Ek Ching Ngwe

Ek Ching Ngwe


Ek Ching Ngwe, David A. Rubenstein, Wei Yin “A Biocompatible Flow Chamber to Study the Hemodynamic Performance of Prosthetic Heart Valves”. American Society of Artificial Internal Organs Journal (Accepted and Publishing in September/October Issue)


New Technologies, Programming, Reading, Snowboarding, Jogging, Basketball

Activities and Honors

  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Engineering Design Contest Champion
  • Malaysian Student Society Cultural Coordinator
  • Oklahoma State University Non-Resident Transfer Scholarship  


  • 1 year experience in contract manufacturing, provide support to production, apply lean manufacturing to eliminate waste, and improve efficiency in manufacturing environment. 
  • 3 years of research experience engaging 3D-CAD modeling and CFD analyzing technique. Modeled, simulated and analyzed the hemodynamic performance of fluid impact on mechanical heart valves inside a 3D geometry of flow device.
  • 2 years experience in in vitro experimental devices design, testing, material selection, cost estimation and fabrication. 
  • 2 years research experience in biomedical engineering lab. Emphasis in analyze blood cells activity, measure blood cells proteins level release and biocompatibility test on novel materials. 
  • Experienced in basic wet lab techniques: Flow Cytometry, Cell Culture and Tissue Culture, RT-PCR, ELISA, SELDI, Aggregometer
  • Technically proficient in Pro E, Solid Works, AutoCAD, ANSYS, Matlab, VBA and Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivated, energetic, fast learner, enjoy of working in a team and independently, easily adapt to new environment and has an attitude for excellence
  • Skill in facilitating and managing individual and group projects
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), and Malay 



Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2012 - Present

Manufacturing Engineer

  • Responsible for PCB with BGA chips rework process using Vapor Phase Reflow Machine 
  • Support Project Manager for rework process to meet customer weekly shipment
  • Participate in customer meeting to ensure rework process and product quality meet requirement
  • Collaborate with SMT programmer to create new or modify exciting programs for PCB process 
  • Solve production issues and implement improvement plans
Mar 2012 - Jul 2012

Mechanical Engineer

Inteplast Group
  • Collaborate with technicians to investigate performance and perform maintenance on production floor
  • Responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving operation sequence and processes
  • Monitor and maintain water quality of the cooling tower to prevent corrosion and scaling
  • Design, document, and estimate budget for next level production lines improvement
  • Attend daily engineering meeting to discuss work progress and improvement project
Jan 2011 - Feb 2012

Resident Research Scholar

Oklahoma State University Biomedical Engineering Lab
  • Extracted , amplified, and analyzed mRNA from human endothelial cells to study the effect of shear stress and smoke agonists on cardiovascular disease development       
  • Demonstrated hands on skills in human cell culture (HUVEC, HCAEC, HPAEC)
  • Designed and developed experimental models for in vitro experiments
  • Evaluated specific antibodies by using Flow Cytometry with anti-human monoclonal antibodies
  • Developed protocol, analyzed data, and supervised undergrad and grad students
  • Evaluated and tested the biocompatibility of crosslinked aerogels of variable densities
Aug 2009 - Dec 2010

Research Assistant

Oklahoma State University Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Designed and fabricated biocompatible flow chamber to test prosthetic heart valve
  • Performed Computational Fluid Dynamics inANSYS to study hemodynamic of the flow chamber
  • Performed biocompatibility test of products by measured platelet P-selectin expression, hemoglobin concentration, and plasma-free hemoglobin concentration
  • Analyzed experimental data and present results in conference abstracts
Jan 2009 - Jul 2009

Lab Assistant

Oklahoma State University CEAT Computer Labs

  • Solved user problems and provided basic technical support to lab users
  • Performed computer hardware and printer maintenance
  • Assisted supervisor with computer image rollouts
Jan 2008 - May 2008

Senior Design Project

Ditch Witch

  • Proposed engine structure modifications to ease installation of timing belt
  • Coordinated with Ditch Witch engineers to achieve better solutions for installation
  • Prepared and presented progress reports to the client



Malay Language

Chinese Language


Surface-Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Flow Cytometry

Cell Culture and Tissue Culture

Microsoft Office





Pro E


Jun 2008 - Present

Fundamentals Engineering Examination

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying