The Tan Group is interested in the design and generation of self-assembled multifunctional systems that are promising for urban sustainability and clean energy applications. We apply both in situ and ex situ characterization techniques to gain a fundamental understanding of the structure formation principles under equilibrium and nonequilibrium self-assembly conditions, as well as to formulate advanced design concepts for novel functional materials classes.


    21 Apr 2022

    Congratulations! April's paper on ultrafast crystallization of ordered mesoporous oxides and carbon structures by Joule heating is published in Advanced Materials Interfaces. DOI: 10.1002/admi.202200151

    20 Feb 2022

    We are very thankful that Kwan has been highlighted by ACS Polymers Au as one of the Rising Stars in Polymers in 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.2c00003

    15 Feb 2022

    A new collaborative research paper with Prof. Alfred Tok of NTU MSE, coupling atomic layer deposition with Joule heating to grow noble metal thin films is published in Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-06595-9

    30 Nov 2021

    Our invited research paper describing millisecond laser annealing of block copolymer-resols composite thin films has been accepted in ACS Polymers Au. Congratulation to Wei Han, Zoey and Amber! 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00040

    12 Oct 2021

    Kwan shared his views on how hierarchical mesoporous oxide materials could fulfill post-combustion carbon capture requirements at the first Singapore Energy Center Webinar. DOI: Youtube