Research Staff




Principal Investigator / Senior Research Scientist
Office: N3-02c-109
Phone:  (+65) 6790 5594

Dr. Fu Yu received his bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1991, and his Masters and Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1998 and 2005, respectively.

In 1997, Dr Fu Yu joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore as a Professional Officer, pursuing research on optical measurement and image processing techniques. His subsequent research areas included optical coherent detection, non-destructive testing, optical MEMS testing and experimental mechanics. He has published more than 50 publications in journals and proceedings such as Optics Letters and Applied Optics. Dr. Fu is also very active in the opto-mechanics community internationally. He is a regular reviewer of several international journals such as Optics Express, Applied Optics and Optics Communications. Dr Fu is a senior member of SPIE since 2013.

In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship by the German Government and worked with the well-known applied optics research institute, Institut für Technische Optik (ITO), University of Stuttgart on nano-scale optical dynamic measurement. His research on spatio-temporal analysis of interferometric signals was recognized by the international society and he won the Best Paper Award in the ISOT 2010 conference in Canada for his conference paper, “Utilization of Full Spectrum Space in Single-sensor-based Optical Dynamic Measurement”. He joined Temasek Laboratories of Nanyang Technological University as a Research Scientist in 2009 and was promoted to Co-Principal Investigator the following year. In July 2011, Dr. Fu received the prestigious Temasek Research Fellowship from Singapore’s Defence Ministry and Nanyang Technological University to be Principal Investigator in the area of coherent laser detection. He will focus on the research and development of a multi-beam laser coherent detection system using a single detector.


HUANG Xiaoyang
Co-Principal Investigator / Associate Professor
Office: N3.2-02-02
Phone:  (+65) 6790 4448

Dr. Huang Xiaoyang is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He received his Bachelor degree in physics from Nanjing University, Master degree in acoustics from Academia Sinica and Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University.

His research areas cover acoustics, unsteady flow control, aero-elastic instabilities, thermal fluids and microfluidics.

The research in acoustics includes sound wave scattering from tube bundles, active control of wheel squeals, acoustic chaos, and recently on nonlinear resonances in miniature devices. The research on flow instabilities covers feedback control of compressor surges, shear layer oscillations and vortex shedding from cylinders. It has recently been extended to rotating disk flutter in disk drives.

Current research activities are focused on microfluidics, nonlinear acoustics and aero-elastic instabilities in hard disk drives.


TJIN Swee Chuan
Co-Principal Investigator  / Professor
Office: S1-B1a-03/ADM 03-12a
Phone:  (+65) 6790 4845/6592 7936

Dr Tjin Swee Chuan received his PhD in 1992 from the Department of Medicine at the University of Tasmania. He joined NTU in 1991 as a Lecturer in the School of EEE. He is currently an Associate Professor and holds concurrent appointments as the Assistant Director of Research, Co-Director of the Singapore-University of Washington Alliance in Bioengineering, Co-Director of the Thales@NTU Joint Research Laboratory, and Director of the Photonics Research Centre.

Dr Tjin’s research interests are in fibre optic sensors, biomedical engineering and biophotonics. To date, Dr Tjin has received more than S$16M in research grants as the Principle Investigator. Over the years, he has published more than 70 refereed journal papers and has filed more than 10 patents in fibre optic sensors, biomedical engineering and biophotonics. In Dec 2000, he pioneered a start-up company that manufactures fibre optic sensors and provides sensing solutions for civil and geotechnical applications. The company has since received VC funding and has grown in size. Dr. Tjin is also recognized by his peers for his effective communication skills and was awarded the College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award in 2005.


LAI Wenn Jing
Principal Investigator / Senior Research Scientist B
Office: RTP/BX-08
Phone:  (+65) 6592 7791

Dr Lai Wenn Jing received her 1st Class Honors in Bachelor of Engineering and PhD from the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2002 and 2006 respectively. After completing her PhD with title “Nonlinear Fiber Ring Lasers”, Wenn Jing joined the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Temasek Laboratories, Nanyang Technological University as a Research Scientist, pursuing research on femtosecond laser and radially polarized light generation. Since then, Wenn Jing gathered and expanded her research capabilities through working in world renowned companies and universities, like Finisar Australia, University of Adelaide, Vienna University of Technology, Austria and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in the laser research areas such as wavelength-swept laser, high power and high energy laser systems. Till date, she has published more than 30 international journals and conference papers in the areas of laser systems, optics and photonics.

In October 2012, Dr. Lai has been awarded the prestigious Temasek Research Fellowship from Singapore’s Defence Ministry and Nanyang Technological University to be Principal Investigator in the area of fiber laser. She will focus on the research and development of high power fiber laser systems.

TAN Yung Chuen
Research Assistant
Office: RTP-BX-08
Phone:  (+65) 6592 7793

Yung Chuen graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2012. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU.

His research interests include topics on optical fiber lasers, optical fiber sensors and carbon nanomaterials.