Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Phee Soo Jay, Louis

Dean, College of Engineering
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Prof Phee Soo Jay, Louis

Professor Louis Phee is the Dean of College of Engineering at NTU. Prior to his deanship, he has served 3 years as Chair of the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He graduated from NTU with the B.Eng (Hons) and M.Eng degrees in 1996 and 1999 respectively. He obtained his PhD from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy in 2002 on a European Union scholarship. His research interests include Medical Robotics and Mechatronics in Medicine. He is currently a recipient of the prestigious National Research Foundation (NRF) Investigator Award. Prof Phee had previously served as the Program Manager of A*STAR’s inaugural MedTech Program. He was the founding CEO of EndoMaster Pte Ltd, a company he co-founded to commercialize a surgical robotic system he developed. Professor Phee was awarded the Young Scientist Award (2006), the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (2007), the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2011), the President’s Technology Award (2012), the Nanyang Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (2013) and the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award (2017).
Research Interests
His current research works focus on Medical Robotics and Mechatronics in Medicine.
Current Projects
  • Animal Trials in Collaboration with EndoMaster on the Robotic Endoscopic Suturing System Developed by NTU
  • Development of robotic system to enhance therapeutic GI endoscopic procedures
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) using Master Slave Robotic System in Humans - collaborative Study
  • Extending The Reach Of Flexible Robotic Surgery
  • Further Development and Experimental Trials of a Robotic System to Enhance Therapeutic GI Endoscopic Procedures
  • Magnetically Actuated Ingestible Weight Management Capsule
  • NTU-TTSH Seed Funding
  • Nanyang Awards for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Robot-Optimized Bladder Endoscopy Resection of Tumour (ROBERT)
  • Robotic Thyroidectomy
  • Towards a New Generation of Wearable Medical Devices: Cognition, Ergonomics and Design
Selected Publications
  • N. Liu, W.M. Huang, S.J. Phee, T.H. Tong. (2008). Formation of Micro Protrusions atop Thermo-responsive Shape Memory Polymer. Smart Materials and Structures , 17(057001), 6pp.
  • G.H. Pan, W.M. Huang, Z.C. Ng, N. Liu, S.J. Phee. (2008). The glass transition temperature of polyurethane shape memory polymer reinforced with treated/non-treated attapulgite (playgorskite) clay in dry and wet conditions. Smart Materials and Structures , 17(045007), 6 pp.
  • S.C. Low, S.J. Phee, S.W. Tang, Z.M. Thant, K.Y. Ho, S.C Chung.(2008). Master-Slave Robotic System for Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures. Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems, Information Science ReferenceIGI Publishing.
  • S. J. Phee, S. C. Low, Z. L. Sun, K. Y. Ho, W. M. Huang, Z. M. Thant. (2008). Robotic System for No-Scar Gastrointestinal Surgery. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 4(1), 15-22.
  • K.Y. Ho, S.J.L. Phee, B.Y.J. So, S.C.S. Chung. (2007). Robotic Manipulator for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 65(5), AB110.

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