Prof Phee Soo Jay Louis


Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award Recipient (2017)
南洋校友成就奖获奖者 (2017)

Prof Phee Soo Jay Louis
School of Mechanical and Production Engineering
B.Eng.(Mech.) / Class of 1996
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.Eng. / Class of 1999

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering undergraduate
who became School Chair

For his remarkable contributions in medical robotics research, Nanyang Technological University is proud to present Dr Phee Soo Jay Louis with the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award. A Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr Phee is currently the Acting Dean of NTU’s College of Engineering, some twenty-five years aer he first set foot in the then School of Mechanical and Production Engineering as a freshman. Prior to his deanship, he served three years as Chair of NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, his alma mater school. In addition to his Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering NTU degrees, Dr Phee has a PhD from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. His research interests include medical robotics and mechatronics in medicine.

Regarded as a serial inventor, Dr Phee has come up with several inventions, particularly in the field of medical robotics. He achieved a world first with his robotic endoscope built to remove gastric and colon tumours in the stomach without leaving scars. Famously, the invention’s mini pincer-like arms were inspired by a chilli crab meal. With his research partner Professor Lawrence Ho, Dr Phee also started EndoMaster to market the gastric tumour removal robot. The go-to-market process has since seen them become the first in Singapore to test a surgical robot on human beings, and the product will hit the market
in 2018.

Another of Dr Phee’s exciting research projects is a robotic ingestible weight management capsule that he hopes will solve the problem of obesity in a safe and non-invasive manner. He envisions this to be an over-the-counter product for the obese and moderately obese that, when ingested, will create a feeling of fullness.

Dr Phee’s honours include the Young Scientist Award (2006), the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (2007), the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2011), the President’s Technology Award (2012), and the Nanyang Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2013).

To date, he has published more than 60 international journals, book chapters and a few licensed intellectual properties. In 2005, he also received the Best Paper Award at the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Dr Phee is currently a recipient of the prestigious National Research Foundation (NRF) Investigator research grant, which is awarded by the NRF to Principal Investigators with a track record of research achievements that identify them as leaders in their respective fields. He has also previously served as Programme Manager
of A*STAR’s inaugural MedTech Programme.

工程学士(机械工程) / 1996年毕业班
工程硕士 / 1999年毕业班








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