Keat Ghee Ong

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  • Associate Department Chair and Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Technological Innovations in Health
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky

Biography

Keat Ghee Ong is a 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

  • Implantable sensors
  • Wireless sensors
  • Biomedical devices for human physiological measurements
  • Regenerative medicine