Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee

Associate Chair (Students), School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Deputy Director, HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab

Email: wyyeong@ntu.edu.sg
Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee

Biography
Asst/Prof Yeong received her BEng( 1st class Hons) and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University. Prior to joining MAE in 2013, she has worked in the manufacturing industry at supervisory functions in research and development, with key focus in medical device industry.

She has worked as a Research Engineer in SIMTech Singapore, Associate Research Scientist at Abbott Vascular, Research Fellow at MSE NTU, and Principal Engineer at Alcon Singapore. Her main research interest is in 3D printing, bioprinting and the translational of the advanced technologies for industrial applications. Her current research topics include 3D printing of new materials, hybrid electronic-mechanical structures and bioprinting for tissue engineering.

She has co-authored 2 textbooks ( published by World Scientific and Elsevier respectively), published >60 papers, with a current H-index of 24. To-date, she has filed 2 PCT patents in new alloy and new bioink formulations. She leads sponsored projects of >$5million in both 3D printing and Bioprinting. Her works have been featured on Channel New Asia, the Straits Times, Todays and other media channels. Her students have received various awards including Best MAE PhD Thesis Award 2017, Springer Thesis Award 2017, URECA research poster award ( second prize) 2018 and several best paper awards at conferences. Recently, Prof Yeong's team has been shortlisted for an international award ( Science category of Lush Award 2018) for their research outcome in developing tissue models for animal-free testing.

She has served as Assistant Chair (Students) at MAE in 2017 , and is now serving as Associate Chair (Students). Her portfolio also includes serving as Programme Director (Aerospace and Defence) at Singapore Centre for 3D Printing ( SC3DP). At scholarly front, she is the associate editor for journals -- Virtual and Physical Prototyping, and the International Journal of Bioprinting.

She has shared her research at various platform including industrial forum as well as scientific conferences. She is also the technical program chair for the conference series Pro-AM 2014, 2016 and 2018.

URL: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-2655-2013

www.yeongresearch.com
Research Interests
Rapid prototyping, Additive manufacturing, 3D Bioprinting, Metal 3D printing, Electronics printing, Bioelectronics, Fiber reinforced polymer composite, Regulatory and measurement sciences
Current Projects
  • 3D Printed Models for Anatomy Teaching and Learning
  • 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications
  • 3D printing of thermal-responsive drug delivery platform
  • A novel 3D bioengineered network with implanted pancreatic islet cells and immediate vascularization as a model for pancreatic islet transplantation
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Biofabrication and tissue engineering via additive manufacturing techniques
  • Development Of RPE-Photoreceptors Complex For InvestigationOf Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Development of Novel Smart Sensor for Reverse Osmosis Fouling Detection
  • Development of a new bioprinter and bio-ink using Structo SLA 3D Printer
  • Development of a novel “Bio-ink” for 3D printing
  • Development of an Asian-skin in a microfluidic plate for safety assessment
  • Hybridization of additive manufacturing and direct write method for fabricating unmanned aerial vehicle parts with printed electronics
  • In-situ alloying of metallic systems
  • Programme: Aerospace and Defence
Selected Publications
  • G. D. Goh, Y. L. Yap, H. K. J. Tan, S. L. Sing, G. L. Goh & W. Y. Yeong. (2020). Process–Structure–Properties in Polymer Additive Manufacturing via Material Extrusion: A Review. Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, 45(2), 113-133.
  • Wei Long Ng, Jia Min Lee, Miaomiao Zhou, Wai Yee Yeong.(2020). Hydrogels for 3-D bioprinting-based tissue engineering. Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials: Techniques in Additive Manufacturing(183). Woodhead Publishing.
  • SL Sing, S Huang, WY Yeong. (2020). Effect of solution heat treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of laser powder bed fusion produced cobalt-28chromium-6molybdenum. Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure And Processing, 769, 138511.
  • JHK Tan, SL Sing, WY Yeong. (2020). Microstructure modelling for metallic additive manufacturing: a review. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 15(1).
  • E Luis, HM Pan, SL Sing, R Bajpai, J Song, WY Yeong. (2020). 3D Direct Printing of Silicone Meniscus Implant Using a Novel Heat-Cured Extrusion-Based Printer. Polymers, 12(5), 1031.

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