Bone Tissue Engineering



Key Personnel :

​​ Name Qualifications Contact Research Area
Teoh Swee Hin
-Chair, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
-Director, Renaissance Engineering Programme
PhD Monash University 
BEng(Hons) Monash University 
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Chong Seow Khoon, Mark
PhD (NUS) Email:
In vitro Disease Modeling based on Tissue-Engineered Vascularized Bone

Jan-Thorsten Schantz
-Habilitation Technische Universitat Munchen 

MD(Albert Ludwigs University)

Guided Bone Regeneration


Key Collaborators:

  Name Qualifications Contact Research Area
Ali Khademhosseini
-Visiting Professor (BIE,NTU)
-Associate Professor
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
 -Brigham and Women's Hospital
 -Harvard Medical School
PhD (MIT) Email:
Tissue Engineering by Microscale and Nanoscale Technologies

Charles James Kirkpatrick
-Visiting Professor (BIE,NTU)

 Director Institute of Pathology
-University Medical Center
-Johannes Gutenberg University

MB (Queen's University)
PhD (Queen's University)



Cell-Tissue Interaction with Biomaterials
Dietmar Hutmacher
-Visiting Professor (BIE,NTU) 
 -QUT Chair in Regenerative Medicine
 -Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
 -Queensland University of Technology



Biomedical Engineering
Medical Physiology
Goh Bee Tin
-National Dental Centre Singapore Clinical - Oral 
-Maxillofacial Surgery Senior Consultant Clinical Senior Lecturer
-NUS Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral 
 Maxillofacial Surgery CFS
BDS (Singapore), 
MDS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)(Singapore), 
FDS RCS (Edin), FAMS, PhD (Nijmegen)



Oral and Craniofacial Implant Surgery
Cleft Lip and Palate
Orthognathic Surgery
James Tan
 -Associate Consultant Khoo Teck Puat Hospital 
MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Orth), FRCS



Shoulder Joint and the Upper Limb Surgery
Xu Chen Jie
Assistant Professor
PhD (Brown University)



Designing smart materials for disease diagnosis and therapy, designing
stimulus-responsive nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis and therapy 


Research Fellows

Name Qualifications Contact Research Area
Noreen Ishak PhD (Monash University, Australia)


Layer by layer Tissue Engineering for Bone Regeneration
Wen Feng PhD (NUS, GPBE, Singapore)


Development of Composite scaffolds for Oral Bone Reconstruction
Ammar Hassanbhai PhD (NUS,  Microbiology, Singapore)


Decellularized Organ Tissue for Bone Regeneration


Project Officers

Name Qualifications Contact Research Area
Jayaraman Praveena MSc Development of Nanofiber Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration
Jin Zhiyao BE


Stimulation of Stem Cells for Osteogenic Differentiation


Postgraduate students

Name Qualifications Contact Research Area
Lim Jing  (2012-2015) BE Email: Development of Composites for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Asaf Cohen (2012-2016) BE


Development of Smart Catheters
Akhilandeshwari Ravichandran (2012-2016) BSc


Bioreactor Technology for Bone Tissue Engineering
Padmaja Anand(2012-2016) BSc


Development of 3D Tumour Model for Anti-Cancer Drug Testing
Madhura Satish Bhave(2014-2018) BSc


Bacterial Therapy Against Cancer
Charles Lau (2015-2019) MSc


Decellularization of Fish Skin for Tissue Engineering Applications


Undergraduate students

Name Qualifications Contact Research Area
Neo Xuan Hao Edwin

Pulsed electromagnetic field induction of osteoblasts
Choo Hua Biao 

Surface treatment of biomedical polymer through plasma technology
Michelle Ng Hui Xuan 

Protective coatings for dental applications
Nicole Toh Jia Yi

Coatings for selective cell binding and releasing in cell isolation applications
Lim Hui Hsing 

Elastin preservation of decellularized animal tissues
Yong Kim Yeow 

Parametric studies in cyclic compression bioreactor for bone tissue engineering
Nwe Nwe Linn Oo 

Multimode bioreactor system for bone tissue engineering
Tan Jian Xiong

Decellularization of Tilapia fish skin and scales for tissue engineering applications



Grants Awarded 

2015: Bone tissue regeneration using 3-D disc- shape Polycaprolactone-Tricalcium Phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds in combination with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells in a rabbit study-in vitro and vivo study [NDC Grant for 100K].
2014: Translational Bone Tissue Engineering [MOU-NTU- National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) for $1M].
2013: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine [NTU Start-Up Grant for $500K]
2013: Development of Tissue Engineered Bone as a Model for the Study of Cancer Metastasis [NMRC Grant for 200K].
2013: Engineered bone tissue for the modeling of metastatic skeletal disease - SGD$100,000 [ARF Tier 1 Grant for 100K].
2012: Bone Tissue engineering [NTU Start-Up Grant for $600K]
                                                                                                                          Updated on 15 October 2015