Lim Chwee Teck

Professor Lim is the inaugural NUSS Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Founding Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute. He is also the Acting Director of the Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology. He also co founded Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative and
Centre for Advanced 2D Materials.


Prof Lim’s research interests are interdisciplinary and include human disease mechanobiology, development of microfluidic technologies for disease detection, diagnosis and precision medicine and flexible wearable technologies for healthcare applications. He has authored over 370 peer-reviewed journal papers and delivered more than 360 plenary/keynote/invited talks. He currently sits on the editorial boards of more than 20 international journals. He and his team have garnered more than 80 research awards and honors including Highly Cited Researcher 2018, Winner of IDTechEx Launchpad 2017, International Precision Medicine Conference Prize 2017, ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award and Asian Scientists 100 in 2016, Vladimir K. Zworykin Award in 2015, University’s Outstanding Researcher Award and Outstanding Innovator Award in 2014, the Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award, Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award (Gold) in 2012, President’s Technology Award in 2011 and the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2010 among others. His research was cited by the MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the top ten emerging technologies of 2006 that will “have a significant impact on business, medicine or culture.