LIM Chwee Teck

  • National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Professor
  • Dept Deputy Head - Administration & External Relations
  • Group Head - Centre for Advanced 2D Materials

- PhD, University of Cambridge, UK
- BEng (First Class Hon), NUS

Research Interest

  1. Human disease biomechanics & mechanobiology
  2. Microfluidic technologies for disease detection, diagnosis and therapy
  3. 2D materials for biomedical applications

Technopreneurship & Startups

  1. Co-founder, Flexosense
  2. Co-founder, Clearbridge mFluidics
  3. Co-founder, Clearbridge NanoMedics
  4. Co-founder & Advisor, Clearbridge BioMedics
  5. Co-founder and Affiliated Partner, Clearbridge Accelerator
  6. Co-founder, Robust Dynamics

Selected Awards & Honours

  1. Most Innovative Award, Engineering Medical Innovation Global Competition, 2017
  2. Winner, IDTechEx Launchpad, Berlin, Germany, 2017
  3. NUSS Professor, 2017 to present
  4. International Precision Medicine Conference (IPMC) Prize 2017
  5. Winner, Modern Aging Singapore 2016
  6. ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2016
  7. 14 Inspiring Innovators From Asia, Asian Scientist, 2016
  8. Elected Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
  9. IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2016
  10. JT Award, TechPlanter Singapore, 2016
  11. Seven Singaporean Scientists to Watch, Asian Scientist, 2016
  12. Asian Scientist Top 100 List 2016
  13. Elected Fellow, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering
  14. Elected Fellow, Academy of Engineering, Singapore
  15. Vladimir K. Zworykin Award, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2015
  16. Provost's Chair Professorship, 2014 – 2017
  17. Outstanding Researcher Award, NUS University Awards 2014
  18. Outstanding Innovator Award, NUS Innovation & Enterprise Awards 2014
  19. TIE50 Award, TIEcon 2014
  20. Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award 2012
  21. Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Audience Choice Awards 2012
  22. Gold, Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Awards 2012
  23. TechVenture Most Disruptive Technology Award 2012
  24. First Prize, Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2012
  25. InnovFest Promising Start-Up Award 2012
  26. HFSP Collaborative Research Grant Award 2012
  27. NGS Excellent Mentoring Award 2011/2012.
  28. Rising Star Innovator Award, TechVenture 2011
  29. President's Technology Award 2011
  30. Faculty Research Award 2011
  31. Elected Council Member, World Council of Biomechanics 2010 - present
  32. Most Cited Article, Acta Biomaterialia, 2006 - 2010
  33. IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2010
  34. Most Cited Author 2005-2008, Acta Biomaterialia
  35. Cited in MIT Technology Review: 10 Emerging Technologies and their impact, 2006
  36. MRS Outstanding Paper Award, MRS Fall Meeting 2004

Refer to my website for more details.

Membership in Scientific/Professional Organization

  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Fellow, Academy of Engineering, Singapore
  • Council Member, World Council of Biomechanics
  • Council Board Member, World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers
  • Executive Member, Biomedical Engineering Society, Singapore
  • Executive Committee Member, Global Enterprise on Micro Mechanics & Molecular Medicine (GEM4)
  • Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of 20 international journals

Selected Journal Publications

  1. Xi, W et al., Soft tubular microfluidics for 2D and 3D applications, PNAS, 2017. (in press)
  2. Khoo, B L et al, Expansion of patient-derived circulating tumor cells from liquid biopsies using a CTC microfluidic culture device, Nature Protocols, 2017. (in press)
  3. Saw, T B et al, Topological defects in epithelia govern cell death and extrusion, Nature, 544, 212-216, 2017.
  4. Warkiani, M E, et al, Ultra-fast, label-free isolation of circulating tumor cells from blood using spiral microfluidics, Nature Protocols, 14, 1, 128-37, 2016.
  5. Khoo, B L et al, Liquid biopsy and therapeutic response: Circulating tumor cell cultures for evaluation of anticancer treatment. Science Advances, 2, 7, e1600274, 2016.
  6. Yeo, J C et al, Flexible and stretchable strain sensing actuator for wearable soft robotics application, Advanced Materials Technologies, 1, 3, 2016.
  7. Yeo, T et al, Microfluidic enrichment for the single cell analysis of circulating tumor cells, Scientific Reports, 6, 22076, 2016.
  8. Wang, J et al, Haem-activated promiscuous targeting of artemisinin in Plasmodium falciparum, Nature Communications, 6, 10111, 2015.
  9. Gupta, M et al, Adaptive rheology and ordering of cell cytoskeleton govern matrix rigidity sensing, Nature Communications, 6, 7525, 2015.
  10. Vedula, S R K et al, Mechanics of epithelial closure over non-adherent environments, Nature Communications, 6, 6111, 2015.
  11. Lee, W C et al, Multivariate biophysical markers predictive of mesenchymal stromal cell multi potency, PNAS, 111, 42, E4409-18, 2014.
  12. Yao, M et al, Force-dependent conformational switch of a-catenin controls vinculin binding, Nature Communications, 5, 4525, 2014.
  13. Vedula, S R K et al, Epithelial bridges maintain tissue integrity during collective cell migration, Nature Materials, 13, 87-96, 2014.
  14. Hou H W et al, Isolation and retrieval of circulating tumor cells using centrifugal forces, Scientific Reports, 3, 1259, 2013.
  15. Thiery, J P, C T Lim, Tumor dissemination: An EMT affair, Cancer Cell, 23, 3, 272-273, 2013.
  16. Vedula, S R K et al, Emerging modes of collective cell migration induced by geometrical constraints, PNAS, 109, 32, 12974-12979, 2012. (F1000 recommended as being of special significance)
  17. Wang, Y et al, Fluorinated Graphene for Promoting Neuro-Induction of Stem Cells, Advanced Materials, 31, 4285-4290, 2012.
  18. Lee, W C et al, The origin of enhanced stem cell growth and differentiation on graphene and graphene oxide, ACS Nano, 5, 9, 7334-7341, 2011.