Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Dalton Tay Chor Yong
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Assistant Chair (Students), School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Deputy Director, RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre
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Dr. Dalton Tay received his B. Eng (1st Class Honors) and Ph.D. from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2007 and 2012 respectively. His Ph.D. research focused on the development of novel micropatterend bio-polymeric surfaces to direct lineage specification of adult stem cells for regenerative medicine. In 2012, he joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. During his post-doctoral tenure, he majored in the etiology of inorganic nanomaterials triggered biological responses within the framework of biosafety and nanotherapeutics. In addition, he has also developed several bio-inspired nano-micro systems that could be applied for diagnostic and screening applications. He subsequently joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering (NTU) as an Assistant Professor in September 2015.
The overarching focus of Dr Tay’s research lies at the nexus between small scale (micro-nano) biomaterials and biology. His research group seeks to understand and develop novel biomaterials-centric strategies to control livings systems for biomedicine and biotechnology.

Areas of current research include:

(i) Micro-nano scale technologies for regenerative medicine and biosensing
(ii) Mechano-chemical signal transduction in eukaryotes
(iii) “Self-therapeutic” nanomaterials
(iv) 3D printed bio-inspired micro-physiological systems for cancer and skin research
  • Biomass innovations for advanced biomedical applications (PI: A/P Dalton Tay) (Project Partner: ITS)
  • Bioprinting of Porcine Satellite cells mixed with extracelular proteins and Alginate to generate 3D printed pork with meat like properties
  • Bullfrog collagen derivatives as novel drug delivery platforms
  • Development and validation of American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) skin waste to generate collagen-based wound products
  • Evaluating the toxic potential of industry relevant lithium-ion black mass
  • Microfluidic in-line process analytical technologies (PAT) and automated cell harvesting for bioreactors in cell manufacturing
  • RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre
  • RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre (PI- Dalton Tay)
  • RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre (PI: Prof Hu Xiao)
  • SCARCE Phase 2: RT1 Recycling of batteries including lithium ion
  • SCARCE Phase 2: RT2 Recycling of Laminated Solar Panels