TEE Chor Hiong, Frankie

Frankie Tee Chor Hiong

Project Officer

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hon) in Product Design (2011), Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media
  • Diploma in Multimedia Art (2000), LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, School of Multimedia Art
  • Diploma in Biotechnology (1994), Singapore Polytechnic, School of Chemical and Life Sciences


​Frankie Tee has more than a decade of design and research experience in the multimedia, advertising and industrial design industries. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Product Design from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), he has led and managed numerous research projects in academia and industrial collaborations with commercial partners.

As a practising industrial designer/design researcher, Frankie is instrumental in developing various consumer products, ranging from home service robots for the elderly, intelligent wearables for lifestyle needs, gears and equipment for sports and medical rehabilitation applications. His collaboration with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to develop an outdoor shuttlecock solution has led to a successful commercial launch of a new outdoor game called Air Badminton. In addition, he is one of the patent owners of a customisable 3D printed ankle brace for patients with ACL injuries.

Frankie is a strong advocate for design education, digital media art and the DIY culture. He has written a book chapter and edited manuscripts for a collaborative book project on Digital Manufacturing with HP-NTU Corporate Laboratory in NTU/MAE. Frankie has also taught in a public school as a Visual Art teacher with the Ministry of Education (MOE), conducted creative art and design workshops for weekend hobbyists and mentored engineering/design students for their final year projects.

​​​​​Research Interest
  • Industrial design
  • Product aesthetic
  • Human-centered design
  • Usability studies
  • Design strategies


  • Mobile Robotic Balance Assistant (MRBA)
  • Robotic-Assisted Handheld Instrument for Microsurgery ​




  • 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

Book Chapter

  • Tee, C. H. (2022). A historical perspective on industrial production and outlook. In Patel, C. D. & Chen, C. H. (Eds.).  Digital Manufacturing - The industrialization of “Art to Part” 3D additive printing (pp. 1-56). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-95062-6.00009-7


  • 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.