Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Chen Peng
Associate Chair (Faculty), CCEB
Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Courtesy Appointment)
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)
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Dr Chen completed his doctorate in electrical engineering with research focus on electrophysiology at University of Missouri - Columbia in 2002. Then he did his post-doctoral training in Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University where he conducted research on nanopore based single-molecule sensing. In 2005, Dr. Chen joined Division of Bioengineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as an assistant professor. He is now a full professor of bioengineering in school of chemical & biomedical engineering. Dr. Chen’s group works at the interface of biology, nanomaterials, and engineering in the efforts to develop novel nanotechnologies to address unmet problems. He has published >230 papers in reputable journals such as Advanced Materials, Nature Communications, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Chemical Society Reviews, etc., which have received >23000 citation counts according to Web of Science.

Lab website:
(Bio)nanotechnology, biosensors, nanomaterials and applications
  • Engineering vertically-aligned silica-nanochannel films for ultrasensitive and direct electroanalysis of complex bio-samples
  • IDMxS - Molecular (Diagnostic Assay Systems)
  • IDMxS - Molecular Thrust
  • IDMxS - Visiting and Travel
  • Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science (IDMxS)
  • Large scale synthesis of graphene quantum dots as innovative therapeutic agents for the treatment of rheumatoidarthritis
  • Large-scale and Low-cost Synthesis of Graphene Quantum Dotsfrom Small Polyaromatic Molecules and Applications Thereof
  • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) and Seawater Electrolyzers Assembled from Single-Atom Catalysts
  • Self-administered Micro-implants for Localized Fat Burning
  • Transdermal delivery of therapeutics based on self-administrable micro-lances
US 2015/0064720 A1: Biomolecule-Graphene Quantum Dot Conjugates And Use Thereof (2018)
Abstract: The invention relates to biomolecules conjugated to graphene quantum dots, and in particular, to use of such biomolecule-graphene quantum dot conjugates as fluorophores for imaging applications.

US 2013/0040439 A1: Method Of Modifying Electrical Properties Of Carbon Nanotubes Using Nanoparticles (2018)
Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a method of modifying the electrical properties of carbon nanotubes. The method may include providing a substrate having carbon nanotubes deposited on a surface of the substrate, and depositing on the carbon nanotubes a coating layer comprising a mixture of nanoparticles, a matrix in which the nanoparticles are dissolved or stabilized, and an ionic liquid. A field-effect transistor including the modified carbon nanotubes is also provided.

US-2012-0171103-A1: Method for Modifying Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes (2016)
Abstract: The invention relates to a method of modifying electrical properties of carbon nanotubes by subjecting a composition of carbon nanotubes to one or more radical initiator(s). The invention also relates to an electronic component such as field-effect transistor comprising a carbon nanotube obtained using the method of the invention. The invention also relates to the use of the modified carbon nanotubes in conductive and high-strength nanotube/polymer composites, transparent electrodes, sensors and nanoelectromechanical devices, additives for batteries, radiation sources, semiconductor devices (e.g. transistors) or interconnects.
Courses Taught
BG2110 Bioelectricity