Prof Phee Soo Jay Louis
彭树捷教授

 

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.


彭树捷教授
机械与生产工程学院
工程学士(机械工程) / 1996年毕业班
机械与宇航工程学院
工程硕士 / 1999年毕业班

机械与宇航工程学院昔日学生今日院长


彭树捷教授在医疗机器人研究领域取得突破性成果,南洋理工大学特此授予南洋校友成就奖。

彭教授第一次踏进南大机械与生产工程学院(后更名为机械与宇航工程学院)是学院的大一新生。25年后,身为机械工程学教授的彭教授返回母校,受委出任机械与宇航工程学院院长。在担任院长之前,他担任该学院主任3年。除了在南大取得工程学士与硕士学位,彭教授也持有意大利比萨圣安娜大学博士学位。他的研究领域包括医疗机器人和医疗仪器中的机电一体化技术。

彭教授称得上是“发明达人”,他有多项发明成果,尤其是在医疗机器人领域。他与何克裕教授联合研发的内窥镜机械人,可通过口腔进入胃部切除肿瘤,完全不留疤痕,属于世界首创。为人津津乐道的是这个机械人形似钳子的迷你手臂,是来自吃辣椒螃蟹时的突发灵感。彭教授与何教授也创立了一家名为EndoMaster的公司,负责推销该内窥镜机械人。在迈向市场的过程中,机械人进入人类实验阶段,这也是新加坡手术机械人首次试用在人类身上,这个机械人将于2018年投入市场。

彭教授另有一个令人期待的研究项目,是一种自动式、可服用的体重控制胶囊,他希望这个研发科技能安全、无创伤地协助病人解决肥胖问题。在彭教授的理想中,这个非处方胶囊适用于极胖或中度肥胖者,它一旦进入人体,可使人产生饱腹感。

彭教授曾获多项殊荣,包括青年科学家奖(2006年)、新加坡优秀青年奖(2007年)、南洋杰出青年校友奖(2011年)、总统科技奖(2012年)、以及南洋创新与创业奖(2013年)。

彭教授至今发表超过60份国际期刊、书本章节以及几项获得认证的知识产权。2005年,他在电机电子工程学会颇具威望的机器人与自动化国际会议上荣获最佳论文奖。他目前获得新加坡国立研究基金会的研究员资助基金,此基金向来颁发给予在其研究领域中成绩斐然,出类拔萃的首席研究员。彭教授也曾担任新加坡科技研究局医疗科技计划的项目筹划人。

 
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