Leong Kah Fai is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He obtained his B.Eng. (Mech.) with Honours from the National University of Singapore in 1981 and M.Sc. degrees in Engineering Product Design and Mechanical Engineering, both from Stanford University in 1987. Prior to joining NTU, he has worked several years as a product development engineer and designer in the industries. He was awarded the Merit Award in 1994 and Distinguished Award in 1997 for his contributions to the national standardization program.
His research interests are in 3D additive manufacturing, tissue engineering, sport technology, product design and design science. He has co-authored five books, published several book chapters and more than 150 papers in international journals, conferences, and seminars in these areas. His publications has been cited more than 4,100 times in SCI and his H-index is 27. He has been invited as keynote speaker for a number of premier conferences and has acted as reviewers for several journals, including Trends in Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping Journal, etc. He is also the winner of the Emerald Highly Commended Award in Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2007.