K.T. Tan's Research Group

Principal Investigator

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KWEK-TZE “KT” TAN, Ph.D. (陈国志)

Assistant Professor

(330) 972-7184 | ktan@uakron.edu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron

Auburn Science & Engineering Center, Room N113, Akron, OH 44325-3903

Biographical Sketch

Dr. K.T. Tan is currently an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron. He was a Research Scientist at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore in 2013-2014.  He received his Post-Doctoral training in 2011-2013 at the Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, working with Prof. C.T. Sun in the area of acoustic composite metamaterials.  Dr. Tan earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Tokyo Metropolitan University in 2011, and his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore in 2004 and 2006, respectively.  Dr. Tan’s primary research interests and expertise lie in the field of composite materials and metamaterials, targeting multi-disciplinary applications in defense, aerospace, energy production and biomedical device development.  He has published over 50 research articles in major international conferences and top-tier peer-reviewed journals.  He is also the recipient of multiple awards, including the JSPS Invitational Fellowship (2016), ICA Young Scientist Grant (2013), the Metamaterials Young Researcher Travel Grant Award (2012), Best Poster Prize (6th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 2011), A*STAR International Fellowship (2011), Tokyo Metropolitan Government Scholarship (2008), and NUS Research Scholarship (2006). Dr. Tan is an active journal reviewer (more than 30 international journals) and is presently on the Editorial Board of four international journals.  He also is a member of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Composites (ASC), Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

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