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Dr. TEE Chee Keong Benjamin

Scientist I


IMRE staff with Adjunct Appointment in University/Industry, Electronic Materials (ELE) Department


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

Research Details

My goal is to become a leader in constant innovation in science, technology and business to create economic value and impact. I thrive in cross-disciplinary research collaborations to create breakthrough technology platforms. I have strong expertise in wearable electronic sensors such as flexible and stretchable electronic sensor skins based on different sensing modalities: capacitive, resistive, piezo-, ferro-electric materials for consumer and healthcare devices.


·         Nano/Micro-fabrication of Electromechanical devices (MEMS)

·         Organic and inorganic semiconductor physics

·         Medical device innovation

Electronic sensor skins

Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) Oct 2015 - present

Stanford Biodesign Global Innovation Fellow (Singapore) Jan 2014-Oct 2015

Co-founder, Privi Medical Pte Ltd

Intern, Amazon Lab126

Intern, Synaptics Inc

PhD Electrical Engineering – December 2013

MS Electrical Engineering – September 2006 - July 2007

BS (Summa cum laude) Electrical Engineering – September 2003 - July 2006


TR35, MIT Technology Review Top Innovators under 35, 2015

·         Selected as one of 35 TR35 Innovators under 35 worldwide by MIT Technology Review

Third Prize, Hackathon@SG 2015

·         Won third prize ($3000 cash prize) for Singapore’s largest hackathon organized by IDA for a mobile application project on improving early cancer screening rates


TR35@Singapore Award, MIT Technology Review Top Innovators under 35, Asia Pacific 2015

·         Selected as one of only ten awardees named as TR35 Innovators under 35 from Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand


NTUC Income Future Starter 100K Challenge, Winner, November 2014

·         Sole winner of $100,000 cash prize out of 300 teams


Gold Award - Graduate Student Award, Materials Research Society Spring Conference, April 2013

·         Selected as gold award winner after rigorous judging process out of more than 120 international graduate students applicants


Silver Medal – Science as Art, Materials Research Society Spring Conference, April 2013


Biomaterials Student Presentation Award - Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, April 2012


Gold Medal – Science as Art, Materials Research Society Spring Conference, April 2012


Honorable Mention, Stanford Business Association of Entrepreneurs Product Showcase


Academy Award, Outstanding Student Research Competition, September 2011

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC)

·         1st out of all 26 finalists selected from 200+ applicants from top international universities including MIT, Princeton, Cambridge, etc.

·         The academy award is the highest award achievable for the competition


Gold Award, Outstanding Student Research Competition, September 2011

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC)

·         1st out of seven finalists in the Physics and Chemistry of Materials Category


Best Poster Award, Stanford OJF Research Poster Presentation, Stanford University, 2010

National Science Scholarship, Agency of Science Technology and Research, SingaporeMildred and Steele Bailey Prize, College of Engineering, University of Michigan

·         Awarded for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and community


EECS Outstanding Research Award, University of Michigan

·         Awarded for excellent research work carried out under Professor David Martin on organic semiconductor characterization

·         One of only two awarded annually in the department


EECS Senior Scholar, University of Michigan

·         Awarded despite junior standing


James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan

·         Awarded for consistently outstanding academic performance in consecutive semesters

Materials Research Society, Member

Phi Beta Kappa, Member

IEEE, Member

1.       A Skin-Inspired Organic Digital Mechanoreceptor, B. C-K. Tee*, A. Chortos*, A. Berndt*, et al., Science, 350, 313–316 (2015).


2.       Flow-enhanced solution printing of all-polymer solar cells, Y. Diao, Y. Zhou, T. Kurosawa, Leo Shaw, C. Wang, S. Park, Y. Guo, J. A. Reinspach, K. Gu, X. Gu, B. C.K. Tee, C. Pang, H. Yan, D. Zhao, M. F. Toney, S. C.B. Mannsfeld, Z. Bao, Nature Communications, accepted in press, May 2015.


3.       Shape-Controlled, Self-Wrapped Carbon Nanotube Three-Dimensional Electronics, H. Wang, Y. Wang, B. C-K. Tee, K. Kim, J. Lopez, W. Cai, and Z. Bao, Advanced Science, 2, 1500103, 2015


4.       Continuous Wireless Pressure Monitoring and Mapping with Ultra-Small Passive Sensors for Health Monitoring and Critical Care, Nature Communications, L. Chen*, B. C-K. Tee*, et al. (*equal contribution), 5, 5028, 2014


5.       Tunable Flexible Pressure Sensors using Microstructured Elastomer Geometries for Intuitive Electronics, B. C-K. Tee et al., Advanced Functional Materials 24, 5427–5434, 2014


6.       An electrically and mechanically self-healing composite with pressure- and flexion-sensitive properties for electronic skin applications, B. C-K. Tee*, C. Wang*, R. Allen, Z. Bao, Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 825–832, 2012 | Featured on Science Magazine, BBC, ABC, NatGeo (*equal contribution)


7.       Flexible polymer transistors with high pressure sensitivity for application in electronic skin and health monitoring, G. Schwartz, B. C-K. Tee, et al., Nature Communications, 4, 1859, 2013


8.       Solution coating of large-area organic semiconductor thin films with aligned single-crystalline domains, featured in Y. Diao, B. C-K. Tee, et al., Nature Materials, 12, 665–671, 2013 | Selected as cover page for print issue and Featured on Nature Material’s News and Views.


9.       Tuning the threshold voltage of carbon nanotube transistors by n-type molecular doping for robust and flexible complementary circuits. H. Wang, P. Wei, Y. Li, J. Han, H. R. Lee, B. D Naab, N. Liu, C. Wang, E. Adijanto, B. C-K Tee, et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(13), 4776–4781, 2014


10.    Electronic Properties of Transparent Conductive Films of PEDOT:PSS on Stretchable Substrates D. J. Lipomi, J. A. Lee, M. Vosgueritchian, B. C-K. Tee, J.A. Bolander, & Z. Bao, Electronic Properties of Transparent Conductive Films of PEDOT:PSS on Stretchable Substrates. Chemistry of Materials, 24(2), 373–382. 2012


11.    The Evolution of Electronic Skin (E-Skin): A Brief History, Design Considerations, and Recent Progress, ML Hammock, A Chortos, B. C-K. Tee, JBH Tok, Z Bao, Advanced Materials, 25 (42), 5997-6038, 2013 – Review article


12.    Skin-Like Sensors of Pressure and Strain Enabled by Transparent, Elastic Films of Carbon Nanotubes, D.J. Lipomi*, M. Vosgueritchian*, B. C-K. Tee* et al., Nature Nanotechnology, 1–6, 2011 (*equal contribution)


13.    SCB Mannsfeld, B. C-K Tee, et al., Highly sensitive flexible pressure sensors with micro-structured rubber dielectric layers, Nature Materials 9, 859–864, 2010 | Featured on Nature News and Views.


14.    Chemical and Engineering Approaches To Enable Organic Field-Effect Transistors for Electronic Skin Applications, Sokolov, A.N., B. C-K. Tee, et al., Accounts of Chemical Research, 2011 – Review article


15.    Transparent, Optical, Pressure-Sensitive Artificial Skin for Large-Area Stretchable Electronics, M. Ramuz, B. C-K. Tee, J. B.-H.Tok, Z. Bao, Advanced Materials, 24, 3223-3227, 2012


16.    High-Performance Transistors and Complementary Inverters Based on Solution-Grown Aligned Organic Single-Crystals, H. Li*, B. C-K. Tee*, et. al. , Advanced Materials, 24, 2588–2591, 2012 (*equal contribution).


17.    Stretchable Organic Solar Cells, D.J. Lipomi, B. C-K. Tee, M. Vosgueritchian, & Z. Bao, Advanced Materials, 23, Issue 15, 1771–1775, 2011


18.    Micro-imprinted prism substrate for self-aligned short channel organic transistors on a flexible substrate, J. Jeon, B. C.-K. Tee, B. Murmann, and Z.Bao, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 043301, 2012


19.    Elastomer-based pressure and strain sensors (Book Chapter), B. C-K. Tee, et. al., Stretchable Electronics, edited by T. Someya, Wiley & Sons, ISBN-10: 3527329781

1.       Pressure Sensing Apparatuses and Methods, Z Bao, S Mannsfeld, J Lockin, BCK Tee, Full patent filing, Granted.

US Patent App. 13/229,324, 2011; WO Patent 2,012,034,121, 2012


2.       Self-healing composites and applications thereof, Benjamin Chee-Keong Tee, Chao Wang, Hui Wu, Yi Cui, Zhenan Bao, PCT/US2013/069326


3.       Interface Apparatus And Methods, Z Bao, BCK Tee,  – Full patent filing, US Patent App. 13/229,338, 2011; WO Patent 2,012,034,122, 2012, Granted


4.       Nanostructures With Strain-Induced Resistance, Darren Lipomi, Michael Vosgueritchian, Chee-Keong Tee, Sondra Hellstrom, Zhenan Bao, Provisional patent filing, US 14/060,364, Granted


5.       Coated substrate apparatus and method, Z Bao, Y. Diao, S Mannsfeld, BCK Tee, H. Becceril, Y. Zhou, US 14/263,864, PCT Phase


6.       Electrical Biosensor for Detecting Drugs in a Bodily Fluid, and Method and System for Same, O. Knopfmacher, BCK Tee, M. Vosgueritian, R. Fisher, US Provisional filing


7.       Passive and wireless pressure sensor, Chee-Keong Tee, Lisa Chen, Zhenan Bao, Darren Lipomi, Michael V. McConnell, H.S. Philip Wong, Ada Shuk Yan Poon, US 14/285,495


8.       R. Dharmawan, P. Raja, BCK Tee, C. Wang, Hemorrhoid treatment device, Provisional filing Singapore


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