Yeo Joon Hock

Yeo Joon Hock
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 5500
Email: mjhyeo@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3-02b-57 
  • DIC PhD University of London, Imperial College 1990
  • BSc(Hons) University of Strathclyde 1984

Prof Yeo is an Associate Professor with the School of Aerospace Engineering since 1990. He received his PhD from Imperial College, London in 1990. Prof Yeo was in the oil and gas industry for 3 years from 1980 to end 1982. He pursued his BSc ( Mech Engg) at Stratchclyde University, Scotland and graduated with 1st Class Hons in 1984. He worked for Exxon Refinery as a Project engineer for 3 years before pursuing his PhD.

Prof Yeo’s research focus has been in medical device and his mainly work is reconstruction of artificial heart valves in which he has filed 3 patents.

  • Interest:
    Heart valves engineering, arterial pusle waveform analysis, pulse waveform analysis and TCM tongue imaging.
  • Projects:
    Reconstruction of a heart valve : Single Point Attached Commissiure
    This project was funded by BMRC in 2005. Extensive large animal trials were successfully carried out using a patented valve mold ( Single Point attached Commissure ). Currently in Lucknow , India’s Sanjay Gandhi PostGraduate Institute of Medical Science is using the valve mold officially for clinical trials
    [Biomedical & Sports]
    A new bi-leaflet valve reconstruction for right ventricular outflow tract.
    This is a joint project with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital currently funded by NMRC starting March 2016 for 3 years. The objective is to design a bi-leaflet valve for small conduit for pediatric application. The novelty of this bi-leaflet valve design is that is will continue to serve its purpose as the conduit enlarges as the child grows. The purpose is to delay an imminent re-operation
    [Biomedical & Sports]
    Mitral Valve reconstruction
    Similar methodology in creating a valve mold for reconstruction of the aortic valve will be applied to mitral valve reconstruction. With availability of 3D CT scan images and conversion algorithm into STL files, the objective of this project is to develop a customized Mitral Valve mold and using treated tissue to reconstruct a replacement mitral valve
    [Biomedical & Sports]
    A scientific approach towards TCM tongue imaging and processing
    Former FYP student Tan YiHui developed an algorithm for color correction and processing. Prof Yeo and Yihui has started a company in color correction and processing for application such as in TCM tongue imaging and cosmetic industry
    [Biomedical & Sports]

Selected Publications
  • Goetz WA, Tan TE, Lim KH, Xiong FL, Salagues SLH, Grousson N, Yeo JH. Autologous pericardial pulmonary conduit with single point attached commissure in a sheep model.
    Eur J Cardio-Thorac 2008;33(1):48-52.
  • Goetz WA, Tan TE, Lim KH, Xiong FL, Salagues SLH, Grousson N, Chua YL, Yeo JH.
    Truly stentless molded autologous pericardial aortic valve prosthesis with single point attached commissures in a sheep model.
    Eur J Cardio-Thorac 2008;33(4):548-553.
  • Goetz WA, Xiong F, Yeo JH.
    Autologous pericardial aortic valve prosthesis
    Reply. Eur J Cardio-Thorac 2008;34(6):1268-1269
  • Xiong FL, Goetz WA, Chua YL, Zhang P, Pfeifer S, Wintermantel E, Yeo JH.
    Effect of leaflet geometry on mechanical performance of stentless pericardial aortic valves. A dynamic simulation.
    In: IFMBE Proceedings 2009, Vol. 25/IV. Hrsg.: Dössel O., Schlegel W.C. Springer, Heidelberg, (2009)169-172.
  • Xiong FL, Goetz WA, Chua YL, Chong CK, Yeo JH.
    Finite element investigation of stentless pericardial aortic valves: relevance of leaflet geometry. Ann Biomed Eng 2010;38(5):1908-1918.

  • Biomechanics
  • Fluids Mechanics
  • Flow Over An Aerofoil Section
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Thermo-Fluids