Chee Lip

Chee Lip GAN

Nanyang Technological University


“Shape memory ceramics: recent progress and perspectives for future protective applications

Dr Gan is a Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He is currently the Director of Temasek Laboratories@NTU and Executive Director of Office of Research and Technology in Defence & Security. He had previously held the position of Assistant Chair of Alumni (2006-08) and Head of Materials Science Division (2010-12) in the School of Materials Science & Engineering, Chairman of NTU Teaching Council (2012-2014) and Director of Renaissance Engineering Programme (2016-2018). He was also a Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008-10) and a Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) Fellow (2006-2010).

Prof Gan received his Ph.D in Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano-Systems under the Singapore-MIT Alliance Program (SMA) in 2003. His research interests include the reliability study of advanced interconnect systems and advanced packaging technology for harsh environment electronics. His research on using copper nanostructures for low temperature bonding in electronics packaging and other applications has led to the spin-off of a NTU start-up company, Kuprion Inc. in 2016. Other research areas include reliability study of GaN-on-Si devices and developing shape memory ceramics for protective applications. Dr Gan has published over 170 journal and conference publications. His group has also received a number of best paper and poster awards at international conferences, as well as being an invited speaker at these conferences.

Outside of NTU, Dr Gan sits on the panel for L’Oréal Women in Science competition. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and past General Chair of International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits (IPFA) 2010, Technical Chair of IPFA 2008, and past Chairman of IEEE Singapore Reliability/ED/CPMT joint chapter (2014-2015) and IPFA Board member.