Andrew Nee Yeh Ching
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Professor Andrew Y. C. Nee received his PhD, from the Institute of Science and Technology, Victoria University of Manchester (UMIST) in 1973. He joined the then University of Singapore in 1974. In 1982, he became the first recipient outside USA to receive the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. In 1986, he was appointed Director of CAE/CAD/CAM Centre when it was first established, a position which he held until 1995. In 1989, he was promoted to full professorship. In the same year, he was appointed Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs). In 1990, he was elected an Active Member of CIRP and a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, he was the first person in the ASEAN region to be elected in each case. From 1993 to 1996, he was appointed Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from August 1995 to August 1998. After completing the 3-year term as Dean of Engineering in August 1998, he was appointed directors of two offices at the University level, Director (Special Projects) of the Office of University Relations, and Director of the Office of Quality Management. From 1 August 1999 to December 2000, he was appointed Dean of Admissions to head the then newly established Office of Admissions. From January 2001 to February 2002, he was appointed the Deputy Executive Director, Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) of the National Science and Technology Board. From 1 March 2002 to 28 February 2005, he was appointed the Co-Director of Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA), which is an innovative engineering education and research collaboration among the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2002, he was awarded the Doctor of Engineering (DEng) degree from UMIST for his research achievements in manufacturing engineering. From September 2003 to August 2004, he was appointed as the CEO of the Design Technology Institute. From 1st March 2005, he was appointed the Director of the Office of Research of NUS. In August 2006, he was elected the Chairman of the CIRP STC Design (Dn), and a Council Member of CIRP. He is currently Chairman of an NUS-spin off company, Manusoft Technologies Pte Ltd which specializes in plastic injection mold design, and markets the commercial product IMOLD.
Computer aided design of dies,molds and fixtures, Product design and manufacturing systems, Augmented reality applications