Keynote Speakers

Prof Dr PE Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng

National University of Singapore

Title: Regenerative Biomaterials

Since 1980s the biomaterials field progressed rapidly to safeguard health of human beings.  More than a million medical devices and effective packaging of drugs are outcomes of various advances in biomaterials.  More recently the regenerative biomaterials are enabling further progress of modern medicine, and longevity and healthy aging of people. They are showing promise to regenerate a tissue or organ and thus permanently heal the damaged tissue or organ.  This lecture provides an overview of biomaterials, and illustrates regenerative biomaterials using the example of damaged heart.


Prof Dr PE Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, is the Director of Center for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore. He is also leader of Singapore Technion Alliance on Research and Technology program on cardiac restoration.  Thomson Reuters recognized him among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.  He is a Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science (  He authored 6 books and ~ 700 ISI listed journal papers, which attracted ~ 40,000 citations and ~ 93 H index.   His research outcomes have been translated into products and available in several countries. His academic leadership includes National University of Singapore (NUS) Vice-President (Research Strategy); Dean of Faculty of Engineering; and Founding Director of NUS Bioengineering.  He is an elected international fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, UK; National Academy of Engineering, India; Institution of Engineers Singapore; ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology; American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering; Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK; and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK.  He received several awards and recognitions worldwide.  He is an editorial board member of ~ 10 international journals.  He is a member of national ISO/TC taskforce on medical devices.