Development of titanium-based scaffolds for spinal prosthesis
Wang, Jun Kit.
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
The author was selected to join Assistant Professor Cleo Choong research group together with a collaboration project with Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore for his Final Year Project with the project title as “Development of Titanium-based Scaffolds for Spinal Prosthesis”. Throughout this project, the author was under the guidance of Assistant Professor Cleo Choong as School of Materials Science & Engineering supervisor, Nanyang Technological University as well as Dr. He Zeming and Dr. Saeed Maleksaeedi as direct institute supervisors. During this 1-year of research work, the author had been exposed to various types of learning experiences as well as hands-on opportunities for example seeing how the research milestones were planned and taking charged of carrying it out, using different types of characterisation testing machines such as Instron materials characterisation machine, Stylus Profilometer (Taylor-Hobson Form Talysurf Series 2) etc., understanding various process flows required in a research in order to link up all the research data and results via program used for data analysis. Lastly the experience gained had enabled the author to further enhance his technical knowledge, develop a better safety culture as well as make learning a more enjoyable and fun journey. Besides, the author experienced culture differences as he worked together with exchange students from University of Sydney, Australia, improving his communication skills in the process.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University