Asst Prof Tan U-Xuan
Engineering Product Development (EPD), SUTD
Research Interests: Human-Machine Interfaces, Robotics, Automation & Control
U-Xuan has been with Singapore University of Technology and Design since 2012 where he is designing an algorithm for design of compliant mechanism. He is also actively involved in designing pedagogy and activities that enable students to learn better. Prior to that, he conducted his post-doctorate research with Professor Jaydev Desai at University of Maryland, College Park, where he designed an MRI-compatible robotic system for breast biopsy. In addition, he managed to develop both a tri-axial MRI compatible fiber-optic force sensor and a miniature capacitive force sensor for catheters.
He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Nanyang Technological University under the advice of Assoc. Professor Wei Tech Ang and his Ph.D. was on design and control of piezoelectric-driven handheld manipulator for tremor compensation in microsurgery. Along the way, he also managed to perform clinical trials and commercialize a balancer trainer that he designed.