G. Roshan Deen

Assistant Professor

Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE)

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PhD, MSc, MSc, BSc


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Research Interests
polymers, microemulsion, nanoparticles, drug-delivery systems, scattering techniques, etc.

  • Roshan Deen obtained his BSc in General Chemistry from the University of Madras in 1991, and his MSc in Applied Chemistry from Anna University in 1993.  Under the post-graduate scholarship of the Nanyang Technological University he obtained his PhD in 2001 in the field of Polymer/Materials Chemistry. From 2000-2003 he worked as a post-doctoral scientist in the Physical Chemistry Group of Professor Manfred Schmidt at the University of Mainz, Germany. From 2003-2004 he worked as a research associate in the Polymer Group of Professor Masanori Hara at Rutgers University, USA. From 2005-2008 he worked as assistant professor in the Soft Matter Group of Professor Jan Skov Pedersen at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

    In December 2008 he joined NIE as an assistant professor of Physical Materials Chemistry. His research interest is cross-disciplinary such as: ‘Smart’ Polymers (Synthesis and Applications), Nanogels, Surfactants, Microemulsions (Formulation Engineering and Phase Behavior), Plastinization of flowers and leaves, Complex Reaction Dynamics, and Advanced Scattering Methods (Light scattering, Small Angle X-ray Scattering, Small Angle Neutron Scattering)

    Academic Background
    • PhD (2001): Nanyang Technological University
    • MSc (1997): Nanyang Technological University
    • MSc (1993): Anna University
    • BSc  (1991): University of Madras
    Professional Organisations
    • Danish Neutron Scattering Society
    • Danish Colloid and Interface Society
    • Belgian Particle Colloid and Interface Society
    • Danish Medical and Health Research Council Fellowship (2007-2008)
    • Danish Natural Science Research Council Fellowship (2005-2007)
    • Post-graduate Research Scholarship of NTU (1994-2000)
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Science Talent Book Award for Outstanding Science Student (1988)
    • AAY102 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry
    • AAY201 Introduction to Spectroscopy
    • AAY202 Chemical Kinetics and Electrochemistry
    • AAY303 Experimental Techniques in Chemistry
    • DSS101 Selected Topics for Primary Science Teaching (Physical Science Tutorial)
    • MLS851 Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials
    • QCY522 The Teaching of Chemistry III
    Research Interests
    • “Smart” Polymers (Hydrogels, Nanogels, Inter-penetrating Networks)
    • Surfactants, Microemulsions, and Nanoparticles
    • Targeted Drug Delivery Systems
    • Advanced Scattering Techniques (LS, SAXS, SANS)
    • Complex Reaction Dynamics of Emulsions and Microemulsions
    Research Grants
    • RI 8/09 GRD Development of Novel Multi Stimuli-Responsive Intelligent Materials: From Interesting Architectures to Biomedical Applications (2009 – 2012)
    • Development and Characterization of Lipid-Based Drug Formulations for Lipophilic Drugs. (Danish Medical and Health Research Council, 2007 – 2009)
    • Characterization of Soft Matter Systems by Laser Light Scattering. (Danish Natural Science and Technology Research Council, 2006 - 2007)
    • Kinetic Pathways towards Equilibrium in Soft Matter System. (Danish Natural Science and Technology Research Council, 2005 - 2007)
    Professional Activities
    • NSSE Library Coordinator (2011 – present)
    • Invited Judge, Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (2010 – present)
    • Invited Judge, Elementz Science Research and Conference (2010)
    • Trainer, International Chemistry Olympiad (2010 – present)
    • IQC Facilitator (NSSE PC Infinity Group) (2009 – present)
    • Advisory Board Member (International Journal of Academic Research) (2009 – present).
    Graduate Supervision
    • Gratian Macharaga (PhD - Ongoing): Development of Titanium dioxide Nanoclusters by Dense Plasma Focus (Co-supervisor).
    • Kong Jen Fong (PhD – Ongoing): Study of Crystalline and Amorphous Domains of Block Polymers (Co-supervisor).
    • Jay Venkatasubramani (PhD – Ongoing): Drug Delivery Carriers: Liposomes and Liponano-capsules (Co-supervisor)
    Conferences and Workshops
    • 14th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering, Oxford, UK, 2009.
    • 2nd Danish Colloid and Interface Symposium, Aarhus, Denmark, 2008.
    • 5th Nordic Workshop on Scattering from Soft Matter, Trondheim, Norway, 2008.
    • 4th European Neutron Scattering Conference, Lund, Sweden, 2007.
    • 4th Scandinavian Workshop on Scattering from Soft Matter, Lund, Sweden, 2007.
    • 13th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering, Kyoto, Japan, 2006.
    • Dynamical Phenomena in Soft Matter, Grenoble, France, 2006.
    • International Symposium on Functional and Structural Polymeric Materials, Bayreuth, Germany, 2001.
    • 73rd ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Cambridge, USA, 1999.
    Awards (won by Students)
    • NRP-2009 Gold Award: Mr. Phua Tze Liang, Hwa Chong Institution.
    • NRP-2009 Merit Award: Mr. Loh Wei Liang, Hwa Chong Institution.
    • NRP-2010 Gold Award: Miss. Vivien Chua, National Junior College.
    Professional Training
    • SNIC Workshop on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, NUS, Singapore, 2010.
    • Facilitation Skills for IQC Team Facilitators, NIE, Singapore, 2009.
    • Oleinitec 8th Nordic Rheology Course, Bornholm, Denmark, 2008.
    • 8th European Summer School of Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter, Gironde, France, 2006.
    Professional Involvement
    • Science Mentor Programme and 16th Youth Science Conference, Singapore, 2011, 2010.
    • Nanyang Research Progamme, Singapore, 2011, 2010, 2009.
    • 4th Aarhus Winter Meeting of Danish Chemical Society, Denmark, 2008.
    • 6th iNANO Annual Meeting, Denmark, 2008.
    • 3rd Annual Meeting of Self Organization under Confinement, Sweden, 2007.
    • 3rd Aarhus Winter Meeting of Danish Chemical Society, Denmark, 2007.
    • 5th iNANO Annual Meeting, Denmark, 2007.
    • Small Scapes: An Introduction to Nanotechnology, Denmark, 2006.
    • Nano Food Consortium, Denmark, 2005.
    Research Collaborations
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
    • Department of Pharmacy, University of Portsmouth, UK.
    • Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore.
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, Singapore.