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Chan Weng Kong


Chan Weng Kong
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 5497
Email: mwkchan@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3-02c-80 
   
Education
  • Diploma De Docteur D'Ingenieur Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Arts 1984
  • BEng(Hons) National University of Singapore 1980

Biography
Dr Chan is an Associate Professor with the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering since 1998. He received his B.Eng (Mech) degree from National University of Singapore and his Dr.Ing from ENSAM (Paris) respectively.

Research
  • Interest:
    Investigations of flow in miniature pumps, Design and investigations of flow patterns in left ventricular assist devices, Slip models in micro-channels.
  • Projects:
    Design and flow investigations of miniature centrifugal pumps
    We have developed a miniature centrifugal pump and investigate the effects of geometrical parameters on the pump performances. This project will enhance our understanding of the performance of miniature devices for heat transfer, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications.
    [Thermal & Fluids Laboratory, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]
    Slip modeling in microdevices
    We have developed theoretical models to examine the discontinuous profiles across fluid-solid interfaces in micro and nano fluid systems. An adsorption model that is applicable for both gases and liquids was proposed to account for the temperature jump and velocity slip and temperature jump.
    [Thermal & Fluids Laboratory, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

Research Staff and Students under supervision

PhD Students
Name Project
Heng Kim Rui Development of new pump with built in energy recovery

Selected Publications
  • M. Radiom, W.K. Chan and C. Yang. A study of capillary flow from a pendant droplet.  Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol 7 No 5, pp.697-707, 2009.
  • M. Radiom, W.K. Chan and C. Yang. Capillary filling with the effect of pneumatic pressure of trapped air. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol 9, No 1, pp. 65-75, 2010.
  • V.V. Kulishand W.K. Chan. The paradox of instantaneous propagation in the Schrodinger equation. Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-8, 2010.
  • J.B. Teo, W.K Chan and Y.W Wah. Prediction of Leakage Flow in a Research Centrifugal Blood Pump. Artificial Organs, Vol. 34 No 9, pp 788-791, 2010.
  • H. Keramati, J. Miao, W.K. Chan. Fabrication of Five-Layer Three-Dimensional Miniaturize SU-8 Axial Fans Using UV-Lithography. Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS, Vol. 10, No 3, 2011.
  • J.J. Shu, K.Y.Yong and W.K.Chan. An improved scoring matrix for multiple sequence alignment.  Mathematical Problems in Engineering,  pp 1-11, Oct 2011.
  • C.F.Lieu, W.K.Chan, K.T.Ooi. Experimental investigation of the Reciprocating Ball Pump (RBP). Medical Engineering & Physics, Vol. 34(2012), pp 1101-1108, 2012.
  • N. Kashaninejad, W.K.Chan, and NT Nguyen. Eccentricity Effect of Micropatterned Surface on Contact Angle. Langmuir, 28 (10), pp 4793–4799, 2012.
  • N. Kashaninejad, N.T. Nguyen, W.K. Chan. Eccentricity effects of microhole arrays on drag reduction efficiency of microchannels with a hydrophobic wall, Physics of Fluids (American Institute of Physics-AIP), Vol. 24, 112004, 2012.
  • N. Kashaninejad, N.T. Nguyen, W.K. Chan. Three-phase contact line shape and eccentricity effect of anisotropic wetting on hydrophobic surfaces, Soft Matter (Royal Society of Chemistry-RSC), Vol.9, No 2, pp 527-535, 2013.
  • Radiom, M., C. Yang, and W.K. Chan. Dynamic contact angle of water-based titanium oxide nanofluid, Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol.8, No.282, 2013.
  • N. Kashaninejad, W.K. Chan, and N.T. Nguyen. Analytical modeling of slip flow in parallel plate microchannels, Micro and Nanosystems (in press).

Teaching
  • Compressible flow
  • Introduction to Thermo-fluids
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Flow over an aerofoil section
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Study of fan performance using dimensional analysis