Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Phee Soo Jay, Louis
Dean, College of Engineering & Vice President (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Dean, College of Engineering
Member, Board of Governance, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB)
Vice President (Innovation & Entrepreneurship), College of Engineering
Professor Louis Phee is the Dean of College of Engineering and the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to his deanship, he has served 3 years as Chair of the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He graduated from NTU with the B.Eng (Hons) and M.Eng degrees in 1996 and 1999 respectively. He obtained his PhD from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy in 2002 on a European Union scholarship. His research interests include Medical Robotics and Mechatronics in Medicine. He is currently a recipient of the prestigious National Research Foundation (NRF) Investigator Award. He had previously served as the Program Manager of A*STAR’s inaugural MedTech Program. He is the co-founder of 2 NTU start-ups and is an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurial faculty and students. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award (2006), the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (2007), the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2011), the President’s Technology Award (2012), the Nanyang Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (2013) and the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award (2017).
His current research works focus on Medical Robotics and Mechatronics in Medicine.
 
  • Advanced Medical Robotics for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Magnetically Actuated Ingestible Weight Management Capsule
  • Project 8 - An Extra Dimension of Grasping
  • Robot-Optimized Bladder Endoscopy Resection of Tumour (ROBERT)
  • Robotic Thyroidectomy
  • Using Magnetic Field Tracking to Confirm Nasogastric Tube Placement at Point of Care, A Feasibility Study
US 2018/0221185 A1: Intragastric Device For Weight Management (2019)
Abstract: An intragastric device comprising: an inflation magnet provided within a capsule and configured to move towards a first end of a capsule during activation of the intragastric device by applying a magnetic field externally to a user after swallowing the intragastric device; a first chamber and a second chamber physically separated by a partition having a through hole; a separator connected to the inflation magnet and sealing the through hole before activation of the intragastric device, wherein activation of the intragastric device moves the separator to unseal the through hole to allow a chemical reaction between a first chemical stored in the first chamber and a second chemical stored in the second chamber; a balloon secured to the capsule and collapsed against the capsule before activation of the intragastric device; and an expandable volume configured to expand when the balloon is inflated by a gaseous product of the chemical reaction.

US 2013/0138132 A1: A Ballon Inflating Device and a Method for Inflating a Balloon (2016)
Abstract: According to various embodiments, a balloon inflating device may be provided. The balloon inflating device may include a balloon, a first substance within the balloon, a second substance within the balloon capable of having a reaction with the first substance to generate a gas within the balloon to inflate the balloon; and an electrical activator configured to activate the reaction between the first and second substances thus inflating the balloon. According to various embodiments, a method for inflating a balloon may be provided. The method for inflating a balloon may include providing a first substance within the balloon, providing a second substance within the balloon; and activating a reaction between the first and second substances electrically to generate a gas within the balloon to inflate the balloon.

US 2012/0078053 A1: Robotic System for Flexible Endoscopy (2014)
Abstract: A robotic manipulator controller and system for use in flexible endoscopy, the manipulator comprising a flexible member configured to be coupled to an endoscope, and an arm connected to and movable by the flexible member, wherein the flexible member has a first end connected to the arm and a second end connectable to the controller to allow a physical movement of the arm to be controllable by a physical movement of the controller.