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Refereed Journals


SQ Tang, KHH Li, ZT Yeo, WX Chan, SH Tan, YJ Yoon, SH Ng, Study of concentric, eccentric and split type magnetic membrane micro – mixers, Sensing and Bio-sensing Research, 2018


J Zhang, D Yuan, Q Zhao, S Yan, S Tang, SH Tan, J Guo, H Xia, NT Nguyen, W. L. , Tunable particle separation in a hybrid dielectrophoresis (DEP) – inertial microfluidic device, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2018


C Song, T Jin, R Yan, W Qi, T Huang, H Ding, SH Tan, NT Nguyen, L Xi*, Opto-acousto-fluidic microscopy for three-dimensional label-free detection of droplets and cells in microchannels, Lab on a Chip, 2018



S Yan, SH Tan, Y Li, S Tang, AJT Teo, J Zhang, Q Zhao, D Yuan, R Sluyter,  NT Nguyen, W Li*, A portable, hand-powered microfluidic device for sorting of biological particles. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2017, 22 (1), 8


J Zhang, D Yuan, R Sluyter, S Yan, Q Zhao, H Xia, SH Tan, NT Nguyen, W Li*, High-Throughput Separation of White Blood Cells From Whole Blood Using Inertial Microfluidics, IEEE transactions on biomedical circuits and systems, 2017, 11 (6), 1422-1430


D Yuan, SH Tan, R Sluyter, Q Zhao, S Yan, NT Nguyen, J Guo, J Zhang, W Li* , On-Chip Microparticle and Cell Washing Using Coflow of Viscoelastic Fluid and Newtonian Fluid, Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89 (17), 9574-9582.


Song, C.*; Nguyen, N.T.; Tan, S. H., Toward the commercialization of optofludics. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2017, 21 (8), 139.

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Song, C.*; Tan, S. H., A Perspective on the Rise of Optofluidics and the Future. Micromachines, 2017, 8 (5), 152.


Adrian, J. T. T.; Holden, L.; Say Hwa, T.; Yong-Jin, Y., An optical MEMS accelerometer fabricated using double-sided deep reactive ion etching on silicon-on-insulator wafer, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2017, 27 (6), 067001.


AJT Teo, KHH Li, NT Nguyen, W Guo, N Heere, HD Xi, CW Tsao, W Li, SH Tan, Negative Pressure Induced Droplet Generation in a Microfluidic Flow-Focusing Device, Analytical Chemistry


Teo, A. J. T.; Li, H. K.-H.; Tan, S. H.; Yoon, Y.-J., Design optimization for an SOI MOEMS accelerometer, Microsystem Technologies 2017, 1-8.


HD Xi, H Zheng, W Guo, AM Gañán-Calvo, Y Ai, CW Tsao, J Zhou, W Li, W Li, Y Huang, NT Nguyen, SH Tan, Active droplet sorting in microfluidics: a review, Lab on a Chip 2017, 17 (5), 751-771


D Yuan, SH Tan, Q Zhao, S Yan, R Sluyter, NT Nguyen, J Zhang, W Li. Sheathless Dean-flow-coupled elasto-inertial particle focusing and separation in viscoelastic fluid, RSC Advances 2017, 7 (6), 3461-3469



Zhichao Ma, Adrian J. T. Teo, Say Hwa Tan ,* Ye Ai ,* and Nam-Trung Nguyen*, Self-Aligned Interdigitated Transducers for Acoustofluidics, Micromachines, 2016, 7(12), 216

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J. Wang, S.H Tan, A.V Nguyen, GM Evans and N.T Nguyen*. A microfluidic method for investigating ion-specific bubble coalescence in salt solutions, Langmuir, 2016, 32 (44), pp 11520–11524

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J. Zhang, S. Yan, D. Yuan, Q. Zhao, S.H Tan, N.T Nguyen, W Li*,  A novel viscoelastic-based ferrofluid for continuous sheathless microfluidic separation of nonmagnetic microparticles, 2016, Lab on a Chip, 16 (20), 3947-3956


E.Castro-Hernández*, P. García-Sánchez, J. Alzaga-Gimeno, S.H Tan, J,C Baret and A. Ramos, AC electrified jets in a flow-focusing device: Jet length scaling, 2016, Biomicrofluidics 10 (4), 043504


Z.Z Chong, SB Tor, A.M Gañán-Calvo, Z.J Chong, N.H Loh, N.T Nguyen and S.H Tan.* Automated droplet measurement (ADM): an enhanced video processing software for rapid droplet measurements,  Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2016, 20 (4), 1-14


H.D Xi, W. Guo, M. Leniart, Z.Z Chong, S.H Tan*. AC electric field induced droplet deformation in a microfluidic T-junctionLab Chip, 2016,16, 2982-2986


Chong, Z. Z.; Tan, S.H.*; Tor, S. B.; Loh, N. H.; Ganan-Calvo*, A. M.; Nguyen, N.-T.*. Active droplet generation in microfluidics. Lab on a Chip, pp. 35-58, vol 16, 2016.

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J. Chai*, G. Walker, L. Wang, D. Massoubre, S.H Tan, K. Chaik, L. Hold, A. Iacopi. Silicon etching using only Oxygen at high temperature: An alternative approach to Si micro-machining on 150 mm Si wafers. Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 17811.


E. Castro-Hernández*, P. García-Sánchez, S.H Tan, A. Gañán-Calvo, J.-C. Baret, and A. Ramos. Breakup length of AC electrified jets in a microfluidic flow-focusing junction. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, pp. 1-8, 2015/06/07 2015.


Chong, Z. Z.; Sim, W.J., Yeo, Z.T.,Li, K.H., Ng, S.H., Xia, H.M., Wong, T.N., Loh, N. H.;  Tor, S. B.; S.H Tan*; Nguyen, N.-T.*, Elastic Magnetic Membrane for Improved Mixing in Microwells. Micro and Nanosystems, 2015, 6, 232-236


Chong, Z. Z.; Tor, S. B.; Loh, N. H.; Wong, T. N.; Ganan-Calvo, A. M.; Tan, S.H.*; Nguyen, N.-T.*. Acoustofluidic control of bubble size in microfluidic flow-focusing configuration. Lab on a Chip, 2015, 15, 996-999.



Tan, S. H.; Maes, F.; Semin, B.; Vrignon, J.; Baret, J.-C.*, The Microfluidic Jukebox. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4.


Tan, S.H.; Semin, B.; Baret, J.-C*. Microfluidic flow-focusing in ac electric fields. Lab on a Chip, 2014, 14 (6), 1099-1106.



Liu, J.; Tan, S.H.; Yap, Y.; Ng, M.; Nguyen*, N.-T. Numerical and experimental investigations of the formation process of ferrofluid droplets. Microfluid Nanofluid, 2011, 11 (2), 177-187.



Tan, S.H.; Nguyen, N.-T.*; Chua, Y. C.; Kang, T. G. Oxygen plasma treatment for reducing hydrophobicity of a sealed polydimethylsiloxane microchannel. Biomicrofluidics , 2010, 4 (3), 032204.


Tan, S.H.; Nguyen, N.-T.*; Yobas, L.; Kang, T. G., Formation and manipulation of ferrofluid droplets at a microfluidic T -junction. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2010, 20 (4), 045004.


Song, C.; Nguyen, N.-T.*; Tan, S.H.; Asundi, A. A tuneable micro-optofluidic biconvex lens with mathematically predictable focal length. Microfluid Nanofluid, 2010, 9 (4-5), 889-896.


Song, C.; Nguyen, N.-T*.; Asundi, A. K.; Tan, S.H.Tan. Tunable micro-optofluidic prism based on liquid-core liquid-cladding configuration. Opt. Lett., 2010, 35 (3), 327-329.  


Nguyen, N.-T.*; Zhu, G.; Chua, Y.-C.; Phan, V.-N.; Tan, S.H. Magnetowetting and Sliding Motion of a Sessile Ferrofluid Droplet in the Presence of a Permanent Magnet. Langmuir, 2010, 26 (15), 12553-12559.



Yit-Fatt, Y.; Tan, S.H.; Nam-Trung, N.*; Murshed, S. M. S.; Teck-Neng, W.; Levent, Y. Thermally mediated control of liquid microdroplets at a bifurcation. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2009, 42 (6), 065503.


Song, C.; Nguyen, N.-T.*; Tan, S.H.; Asundi, A. K. Modelling and optimization of micro optofluidic lenses. Lab on a Chip, 2009, 9 (9), 1178-1184.


Murshed, S. M. S.; Tan, S.H.; Nguyen, N.*; Wong, T.; Yobas, L., Microdroplet formation of water and nanofluids in heat-induced microfluidic T-junction. Microfluid Nanofluid, 2009, 6 (2), 253-259.


Chaolong, S.; Nam-Trung, N*.; Tan, S.H.; Anand Krishna, A. A micro optofluidic lens with short focal length. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2009, 19 (8), 085012



Murshed, S. M. S.; Tan, S.H.; Nam-Trung, N.* Temperature dependence of interfacial properties and viscosity of nanofluids for droplet-based microfluidics. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2008, 41 (8), 085502


Tan, S.H.; Murshed, S. M. S.; Nam-Trung, N.*; Teck Neng, W.; Levent, Y. Thermally controlled droplet formation in flow focusing geometry: formation regimes and effect of nanoparticle suspension. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2008, 41 (16), 165501



Nguyen, N.-T.*; Ting, T.-H.; Yap, Y.-F.; Wong, T.-N.; Chai, J. C.-K.; Ong, W.-L.; Zhou, J.; Tan, S.H.; Yobas, L. Thermally mediated droplet formation in microchannels. Applied Physics Letters, 2007, 91 (8).


Book Chapter

Say Hwa Tan and Nam-Trung Nguyen, Microdroplet technology: principles and emerging applications in biology and chemistry, Chapter 3: Active Control of Droplet Formation Process in Microfluidics. 01/2012: pages 51-75.

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