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Tan Mei Chee

Associate Professor

Website: https://people.sutd.edu.sg/~tanmeichee/
Telephone: +65 6499 4572
Research Areas:
Material Science

Pillar / Cluster: Engineering Product Development


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

more from https://people.sutd.edu.sg/~tanmeichee/publications/

  • X Zhao, S He, MC Tan, “Advancements in Infrared Imaging Platforms: Complementary Imaging Systems and Contrast Agents,” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, invited review (2017).
  • Y Sheng, L-D Liao, N Thakor, MC Tan, “Rare-Earth Doped Particles as Dual-Modality Contrast Agent for Minimally-Invasive Luminescence and Dual-Wavelength Photoacoustic Imaging,” Scientific Reports., 4:6562 (2014).
  • 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).
  • 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, 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).

Research Interests

  • 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,  Photoresponsive devices, Contrast agents

Curriculum Vitae

Research Opportunities

1.  Earn a PhD Excellent candidates with a passion and motivation to pursue research in the area of materials science and engineering are encourage to consider pursuing a PhD with our group.

2. Undergraduate Research (UROP) Undergraduates who have a strong interest in research, discussions and other creative activities are encourage to inquire about the projects available.   The UROP experience is meant to complement the principles learnt during formal instruction and stretch the minds and potential of SUTD undergraduates.

Please contact meichee.tan@sutd.edu.sg for any further inquiries.