Keat Ghee Ong

Keat Ghee Ong

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Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering

Director, Biotechnology Research Center

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky

Biography

Keat Ghee Ong received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1997, 1998, and 2000, respectively. He was a research associate in the Pennsylvania State University from 2001 to 2002, and the chief scientist in Sentech Corporation, State College, PA, in 2002-2004. He continued his research as the chief scientist in KMG2 Sensors Corporation in State College, PA, until 2006. Currently, he is an associate professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. His areas of expertise include implantable biosensors and biological sensing materials and devices. He is also working on magnetism, rf, and acoustic-based sensors, magnetoelastic materials, nanoporous metal oxides and carbon nanotubes, and measurement technique and instrument automation. Ong is an editor of Sensor Letters. He is the author of three book chapters, and over 70 publications in archival journals and conference proceedings, and multiple patents.

Research Interests

  • Biomedical devices for human physiological measurements
  • Biosensors for biotoxin and microbial detection
  • Wireless implantable sensors
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Magnetism and magnetic materials

Publications

  • Ee Lim Tan, Brandon D. Pereles, Keat Ghee Ong (2010) A Wireless Embedded Sensor based on Magnetic Higher-order Harmonic Fields: Application to Liquid Pressure Monitoring, IEEE Sensors, In Press
  • Brock E. Horton, Brandon D. Pereles, Ee Lim Tan, Keat Ghee Ong (2009) A wireless, passive pH sensor based on magnetic higher-order harmonic fields, Sensor Letters, 7, 599-604
  • Brandon D. Pereles, Ranyuan Shao, Ee Lim Tan, Keat Ghee Ong (2009) A wireless flow sensor based on magnetic higher-order harmonic fields, Smart Materials and Structures, 18, 095002
  • Ee Lim Tan, Brandon D. Pereles, Ranyuan Shao, Keat Ghee Ong (2009) A wireless implantable sensor for in vivo blood pressure monitoring, Sensor Letters, 7, 59-63
  • L. P. Janka, S. Jang-Stewart,, A. Hembolt, K. G. Ong, R. M. Rajachar (2008) Characterization of chitosan coated magnetoelastic materials for use in percutaneous implants, Design of Medical Devices Conference, ASME, Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 2, 027505-1 pages
  • Ee Lim Tan, Keat Ghee Ong (2008) A wireless, passive strain sensor: Application to in vivo monitoring of compressive forces at knee implants, Design of Medical Devices Conference, ASME, Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 2, 27551-1 pages
  • Brandon D. Pereles, Keat Ghee Ong (2008) A wireless, passive sensor for monitoring the pressure of an abdominal aortic aneurysm sac, Design of Medical Devices Conference, ASME, Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 2, 27557-1 pages