Ean Hin Ooi

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Mechanics of sutured and non-sutured wound healing
Gold nanorods photothermal therapy for liver cancer
Development of a biomechanical framework for tumour microenvironment
Development of a computational prediction tool for thermal therapy outcome


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Dr Ooi heads the Computational Modelling team. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology, Malaysia and his Doctor of Philosophy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research experience include research positions in School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Wessex Institute of Technology and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford. Dr Ooi is an Associate Editor for the journal Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine and Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. He is also a technical consultant with Ascend Technologies Ltd, United Kingdom.

His primary research interests are to use mathematical and computational modelling to understand different biophysical and physiological phenomena related to thermal ablation therapy and tissue biomechanics. He also retains an interest in the development of mesh reduction numerical methods.


Research interests

Dr Ooi’s research interest focuses on elucidating fundamental mechanisms of various biophysical and physiological problems that are related to healthcare through mathematical and computational modelling. These studies are aimed at facilitating the diagnosis of diseases, improving treatment techniques and formulating solutions to unanswered medical problems.

Dr Ooi is actively involved in the understanding of thermal ablation treatment of cancer, such as radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. Mathematical and computational modelling techniques are used not only to understand the physiological responses of tissues to heat, but also to optimize the treatment outcome of these different treatment modalities. He also applies his expertise to study other disease diagnosis and treatment, including chornic kidney disease detection using shear wave elastography and sonothrombolysis.

Dr Ooi maintains a strong interest in the development of mesh reduction numerical methods, such as the boundary element method and meshless methods. He is one of the pioneers of the meshless technique, radial basis integral equation method that utilizes integral equations and radial basis functions to solve partial differential equations.

Monash teaching commitment

  • MEC2405 - Thermodynamics
  • MEC3456 - Engineering Computational Analysis
  • MEC3828 - Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Systems
  • MEC4401 - Final Year Project
  • MEC4402 - Final Year Project-Thesis

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Award Date: 30 Nov 2009

Research area keywords

  • biomedical engineering
  • numerical analysis
  • Cancer therapy
  • Computational Modeling
  • Diagnostic markers
  • Mathematical Modeling (Medical)
  • Biomechanical research
  • Digital Health

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