Engineering in Medical and Biological Sciences
While medical doctors ‘fix’ human beings, engineers fix everything else!
The hybrid nature of the latest addition to engineering seeks to bridge this gap and integrate the strengths of two seemingly unrelated disciplines to improve the quality of life for mankind.
At the School of Engineering, relevant studies include:
In medicine and healthcare, engineers can use their engineering and science backgrounds to design the next generation of systems and treatments that will advance the quality of life for patients.
At the School of Engineering, research in this area includes brain, heart and cancer diagnosis, as well as rehabilitation and motion analysis.
Various experts leading the study are:
Bio-process engineering is the study to develop useful product from biological materials through a combination of physical, chemical or biological action.
At the School of Engineering, chemical engineering principles are being used for the production of biopharmaceutical products via recombinant process, extraction of high value compounds from bio-waste, production of bio-fertiliser from vermicomposting, as well as synthesis of bio-nano-particulates with advanced functional properties for drug delivery, chemical production and environmental remediation.
Staff involved in this research are:
- Dr. K. Nagendra Prasad
- Dr. R. Nagasundara Ramanan
- Dr. Edward Ooi Chien Wei
- Dr. Ta Yeong Wu
- A/Prof. Chan Eng Seng
- Prof. Tey Beng Ti
PhD student Lo Sewn Cen working on the recovery of recombinant green fluorescent protein (GFP) from Escherichia coli fermentation