Department of
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Michelle Tien Tien Tan

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering


  • workRoom DB30 Block D
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
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Dr. Michelle Tan (MIET) joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in year 2010. She completed her BEng (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2005) at the Swansea University, Wales, UK, where, she also completed her PhD (2009) on using one dimensional ZnO nanowires for biosensing applications. Her current research work focuses on nanoscience and nanotechnology advancement, specifically on the synthesis and characterisations of nanomaterials for bio-sensing and energy storage (supercapacitors) applications, with emphasis on graphene and graphene/metal oxide nanocomposites. Besides that, her research also focuses on incorporating graphene composites for application in critical and harsh environments, such as aerospace applications.

Expertise Summary

Graphene and Graphene/metal oxide composite: synthesis, characterisation and applications in biosensing and energy storage device (supercapacitor)

Teaching Summary


Signal Processing and Control Engineering (H62SPC), Professional Skills for E&E Engineers (H62BPA), Introduction to Circuits and Fields (H61SCP)


Electronic Design Project for E&E Engineers (H62EDP)

Research Summary

Current Research and Research Interests:

  • Graphene and its nanocomposites synthesis and their various applications for example biosensing and energy storage devices.
  • Surface functionalisation/engineering of nanomaterials for various applications (biosensing, energy storage devices, etc.)
  • The use of scanning probe microscopy technique (SPM), such as the atomic force microscope as diagnostic tool to study the properties of nanomaterials.
  • Development of novel electronic devices such as ultra-sensitive biosensors and high efficiency power devices based on nanomaterials, such as graphene and metal oxide nanomaterials

Selected Publications

Chair of Faculty Research Operating Group

Postgraduate Research Student Admission Tutor

Department Marketing Representative

Interdisciplinary Strand Leader

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