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Principal Investigator

Raye Yeow Chen Hua, Ph.D

Dr. Raye joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the National University of Singapore, as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He is also an affiliated Principal Investigator with the Advanced Robotics Center and the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE). Raye currently holds over 25 international journal publications and over 60 conference abstracts/publications, in the area of human biomechanics, medical devices and robotics. He has also secured over $2 million in research funding, focusing on his core interest on innovation research. His team develops medical technology that target important clinical unmet needs, particularly in the aspect of smart assistive devices, rehabilitation and surgical robotics.

Research Fellows


Nicholas CHENG Zi Yi, Ph.D

Dr. Nicholas is currently a Research Fellow at the EI Lab. He did his PhD in the computational biomodelling of gastrointestinal soft tissues. His current research involves the development of assistive and rehabilitation devices for the rheumatic hand. Other research interests include the development and use of software for research and biomodelling. Outside of work, he enjoys gaming, programming, watching anime, and reading. He is also an avid collector of batman figurines.


GUO Jin, Ph.D

Dr. Guo Jin is currently a Research Fellow at the EI Lab. He did his PhD in the Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering from Kagawa University. His current research involves the development of micro soft grippers for nerve repair surgery. Other research interests include the development of force sensors, medical image processing and virtual reality system.


Luis Carlos HERNANDEZ, Ph.D

Dr. Hernandez is a Research Fellow in EI Lab with a research focus of soft robotic structures. He completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at National University of Singapore where he researched the biomechanics of soccer and developed a sensor suite for real-time analysis. Prior to this, he graduated from ITESM campus Chihuahua, Mexico in 2012 with a Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering. Beside his academic work he enjoys playing soccer and dancing salsa.


LOW Fanzhe, Ph.D

Dr. Low is currently working in the field of rehabilitation soft robotics in the Biomedical Engineering department. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering. During his undergraduate, he was also part of the Global Engineering Programme (GEP) and also held the GEP scholarship during his course. In his free time, he also likes to watch comedies and reading up on nature.

PhD & MEng Candidates


Benjamin ANG Wee Keong

Mr. Benjamin is pursuing his PhD in EI lab. He is working on the topic of "Remote control of soft robotic exoskeleton for assistive and hand rehabilitation". His work involves researching the application of EMG signals to control a soft robotic glove for patients with impaired finger flexor and extensor muscles. The project aims to help patients regain the functional use of the hand. A spiritual person at the core, Benjamin enjoys reading books that promote self development and is in the business of helping people discover their potential and calling in life.


Ahmed Khalil KHAN

Mr. Ahmed Khalil Khan is currently a Research Engineer and Master's Student at the EI Lab. His current research involves the development of a soft robotic manipulator for space exploration purposes. His other research interests are to discover an application for soft robotics for athletes and wearable robotics. Ahmed is an avid rock climber, he likes to exercise, read books, draw and a cup of Teh.


Ajinkya Sarang BHAT

Ajinkya is a NGS PhD student at the EI Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from College of Engineering Pune in 2015, and Masters in Robotics Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and Plymouth University (dual degree) in 2017. His research interests involve designing assistive wearable robots to aid with activities of daily living. He is an avid tennis and football fan.


CHEN Chao-Yu

Chao-Yu is currently a Master student at the EI Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2018. His current research interests involve novel programmable shape actuators and soft sensors designing. The project aims to realize a more diverse actuation mode in one actuator and to subsequently apply in wearable devices. Besides his major study, he is also an enthusiast in badminton, music and traveling.


Jonathan William AMBROSE

Jonathan is pursuing his PhD in EL lab. He earned his Bachelors in Biomedical  Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2019. His current research interest involves wearable soft robotics.  In his free time Jonathan like to hit the gym and find new places to eat.



A recent Masters Graduate from NUS in Knowledge Engineering, Shobhit is a Research Associate at the EI Lab currently working on integrating Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence with Soft Robotics. As well as being a published IEEE author for Deep Learning in Medical Diagnostics, he has also worked on Humanoid Robots and Robotic Arm Manipulators. However, aside from Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning, Shobhit spends his free time watching sports, travelling or sometimes learning a new instrument.



Ms. Tiana is pursuing her PhD, and her research is focused on soft robotics for rehabilitation. She is passionate about biomedical science and using technology to improve people's lives. She received her bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and she also previously worked as a production engineer at Ball Aerospace, overseeing the manufacture and assembly of satellites. Aside from biomedical engineering, she also enjoys dance, songwriting, and helping people discover and achieve their dreams.

Research Engineers


KHIN Phone May

Ms. Khin is currently a Research Engineer at the EI Lab. She graduated from National University of Singapore with a B.Eng. in Bioengineering (Honors). Her current research is focused on soft robotics approach to construct wearable technologies.


LOW Jin Huat

Mr. Low is a Research Engineer with the EI Lab. He obtained his Master’s Degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He currently holds over 5 international journal publications and over 15 conference abstracts/publications, mainly in the area of soft robotics and human biomechanics. He has won multiple awards such as IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2018, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award 2018 and Bronze Award in EMedIC Global 2018.



Mr. Fraiszudeen is a Research Engineer in the EI Lab. He is currently working on the project to develop a miniaturised External Ventricular Device for Drainage of excessive Cerebrospinal Fluid(CSF) in neurological patients with high-intracranial pressure (ICP). He enjoys learning, reading, writing, swimming and networking.


NATIVIDAD Rainier Florentin

Mr. Natividad is a Research Engineer and a Masters student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He earned his Bachelors degree from the University of the Philippines in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include prosthesis design and wearable robotic devices. Currently, Rainier is working on a soft robotics approach to assist shoulder movement. He loves to go trail biking and is a fan of ultimate Frisbee.


LIANG Xinquan

Mr. Liang is currently a Research Engineer in EI lab. He graduated from National University of Singapore with 1st class honor in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. His current research is on soft material based robotic arms. Besides research, he spends most of his spare time on hiking, swimming, movies, and computer games. He also wants to travel to a lot of places in the future.


Aaron GOH

Aaron is a Research Engineer currently working on Independently Driven Soft Robotic Worm Modules for Search-and-Rescue Operations. His research interests include the implementation of human-input sensor technologies including EMG signal processing as well as pneumatic control systems (robust PID and adaptive control strategies). He has previously worked on implementing closed-loop angle feedback using graphite-based flex sensors on a soft robotic glove designed for stroke rehabilitation in his Final Year Project. He received his B.Eng in Biomedical Engineering in NUS, and is now concurrently pursuing a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, with Specialisation in Control and Automation, in addition to his research duties. In his spare time, he enjoys reading conspiracy theories, playing the guitar, and has previously achieved 6th Kyu certification in Kendo by the Singapore Kendo Club during his undergraduate days.

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