Academic Profile
Prof Lam Yee Cheong 

Associate Chair 
Division of Manufacturing Engineering 
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 
College of Engineering 



Email: MYCLAM@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 6957 
Office: N3-02a-06 
Education
  • PhD University of Melbourne 1983
  • BE(Mech)(Hons) University of Melbourne 1979
Biography
Dr. Lam graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Melbourne University in 1979 with first class honours and was awarded the Dixon Scholarship for “Outstanding Academic Achievement”. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1983 from the same University and was awarded the M.H. de Fina Memorial Prize for “The Best Postgraduate Student in the Department”.

Dr. Lam is currently a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Principle Scientist (joint appointment) of Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, and Fellow of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) Program. Before joining NTU in 1997, Dr. Lam was a Reader with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton Campus. He was the National President of the Australian Fracture Group; a Director of the Far East Oceanic Fracture Society, Head (Monash Node) of the Co-operative Research Centre of Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS), and was the Program Coordinator for its Tooling and Repair Tasks. He was awarded a plaque by CRC-ACS in 1997 “In Recognition of Service to CRC-ACS”. In 1999, he was invited by the University of Melbourne, Australia to deliver the prestigious Tewksbury Lecture. In 2006, he was invited by Monash University, Australia to deliver the prestigious 2006 Harold Armstrong Memorial Lectures. He was frequently consulted by the industry and had acted as Expert Witness.
Research Interests
Dr. Lam's research is well supported by private and public funding. His most current research endeavor is on microfluidics, which include mixing and particle separation in microchannels. His recent research activities include modeling of materials and their processing, injection moldings, fiber composite manufacturing and the behaviors of polymers. He has also conducted research in the areas of metal working, fracture mechanics, life extension of structures and finite element analysis. He has published more than three hundred technical papers. His research in plastic injection molding is supported by Moldflow Corporation, USA, the leading and dominant company in plastic injection molding simulation software. As a result of this research collaboration, Moldflow donated $12.4 million dollars of software to NTU for research and educational purposes in 2000.
Research Grant
  • A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (2011-) [by A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)]
  • A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council - Public Sector Funding (2013-) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
  • Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories (2011-) [by MINDEF - DSO National Laboratories]
  • SIMTech - NTU Joint Lab (2012-) [by A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)]
  • SMA Graduate Fellowship Research Supplement (2010-) [by Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)]
  • Seed Funding (2013-) [by College of Engineering]
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre (2010-) [by Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)]
Current Projects
  • Electroosmotic Flow Hysteresis
  • Embossing Of Polymeric Micro Devices Using Ultrasonic Vibrations
  • Fabrication of Functional Surfaces by Laser Surface Texturing Process
  • Integrated Electrochemical Biosensors for Multiplexed Detection of Cancer Biomarkers
  • Machining of micro mould with required surface texture
  • Preliminary Study of the Feasibility of Producing Polymeric Lens by Hot-Embossing
  • Rheological Characterization of Biofluids Using a Microfluidic Platform - SMA Fellowship
  • Rheological Characterization of Biofluids using a Microfluidic Platform - Phase 1
  • Rheological Characterization of Biofluids using a Microfluidic Platform - Phase 2
  • Roll to Roll Manufacturing of Printed Electronics Printed Electronics: Roll-To-Roll Processing (Coating and Patterning)
  • SIMTech-NTU collaborative joint laboratory (Precision Machining)
  • Study on the use of ultrasound technology for removal of tiles
  • Transportation and mixing of liquids in microchannels
Selected Publications
  • Khoong LE, Tan YM, Lam YC. (2009). Study of deformation and porosity evolution of low temperature cofired ceramic for embedded structurees fabrication. European Ceramic Society. Journal, 29(13), 2737-2745.
  • Wang, Z. Y., Joshi, S. C., Lam, Y. C., Chen X. (2009). End pressure corrections in capillary rheometry of concentrated suspensions. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 114(3), 1738-1745.
  • C. H. Kua, Y. C. Lam, I. Rodriguez, C. Yang and K. Youcef-Toumi. (2008). Cell Motion Model for Moving Dielectrophoresis. Analytical Chemistry, 80(14), 5454-5461.
  • A. Y. Y Ho, H. Gao, Y. C. Lam, I. Rodríguez. (2008). Controlled Fabrication of Multi-tiered Three-Dimensional Nanostructures in Porous Alumina. Advanced Functional Materials, 18(14), 2057-2063.
  • C.H. Kua, Y.C. Lam, C. Yang, K. Youcef-Toumi, I. Rodriguez. (2008). Modeling of dieletrophoretic force for moving dieletrophoresis electrodes. Journal of Electrostatics, 66, 514-525.
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