Neoh, Koon Gee
Neoh, Koon Gee
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, 
National University of Singapore
The Central Area, Singapore
Phone: 65162176


BSc (Chem. Eng.) MIT 1976; ScD (Chem. Eng.) MIT 1980



Research Interest

Surface/molecular engineering of biomaterials to achieve specific host-cell interactions; Antimicrobial materials; Bioactive materials for tissue engineering; Nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Professional Activities:

Professional Experience

11/80 – 11/84      Senior Scientist, Avco Everett Research Lab, USA

12/84 – present   Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assoc. Professor, Professor, NUS

Selected Current Professional Activities:

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Langmuir
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Polymer Science
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Bioactive Surface Functionalisation, J. Applied Polymer Science
  • Scientific Advisor, Polymer Electronics Research Centre, University of Auckland

Honors and Awards:

  • Association of MIT Alumnae Scholastic Award 1976
  • NUS Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award 1993, 1994, 1995
  • National Science Award 1996
  • NUS Staff Achievement Award 1997
  • Honorary Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Honorary Professor at Southeast University, China
  • Japan Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment Fellowship 2007



  1. Hu, X. Neoh, K.G., Shi, Z.L., Kang, E.T., Poh, C.K., Wang, W., “An In vitro Assessment of Titanium Functionalized with Polysaccharides Conjugated with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor for Enhanced Osseointegration and Inhibition of Bacterial Adhesion”, Biomaterials 31 (2010) 8854-8863.
  2. Hu, X. Neoh, K.G., Zhang, J., Kang, E.T., Wang, W., “Immobilization Strategy for Optimizing VEGF’s Concurrent Bioactivity Towards Endothelial Cells and Osteoblasts on Implant Surfaces”, Biomaterials 33 (2012) 8082-8093.
  3. Neoh, K.G., Kang, E.T., “Combating Bacterial Colonization on Metals via Polymer Coatings: Relevance to Marine and Medical Applications”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 3 (2011) 2808-2819.
  4. Wang, R. Neoh, K.G., Shi, Z.L., Kang, E.T., Tambyah, P.A., Chiong, E., “Inhibition of Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on Medical Grade Silicone Surface”, Biotech. Bioeng. 109 (2012) 336-345.
  5. Neoh, K.G., Hu X.F., Zheng, D., Kang, E.T., “Balancing Osteoblast Functions and Bacterial Adhesion on Functionalized Titanium Surfaces”, Biomaterials 33 (2012) 2813-2822.
  6. Li., M., Neoh, K.G., Xu, L., Wang, R., Kang, E.T., Lau, T., Dariusz, P.O. Chiong, E., “Surface Modification of Silicone for Biomedical Applications Requiring Long Term Antibacterial, Antifouling and Haemocompatible Properties”. Langmuir 28 (2012) 16408-16422.
  7. Hu, X., Neoh, K.G., Shi, Z.L Kang, E.T., Wang, W.E.J,, “An in vitro Assessment of Fibroblast and Osteoblast Response to Alendronate-Modified Titanium and the Potential for Decreasing Fibrous Encapsulation. Tissue Eng. 19 (2013) 1919-1930.
  8. Neoh, K.G., Shi, Z.L Kang, E.T., “Anti-adhesive and Antibacterial Polymer Brushes”. In Biomaterials Associated Infection Immunological Aspects and Antimicrobial Strategies, Ed. F.Moriarty, S.A.J. Zaat, H.J. Busscher, 405-434. New York: Springer, 2013.




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