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Current Members

Principal Investigator

Dr. Raye Yeow Chen-Hua

Raye Yeow Chen Hua, Ph.D.

Dr. Raye joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the National University of Singapore, as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He is also an affiliated Principal Investigator with the Advanced Robotics Center and the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE). Raye currently holds over 25 international journal publications and over 60 conference abstracts/publications, in the area of human biomechanics, medical devices and robotics. He has also secured over $2 million in research funding, focusing on his core interest on innovation research. His team develops medical technology that target important clinical unmet needs, particularly in the aspect of smart assistive devices, rehabilitation and surgical robotics.

Research Fellows

Mr. Nicholas Cheng Zi Yi

Nicholas Cheng Zi Yi, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicholas is currently a Research Fellow at the EI Lab. He did his PhD in the computational biomodelling of gastrointestinal soft tissues. His current research involves the development of assistive and rehabilitation devices for the rheumatic hand. Other research interests include the development and use of software for research and biomodelling. Outside of work, he enjoys gaming, programming, watching anime, and reading. He is also an avid collector of batman figurines.

Mr. GuoJin

Guo Jin, Ph.D.

Dr. Guo Jin is currently a Research Fellow at the EI Lab. He did his PhD in the Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering from Kagawa University. His current research involves the development of micro soft grippers for nerve repair surgery. Other research interests include the development of force sensors, medical image processing and virtual reality system.

Research Engineers

Ms. Khin Phone May

Khin Phone May

Ms. Khin is currently a Research Engineer at the EI Lab. She graduated from National University of Singapore with a B.Eng. in Bioengineering (Honors). Her current research is focused on soft robotics approach to construct wearable technologies.

Mr. Low Jin Huat

Low Jin Huat

Mr. Low is currently a Research Engineer at the EI Lab. His research involves designing soft robotics for surgical tools, prosthetic hand, soft pneumatic actuators for diabetic insole and studying the sports biomechanics as well as wearable sensors. He obtains his B.Eng with honors from the NUS, in 2012. He has collaboration with Advanced Robotic Center and SINAPSE.

Mr. Azmall Fraizudeen

Azmall Fraiszudeen

Mr. Fraiszudeen is a Research Engineer in the EI Lab. He is currently working on the project to develop a miniaturised External Ventricular Device for Drainage of excessive Cerebrospinal Fluid(CSF) in neurological patients with high-intracranial pressure (ICP). He enjoys learning, reading, writing, swimming and networking.

Mr. Natividad Rainier Florentin

Natividad Rainier Florentin

Mr. Natividad is a Research Engineer and a Masters student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He earned his Bachelors degree from the University of the Philippines in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include prosthesis design and wearable robotic devices. Currently, Rainier is working on a soft robotics approach to assist shoulder movement. He loves to go trail biking and is a fan of ultimate Frisbee.

Mr. Liang Xinquan

Liang Xinquan

Mr. Liang is currently a Research Engineer in EI lab. He graduated from National University of Singapore with 1st class honor in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. His current research is on soft material based robotic arms. Besides research, he spends most of his spare time on hiking, swimming, movies, and computer games. He also wants to travel to a lot of places in the future.

Mr. Aaron Goh

Aaron Goh

Mr. Aaron Goh is a Research Engineer working on Modular Soft Robotics, and my research interest is on Soft Robotic Control Systems (for the pump-in-actuator modules) and Electromyographic Signal Processing (for EMG project that Nicholas and I are involved in).

PhD & MEng Candidates

Mr. Luis Carlos Hernandez

Luis Carlos Hernandez

Mr. Hernandez is a currently a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. He graduated from ITESM campus Chihuahua, Mexico in 2012 with a Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering. His research is focused on Sports Innovation. Beside his academic work he enjoys to play soccer and dance salsa.

Mr. Low Fanzhe

Low Fanzhe

Mr. Low is currently pursuing his graduate research in the field of rehabilitation soft robotics in the Biomedical Engineering department.He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering. During his undergraduate, he was also part of the Global Engineering Programme (GEP) and also held the GEP scholarship during his course. In his free time, he also likes to watch comedies and reading up on nature.

Mr. Sun Yi

Sun Yi

Mr. Sun is currently a NGS (NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering) PhD student. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Central South University (CSU) and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) respectively. His current research interest is in flexible material based soft pneumatic robots and actuators, including their design, fabrication, modelling, and characterization. He has worked on soft robot research at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and NUS, both as a Research Assistant, and has enrolled as a PhD student in 2015 to continue his soft robot research.



Ms. Tiana is pursuing her PhD, and her research is focused on soft robotics for rehabilitation. She is passionate about biomedical science and using technology to improve people's lives. She received her bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and she also previously worked as a production engineer at Ball Aerospace, overseeing the manufacture and assembly of satellites. Aside from biomedical engineering, she also enjoys dance, songwriting, and helping people discover and achieve their dreams.

Mr. Benjamin Ang Wee Keong

Benjamin Ang Wee Keong

Mr. Benjamin is pursuing his PhD in EI lab. He is working on the topic of "Remote control of soft robotic exoskeleton for assistive and hand rehabilitation". His work involves researching the application of EMG signals to control a soft robotic glove for patients with impaired finger flexor and extensor muscles. The project aims to help patients regain the functional use of the hand. A spiritual person at the core, Benjamin enjoys reading books that promote self development and is in the business of helping people discover their potential and calling in life.

Mr. Benjamin Ang Wee Keong

Ahmed Khalil Khan

Mr. Ahmed Khalil Khan is currently a Research Engineer and Master's Student at the EI Lab. His current research involves the development of a soft robotic manipulator for space exploration purposes. His other research interests are to discover an application for soft robotics for athletes and wearable robotics. Ahmed is an avid rock climber, he likes to exercise, read books, draw and a cup of Teh.

Undergraduate Students