Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Ng Yin Kwee
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
 
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Eddie obtained:
B.Eng (CL I) from Uni. of Newcastle upon Tyne;
Ph.D at Cambridge Univ. with a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship;
PG Diploma in Teaching Higher Edu., NIE-NTU.

He is elected as:
Academician for European Academy of Sciences (EUAS, Greece), composed of the world’s leading scientists, Nobel prize and outstanding scientists winners, scholars and business people, aiming to promote excellence in science and technology (see pp. 199-202 in http://www.interpaper.org/2022-Annual-Report-EU-Academy-of-Sciences.pdf and pp. 67 to 71 on Annual 2023 EUAS in http://www.interpaper.org/MEMBERS.htm on his unique contributions in non-contact, early-detection of human-health abnormality non-invasively with infrared-physics-technology: a novel 'tissue-activities-ratio analysis' method).
Fellow (inaugural) for National Academy of Technology (FNAT, USA),
NAT fellows are elected "through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their track records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced technology." His work focuses on the development of advanced contactless diagnostic medical imaging techniques based on active dynamics thermography.
Academician for European Academy of Sciences and Arts (AEASA, EU-Austria), an honor reserved for the world's most outstanding scholars;
Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (FAIMBE, USA) with his citation reads: "For outstanding contributions in non-contact, early detection of human-health abnormality non-invasively with infrared-physics-technology",see details in https://aimbe.org/college-of-fellows/cof-9090/ ;
Fellow (Life) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME, USA); ASME fellows are elected from top in the field members from the USA and other regions outside America.
Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET, United Kingdom);
Fellow of International Engineering and Technology Institute (FIETI, Hong Kong),
Fellow of Asia-Pacific Technological Sciences Academy (FAPTSA, Hong Kong, http://www.aptsa.org/fellows.html)
Distinguished Fellow for Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence,
(DFIDSAI, China), and,
Academician for Academy of Pedagogy and Learning, (USA).
Eddie received 2022 Alumni Highly Commended Award from the VC of Newcastle upon Tyne University, UK for his contributions to the society and achievements as academia.
Eddie was named the winner of the 2024 2nd IETI (International Engineering and Technology Institute) Ramesh Agarwal Lifetime Achievement Award in Science, Engineering or Technology. This award honors individuals with lifetime achievements in research, education, and service towards the advancement of any discipline of engineering and technology. The award committee quoted that the reason for his award is: For outstanding contributions in non-invasive, contactless, early detection of human health abnormality economically with infrared physics technology & advanced AI novel analysis (https://www.ieti.net/news/detail.aspx?id=351).

He published > 642 papers in SCI-IF int. journal (500); int. conf. proceedings (148), textbook chapters (>106) and others (32) over the 28 years. Co-edited 14 books on “Cardiac Pumping and Perfusion Engineering” by WSP (2007); “Imaging and Modelling of Human Eye” by Artech (2008); “Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, v.1” by ASP (2009); “Performance Evaluation in Breast Imaging, Tumor Detection & Analysis” by ASP (2010); “Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, v.3” by ASP (2011); “Computational Analysis of Human eye with Applications” by WSP (2011); “Human Eye Imaging and Modeling” by CRC (2011); “Multimodality Breast Imaging” by SPIE (2013); “Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology”; “Ophthalmology Imaging and Applications” by CRC (2013, 2014); “Bio-inspired Surfaces and Applications” by WSP (2016); “Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences” by Springer (2017) and “Computation and Mathematical Methods in Cardiovascular Physiology” by WSP (2019). Also, co-authored a text book: “Compressor Instability with Integral Methods” by Springer (2007).

He is in the Stanford list of the World’s top 2% Scientists since 2019 (ranked 83 out of 64,425 as top 0.001% in the field of Biomedical Engineering, 2020) [see Website: https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3]. The ranking method is calculated by removing the self-citation of the literature.

Ranked # 5 (Worldwide) in Google Scholar under Biomedical, cited by 18,900+ (H-index: 71+) [see http://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=9QW1LYAAAAAJ ]

His Scores in researchgate.net is also one of the highest within the schools and is higher than 98% of all ResearchGate members’ scores.
See https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eddie-Ng-3/scores

Ranked high in 'Top Engineering and Technology Scientists in Singapore" as published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Engineering and Technology research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.
[see https://research.com/scientists-rankings/engineering-and-technology/sg]

More details like the latest H-index, SCI-total citations are available in https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/309198.

He is the:
o Principal Investigator & Awardee (2021) of HealthTEC Seed Grant from Singapore Health Technologies Consortium (NUS);
o Principal Investigator & Awardee (2021) of International Healthy Longevity
Catalyst Global Innovator by U.S. National Academy of Medicine, Johnson & Johnson and NRF;
see: https://healthylongevitychallenge.org/winners/laser-spatiotemporal-photoplethysmogram-and-computational-method-for-extended-chronic-cardiometabolic-therapeutic-care/;
o Academic advisor to an open fund young individual researcher grants to Singapore NRF-NMRC grant, OFYIRG21jun-0004 (2022).
o Lead Editor-in-Chief for the ISI Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology for dissemination of original research in all fields of mechanics in medicine and
biology since 2000;
o Founding Editor-in-Chief for the ISI indexed Journal of Medical Imaging and
Health Informatics (Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2021);
o Associate editor or EAB of various referred international journals such as Applied Intelligence, BioMedical Engineering OnLine, Computers in Biology & Medicine, Journal of Advanced Thermal Science Research, and, guest editor for Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine & Int. Journal of Medical Systems.

His main area of research is thermal imaging, human physiology, biomedical engg; computational turbomachinery aerodynamics; micro-scale cooling problems; computational fluid dynamics & numerical heat transfer. As of 2023, he has graduated 27 Ph.D. and 26 M.Eng. research students. One of his graduated PhD students, Dr. Saxena received the NTU’s Graduate College Research Excellence Award (2020/21) and another one, Dr Tan JH is listed as the Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Web of Science in 2020.

He is an invited keynotes speaker for more than 30 international scientific confs./workshops. He is a Technical Program Committee Chair, “The China Physiological Signal Challenge 2021-23 cum International Conf. on Biomed. Engg & Biotechnology” (Since 2012 – present), China. His editorial efforts for a Special issue collection: “Biomedical Advances in Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment”: A Selection of Papers from the 11th & 12nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (ICBEB 2022 & 2023): “Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment”: SAGE Journal (Good SCI-IF) as guest editor, see https://journals.sagepub.com/page/tct/collections/call-for-papers/biomedical-advances-in-cancer-detection-diagnosis-treatment .
He is a General Chair of 3rd International Symposium on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (ISBDAI 2022): see https://www.isbdai.org/committees.html
Eddie is also a guest editor on:
"The Role of Thermography in Cardiovascular Diseases" for Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: https://www.imrpress.com/journal/rcm/special_issues/1637633458398 ;
Special Issue in Sensors: "Infrared/Thermal Imaging for Biomedical Applications"
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/80A5152QDH .

Twenty-one of his thermal imaging papers have been adopted as references in both Singapore Standard (SS 582: 2020) and ISO/TR 13154:2009 / IEC 80601-2-59: 2017. He was a panel member for the Biomedical and Health Standards Committee (2011-2020), Singapore. He received the SPRING Singapore Merit Award (2016) for his contributions to the Singapore Standardisation Programme.

The affable adjunct NUH scientist has a special interest in infrared (IR) physics & technology and has contributed greatly to research on IR, in particular on application of IR to biomedical sciences. The co-inventor of 3 USA patents on multiple analytical software classifier programs to identify the different stages of breast cancer development using thermal data with Lifeline’s First Warning TM system, he further explores the use of IR in the field of ophthalmology for early detection of health abnormality. Those 3 patents have attracted more than USD10m from USA directly. This First Warning Systems are processed for the CE Mark currently & to be followed by clinical validation with FDA and market entry of the inventions in select European markets. He collaborates with fellow researchers from National Health Group Hospitals, also, Poland and USA so as to consistently achieve breakthrough such as concluding the possibility of using the Biofield Diagnostic System as a better objective assessment tool for complimentary breast cancer detection.

He is granted a patent (AusPat: 2021101042) in “loT enabled EPCG device unit for nursing heart health distantly with Artificial intelligence at cloud-based environment”. He received the Engineering and Technology [UK] Innovations Awards 2020 for the Model-based Engineering Competition. Finalist (selected out from a total of 300 entries) in category for the ‘Excellence in Model-Based Engineering’. Highly Commended by all the 6 panel judges- International awards ceremony, London. He is the lead for project "AI in wind farms" with Western Sydney University and showcases the passion, commitment and innovation in engineering and technology today.

His IR related work resulted in recent 4 Technology Disclosures/copyrights with NTUitive Pte. Ltd. in:
• Thermography based Superficial Vein Projection System to Ease the Real-Time Vein Puncturing Procedure;
• New quantifiable indices for diuresis Renography in improved classification of renal obstruction;
• Neck Thermography for a Non-Contact/Non-Invasive Screening of Patients with Carotid Artery Stenosis;
• Singapore Provisional Patent Application # 10202300873U: “Posture-Aware Dual-Point Photoplethysmogram (2PPG) for Non-Occlusive Orthostatic Blood Pressure Monitoring”, M. Wong, EYK Ng, WT Huang, NTU ref: Our Ref: 2022-421-01-SG PRV dated 30 March 2023 by NTUitive with an initial commercial interest and Licensing/Spinoff creation moving forward with a MNC.
Filed a PCT patent, claiming priority to earlier SG no. 10202300873U as follows:
PCT Application No: PCT/SG2024/050210
International Filing Date: 1 April 2024
Title: Methods And Devices For Monitoring User Physiology Using Photoplethysmography
Signals.

Showcase of visibility:
a) Website - https://www.ntu.edu.sg/mae/news-events/news/detail/first-singaporean-engineer-being-elected-as-the-academician-of-the-academia-scientiarium-et-artium-europaea
NTU MAE on Instagram- “For his work in sustainable wind energy and the field of infrared physics & technology,......." https://www.instagram.com/ntu_mae/
Facebook - "For his work... - NTU School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering" https://www.facebook.com/ntumae/

b) Team-lead: New artificial intelligence tool invented by NTU and NHCS scientists speeds up diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases to Singapore mainstream media on 8 June 2021. See: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-team-invents-new-ai-tool-which-could-speed-up-diagnosis-of-heart-disease and
https://www.ntu.edu.sg/news/detail/new-artificial-intelligence-tool-could-speed-up-diagnosis-of-cardiovascular-diseases

c) NRF-magazine pp. 17-18, Nov. 2021 issue. https://www.nrf.gov.sg/docs/default-source/default-document-library/nrf-magazine/nrf-magazine-(nov-2021).pdf
The magazine goes out to most of Singapore Ministers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and reps, including academics based locally and overseas.

d) HealthTEC Newsletter, NUS [issue 8, 2022] - Research Expert feature on “Infrared Technology for Vascular Visualization” by Singapore Health Technologies Consortium, NRF https://www.healthtec.sg

e) see Singapore develops new programme to assist in early breast cancer detection,
BioSpectrumAsia (Singapore), 13 Feb 2024:
https://www3.ntu.edu.sg/CorpComms2/documents/2024/02_feb/biospectrum_240213_pinn.pdf

f) Showcase of visibility in SPAN E-NEWSLETTER DEC 2021 issue SP-Features: In Harmony pp. 4-5, https://online.fliphtml5.com/obrr/wztc/#p=1

g) Newcastle upon Tyne University News: see https://www.ncl.ac.uk/who-we-are/vision/newcastle-made-me-expert/#.YewAdP1TMLM.whatsapp
CFD, CHT, Infrared Physics & Technology, Sustainable Energy, Precision Farming.
 
  • Developing a robust cardiometabolic wearable device for continuous non-invasive Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose monitoring: Beyond single time-point measurements to time-in-range
Awards
1988 - 1991 Recipient, Commonwealth Scholarship, University of Cambridge
1988 - 1991 Recipient, Tan Kah Kee Post-graduate Scholarships (with name)
1988 - 1991 Recipient, UK Overseas Research Studentship and Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship

2024: Eddie was named the winner of the 2024 2nd IETI (International Engineering and Technology Institute) Ramesh Agarwal Lifetime Achievement Award in Science, Engineering or Technology. This award honors individuals with lifetime achievements in research, education, and service towards the advancement of any discipline of engineering and technology. The award committee quoted that the reason for his award is: For outstanding contributions in non-invasive, contactless, early detection of human health abnormality economically with infrared physics technology & advanced AI novel analysis (https://www.ieti.net/news/detail.aspx?id=351).

2023: Awarded Certificate of 10 years services to Selection/Interview Panel, Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship.

2022 Alumni Highly Commended Award from the VC of Newcastle upon Tyne University, UK for his contributions to the society and achievements as academias.

2020 Engineering and Technology [UK] Innovations Awards 2020 for the Model-based Engineering Competition. Finalist (selected out from a total of 300 entries) in category for the ‘Excellence in Model-Based Engineering’.
2020 30 years Long Service Awards to NTU
2019 Honors Paper 2018 in Computers in Biology and Medicine Journal (Q1)
2016 SPRING Singapore Merit Award for my contributions to the Singapore Standardisation Programme
2015 25 years Long Service Awards to NTU (National Day SG-50) by MoE
2011 20 years Long Service Awards to NTU
2008 Taman Jurong Community Service Commendation Award by PA
2008 15 years Long Service Award, Medallion & Cert. of Appreciation for Community Service by PM Office
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Academician for European Academy of Sciences (EUAS, Greece), composed of the world’s leading scientists, Nobel prize and outstanding scientists winners, scholars and business people, aiming to promote excellence in science and technology.
Fellow (inaugural) for National Academy of Technology (FNAT, USA), fellows are elected from top in the field members from the USA and other regions outside
America;
Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (FAIMBE, USA) with his citation reads: "For outstanding contributions in non-contact, early detection of human-health abnormality non-invasively with infrared-physics-technology", see details in https://aimbe.org/college-of-fellows/cof-9090/ ;
Academician for European Academy of Sciences and Arts (AEASA, EU), an honor
reserved for the world's most outstanding scholars;
Fellow (Life) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME, USA);
Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET, United Kingdom);
Fellow of International Engineering and Technology Institute (FIETI, Hong Kong),
Fellow of Asia-Pacific Technological Sciences Academy (FAPTSA, Hong Kong, http://www.aptsa.org/fellows.html),
Distinguished Fellow for Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence,
(DFIDSAI, China), and,
Academician for Academy of Pedagogy and Learning, (USA).
Received 2022 Alumni Highly Commended Award from the VC of Newcastle upon Tyne University, UK for his contributions to the society and achievements as academia.
 
Courses Taught
MA2007 Thermodynamics
MA3003 Heat Transfer
E2.7 Refrigeration Cycles Experiment
etc.
 
Supervision of PhD Students
As of 2024, he has graduated 27 Ph.D. and 26 M.Eng. research students.

Ongoing 4 Ph.D. students (1 self-financed, 1 IGP, 2 RSS) & 1 M.Eng. by research (self- financed)