Ng Yin Kwee, Eddie

Ng Yin Kwee, Eddie
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 4455
Email: mykng@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-70 
Homepage: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1375-2011
  • PGDipTHE Nanyang Technological University 1995
  • PhD University of Cambridge 1992
  • BEng(Hons) University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1988

Eddie obtained a B.Eng (CL I) from Uni. of Newcastle upon Tyne; Ph.D at Cambridge Univ. with a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship; PG Diploma in Teaching Higher Edu., NIE-NTU. He is elected as Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME, USA); Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET, United Kingdom); Fellow of International Engineering and Technology Institute (FIETI, Hong Kong), and Member (Academicians) for Academy of Pedagogy and Learning, USA.

He published > 542 papers in SCI-IF int. journal (430); int. conf. proceedings (130), textbook chapters (>105) and others (32) over the 27 years. Co-edited 14 books on “Cardiac Pumping and Perfusion Engineering” by WSP (2007); “Imaging and Modelling of Human Eye” by Artech (2008); “Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, v.1” by ASP (2009); “Performance Evaluation in Breast Imaging, Tumor Detection & Analysis” by ASP (2010); “Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, v.3” by ASP (2011); “Computational Analysis of Human eye with Applications” by WSP (2011); “Human Eye Imaging and Modeling” by CRC (2011); “Multimodality Breast Imaging” by SPIE (2013); “Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology”; “Ophthalmology Imaging and Applications” by CRC (2013, 2014); “Bio-inspired Surfaces and Applications” by WSP (2016); “Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences” by Springer (2017) and “Computation and Mathematical Methods in Cardiovascular Physiology” by WSP (2019). Also, co-authored a text book: “Compressor Instability with Integral Methods” by Springer (2007).

He is the lead Editor-in-Chief for the ISI Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology for dissemination of original research in all fields of mechanics in medicine and biology since 2000; Computers in Biology and Medicine, Founding Editor-in-Chief for the ISI indexed Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics; associate editor or EAB of various referred international journals such as Applied Intelligence, BioMedical Engineering OnLine, Computers in Biology & Medicine, Journal of Advanced Thermal Science Research, and, guest editor for the Int. Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine & Int. Journal of Medical Systems.

His main area of research is thermal imaging, human physiology, biomedical engg; computational turbomachinery aerodynamics; micro-scale cooling problems; computational fluid dynamics & numerical heat transfer. As of 2019, he has graduated 23 Ph.D. and 26 M.Eng. research students.

He is an invited keynotes speaker for more than 15 international scientific confs./workshops. He is active in offering consulting services & a fellow of SAF-NTU Academy. 21 of his thermal imaging papers have been adopted as references in both Singapore Standard (SS 582: 2020) and ISO/TR 13154:2009 / IEC 80601-2-59: 2017. He is also presently serving as panel member for the Biomedical and Health Standards Committee since 2011, Singapore.

The affable adjunct NUH scientist has a special interest in infrared (IR) physics & technology and has contributed greatly to research on IR, in particular on application of IR to biomedical sciences. The co-inventor of 3 USA patents on multiple analytical software classifier programs to identify the different stages of breast cancer development using thermal data with Lifeline’s First Warning TM system, he further explores the use of IR in the field of ophthalmology for early detection of health abnormality. Those 3 patents have attracted more than USD10m from USA directly. This First Warning Systems are processed for the CE Mark currently & to be followed by clinical validation with FDA and market entry of the inventions in select European markets. He collaborates with fellow researchers from National Health Group Hospitals, also, Poland and USA so as to consistently achieve breakthrough such as concluding the possibility of using the Biofield Diagnostic System as a better objective assessment tool for complimentary breast cancer detection.

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  • Interest:
    Thermal Imaging, Biomedical Engg. & Imaging, Turbomachinery Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Heat Transfer
  • Projects:
    Coupled CFD and Depth Integrated Modelling of Marine Structures
    The focus point of this EDB-DHI-IPP project is to improve on the correlation between the wave and depth-averaged properties obtained from DHI’s MIKE-21 and flow properties that are required as boundary conditions for the Navier-Stokes solver. The emphasis will be on the handling of the transitions between near-field and far-field in a logical manner, transiting from the far to the near-field.
    Ref.: “Strongly coupled partitioned six degree-of-freedom rigid body motion solver with Aitken’s dynamic under-relaxation”, International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Volume 8, No. 4, July 2016, pp. 320–329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnaoe.2016.04.001
    Ref: “Numerical Study of the Dynamic Response of a Wind turbine on a Tension Leg Platform with a Coupled Partitioned Six Degree-of-Freedom Rigid Body Motion Solver”, Ocean Engineering, (2019) Volume 172C, No. 4, pp. 575-582, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.12.040
    [CAE Lab, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

    Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of C-130 External Aerodynamics Flow Field
    To perform CFD investigative study with MINDEF-USAFA-RSAF for the external aerodynamic flow field in the vicinity of a military cargo airplane (e.g. C130H) during airdrop of supplies and hardware in order to assess aerodynamic interference effects on the trajectories of the airdrop. We apply 6 degree of motion freedom to the extraction parachute/cargo pallet to determine the actual trajectory rather than specifying the motion.
    Refs.: “Comparison of Turbulence Models in Near Wake of Transport Plane C-130H Fuselage”, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50, No. 3 (2013), pp. 847-852. DOI: 10.2514/1.C032031.
    “Computational Aerodynamics of the C-130 Predicting Airflow Effect on Airdrop”, International Journal of Computational Methods, Vol. 10, No. 5, (2013), pp. 1350025-1350033, DOI: 10.1142/S0219876213500254
    [CAE Lab, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

    Improvement of BEM Analysis to Incorporate Stall Delay Effect of NREL phase VI Turbine
    We developed hybrid wake modelling by coupling BEM and RANS for near wake regions and LES for far wake regions. Detached Eddy Simulation is used to couple between RANS and DES. BEM method computes the aerodynamic properties of the aerofoil sections along the blade span. A new BEM model with the local radius effect for aerofoil characteristics (other than as a function of Reynolds number and angle of attack only) is proposed. Implementation of the new model showed a good agreement with aerofoil characteristics distribution along the blade span. MATLAB code was developed for both BEM and Inverse BEM analysis.
    Ref.: “Insight into stall delay and computation of 3D sectional aerofoil characteristics of NREL phase VI wind turbine using inverse BEM and improvement in BEM analysis accounting for stall delay effect”, Energy, Vol. 120, Pp. 518–536, Elsevier, (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2016.11.102
    This paper was identified by the Renewable Energy Global Innovations (REGI) selection team as a Key Scientific Article contributing to the excellence in renewable and clean energy research. REGI is viewed almost 550,000 times each month by professors and scientists and it is linked to the top 40 energy companies as well as major research institutions. Papers featured by REGI gain extensive exposure and increased citations an environment that helps advance scientific discovery and disseminate breaking research news. The highlight about it and feature in Renewable Energy Global Innovations series can be seen in https://reginnovations.org/wind-energy/sectional-aerofoil-characteristics-nrel-phase-vi-wind-turbine-inverse-bem-improvement-bem-analysis-accounting-stall-delay-effect/
    “Modelling of an array of windfarm using coupled BEM-RANS and optimization using genetic programming approach”, 2nd Frontiers in Computational Physics Conference: Energy Sciences, 3-5 June 2015, Zurich, Switzerland, http://www.frontiersincomputationalphysics.com/index.html
    Ref: “Effect of different atmospheric boundary layers on the wake characteristics of NREL phase VI wind turbine”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 130, Pp. 1185-1197, (2018), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.08.083
    “New analytical wake models based on artificial intelligence and rivalling the benchmark full-rotor CFD predictions under both uniform and ABL inflows”, Energy, (2020) 193, 116761 (28 pages) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116761
    [ERIAN, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

    Modelling and Prediction of Blockage Effects on the Operation of Tidal Turbines
    We presents a series of studies performed to gain a better understanding of the effects of channel blockage on the performance and wake recovery of tidal turbines. Implementation of analytical models for the prediction of the operation of a turbine under blocked conditions is also explored, and guidelines for implementation are given where appropriate.
    Ref.: “Effects of Reynolds number and different tip loss models on the accuracy of BEM applied to tidal turbines as compared to experiments”, Ocean Engineering, (2016) Vol. 111, Pp. 104-115.
    “A CFD study on the performance of a tidal turbine under various flow and blockage conditions”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 107, Pp. 124–137, (2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.01.052
    [CAE Lab, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

    CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Study of Ship-to-Bank Interaction
    Ship-to-bank interaction is a complex physical phenomenon that involves not only in the asymmetric pressure field near banks or channels but also shallow water effect. Traditionally many experimental studies were carried out in this field. As numerical method is getting popular, there were various computational approaches as well. In this study, flow around a container ship in confined water is investigated with the open source CFD toolbox, OpenFOAM. Computations with several bank arrangements and different settings are performed. The OpenFOAM results are also compared to experiment results for validation.
    Ref: “CFD Study of Ship-to-Bank Interaction”, International Journal of Maritime Engineering (RINA, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects Transactions Part A). UK, Vol 159, pp. A281-A290. (2017) (DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2017.a3.426)
    [CAE Lab, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]
    Probability Model for Ignition of Gas Ingested by a Gas Turbine
    This EDB-IPP-ERIAN project with Lloyd’s Register GTC is to build a probability model for ignition of flammable gas ingested by a gas turbine engine computationally and validated experimentally. It aims to improve the comprehensiveness of the Quantitative Risk Analysis in the Norwegian oil and gas sector and other areas where gas turbine engines operate close to other equipment and gas sources.
    Ref: “A 1-D stage un-stacking approach to reveal flow angles and speeds in a multistage axial compressor at the design operating point”, presented in Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference 2018, SUNTEC.
    Ref: "A one-dimensional stage un-stacking approach to reveal flow angles and speeds in a multistage axial compressor at the design operating point ", Journal of Mechanics and Industry, Vol. 20, 107, 18 pages (2019), https://doi.org/10.1051/meca/2019004
    “CFD simulation of dense gas dispersion in neutral atmospheric boundary layer with OpenFOAM”, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, (2019), DOI: 10.1007/s00703-019-00689-2
    [ERIAN, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

    Development of A Coupled Simulation Methodology for Offshore Wind Turbines
    This EDB-IPP project with Lloyd’s Register GTC is to analyse the various unsteady aerodynamic phenomena by means of higher order methods such as direct rotor modelling, actuator disc modelling and free vortex wake models, and using these analyses to develop an accurate and reliable analytical tool for floating offshore wind turbines aerodynamics using unsteady blade element momentum method (uBEM).
    Ref: "A Beddoes-Leishman-type model with an optimisation-based methodology and airfoil shape parameters", Wind Energy, 2018;1–14. https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2180
    “An Unsteady Stall-delay Methodology for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines”. WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 14, Art. #16, pp. 142-153. (2019).
    [ERIAN, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

    Optimal Structural Design of Wind Energy System
    This EDB-IPP project with DNV-GL & NTNU is to conduct design modeling, dynamic analysis and structural optimization of compliant structure in offshore wind application. We perform parametric study on concept against offshore wind environmental design drivers and design parameters.
    Refs: “Offshore Wind Turbine Jacket Substructure - A Comparison Study between Four-Legged and Three-Legged Designs”, (2014), J. of Ocean and Wind Energy, 1(2): 74-81.
    “Analytical Gradient-Based Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbine Substructures under Fatigue and Extreme Loads Marine Structures”, Marine Structures, Elsevier, (2016), Vol. 47, Pp. 23-41. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2016.03.002
    [ERIAN, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

    Integrated Wave Loads Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbine Platform Under Special and Complex Conditions
    Offshore floating wind technology is one of the key research and development directions in the wind energy sector. This EDB-DNV & NREL project aims to build and validate a FAST model of the SWAY prototype downwind floating wind turbine with open sea data.
    Refs.: “Building and Calibration of a FAST Model of the Sway Prototype Floating Wind Turbine”, (2013), 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA-2013, Paper ID:291. 978-1-4799-1464-7/13/©2013 IEEE.
    Refs.: “Downwind offshore wind turbines: Opportunities, trends and technical challenges”. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 54, pp. 797-808, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.096 (2015).
    [ERIAN, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

    The Effects of Atmosphere-Ocean-Wave Coupling during Tropical Cyclone for Applications towards Offshore Structures
    Current atmospheric models are unable to produce high winds speeds during extreme events like hurricanes with the existing air-sea flux parameterisation. The Effects of Atmosphere-Ocean-Wave Coupling during Tropical Cyclone for Applications towards Offshore Structures Current atmospheric models are unable to produce high winds speeds during extreme events like hurricanes with the existing air-sea flux parameterisation. One of major limitation of the flux parameterisation is their limited validity at higher wind speeds, due to the lack of observation data in extreme conditions. In recent years, tremendous effort has been put in improving the skill of atmosphere models at higher wind speeds, where coupled models have been found to be able to improve the model results. In such coupled models, the atmosphere models are run together with a wave model or an ocean model or both wave and ocean model. Such model coupling has shown that the ratio of coefficient of enthalpy to coefficient of drag controls the maximum wind speed. As the traditional parameterisation are merely extrapolated beyond their range of validity, they result in too low value of ratio at higher wind speeds. Ocean waves are generated by the transfer of momentum flux on the ocean surface by the winds aloft, while at the same time, the generated waves apply drag on the air flow. Therefore, it has been argued that the coefficient of drag over the ocean surface should also depend on the wave state. From above argument, it can be easily inferred that some combination of higher coefficient of enthalpy and lower coefficient of drag will result in suitable value of ratio.
    Refs.: “On The Influence Of Sea Spray Droplets On Tropical Cyclone Intensity And Structure : A Case Study Of Typhoon Jangmi (2008)”, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, 13th Annual Meeting, 31 Jul.-6 Aug. 2016, Beijing, China. “Modelling Sea Spray Fluxes Using A Coupled Atmosphere-wave Model”. OS14-A023 (2017), Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, 14th Annual Meeting, 6-11 Aug. 2017, Singapore.
    Ref: “The Effects of Sea Spray and Atmosphere-Wave Coupling on Air-Sea Exchange during Tropical Cyclone”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, (2018), https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1-2018, vol. 18, pp. 1-21,
    [ERIAN, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]
    Mooring Dynamics for Offshore Structures
    This EDB-IPP project with DNV-GL is to advance the state of knowledge on numerical modeling of mooring lines and coupled simulations of floating structure-mooring systems. The first phase involves the development of a basic single-line mooring model that takes into consideration the tension, hydrodynamic, buoyancy, weight and seabed forces. Phase 2 of the project focuses on the expansion of the single-line mooring model to a multiple-line mooring system model and coupling it to a floating structure dynamics code in order to perform coupled simulations. This enables the validation of the code in a coupled simulation environment and to investigate nodal grounding issues with more realistic simulations.
    Refs.: “Multirate Timestepping for Mooring Line Dynamics” OTC-28041-MS, Offshore Technology Conference Brasil held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24–26 October 2017.
    “Seabed Impact Effects on Numerical Mooring Line Modelling”, Applied Ocean Research, (2018), vol. 80, pp. 248-277, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2018.09.010
    “Adaptive Discretisation and Dual-rate Time-stepping of Mooring Cable Dynamics", Ocean Engineering, (2019) Vol. 188, pp. 106275, 30 pages, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106275
    [ERIAN, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]
    Cancer-detecting Bra
    Dense breast tissue presents a higher risk of breast cancer developing than breast tissue with low density. This denser tissue is related to higher rates of false positive and false negative results from mammography or ultrasound, leading to unnecessary breast biopsy surgeries or failure to detect abnormal tissue. This project with Cyrcadia Health, Inc. developed an original device that has achieved FDA 510K clearance with 650 patients and the on-going final 173 BI-RADS 4/5 patient trail at JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Center in Ohio State University and The El Camino Hospital in Silicon Valley is positively tested and is being commercialized for product release in 2016.
    Ref: Ng et al “Detection and Classification of Breast Cancer using Neural Classifiers with First Warning Thermal Sensors”, Information Sciences, Vol. 177, No. 20, (2007), Pp. 4526--4538. DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2007.03.027
    Ref.: Here is a recent press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14538444.htm
    [HealthTech, Biomedical & Sports]
    Decision Support System for Retinal Health with Digital Fundus Images
    An original approach to develop a CAD eye screening system for the detection of various eye diseases (normal, AMD, DR and glaucoma) is proposed here. Blindfold and ten-fold cross-validation techniques are implemented to assist the ophthalmologists in making an accurate diagnosis of the various eye conditions by providing an adjunct tool. This CAD system can be placed in third world countries and remote villages where the healthcare services are limited. The technique can be used to detect other eye diseases like diabetes maculopathy, floaters, retinal detachment and macular hole. It will help the clinicians significantly to alleviate their workload and provide timely treatment.
    Refs: “Automated detection of retinal health using PHOG and SURF features extracted from fundus images”. Applied Intelligence, (2017), 1–15. DOI 10.1007/s10489-017-1048-3
    “Automated retinal health diagnosis using pyramid histogram of visual words and Fisher vector techniques”. Computers in Biology and Medicine, (2017) Vol. 92, Pp. 204–209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2017.11.019
    Ophthalmological Imaging and Applications, CRC Press, USA, ISBN:978-1-4665-5913-4 (482 pages) http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466559134 , 2014
    Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology, CRC Press, USA, ISBN:978-1-4665-5930-1 (393 pages) http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466559301 , 2014
    [HealthTech, Biomedical & Sports]
    Detection of Diabetic Foot with Infrared Thermography
    Abnormal superficial temperature changes on the diabetic foot can be observed using IR thermography. Importantly, the applications of IR thermography as a temperature measurement method and hence diagnosing the diseases is growing significantly in the medical field. Majority of the diabetic studies are based on qualitative analysis which involved visual examination and manually interpretation of the thermograms and its features. Without a doubt, this is labour intensive, time consuming and vulnerable to inter-observer variability. Hence, computer aided system may assist in accurate early detection of diabetic foot.
    In this research, computer aided system based on image processing techniques for early detection of diabetic foot is proposed. The proposed system achieved a maximum classification performance results and can be introduced in polyclinics as an adjunct instrument to help the podiatrists to screen and detect potential diabetic foot patients. This will expeditiously provide early treatment and hence improve the quality of life.
    Refs: “Computer aided diagnosis of diabetic foot using infrared thermography: A review”. (2017). Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 91, Pp. 326-336.
    “The Effect of Diabetes on Cardiovascular System”, Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 17, No. 7, World Scientific, (2017), Pp. 1740008 [29 pages]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219519417400085
    “Automated characterization of diabetic foot using nonlinear features from thermograms”, Infrared Physics & Technology, Vol. 89, (2018), pp. 325-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2018.01.022
    Ng & Etehadtavakol, Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences, Springer Nature Science, Germany, ISBN: 978-981-10-3146-5, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-3147-2. 2017. 552 Pages.
    “Automated detection of diabetic foot with and without neuropathy using double density-dual tree-complex wavelet transform on foot thermograms”, Infrared Physics & Technology, Vol. 92, (2018), pp. 270-279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2018.06.010
    [HealthTech, Biomedical & Sports]
    Analysis of Renography for Quantitative Means in Differentiating Renal Obstruction
    Though research has been carried out for decades in searching for accurate quantitative indices in differentiating kidney obstruction, none of them however had been accepted clinically as a gold standard due to their drawbacks. For instances, low accuracy, high false positive rate, lack of physical implication, and absence of accepted benchmark are some of them. Therefore, this study attempted to search and develop new quantitative indices derived from Renogram, which can produce an objective and accurate evaluation of renal obstruction status, i.e. to be able to differentiate if the kidney was unobstructed, slightly obstructed or heavily obstructed.
    Refs: “Quantitative Means for Differentiating Renal Obstruction by Analyzing Renography via Compartmental Modeling of Renal Fluid Flow Rate”, Nuclear Medicine Communications, Vol. 37, No. 9, pp.904–910 (2016). DOI: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000000534
    “Physical mechanism and modeling of heat generation and transfer in magnetic fluid hyperthermia through Néelian and Brownian relaxation: a review”. BioMedical Engineering OnLine. 2017; 16:36, 22 pages, DOI 10.1186/s12938-17-0327-x.
    “99mTc-MAG3 diuresis renography in differentiating renal obstruction: Using statistical parameters as new quantifiable indices", Computers in Biology and Medicine, (2019), Vol. 112, pp. 103371, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.103371
    [HealthTech, Biomedical & Sports]
    Non-invasive/Minimally Contact based Diagnosis of Carotid Artery Disease using Thermal Sensing/Imaging
    We aim to perform in-depth study of vital health sign related to cardiovascular activities to be sensed and quantified with the application of a non-invasive and minimal contact based method. This new technology is to find a method to diagnose coronary diseases, stenosis and blockages through thermal heat transfer performance of the skin above the carotid artery on the neck of human subjects (as a probable region of measurement) using an IR temperature sensor. This work represents a very challenging research that requires detailed analysis of complex biothermal-fluids physiology in order to be modelled accurately the transient phenomena in time.
    Refs.: "Study on Methods to Extract High Contrast Image in Active Dynamic Thermography”, Quantitative Infrared Thermography Journal, (2019), Vol. 16(3/4), pp. 243-259, https://doi.org/10.1080/17686733.2019.1586376
    "Single Image Reconstruction in Active Dynamic Thermography: A Novel Approach", Infrared Physics & Technology, Vol. 93, (2018), pp. 53-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2018.02.001
    “Thermographic Venous Blood Flow Characterization with External Cooling Stimulation”, Infrared Physics & Technology, Vol. 90, (2018), pp. 8-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2018.02.001
    “Steady and Pulsating Flow Past a Heated Rectangular Cylinder(s) in a Channel”, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 32, No. 2 (2018), pp. 401-413. DOI: 10.2514/1.T5265; http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.T5265
    “Venous blood flow characterization in a human forearm”, Presented at 20th International Conferences on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB), Melbourne, Australia, 24-25 May 2017 “Numerical investigation of mixed convection in a lid driven square cavity with and without fin”, 1st International and 18th ISME Conference, Warangal, India, 23-25 Feb 2017.
    “Numerical and experimental investigation of temperature map over the superficial skin as a tool for blood flow characterization in the vessels”, 1st International Biophotonics Conference, Singapore, 25-26 Jul 2016.
    “Imaging Modalities to Diagnose Carotid Artery Stenosis: Progress and Prospect”, BioMedical Engineering OnLine, (2019), 18:66, (23 pages) https://doi.org/10.1186/s12938-019-0685-7
    "Effect of Carotid Artery Stenosis on Neck Skin Tissue Heat Transfer", International Journal of Thermal Sciences#, Elsevier, Vol. 145, Nov. pp. 106010 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2019.106010
    “Infrared (IR) Thermography as a Potential Screening Modality for Carotid Artery Stenosis”, Computers in Biology and Medicine, (2019), Vol. 113, , pp. 103419, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.103419
    “Infrared (IR) Thermography-based Quantitative Parameters to Predict the Risk of Post-operative Cancerous Breast Resection Flap Necrosis”, Infrared Physics & Technology, (2019), Vol. 103, pp. 103063, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2019.103063
    “Neck Skin Temperature Maps as a Measure of Carotid Artery Stenosis”, Computers in Biology and Medicine#, (2020),  Vol. 116, pp. 103548 (13 pages) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.103548
    [Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

Research Students under supervision

PhD Students
Name Project
Lim Boon How 3D CFD simulation of gas explosion/dispersion in complex geometry
Saxena Ashish Non-contact imaging of human body to track vital health parameters using IR approach
Gangadaran Jahmunah A classification system for the automated diagnosis of autism
Mark Wong Kei Fong Advanced photoplethysmo-graphic based hemodynamic & cardiovascular predictive intelligence system

Master Students
Name Project
Chan Yam Meng Automatic detection and analysis of Aged-related Macular Degeneration lesions on Fundus images using artificial intelligence techniques
Desmond Soh Automated Detection of Myocardial Infarction using ECG Signals With Deep Learning Techniques
Shantanu Purohit Adjoint-based analysis for drag reduction and shape optimization in turbulent flows for various engineering applications

Selected Publications
  • EYK Ng, (2009), A Review of Thermography as Promising Non-invasive Detection Modality for Breast Tumour, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(5), 849-855.
  • JH Tan, EYK Ng, R Acharya U, (2010), Evaluation of Tear Evaporation from Ocular Surface by Functional Infrared Thermography, Medical Physics, 37(11): 6022-6034.
  • S Pang, EYK Ng, WS Chiu, (2013), Comparison of Turbulence Models in Near Wake of Transport Plane C-130H Fuselage, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50(3): 847-852.
  • M Jamil, EYK Ng, (2013), Evaluation of Meshless Radial Basis Collocation Method for Heterogeneous Conduction and Simulation of Temperature Inside the Biological Tissues, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 68: 42-52.
  • M Jamil, EYK Ng, (2013), Ranking of Parameters in Bioheat Transfer for Electromagnetic Heating Using Taguchi Analysis, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 63: 15-21.
  • M Jamil, EYK Ng, (2013), To optimize the Efficacy of Bioheat Transfer in Electrode Based Thermal Therapy: A Physical Perspective, International Journal of Thermal Biology, 38: 272-279.
  • JH Tan, EYK Ng, R Acharya U, (2013), The effect of tear film on ocular surface temperature: a thermodynamic study, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 135(5): 054505.
  • M Jamil, EYK Ng, (2013), Statistical Modeling of Electrode Based Thermal Therapy with Taguchi Based Multiple Regression, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 71: 283-291.
  • KC Ng, EYK Ng, (2013), Effects of Baffling, Shaft Eccentricity and Angularly-Oscillating on the Laminar Mixing in a Cylindrical Vessel, Chemical Engineering Science, 104: 960–974.
  • EYK Ng, M. Jamil, (2014), Parametric sensitivity analysis of radiofrequency ablation with efficient experimental design: Combined effects of parameters and implications for various tissues, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 80: 41-47.
  • Khalafvand & Ng et al, “Three-dimensional diastolic blood flow in the left ventricle”, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 50, No: 1, (2017), Pp. 71–76.
  • Koh & Ng, et al, “Automated detection of retinal health using PHOG and SURF features extracted from Fundus images”, Applied Intelligence, Springer, (2017), DOI 10.1007/s10489-017-1048-3.

  • Refrigeration Cycle Experiment
  • Thermodynamics
  • Introduction To Thermo-Fluids
  • Gas Turbine
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Heat Transfer by Free Convection and Radiations
  • Heat Transfer