Dr THIAN Eng San
Associate Professor



Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore
9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117 576
Singapore
Contact: +65-6516-5233

Homepage: http://serve.me.nus.edu.sg/mpetes
Dr. Thian was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on January 2009 after a postdoctoral training in the field of biomedical materials and tissue engineering, in the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge since 2006.

Qualification
PhD (Cambridge), MEng BEng (NTU)

Modules Taught
ME4253 Biomaterials Engineering
ME6505 Engineering Materials in Medicine

Research Interests
Nanobiomedical Materials
Tissue Engineering
Surface Engineering

Selected Publications
E.S. Thian, Z. Ahmad, J. Huang, M.J. Edirisinghe, S.N. Jayasinghe, D.C. Ireland, R.A. Brooks, N. Rushton, W. Bonfield, S.M. Best. The role of electrosprayed apatite nanocrystals in guiding osteoblast behaviour. Biomaterials 29 (12) (2008) 1833-1843

E.S. Thian, J. Huang, Z. Ahmad, M.J. Edirisinghe, S.N. Jayasinghe, D.C. Ireland, R.A. Brooks, N. Rushton, S.M. Best, W. Bonfield. Influence of nanohydroxyapatite patterns deposited by electrohydrodynamic spraying on osteoblast response. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 85 (1) (2008) 188-194

S.M. Best, A.E. Porter, E.S. Thian, J. Huang. Bioceramics: Past, present and for the future. Journal of the European Ceramics Society 28 (7) (2008) 1319-1327

E.S. Thian, J. Huang, S.M. Best, Z.H. Barber, W. Bonfield. Silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite: The next generation of bioactive coatings. Materials Science and Engineering C 27 (2) (2007) 251-256

E.S. Thian, J. Huang, S.M. Best, Z.H. Barber, R.A. Brooks, N. Rushton, W. Bonfield. The response of osteoblasts to nanocrystalline silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite thin films. Biomaterials 27 (13) (2006) 2692-2698

E.S. Thian, J. huang, S.M. Best, Z.H. Barber, W. Bonfield. Novel silicon-doped hydroxyapatite (Si-HA) for biomedical coatings: An in vitro study using acellular simulated body fluid. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 76 (2) (2006) 326-333

E.S. Thian, J. Huang, S.M. Best, Z.H. Barber, W. Bonfield. Magnetron co-sputtered silicon-containing hydroxyapatite thin films - An in vitro study. Biomaterials 26 (16) (2005) 2947-2956

E.S. Thian, J. Huang, S.M. Best, Z.H. Barber, W. Bonfield. A new way of incorporating silicon in hydroxyapatite (Si-HA) as thin films. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 16 (5) (2005) 411-415