Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Yong Ken Tye

Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Assoc Prof Yong Ken Tye

Dr. Yong is an Associate Professor and Provost’s Chair in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. He obtained his PhD degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo in 2006. Currently, his research group interests include engineeringnanomaterials for biophotonic and nanomedicine applications, nanotoxicity andpharmacokinetics of nanoparticles, fabricating miniaturized devices for drugdelivery, developing nanosensors for biodetection, and creating devices fornanophotonics studies.
Research Interests
- nanotechnology approaches for cancer detection and therapy
- multifunctional nanoparticles or quantum dots for biomedical and nanomedicine applications
- biocompatible MEMS devices for activated therapies
- pharmacokinetics and toxicity from nanoparticle-based delivery systems
- novel biomaterials with controlled properties for targeted delivery/gene therapy
- nanomaterials for solar and optoelectronic applications
Current Projects
  • Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals for High-order Multiphoton Microscopy
  • Multimode optical fiber-based NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) sensor using UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy
  • Provost’s Chair in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Yong Ken Tye)
  • Saline Water Batteries for Bio-implantable Devices In the Eye System
  • Synthetic Pigments With Spectral Selectivity
  • Two-Dimensional Nanomaterial-based Metasurfaces for enhanced Plasmonic Sensing
Selected Publications
  • W.Qi, X.Huang, D.Ho, S.Yoo, K.T.Yong, F.Luan. (2016). Micro-structured Inline Optical Fiber Structure for Dispersion Control and Coherent Supercontinuum Generation. IEEE Photonics Journal, 8(3).
  • Xiaosheng Huang, Wenliang Qi, Daryl Ho, Ken-Tye Yong, Feng Luan, and Seongwoo Yoo. (2016). Hollow core anti-resonant fiber with split cladding. Optics Express, 24(7), 7670-7678.
  • T. L. Cheung, L. Hong, N. Rao, C. Yang, L. Wang, W. J. Lai, H. J. Chong, W. C. Law, and K. T. Yong. (2016). The non-aqueous synthesis of shape controllable Cu2−xS plasmonic nanostructures in a continuous-flow millifluidic chip for the generation of photo-induced heating. Nanoscale, 8(12), 6609-6622.
  • Jing Zhu, Tianxun Gong, Atcha Kopwitthaya, Rui Hu, Wing-Cheung Law, Indrajit Roy, Huijie Huang, Ken-Tye Yong. (2013). Synthesis of PEGylated gold nanorods (Au NRs) as absorption nanoprobes for near-infrared optical imaging. RSC Advances, early view.
  • Peiyi Song, Danny Jian Hang Tng, Rui Hu, Guimiao Lin, Ellis Meng, Ken‐Tye Yong. (2013). An Electrochemically Actuated MEMS Device for Individualized Drug Delivery: an In Vitro Study. Advanced Healthcare Materials, Early view(DOI: 10.1002/ad).

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