Institute of High Performance Computing


People: Vibrant & Dynamic Culture



Fluid Dynamics (FD)

Dr. Leong Fong Yew

Dr. Leong Fong Yew

Research Interests:

  • Interfacial fluids
  • Micro and nanofluidics
  • Transport phenomena
  • Biophysics
  • Aerosol science and technology


  • Ph.D., Molecular Engineering of Biological and Chemical Systems, Singapore-MIT Alliance, 2008
  • S.M., Molecular Engineering of Biological and Chemical Systems, Singapore-MIT Alliance, 2003
  • B.Eng. (1st class Hons), Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2002

Published Journals/ Articles:


    1. Leong, F.Y., Mirsaidov, U.M., Matsudaira, P., and Mahadevan L. Dynamics of a nanodroplet under a transmission electron microscope, Phys. Fluids, 2014, In-press.
    2. Xia, H.M., Wang, Z.P., Nguyen, V.B., Ng, S.H., Wang, W., Leong, F.Y., and Le, D.V. Analyzing the transition pressure and viscosity limit of a hydroelastic microfluidic oscillator, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 024101, 2014.
    3. Leong, F.Y.Physical Explanation of Coupled Cell-Cell Rotational Behavior and Interfacial Morphology: A Particle Dynamics Model, Biophys. J. 105, 2301-2311, 2013.†(doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2013.09.051)
    4. Calvert,†M., Wright, G.D., Leong, F.Y., K.H., Chen, Y., Jedd, G., Balasubramanian, M.K.†Myosin II confers cell-size dependent scalability to the rate of actomyosin ring constriction, J. Cell Biol. 195(5), 799-813, 2011. (doi:10.1083/jcb.201101055) Featured in JCB: Highlights 2012 and Faculty 1000
    5. Leong, F.Y., Li, Q.S., Lim, C.T., Chiam, K.H. Modeling cell entry into a micro-channel, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 10(5), 755-766, 2011. (doi: 10.1007/s10237-010-0271-1)
    6. Srinivasan, R., Mishra, M.,Leong, F.Y., Chiam, K.H., Balasubramanian, M.K. Bacillus anthracis tubulin-related protein Ba-TubZ assembles force-generating polymers, Cytoskeleton 68(9), 501-511, 2011. (doi: 10.1002/cm.20526)
    7. Leong, F.Y., Stability of solvated nanosheet in shear flow, App. Phys. Lett. 97, 214102, 2010. (doi: 10.1063/1.3521309) – Featured in A*STAR Research (11 May 2011)
    8. Leong, F.Y., Chiam, K.H. Adhesive dynamics of lubricated films, Phys. Rev. E 81, 041923, 2010. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.81.041923) - Featured in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research (May 2010)
    9. Leong, F.Y., Smith, K.A., Wang, C.H., Matsusaka, S., Hua, J.S. Electrostatic effects on inertial particle transport in bifurcated tubes, AIChE J 55(6), 1390-1401, 2009. (doi: 10.1002/aic.11751)
    10. Leong, F.Y., Smith, K.A., Wang, C.H., Secondary flow behavior in a double bifurcation, Phys. Fluids 21, 043601, 2009. (doi: 10.1063/1.3100211)


    [1] Leong, F.Y. Coupled atomistic-continuum model for lubricated flexible membranes. AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Nov 2010.

    [2] Leong, F.Y. Coupled atomistic-continuum model for lubricated flexible membranes. 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, State College, USA, Jun-Jul 2010 (Session chair)

    [3] Leong, F.Y., Chiam, K.H. Modeling cell migration in tapered micro-channels. AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, Nov 2008.

    [4] Leong, F.Y., Chan, V., Chiam, K.H. Cell traction on micro-patterned substrate. 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Venice, Italy, Jun 2008.


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