Aarhus Universitets segl

Subburaj Karupppasamy



2022MTEI (Tech. Entrepreneurship & Innovation), Saint Mary’s University, Canada
2010Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
2005M.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering), Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
2003B.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering), Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India

Academic Appointments

2023–Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
2014–2022Asst. Professor, Engineering Product Development Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
2017–2022 Adjunct Faculty, Center for Innovation, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
2010–2014Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA
2009–2010Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering Technology Incubation Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Administrative Appointments (Selected)

2018–2019Chair, Pillar’s Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Accreditation Committee
2016–2022Lead, Healthcare Engineering and Design Track, Engineering Product Development Pillar, SUTD
2016–2020Co-Lead, Design with Developing Word – Grant Challenge, MIT-SUTD International Design Centre
2015–2022Member, Health and Biomedical Research Panel, SUTD Institutional Review Board

Scientific Supervisor Experience

5 Ph.D. Students (5 Completed)
2 Postdocs (2 Completed)
6 Master Students (6 Completed)
4 Research Engineers (4 Completed)
11 B.Eng. + M.D. Students (7 design projects)
45 Undergraduate research students (24 design projects)

Student Highlights

Dr. Shriram Duraisamy (Assistant Professor - Mech. Engineering, American University in Dubai)
Dr. Alok Patra (Scientist, A* Bioprocessing Institute, Singapore)
Ms. Cheryl Low (CTO) and Mr. Neo Theng Tat (CEO) - Co-founders of Scratchbac Inc., Singapore (Master Students)
Mr. Darius Chow (CEO), Co-founder of Makeyverse Inc., Singapore (Research Engineer)

Teaching Assignments

2018–202230.123 Healthcare Product Design (Developed, Lead, UG/PG, 45 Students, 7th Term), SUTD
2015–202230.007 Engineering Design Innovation (Co-Lead and Instructor, UG, 120 Students, 5th Term), SUTD
2015–20173.007 Introduction to Design (Instructor, UG, 50 Students, 2nd Term),

Research Grants

03/2021 - 05/2022
Safety System to Reduce Guidewire Retention in Central Venous Catheterization Procedure
Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. Rajkumar Chandran, CGH)
Launching HEalthcare StArtups & Products (LEAP)

Individualized Assessment of Osteoporotic Spine Fracture Risk
Role: International Collaborator (PI: Jan Kirschke, TU Munich)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

01/2020 – 06/2020
Design of an Assistive Device for a Patient Affected by Acute Paralytic Poliomyelitis
Role: PI
SUTD-MIT International Design Center

EMBRACE: Real-time Fall Risk Assessment, Detection, and Management in the elderly
Role: PI
SGP Healthcare Sector Development Grant

06/2019 – 05/2021
MimiCare: Design of a Wearable Monitoring System to Improve Rehabilitation Therapy
Role: PI
Entrepreneurship GAP Fund

01/2019 – 05/2019
Smart Physiological Health Signal Monitoring for Neonates
Role: PI
NCS-SingTel (Healthcare Product Design)

12/2017 – 11/2018
Design and Development of 3D-Printed Forequarter Arm Prosthesis
Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. Trevor Binedell, TTSH)
National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC

10/2017 – 10/2019
Design and Development of Smart Spirometer
Role: Co-PI (PI: Dr. Alexander Binder, SUTD)
Surgery ACP Technology & Design Multi-Disciplinary Development Grant

10/2017 – 09/2020
Exploring the inflammatory biomarkers in the progression of knee OA
Role: Co-I (PI: Dr. Leung Katy, SGH)
National Medical Research Council - CS Grant

09/2017 – 08/2018
Design and manufacturing innovations in China and Singapore
Role: Co-PI (PI: Dr. Jianxi Luo, SUTD)
SUTD-ZJU Joint Collaboration Research Grant

01/2017 – 12/2019
InnoGPS: A System for Design Opportunity Conception
Role: Co-PI (PI: Dr. Jianxi Luo, SUTD)
SUTD-MIT International Design Centre - Research Grant

04/2016 – 03/2018
Design of 3D Ultrasound Imaging System for Hand Trauma
Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. D.A. McGrouther, SGH)
Surgery ACP Strategic Joint Research Fund

01/2016 – 03/2019
Design and Development of Knee Unloader Brace
Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. Dave HY Lee, CGH)
CGH-SUTD Health Tech Innovation Fund

01/2016 – 12/2017
Image-guided Intra-operative Tracking of Kidney Stones
Role: Co-I (PI: Dr. Tan U-Xuan, SUTD)
CGH-SUTD Health Tech Innovation Fund

05/2015 – 04/2016
Kinetics and Kinesiology Instrumentation System
Role: Co-PI (PI: Dr. Soh Gim Song, SUTD)
SUTD-MIT International Design Centre - Infrastructure Grant

01/2015 – 12/2017
Design Computation Methods for Biomechanical Studies of Musculoskeletal Structure Role: PI (Co-I: Dr. Thomas Baum, TU Munich)
SUTD Start-up Research Grant

09/2011 – 08/2015
Contact mechanics, neuromuscular control, and cartilage in the knee
Role: Co-I (PI: Dr. Rich Souza, UCSF)

01/2011 – 12/2011
Short-term effects of running on MR relaxation of knee cartilage and meniscus Role: PI (Mentor: Dr. Sharmila Majumdar, UCSF)
UCSF Radiology Pilot Grant