Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Tan Ming Jen

Director, HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Prof Tan Ming Jen

Dr Tan Ming Jen attended Anglo-Chinese School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore and received both his B.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D. from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. He was Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Kyoto University in 1991, Science & Technology Agency (STA) Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (A.I.S.T., M.I.T.I.), Tsukuba, Japan 1992-93, Visiting Scientist at Columbia University (2003) and Fulbright Scholar (2004) at both UCLA and Northwestern University in the U.S.

Dr Tan has more than 250 publications in various international journals and also has more than 160 publications in international conference proceedings and book chapters. His research has over 7500 citations (Source: Google Scholar, 2020). To date he has attracted over S$95 million research and development funds from various government funding agencies, industries and international sources as Principal Investigator. He has been consulted regularly by local industries for solving material problems and providing solutions.

He is up to recently, the Programme Director (Building & Construction) at the Singapore Centre of 3D Printing (SC3DP), and currently Director of the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab. Since 2019, he has been on the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production.
Research Interests
Materials - Light Alloys (Aluminium, Titanium, Magnesium);
Processing - Extrusion, Powder Metallurgy, Superplastic Forming;
Modelling - Material Behaviour and Forming
Current Projects
  • 3D Printing for Building and Construction
  • Clad Wires For Medical Applications - Processing, Characterisation And Properties
  • Computational nanomechanics and nanotubes modelling
  • Development of 3D Printing with Recycled Glass
  • Development of 3D printable cementitious materials with recycled glass
  • Effect of Composite Coatings on the Corrosion Properties of Magnesium Alloys for Implant Applications
  • Fabrication of Nano-composites Using Friction Stir Processing
  • Formability Improvement of Lightweight Alloy
  • HP Corp Lab Common Activities (HP)
  • HP Corp Lab Common Activities (IAF-ICP)
  • HP Corp Lab Common Activities (NTU)
  • HP Corp Lab Overhead Recovery
  • Pillar 1-3DP Programme (HP)
  • Pillar 1-3DP Programme (IAF-ICP)
  • Pillar 1-3DP Programme (NTU)
  • Pillar 2-AI Programme (HP)
  • Pillar 2-AI Programme (IAF-ICP)
  • Pillar 2-AI Programme (NTU)
  • Pillar 3-Cybersecurity Programme (HP)
  • Pillar 3-Cybersecurity Programme (IAF-ICP)
  • Pillar 3-Cybersecurity Programme (NTU)
  • Programme: Building and Construction
  • Superplastic-like Forming of Magnesium Alloys
Selected Publications
  • Yiwei Weng, Shaoqin Ruan, Mingyang Li, Liwu Mo, Cise Unluer, Ming Jen Tan, Shunzhi Qian. (2019). Feasibility study on sustainable magnesium potassium phosphate cement paste for 3D printing. Construction and Building Materials, 221, 595-603.
  • Panda, B., Singh, G. B., Unluer, C., & Tan, M. J. (2019). Synthesis and characterization of one-part geopolymers for extrusion based 3D concrete printing. Journal of Cleaner Production , 220, 610-619.
  • Panda, B., Ruan, S., Unluer, C., & Tan, M. J. (2019). Improving the 3D printability of high volume fly ash mixtures via the use of nano attapulgite clay. Composites Part B: Engineering, 165, 75-83.
  • Panda, B., & Tan, M. J. (2019). Rheological behavior of high volume fly ash mixtures containing micro silica for digital construction application. Materials Letters, 237, 348-351.
  • Panda, B., Lim, J. H., & Tan, M. J. (2019). Mechanical properties and deformation behaviour of early age concrete in the context of digital construction. Composites Part B: Engineering, 165, 563-571.

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