Yen Kheng Tan
Yen Kheng is a presently appointed as Senior Manager of the Office of Research and Industry Collaborations in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His main job scope is on the business development of major corporate R&D collaborations. He is also heavily engaging in scientific works like peer-reviews, sustainable energy related book and journal writings, fund-raising proposals, etc. and consultations to universities, industry partners and junior students. He obtained his first degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department of National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2003 and the Master of Technological Design (Mechatronics Engineering) degree jointly offered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and NUS in 2006. During his Master program, he worked as an intern R&D engineer in the Business Printing Division of Hewlett-Packard for a year on ASIC design and advanced motion control methodology for printer motion performances. In year 2011, Yen Kheng completed his Ph.D degree from NUS and he received several academic achievement and international competition awards. Yen Kheng was one of the pioneering members of the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) as well as key research project holders of various ERI@N programs including Sustainable Building Technologies, Electro-mobility and Renewable Energy Harvesting. In 2010, he started his Career at ERI@N, first embarking on the world-class Rolls Royce-NTU joint aerospace research program. He then built up a team of 20 technical members; 3 research fellows (PhD-trained), 6 research associates (masters-trained), 6 research engineers (degree-trained) and 5 PhD students and more than $15 mil worth of research projects with government agencies and industry partners. His two emerging R&D topics namely wireless charging and low-voltage DC grid had been adopted by ERI@N as core competencies under electro-mobility and sustainable building technologies programs respectively. In conjunction, he was a visiting research scientist at the Institute of Automotive Technology of Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany (supported by NRF TUM CREATE) as well as a lecturer in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. Some of his masterpieces being prototyped/testbeded include the Lights ‘follow’ you around concept implemented by Jurong Town Corporation (Clean Tech One): a DC renewable connected building grid for Philips Wireless intelligent LED Lighting system (WiLLs), the Truly e-mobility concept trialled onboard EVA electric taxi: through wireless recharging technology reveal true potential for electric vehicles and the Remote powered by a single touch concept. Yen Kheng is a Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Member of IES (Institution of Engineers Singapore), Member of SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers), Professional Member of SSTA (Singapore Space and Technology Association) and Guest Member of IEC. He serves as secretary, treasurer and committee member of IEEE Sensors Council and IEEE PELS/IAS Singapore chapters respectively. His editorial and reviewer experiences span across various key publishers like InTech Scientific, Springer Editorial Board, Taylor & Francis Group, John Wiley & Sciyo and worldwide societies of more than 40 IEEE, IET, ASME, Elsevier and other international transactions and conferences. He is a book editor of more than 6 books published in Taylor & Francis, John Wiley, InTech & Sciyo and has published more than 40 papers in refereed journals and international conferences as well as 7 book chapters and has 6 provisional patents/technology disclosure applications.