Academic Profile
Assoc Prof Tan Chuan Seng
Assistant Chair (Graduate Studies), School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
 
 
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 
College of Engineering 



Email: TANCS@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 5636 
Office: S2-B2c-85 
Education
  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2006
  • MEng National University of Singapore 2001
  • BEng (Electrical) (Hons) University of Malaya 1999
Biography
Chuan Seng Tan received his B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia, in 1999. Subsequently, he completed his M.Eng. degree in advanced materials from the National University of Singapore under the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) program in 2001. He then joined the Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore, as a research engineer where he worked on process integration of strained-Si/relaxed-SiGe heterostructure devices. In the fall of 2001, he began his doctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, and was awarded a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2006. He was the recipient of the Applied Materials Graduate Fellowship for 2003-2005. In 2003, he spent his summer interning at Intel Corporation, Oregon. He joined NTU in 2006 as a Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellow and since July 2008, he is a holder of the inaugural Nanyang Assistant Professorship. In February 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (with tenure). His research interests are semiconductor process technology and device physics. Currently he is working on process technology of three-dimensional integrated circuits (3-D ICs). He edited a book on “Wafer Level 3-D ICs Process Technology” and it was published by Springer (ISBN 978-0-387-76532-7). A second edited volume entitled “3D Integration of VLSI Systems” was published by Pan Stanford Publishing (ISBN 978-981-4303-81-1) in fall 2011. He has numerous publications on 3-D technology. He provides his service as committee member for International Conference on Wafer Bonding, IEEE-3DIC, IEEE-EPTC, IEEE-ECTC, ECS-Wafer Bonding, and ISTDM. He is an associate editor for Elsevier Microelectronics Journal (MEJ). He is a member of IEEE.

Check out a recent demonstration of a 3D MEMS-CMOS chip (for motion sensing) designed, fabricated and packaged in his group: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpYXEEsE2_E

Check out a project by his students on bicycle phone charger: http://youtu.be/KQptIDgOaGQ
Research Interests
On wafer 3-D/Vertical Integration of ICs, Group-IV Hetero-epitaxy and Devices
Research Grant
  • A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (2013-2016) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
  • A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council - Public Sector Funding (2012-2015) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
  • Defence Research and Technology Office (DRTech) (2013-)
  • NRF Competitive Research Program (2014-2019) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
  • NTU Internal Funding - EEE (2013-2014) [by School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering]
  • SMA Graduate Fellowship Research Supplement (2013-2017) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre (2014-2015) [by Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)]
Current Projects
  • 3D Wafer Stacking with Considerations on Low Thermo-mechanical Stress and Efficient Heat Dissipation
  • Big-data Computing System: A 3-D IC Perspective
  • High Throughput 3D IC Stacking with Solder-less Cu Bonding
  • III-V/Si Multi-Junction Solar Cells
  • Metallic Nanoparticles Enabled Low Temperature Processes for Interconnections in Flexible Electronics and 3D Electronics Packaging
  • SMA Graduate Fellowship Research Supplement - Bao Shuyu
  • SMA Graduate Fellowship Research Supplement - Wei Mengyao
  • Si and Ge MIR Materials and Passive Devices (Programme Title: A Cutting-edge Silicon Based Mid-IR Photonics Platform for Emerging Communication and Sensing Applications)
  • Sub Project 3 - CMOS and MEMS Integration via TSV-less Stacking for Smart Micro-Sensor Application
  • Sub-project 1 - CMOS-MEMS Integration
  • Thermal Management for Integrated Electronics Systems
  • Three Dimensionally Stacked MEMS Realized with Low temperature Cu-Cu Diffusion Bonding
  • Vertical Integration of MEMS and ASIC
Selected Publications
  • L. Zhang, L. Peng, H. Y. Li, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong, and C. S. Tan. (2012). Operating TSV in Stable Accumulation Capacitance Region by Utilizing Al2O3-Induced Negative Fixed Charge. IEEE Electron Device Letters, , 10.1109/LED.2012.2190968.
  • Y. H. Tan, G. Y. Chong, and C. S. Tan. (2012). Direct bonding of Ge-Ge using epitaxially grown Ge-on-Si wafers. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, , DOI: 10.1149/2.017201jss.
  • J. Fan, L. Peng, K. H. Li, and C. S. Tan. (2012). Wafer-Level Hermetic Packaging of 3D Microsystems with Low Temperature Cu-to-Cu Thermo-compression Bonding and Its Reliability. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, , doi:10.1088/0960-1317/22/10/105004.
  • Zhang, R. I Made, H.Y. Li, S. Gao, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong, and C. S. Tan. (2011). Spatial Variation of TSV Capacitance and Method of Stabilization with Al2O3-Induced Negative Fixed Charge at the Silicon-Liner Interface. IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM).
  • L. Peng, H. Y. Li, D. F. Lim, S. Gao, and C. S. Tan. (2011). High Density 3D Interconnect of Cu-Cu Contacts with Enhanced Contact Resistance by Self-Assembled Monolayer (SAM) Passivation. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, , 10.1109/TED.2011.2156415.
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