Tan Mei Chee graduated with her bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, and earned her master and doctorate degrees with the Singapore-MIT Alliance at the National University of Singapore. She continued to expand her research and teaching experience as a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
She has extensive experience in synthesis, modification and characterization of optical nanomaterials with controlled sizes and morphologies for biomedical applications (e.g., targeted drug delivery, diagnostic imaging) and energy-efficient illuminators. Her future research activities will expand into the study and engineering of tailored interfaces based on an interdisciplinary approach for the development of innovative engineering applications that are founded on sound scientific principles.
Selected Journal Publications
- DJ Naczynski, MC Tan, M Zevon, B Wall, J Kohl, A Kulesa, S Chen, CM Roth, RE Riman, PV Moghe, Rare-earth-doped biological composites as in vivo shortwave infrared reporters. Nature Communications 4:2199 (2013).
- B van Saders, L Baroudi, MC Tan, RE Riman, “Rare-earth Doped Particles with Tunable Infrared Emissions for Biomedical Imaging”,Optical Materials Express, 3:566 (2013).
D Yuan, MC Tan, RE Riman, GM Chow, “A Comprehensive Study on the Size Effects of the Optical Properties of NaYF4:Yb,Er nanocrystals”,Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117:13297 (2013).
MC Tan, L Baroudi, RE Riman, “Surfactant Effects on Efficiency Enhancement of Infrared-to-Visible Upconversion Emissions of NaYF4:Yb-Er”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3:3910 (2011).
- MC Tan, JY Ying, GM Chow, “Interfacial properties and in vitro cytotoxic effects of surface-modified near infrared absorbing Au-Au2S nanoparticles”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 20:2091 (2009).
- MC Tan, JY Ying, GM Chow, “Structure and microstructure of near infrared-absorbing Au‑Au2S nanoparticles”, Journal of Materials Research, 22:2531 (2007).
Book & Book Chapter
MC Tan, GM Chow, L Ren, “Nanostructured Materials for Biomedical Applications”, Transworld Research Network, 978-81-7895-397-7, 2009.
MC Tan, GM Chow, L Ren, QQ Zhang, “Inorganic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications” in NanoScience in Biomedicine edited by D. Shi (Springer and Tsinghua University Press, ISBN: 978-3-540-49660-1, 2008).
- Synthesis and modification of nanomaterials and nanocomposites using solution-based processing methods
- Tailoring interfacial properties of nanomaterials and composites
- Control material properties using tailored advanced (micro)structures
- Develop (micro)structure-property –performance relationships for multiscale composite systems
- Applications: Sensors, Energy storage and generation devices, Photoresponsive devices