Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Tan Ming Jen
Director, HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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Dr Tan Ming Jen attended Anglo-Chinese School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore and received both his B.Sc.(Eng.) and Ph.D. from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London; the latter degree on a Alcoa/CASE scholarship. He was Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Kyoto University in 1991, Science & Technology Agency (STA) Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (A.I.S.T., M.I.T.I.), Tsukuba, Japan 1992-93, Visiting Scientist at Columbia University (2003) and Fulbright Scholar (2004) at both UCLA and Northwestern University in the U.S.

Dr Tan has more than 200 publications in various international journals and also has more than 100 publications in international conference proceedings and book chapters. His research has over 15,000 citations (Source: Google Scholar, 2023). To date, he has attracted over S$95 million research and development funds from various government funding agencies, industries and international sources as Principal Investigator. He has been consulted regularly by local industries for solving material problems and providing solutions. He is listed as a Global Shaker for his pioneering work on Concrete 3D Printing:

He was up to recently, the Program Director (Building & Construction) at the Singapore Centre of 3D Printing (SC3DP), and currently the Director of the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab. Since 2019, he has been on the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains.
Materials - Light Alloys (Aluminum, Titanium, Magnesium); Cementitious Materials (Concrete)
Processing - 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing; Extrusion, Powder Metallurgy, Superplastic Forming; Mechanical Behaviour & Properties
  • 3D Printing For Building And Construction
  • Development and Performance Evaluation of Prestressed 3D Printed Bridges under Monotonic Loading
  • Development and Performance Evaluation of Prestressed 3D Printed Bridges under Monotonic Loading - SC3DP
  • HP-NTU Lab - Central budget/ common activities
  • Sustainable Construction 3D Printing