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 and to increase the throughput by 35% for his department. His PhD at Cambridge University was on the use of photosynthetic proteins as light absorbing materials for solar cells. After his PhD, Dr Tan then moved to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT to become a postdoctoral associate working on high electron mobility devices. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is also the founder of Ultra Dry Pte. Ltd., a spin-off company from NUS, with the invention of a superhygroscopic material.