Treatise on Biomaterials Workshop

Date: 05 Dec 2011 - 05 Dec 2011

Venue: Training Rooms 1 & 2, Tower Block, Level 3

Biomaterials improve the quality of people’s life each year. The range of applications are vast and include joint and limb replacements, artificial arteries and skin, contact lenses and dentures. The biomaterials community is not only producing new and improved materials and techniques to meet these demands, but also to aid the treatment of younger patients whose needs are more demanding.

In this full-day workshop, Prof. Andrew Ruys will cover the topics and steps which are vital in bringing biomaterials from concept to market. His expertise and first-hand experience will be of immense interest to surgeons, dentists, medical professionals, academics and R&D managers/scientists/engineers/students who wish to venture further into this field. Two SIMTech scientists Dr. Saeed Maleksaeedi and Dr. Li Tao will be conducting lectures on biomaterials processing technology during the workshop. 

9.00am    Registration

9.20am    Welcome address by Mr Steven Tong, Acting Group Manager, Forming Technology Group

9.30am    Lecture 1: Introduction to Biomaterials by Prof. Andrew Ruys

10.30am  Coffee Break

11.00am   Lecture 2: Biomaterials Processing Technology by Dr Saeed Maleksaeedi & Dr Li Tao
11.50am   Lunch

1.20pm     Lecture 3: Immune Response to Biomaterials by Prof Andrew Ruys

2.20pm     Coffee Break

2.50pm     Lecture 4: Protein Adsorption to Biomaterials by Prof Andrew Ruys

3.50pm     Recess

3.55pm     Lecture 5: Overview of Commercial Biomaterials by Prof Andrew Ruys

4.55pm     Discussion and Wrap up by Dr He Zeming

5.00pm     End

About the Speakers
Associate Professor Andrew Ruys was born in Adelaide, Australia and obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney in 1992. Prof. Ruys has over 200 publications in many prestigious journals and has been awarded $4.9 million in competitive research grants over the last 15 years. He was the recipient of several fellowship awards including the distinguished Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, which was awarded in 2006. His research works include the synthesis and mechanical and biological testing of biomaterials and medical device design such as spinal disk prostheses, bioscaffolds and functionally graded composites. Currently, he is the Director of Biomedical Engineering (Education) in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Sydney.

Dr. Saeed Maleksaeedi was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1981 and obtained his PhD from School of Materials Science and Engineering in Shiraz University in 2009. He joined SIMTech as a research scientist in May 2010. Dr Saeed Maleksaeedi's research interests lie in the field of powder processing of materials for structural, biomedical and energy applications. Solid free form fabrication of titanium parts for implants, gelcasting of ceramic materials, surface modification of titanium implants for improved bioactivity, laminated ceramics and synthesis and characterization of advanced nanostructured materials for energy storage applications are a few of his research topics. He has published several papers in prestigious journals and filed a few patents on manufacturing processes.

Dr. Li Tao obtained his PhD degree from Mechanical Engineering Department of National University of Singapore (NUS, under NUS scholarship as well as student attachment in SIMTech) in 2008, studying the abnormal grain growth of tungsten carbide with small amount of cobalt. He joined SIMTech as a research scientist in 2007 working on powder processing techniques. Presently, he is working on powder metallurgy and powder injection molding of advanced metal and ceramic materials, tape casting of thin film of ceramic/composite as well as materials characterization.

Registration Fee: S$200 per participant
SMS Members: S$160 per participant
(Registration fee is inclusive of 7% GST)
To reserve a place, please register online before 30 November 2011.

All cheques and bank drafts must be made payable to 'Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology', crossed and marked 'A/C payee only'. The workshop title should be written on the back of the cheque.
GST Registration No : M9-0000888-J

Who Should Attend
Surgeons, dentists, medical professionals, academics and R&D managers/scientists/engineers/students who wish to venture further into the field of biomaterials.

Contact Us
For technical enquiries: Dr He Zeming, Email:
For general enquiries: Ms Melissa Loh, Email: