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Dr. ONG Qunya

Scientist II/ Deputy Dept Head, Nanofabrication


Nanofabrication (NFB) Department

+65 6501 1902

2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, #08-03,
Singapore 138634

Research Details

Micro- and nano-fabrication

Biomedical devices

Drug delivery

Anti-microbial materials

Medical device design and development

Micro- and nano-fabrication – nanoinjection molding and nanoimprint lithography

Development of micro-/nano-topographical substrates for biomedical applications

Study of the influence of micro-scale structures on bacterial biofilm formation

Apr 2015 - present: Research scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering,Singapore

Jul 2009 - Aug 2014: Research assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

May 2007 - May 2008: Lab officer, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

Ph.D. in Health Sciences and Technology: Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2014

B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA, 2007



2007: Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Roll of Honor

2004 - 2006: College of Engineering Dean's List, University of Michigan

2004: National Science Scholarship, A*STAR, Singapore

  • Koh LD, Yeo J, Lee YY, Ong Q, Han M, Tee BC. Advancing the frontiers of silk fibroin protein-based materials for futuristic electronics and clinical wound-healing (Invited review). Materials science & engineering C, Materials for biological applications, 86, 151-172 (2018).


  • Suresh V, Ong Q, Bera LK, Lee YY, Chong KSL. Non-invasive paper-based microfluidic device for ultra-low detection of urea through enzyme catalysis. Royal Society Open Science, 5 (2018).


  • Ong Q, Hochberg FH, Cima MJ. Depot delivery of dexamethasone and cediranib for the treatment of brain tumor associated edema in an intracranial rat glioma model. Journal of Controlled Release, 217, 183-190 (2015).

  • Cima MJ, Lee H, Daniel K, Tanenbaum LM, Mantzavinou A, Spencer KC, Ong Q, Sy JC, Santini J Jr, Schoellhammer CM, Blankschtein D, Langer RS. Single compartment drug delivery. Journal of Controlled Release, 190, 157–171 (2014).

  • An Imprinted Polymeric Substrate. Patent Cooperation Treaty Application No. PCT/SG2018/050595. Inventors: Yeong Yuh LEE, Qunya ONG, Fung Ling YAP, Siew Ling Karen CHONG.


  • Sensing Device, Methods and Uses thereof. WO/2019/045647. Inventors: Vignesh SURESH, Lakshmi Kanta BERA, Siew Ling Karen CHONG, Yeong Yuh LEE, Qunya ONG.


  • Textured Surface Ophthalmic Device. WO 2017/131588 A1. Inventors: Karen CHONG Siew Ling, YAP Fung Ling, ONG Qunya, LEE Yeong Yuh, Mohamed Sultan Mohiddin SAIFULLAH, LOKE Yee Chong


  • A Surface Textured Wound Closure Material. Singapore Patent Application No. 10201701981S. Inventors: Siew Ling Karen CHONG, Fung Ling YAP, Qunya ONG, Yeong Yuh LEE.


  • Device for Local Drug Delivery and Treatment of Cerebral Edema and other Brain-related Diseases. WO/2012/047931. Inventors: CIMA, Michael, J.; HOCHBERG, Fred; UPADHYAY, Urvashi; ONG, Qunya; SHAIR, Kamal, A.

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