Tan Ming Jen

Tan Ming Jen
Tel: 6790 5582
Email: mmjtan@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3-02b-49 
  • DIC PhD University of London, Imperial Coll. 1989
  • BSc(Eng)(Hons) ARSM University of London, Imperial Coll. 1985

Dr Tan Ming Jen attended Anglo-Chinese School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore and received both his B.Sc (Eng.) in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1989, from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. He was Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Kyoto University in 1991, Science & Technology Agency (STA) Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (A.I.S.T., M.I.T.I.), Tsukuba, Japan 1992-93, Visiting Scientist at Columbia University (2003) and Fulbright Scholar (2004) at both UCLA and Northwestern University in the U.S.

Dr Tan has more than 240 publications in international journals and also has more than 160 publications in international conference proceedings and book chapters. His research has over 5000 citations (Source: Scopus, June 2018). To date he has attracted over S$95 million research and development funds from various government funding agencies, industries and international sources as Principal Investigator, and over S$6 million including as a collaborator. He has been consulted regularly by local industries for solving material problems and providing solutions.

He was up to end 2018, the Programme Director in the Singapore Centre for 3D-Printing (SC3DP) for Building & Constructions; and is currently the Director of the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab.

Research Students under supervision

PhD Students
Name Project
Yan Guangxu Heat Treatment Repair Tecchnology for Aerospace Materials
Fong Kai Soon Development of Severe Plastic Deformation System and Rapid Heating Technique for Strength and Formability Enhancement of Titanium and Its Alloy
Guo Meiling Superplastic-like Forming of Light Alloys
Panda Biranchi Narayan Development of Green Engineered Cementitious Concrete for Addictive Manufacturing of Sustainable Infrastructure System
Du Zhenglin Additive Friction Stir Processing
Golagani Venkata Kanaka Sai Srikanth Advanced Materials Processing and Their Characterization
Tay Yiwei Additive Manufacturing for Building and Construction

Selected Publications
  • J Guo, BY Lee, Z Du, G Bi, MJ Tan, J Wei; “Effect of Nano-Particle Addition on Grain Structure Evolution of Friction Stir-Processed Al 6061 During Postweld Annealing” (2016); JOM 68 (8), 2268-2273
  • KS Fong, D Atsushi, TM Jen, BW ChuaEffect of Deformation and Temperature Paths in Severe Plastic Deformation using Groove Pressing on Microstructure, Texture, and Mechanical Properties of AZ31B-O” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering 137 (5), (2015), 051004.
  • E. Ghassemali, M-J Tan, A.E.W. Jarfors, S.C.V Lim, B.W.Chua, “Effect of Cold-Work on the Hall-Petch Breakdown in Micro-components”, Mechanics of Materials , (2015) Vol.80 (PA), pp124-135.
  •  Fu, X.L., Tan, M.J., Chen, Y., Jarfors, A.E.W., Gupta, M., Shek, C.H., “High temperature deformation behavior of  Mg67Zn28Ca5 metallic glass and its  composites” Materials Science and Engineering A , (2015) 621 pp. 1 - 7 .
  • Sara Kaabi, M.J.Tan, Sandor Nemeth,   “Hydrothermally Deposited Protective and Bioactive Coating for Magnesium Alloys for Implant Application” Surface Coatings and Technology, Vol. 258(2014) pp931-937.
  • J. Liu, M.J. Tan, Chao-Voon S Lim, Beng-Wah Chua, "Process optimization and microstructural development during Superplastic-like forming of AA5083", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2013) Vol.69 No.9-12 pp2415-2422, 
  • J.J.Pang, M.J.Tan, K.M.Liew, “On valence electron density, energy dissipation and plasticity of bulk metallic glasses,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2013) Vol. 577(S), S56-S65.
  •  F.C.Liu, Z.Y. Ma, M.J.Tan, “Facilitating basal slip to increase deformation ability in Mg-Mn-Ce alloy by texture reconstruction using friction stir processing”, (Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Volume 44, Issue 8 (2013), pp 3947-3960.
  • Y.S.Wang, M.J.Tan, J.J.Pang, Z.M.Wang, A.W.E.Jarfors, “in vitro corrosion behaviors of MgZnCa alloy: from amorphous to crystalline” – Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 134, No.2–3, ( 2012) pp 1079–1087.
  • J.Liao, M.J.Tan, “A simple approach to prepare Al/CNT composite: Spread-Dispersion (SD) method”,  Mat. Letters (2011)65 (17-18), pp2742-2744)

  • Fundamental Engineering Materials
  • Net Shape Manufacturing