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Dr Liu Yuchun

Junior Principal Investigator,
Academic Clinical Programme Office,
National Dental Centre Singapore


Dr Liu's passion lies in clinical needs discovery, engineering innovative and practical solutions in the area of dentistry. She enjoys doing the ground-work and finding insights through talking to more people, understanding their needs and challenges, and seeing how these different perspectives shape the way the innovation will eventually be designed. She finds great joy in getting her hands dirty during prototype design and engineering, and is a firm believer that “there is no failure, only feedback”. Through her research work, she hope to create impactful value-driven dental medtech innovations that can bring about improved oral healthcare standards to people.


Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Division of Bioengineering (B.Eng), National University of Singapore (2008)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Mechanical Engineering,  National University of Singapore (2012)


Appointments

  • Junior Principal Investigator, ORH ACP Office, National Dental Centre Singapore
  • Regular Rank Instructor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School


Grants

  • SHF-NHIC, Development of A Flexible Sensing Dental Splint for Real-Time Monitoring of Bruxism
  • NHIC-I2D, A Novel 3D-Printed Patient-Specific Immediate Dental Implant
  • AMEI – Education, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery: The Use of Augmented Reality To Enhance Learning Amongst Trainees


Selected Publications

  • Liu Y, Chan JK, Teoh SH. Review of vascularised bone tissue-engineering strategies with a focus on co-culture systems.J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2015 Feb;9(2):85-105. doi: 10.1002/term.1617. Epub 2012 Nov 19.
  • Teo L, Teoh SH, Liu Y, Lim L, Tan B, Schantz JT, Seah LL. A Novel Bioresorbable Implant for Repair of Orbital Floor Fractures. Orbit. 2015;34(4):192-200. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2015.1015263. Epub 2015 May 8.
  • Yuchun Liu and Chen-Hua Yeow. A Portable Soft Hand Exerciser With Variable Elastic Resistance for Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Finger, Wrist, and Hand1.J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030920 (Sep 01, 2015) (3 pages)
    Paper No: MED-15-1076; doi: 10.1115/1.4030555.History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015
  • Ravichandran A, Lim J, Chong MS, Wen F, Liu Y, Pillay YT, Chan JK, Teoh SH. In vitro cyclic compressive loads potentiate early osteogenic events in engineered bone tissue.J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017 Nov;105(8):2366-2375. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.33772. Epub 2016 Aug 16.
  • Akhilandeshwari Ravichandran, Liu Yuchun, Teoh Swee-Hin. Review: Bioreactor Design Towards Generation of Relevant Engineered Tissues: Focus on Clinical Translation. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (IF 4.71). (2016)
  • Akhilandeshwari Ravichandran, Jing Lim, Mark Seow Khoon Chong, Feng Wen, Yuchun Liu, Jerry K. Y. Chan, Swee-Hin Teoh.Tissue Engineering Part (A)