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Principal Investigator

 

Name:

Yap Choon Hwai, Ph.D.

Qualifications:

2006-2011

Ph.D.

Bioengineering

(Georgia Institute of Technology)

2000-2001

M.S.

Civil Engineering

(California Institute of Technology)

1997-2000

B.S.

Civil Engineering

(Cornell University)

 

Selected Awards:

1.       The Chih Foundation Award, 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology.

2.       Yamaguchi Medal, 2015 Asia-Pacific Biomechanics Conference, Sapporo, Japan

3.       2015 National University of Singapore Young Investigator Award

Appointment Status:    

Assistant Professor

Department:

Department of Bioengineering

Contact:

Blk E4, #04-24,

8 Engineering Drive 3,

Singapore 117583

 

Email: bieyapc@nus.edu.sg

Tel: (65) 6516-4257

Fax: (65) 6872-3069

 

 

Lab Members

 

 

 

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Vivek Vasudevan

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:

2013

Ph.D.

Chemical Engineering

(National University of Singapore)

2004

M.S.

Chemical Engineering

(West Virginia University, USA)

2001

B.E.

Chemical Engineering

(Institute of Chemical Technology, formerly UDCT, Mumbai, India)

Research Interests:

-          Computational Fluid Dynamics of transport processes – momentum transfer, heat transfer, chemical reactions, etc.

-          Image Analysis

-          Geometry preparation for CFD simulations

Email: bievv@nus.edu.sg

Linkedin Profile:  https://sg.linkedin.com/in/vasudevanvivek

 

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Li Zhe

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:

2016

Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering

(National University of Singapore)

2012

M.Eng.

Precision and Non-traditional Manufacturing

(Dalian University of Technology)

2009

B.Eng.

Mechanical Engineering

(Dalian University of Technology)

Research Interests:

-          Development of artificial heart based on dielectric elastomer

-          Modelling of performance of dielectric elastomer under various mechanical / electrical loading conditions using finite element or numerical methods

Email: bielzhe@nus.edu.sg

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zhe-li-77531970

 

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Chan Wei Xuan

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:

2016

Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering

(Nanyang Technological University)

2011

B.Eng.

Aerospace Engineering

(Nanyang Technological University)

Research Interests:

-          Computational Fluid Dynamics of biomechanical system

-          Theoretical model of biomechanical system

Email: biecwx@u.nus.edu

 

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Saw Shier Nee

Graduate Student (PhD), President’s Graduate Fellow,

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:
B.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering), University of Malaya

Research Interests:

-          Improved Methods to detect and treat Intrauterine Growth Restriction.

-          Biosolid and Biofluid mechanics of the placenta.

Email: biessn@nus.edu.sg

 

Foo Yoke Yin

PhD Student,

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:

B.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering), University of Malaya

Research Interests:

-          Embryonic heart fluid dynamics

-          Design and characterization of cardiac pump using dielectric elastomer

Email: biefyy@nus.edu.sg

 

Sheldon Ho

Graduate Student (PhD), NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering (NGS) Scholar,

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:
B.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering), National University of Singapore

Research Interests:

-          Role of Mechanical forces in congenital cardiovascular malformations studies, using Chick Embryos microsurgery and ultrasound imaging

-          Usage of dielectric elastomer in blood pump

Email: sheldon.ho@u.nus.edu

 

 

 

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Hadi Wiputra

Graduate Student (PhD), NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering (NGS) Scholar ,

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:
B.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering), National University of Singapore

Research Interests:

-          Fluid Simulation of Fetal Hearts for prediction of congenital heart diseases

-          Image processing

-          Object tracking under ultrasound

Email: e0011473 @u.nus.edu

 

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Cheng Yi Chih

Graduate Student(MS.), Department of Biomedical Egnineering

Qualifications:

2017-current (pursuing)

M.Sc.

Biomedical Engineering

(National University of Singapore)

2012

B.E.

Interdisciplinary program of Sciences                             Double majors in Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering

(Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

Research Interests:

-          Biomaterial development

-          Anti-fouling polymer synthesis

-          Surface coating and modification

-          Medical regulation

Email: t830808@gmail.com

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yi-chih-cheng-054651106/

 

 

 

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Nguyen Ba Loc

Research Engineer, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:

B.E (Bioengineering), Nanyang Technological University

Research Interest:

Computational Bio-Physics Simulation

Medical Device Design of Cardiac Pump

Email: bienbl@nus.edu.sg

 

 

 

Zheng Yu

PhD Student,

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:

2017

B.Eng.

Biomedical Engineering

(Zhejiang University)

Research Interests:

-          Fluid simulation of Heart Failure Preserved Ejection Fraction

-          Fluid Structure Interaction method

Email: e0348827@u.nus.edu

 

Jennifer Marlena

Graduate Student (M.Eng.),

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications:
B.Eng. (Biomedical Engineering), National University of Singapore

Research Interests: Anti-Thrombotic Blood Pump via Novel Coating

Email: e0350240@u.nus.edu

 

 

 

 

Alumni

 

 

 

Dr. Muhammad Jamil

Research Fellow (2014-2016)

Current Appointment: Koc University, Turkey

 

 

Dr. Lai Chang Quan

Research Fellow (2014-2015)

Current Appointment: Temasek Laboratories

 

 

Ms. Germaine Tan Xin Yi

Research Engineer (2014-2015)

Current Appointment: Singhealth

 

Maryam Jahanzad

Research Engineer (2015-2016)

Current Appointment: Graduate Student, Penn State University

 

Gordon Ko Zhen Yu

Research Engineer (2016)

Current Appointment: Masters Student, NUS