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.


    15 Jan 2023

    Congratulations to Amber's paper in Advanced Functional Materials reporting the phase transformation behaviors of high entropy inorganic nanoparticles by millisecond laser annealing. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202211279

    1 Jan 2023

    Happy new year 2023 to all and a warm welcome to our newest team member, Qihang!

    14 Nov 2022

    Congratulations! Amber's paper on one-pot synthesis of aminated bimodal mesoporous silica nanoparticles with high CO2 capture and antimicrobial capabilities is published in ACS Materials & Interfaces. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c13076

    12 Nov 2022

    A new collaborative research paper with Prof. Alfred Tok of NTU MSE, coupling atomic layer deposition with Joule heating to grow medium entropy noble metal thin films is published in Advanced Engineering Materials. DOI: 10.1002/adem.202201263

    8 Aug 2022

    Belated update! We welcome new folks to our team, Junhao, Yue, Chonghan and Ziyu!

    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

    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