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About Us

Universal Technology Centre (UTC) is a knowledge-based organisation, which was founded by a team of Chartered Engineers/ Professional engineers with multi-disciplines and accreditations and proven track records. Our expert areas include:
  1. failure analysis and forensic accident investigation
  2. damage analysis and investigation services
  3. corrosion analysis/investigation and prevention
  4. fire and explosion investigation
  5. expert witness for technical litigtion and insurance claims
  6. building & industrial design
  7. condition assessment, inspection & quality improvement
  8. continuing professional education/training
UTC had been approved by Singapore government, Expenditure and Procurement Policy Unit and qualified for government projects in EPU/SER/34 (consultancy) and EPU/SER/35 (training) with single contract value up to S$1,000,000.

UTC’s technical competence, high quality reliable reports had been well recognised by many government agencies and societies including Ministry of Defence (Singapore), Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Korean), Public Utilities Board (PUB), The Straits Times, SBS Transits DTL, High Court, State Courts, China Taiping Insurance, Rajah & Tann (Layer Firm), WongPartnership Lawyer Firm), Universal Terminal (Oil and Gas), etc.

Professional Engineers Board (Singapore) had approved UTC as course organiser in professional training (PEB/APP/CO-00455). After attending UTC's accredited courses, professional engineers can be awarded professional development units (PDU) for fulfilling the requirements of Professional Engineers Board.

Our key experts had provided these services to reginal countries and beyond, including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korean, The Netherland, Italy, etc.

Mission and vision


To provide reliable and value added solutions in highly efficient and cost effective way to make contributions to the clients and society.


To be one of leading organisations in specific service areas and preferred industrial partners.

Your benefits with our strength

  • - Reliable results and solutions - UTC’s team consists of experts in multiple-disciplines with more than 30 years relevant experience.
  • - Cost saving – UTC staff directly work with clients, which significantly reduces the costs incurred by heavy overheads and administration, especially in those large organisations.
  • - Short turnaround time - UTC's decision makers are technical experts, no unnecessary administrative interruptions are involved in the works. UTC’s staff have abundant relevant experience and solve issues fast.

UTC ensures our clients to receive reliable results and solutions in more efficient and cost effective approach, therefore the issues can be solved fast and effectively. UTC’s reports can stand up in any occasions including technical litigation in courts.

To better serve our clients, UTC strategically allies with research institutes and accredited laboratories to leverage their expertise and advanced facilities.

UTC is committed to strive for excellence by adding values to our clients.

Management Profile

Executive Director
Dr YU Yonghe, George

PhD in Material Science, NUS
M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, NUS
M.Eng in Materials Sci & Eng, XJTU
Chartered Engineer registered in Engineering Council (UK)
Executive Committee Member of The Institute of Materials (East Asia)
Member of National Association of Fire Investigators (USA)
API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector, American Petroleum Institute (USA)
Technical assessor/expert of Singapore Accreditation Council

Dr YU has more than 35 years of industrial work and research experience related to failure analysis, accident investigation, fire investigation, corroion engineering, condition assessment, product development/ upgrading, quality improvement, facility assessment/ inspection, materials and structure evaluation as well as expert witness in litigation and insurance claim for various industrial sectors including aerospace, marine, electronic & microelectronics, petrochemicals, building & construction. He had worked as Senior Principal Consultant and Asst Vice Precident in Singapore Productivity and Standards Board (PSB) and TUV SUD PSB for 18 years, and ever in charge of operation of Failure Analysis Centre. Dr YU has been included in Who’s Who in the World (Marquis Publication, USA) since 2010, and featured in Top views of The Straits Times.
Click here to download Dr YU's CV.

Relevant Experience

As Principal Investigator, Dr YU successfully led and completed more than 1000 projects including failure analysis, fire investigation and accident investigation on damages of amusement rides (roller coaster vehicle & track), major train disruptions/accidents (power supply, vehicles, rails), accidents of cranes, aerospace engine damages, CNG taxi (car) fire and explosions, automotive steering system failure, lift wire rope breakage, landing gear system failure, hovercraft accidents, failures in gas and steam turbines, notebook computer burning, failures in jack-up rigs, extra-hydrogen release in huge batteries of Submarine, pipe corrosion in Jack-up rig, failures of PCB, PCBA, LCD, passive components and IC, damages in power generators, heat exchanger burst and pipe leakage in oil refinery plants, submarine power cable damages, microprocessor malfunction, transformer fire, explosion of power distribution system, large ship-lifting system cracking, failures and accidents in building and structures etc.
As lead author, Dr YU published more than 40 technical papers in referred international journals and conferences.
Dr YU had involved in many technical litigation and attended courts as expert witness. He was ever engaged by Ministry of Transportation (MOT)"> and Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) for forensic investigation on major disruptions of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)and attending public hearing as key expert witness.
Dr Yu had shared his views to relevant authorities on root cause(s) of massive MRT breakdown on July 7, 2015, just days after the incidents. His views were later published on Top of views of (A4) in The Straits Times on July 30, 2015, which coincided with the findings and conclusions made by overseas expert team in more than three weeks after the incidents.