Department of Biomedical Engineering


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BME students won the grand prize at the Bio-ideate Asia-Pacific Biohack Competition

The inaugural run of the Bio-ideate Asia-Pacific Biohacking Competition jointly organized by Biotechin.Asia and Croeni Foundation concluded recently with Team EsoGlove (Yap Hongkai, Benjamin Ang and Asst/Prof Raye Yeow) standing out among 21 entries from various countries like Taiwan, Pakistan, India, Australia, Japan and China.

The team won the Grand Prize with their prototype for a soft and wearable glove that provides assistance to hand movements during activities of daily living (ADL) and rehabilitation for hand-impaired patients.


Media coverage: Prof Raye Yeow and Prof Yu Haoyong on Channel 8's Hello Singapore

Our BME professors, Dr Raye Yeow and Dr Yu Haoyong, were recently interviewed on Channel 8's Hello Singapore, a prime time TV news programme to showcase their laboratories' work on rehabilitative devices for stroke patients!


Prof Qiu Anqi : Recipient of Young Researcher Award 2016

Congratulation to Prof Qiu Anqi for receiving the Young Researcher Award at NUS University Awards 2016!


BME Grad Night 2016

Great food, great entertainment, great end to a hectic year and a great thank you to all the students and staff who joined us for the evening and spiced up the night!


BME Showcase 2016

Congratulations to our FYP students on reaching the last milestone in their projects!


BME student won award at E-MRS 2016 Spring Meeting

Congratulation to Kenry from the MechanoBioEngineering Lab! His conference paper - Molecular hemocompatibility of graphene oxide and its implication for hematological disorders - has won the Graduate Student Award in the 2016 E-MRS (European Materials Research Society) Spring Meeting.




BME Staff outing @ Fort Canning Hill Park

A walk through the rich and tumultuous story of Singapore through the hill's history, while basking in the peace and serenity among its ancient flora and modern art pieces.




Dr Thomas Teh wins the esteemed Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award

In the recent International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons - XV (ISL&T-XV), Dr Thomas Teh, a research fellow with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has garnered the prestigious Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award which is presented to young researchers who perform the best research studies.




NUS open house, 12th Mar 2016

BME's outreach committee was out in full force during the NUS Open House held on the 12th of March. The event was a roaring success!




BME open house (RNS talk), 20th Feb 2016

The annual BME open house (RNS talk) is organized for Returning NSmen (RNS) and students who have expressed interest in the BME programme to visit our department and learn more about us.




Professor Lim Chwee Teck placed in inaugural Asian Scientist 100 list

Prof Lim is one of three NUS Professors featured in the inaugural Asian Scientist 100 list.

All honorees must have received a national or international prize in the last two years for his or her scientific research through competitive selection, made a significant contribution in scientific discovery, or displayed leadership that has benefitted either academia or industry.




Two NUS BME Professors to be inducted into Medical And Biological Engineering Elites

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Professor James Goh and Professor Lim Chwee Teck into its College of Fellows during its 25th Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC on April 4, 2016. Congratulation to both of them!

Modified excerpts from AIMBE news release:

"... Professor James Goh, elected for exceptional contributions to musculoskeletal bioengineering and active promotion of the field of biomedical engineering."
"... Professor Lim Chwee Teck, elected for outstanding contributions in applying cell mechanics and designing innovative microfluidic technologies for disease diagnosis, prognosis and personalized treatment."

The College of Fellows is comprised of the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs in the country. Since it's inception till 2015, only three other professionals from Singapore had been elected.

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