1)     Postdoctoral Fellow for Polymer Composites

2)     Postdoctoral Fellow for Polymer Chemist

3)     PhD students for Aug 2014 intake (Polymer Chemistry/Colloidal Science)

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Chan Bee Eng Mary (alias Mary B. Chan-Park)

Professor 

Contact Details
Tel: (65) 6790 6064
Fax: (65) 6794 7553
Email: mbechan@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
62 Nanyang Drive (NTU Block N1.2)
Singapore 637459
Singapore

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Academic Background

 

B.Eng (Chem), First Class Honors - National University of Singapore (1986)

Ph.D (Polymers), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1993

            Professional Experience

 Academic Appointments (2001 onwards)

 

2011 – now

Full professor (tenured), SCBE, NTU

2004 – 2011

Associate Professor (tenured), SCBE, NTU

2004 – 2005

Associate Professor (tenured), Joint Appointment in SCBE and School of Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE)

2001 – 2004

Associate Professor (without tenure), MPE

 

 

Academic Concurrent Appointments (2001 onwards)

 

2011 – 2013

Acting Chair, SCBE, NTU (concurrent appointment)

2010 – 2011

Associate Chair (Research and External Relations), SCBE (concurrent appointment)

2005 – 2010

Associate Chair (Research and Graduate Studies), SCBE (concurrent  appointment)

2010 – 2012

Member, NTU-Imperial College London Joint PhD Program Committee (concurrent appointment)

2004 – 2007

Director, Center of Biotechnology, SCBE (concurrent appointment)

2004 – 2007

Director, Bioprocessing Minor, SCBE (concurrent appointment)

 

 

Industrial Positions (2001 and earlier)

1999 – 2001

Senior Technical Manager (from Technical Manager)
SiPix Imaging, Milpitas, CA (USA)

1998 – 1999

Manager (Adhesives and Composites) (from Senior Scientist)

Triton Systems, Chelmsford, MA (USA)

1994 – 1997

Deputy Director (from Acting Deputy Director, Group Leader and Senior Scientist)

Polymer Technology Center, Singapore Institute of Standards & Industrial Research
(subsequently Singapore Productivity & Standards Board in 3/96)

1993

Post-doc, MIT (in collaboration with Dow Corning)

1986 – 1988

Engineer, Polymer Technology Center                            
Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research

 

Research focus:

  • Polymer applications in biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • Antimicrobial polymers and hydrogels
  • Carbon nanotubes and graphene dispersion and sorting
  • Printed electronics – surface patterning and modification

Selected publications (partial list):

1.      Peng Li, Yin Fun Poon, Weifeng Li, Hong-Yuan Zhu, Siew Hooi Yeap, Ye Cao, Xiaobao Qi, Chuncai Zhou, Mouad Lamrani, Roger W. Beuerman, En-Tang Kang,  Yuguang Mu, Chang Ming Li, Matthew W. Chang, Susanna Su Jan Leong  and Mary B. Chan-Park,  A polycationic antimicrobial and biocompatible hydrogel with microbe membrane suctioning ability, Nature Materials 10, 2, 149-156 (2011)

 

2.      Peng Li, Chuncai Zhou, Shahrzad Rayatpisheh, Yin Fun Poon, Paula T. Hammond, Mary B. Chan-Park, Cationic peptidopolysaccharides show excellent broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities and record high selectivity,  Advanced Materials, 24, 30, 4130 (2012)

 

3.      Zhou Chuncai, Peng Li, Qi Xiaobao, Mouad Lamrani, Matthew W Chang, Susanna Leong, Mary B. Chan-Park, A photopolymerized antimicrobial hydrogel coating derived from epsilon-poly-l-lysine, Biomaterials,  32(11)  2704-2712 (2011)

 

4.      Chuncai Zhou, XB Qi, Peng Li, WN Chen, Qi, M. Lamrani, Matthew W. Chang, Susanna Leong, Mary B. Chan-Park, High potency and broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptides synthesized via ring-opening polymerization of alpha-aminoacid-N-carboxyanhydrides, Biomacromolecules, 11(1) 60-67 (2010)  

 

5.      Yin-Fun Poon, Ya Bin Zhu, Jin Ye Shen, Siu Choon Ng, Mary B. Chan-Park, Cytocompatible Hydrogels based on Photocrosslinkable Methacrylated O-Carboxymethylchitosan with Tunable Charge: Synthesis and Characterization, Advanced Functional Materials 17 (13): 2139-2150 2007

 

6.      Liang Yu Yan, Xiao Feng Fan, Wei Li, Yuan Chen, Jer-Lai Kuo, Lain-Jong Li, Yuguang Mu,  M. B. Chan-Park, Enrichment of (8, 4) single-walled carbon nanotubes through co-extraction with Heparin, Small, 2009

 

7.      Ashok K. Sundramoorthy, Sara Mesgari, Jing Wang, Raj Kumar, Mahasin Alam Sk., Siew Hooi Yeap, Qing Zhang, Siu Kwan Sze, Kok Hwa Lim, and Mary B. Chan-Park, Scalable and Effective Enrichment of Semiconducting Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes by a Dual Selective Naphthalene-based Azo Dispersant, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2013, in press

 

8.      Wei Zhi Wang, Wei Feng Li, Xiao Yong Pan, Chang Ming Li, Lain-Jong Li, Yu Guang Mu, John A. Rogers, Mary B. Chan-Park,   Degradable Conjugated Polymers: Synthesis and Applications in Enrichment of Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Adv. Functional Mat, 21, 9, 1643-1651, 2011

 

9.      Che J and Mary B Chan-Park, Spun cyanate ester fibers reinforced with aligned functionalized single wall carbon nanotubes, Adv Functional Mat, 18, 6, 888-897, 2008

 

10.   Sai Li, Yehai Yan, M. B. Chan-Park*, Qing Zhang, Efficient Large-Area Transfer of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Sub-micron Patterns onto Patterned Gold Electrodes, Small 3(4), 2007, 616-621

 

 

Awards/Honors

 

1.      Elected Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers (2013 to now)

2.      Fellow, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (2011 to now)

3.      Editorial Board, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2011 to now)

4.      Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A (2007 -  now)

5.      Symposium Chair, AsiaNano2008 (Nov 2008)

6.      Co-Chair, International Conference of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (Dec 2007)

7.      Committee Member of International Affiliates, Biomedical Engineering Society (USA)

8.      3rd poster prize, IEEE Singapore-UK Bioelectronics Workshop (2006)

9.      MIT Research Assistant scholarship (1989-1993)

10.   MIT Fellow of the Program in Polymer Science and Technology (1988-1993)

11.   SISIR Post-graduate scholarship (1988-1993)

12.   Pesi B Davar Memorial Scholarship (1982)

13.   NUS Scholarship (1984)

14.   The Norman Newsome Scholarship of the Singapore Section of the Society of the Petroleum Engineers (1985)

15.   Mobil Gold Medal (1985)

16.   Tate and Lyle Sugar Refineries Book Prize (1984)

17.   NUS Faculty of Engineering Annual Book Prize by Fraser & Neave (1983)

18.   Esso Book Prize (1982)

19.   Singapore Youth Science Fortnight - Third Prize in Chemistry Section (1981)

20.   National Junior College - Extra Curricular Activities Prize (1982)

21.   Raffles Girls’ Secondary School - Extra Curricular Merit Award (1979)