also has recently received a scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Association in UCLA and a travel award from the New York Academy of Sciences for his idea to use microfluidics in food related technologies. He is currently pursuing his PhD in UCLA.


BME Welcome and Awards Day 2017

Our newest members of the BME community!


Commencement 2017

A big welcome to our latest alumni - The Class of 2017!


Professor James Goh elected as an AAET Fellow

The Fellowship of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) is awarded to eminent individuals from academia, research institutes, industry, and government who have demonstrated successful leadership or outstanding contributions to engineering and technology, and play an important role in the overall development of the ASEAN region.

Previous recipients of this Fellowship in the Faculty of Engineering includes: Prof Poo Aun Neow, Prof Hang Chang Chieh, Prof Seeram Ramakrishna, Prof Chew Yong Tian, Prof Chou Siau Kiang, Prof Nhan Phan-Thien and Assoc Prof Chau Fook Siong. Prof James Goh was elected as a Fellow of AAET on the 10th June 2017.


IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2017

Dr Raye Yeow and his team was selected for the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2017, which was presented at the World Engineers Summit on 20th July 2017 by Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources. They were awarded in the Applied Research category for the Soft Robotic Glove by Yap Hong Kai, as well as two awards in the IES Young Creators category for the Soft Robotic Sock by Low Fanzhe and the Soft Robotic Nose by Gokula Krishnan.


BME graduate student awarded at 9th International Conference On Materials For Advanced Technologies

Congratulations to Mr Yeo Joo Chuan for being conferred the MRS-S Graduate Student Award at ICMAT 2017 attended by over 2,300 delegates. Joo Chuan is a PhD student of Prof Lim Chwee Teck and works on wearable microfluidic sensors. The “2017 MRS-S Graduate Student Award” endeavours to honour and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and materials research showcase a high level of excellence and distinction. The Awards are conferred to students with exceptional ability and who exhibit potential for significant future achievements in materials research. Joo Chuan’s research work was shortlisted to present to an international panel of judges and was favourably selected as one of the five recipients of the MRS-S Graduate Student Award.


BME Showcase'17

The Department held the inaugural BME Showcase on 9th May 2017, at NUS Residential College 4. Organised by the Biomedical Engineering Industry Alliance (BMEIA) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the event serves to showcase the research, entrepreneurial activities and academic achievements of Biomedical Engineering staff and students, and foster interaction with industry.




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Upcoming events

By: Stem Cell Society Singapore
Event: SCSS Symposium 2017 - Advances in Cell Therapy
Date: 16-17 November 2017

By: ARQon (Asia Regulatory & Quality Consultancy)
Event: ARQon CE Representative Office Opening and International Trades Networking Event)
Date: 19 October 2017, 3.30pm to 6.30pm