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Dr. SUBRAMANIAN Tamil Selvan (Adjunct @ NUS, Bioengineering)
Dr. SUBRAMANIAN Tamil Selvan (Adjunct @ NUS, Bioengineering)
Capability Group / Department:
Synthesis & Integration
3, Research Link, Singapore 117602
National University of Singapore
Division of Bioengineering
Appointment in Organisation
Nanotechnology: Metal-polymer and quantum dot-silica nanocomposites for photonics applications
Nanobiotechnology: Quantum dots and magnetic nanoparticles for bioimaging applications
Energy: Solar cells and batteries
Synthesis of metal (e.g. Au, Ag), II-VI quantum dots (e.g. CdSe, CdTe), IV-VI quantum dots (e.g. PbS, PbSe) and magnetic (e.g. iron oxide) nanoparticles
Solution phase synthesis of bifunctional magnetic-quantum dot nanocomposites
Sol-gel synthesis of quantum dot-silica nanocomposites
Solution phase synthesis of metal-conducting polymer nanocomposites
Electrochemical characterization of battery electrode materials
Synthesis and integration of near infrared emitting quantum dots into solar cells
Multi-functional nanoparticles for imaging applications
Apr 2007-Aug 2008
Principal Research Scientist (RSE 3), IBN, Singapore
Aug 2003-Mar 2007
Senior Research Scientist (RSE 3), IBN, Singapore
Jan 2003-July 2003
Research Fellow, IME, Singapore
Nov 2002-Jan 2003
Visiting Scientist, AIST, Osaka, Japan
Apr 2000-July 2002
Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
Apr 1999-Mar 2000
Visiting Scientist, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Oct 1997-Mar 1999
JSPS Fellow, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Nov 1995-Apr 1997
Humboldt Fellow, University of Ulm, Germany
Apr 1993- Oct 1995
Research Associate, CECRI, Karaikudi, India
Ph.D., Central Electrochemical Research Institute (Awarded by Madurai Kamaraj University), India, 1992
M.Sc., Alagappa University, India, 1987
B.Sc., A.N.J.A. College (Madurai Kamaraj University), India, 1985
Honours and Awards
Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
SPIE BIOS: Invited Speaker, Colloidal Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications VII, San Francisco
SPIE BIOS: Chair and Invited Speaker, Colloidal Quantum Dots/Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications, San Francisco
Organizer, Symposium B “Nanomaterials for Bioimaging and Biosensing”, ICMAT, Singapore
External Reviewer, Ph.D Thesis Evaluation
Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering
Outstanding Mentor Award, Youth Research Program, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore
NSERC Canada - Strategic Grant Proposal Evaluation, International Reviewer
Award of JSPS fellowship, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Award of Humboldt Fellowship, University of Ulm, Germany
Award of CSIR Research Associateship, Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), India
Other Professional Appointments / Membership
Adjunct Associate Professor, Bioengineering, NUS
SPIE BIOS Advisory Board, San Francisco
American Chemical Society, Member
Royal Society of Chemistry, Member
Materials Research Society (MRS-USA), Member
Materials Research Society Singapore (MRS-S), Member
The Open Materials Science Journal, Editorial Advisory Board
American Chemical Society, Elsevier and Wiley Journals, Reviewer
S.T. Selvan*, T.T.Y.Tan, D.K. Yi and N.R. Jana, Functional and Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Bioimaging and Biosensing. Langmuir (2010) 26:11631-11641. Invited Feature Article.
G.K. Das, B.C. Heng , S.-C. Ng, T. White, J.S.C. Loo, L. D’Silva , P. Padmanabhan, K.K. Bhakoo, S.T. Selvan*, T.T.Y. Tan *. Gadolinium oxide ultranarrow nanorods as multimodal contrast agents for optical and magnetic resonance imaging. Langmuir (2010) 26:8959-8965
C. Y. Ang, L. Giam, Z. M. Chan, A. W. H. Lin, H. Gu, E. Devlin, G. C. Papaefthymiou, S. T. Selvan*, and J. Y. Ying*, "Facile Synthesis of Fe2O3 Nanocrystals without Fe(CO)5 Precursor and One-Pot Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Fe2O3-CdSe Nanocomposites", Advanced Materials 21 (2009), pp. 869-873.
S. T. Selvan, P. K. Patra, C. Y. Ang and J. Y. Ying*, "Synthesis and Live-Cell Imaging with Semiconductor and Magnetic Quantum Dots," Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 46 (2007), pp. 2448-2452 [Designated as a Very Important Paper by the Journal]. Times Cited: 110.
T. T. Tan, S. T. Selvan*, Z. Lan, S. Gao and J. Y. Ying*, "Size Control, Shape Evolution and Silica coating of Near-Infrared-Emitting PbSe Quantum Dots," Chemistry of Materials 19, (2007), pp 3112-3117.Times Cited: 26.
S. T. Selvan, T. T. Tan and J. Y. Ying*, "Robust, Non-Cytotoxic, silica-Coated CdSe Quantum Dots with Efficient Photoluminescence," Advanced Materials, 17 (2005) pp. 1620-1625. [Highlighted in Small, 1 (2005) 682]. Times Cited: 116.
D. K. Yi, S. T. Selvan, S. S. Lee, G. C. Papaefthymiou, D. Kundaliya and J. Y. Ying*, "Silica-Coated Nanocomposites of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127 (2005), pp. 4990-4991. [Highlighted in Nanotoday, May 2005, 13. One of the 20 Most Accessed Articles from Jan-June 2005]. Times Cited: 217.
S. T. Selvan, C. Bullen, M. Ashokkumar and P. Mulvaney*, "Synthesis of Tunable, Highly Luminescent QD- Glasses through Sol-Gel Processing," Advanced Materials, 13 (2001), pp. 985-988. Times Cited: 50.
S. T. Selvan, *, T. Hayakawa and M. Nogami, "Remarkable Influence of Silver Islands on the Enhancement of Fluorescence from Eu3+ Ion-Doped Silica Gels," J. Physical Chemistry B, 103 (1999), pp. 7064-7067. Times Cited: 71.
S. T. Selvan*, T. Hayakawa, M. Nogami and M. Moeller, "Block Copolymer Mediated Synthesis of Gold Quantum Dots and Novel Gold- Polypyrrole Nanocomposites," J. Physical Chemistry B, 103(1999), pp. 7441-7448. Times Cited: 76.
S. T. Selvan*, M. Nogami, A. Nakamura and Y. Hamanaka, "A Facile Sol-Gel Method for the Encapsulation of Gold Nanoclusters in Silica Gels and Their Optical Properties," J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 255 (1999), pp. 254-258. Times Cited: 22.
T. Hayakawa*, S. T. Selvan and M. Nogami, "Field Enhancement Effect of Small Ag particles on the Fluorescence from Eu3+- Doped SiO2 glass," Applied Physics Letters, 74 (1999), pp. 1513-1515. Times Cited: 113.
T. Hayakawa*, S. T. Selvan and M. Nogami, "Enhanced Fluorescence from Eu3+ owing to Surface Plasma Oscillation of Silver Particles in Glass," J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 259 (1999), pp. 16-22. Times Cited: 42.
S. T. Selvan, J.P. Spatz, H.A. Klok and M. Möller*, "Gold-Polypyrrole Core- Shell Particles in Block Copolymer Micelles," Advanced Materials, 10 (1998), pp. 132-134. Times Cited: 136.
S. T. Selvan*, "Novel Nanostructures of Gold-Polypyrrole Composites," J. Chemical Society Chemical Communications, (1998), pp. 351-352. Times Cited: 66.
“Cell-Targeting Nanoparticles And Uses Thereof” (IMRE), Authors: S. T. Selvan, P. Padmanabhan, D. Janczewski and K. Bhakoo, US Patent Application No. 13/236,567 (Sep 19, 2011).
Coated robust water soluble naoparticles (IBN), Authors: J. Y. Ying, S. T. Selvan and T. Tan, US patent No. 7,405,002 B2, European Patent Office 2007 (EP1787112), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 2006 (WO2006060041), Taiwan Application 2006 (94123662)
"Coated composites of magnetic material and quantum dots" (IBN), Authors: J. Y. Ying, S. T. Selvan, D.K. Yi and S.S. Lee, U.S. Patent No. 7,534, 489
"Live-Cell Imaging with Semiconductor and Magnetic Quantum Dots" (IBN), Authors: J. Y. Ying, S. T. Selvan and P. K. Patra, U.S. Patent Application No. 60/809,710
"One-pot synthesis of magnetic nanocrystals and magnetic quantum dots" (IBN), Authors: J. Y. Ying, and S. T. Selvan, Int. Appl. No. PCT/SG 2008/000229.