Dr. Rachel Tan

Scientist II

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Rachel obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry and Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Nanyang Technological University in 2010 and 2016 respectively. A material chemist trained in nanomaterial synthesis, morphological control and functionalization of nanomaterials, her research interests include development of functional printing inks, material development for sensor applications and process development to integrate sensors and circuitry to create wearable electronics. More recently, her research involves incorporating printed flexible sensors and circuitry into garments for enhanced properties and sensing capabilities. Her motivation of research is the betterment of the quality of human lives by incorporation of cutting edge technologies into their daily lives. Rachel works closely with industry partners in the garment manufacturing and IoT solutions in Singapore to bridge the gap between research and commercialization of technologies developed by her research group. To date, Rachel has received two grants from Accelerate A*STAR to translate her technologies with industry partners such as KaHa Pte Ltd, Ramatex Group and Flemings Safety Pte Ltd.