Hwa Liang Leo received the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering and the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering both from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, USA, in 2005 and 2001, respectively, an M.Eng. degree in mechanical engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2000, and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering as well from University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, in 1996. He has been Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), ASTAR, Singapore, (2005- 2009) and an Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (2009-till now). His research focus is in the integration of biofluid mechanics with the development of medical devices, one of the several applications centers on the development of implantable devices to be used in areas of cardiovascular circulation and interventional cardiology, fluid mechanical assessment of cardiovascular devices and therapeutics interventions, and the study of the hemodynamics origin of various cardiovascular diseases. At present, Leo is designing and developing novel heart valve prosthesis and vascular stents for percutaneous implantation. Other research interests and expertise include the design and development of bioreactors and novel in vitro system for drug screening and toxicological testing. These works involve the use of computational fluid dynamics simulations and experimental setups for the characterization and optimization of the cell culturing systems.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013