Academic Profile

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.
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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

  • Sustainable Materials
  • Rakshit M, Darwitan A, Muktabar A, Das P, Nguyen LTH, Cao Y, Vizetto-Duarte C, Tang J, Wong YS, Venkatraman S, Ng KW. Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Simvastatin Loaded Nanoliposomes in 2D and 3D Foam Cell Models. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 37:102434, 2021.

  • Lai HY, Setyawati MI, Ferhan AR, Divakarla S, Chua HM, Cho N-J, Chrzanowski W, Ng KW. Self-assembly of Solubilized Human Hair Keratins. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 7(1):83-89, 2021.

  • Setyawati M, Singh D, Krishnan S, Huang X, Wang M, Jia S, Goh B, Ho CG, Yusoff R, Kathawala M, Poh TY, Ali NABM, Chotirmall S, Aitken R, Riediker M, Christiani DC, Fang M, Bello D, Demokritou P, Ng KW. Occupational Inhalation Exposures to Nanoparticles at Six Singapore Printing Centers. Environmental Science & Technology 54(4):2389-2400, 2020.

  • Setyawati MI, Zhao Z, Ng KW. Transformation of Nanomaterials and its Implications in Gut Nanotoxicology. SMALL 16(36):e2001246, 2020.

  • Gautam A, Rakshit M, Nguyen KT, Kathawala MH, Nguyen LTH, Tay CY, Wong E, Ng KW. Understanding the Implications of Engineered Nanoparticle Induced Autophagy in Human Epidermal Keratinocytes In Vitro. NanoImpact 15, 100177, 2019.

  • Kathawala MH, Ng WL, Liu D, Naing MW, Yeong WY, Spiller K, van Dyke M, Ng KW. Healing of Chronic wounds – An Update of Recent Developments and Future Possibilities. Tissue Engineering, Part B: Reviews 25(5): 429-444, 2019.

  • Hartrianti P, Nguyen THL, Johanes J, Chou SM, Zhu P, Tan NS, Tang MBY, Ng KW. Fabrication and Characterization of a Novel Crosslinked Human Keratin-Alginate Sponge. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 4:524-531, 2016.

  • George S, Ho SS, Wong ESP, Tan TTY, Verma NK, Aitken R, Riediker M, Cummings C, Yu L, Wang ZM, Zink D, Ng Z, Loo SCJ, Ng KW. The Multi-Facets of Sustainable Nanotechnology – Lessons from a Nanosafety Symposium. Nanotoxicology 9(3):404-406, 2015.

  • Wang S, Wang Z, Foo SEM, Tan NS, Yuan Y, Lin W, Zhang Z, Ng KW. Culturing Fibroblasts in 3D Human Hair Keratin Hydrogels. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(9):5187-98, 2015.

  • Leong DT, Ng KW. Probing the Relevance of 3D Cancer Models in Nanomedicine Research. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 79-80C:95-106. 2014.