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Professor Derek Y C Chan     ResearcherID: A-4823-2010

BSc (Hons) in Physics - University of New South Wales
PhD in Applied Mathematics - Australian National University

Derek is a theoretician who has worked at the Unilever Research Laboratory, Port Sunlight and the School of Chemistry, Bristol University before he returned to Australian on a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship. When he is not on the tennis court, he enjoys solving theoretical problems in interfacial science, fluid mechanics, soft materials and surface forces with experimental colleagues in the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre. He has active collaborations with universities and research laboratories in Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UK and USA. (And for those who care about metrics, he has authored over 200 scientific papers and, according to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 9,000 times with an h-index of 48.)


    Current positions


The University of Melbourne
Professorial Fellow, School of Mathematics and Statistics

Swinburne University of Technology
Professor (2011 -), Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology

National University of Singapore
Honorary Professor (2012 -), Department of Mechanical Engineering

Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
Visiting Scientist (2010 - 2014) Fluid Dynamics

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
Guest Scientist (2007 - ) Physics of Polymers Group

Quantum Precision Instruments, Singapore
Scientific Advisor (2007 - ) QPI Home and People


    Previous positions


* Adjunct Professor (Mathematics), National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Adjunct Professor, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
* Senior Research Fellow, Australian National University
* Research Fellow, Australian National University
* Post-doctoral Fellow, Australian National University
* Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, Australian National University
* ICI Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK
* CSIRO Travelling Posdoctoral Fellow, Unilever Research, Port Sunlight, UK