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IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award for two NUS engineering innovations

14 November 2011



Prof Lian Yong and his team developed a "wearable" ECG chip for managing cardiovascular disease.


Dr Lee Poh Seng and his team created a novel micro fins system for cooling electronic equipment.

Two research projects by NUS engineering teams were presented the IES (Institution of Engineers Singapore) Prestigious Achievement Award at the National Engineers' Day celebrations on 11 November by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts.

Prof Lian Yong and his team at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering developed a "wearable" ECG chip for managing cardiovascular disease. The innovation led to the formation of a spin-off called Clearbridge VitalSigns in January 2001, with Prof Lian as the co-founder.

Dr Lee Poh Seng and his team at the Department of Mechanical Engineering developed a novel micro fins system for cooling electronic equipment. The innovation was among the top 10 at the recent CTSI Defence Energy Technology Challenge in the United States. The researchers also incorporated a company, GCoreLab Pte Ltd, to commercialise their technology which has the potential to be a highly effective and reliable thermal management technique.

The award ceremony held at the National Library included a two-day exhibition showcasing engineering research from various institutions and universities.

By Faculty of Engineering



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