Senior scientist, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) , Singapore, April 2018-Present.
Capability Group Manager (Soft Matter Group), A*STAR IHPC, Singapore, Apr 2013-Sep 2017.
Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) A*STAR, Singapore, Dec 2012-Mar 2018.
Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA, Nov 2010-Nov 2012. Advisor: Professor Zhigang Suo.
Research Engineer, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) A*STAR, Singapore, Sep 2008-Oct 2010.
PhD, Mechanical Engineering. Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2004-2008.
B. Eng., Mechanical & Production Engineering. Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2000-2004.
Awards and Honours
3rd Prize in Soft Material Robot Challenge, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017
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
Team member, "Structural power for portable and electrified transportation", A*STAR Programmatic Fund, April 2021 - Mar 2025.
Collaborator, “Soft and hybrid robotics – Phase 1”, National Robotics Programme, June 2019 – Dec 2019.
Principal Investigator (during project proposal & award stages) / Team member, “Evaluation of morphing mechanisms of shape morphing polymers”, A*STAR Aerospace Programme, Jan 2018 – Jan 2020.
Principal Investigator, "Nonlinear dynamics of smart structures and materials for marine and offshore applications", A*STAR SERC Grant, Oct 2013 - Sep 2016.
Team member. “Evaluation of air blast in complex urban geometries and blast response of building structures using FEFLO”, Defense Science & Technology Agency, April 2009 – Oct 2010.
Co-Investigator, “FEM thermomechanical stress analysis on electronic packages”, EPCOS Pte Ltd, Jul 2009 - Jan 2010.
Full publication list and pdfs are available here: Publications
Reviewer for international journals: Publons Profile
Extreme Mechanics Letters; Applied Physics Letters; Mechanics of Materials; International Journal of Solids and Structures; Smart Materials and Structures; Proceedings of the Royal Society A; Sensors and Actuators A; International Journal of Applied Mechanics; Applied Physics A; Journal of Physics D; IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics ASME; Journal of Applied Physics; Polymer Bulletin; Applied Mathematical Modelling; Meccanica; Europhysics Letters; International Journal of Modern Physics B; Multifunctional Materials; Composites Science and Technology; Composite Structures; Composites Part A.
Conferences and Posters Presentations:
Yuzhe Wang, Ujjaval Gupta, Jian Zhu, Pengcheng Li, Donghe Du, Lei Zhang, Jianyong Ouyang, Jun Liu, Choon Chiang Foo. Bio-inspired soft robot driven by transparent artificial muscle. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Dali, China, December 2019, p 1959-1964.
Choon Chiang Foo, Jun Liu, Zhi-Qian Zhang. Modeling of dissipative dielectric elastomers affected by viscoelasticity and current leakage. 8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, Madrid, Spain, 5 – 8 June 2017, p 480-489. (presented)
Choon Chiang Foo, Zhi-Qian Zhang. Modelling viscoelastic dielectric elastomers. 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM), Auckland, NZ, 14-17 July 2015. (invited speaker)
Hareesh Godaba, Choon Chiang Foo, Zhi-Qian Zhang, Boo Cheong Khoo, Jian Zhu. A dielectric elastomer actuator coupled with water: snap-through instability and giant deformation. Proc. SPIE 9430: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), 94302C, San Diego, California, United States, 1 April 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2082772
Zhi-Qian Zhang, Choon Chiang Foo, GR Liu. An immersed smoothed finite element method for analyzing fluid-structure interaction systems consisting of dielectric elastomers. 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI), Barcelona, Spain, 20-25 July 2014.
Richard Baumgartner, Alex Kogler, Choon Chiang Foo, Rainer Kaltseis, Christoph Keplinger, Zhigang Suo, Siegfried Bauer. Fast triggering of instabilities in balloon membranes by dielectric elastomer actuators. Proc. SPIE 8687: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, California, USA, 17 April 2013.
Choon Chiang Foo, Leong Keey Seah, Gin Boay Chai. A modified energy-balance model to predict low-velocity impact response for sandwich composites. 17th International Conference on Composites/Nano-Engineering (ICCE-17), Hawaii, USA, 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2009. (presented)
Choon Chiang Foo, Leong Keey Seah, Gin Boay Chai. A model to predict low-velocity impact response and damage in sandwich composites. RSAF Aerospace Technology Seminar, Singapore (2009). (presented)
Choon Chiang Foo, Leong Keey Seah, Gin Boay Chai. A study on the impact damage of honeycomb sandwich structures. A*STAR Graduate Scholars’ Symposium on Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering (AGSS’06), Singapore (2006). (presented)
Choon Chiang Foo, Leong Keey Seah, Gin Boay Chai. Low velocity impact failure of aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels. 5th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design (M2D-5), Porto, Portugal, 24-26 July 2006. (presented)
Choon Chiang Foo, Leong Keey Seah, Gin Boay Chai, Yin Chee Peh. Mechanical properties of aramid paper honeycomb. 12th International Conference on Composites/Nano-Engineering (ICCE-12), Tenerife, Spain, 1-6 Aug 2005. (presented)
Secretariat Team for ASEAN COST-67 Sub-Committee meeting, Singapore 2014.
2nd Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS@one-north), Singapore, 2014.
Service in Youth & Science Outreach Activities at A*STAR IHPC:
Supervisor for PhD / undergraduate FYP students, 2013 - present.
Interview panel member for A*GA SINGA scholarship, April 2020.
A*STAR Booth Ambassador for Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific, Oct 2019.
Speaker at IHPC Student's Seminar, March 2017.
Speaker at NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Career Day, May 2014.
Committee Member for National Science Challenge, 2009-2010.
Committee Member for IHPC Seminar Series (LCS), Aug 2009.
Speaker at A*STAR Junior College Students Seminar, Dec 2009.
Supervisor/Co-supervisor for undergraduate research interns, 2009-2010.
Committee service at IHPC:
Chair, Technology Readiness Level Working Committee, Mar 2013-May 2013.
Co-chair, Staff Suggestion Committee, July 2009-Nov 2010.
Member, Working committee for People Developer Award, Sep 2009-Sep 2010.