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Publication

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)

Interest

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  

References

David A. Rubenstein

Dr. Rubenstein was the co-adviser of my master thesis and I also attended his Biomaterial class. As a role of co-adviser, he was very helpful and willing to share his valuable opinions with me on my thesis. His class was interesting, and he always explain thing in easier way. I had a chance to work with him more often when I worked full time in the lab by helping him to run experiments to study the treated platelet aggregation with different agonists. I was able to learn valuable experiment techniques and experiment’s schedule planning from him.

Wei Yin

Dr. Yin has been my academic adviser for my master course. She taught me a lot, not only for my thesis but also the problem I had for life. She is the one who brought me in to the field of Biomedical Engineering. I have no idea Mechanical Engineering has such a big connection to Biomedical before I met her. "Do not limit your imagination", the first thing she taught me when she explain how Mechanical Engineering can apply on Biomeical. After I done for my master course, She offer me a position in the lab as a Research Scholar when I told her I wanted to learn more experimental equipment and skills before I start my career in industry. 

Summary

  • 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 

Project

Education

Work experience

Oct 2012Present

Manufacturing Engineer

Foxconn
  • 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 2012Jul 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 2011Feb 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 2009Dec 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 2009Jul 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 2008May 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

Skills

Malay Language
Chinese Language
Aggregometer
Surface-Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Flow Cytometry
Cell Culture and Tissue Culture
Microsoft Office
Matlab
ANSYS
SolidWorks
AutoCad
Pro E

Certifications

Jun 2008Present

Fundamentals Engineering Examination

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying