Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Tan Lay Poh

Associate Chair
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Assoc Prof Tan Lay Poh

Asst Prof LP Tan is currently in the School of Materials Science and Engineering since 2004. Her research interests include polymer engineering, and biodegradable polymers and heart tissue engineering.
Research Interests
Asst Prof LP Tan research interests include polymer engineering, and biodegradable polymers and heart tissue engineering
Current Projects
  • 3D Liver-Specific Synthetic Scaffold Systems for Hepatocyte Differentiation and Disease Modeling
  • 3D Liver-Specific Synthetic Scaffold Systems for HepatocyteDifferentiation and Disease Modelling
  • Artificial Liver Platform for Next-Generation Drug Discovery and Development
  • Biodegradable Cardiovascular Implants
  • Biodegradable Cardiovascular Implants: Tissue Engineering of Heart Muscle Tissue
  • Biodegradable Core-shell cell encapsulated platforms as building blocks for more intricate tissues
  • Development of specialised structural cells for growing street trees in constrained planting spaces
  • Drug Delivering Biodegradable Tissue Adhesive Systems
  • Establishment of a 3D biologically relevant cancer cell niche for high-throughput cancer drug screening
  • Institutional Research on the impact of teaching and learning policies and initiatives
  • Materials Engineering Education Stakeholders analysis
  • Modulating mesenchymal stem cell differentiation by controlling cellular morphology and material surface topography
  • Modulation of Mesenchymal Stems Cells Differentiation using Biomimetic materials
  • NANOLIMUS: Sustained Sirolimus Delivery via Adventitial Infusion of Nanoparticles for Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Reinforced Polyolefins
  • Tissue engineering approach using hybrid scaffold with sustained delivery of matricellular protein for treating chronic wounds
Selected Publications
  • L.P. Tan *, A. Hidayat, L.L Lao and L.F. Quah. (2008). Release of Hydrophilic Drug from Biodegradable Polymer Blends. JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE-POLYMER EDITION, .
  • Wang XT (Wang, Xintong), Venkatraman SS (Venkatraman, Subbu S.), Boey FYC (Boey, Freddy Y. C.), Loo JSC (Loo, Joachim S. C.), Tan LP (Tan, Lay Poh). (2006). Controlled release of sirolimus from a multilayered PLGA stent matrix. Biomaterials, 27, 5588-5595.
  • Tan, LP; Venkatraman, SS; Joso, JFD; Boey, FYC. (2006). Collapse pressures of bilayered biodegradable stents. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 79B, 102 - 107.
  • Venkatraman, SS; Tan, LP; Joso, JFD; Boey, YCF; Wang, XT. (2006). Biodegradable stents with elastic memory. Biomaterials, 27, 1573 - 1578.
  • Tan, LP; Venkatraman, SS; Sung, PF; Wang, XT. (2004). Effect of plasticization on heparin release from biodegradable matrices. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 283, 89 - 96.

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