Academic Profile

Prof Ng holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Medicine. He was one of the first recipients of the A*STAR Graduate Scholarships. After postdoctoral fellowship stints at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR, Prof Ng joined NTU in 2008. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015. Prof Ng’s research is highly interdisciplinary and translational in nature, spanning across disciplines including healthcare, food & agriculture, defense, security, construction and nanotechnology. He holds concurrent positions as the Program Director of the NTU-Harvard School of Public Health Initiative on Sustainable Nanotechnology, and as the Deputy Director of the Environmental Chemistry & Materials Centre, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (ECMC-NEWRI). He is also a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA.
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Prof Ng Kee Woei
Associate Chair (Research)
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

1. Fundamental Understanding of Nanotoxicology and Nanosafety
2. Evaluating the Mechanisms of Cell-(Nano)Material Interactions
3. Valorizing Keratinous Wastes
4. Sustainable Nanotechnology in Biomedical, Food & Agriculture and National Security Applications
  • Advanced Sustainable Materials for Targeted Nutrient Delivery in Urban Farming

  • Development of a 3D-RHE intestine model and co-culture system to assess the potential risk of nanogenotoxicity following oral consumption of foods

  • Development of Nanofingerprinting system under Project RIDGES phase 2

  • Nature-Derived Nanocellulose as a Food Ingredient toModulate Fat and Carbohydrate Absorption
  • Mustafa Hussian Kathawala, Wei Long Ng, Dan Liu, May Win Naing, Wai Yee Yeong, Kara Spiller, Mark van Dyke, Kee Woei Ng. (2019). Healing of Chronic Wounds -An Update of Recent Developments and Future Possibilities. Tissue Engineering Part B Reviews, .

  • Luong T.H. Nguyen, Aristo Muktabar, Jinkai Tang, Vinayak P. Dravid, C. Shad Thaxton, Subbu Venkatraman, Kee Woei Ng. (2017). Engineered nanoparticles for the detection, treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis: how close are we?. Drug Discovery Today, 22(9), 1438-1446.

  • Wang S, Wang Z, Foo SEM, Tan NS, Yuan Y, Lin W, Zhang Z, Ng KW. (2015). Culturing Fibroblasts in 3D Human Hair Keratin Hydrogels. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7(9), 5187-5198.

  • S. Xiong, X. Zhao, B.C. Heng, K.W. Ng, J. Loo. (2011). Cellular uptake of Poly-(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles synthesized through solvent emulsion evaporation and nanoprecipitation method. Biotechnology Journal, .