|Tay Beng Kang belonged to Nanyang Technological Institute’s pioneer graduating batch of 1985. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from the National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), in 1989 and 1999, respectively. Dr Tay has been a Faculty Member of NTU since 1992, where he began his academic career as Lecturer, and then was promoted to Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor. From 1999 to 2005, he concurrently held the appointment of Sub-Dean, Alumni Affairs, in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE). In 2003, Dr Tay was awarded the NTU Alumni Service Award and in 2005, he was appointed as the Associate Chair (Administration) in the School of EEE. In 2008, Dr Tay was appointed as the Associate Chair (Research) in the School of EEE.
Dr Tay is the Program Director of Diamond/Diamond-Like Carbon and Nanoelectronics Research Groups and Chairman of several committees. He has many years of experience in Thin Film Technology, especially in Tetrahedral Amorphous Carbon, Nanocomposite Carbon, and Carbon Nanotubes. Dr Tay has designed and built more than 4 research Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc systems which are still in use today. Dr Tay has published more than 150 papers in international journals. He has jointly invented an industrially viable Film Deposition System, based on Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc Technology, and is a Co-Inventor with 10 international patents. His research team was awarded the ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Award and the National Technology Award, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, for outstanding R&D contributions relating to a new Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc Technology. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) and the Technical Editor for the EE publications of IES. Recently his team won the 2007 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award for their work in Nano-engineered Carbon Hybrid Systems.
|B K Tay's research in the plasma processing of materials spans over 12 years and has resulted in over 280 publications. Prof Tay's computed h-index is 27 with SCI citations of 1900 (excluding self). He performed the most comprehensive investigation of the effect of ion energy on the properties of tetrahedral amorphous carbon, of which one paper has been cited 100 times since 1996. Prof Tay and co-workers successfully completed detailed studies into the science and engineering of plasma processes in filtered cathodic vacuum arc technology which overcame serious shortcomings in this technique including problems in controlling the film deposition rate and film uniformity. This resulted in 9 patents based on filtered cathodic vacuum arc technology. He jointly-invented an industrial viable film deposition system where it is currently being used by storage media industries to deposit hard coatings for the production of hard disk drives. This work led him and his co-workers to win the coveted ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Award and the highly prestigious National Technology Award (Singapore) in 1997 and 2000 respectively for outstanding and pioneering R&D contributions on a new filtered cathodic vacuum arc technology. Prof Tay has performed pioneering research in plasma ion immersion implantation and deposition which resulted in the development of novel nanostructured materials, metal nanocomposites and nanoclusters. Recently his team won the 2007 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards for their work in Nano-engineered Carbon Hybrid Systems.
His research work is now focused on the applications of the FCVA technology, which includes diamond-like carbon, metal oxides and embedded nanocluster films and extending into various technological areas such as thin film coatings, field-emission displays to MEMS, nanoelectronics and biotechnology. Currently he is supervising 6 PhD students.
1. D.W. M. Lau, D. G. McCulloch, M. B. Taylor, J. G. Partridge, D. R. McKenzie and N. A. Marks, E.H. T. Teo and B. K. Tay, Abrupt Stress Induced Transformation in Amorphous Carbon Films with a Highly Conductive Transition Phase, Phys Rev Lett, 100, 176101 (2008).
2. Edwin. H. T. Teo, Wendy. K. P. Yung, D. H. Chua & B. K. Tay, A Carbon Nanomattress: A New Nanosystem with Intrinsic, Tunable, Damping Properties, Adv. Mater, Vol. 19, No. 19, pp. 2941-2945 (2007).
3. Yang Y, Sun XW, Tay BK, et al. Twinned Zn2TiO4 spinel nanowires using ZnO nanowires as a template, Adv. Vol. 19 (14): 1839 (2007)
4. Tay BK, Zhao ZW, Chua DHC, Review of metal oxide films deposited by filtered cathodic vacuum arc techniques, Materials Science & Engineering R-Reports, 52 (1-3): 1-48 (2006)
5. J. Y. Sze, B. K. Tay, C. I. Pakes, , D. I. Jamieson and S. Prawer, Formation of Ni nanoparticles in an ion-modified polymer, J. Appl. Phys., 98, 066101 (2005)
6. D. G. McCulloch, J. L. Peng, D. R. McKenzie, S. P. Lau, B. K. Tay and D. Sheeja,Mechanisms for the behaviour of carbon films during annealing, Physical Review B, 70, 8 (2004)
7. T. L. Schiller, D. Sheeja, D. R. McKenzie, D. G. McCulloch, S. Burn, D. S. P. Lau and B. K. Tay, Plasma immersion ion implantation of poly(tetrafluoroethylene), Surface and Coatings Technology 177 -178, 483-488 (2004)
8. Shi X, Tay BK, Tan HS, et al. Transport of vacuum arc plasma through an off-plane double bend filtering duct, Thin Solid Films, 345 (1): 1-6 (1999)
9. Tay BK, Shi X, Tan HS, et al. Raman studies of tetrahedral amorphous carbon films deposited by filtered cathodic vacuum arc, SCT 105 (1-2): 155-158 (1998)
10. Xu S, Tay BK, Tan HS, et al. Properties of carbon ion deposited tetrahedral amorphous carbon films as a function of ion energy, Journal of Applied Physics, 79 (9): 7234-7240, (1996)
- 3D Wafer Stacking with Considerations on Low Thermo-mechanical Stress and Efficient Heat Dissipation
- Big-data Computing System: A 3-D IC Perspective
- Carbon-Based Packaging for High Power RF Circuits
- Investigation of Interfaces between Carbonaceous Nanostructures
- Multifunctional Carbon Based Materials for Nanopackaging
- Nano Antenna Array
- New 2D Atomic Materials Towards Thermal and Flexible Nanoelectronics
- Next Generation of Autonomous Multifunctional Sensors for Environmental Monitoring
- Rational Design of Carbon Nanotube Interconnects
- Rational Design of Carbon-Nanotube Interconnects
- Relooking at interfaces between Carbonaceous Nanostructures: Reducing Thermal Boundary Resistance
- Two-Dimensional Materials for Advanced Infrared Sensor Application
- N. Xu, S. H. Tsang, E. H. T. Teo, B. K. Tay. (2013). Formation of thick textured carbon film using filtered cathodic vacuum arc technique. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, .
- C. C. Yap, L. Hong, W. L. Chow, C. X. Lu, B. K. Tay and E. H. T. Teo. (2013). Identifying the mechanisms of P-to-N conversion in unipolar graphene field-effect transistors. Nanotechnology, .
- Majid Kabiri Samani, Xing-Zhao Ding, Narjes Khosravian, George Chen, Dominique Baillargeat, Beng Kang Tay. (2013, January ). Thermal Conductivity of CrAlSiN Nanocomposite Coatings using Pulsed Photothermal Reflectance Technique. Paper presented at The 6th International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings.
- Khosravian. N, Samani. M.K, Loh. G.C, Chen. G.C.K, Baillargeat. D, Tay, B.K. (2013). Molecular dynamic simulation of diamond/silicon interfacial thermal conductance. Journal of Applied Physics, 113(2).
- Y. Fan, Q. Zhang, CX Lu, QZ. Xiao, XH. Wang, B. K. Tay. (2013). High performance carbon nanotube-Si core-shell wires with a rationally structured core for lithium ion battery anodes. Nanoscale, 5(4), 1503-1506.