Research and experience

Summary of Education

 Ph.D. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), Heriot-watt University, UK



  • Thin film technologies and surface coatings for precision engineering (hard coating and nanocomposite coating, wear/friction/corrosion), functionalization (microelectronics, MEMS, optical and biological applications); sensing (gas, environment and biosensor), and energy (solar cell and battery) applications;
  • Smart materials, shape memory and piezoelectric materials and films;
  • Biomedical microdevices, Lab-on-chip;
  • Applied physics, micromechanics, biosensor and microfluidics;
  • Nanotechnology, nanowires, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS);
  • Shape memory polymer nanocomposites and microactuators;
  • Nanotechnology, biomaterials, microelectronic materials.

 Summary of Research Output

  • One book on Thin Film Shape Memory Alloys (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • One book on Polyurethane Shape memory Polymers (Tayler and Francis, 2011)
  • One book on Shape Memory Technologies (CRC Press, in press)
  • >10 book chapters
  • >280 Science Citation Index (SCI) journal papers
  • >140 conference papers with about 30 invited or plenary talks
  • h-index: 37 (SCI) and 46 (Google Scholar)
  • Total citations: > 5500 (from SCI)