Benefits at a glance

  • Value: Get up to four years PhD scholarship worth S$260,000, inclusive of monthly stipends and tuition fees.
  • Teaching opportunities: Upon confirmation of PhD candidature, students on scholarships will be engaged in teaching duties. It will add value to their curriculum vitae, and provide valuable exposure and experience for those who wish to pursue an academic career subsequently
  • Conference support: Financial support will be provided to students to present their research findings at international and local conferences,subject to good progress and existing guidelines
  • Overseas attachments: Attachments at reputable overseas universities/institutions are available for selected students
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Interested applicants please send your CV to Ms Adeline Tan (, indicating the project you are applying for​​.

NTU Research Scholarships 

The NTU Research Scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students for research leading to a higher degree at the University. The Scholarship consists of a monthly stipend plus a tuition fee subsidy. Details available here.

Project 1: 3D food printing for food and pharmaceutical

Supervisor: Associate Professor Yeong Wai Yee
Co-supervisor: Assistant Professor Zhang Yi

3D printing and bioprinting can be applied in 3D printed food, ingestible implant and pharmaceutical compound. 
In this project, the students will develop new printing technology and novel printing materials for these emerging applications. 

Project 2: Sprayable construction material for 3D printing

Supervisor: Associate Professor Wong Teck Neng
Co-supervisor: Assistant Professor Qian Shunzhi

Sprayable concrete or shotcrete have been commonly used in the construction of tunnel linings, earth retaining walls, etc for many years. Yet sprayable construction material for 3D printing is a relatively new concept for decorative, architectural or sculptural application in buildings and structures. Material ingredient selection, rheological tailoring, processing, material deposition, bonding behaviour to the substrate all need to be carefully examined before a sprayable material can be successfully developed for 3D printing application. This PhD project will cater for the immediate needs of this emerging field and application in the building and construction industry.

Project 3: Bioprinting and tissue engineering via microfluidics technology 

Supervisor: Associate Professor Yeong Wai Yee

In this project, an ultrafine microfluidics system will be utilized to deposit biomaterials and cells. 
The project includes developing the governing physics of cell jetting, formulation of materials for microfluidics printing and also developing a proof of concept tissue printing applications.
This is an interdisciplinary project involving physics, materials, cell culture and tissue engineering. 

NEWRI Graduate Scholarship

Project: 3D printing of multi-porosity ceramic membranes for process intensification

Supervisor: Associate Professor Yeong Wai Yee
Co-supervisor: Assistant Professor Chong Tzyy Haur

Ceramic membranes are widely used in liquid filtration and waste treatment. Conventional ceramic membranes are homogeneous in microstructure and multiple membrane systems with different porosity and pore size have to be used in a typical process flow. This is usually associated with increased cost and process inefficiency. 

3D printing is new manufacturing technology that allows freeform custom design and low cost fabrication at low production volume. With recent development in 3D printable ceramic materials, there is an opportunity to apply 3D printing to the design and fabrication of new ceramic membranes. Therefore, we propose to 3D print a multi-porosity ceramic membrane for process intensification. In this research, design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of the new ceramic membranes will be carried out.