Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Leong Kah Fai
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Leong Kah Fai is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He obtained his B.Eng. (Mech.) with Honours from the National University of Singapore in 1981 and M.Sc. degrees in Engineering Product Design and Mechanical Engineering, from Stanford University in 1987. Prior to joining NTU, he has worked several years as a product development engineer and designer in the Singapore electronics industries. He was awarded the Merit Award in 1994 and Distinguished Award in 1997 for his contributions to the national standardisation program. He has co-authored five books, published several book chapters and more than 200 papers in international journals, conferences, and seminars with a H-index of 41 (SCI) and 9,450 citations (SCI) in these areas. He has been invited as keynote speaker for a number of premier conferences and has acted as reviewers for several journals, including Trends in Biotechnology, Biomaterials, International Journal of Product Development, etc. He is also the winner of the Emerald Highly Commended Award in Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2007 for his paper in Rapid Prototyping Journal,
His principal areas of research interests are in sports engineering, polymer matrix composites, additive manufacturing and their applications in biomedical applications, including tissue engineering, sports, product design and development science and design education.
  • Properties and Manufacturing of Elium composites with different kinds of thermoplastic and hybrid fibre reinforcements
US2010/0291176A1: Manufacturing Three-Dimensional Scaffolds Using Cryogenic Prototyping (2013)
Abstract: The present invention refers to a method of fabricating a three dimensional scaffold suitable for tissue-engineering having a controlled micro- and macroporous structure using cryogenic prototyping. The present invention also refers to scaffolds obtained by the method of the present invention and to their use.