Prof. Chua Chee Kai

Prof. Chua's research area is in 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping or Additive Manufacturing. He is the foremost expert in Singapore in this area and was awarded the prestigious International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award in 2018.

Prof Chua is the Head of Pillar for Engineering Product Development (EPD) and Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor at SUTD. His research area is in 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping or Additive Manufacturing. He is the foremost expert in Singapore in this area and was awarded the prestigious International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award in 2018. Prof Chua is also the most published and most cited scientist in “Rapid Prototyping / Additive Manufacturing” (3D Printing) according to the Web of Science. He has published in more than 500 international journals, conference papers, books, book chapters and patents.

Prof Chua has also obtained more than S$60 M grants, including as PI, S$42 M for the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, S$9.9 M for the Nanyang Additive Manufacturing Centre and S$5.5 M for the Institute for Sports Research. He is currently the Editorial board member of International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Rapid Prototyping Journal & Journal of Materials Processing Technology and Editor-in-Chief of Virtual & Physical Prototyping, as well as Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Bioprinting.

 

Education

PhD, Nanyang Technological University, 1996
MSc, National University of Singapore, 1989
BEng (Hons) Cl 1, National University of Singapore, 1985

 

Awards

International Freeform and Additive 2018 Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award 2018, sponsored by the International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference.(2018)

Hwa Chong Distinguished Partners Awards (2015)

Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award by the Minister of Education and President of NTU (2014)

Public Service (Silver) Administration Award by the President of Singapore for the 2014 National Day Awards

 

Selected publications

Pei Zhuang*, Alfred Xuyang Sun, Jia An*, Chee Kai Chua, Sing Yian Chew, “3D Neural Tissue Models: From Spheroids to Bioprinting”, Biomaterials, Volume 154, pp 113-133, Febuary 2018, Q1.

Amelia Yilin Lee*, Jia An*, Chee Kai Chua, “Two-Way 4D Printing: A Review on the Reversibility of 3D-Printed Shape Memory Materials”, Engineering, Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp 663 -674, 9 November 2017, Q1.

Zhongji Sun*, Xipeng Tan*, Shu Beng Tor, Chee Kai Chua, “Simultaneously enhanced strength and ductility for 3D-printed stainless steel 316L by selective laser melting”, NPG Asia Materials, Volume 10, Pages 127 – 136, 2018, Q1.

Shangqin Yuan*, Fei Shen*, Chee Kai Chua, Kun Zhou, “Polymeric composites for powder-based additive manufacturing: Materials and applications”, Progress in Polymer Science, Volume 91, Pages 141-168, 2019, Q1.

Shangqin Yuan*, Chee Kai Chua, Kun Zhou, “3D-Printed Mechanical Metamaterials with High Energy Absorption”, Advanced Materials Technologies, 4(3), p.1800419., 2019, Q1.

For more publications, please visit:
https://epd.sutd.edu.sg/people/faculty/chua-chee-kai

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