Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Tan Kwan Wee (Chen Guangwei)

Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Asst Prof Tan Kwan Wee (Chen Guangwei)

Kwan Wee TAN is an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University, M.Eng. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. from the National University of Singapore, and B.Eng. from Nanyang Technological University, all in materials science and engineering. He had also conducted research at the University of Oxford as a visiting student in October 2011. Prior to joining NTU, he was a SMART Scholar at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (2015–2017), a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University (2014–2015), and a research engineer at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (2009).
Research Interests
Kwan Wee TAN is interested in the design and generation of programmable, functional structured materials and systems that are promising for both existing and emerging applications. He plans to explore new integrated approaches using self-assembly as the basis, which would enable rapid scalable synthesis of new material structures and combinations with unique multifunctional properties and retain control to the nanoscale. His group will further employ and develop in situ and ex situ characterization techniques to gain a clear understanding of the structure formation principles under nonequilibrium self-assembly growth conditions, and formulate advanced design concepts and generalization for other functional materials classes.
Current Projects
  • Hierarchically Ordered Single Crystal Nanostructures by Self-Assembly and Transient Laser Heating
  • Out Of Equilibrium Directed Self-Assembly Of Functional Composite Materials
  • Self-Assembled Hierarchical Porus Materials for CO2 Capture and Separation

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