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Asst Prof YAP Choon Hwai


Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering,
National University of Singapore


• Speaker, Simulation Symposium, 21 Sep 2018


Asst Prof Yap Choon Hwai graduated with a PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology, and worked as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at the National University of Singapore. Part of his research focuses on the mechanics of prenatal cardiovascular system, and how abnormal blood flow mechanical force environment may be the cause of congenital heart malformations. His lab is the first to perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of human foetuses, based on clinical ultrasound imaging, and to develop non-invasive 4D imaging techniques with high-frequency ultrasound for image-based CFD of small animal embryonic hearts. Another part of his research, is to fabricate low-thrombosis blood pumps, via novel coatings and alternative blood pumping techniques.