• 04/17: Research Engineer position available.
  • 02/17: Niven joined our group as a Research Engineer. Welcome aboard!
  • 02/17: Lakshmi has been conferred the degree of Master of Engineering by the Faculty of Engineering, NUS. Congratulations!
  • 12/16 Peter Chen is the Principal Investigator of a newly signed Research Collaboration Agreement between NUS and CtrlWorks Pte. Ltd. for the project entitled "Robotic Mobile Transport".
  • 11/16: Our group has filed a US Provisional Patent Application (No. 62/415,526) entitled "Electromagnetic Needle and Flux Collector for Localized Manipulation of Magnetic Micro-Particles".
  • 10/16: Peter Chen (as Co-PI) was a member of the research team (led by PS Lee, PI) that was awarded by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore a multi-year research grant entitled “Research, Development and Demonstration of a Highly Efficient Hybrid Cooling System for High Ambient Temperature Data Centre”.


We engage in the research and development of methods and their applications in the areas of microsystems and robotics. Our research focuses on mechanical manipulation of physical and biological systems at micro to macro scale, with the aim of producing practical and innovative engineering solutions.

We actively seek opportunities for collaboration with peers and with industry. If our methods and technologies are useful for your R & D work, we invite you to get in touch with us. For prospective students (at all levels) who aspire to specialize in microsystem engineering and robotics, we welcome you to join us.



Peter C. Y. Chen                                             Associate Professor                                       Department of Mechanical Engineering











Latest Projects

ARMCON: An Assistive Ramp-Merging Control System for Dense Traffic Management




A Transformative Polymer-based Heat Exchanger with a Modular Multi-Core System of Curved Microfluidic Channels Utilizing the Inherent Unique Dynamics of Dean Vortices (THERMIC)




Automatic eyelet workpiece welding using mobile manipulator