Professor Mary Chan Bee Eng


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Prof Mary Chan Bee Eng
Phone: (+65)6790 6064
Office: N1.2-B2-19, NTU



  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1993
  • BEng(Chemical)(Hons) National University of Singapore 1986


Dr Mary Chan-Park received her B. Eng (Chem) and PhD from National University of Singapore and MIT (USA) respectively. She then worked in various technical management positions in USA and Singapore for ten years before joining NTU in 2001. In her last industrial job, she was the senior technical manager responsible for roll-to-roll embossing for flexible display. Since is now an associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Research Focus

Dr Chan-Park has interest and expertise in nanoimprint, micro- and nano-patterning, biomaterials, tissue engineering and carbon nanotubes. She has published more than 80 journal papers and holds more than 15 patents/patent applications in these areas. She has supervised more than 12 PhD students and 15 postdoctoral fellows.

Research Grant

  • Academic Research Fund Tier 3 (2014-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • MINDEF-NTU Joint Applied R&D Co-operation Programme (JPP) (2013-2016)
  • NTU Internal Funding (2016-) [by Nanyang Technological University]
  • National Medical Research Council (2015-) [by National Medical Research Council (NMRC)]
  • iFood Research (2014-2017) [by Nanyang Technological University]

Current Projects

  • Biocompatible antimicrobial coating for soft contact lens
    • Capacitative protein sorting for facile regeneration of a protein sorting adsorption system
    • Development of 2D tunable photonic crystals for sensing and optical telecommunications
    • Development of an Infection-resistant Urinary Catheter Coated by Short Antimicrobial Peptides
    • Fabrication of Disposable Biochips using UV embossing Technology
    • Novel antimicrobial hydrogel formulations for biomedical devices
    • Novel silver nanoparticle/Multi-walled carbon nanotube nanohybrid coating for disinfection and biofouling control in drinking water treatment
    • Project C - Hierarchical Composite Research
    • Selective Contact-Active Cationic Antimicrobial Biomacromolecules
    • Selective contact-active antimicrobial bio-macromolecules
    • Synergistic therapy with cationic biomacromolecules for multi-drug resistant bacterial infections


Selected Publications

1. Yao Li, Cheng-Kang Mai, Hung Phan, Xiaofeng Liu, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan*, and Mary B. Chan-Park*. (2014). Electronic Properties of Conjugated Polyelectrolyte/Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites. Advanced Materials, 26(27), 4697-+.

2. Philips Laulia, Mary B Chan-Park*, Yehai Yan, Shen Qi Wang, Chang Ming Li, Yee Cheong Lam. (2008). Stretched and cavity-assisted molding of micrometer and submicrometer photopolymerized hydrogel particles. Small, 4(1), 69-76.

3. Yin Fun Poon, Ya Bin Zhu, Jin Ye Shen, Mary B. Chan-Park, Siu Choon Ng. (2007). Cytocompatible Hydrogels based on Photocrosslinkable Methacrylated O-Carboxymethylchitosan with Tunable Charge: Synthesis and Characterization. Advanced Functional Materials, 17(13), 2139-2150.

4. Jie Feng, Mary B. Chan-Park, Jinye Shen, Vincent Chan. (2007). Quick layer-by-layer assembly of aligned multilayers of vascular smooth muscle cells in deep microchannels. Jie Feng, Mary B. Chan-Park, Jinye Shen, Vincent Chan. (2007). Quick layer-by-layer assembly of aligned multilayers of vascular smooth muscle cells in deep microchannels. Tissue Engineering, 13(5), 1003-1012.