Prof Lim Chwee Teck elected as National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Professor Lim Chwee Teck, inaugural NUSS Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected as National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow in recognition of his significant accomplishments, especially in the area of biomedical engineering.
The US NAI Fellows Program honours academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
Prof Lim is also Director of the Institute for Health Innovation & Technology at NUS, and Founding Director of the Singapore Health Technologies Consortium. A prolific inventor with over 50 granted or filed patents under his belt, Prof Lim has developed numerous medical technologies, especially in the areas of microfluidic-based diagnostics, and wearable sensing technologies. His most recent work focuses on developing rapid point-of-care test kits for COVID-19.