Dr Phillis TENG

Dr Phillis Teng

Senior Research Fellow
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/phillis-teng-2521b4150/

Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering), National University of Singapore
B.Eng (Mechanical), National University of Singapore


Phillis is a senior research fellow at RRIS, with the passion in biomechanics research, especially in injury risk reduction. She has a diverse background in biomechanics research and mechanical engineering, with 6.5 years of industry experience. She has been a mentor to 11 FYP students, 1 URECA student, 2 exchange students and junior staff, leading to the successful completion of industry and academic projects. Her previous research included sport injury risk reduction; human perception in comfort and fit; mechanical shoe testing; 3D printed brace development using metamaterial structures; and biomechanics study of customized 3D printed insoles, especially for people with flat feet.

​​​​​Research Interest

Biomechanics, Human Perception, Product Design

  • ​Knee OA Preliminary Study (RFP/19004)




  • K.F. Leong, P.S.P. Teng, B.H. Er, C.H. Tee, Mass customization and testing of braces using additive manufacturing, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2022, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785322064471?dgcid=author
  • Teng, P. S. P., Leong, K. F., Kong, P. W., Er, B. H., Chew, Z. Y., Tan, P. S., & Tee, C. H. (2022). A methodology to design and fabricate a smart brace using low-cost additive manufacturing. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452759.2022.2090384
  • Teng PSP, Leong KF, Kong PW. Regression model for predicting knee flexion angles using ankle plantar flexion angles, body mass index and generalised joint laxity [published online ahead of print, 2021 Nov 5]. Sports Biomechanics 2021; 1-16. doi:10.1080/14763141.2021.1989480.
  • Teng PSP, Leong KF, Phua PYX, Kong PW. An exploratory study of the use of ultrasound in the measurement of anterior tibial translation under gastrocnemius muscle stimulation. Research in Sports Medicine 2020; 29:1-13.
  • Alonzo R, Teo C, Pan JW, Teng PSP, Sterzing T, Kong PW. Effects of basketball shoe midsole hardness on lower extremity biomechanics during drop jumping from different heights. Applied Sciences 2020; 10(10): 3594.
  • Lim YY, Sterzing T, Teo CJY, Alonzo R, Pan JW, Teng PSP, Kong PW. Between-limb asymmetry in kinetic and temporal characteristics during bilateral plyometric drop jumps from different heights. Journal of Sports Sciences 2020; 38 (14): 1605-1614.
  • Teng PSP, Leong KF, Kong PW. Influence of foot-landing positions at initial contact on knee flexion angles for single-leg drop landings. Research quarterly for exercise and sport 2020; 91(2), 316–325.
  • Teng PSP, Kong PW, Leong KF. Effects of foot rotation positions on knee valgus during single-leg drop landing: implications for ACL injury risk reduction. Knee 2017; 24(3): 547-554.


  • Alonzo R, Noteboom L, Nijman L, Teng PSP, Teo CJY, Lim YP, Sterzing T, Kong PW. Perception of shoe hardness and ground reaction force during vertical drop jumping. Sports Medicine Association Singapore Conference; 2018 May 6; Singapore.
  • Teng PSP, Kong PW, Phua PYX, Leong KF. Effect of different gastrocnemius muscle activation levels on anterior tibial translation – a case study. 2nd International Conference in Sports Science and Technology; 2016 Dec 12-13; Singapore.
  • Lim DSL, Yap WB, Tan Z, Li HKH, Teng PSP. A case study of para table tennis athlete's functional ability. In: Cabri J, Correia PP, editors. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support; 2015 Nov 15-17; Lisbon, Portugal. Science and Technology Publications; 2015. p. 169-173.
  • Thor D, Balasekaran G, Kawabata M, McLaren J, Bert A, Fang JB, Teng P. Effects of external counterpulsation on cardiovascular fitness in healthy adults. MR International Journal of Applied Health Sciences 2015; 2(2): 31.
  • Balasekaran G, Thor D, Kawabata M, McLaren J, Bert A, Fang JB, Teng P. Effects of external counterpulsation in healthy adults. 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science Conference; 2015 Oct 14-16; Setúbal: Faridabad, India.


  • S. P. P. Teng, C. H. Tee, P. W. Kong, A. Bert, and K. F. Leong, “Brace for a body joint and method of manufacturing thereof,” US 2021/0236319 A1, 2021.
  • S. P. P. Teng, C. H. Tee, P. W. Kong, A. Bert, and K. F. Leong, “Brace for a body joint and method of manufacturing thereof,” PCT/SG2019/050247, 2019.