Keat Ghee Ong

Keat Ghee Ong

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Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Technological Innovations in Health

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

Biography

Keat Ghee Ong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Kentucky in 2000. In 2006, he started his academic career in Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University as an Assistant Professor. Ong has an active research program in the areas of implantable sensors, wireless sensors, electronic devices, and magnetoelastic materials. He was involved in the development and implementation of a number of wireless sensor technologies including the magnetoelastic resonant sensors and inductive-capacitive resonant circuit sensors for biomedical applications. Currently, Ong focuses on the development of “smart implants”, which are based on wireless sensor/actuator platforms that not only can monitor physiological conditions in real time, but also react and adapt to changes for improving treatment outcomes.

Ong has produced numerous publications and presentations in biomedical, sensors and materials related journals and conferences. Over his 16 years of research career, he has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical journals and conference proceedings. He is on the editorial board of Science Letters. Ong also served as the graduate program director in the Biomedical Engineering department from 2011 to 2015, and as the director of Life Science and Technology Institute from 2013-2015. In 2016, he received an endowed professorship, the Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Technological Innovations in Health, to help Michigan Tech to improve medical commercialization and integrate research activities with the local community.

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

  • Andrew DeRouin, Nina Pacella, Chunfeng Zhao, Kai-Nan An, Keat Ghee Ong, “A wireless sensor for real-time monitoring of tensile force on sutured wound sites,” IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 63(8), pp. 1665-1171, 2016.
  • Andrew DeRouin, Keat Ghee Ong, “Multi-parameter sensing with a single magnetoelastic sensor by applying loads on the null locations of multiple resonant mode,” Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 25(3), 030544, 2016.
  • Nina Pacella, Andrew DeRouin, Brandon Pereles and Keat Ghee Ong, “Geometrical modification of magnetoelastic sensors to enhance sensitivity,” Smart Materials and Structures, 24, 025018, 2015.
  • Brandon Pereles, Andrew DeRouin, Keat Ghee Ong, “Partially loaded magnetoelastic sensors with customizable sensitivities for large force measurements,” IEEE Sensors, vol. 15(1), pp. 591-597, 2015.
  • Meng-Hsien Lin, Jonathan Anderson, Rattapol Pinnaratip, Hao Meng, Shari Konst, Andrew J. DeRouin, Rupak Rajachar, Keat Ghee Ong, Bruce P. Lee, “Monitoring the long-term degradation behavior of biomimetic bioadhesive using wireless magnetoelastic sensor,” IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 62(7), pp. 1838-1842, 2015.
  • Hal R. Holmes, Andrew DeRouin, Samantha Wright, Thomas A. Lograsso, Trevor M. Riedemann, Rupak M. Rajachar, Keat Ghee Ong, “Biodegradation and biocompatibility of mechanically active magnetoelastic materials,” Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 23, 095036, 2014.
  • E. Vlaisavljevich H. R. Holmes, E. L. Tan, Z. Qian, S. Trierweiler, K. G. Ong, R. M. Rajachar, “Magnetoelastic vibrational biomaterials for real-time monitoring and modulation of the host response,” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1093-1104, 2013.
  • Brandon D. Pereles, Thomas Dienhart, Thadeus Sansom, Kyle Johnston, Keat Ghee Ong, “A wireless, passive load cell based on magnetoelastic resonance,” Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 21, 075018, 2012.