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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. Sharmila Jayakkumar

Sharmila Jayakkumar

Ms. Jayakkumar is currently a Research Engineer at the EI Lab. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Masters in Electronics Engineering in 2014. Her current research is focused on soft robotics approach towards finger print deformities in rheumatic diseases. She also works on the use of EEG signals to distinguish between various states of anxiety, pain and other emotions.

Mr. Sivakumar Kandasamy

Sivakumar Kandasamy

Mr. Kandasamy is currently a Research Engineer at the EI Lab. He is a postgraduate in Mechatronics Engineering, School of Mechanical and Building Sciences from Vellore Institute of Technology, India and was a full-time research attachment student at Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée , France. He is currently working on fabric based soft robotic spider for surveillance applications. Apart from his interest in research, He also runs an Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the upliftment of the poor and needy.

Ms. Nair Chaitanya Muralidharan

Nair Chaitanya Muralidharan

Ms. Nair works as a Research Engineer with EI lab. She is a postgraduate in Integarted Circuit Design Engineering from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanayang Technological University and an undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering(First class Honors) from Anna University, Chennai. She currently works on the project " A wearable EEG-based approach for anxiety monitoring and management in amateur and elite rifle shooters". She enjoys reading in her free time and is a trained Indian classical dancer.

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.

Ms. Chua Cai Lin

Chua Cai Lin

Ms. Chua is a Research Engineer working on the field of Game Medicine in Rehabilitation. She graduated from National University of Singapore with a B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (Honors). Her projects involve the use of Kinect-based video games and wireless wearable sensors for rehabilitation. She is interested in the fields of system-level biomechanics, serious games for healthcare, and robotics. Apart from enjoying creating things and learning new things along the way, she also enjoys reading Philosophy books, such as those on fiction, language, and modal logic.

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. Benjamin Ang Wee Keong

Benjamin Ang Wee Keong

Mr. Benjamin is currently a Research Engineer 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.

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. Yap Hong Kai

Yap Hong Kai

Mr. Yap is currently a NGS (NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering) scholar. He graduated from NUS in 2013 with a B.Eng. in Bioengineering (First Class Honours). His research is focused on assistive and rehabilitation technology using soft robotics. He was awarded ICBME Medal and Prize for being the top student in courses which have extensive research and design elements. Beside his academic work, he plays the guitar and basketball. He is currently a performer of NUS Harmonica Orchestra.

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. Gokula Krishnan Ramachandran

Gokula Krishnan Ramachandran

Mr. Ramachandran is a PhD student working on non-invasive diagnosis of Gastric cancer from the exhaled breath. He obtained bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India. He is interested in deciphering the natural world for the benefit of the biotic and abiotic entities. He spends his leisure time in critical reading ancient literatures, history and natural science in order to discriminate and learn the truth about the nature and technological developments.

Mr. Chan Chow Khuen

Chan Chow Khuen

Mr. Chan is currently pursuing PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He graduated from University of Malaya, Malaysia with a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering in 2013 and a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering (Robotics and Automation) in 2008. He has working experience in the engineering field for five years. His current research is focused on muscle activation, muscle coordination and muscle contribution in related to biomechanics analysis. Besides his academic work, he has interests in cycling and swimming.

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. Pravar Jain

Pravar Jain

Mr. Jain is currently pursuing his graduate research at the EI Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering and is involved with Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments) Center in the capacity of a Research Engineer. He graduated from Manipal Institute of Technology, India in 2015 with a Bachelor of Technology (Honors) in Biomedical Engineering. His areas of interest include embedded systems and rehabilitation engineering. He is a wannabe chef and a lover of Jazz.

Undergraduate Students

Mr. Aaron Goh

Aaron Goh

Aaron is a Year 4 student working on the topic of Muscle Activated Robotics. His work explores the use of electromyographic sensors to map different movements of the hand, and how to map these movements to an assistive glove to aid hand movements for everyday activities for stroke patients. Apart from having a rather unique interest for reading conspiracy theories and urban legends, he has gone through basic kendo training and also plays guitar in his spare time.

Ms. Ng Hui Min

Ng Hui Min

Hui Min is a Year 4 Biomedical Engineering student working on "Wearable Soft Knee Brace Robot with Chemical Powered Battery System". Her work explores the use of organic materials to generate air pressure that powers the actuators of the knee brace. It also explores ways to design a functional soft robotic knee brace that will help people in rehabilitation. In her free time, she enjoys getting active in sports and is always on the go for trying new things and having fun adventures.

Mr. Er Zheng Ting

Er Zheng Ting

Zheng Ting is a Year 4 Biomedical Engineering student working on the topic of "Soft Robotic Exerciser". His work explores the use of conductive rubber cords on soft robotics for stroke patient rehabilitation therapy. It also explores the integration of Bluetooth for the display of force readings on a mobile app. He enjoys swimming and travelling.



Haris is a final year Biomedical Engineering student working on developing a Supernumeral Robotic Soft Pneumatic Appendage for Augmented Manipulation. His work involves designing and testing fabric based actuators that can translate external user stimuli to desired motion of the appendage. In his free time, he enjoys team sports and swimming.