Yeong Wai Yee

Yeong Wai Yee
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 4343
Email: wyyeong@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-27
  • PhD Nanyang Technological University 2007
  • BEng(Hons) (Mech & Prodtn Engrg) Nanyang Technological University 2003

Asst/Prof Yeong received her BEng( 1st class Hons) and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Prior to joining MAE in 2013, her work experiences include technical and supervisory functions, and manufacturing experiences.

  • Interest:
    Additive manufacturing, 3D Bioprinting, hybrid multi-material printing, AM metrology sciences, biomedical scaffolds.
  • Projects:
    Development of RPE-photoreceptors complex for investigation of age-related macular degeneration
    A collaboration project with National Healthcare Group to create retina tissue complexes using advance biofabrication techniques
    [Singapore Centre for 3-D Printing, Biomedical & Sports]
    Biofabrication of Human Skin
    This project aim to incorporate melanocytes within the printed tissue constructs to fabricate pigmented skin substitute that matches the patient’s skin color.
    [Singapore Centre for 3-D Printing, Biomedical & Sports]
    Biofabrication of Cardiovascular Tissue
    The use of computer assisted technology allows controlled deposition and cells and biomaterials. In this study, extrusion-based bioprinting will be used as the primary mode of building the construct.
    [Singapore Centre for 3-D Printing, Biomedical & Sports]
    Materials for direct additive manufacturing of metallic implants
    In this project, we aim to develop the process capabilities of selective laser melting (SLM) and electron beam melting (EBM), with focus on materials suitable for orthopedic applications. A project with a Fortune-500 company.
    [Singapore Centre for 3-D Printing, Materials]
    Developing Functionally Graded Titanium Based Implants for Biomedical Applications:
    This project aims to develop functionally graded implants from titanium based alloy for biomedical applications
    [SIMTech-NTU Joint Laboratory (3D Additive Manufacturing), Biomedical & Sports]
    3D Inkjet printing of honeycomb structures for aerospace
    This project focuses on the design of honeycomb cell structures with greater strength-to-weight ratio, which can be manufactured using additive manufacturing techniques such as inkjet printing.
    [Singapore Centre for 3-D Printing, Manufacturing]

Research Staff and Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Sing Swee Leong Project Officer SLSING@ntu.edu.sg
Yap Yee Ling Project Officer YLYAP@ntu.edu.sg

PhD Student
Name Project
Mahta Mapar Selective Laser Melting of Ceramic-based material for Dental Applications
Sing Swee Leong Developing Functionally Graded Titanium Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications
Tan Yu Jun Tissue Engineered Esophagus via Bioprinting
Peh Chi Hung Lightweight Structure via Additive Manufacturing
Ho Chee Meng Benjamin Development of Bionic Organ using 3D Manufacturing
Tan Yong Sheng Edgar Reconstruction of Cornea via 3D Printing
Yap Yee Ling Design of Honeycomb Sandwich Structures by Polyjet
Lee Jia Min Bioprinting of Cardiovascular Tissue with Patterned Topographic
Ng Wei Long Biofabrication of 3D Human Skin

Selected Publications
  • Yeong, W. Y.; Sudarmadji, N.; Yu, H. Y.; Chua, C. K.; Leong, K. F.; Venkatraman, S. S.; Boey, Y. C. F.; Tan, L. P..  Porous polycaprolactone scaffold for cardiac tissue engineering fabricated by selective laser sintering Acta Biomaterialia Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 2028-2034, Jun 2010.
  • Yeong, Wai Yee; Lim, Kee Pah; Ng, Gary Ka Lai; Tan, Lay Poh; Boey, Freddy Yin Chiang; Venkatraman, Subbu S.. Annealing of biodegradable polymer induced by femtosecond laser micromachining. Advanced Engineering Materials. Volume 12, Issue 4, pp B89-B93, Apr 2010.
  • Yeong, Wai Yee; Yu, Haiyang; Lim, Kee Pah; Ng, Ka Lai Gary; Boey, Yin Chiang Freddy; Subbu, Venkatraman S.; Tan, Lay Poh. Multi-scale topological guidance for cell alignment via direct laser writing on biodegradable polymer. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods. Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 1011–1021, Oct 2010.
  • Wai Yee Yeong, Chee Kai Chua. (2013). A quality management framework for implementing additive manufacturing of medical devices. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 8(3), 193-199.
  • Yap, Y. L. and Yeong, W. Y. 2014. Additive manufacture of fashion and jewellery products: a mini review. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 9(3), 195-201.
  • Loh, L.-E., Chua, C.-K. , Yeong, W.-Y., Song, J., Mapar, M., Sing, S.-L., Liu, Z.-H., Zhang, D.-Q. (2015). Numerical investigation and an effective modelling on the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process with aluminium alloy 6061. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 80, 288-300.
  • Lee Jia Min, Yeong Wai Yee. (2015). A Preliminary Model of Time-Pressure Dispensing System for Bioprinting based on Printing and Material Parameters. Virtual and Physical Prototyping

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Prototype & Rapid Prototyping
  • Biofabrication