Professor Chua Chee Kai joins us as the new Head of Pillar for Engineering Product Development. Prof Chua’s research areas are in CAD/CAM, 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping or Additive Manufacturing. He is the foremost expert in Singapore in this area and has won the prestigious International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award 2018, sponsored by the International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference. He is also the most published and most cited scientist in “Rapid Prototyping” (3D Printing) according to the Web of Science. He has published in more than 200 international journals, conference papers, books, book chapters and patent and is also the most highly Cited Scientist since 1 July 2011 in the field of Engineering.
Prof Chua has also obtained more than S$60 M grants, including as PI, S$42 M for the Singapore Centre for D Printing, S$9.9 M for the Nanyang Additive Manufacturing Centre and S$5.5 M for the Institute for Sports Research. He is currently the Editorial board member of International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Rapid Prototyping Journal & Journal of Materials Processing Technology and Co Editor-in-Chief of Virtual & Physical Prototyping, as well as Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Bio-printing.
He was previously from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he was a Full Professor and previous Chair of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He was also the Executive Director of the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing from 2014 to 2019.