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Dr. TAN Chin Yaw

Scientist II/ Deputy Dept Head, Advanced Characterisation and Instrumentation/ Deputy Prog Mgr, S&T


Advanced Characterisation and Instrumentation (ACI) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634.

Research Details

  • Piezoelectric transducers and sensors; Surface Acoustics Wave sensors; Ferroelectric and high temperature superconductor materials and devices.
  • Piezoelectric devices and sensors
  • Surface Acoustics Wave sensors
  • Passive thin film microwave devices
  • Thin film fabrication by sputtering and pulsed laser ablation
  • Microwave characterization of materials and devices
  • Characterization at cryogenic temperature
  • Noise mitigation with piezoelectric transducers
  • 2014 - now
Scientist II, IMRE
  • 2011 - 2014
Scientist I, IMRE
  • 2007 - 2011
Research Engineer, IMRE
  • 2006 - 2007
Research Fellow, Centre for Superconducting and Magnetic Materials
  • 2006 - 2001
Research Engineer, Centre for Superconducting and Magnetic Materials
  • Ph.D in Physics, National University of Singapore, 2006
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, National University of Singapore, 1998
  • B.Sc. in Physics and Computational Science, National University of Singapore, 1997
  • 2000 - now
Member, IEEE

    Y Jiang, CY Tan, SY Tan, MSF Wong, YF Chen, L Zhang, K Yao, SKE Gan, C Verma and YJ Tan, “SAW sensor for Influenza A virus detection enabled with efficient surface functionalization”, SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 209, 78-84, 2015.

    SR Oh, TC Wong, CY Tan, K Yao and FEH Tay, “Fabrication of piezoelectric polymer multilayers on flexible substrates for energy harvesting”, SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 23 (1) 015013, 2014.

    WT Soh, CY Tan and CK Ong, “Novel Coplanar Waveguide Circulator using Metallized Yttrium Iron Garnet Disk”, MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 55 (9) 2143-2145, 2013.

    S Shanmugavel, K Yao, TD Luong, SR Oh, YF Chen, CY Tan, A Gaunekar, PHY Ng and MHL Li, “Miniaturized Acceleration Sensors With In-Plane Polarized Piezoelectric Thin Films Produced by Micromachining”, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL,  58 (11) 2289-2296, 2011.

    Y Zheng, GX Ni, CT Toh, CY Tan, K Yao and B Ozyilmaz, “Graphene Field-Effect Transistors with Ferroelectric Gating”, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 105 (16) 166602, 2010.

    Y Liu, CY Tan, ZW Liu, CK Ong, “Microstructure and high frequency properties of nanogranular CoAlO thin films”, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 101 (2) 023912, 2007.

    CY Tan and CK Ong, “Planar tunable HTS microwave filter with patterned ferroelectric thin film”, SUPERCONDUCTOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 19 (2) 212-216, 2006.

    Y Liu, LF Chen, CY Tan, HJ Liu, CK Ong, “Broadband complex permeability characterization of magnetic thin films using shorted microstrip transmission-line perturbation”, REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 76 (6) 063911, 2005.

    CY Tan, LF Chen, KB Chong and CK Ong, “Nondestructive microwave permittivity characterization of ferroelectric thin film using microstrip dual resonator”, REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 75 (1) 136-140, 2004.

    CY Tan, LF Chen, J Lu, XS Rao, CK Ong, “Cross-coupled dual-spiral high-temperature superconducting filter”, IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, 13 (6) 247-249, 2003.

K Yao, TC Wong, SSY Oh, CY Tan and L Zhang, “A Method For Forming A Piezoelectric Device”, Singapore patent no. 2012069050, issued on 02/07/2015.

K Yao, Z Shen, CY Tan, YF Chen and L Zhang, “A wireless piezoelectric accelerometer for vibration monitoring”, PCT Patent Application PCT/SG2015/050068, filing date 10/4/2015.

K Yao, SC Lai and CY Tan, “A Battery-less accelerometer”, SG Patent Application No. 10201501411X, filing date 26/2/2015.

K Yao, CY Tan, Y Jiang, YF Chen, SY Tan and L Zhang, “A Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor for Influenza Detection”, PCT patent application no. PCT/SG2014/000588, filing date 10/12/2014.

K Yao, Z Shen, S Chen, L Zhang and CY Tan, “Direct Write Acoustic Transducers and Method for Structural Health Monitoring”, Singapore patent application no. 10201408061Q, filing date 3/12/2014.

CK Ong and CY Tan, “Patterned ferroelectric thin films for microwave devices”, US patent no. 7465354, issued on 16/12/2008.

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