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Ph.D. & Master Students


Dr. YAP Hong Kai

Dr. Yap was a NGS (NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering) scholar. He graduated from NUS in 2013 with a B.Eng. in Bioengineering (First Class Honours). His research is focused on assistive and rehabilitation technology using soft robotics. He was awarded ICBME Medal and Prize for being the top student in courses which have extensive research and design elements. Beside his academic work, he plays the guitar and basketball. He is currently a performer of NUS Harmonica Orchestra.


Dr. Gokula Krishnan RAMACHANDRAN

Dr. Ramachandran was a PhD student working on non-invasive diagnosis of Gastric cancer from the exhaled breath. He obtained bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India. He is interested in deciphering the natural world for the benefit of the biotic and abiotic entities. He spends his leisure time in critical reading ancient literatures, history and natural science in order to discriminate and learn the truth about the nature and technological developments.


Dr. CHAN Chow Khuen

Dr. Chan was pursuing PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He graduated from University of Malaya, Malaysia with a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering in 2013 and a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering (Robotics and Automation) in 2008. He has working experience in the engineering field for five years. His current research is focused on muscle activation, muscle coordination and muscle contribution in related to biomechanics analysis. Besides his academic work, he has interests in cycling and swimming.


Dr. SUN Yi

Dr. Sun was a NGS (NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering) PhD student. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Central South University (CSU) and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) respectively. His current research interest is in flexible material based soft pneumatic robots and actuators, including their design, fabrication, modelling, and characterization. He has worked on soft robot research at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and NUS, both as a Research Assistant, and has enrolled as a PhD student in 2015 to continue his soft robot research.


Pravar JAIN

Mr. Jain was pursuing his graduate research at the EI Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering and is involved with Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments) Center in the capacity of a Research Engineer. He graduated from Manipal Institute of Technology, India in 2015 with a Bachelor of Technology (Honors) in Biomedical Engineering. His areas of interest include embedded systems and rehabilitation engineering. He is a wannabe chef and a lover of Jazz.

Research Engineers


NAIR Chaitanya Muralidharan




CHUA Cai Lin



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