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Dr. TAY Siok Wei

Scientist III/ Deputy Dept Head, Polymer Composite


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


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

Research Details

  • Surface modification
  • Functional coating
  • Carbon fiber modification
  • Functional inorganic membrane
  • Magnetic nanoparticles


  • Characterisation of materials using XRD, XPS, SEM, TGA, DSC, DMA, VSM, UV and FTIR
  • Solution chemistry fabrication- Sol gel technique, Metallo-organic decomposition
  • Surface chemistry analysis
  • Functional inorganic membrane
  • Corrosion resistance and anti-scratching coating
  • Superhydrophobic coating
  • Anti-coking surface modification
  • Conductive carbon fiber reinforced composite

Aug’06 – current              Scientist

  • PhD (Chemical Engineering), National University of Singapore, 2006.
  • BEng. (Chemical Engineering), National University of Singapore, 2002.

  • Y.-H. Ng, S. W. Tay and L. Hong, Formation of icephobic surface with micron-scaled hydrophobic heterogeneity on polyurethane aerospace coating, ACS Applied Materials and Interface, 10, 43, 37517-37528, 2018.
  • Z. Xing, S. W. Tay, Y. –H. Ng and L. Hong, Porous SiO2 hollow spheres as a solar reflective pigment for coatings, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9, 17, 15103-15113, 2017.
  • Y.-H. Ng, S. W. Tay and L. Hong, Donut-like hybrid latex comprising discrete thermoplastic lobe and thermosetting shell, Polymer, 98, SI, 252-262, 2016.
  • Z. Xing, S. W. Tay, Y. –H. Ng and L. Hong, Solar heat reflective coating formed of polystyrene chains bearing 4-vinylpyridine-rich end segments, Polymer, 87, 170-180, 2016.
  • H. Z. Wang, S. W. Tay, R. Hong, P. K. Pallathadka and L. Hong, From the solvothermally treated poly(vinylidenefluoride) colloidal suspension to sticky hydrophobic coating, Colloid and Polymer Sci., 292, 2014.
  •  B. Guo, S. W. Tay, Z. –L. Liu and L. Hong, Assimilation of highly porous sulfonated carbon nanospheres into Nafion Matrix as proton and water reservoir, International J. of Hydrogen energy, 37, 19, 14482-14491, 2012.
  •  B. Guo, S. W. Tay, Z. –L. Liu and L. Hong, Embedding hollow polymer microspheres with hydrophilic shell in Nafion matrix as proton and water microreservoir, Polymers, 4, 3, 1499-1516, 2012.
  • S. W. Tay, L. Hong and Z. –L. Liu, The role of metallo-organic chelating ligand in the preparation of ferromagnetic La2O3-SrO-Co3O4 nanocomposite, Mater. Chem. & Phys., 113, 994-1002, 2009.
  • S. W. Tay, X. –H. Zhang, Z. –L. Liu, L. Hong and S. H. Chan, Composite Nafion ® membrane embedded with hybrid nanofillers for promoting direct methanol fuel cell performance, J. Membrane Sci., 321, 2, 139-145, 2008.
  • S. W. Tay, L. Hong and Z. –L. Liu, A study of interface-sustained ferromagnetism in 1/2(1-x)Ln(2)O(3)-xSrO/1/3Co(3)O(4) nano-composite, J. Colloid and Interface Sci., 306, 2, 433-439, 2007.
  • S. W. Tay, L. Hong and Z.-L. Liu, Generation of high spin state in the spinel Co3O4 nano-domains through interfacial induction, Materials Chem. Phys., 100, 1, 60-67. 2006.

1.      W. Thitsartarn, S. W. Tay, Q. F. Lim and C. –B. He, Conductive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite, IMR/P/11039/00/SG

2.      W. Thitsartarn, S. W. Tay, C. C. J. Yeo and Q. F. Lim, Method to enhance coating adhesion on composite surface, IMR/P/10385/01/PCT.

3.     L. Hong, Y.-H. Zheng, S. W. Tay, Aqueous chemical polishing and surface restructuring to construct a coke resistant ferrous steel surface, PCT/SG2015/050359.

4.     L. Hong, S. W. Tay, S. Y. Wong, Anti-scratch coating composed of two interlocked hybrid polymer networks with chain-to-particle connection, SG Application 10201403496W.

5.     J. M. Chin, J. Yang, H. Y. Tan, Y. N, Sum, S. W. Tay, Dielectric heating for regeneration of dry liquid based sorbent, PCT/SG2015/050075.

6.     J. M. Chin, S. W. Tay, X. J. Loh, Y. X. Tan, T. T. Tan, J. –W. Xu, Evaporative cooling by hydrogels, SG Patent Application No. 10201407256S.

7.      L. Hong, S. W. Tay, P. K. Pallathadka, Y. –H. Ng, Developing a superhydrophobic surface on top of the polyurethane aerospace coating layer, PCT/SG2014/000456.

8.     J. M. Chin, S. W. Tay, J. –W. Xu, Y. X. Tan, Dry liquids gas adsorption and purification, PCT/SG2014/000222.

9.     J. M. Chin, S. W. Tay, X. –B. Wang, J. –W. Xu, T. S. A. Hor, Method for formation of nanoparticles with photo responsive wettability and their uses  thereof, PCT/SG2014/000056.

10.  X.-H. Zhang, L. Hong, S. W. Tay and Z.-L. Liu, X. H. Zhang, L. Hong, Z. –L. Liu and S. W. Tay, A Novel Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Method of Forming, PCT/SG2011/000020.


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