Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Ng Kee Woei
Associate Chair (Research)
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
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Prof Ng holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Medicine. He was one of the early 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 and attained full Professorship in 2021. 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.
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 Nanofingerprinting system under Project RIDGES phase 2
  • Israel-Singapore Urban Farm (iSURF): Data-Intensive Autonomous Intelligent Urban Farming For Whole-Plant Yield Optimization
  • Nature-Derived Biodegradable Packaging Material