Associate Professor
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Program Director, NAMIC@NTU, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)

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Research Staff

Dongdong LIU

Dongdong Liu has received his B.Eng and PhD from Beihang University, China in 2011 and 2016 respectively. He has joined NTU since August 2016. His research interests are Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) measurement of active controlled flow and droplet impacting on surface.


Nguyen Ngoc Vu obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Interdisciplinary Graduate School, NTU in 2017. He has Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology in 2013. His research focuses on the role of microstructure in guiding mechanical behaviors of materials (e.g. failure mechanism, tensile and fatigue performance). He is currently working on in-situ quality control of Additive Manufacturing processes.


Mahaveer Uttamchand has received his Masters in Communications Engineering from school of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NTU in 2015. He has Bachelors degree from SRM University, India in Electronics and Communication Engineering. His research interests in 3D Printing of Electronics.

Thien-Binh NGUYEN

Thien Binh Nguyen received his PhD on boiling on nanostructured surfaces from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University in 2018.

Quoc Xuan VO

Vo Xuan Quoc received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. respectively in 2010 and 2012 from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology. He joined the PhD program of School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU in August 2014. He is now working on contact line dynamics of droplets spreading and retracting on solid surfaces modified by electric fields. He also interests in short-time dynamics of droplet coalescence problems.

Hong-Wei TAN

Tan Hong Wei obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in July 2015. He is currently pursuing his PhD in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU. Hong Wei’s research interests are additive manufacturing processes for printed electronics and materials characterizations.


Nitipon Saengchairat has received his bachelor’s degree from Mahidol University, Thailand in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently pursuing his PhD study under the supervision of Professor Tuan Anh Tran at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU. His research interests are 3D printing of electronics.

Qingyang LU

Lu Qingyang has received her MSc. in Composites from Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London in 2015. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in Aerospace Engineering. Her research interest is on the in-situ monitoring of the selective laser melting process for metal parts.

Allen HUM

Allen Hum joined PhD program in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU in August 2016. Prior to this, he received his B.Eng (Mech) and MSc (Mechatronic)  from National University of Singapore in 2005 and 2010. He has gained vast engineering research experiences from private and public sectors. He has churned out 1 patent (main inventor) and involved in 3 research publications during his stint in Institute of Microelectronics (A*STAR) from 2011 to 2012. He is competent in robotics and machine vision; and is now working on in-situ optical monitoring and correlation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing for his PhD research.


Surjyasish Mitra received his B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2014. He completed his Masters in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from York University, Canada in 2016 where his research area was ‘Under-water wetting dynamics’. He joined NTU in January 2017 as a PhD student in the Department of Physics & Applied Physics. His present research is on wetting on soft solids and bubble dynamics.


  • Beng-Hau TAN
  • Mohammad KHAVARI
  • Rongzhou LIN
  • Silvestre Roberto GONZALEZ-AVILA
  • Hao YU
  • Nabeel RASHIN
  • Dinh Tuan PHAN