K.T. Tan's Research Group

Principal Investigator

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KWEK-TZE “K.T.” 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 has been an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron since Fall 2014. 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 80 research articles in major international conferences and top-tier peer-reviewed journals.  He is also the recipient of multiple awards, including the UA Faculty Research Committee Summer Fellowship (2019), the Firestone Research Initiative Fellowship (2018), 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 50 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), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and International Phononic Society (IPS).

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