Sing, Swee Leong
Dr Sing Swee Leong is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He obtained his BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering and PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a topic in additive manufacturing (AM) in 2012 and 2016, respectively. His doctoral thesis focuses on laser powder bed fusion of a novel titanium alloy for medical applications. The doctoral thesis and related research are awarded the Best PhD Thesis Award by the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU, Singapore as well as Springer Theses Award from Springer Nature, Germany in 2017. Swee Leong’s current research interest is in AM for biomedical and aerospace applications, focusing on materials formulation and development, qualification and certification of additive manufactured medical devices and aerospace components. He has worked on numerous 3D printing projects with government agencies, overseas universities research institutes and industrial collaborators. Swee Leong has filed 3 patents pertaining to 3D printing processes and materials. He has published 1 book, 3 book chapters, 35 peer reviewed journal and conference articles. Swee Leong currently has a H-index of 14 with more than 1100 citations (Web of Science).
Yeong, Wai Yee
Active in 3D printing research since 2004, Professor Wai Yee Yeong has created multiple frontiers in 3D printing, taking the leads in 3D Bioprinting, electronics printing and metal printing research. Associate Prof Yeong Wai Yee is currently serving as Associate Chair (Students) at MAE NTU. She has been awarded with research grant in the order of >$10 million and her works have been featured on media such as CNA, the Straits Times and other media channels. Her portfolio includes serving as Programme Director (Aerospace and Defence) at Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Program Director (3D Printing) at NTU-HP Digital Manufacturing Lab and Co-director of NTU Institute for Health Technologies.
Her research and innovation leadership is well-recognized internationally, serving as Technical Chair for international conferences and Associate Editor for top tier journal Virtual and Physical Prototyping. She has been shortlisted as the finalist for the 2019 Inaugural TCT-Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award for her overall achievement in 3D printing. She is one of the global finalists for the TCT award 2019. She has also been named as a finalist for Lush Prize (Science Category) in 2018 for her work in bioprinting of tissue models to replace animal testing.
She has filed more than 8 patents and know-hows, creating new processes, new metal alloy and new printable hydrogel. At scholarly front, she has co-authored 2 textbooks, 4 book chapters, 130 technical papers with >3100 citation and H-index of 29. She serves as the Associate Editor for international journal, Virtual and Physical Prototyping.
She 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 NTU in 2013, she has industrial experiences in technical and supervisory functions in research and development, manufacturing and quality systems.