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Interviewed by Taylor and Francis

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Meet the Editor: Professor Yeong Wai Yee | Taylor & Francis (

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Advancing 3D Bioprinting Education

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3D Printing Introductory video on TikTok

Prof. Yeong Wai yee is featured in a TikTok video introducing the 3D printing works of the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing at NTU.

Video credit: NTU OGEM

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CNA 3D Bioprinting Documentary

What's The Big Deal? - S1E4: 3D Bioprinting

About the show:

Can we literally 3D-print a new heart to outlive a family history of heart attacks? Create plant robots to do our bidding? How about a smart ‘wearable’ that can predict diseases before you get sick? How far can we take it?

Join Rishi as he grills scientists, futurists, engineers, programmers, and drills beyond the headlines to find out what it’d take to make these promises real. But he also explores the ethics and politics that could shape how these technologies will fit into our lives.


Professor Installation Ceremony 2022

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Team member Jia Min shares about her experience at LINDAU meeting

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The 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Connecting the Young with the Wise - Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (

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Our opinion piece on the topic of  bioprinting is featured in Expert Column of TCT Magazine

From Materials to living organs: The future of bioprinting

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Prof. Wai Yee Yeong on 3D printing research, closing the gender gap, and winning the first TCT Wi3DP Innovator Award

TCT caught up with Prof. Yeong to discuss her latest 3D printing research, how the industry might look to close the engineering gender gap, and the importance of education in AM.

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Lessons from three NTU research trailblazers

Assoc Prof Victoria Leong, Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee and Prof Lam Yeng Ming share their insights for a successful career in STEM.

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NTU Tech Magazine "Pushing Frontiers" features our research work on 3D printing 

Read the article at page 20 about how we use 3D printing to create novel materials and structures, and multifunctional electronics and our take on how 3D printing can be used to create smart devices.

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POWERS- empowering women in STEM


Together with Presidents Halimah Yacob and Subra Suresh, Women@NTU launched the POWERS program on 05 MAR ahead of International Women’s Day 2021.

Prof Yeong was featured in this opening video.


Women in 3D Printing interview

"It is the curiosity to see the limit of 3D printing that drives me"- Wai Yee Yeong

Membrane in a minute: Singapore scientists produce in-vitro human skin

Reuters, 13 Nov


A piece of skin about the size of your thumbnail can be printed in less than a minute, scientists in Singapore say, a game-changing step for the future of non-animal testing for cosmetics and other products.

Made up of skin cells from donors and collagen, the in-vitro skin has the same chemical and biological properties as human skin, says John Koh, lab manager at start-up DeNova Sciences, which is collaborating with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University on the product.

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NTU pioneers 3D-printed anatomy for learning

958FM, 9 Nov


NTU LKCMedicine is the first in Singapore to use 3D-printed anatomy specimens for teaching. The 3D-printed parts, a collaboration between LKCMedicine and NTU’s Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, were introduced to medical students last month. Some 3D-printed parts include hearts, elbows, hands, pelvic models, and airway models. Ng Chen Lin, a first-year medical student, said that the plastinated specimens used in anatomy class are expensive, and have to be handled with extra care. In contrast, the 3D-printed specimens are not so easily damaged, and can be used to help students be more confident about the different parts of the human anatomy, the student added.


NTU pioneers 3D-printed anatomy for learning

Channel 8 online, 9 Nov


NTU is pioneering the use of 3D-printed anatomical specimens for medical education in Singapore. These specimens, introduced in anatomy class last month at LKCMedicine, are part of a collaboration between LKCMedicine and NTU’s Singapore Centre for 3D Printing. Some 3D-printed parts include hearts, elbows, hands, pelvic models, and airway models. Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee from NTU’s SC3DP said the 3D-printed specimens are very similar to plastinated specimens in terms of hardness and flexibility. Before the specimen is printed, the 3D printing engineer has to decide on the combination of materials that make up a certain hardness and flexibility to mimic how a particular muscle or blood vessel would feel in a human body. This replicates the experience of touching a plastinated specimen, which is typically used to teach anatomy in LKCMedicine. So far, hearts, elbows, hands, pelvic models, and airway models have been printed. Upcoming specimens to be printed include the spine, and full lower and upper limbs.


NTU Singapore uses 3D-printed anatomical specimens for medical education

News Medical, 9 Nov


NTU is pioneering the use of 3D-printed anatomical specimens for medical education in Singapore. Just last month, students at LKCMedicine, jointly set up by NTU Singapore and Imperial College London, started learning anatomy with 3D-printed specimens. A collaboration between LKCMedicine and NTU's Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, these 3D-printed specimens are the latest example of NTU turning to innovative learning tools to prepare its medical students, as the medical education landscape shifts in tandem with the influx of digital technologies. Such innovative teaching tools were highlighted at the Transform Medical Education, an inaugural two-day conference that looks at how new pedagogical approaches and the latest technologies are shaping the future of medical education and healthcare practice.

-Similar articles in Medical News Line,, both 9 Nov


- Coverage on NTU pioneering 3D-printed anatomy for learning initiated by CCO. View press release here., 8 Nov 2018

Adjusting the Design, Material, and Parameters of a 3D Printed Strain Gauge with Computational Simulation


A trio of researchers from the Singapore Center for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological Universityrecently published a paper, titled “Aerosol Jet Printed Strain Sensor: Simulation Studies Analyzing the Effect of Dimension and Design on Performance,” about their work in using computational simulation to adjust the design, material, and parameters of a 3D printed strain gauge made with aerosol jet technology.


TCT magazine announces the winner for TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award

29 Sep 2019

Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award was featuring yet again at this years edition of the TCT Awards. They are a global organisation dedicated to promoting, supporting, and inspiring women who are using additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Their mission is to increase the visibility of women in the AM industry and encourage more women to use 3D Printing technologies.

Women in 3D Printing has an international network of ambassadors which spans more than 30 chapters around the world. These ambassadors used their knowledge of the industry to create a shortlist of women who stand out as being especially innovative within the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry. These finalists were then put to a public vote to determine the winner and for 2019 Professor Wai Yee Yeong was chosen for the TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award.

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About this award

2 July 2019

Announced back in April, this award was founded in collaboration with the TCT Group and Women in 3D Printing, an organisation which aims to promote the achievements and opportunities for women in the sector through events, content and quarterly diversity reports. TCT has been working with the organisation since 2017, along with partner company Cyant, on a number of female-led panel sessions at our events in the UK and the U.S., with another planned for this year’s TCT Show. The award felt like a fitting celebration of those efforts

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Channels News Asia (CNA) showcased our 3d printed multi-material biomodel technology!

14th March 2018

Challenge Tomorrow, a documentary series on Channel News Asia, presented our specially designed and fabricated  multi-material biomodel on their latest episode! 

As a project done with Lee Kong Chian Medical School, we 3D printed biomodels to replace the use of cadavers in the training and education of future doctors to a great success!

The Straits Times news feature on our 3D bioprinted skin research

2nd March 2018

"They are the first in the world to be able to match the colours found naturally on the human body."

This breakthrough could give companies a more ethical way of testing drugs or cosmetics, instead of using animals.


It could also potentially pave the way to print skin for medical purposes, including skin grafts for burn victims or diabetics.


More of the research is documented in this paper “Proof-of-concept: 3D bioprinting of pigmented human skin constructs”. It is published online in Biofabrication journal. It is co-authored by Wei Long Ng, Jovina Tan Zhi Qi, Wai Yee Yeong, and May Win Naing.

Live Interview on Singapore Tonight

Channel News Asia (CNA)

23rd January 2017

Insights into 3D Printing Industry

Asst Prof Yeong Wai Yee, director of the Aerospace and Defence Programme at the NTU Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, gave her comments on the 3D printing landscape in Singapore.


She said 3D printing is not new in Singapore, as academic research has been ongoing here for the last 20 years. What is exciting now is the concerted effort by the government to grow the sector and promote the technology in academia and industry.


3D printers are also being used in schools and the consumer space, particularly in teaching and prototype development.

TODAY online, 24 Jan 2017

National cluster helps firms tap new 3D bioprinting tech


Tissue implants customised for individual patients could soon be produced using a new mobile 3D printer under joint development by NTU and homegrown start-up Structo. The partners are developing a desktop-based 3D-bioprinting system, which allows it to be deployed in any clean room or cell culture room. Since it does not require a specialised facility and is easier to operate, it will lower the barriers to market in the bioprinting technology field, said Asst Prof Yeong Wai Yee, the scientist leading the project. She is the Aerospace & Defence Programme director at NTU’s Singapore Centre for 3D Printing. This research tie-up is one of several partnerships under the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), which was officially launched yesterday. 

Science Daily online, 23 Jan 2017

National cluster helps companies tap on new 3D printing technologies

The Straits Times online, 18 Jun 2016


Now printing: A revolution in how things are made.

NTU Professor Yeong Wai Yee developed a 3D-printed drone together with ST Engineering.


2023: Panelist at symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Challenges in Universities: Learning from Diverse Experiences; Reaching Common Goals 

June 12, 2023. Tokyo, Japan. Keio University Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

2023: Panelist at EcosySTEM Asia Summit for Leaders in STEM: Empowering women with the Elsevier Foundation

May 25-26, 2023. Singapore. EcosySTEM 

2023: Invited Speaker at 3rd Advanced Materials and 3D Printing in Medicine Workshop

April 15-16, 2023. Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE)

2023: Plenary Speaker at The 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

April 12-14, 2023. Christchurch, New Zealand. Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) (

2023: Invited Speaker at Showcasing Women of STEEL

Topic: Progress towards innovation and technology for gender equality

March 24-25, 2023. Singapore. Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 

2022: Keynote Speaker at Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture

Topic: 3D Bioprinting of Soft Tissue Models: Resolution and Shape

November 10-11, 2022. Virtual Conference. Advances in Cell & Tissue Culture (ACTC) (

2022: Keynote Speaker in Cellink's webinar

Topic: 3D Bioprinting – A platform towards bioelectronics tissues

18 August 2022. 3D Bioprinting - A platform towards bioelectronics tissues - CELLINK


Theme: Biofabrication, Bioprinting, Additive Manufacturing applied to health

Topic: 3D Bioprinting of Soft Tissue Models: Resolution and Shape

23 - 25 March 2022.Araraquara, SP, Brazil

2022: Biofabrication & Biomanufacturing
21 - 22 March 2022. Boston, USA 

2022: 3D-Bioprinting, Biofabrication, Organoids & Organs-on-Chips Asia
23- 24 May 2022.Tokyo, Japan


2022: Invited Keynote Speaker in 3D-Bioprinting & Biofabrication Asia

May 23-24, 2022, Tokyo, Japan

2022: Materials Research Society Spring Meeting symposium 2022

"3D Printing of Passive and Active Medical Devices,"  

May 8-13  , 2022, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

2021: Chief guest's address in 2nd International conference on “Emerging Trends in materials, computing and Communication Technologies” (ETMCCT-21)   

December 9- 10, 2021.  Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering (AVCE), AVK Nagar, India

2021: The nanoGe Fall Meeting 2021 

#NanoPrint21. Engineered Nanomaterials and Inks for Printed, Flexible and Interfacial Electronics

18-22 Oct 2021. Online, Spain

2021: Online Keynote Presentation on "Progress in 3D Printing and 
Additive Manufacturing at NTU Singapore” organized by The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Penang Branch)

23 Sep 2021 Penang, Malaysia

2021: Online Keynote Presentation at the 4th International Conference on 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, Digital and Additive Manufacturing - I3D21

7 - 8 July 2021 Thessaloniki, Greece

2021: Invited Keynote Speaker in 3D-Bioprinting 2021 

March 18-19 , 2021, Boston, USA

2021: Invited speaker in Women in 3D Printing first annual conference, TIPE 3D Printing,

January 27-28 , 2021, Invited speaker in Youth track - Education sub-track.

2021: Invited Keynote Speaker for ONLINE 3D Bioprinting Conference (8th edition)  
26 January 2021.


9 December 2020. Pre-congress Workshop on Recent Advances in 3D Printing of Biomaterials.

2020: Invited talk for TCT Japan 2020,

09-11 December 2020, at Tokyo Big Sight.


2020: Invited lecture at The Virtual 2nd European Conference on Controversies in Diabetic Foot Management (DiabeticFoot-Europe),

09-10 December 2020.

2020: Invited Oral Presentation

2020 Materials Research Society MRS Virtual Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit, November 28 - December 4, 2020. USA.

Abstract Title: The Investigation of Nano-Liter Droplets for Bioprinting Applications

Symposium: S.SM09: Advances in 3D Printing for Medical Applications



2020: Invited speaker at Women and Men for Engineering, Science, and Technology (Wo+Men fEST) , NTU

06, November 2020



2020: Keynote speech at Disrupting Manufacturing with 3D Printing and Digital Technologies  

03 NOV 2020

Webinar and Open House jointly organised by HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab and Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP).

2019: Invited talk at UC-NTU Healthy Aging Research Workshop at  Mong Learning Center, UCLA.

9-10 DEC 2019, USA

2019: Invited talk at 2019 Annual Conference for Society of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Biomanufacturing Division and the International Symposium on Bio-Manufacturing (ACBD-ISBM2019).

6 DEC 2019, Beijing, China.


2019: Invited talk at DSO AM Symposium, Singapore.

27 NOV 2019, Singapore

ACBD-ISBM2019, Beijing China, 06 Dec 2019 

UC-NTU Healthy Aging Research Workshop at  Mong Learning Center, UCLA, December 9 - 10, 2019

2019: Invited talk at KU Leuven.

15 NOV 2019, Belgium


2019: Namic conference series in Marine and offshore industry, Ntuitive NTU

30 AUG 2019, Singapore

2019: SkillsFuture Festival @ NUS

Topic: Future of manufacturing - 3D printing

24 July 2019, Singapore

2019: Public Seminar at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

04 FEB 2019, Singapore

2018: 20th annual SME Conference and 21st Infocomm Commerce Conference (SMEICC).


15 & 16 August 2018,Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

2018: Special subject speaker at MTI AsiaTAC

23 APR 2018, Singapore

2018: DSO on Bioprinting applications, at DSO National Laboratories (Kent Ridge) 

05 APR 2018, Singapore

2017: Singapore Association of Lab Animal Sciences Conference

09 NOV 2017, Singapore

2017: NAMIC 4th AM Summit Series Emerging Applications Summit

07 Nov 2017, Tuesday, Raffles City Convention Centre 

2017: SingHealth Duke-NUS Surgical & Anaesthesia Congress, 04-05 AUG 2017, Singapore


2017: 3D Bioprinting: Physical and Chemical Processes

02-03 May 2017, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA

2017: "Science improving lives" Symposium 2017, 27 FEB 2017, Singapore


2016: 26th Singapore Pharmacy Congress

Topic: 3D Printing and Bioprinting of Health Products – Shaping Healthcare through Innovation.

2016: Bioprinting and 3D Printing in the Life Sciences Conference

Topic: The State of the Art and Trends of Bioprinting.

2016: Duke-NUS Medical School CoRE Signature Seminar Series

Topic: 3D Printing - From Development to Market: Overcoming Regulatory Barriers.

2015: Singapore Health and Medical Congress

Topic: 3D Bio-printed Skin: Fantasy or Impending Reality.

2014: 4th Molecular Materials Meeting Singapore

Topic: Additive Manufacturing: Materials and Their Application.


MA 6815 Biofabrication

MA 6515 3D printing of Electronics

MA 6423 Prototype and Rapid Prototyping

MA 4845 Manufacturing Automation

MA 4001 Engineering Design

MA 2006  Engineering Mathematics 

Summer Course: Bioprinting


Member of Council

Treasurer, Asian-Pacific Chapter of TERMIS (2022- Present)

Member of Editorial Board

Associate Editor, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 2013-Present

Associate Editor, International Journal of Bioprinting

Editorial Board Member, Biofabrication, 2022-Present

Conference Organisation


  1. Co-organizer, International symposium “AM of electronics” at the ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ASTM ICAM 2021), hosted by the ASTM International Additive Manufactured Center of Excellence.

  2. Co-organizer, International symposium SM08-Next-Generation Materials and Technologies for 3D Printing and Bioprinting, at 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting, 27 NOV -04 Dec 2020.

  3. Technical Chair of International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing, Pro-AM 2014, 2016 and 2018.

  4. Technical Chair for Pro-AM Conference 2016

  5. Technical Chair for Pro-AM Conference 2014

Reviewers for the following grants

Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) - Strategic Research and Innovation Development Program (SRIDP)

The activity of the Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) is carried out by financing national scientific programs and projects for scientific research in higher schools and scientific organizations in the Republic of Bulgaria, following internationally recognized standards and taking into account the existing national scientific potential and public needs and priorities. 

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO, VICI programme

The Dutch NWO Talent Programme offers personal grants (Veni, Vidi, Vici) to talented, creative researchers who engage in innovative research. The funding enables applicants to do their own line of research. This boosts innovative research and promotes mobility within scientific research institutes.

Fund for Scientific Research -FNRS ,F.R.S.-FNRS: EOS grant 2021


For 90 years, the Fund for Scientific Research -FNRS has played a central role in fundamental research in Belgium. It encourages the growth of knowledge by funding research across all scientific disciplines. It funds researchers (at various stages of their scientific development), research credits and projects, equipment and research infrastructure, and also mobility and national or international collaborative projects.

The Swiss National Science Foundation -  Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP)

Mandated by the federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. The SNSF is Switzerland’s foremost research funding organisation and supports approximately 8,500 researchers every year.



ERC advanced Grant 2019  (panel members list)

ERC Advanced Grants, provided by the European Research Council are prestigious subsidies for active and independent research leaders who have been conducting significant and original research for at least 10 years.

Rosetrees Trust Grant 

Rosetrees is a private charity which uses entrepreneurial skills to find and fund the best medical research.

Mitacs Accelerate

Mitacs Accelerate is Canada's premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business challenges.

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