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Dr. TAN Wui Siew

Scientist III/Programme Manager, Functional Surfaces Programme


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department

+65 6416 8913

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

Research Details

  • Functional Surfaces:
  •     - Intelligent, responsive surfaces
        - Surface patterning and chemical functionalization
  • Controlled surface wettability and surface bio-interactions (protein, bacteria and cells)
  • Nanoimprinting and hybrid patterning techniques
  • Layer-by-layer assembly for (pH, temperature, salt) responsive functions
  • Surface chemical functionalization with brushes (zwitterionic, mixed systems)
  • Creating Functional Micro- and Nano- Structured Surfaces for Bio-applications
  • Self-cleaning Oil Repulsive Surfaces
  • Development of an infection resistant urinary catheter functionalized by antimicrobial peptides
  • 2013 – current: Head of Soft Surface and Interfaces Laboratory
  • 2013 – current: Deputy Head of Patterning and Fabrication Group
  • 2012 – 2013: Industry Consortium on Nanoimprint, Project 4 Project Leader 
  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Program in Polymer Science and Technology,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
  • BSc Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), IL, USA
  • 2012: Asia NanoTech Camp Best Poster Award
  • 2012: Asia NanoTech Camp Best Group Presentation Award
  • 2011: MIT Polymer Senior Achievement Honorable Mention Poster Award
  • 2002-2005: Engineering Dean’s List, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • 2004: 3M Polymers Award for outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 2003: Lucille and Charles Wert Award for outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 2002: Agency for Science Technology and Research National Science Scholarship
  • Co-Chair of 5th Molecular Materials Meeting, Singapore, Aug 3-5, 2015.
  •     - Symposium Chair of Intelligent Surfaces Session
  • Member of American Chemical Society
  • W. S. Tan, Lewis, C., Horelik, N., Pregibon, D., Doyle, P.S., and Yi, H., Hierarchical Assembly of Viral Nanotemplates with Encoded Microparticles via Nucleic Acid Hybridization, Langmuir, 2008, 24 (21), 12483–12488
  • A. C. Miller, A. Bershteyn, W. S. Tan, P. T. Hammond, R. E. Cohen and D. J. Irvine. Block Copolymer Micelles as Nanocontainers for Controlled Release of Proteins from Biocompatible Oil Phases, Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10 (4), 732–741
  • W. S. Tan, Robert E. Cohen, Michael F. Rubner, Svetlana A. Sukhishvili. Temperature-Induced, Reversible Swelling Transitions in Multilayers of a Cationic Triblock Copolymer and a Polyacid, Macromolecules 2010 43 (4), 1950-1957
  • W. S. Tan, Zhichen Zhu, Svetlana A. Sukhishvili, Michael F. Rubner, Robert E. Cohen, Effect of Block Copolymer Architecture on the Thermally Induced Swelling of Micelle-Containing Multilayer Thin Films, Macromolecules 2011, 44 (19), 7767–7774
  • W. S. Tan, Yi Du, Lunet E. Luna, Yassine Khitass, Robert E. Cohen, and Michael F. Rubner. Templated Nanopores for Robust Functional Surface Porosity in Poly(methyl methacrylate), Langmuir 2012, 28 (37), 13496-13502
  • Yi Du, Lunet E. Luna, W. S. Tan, Michael F. Rubner, Robert E. Cohen. Hollow Silica Nanoparticles in UV−Visible AntiReflection Coatings for Poly(methyl methacrylate) Substrates, ACS Nano 2010 4 (7), 4308-4316
  • Metal sheet mould mounting and easy exchange mechanism for roll-to-roll nanoimprinting, TAN Wui Siew, KOH Teng Hwee, SG Patent Application No.: 10201401285W
  • Resin Reservoir System for Inkjet Dispense of UV Curable Resins for Roll-to-Roll Imprinting, TAN Wui Siew, KOH Teng Hwee, SG Patent Application No.: 10201401283V

  • Last updated on : 04 Sep 2017 07:03 PM