Alvin Tan

PhD Student

Education

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 2012, Northwestern University

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 2011, Northwestern University

Publications

    Graphene Oxide Nanocolloids – http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja1078943

    Steam Etched Porous Graphene Oxide Network for Chemical Sensing – http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja205693t

    Seeing Two-Dimensional Sheets on Arbitrary Substrates by Fluorescence Quenching Microscopy – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201300049/abstract

    “Graphene Oxide: New Insight into an Old Material” in Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene [2nd edition], edited by K. Tanaka & S. Iijima – http://books.google.com.sg/books?id=YRwAfQr23vMC&pg=PA341&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

     

    Awards & Honors

    Fifty for the Future (2011)
    Hilliard Award for Undergraduate Research and Design (2011)
    ASM Chicago Regional Chapter Award (2011)
    1st Prize, ASM Chicago Student Poster Competition (2011)
    ISEN Undergraduate Research Grant (2010)
    National 1st Prize, Material Advantage Speaking Contest (2009)

     

    Research Interests

    Directed/self assembly

    Graphene-based materials

    Carbon nanomaterials

     

    Work Experience

    Adjunct Research Scientist, Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore (2013-2014)
    Research Engineer, DSO National Laboratories (2012-2014)
    Undergraduate Researcher, Jiaxing Huang Group, Northwestern University (2009-2012)
    Intern, DSO National Laboratories (2008, 2011)
    Operations Sergeant, Singapore Army (2006-2007)
    Intern, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (2004)

     

    Other Interests and Hobbies

    Long distance running