People

People

Contact Information

Dr. Saif A. Khan
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
National University of Singapore
Blk E5, 4 Engineering Drive 4, #02-28,
Singapore 117576

Phone: (65) 6516 5133
Fax: (65) 6779 1936
Email: saifkhan [at] nus.edu.sg

Current Members

Our group includes members from very different parts of the world. Past and present KhanLab folk hail from diverse nations including Singapore, India, China, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, US, Hungary, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland.

Saif A. Khan
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
[ Thesis title: Microfluidic synthesis of colloidal nanomaterials ]
Current Position: Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Scientific Editor, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering
Research Interests: Design and analysis of chemical reactors, chemical and biological microfluidics, multiphase fluid physics, soft condensed matter physics, crystallization and non-equilibrium phase transformations, colloid and interface science, nanotechnology- photonic and plasmonic materials
Email: saifkhan[at]nus.edu.sg

Zita Zheng
Meng. in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Pharmaceutical Crystallization in Microemulsions]
Current Position: PhD Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS
Research Interests: Product Design and Development, Quantum Physics, Optics, Lasers, Microfluidics
Email: chmalu[at]nus.edu.sg

Wong Wai Kuan
BEng. Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Continuous Flow Microreactor for Sustainable, Energy Efficient Catalytic Gas Liquid Reaction ]
Current Position: Research Engineer & Ph.D. Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Multiphase formulations, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Formulation and Process development
Email: chewwk[at]nus.edu.sg

Eunice Yeap Wan Qi
BEng. Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Formulations of ROY-Ethylcellulose Spherical Agglomerates using Microfluidics ]
Current Position: Research Engineer & Ph.D. Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Formulation and Process development, Material encapsulation, science and synthesis, Food Technology
Email: euniceyeap[at]nus.edu.sg

Denise Ng Zi Ling
BEng. Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Effects of Polymer Excipients in ROY-excipient Co-formulated Spherical Agglomerates ]
Current Position: Research Engineer & Ph.D. Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Microfluidic crystallisation of Pharmaceutical compounds, Formulation and Process Development
Email: denise[at]u.nus.edu

Dogancan Karan
BEng. (Hons) Chemical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
[ Thesis title: Reaction Engineering in Mesoscale Multiphase Flows ]
Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Chemical reaction engineering, multiphase fluid dynamics, phase transfer catalyst, organic synthesis
Email: dogancan.karan[at]u.nus.edu

Ho Leon Yoon
BEng. Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Emulsion-Based Crystallisation enabled by transient colloidal scaffolds ]
Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS
Research Interests: Crystallisation, Microfluidics
Email: leon[at]u.nus.edu

Flore Mekki-Berrada
PhD in Applied Physics, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France
[ Thesis title: Coupled oscillations of microbubbles under ultrasound and hydrodynamic consequences ]
Current Position: Research Fellow, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS
Research Interests: Multiphase microfluidics, Crystallization processes, Non-linear physics, Acoustofluidics
Email: flore[at]nus.edu.sg

Stella Ng Sze Yue
BEng. Engineering Science (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Light confinement in microfluidics ]
Current Position: MEng. Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS
Research Interests: Microfluidics, Channel device fabrication, Nanotechnology
Email: szeyue_ng[at]u.nus.edu

Chin Ting Yi, Jason
BEng. (Honours) Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester
[ Design project title: Sustainable production of lactic acid through modelling application ]
Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS
Research Interests: Chemical reaction engineering, Multi-phase fluid dynamic, Formulation and process development, Process analytical technology
Email: chinty.jason[at]u.nus.edu

Ariel Chua Yi Hui
BEng. Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Antisolvent precipitation of Naproxen-Poly-d,l-lactide-co-glycolide in co-annular flow capillary microfluidics ]
Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS
Research Interests: Microfluidics, Crystallisation, Antisolvent Precipitation
Email: arielchua[at]u.nus.edu

Lin Jia Xing, Jansen
BEng. (Hons) Environmental Engineering, NUS
[ Thesis title: Novel Functionalized Adsorptive Membrane Technology for Water Treatment Applications ]
Current Position: Research Assistant, Department of Medicine, NUS
Research Interests: Food Product Design & Development, Microfluidics for Food, Molecular Gastronomy
Email: mdclinj[at]nus.edu.sg

Former Members

Sophia Lee Su Hui
PhD in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Singapore-MIT Alliance
[ Thesis title: Microfluidic Processes for Protein Separations ]
Current Position: Lecturer
Research Interests: multiphase microfluidics, aqueous two-phase systems

Suhanya Duraiswamy
PhD in Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Microfluidic processes for synthesis of plasmonic nanomaterials ]
Current Position: Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: Multiphase microfluidics and particle synthesis; electric field assisted particle motion, tracking and assembly; nanotechnology for plasmonics and NIR light harvesting
Email: chesudu[at]nus.edu.sg

Abhinav Jain
M.Eng in Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Surface effects on homogeneous organic reactions in microreactors ]
Current Position: Research Associate, National University of Singapore, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Microfabrication, Engg. design and fabrication, Nanotechnology, Lab-on-a-chip, process development, Nanofluids
Email: bieaj[at]nus.edu.sg

Wang Pengzhi
M.Eng in Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Dynamics of Microfluidic Aqueous Two-Phase Compound Droplets]
Current Position: Assistant Commissioning Manager, Jebsen & Jessen Offshore

Zahra Barikban
PhD in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Singapore-MIT Alliance, National Univeristy of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Droplet Microfluidics with Ionic Liquids for Chemical Analysis and Separations]
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Industrial engineering ,University of Toronto
Research Interests: Lab on a chip, Multiphase flow systems, Droplet microfluidics, Microfluidics-based chemical sensing, Multiphase microfluidics for soft material syntheses, 3D bioprinting
Email: zahra.barikbin[at]gmail.com

Prasanna Ganesan K.
Meng. in Chemical engineering, National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
[ Thesis title: Scalable Continuous Flow Processes for Manufacturing Plasmonic Nanomaterials]
Current Position: PhD student, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: Multiphase flow in porous media, CO2 sequestration, Multiphase microfluidics, process development, nanomaterials synthesis, colloidal stability, nanofluids
Email: prasannagkrish[at]gmail.com

Abu Zayed Md. Badruddoza
PhD in Chemical engineering, National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
[ Thesis title: Beta-cyclodextrin Conjugated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Bio- and Environmental Applications]
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Chemical Engineering, MIT
Research Interests: Pharmaceuticals crystallisation and formulation, nano-materials, water treatment

Reno Antony Louis Leon
Meng. in Chemical engineering, National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
[ Thesis title: Interfacial crystallization of glycine at liquid-liquid interface]
Current Position: Formulation Scientist, Structo Pte. Ltd, Singapore
Research Interests: Microfluidic crystallization, Double emulsion crystallization, Nucleation and growth dynamics
Email: renolouis[at]gmail.com

Arpad I. Toldy
PhD student, National University of Singapore, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Singapore-MIT Alliance
[ Thesis title: Microfluidic Methods for the Crystallisation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients]
Current Position: Product Development Graduate, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
Research Interests: Crystallization, Formulation, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Continuous Manufacturing
Email: arpad.i.toldy[at]gsk.com

Pravien Parthiban
PhD student, Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Multiscale Dynamics of Bubbles and Droplets in Microfluidic Networks]
Research Interests: Multiphase microfluidics, microchannel networks
Email: pravien.p[at]gmail.com

Prhashanna Ammu
PhD student, Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Computer Simulations on Self-Assembly of Block Co-polymers]
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Material Science, University of Connecticut
Research Interests: Microfluidics, Self-Assembly, CFD, Rheology of complex fluids, Block Copolymers
Email: prhashanna[at]u.nus.edu

Ambika Somasundar
BEng. Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Multi-Drug Loaded Microparticles for Ocular Drug Delivery ]
Current Position: Research Engineer, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Microfluidic crystallisation, Drug Delivery systems, Formulation and Process Development
Email: cheas[at]nus.edu.sg

Swee Kun Yap
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
[ Thesis title: Flow Reactors for Fast Catalytic Gas-Liquid Reactions with Continuous Online Catalyst Recovery and Recycle]
Current Position: Lecturer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS
Research Interests: Aqueous Two-Phase Systems, microfluidic droplets, nanoparticles, pharmaceutical processes
Email: cheyapsk[at]nus.edu.sg

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