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Ms. CHEN Shilin

Senior Specialist I


Structural Materials (STR) Department

+65 63194818

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

Research Details

  • Polymer composites and adhesives

  • Functional / Stimuli-responsive materials and surfaces

  • Polymer and adhesive processing and characterization

  • Design, prototyping and sample fabrication

  • Surface modification of fillers for composite applications

  • Nanoparticle synthesis, modification and characterization

  • Silicon and nickel mold synthesis and characterization

Projects Completed

  • AFM of Complex Channel Phase I (Industrial Project with IHI Corporation)

  • Development of Flexible Elastomeric Induction Heater With Directional Heat Transfer

  • Development of Rapid Bacteria Testing Method and Evaluation of Existing Bacteria Detection Methodologies

  • Need for Flame Retardant Adhesives for Composite Structures (Industrial Project with Honeywell)

  • Reprocessing Runner Waste Into Molded Products – A Feasibility Study (T-Up Industrial Project with Banshing Industrial Co. Pte. Ltd.)

  • Design of Portable Air-Conditioning System

  • Characterization of Powder Coating and Dye Particles to Determine Compatibility, Mixing Homogeneity and Properties

  • Feasibility Study of Mold-Cleaning Rubber Sheet

  • Carbon Fibers From Lignin

  • Transparent Active Food Packaging

  • Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Automotive Applications

  • Improve Production Efficiency Through MFI Test Analysis (T-Up Industrial Project with Banshing Industrial Co. Pte. Ltd.)

  • Development of High Performance Ternary Polymer Composites for Automotive Applications

  • High Resolution Nickel Molds for Polymer Fabrication of 3D and Nanometer Scale Devices

  • Near Infrared Emitting Nanocomposite Inks for Solar Spectrum Converters

  • Ag-Clay Nanocomposites for Antibacterial Coatings

  • Nano-silvers with Tailored Structures as Thermal Conductivity Enhancement Fillers

  • Scale-up of High Quality Ternary Quantum Dots


Projects In Progress

  • Automated Cementing Solution (A*STAR-Rolls Royce-SAESL Joint Lab Project)


  • Auto Blasting, Cleaning and Masking for Metal Spray (A*STAR-Rolls Royce-SAESL Joint Lab Project)



  • July 2017 – To-date                  Senior Development Engineer, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre
    (Singapore) (Joint Appointment)

  • Apr 2016 – To-date                  Senior Specialist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)

  • Apr 2014 – Mar 2016              Specialist II, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)

  • Sept 2013 – Aug 2016             Innovation Associate, Materials Centre of Innovation, Institute of Materials Research
                                                        and Engineering (Singapore)

  • May 2007 – Mar 2014            Specialist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)

  • M.Eng, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008

  • B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2005

  • Specialist Diploma in Microbiology, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore, 2016

2005 - 2007                                    EDB - NUS Scholarship for Nanoengineering   
  1. T.H.L. Nguyen, S. Chen, N.K. Elumalai, M.P. Prabhakaran, Y. Zong, C. Vijila, S.I. Allakhverdiev and S. Ramakrishna. (2013). Biological, chemical, and electronic applications of nanofibers. Macromolecular Materials And Engineering, 298, 822 – 867. DOI: 10.1002/mame.201200143.

  2. S. Wang, S. Chen, Q. Wei, X. Zhang, S.Y. Wong, S. Sun and X. Li. (2015). Bioinspired synthesis of hierarchical porous graphitic carbon spheres with outstanding high-rate performance in lithium-ion batteries. Chemistry of Materials, 27, 336 – 342. DOI: 10.1021/cm504042s.

  1. Y. Zong, R. Ravindranath, S. Chen. Method of making a conductive paste. (US Patent Application No.: US61/144,373)

  2. G. Y. Teo, Y. Zong, C. B. He, S. Chen. Process of forming silver nanoparticle composites & silver nanoparticle composites obtained therefrom. (IMRE Reference: 200951)

  3. X. Li, C.B. He, H. Gu, S.Y. Wong, S. Chen. Polyamide/glass-fiber/clay ternary composites with high strength, modulus and impact resistance. (US Patent No.: US 9,803,079 B2; SG Patent No.: 11201503859R)

  4. K.M. Ansari, S. Chen, C.Y.L. Tan, I. Rodriguez. A new method for fabrication of porous metal membranes utilizing pits formation in electroplating. (US Patent No.: US 9,636,639 B2; SG Patent No.: 11201504860P)

  5. X. Li, C.B. He, S. Wang, S.Y. Wong, S. Chen. Electrospun Carbon Fibrous Mats from Lignin and Their Application as Electrode Materials for Energy Storage. (US Patent Application No.: 14/890,410; SG Patent No.: 11201509283X)

  6. X. Li, Y.Y. Chieng, S.Y. Wong, S. Chen, C. Ren. Polymer Composites with UV Shielding, Barrier and High Bonding Strength. (US Patent Application No.: 14/910,628; SG Patent Application No.: 10201801067U)

  7. H. Gu, S. Chen, T. Lin. Rubber Composition for Cleaning Metal Mold of Semi-Conductor Molding Device and Method for Use. (ETPL Reference: IMR/Z/08734; IMRE Reference: 201439)

  8. Y. Liu, J. Teng, F.L. Yap, H. Ye, S. Chen. TechSkin. (SG Patent Application No.: 10201500326R)

  9. Y.W. Leong, M. Sharman, Y. Pan, S. Chen. Stretchable and Breathable Pre-preg Laminate Composite. (US Patent Application No.: 15/551,899; SG Patent Application No.: 11201706687U)

  10. L. Sutarlie, S. Y. Ow, S. Chen, X. Su. Nanomaterial-based Bacterial Sensors. (PCT Patent Application No.: PCT/SG2018/050137)

  11. Y. W. Leong, S. Wang, S. Chen. Induction Heatable, Flexible and Stretchable Elastomeric Composite With Directional Heat Transfer (ETPL Reference: IMR/Z/10188; IMRE Reference: 2017006)

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