Dr Tan Swee Ching
Dr Tan Swee Ching received his Bachelor in Physics from the National University of Singapore. He then worked in Hewlett Packard Singapore and Ireland as a Laser Process and Equipment engineer to develop new technology for silicon micromachining. During his work in Hewlett Packard, he made two major contributions which helped the company to reduce operation cost by at least US$400,000 per annum and to increase the throughput by 35% within his department. He was honoured the Award for Outstanding Achievement for these contributions to the company.
Subsequently, he gained PhD admission to University of Cambridge Electrical Engineering Department with Scholarships from Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Wingate Foundations. His PhD work was to use photosynthetic proteins as light absorbing materials for solar cells under the supervision of Professor Sir Mark Welland. After his PhD, Dr Tan then moved to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT to become a postdoctoral associate working on nanoelectronics. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National University of Singapore.