|Assoc Prof Tan Ming Jen |
Deputy Head, Division of Manufacturing Engineering
Division of Manufacturing Engineering
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6790 5582
- DIC PhD University of London, Imperial Coll. 1989
- BSc(Eng)(Hons) ARSM University of London, Imperial Coll. 1985
|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 The Anderson School (UCLA) and Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in the United States of America.
Dr Tan has more than 110 publications in various international journals and also has more than 100 publications in international conference proceedings and book chapters. His research has over 1200 citations on a search of 94 research papers (Source: Scopus, as of 1st May 2010). To date he has attracted over S$2 million research and development funds from various government funding agencies, industries and international sources as Principle Investigator, and over S$6 milion including as a collaborator. He has been consulted regularly by local industries for solving material problems and providing solutions.
He is currently Director of the M.Sc. (Mechanics and Processing of Materials) Programme. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computational Materials Science & Surface Engineering, and Archives of Materials Science and Engineering, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.
|Materials - Light Alloys (Aluminium, Titanium, Magnesium);
Processing - Extrusion, Powder Metallurgy, Superplastic Forming;
Modelling - Material Behaviour and Forming
|Current Projects |
- Computational nanomechanics and nanotubes modelling
- Effect of Composite Coatings on the Corrosion Properties of Magnesium Alloys for Implant Applications
- Formability of Specialised Materials
- Hybrid Superplastic Forming with Selective Heating System
- Y. C. Lam, N. K. Tran, C. Y. Yue, and M. J. Tan. (2011, January ). Surface roughness, hardness and strength of an aluminium mold fabricated by hot embossing. Paper presented at Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, Perth, Australia.
- N. K. Tran, Y. C. Lam, C. Y. Yue, and M. J. Tan. (2011, January ). Aluminum alloy 7075 mold for manufacturing polymeric micro-devices. Paper presented at in Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (AMN) and Asian-Pacific International Symposium on Lab on Chip (APLOC), Sinagpore.
- Lam, Y.C., Tran, N.K., Yue, C.Y., Tan, M.J. (2011). New deformation phenomenon for micro-formability of polycrystalline materials. Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure And Processing, 528(3), 1906-1909.
- Liao Jinzhi, Tan Ming Jen, Idapalapati Sridhar. (2010). Spark Plasma Sintered Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites. Materials & Design, 31(S1), 96-100.
- Tran NK, Lam YC, Yue CY, Tan MJ. (2010). Manufacturing of aluminum alloy mold for micro hotembossing of polymeric microdevices. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20(5), 055020.