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Lee Yae Tan

Lee Yae Tan

R&D in Engineering (Material & Polymer Chemistry)
Johor Bahru, Johor


About Lee Yae Tan:

Polymer & Chemical Engineer specializing in polymer design and organic chemistry related R&D projects. Experienced of both working and academic field related to R&D, material evaluation and process management. Knowledge in chemical process and engineering, development commercial and medical material. 


  • Ph.D graduate major in Engineering (Material & Polymer Chemistry) in Nara Institute Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan.
  • Knowledge in organic synthesis, polymerization and wide range of chemical analysis and analytical technique (NMR, MALDI, GPC, MS, FTIR, SEM, XRD, UV spectroscopy, TGA, DSC, laser microscope, mechanical testing, EDX, mold compression, coating, solvent casting, mechanical testing, cell and protein testing, etc).
    Involved collaborative research project such as Japan Agency (AMED), Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, Indonesia for developing sustainable polymeric material for commercial and medical application.
  • Experience in both academic and working field in process engineering as well as R&D in material design.
  • Worked as material engineer in OEM industry for semiconductor, oil and gas, aerospace (Jecmetal Industries Sdn.Bhd.
  • Analyze and evaluate technical specifications for range of metals (steel and aluminum), plastics that meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements based on international standard (EN, JIS,ASTM, ISO, NAS, etc).
    Interned as project engineer at gas-related product company (Kein Hing Industry Sdn Bhd)
  • Obtained Master in Engineering and Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia. (CGPA:3.522/4).
  • Independent, self-motivated, resourceful and good team player
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay, Japanese (elementary level).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, scientific technical writing (Project proposal, paper, patent)


Doctor of Engineering, PhD - Nara Institute Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan

Research field: Polymer; organic synthesis; sustainable plastic; packaging; film; biomaterial; crosslinker; functional synthesis & performance

[Technique: NMR, MALDI, GPC, MS, FTIR, UV spectroscopy, TGA, DSC, laser microscope, mechanical testing, EDX, mold compression, coating, mechanical testing, cell and protein testing]



Master of Engineering Science - Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia

Research field: Antibacterial textile; inorganic synthesis; coating

[Technique: SEM, XRD, antibacterial testing]


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Chemical Engineering - Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia (CGPA: 3.522/4)

Course & Research field: Process optimization & plant design; Petrochemical; Bone scaffold; composite; extraction natural resource; biocompatible material; mechanical performance

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