Nano Singapore 2020 Intl. Conference & Exhibition

Speaker's Details

Prof. Yen Nee Tan

Newcastle University, United Kingdom/ Agency of Science, Technology & Research, Singapore

Yen Nee Tan is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Newcastle University. She is also the Principal Investigator of Biosensors and Nanomaterials at the Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute (NewRIIS) and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR. She obtained her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and National University of Singapore (NUS) under the Singapore-MIT Alliance Scholarship. Her current research focuses on the development of multifunctional nanomaterials inspired by Nature for the innovations in chemical/biological analysis and nanomedicine. She has published and served as the editor/editorial board members of several prestigious journals (e.g., ACS Nano, Nanoscale, JACS, etc.) and books (e.g., Springer Nature, ACS book). She holds 18 patents with 3 licenses on Nanosensor technologies for medical diagnostic, drug discovery, food safety and environmental applications. Her recent work on nanotheranostics has been selected as hot papers in RSC and Wiley journals, and featured in the Science news of The Straits Times, Singapore. She has contributed in the organisation of many sessions/conferences and actively promote women in science and engineering. She is the ASEAN scholar and the recipient of more than 15 international scientific awards, including Nano-Micro Science Innovation Award (Korea, 2018), IAAM Scientist Medal (Sweden, 2018), Young Giants of NanoScience (Hong Kong, 2016), ACCS Chemical Sensors Award (Malaysia, 2015), L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship (Top 3 Singapore, 2013), AsiaNANO Young Researcher Award (Japan, 2010), etc.


Research Interests :

  • Nanobiosensors and assay design for biomedical, agriculture, environmental and PAT applications.
  • Multifunctional materials for nanomedicine (photosensitizers, antimicrobial agents, theranostic, etc.)
  • Metallic nanoparticles (anisotropic nanostructures, hollow nanotubes, alloy, core-shell, etc.)
  • Fluorescent nanomaterials (QD, carbon dot, AIE luminogens, metal nanoclusters, etc.)
  • Biomimetic materials design and synthesis (nanoenzyme, biocatalysis, etc.)
  • Nano-bio conjugation and surface fonctionnalisation (enzyme immobilisation, DNA nanoconjugates, etc.)