Academic Profile

Dr. Lai received his B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering (NUS) in 2009, M.Eng in Materials Science and Engineering (MIT) in 2010 and Ph.D. in Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano- Systems (SMA-NUS) in 2014. He then embarked on postdoctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering (NUS, 2015), Biosystems and Micromechanics (SMART, 2016) and Mechanical Metamaterials (ETH Zurich & Caltech, 2016 - 2017). He has been the Temasek Research Fellow and Principal Investigator for the Advanced Materials Design and Synthesis Lab in Temasek Labs@NTU since November 2017. He joined the School of MAE and MSE in NTU in 2021. His overarching research interest lies mainly with the emergent properties of cellular solids & surfaces. He is currently working on the development of advanced architected materials, as well as the multiscale 3D printing of novel materials.
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Dr Lai Changquan
Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Cellular Solids, Structural Materials, Additive Manufacturing, Mechanics of Materials, Interfacial Science and Engineering, Nanoscale Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

  • Cost-Effective and Versatile Method of Additively Manufacturing 3D Metal Structures
  • *Lai, C. Q. & Seetoh, I., Influence of Microstructure Topology on the Mechanical Properties of Powder Compacted Materials. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 198, 106353 (2021).

  • Yap, X. Y., Seetoh, I., Goh, W.L., Ye, P., Zhao, Y., *Du, Z. *Lai, C.Q., *Gan, C.L., Mechanical properties and failure behaviour of architected alumina microlattices fabricated by stereolithography 3D printing. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 196, 106285 (2021).

  • *Lai, C. Q., Markandan, K. & Lu, Z. Anomalous elastic response of a 3D anti - tetrachiral metamaterial. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 192, 106142 (2021).

  • Markandan, Kalaimani & *Lai, C.Q. Enhanced Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Graphene-Polymer Composite Lattices at Very Low Graphene Concentrations. Compos. Part A - Appl. Sci. Manuf. 129, 105726 (2020).

  • Kanaujia, P. K.; bin Ramezan, M. A.; Yap, X. Y.; Song, Y.; Du, Z.; Gan, C. L.; Lam, Y. C.; *Lai, C. Q. Mechanical Response of Lightweight Hollow Truss Metal Oxide Lattices. Materialia 8, 100439 (2019).