CHONG Yok Rue, Desmond




2006 – 2009:  PhD in Biomechanics, Imperial College London, Uk


1998 – 2000:  M.Eng, Mechanical Engineering,
                           Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore


1994 – 1998:  B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering,
                          Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore


Appointment Status


2010 – Present:   Lecturer, Department of Bioengineering, NUS

2009–2010:         :Industry Development Manager, Institute of Materials                                 Research & Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, Singapore


2002- 2006:         R&D Manager, United Test & Assembly Center Ltd (UTAC),                                Singapore


2000 – 2002:       R&D Engineer, Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd, Singapore


Primary Appointment: Lecturer, Engineering Design and Innovation Centre                                         (EDIC), Faculty of Engineering


Secondary Appointment

: Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Department of Biomedical Engineering


Faculty of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
9 Engineering Drive 1, Block EA, #03-12,
Singapore 117575.

Office: EA-04-27

Tel: +(65) 6601 1550
Fax: +(65) 6872-3069


Research Interests

1. Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

2. Bone Mechanics

3. Orthopaedic Implant Design

4. Computational and Experimental Mechanics


Membership to Scientific/Professional Organization


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Exco Member – ASME Singapore Section
(2003 – 2006, 2009 – Present)


Selected Publications

1. D.Y.R. Chong, U.N. Hansen, A.A. Amis, “Analysis of Bone-Prosthesis Interface Micromotion for Cementless Tibial Prosthesis Fixation and the Influence of Loading Conditions”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2010, Vol. 43, pp 1074-1080, 2010.


2. D.Y.R. Chong, U.N. Hansen, A.A. Amis, “The Influence of Tibial Prosthesis Design Features on Stresses Related to Aseptic Loosening and Stress-Shielding”, Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 2010. (available online August 2010 / DOI No: 10.1142/S0219519410003666)


3. D.Y.R. Chong, U.N. Hansen, R. van der Venne, N. Verdonschot, A.A. Amis, “The Influence of Tibial Component Fixation Techniques on Resorption of Supporting Bone Stock after Total Knee Replacement”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2011. (available online January 2011)


4. D.Y.R. Chong, A.A. Amis, U.N. Hansen, “Is Fixation Performance of MIS Mini-keel Tibial Prosthesis Mechanically Comparable to Standard Stemmed Prosthesis? A Finite Element Modelling Study”, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, USA, 2-5 March 2008.


5. D.Y.R. Chong, U.N. Hansen, S.J. Yeo, S.Y. Poh, S.W.Y. Cai, N.N. Lo, A.A. Amis, “Bone Remodelling Predictions in the Proximal Tibia after Implantation of the MIS Mini-Keel Tibial Prostheses”, 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Nevada, USA, 22-25 February 2009.


6. D.Y.R. Chong, U.N. Hansen, A.A. Amis, “Computational Biomechanics Analysis of Fixation Performance and Bone Resorption of Tibial Prosthesis Implantation”, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, CA, USA, 17-21 June 2009.