Researcher Portfolio

Nemeth Sandor (Dr)
Principal Research Engineer II
+65 6419 7422
Joining Technology

Dr Sandor Nemeth joined SIMTech in 2001 and had been working primarily in the area of coating development for industrial applications in co-operation with Singapore based companies covering work using of sol gel processes. His main activities are now focused on joining and related issues, including adhesive development. Previously, Dr Nemeth worked at the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board (now TÜV-SÜD PSB) in the areas of adhesive and coating formulations, material characterisation and material failure analysis. His academic and industrial experience includes surface modification and characterisation work at Virginia Commonwealth University (USA) and additive development at Texaco Inc (USA) and Ethyl Petroleum Additives Inc. (USA, now Afton Chemical).

Research Interest:
  • Development of conductive inks and adhesives for emerging applications, surface modification and coating application. 
  • Sol-gel processes for nanostructured and nanocomposite materials. 
  • Biocompatible materials development.

PhD (Chemistry, 1994, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA).



  1. C. S. Teo, J. Zhang, S. Nemeth, W. P. Goh, “Fluid”, GB2536795, (2016).
  2. Sandor Nemeth, “Preparation and Use of Silver Nanoparticles”, SG193665, (2013).
  3. P. L. Lee, G. Cnossen, M.R. Boehmer, S. Nemeth, P.J. Werkman, “Layer for use in a domestic appliance”, WO 2005115056, (2005).
  4. S. Nemeth, M.R. Boehmer, G. Cnossen, “Thermally Resistant Adhesive”, WO 2004092294 A1, (2004).

Selected Publications:

  1. S. Kaabi Falahieh Asl, S. Nemeth, M. J. Tan, "Novel biodegradable calcium phosphate/polymer composite coating with adjustable mechanical properties formed by hydrothermal process for corrosion protection of magnesium substrate”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 104B, (2016), p. 1643
  2. S. Kaabi Falahieh Asl, S. Nemeth, M. J. Tan, "Improved corrosion protection of magnesium by hydrothermally deposited biodegradable calcium phosphate coating", Materials Chemistry and Physics, 161, (2015), p. 185
  3. S. Kaabi Falahieh Asl, S. Nemeth, M. J. Tan, "Mechanism of calcium phosphate deposition in a hydrothermal coating process", Surface & coatings Technology, 270, (2015), p. 197
  4. S. Kaabi Falahieh Asl, S. Nemeth, M. J. Tan, "Hydrothermally Deposited Protective and Bioactive Coating for Magnesium Alloys for Implant Application", Surface & Coatings Technology, 258, (2014), p. 931
  5. S. Nemeth, Y.C. Liu, "Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Sol–gel Derived Films as a Function of Composition and Thermal Treatment", Thin Solid Films; 517, (2009), p. 4888
  6. S. Nemeth, "Modelling of the Scratch Resistance of Particle Filled Sol-gel Coatings on Aluminium", Thin Solid Films, 516, (2008), p. 5355
  7. V. Vangani, J. Duhamel, S. Nemeth, T.-C. Jao; "Study of a Polymeric Network by Dynamic Fluorescence Quenching Using a Blob Model"; Macromolecules, 32, (1999), p. 2845.
  8. S. Nemeth, T.-C Jao, J. H. Fendler; "Distribution of Functional Groups Grafted onto an Ethylene-Propylene Copolymer"; Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics; 34, (1996), p. 1723.
  9. Z. Horvolgyi, S. Nemeth, J.H. Fendler; "Monoparticulate Layers of Silanized Glass Spheres at the Water-Air Interface: Particle-Particle and Particle-Subphase Interactions"; Langmuir; 12, (1996), p. 997.
  10. Z. Horvolgyi, S. Nemeth, J.H. Fendler; Spreading of Hydrophobic Silica Beads at Water-Air Interfaces"; Colloids and Surfaces, 71, (1993), p. 327.