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Engineering Mechanics (EM)

 Dr. Keith FOO Choon Chiang

Dr. Keith FOO Choon Chiang


Research Interests:

  • Mechanics of soft active materials
  • Soft machines and stretchable electronics
  • Structural deformation and failure analysis

Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, USA, 2010-2012.
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2009.
  • BEng (top student), Mechanical & Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2004.

Published Journals/ Articles:

Journals

    14. Tongqing Lu, Choon Chiang Foo, Jiangshui Huang, Jian Zhu, Zhigang Suo. Highly deformable actuators made of dielectric elastomers clamped by rigid rings. Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 184105 (2014). 

    13. Rainer Kaltseis, Christoph Keplinger, Soo Jin Adrian Koh, Richard Baumgartner, Yu Feng Goh, Wee Hoe Ng, Alexander Kogler, Andreas Trols, Choon Chiang Foo, Zhigang Suo, Siegfried Bauer. Natural rubber for sustainable high-power energy generation. RSC Advances. In press (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4RA03090G

    12. Yuanyuan Bai, Yanhui Jiang, Baohong Chen, Choon Chiang Foo, Yongcun Zhou, Feng Xiang, Jinxiong Zhou, Hong Wang and Zhigang Suo. Cyclic performance of viscoelastic dielectric elastomers with solid hydrogel electrodes. Applied Physics Letters 104, 062902 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4865200

    11. Zhiqian Zhang, Choon Chiang Foo, GR Liu. A semi-explicit finite element method for dynamic analysis of dielectric elastomers. International Journal of Computational Methods. 11(6), 1350108 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219876213501089

    10. Christoph Keplinger, Jeong-Yun Sun, Choon Chiang Foo, Philipp Rothemund, George M. Whitesides, Zhigang Suo. Stretchable, transparent, ionic conductors. Science 341, 984-987 (2013).

    9. Michael Bozlar, Christian Punckt, Sibel Korkut, Jian Zhu, Choon Chiang Foo, Zhigang Suo, Ilhan A. Aksay. Dielectric elastomer actuators with elastomeric electrodes. Applied Physics Letters 101, 091907 (2012).

    8. Choon Chiang Foo, Soo Jin Adrian Koh, Christoph Keplinger, Rainer Kaltseis, Siegfried Bauer, Zhigang Suo. Performance of dissipative dielectric elastomer generators. Journal of Applied Physics, 111(9), 094107, (2012).

    7. Jiangshui Huang, Tiefeng Li, Choon Chiang Foo, Jian Zhu, David R. Clarke, Zhigang Suo. Giant, voltage-actuated deformation of a dielectric elastomer under dead load. Applied Physics Letters, 100, 041911 (2012).

    6. Choon Chiang Foo, Shengqiang Cai, Soo Jin Adrian Koh, Siegfried Bauer, Zhigang Suo. Model of dissipative dielectric elastomers. Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 034102 (2012).

    5. Choon Chiang Foo, Leong Keey Seah and Gin Boay Chai. A modified energy-balance model to predict low-velocity impact response for sandwich composites. Composite Structures, 95, 1385-1393 (2011).

    4. Choon Chiang Foo, Gin Boay Chai and Leong Keey Seah. A model to predict low-velocity impact response and damage in sandwich composites. Composites Science and Technology, 68, 1348–1356 (2008).

    3. Choon Chiang Foo, Leong Keey Seah and Gin Boay Chai. Low-velocity impact failure of aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels. Composite Structures 85, 20–28 (2008).

    2. Choon Chiang Foo, Gin Boay Chai and Leong Keey Seah. Mechanical properties of Nomex material and Nomex honeycomb structure. Composite Structures, 80, 588–594 (2007).

    1. Choon Chiang Foo, Gin Boay Chai and Leong Keey Seah. Quasi-static and low-velocity impact failure of aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, 220, 53–66, (2006).
     

Conferences

    • C.C. Foo, L.K. Seah, G.B. Chai. A modified energy-balance model to predict low-velocity impact response for sandwich composites. 17th International Conference on Composites/Nano-Engineering, Hawaii, USA (2009).
    • C.C. Foo, L.K. Seah, G.B. Chai. A model to predict low-velocity impact response and damage in sandwich composites. Aerospace Technology Seminar, RSAF, Singapore (2009).
    • C.C. Foo, L.K. Seah, G.B. Chai. A Study on the Impact Damage of Honeycomb Sandwich Structures. 2nd A*STAR Graduate Scholars’ Symposium on Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Singapore (2006).
    • C.C. Foo, L.K. Seah, G.B. Chai. Low-velocity impact failure of aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels. 5th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design, Portugal (2006).
    • C.C. Foo, L.K. Seah, G.B. Chai, Y.C. Peh. Mechanical properties of aramid paper honeycomb. 12th International Conference on Composites/Nano-Engineering (ICCE-12), Spain (2005).

Honors and Awards

    • A*STAR Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010
    • A*STAR Graduate Scholarship, 2004
    • Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal for first in general proficiency, NTU, 2004
    • Institution of Engineers Singapore Gold Medal, NTU, 2004
    • IMechE Singapore, Frederic Barnes Waldron Best Student Prize, NTU, 2004
    • ExxonMobil Gold Medal for best academic record, NTU, 2004
    • A*STAR Pre-Graduate Award, 2004
    • Merck Sharp & Dohme Gold Medal for best academic record, NTU, 2003
    • Vicom Book Prize, NTU, 2003
    • IMechE Singapore, The Institution Best Student Prize, NTU, 2002
    • 2nd Prize in Design & Automation (Team), Innovation & Design 21, NTU, 2001

     


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