ESP Biography

SIEW TING MELISSA TAN, Stanford graduate student in Materials Science

Major: Materials Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a first year PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering and my research interests include organic electronics and human-machine interfaces. I'm a strong advocate of scientific communication and outreach.

Past Classes

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C7158: Science of Boba in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
We will make various type of boba, and explain the chemistry and polymer science behind boba

E6661: Materials Gone Wrong! in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
It's a bad day if your phone screen cracks, but it's something else entirely if your airplane falls out of the sky. Learn about the science and engineering behind materials failures in history through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Emphasis on HANDS-ON demonstrations, not a boring lecture! We'll experience first-hand how liquid metals can catastrophically destroy structural materials in applications like space exploration and aerospace. We'll explore how many materials can change dramatically with changes in structure, temperature, and other conditions. You'll walk away from this class with greater knowledge of the atomic structure of materials and a deeper appreciation for the diverse properties of the materials that surround our everyday life.