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Dr. Tan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at City University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Hua Zhang in Materials Science from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2016. After working as a Research Fellow in the same place for about one year, then he worked as a Postdoc Research Fellow with Prof. Ali Javey in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley for two years. His current research interests mainly focus on the following two directions at CityU: (1) preparation of 2D materials (e.g., nanoflakes, thin films and their Van der Waals heterostructures) for electronics (transistors, circuits, memory devices and synaptic transistors) and optoelectronics (e.g., photodetectors and imaging sensor systems). (2) Structural engineering (e.g., defect, phase, interlayer distance, etc.) of layered nanomaterials (e.g., TMDs, layered metal oxides and LDHs) for biomedical applications (e.g., cancer therapy and antibacterial). He has authored or co-authored over 160 SCI papers, including Nat. Nanotechnol.Nat. Mater.Nat. Chem.Nat. Catal.Nat. Rev. Mater.Nat. Rev. ChemNat. Commun.Chem. Rev.Chem. Soc. Rev.J. Am. Chem. Soc.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.Adv. Mater., etc. The total citation of his published papers is over 25,500 with a H-index of 71. Among them, more than 60 are first-authored or corresponding-authored papers, including Nat. Nanotechnol.Nat. Rev. Mater.Chem. Rev.Chem. Soc. Rev.Nat. Commun.J. Am. Chem. Soc.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.Adv. Mater.Adv. Funct. Mater.ACS NanoNano-Micro Lett. and Small. He has been listed as the “Highly Cited Researcher” (Top 1%, Clarivate Analytics) in last five years (2018-2022) as well as “Top 2% Scientists in the world” by Stanford University in last three years (2020-2022). He also received the NSFC Excellent Young Scientist Fund (HK & Macau) in 2021.


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