Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Tan Kwan Wee
Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Assistant Chair (Alumni and Engagements), School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
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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 conducted his postdoctoral research at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (2015–2017) and Cornell University (2014–2015).
Kwan Wee TAN is interested in the design and generation of self-assembled functional structured materials. His group is exploring new approaches that combines self-assembly and nonequilibrium processes to enable rapid scalable synthesis of novel material structures and combinations with nanoscale structure and temporal controls. Such structured materials are promising for urban sustainability and environmental applications such as catalysis and carbon sequestration.
  • Self-Assembly and Transient Laser Heating Experiments of Ordered Mesoporous High-Entropy Metals (STEM2) as Efficient Stable Electrocatalysts
  • Theory guided Accelerated Discovery of printable P-type transparent conductors
Fellowships & Other Recognition
NTU MSE Teacher of the Year 2022
ACS Polymers Au's 2021 Rising Stars
Courses Taught
MS1017 Introduction to Materials Science; MS1018 Properties of Materials; MS711M History of Materials
Supervision of PhD Students
Li Yun, Wang Leyan, Xia Chonghan