|Assoc Prof Teo Ee Chon |
Division of Engineering Mechanics
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6790 5529
- PGDipTHE Nanyang Technological University 1998
- PhD University of Strathclyde 1996
- Maths Foundation Courses Open University 1981
- MSc University of Nottingham 1980
- BSc(Hons) University of Nottingham 1977
|Prof Teo is currently in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering since 1982. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Nottingham, UK, Master and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nottingham and Strathclyde University, UK, respectively. His research interests include static and dynamic analysis of engineering and human skeletal structures. He has done significant research work his research areas and published over 50 top quality international conference and journal papers. He is an Editorial Board member of Medical Engineering & Physics, and has been often invited as a referee and reviewer for a number of grant applications, premier conferences and journals, including Spine, Biomechanics, etc. Dr. Teo is a member of PE Board and IES, Singapore.|
|Dr Teo has for the past 18 years been a dynamic researcher in the area of human spinal biomechanics, crossing both experimental and computational fields. His central accomplishment was pioneering a novel method for the computational modelling of the human second cervical vertebra (C2) using a computer controlled Co-ordinate Measuring Machine in 1987, progressing to the spinal segments and column using an advanced 6 DOF flexible digitiser in 2000. It was one of Dr Teo's earliest conference papers, Finite Element Stress Analysis of a Cadaver Second Cervical Vertebra, presented in the 16th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Kyoto 1991, that subsequently led to the exploration of the use of the FE method in human spinal analysis based on geometrical data from digitised or scanned images (X-ray, CT scan, MRI). The presented paper was selected as outstanding contribution for subsequent publication in Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing in 1994.
Over the years, Dr Teo and his team have created FE models of the various spinal regions to predetermine the three-dimensional flexibility changes of degenerated or injured spine and relate the data to established published experimental and radiological findings. The FE models help to enhance various relevant clinical and experimental studies and reduce time and cost for diagnosis and implants pre- and post-surgery. Also, as an extension of his research interest in producing "virtual" injuries, he is employing the FE models of the spine for simulation and analysis of head-neck region trauma due to whiplash and pilot egress, with the aim of predicting injury, establishing safety standards and influencing the design of equipment and platforms.
Extending his computational research expertise beyond the spinal field, Dr Teo also performed simulation analyses of offshore tubular tubular joints with doubling-plate stiffeners and deep seas offshore connectors for offshore marine engineering company. He also performed comparative analysis of proposed coronary (heart) stents and human spine implants devices for few joint venture local biomedical company.
Overall, the research success that Dr Teo has achieved and the extensive network with external researchers in similar fields that he has built have helped NTU's standing, particularly, in spinal research both locally and internationally.
|Research Grant |
- Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories (2005-2014)
|Current Projects |
- Biomechanical modelling of the human spine
- Biomedical modelling of the human spine
- Mathematical modeling & analysis of human spine
- Ya-bo Yan, Ee Chon Teo, TianXia Qiu, Zi-Xiang Wu, Wei Qi, Da Liu, Wei Lei. (2013). FINITE ELEMENT STUDY ON THE AMOUNT OF INJECTION CEMENT DURING THE PEDICLE SCREW AUGMENTATION. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 26(1), 29-36.
- Ya-Bo Yan, Wei Qi, Zi-Xiang Wu, Tian-Xia Qiu, Ee-Chon Teo, Wei Lei. (2012). FINITE ELEMENT STUDY OF THE MECHANICAL RESPONSE IN SPINAL CORD DURING THE THORACOLUMBAR BURST FRACTURE. PLoS ONE, .
- Ya-bo Yan, TianXia Qiu, Wei Qi, Ee Chon Teo, Wei Lei. (2012). THE EFFECT OF THRESHOLD VALUE ON THE ARCHITECTURAL PARAMETERS AND STIFFNESS OF HUMAN CANCELLOUS BONE IN MICRO CT ANALYSIS. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 12(5), 150092_1-16.
- Tian-Xia Qiu, Ee-Chon Teo, Ya-Bo Yan and Wei Lei. (2011). Finite Element Modelling of 3D Coupled Foot-boot Model. Medical Engineering & Physics, 33(10), 1228-1233.
- Ya-bo Yan, Wei Qi, Jun Wang, Lin-Feng Liu, Ee Chon Teo, TianXia Qiu, Jin-Jin Ba, Wei Lei. (2011). RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARCHITECTURAL PARAMETERS AND SAMPLE VOLUME OF CANCELLOUS BONE IN micro-CT SCANNING. Medical Engineering & Physics, 33(6), 764-769.