Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Tan Ming Jen

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

Phone: +65 67905582
Office: N3 02B 53
Assoc 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 200 publications in various international journals and also has more than 150 publications in international conference proceedings and book chapters. His research has over 5000 citations (Source: Scopus 2018). To date he has attracted over S$90 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
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
  • 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
  • Programme: Building and Construction
  • Superplastic-like Forming of Magnesium Alloys
Selected Publications
  • 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.
  • Panda, B., Paul, S. C., & Tan, M. J. (2019). Anisotropic mechanical performance of 3D printed fiber reinforced sustainable construction material. Materials Letters, 209, 146-149.

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