|Prof Boey Yin Chiang, Freddy|
Deputy President, President's Office
Provost, President's Office
Deputy President and Provost
Phone: (+65)6790 5609
Office: ADM 06-04
- PhD National University of Singapore 1987
- BE(Hons) Monash University 1980
|Freddy Boey joined the Nanyang Technological University in 1987 and is presently Professor of Materials Engineering. He was appointed Deputy President and Provost with effect from 1 July 2011.
He graduated 1980 from Monash University, Australia, as top graduate with 1st class honours in Materials Engineering in 1980. He obtained his PhD (Chemistry & Engineering) in 1987 from the National University of Singapore.
He is Fellow of the Institute of Materials (UK) and Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Singapore. He is also Deputy President of the Materials Research Society, Singapore. Freddy is chairman of Acacia Biomedical Pte Ltd, and is a board member of the Defense Science – NTU Temasek Laboratory. He is also an invited panel member of the Economic Development Board’s MediTech‘s funding.
He was a member of the Ministry of Education's University Autonomy Framework panel and Academic Research Committee. He also sits in the A*STAR Public Sector Funding and the A*STAR Thematic Funding Committee, co-chairing the Thematic Funding on "Polymer & Molecular Electronics & Devices."
The former Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering has won S$36 million in competitive funding for research and developed 25 original patents, the majority of which have been licensed. These patents have also resulted in five spin-off companies.
|Biodegradable Drug Eluting Stents (15 members): The group, co-led with A/P Subbu Venkatraman, has developed a platform drug eluting stent technology which is applicable for urological, coronary, vascular and cranial therapy. The patent is premised on a multi-layered fully biodegradable stent which can release multi-drugs simultaneously in a controlled release. A start up company, Acacia Biomedical, has been funded to $2m to commercialize the work. Ongoing work seeks to develop nano features on the stent surfaces to promote hemo-compatibility by endothelial cell growth.
Electroactive Materials (12 members): The group, co-led with A/P Ma Jan, has developed a PZT blood pump and a frictionless micro-pump using PZT actuators for implanted drug release. The group is presently studying the development of a fully flexible polymer-based impedance pump. The group has formed a start up company to exploit this technology commercially. The group has also initiated computational modeling to seek optimal material designs.
Synthesis of Rare Earth Nano-materials (8 members): This project seeks to use a pre-cursor and high energy approach to evolve desired nanosized morphologies for Rare Earth materials, including Yittrium, Cerium, Lanthanum etc. The processes employed include flame hydrolysis, electro-atomization, plasma spraying and atomization etc.
Multi-functional bio-imaging probes for targeted cancer therapy (5 members): This project involves the development of biocompatible multi-functional nano-probes, for bio-imaging and targeted cancer therapy. It is a joint-collaboration with the prestigious Mayo Clinic, USA. The group, co-led with A/P Ma Jan and Dr Joachim Loo, has developed the capability of functionalizing these nanoparticles. Results from animal trials have shown these bio-imaging probes to be promising for targeted cancer therapy. The group is currently surface modifying these nano-probes to further increase their tumour-targeting efficiency.
|Research Grant |
- NRF CREATE (2009-)
- NRF Competitive Research Program (2008-)
- NRF Competitive Research Program (2008-2013)
- NRF Proof of Concept (2009-)
- National Parks - NTU (2012-) [by National Parks Board]
|Current Projects |
- A new biodegradable, sustained-release drug delivery system in a rabbit model
- Biodegradable Cardiovascular Implants
- Biodegradable Cardiovascular Implants: Biodegradable Elastomers
- Biodegradable Cardiovascular Implants: Cell-Biomaterials Interactions II
- Biodegradable Cardiovascular Implants: Surface Functionalization for Cell Growth
- Development and application of sustained drug release technology for the delivery of nucleic acid molecules for the prevention of post-operative scarring in glaucoma
- Development of Specialised Container Technology For Growing Street Trees in Singapore
- Development of Specialised Structural Cells for Growing Street Trees in Constrained Planting Spaces
- Drug Delivery Systems for Glaucoma and Cornea
- Hemocompatible Surfaces for Implants(NTU-Technion Project)
- Novel Highly Ordered Heterojunction hybrid cell for solar energy harvesting
- PZT Cardiovascular Pump
- Photovoltaics Project
- Sports Science and Technology Centre Consultancy Study
- Stent Utilizing A Multilayer Biodegradable Coating to Provide Optimal Release Profile
- The Regenerative Medicine Initiative in Cardiac Restoration Therapy Research Programme
- Xu Wen Ng, Yingying Huang, Subbu S Venkatraman and Freddy Boey. (2013). Controlled release of cardiovascular peptides from biodegradable patches. 25th European Conference on Biomaterials.
- Xu Wen Ng, Yingying Huang, Subbu S Venkatraman and Freddy Boey. (2013). Controlled release of novel cardiovascular peptides from biodegradable matrix. International Conference on Materials for Advance Technologies (ICMAT) 2013.
- Bronshtein, Tomer; Au-Yeung, Gigi Chi Ting; Sarig, Udi; Nguyen, Evelyne Bao-Vi; Mhaisalkar, Priyadarshini S; Boey, Freddy Yin Chiang; Venkatraman, Subbu S; Machluf, Marcelle. (2013). A Mathematical Model for Analyzing the Elasticity, Viscosity, and Failure of Soft Tissue: Comparison of Native and Decellularized Porcine Cardiac Extracellular Matrix for Tissue Engineering. Tissue Engineering, .
- Shao-Wen Cao, Yu-Peng Yuan, Jun Fang, Mohammad Mehdi Shahjamali, Freddy Y.C. Boey, James Barber, Say Chye Joachim Loo, and Can Xue. (2013). In-situ growth of CdS quantum dots on g-C3N4 nanosheets for highly efficient photocatalytic hydrogen generation under visible light irradiation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(3), 1258-1266.
- Zheng Wang, Freddy Y. C. Boey, Say Chye Joachim Loo* and Can Xue*. (2013). Sandwich Fe2O3/Au/Fe2O3 photoanodes for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting. International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation.