Bin Tang

Research Scientist Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Tang Bin received his bachelor degree in Material Science and Engineering from Shanghai Tongji University in 2001, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 2006. He worked as a research assistant professor in the University of Hong Kong since 2007, and joined Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) since 2012. He is now an research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in SUSTech.

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PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong,HongKong, P.R. China,2002.1 -2006.1
B. Engg,Materials Science and Engineering,Tongji University,Shanghai, P.R. China,1997.9 -2001.9


Academic Position
05/2006 – 01/2007 Research Assistant(I), Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
02/2006 – 05/2006 Research Assistant(II), Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
01/2007 – 05/2007 Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
05/2006 – 05/2011 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong.
05/2007- 05/2012 Honorary Assistant Professor , Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
07/2011—07/2012 Research Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
07/2012-present Research Scientist,Dept. of Biomedical Engineering (primary appointment ), Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering(Joint appointment), Southern University of Science and Technology


biomechanics、biological materials、nanometer materials

Micro nano biomaterials


Main courses: material mechanics, advanced biomaterials, biomedical engineering I

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Journal publications

1.Ngan,A.H.W. and Tang, B., Viscoelastic effects during unloading in depth-sensing indentation. Journal of Materials Research, 2002. 17(10): p.2604-2610.

2.Tang, B. and A.H.W. Ngan, Accurate measurement of tip-samplecontact size during nanoindentation of viscoelastic materials. Journal of Materials Research, 2003. 18(5):p. 1141-1148.

3.Tang, B., A.H.W. Ngan, and W.W. Lu, Viscoelastic effects during depth-sensing indentation of cortical bone tissues. Philosophical Magazine, 2006. 86(33-35): p.5653-5666.

4.Tang, B. and A.H.W. Ngan, Nanoindentation measurement of mechanical properties of soft solid covered by a thin liquid film. Soft Materials, 2007. 5(4): p. 169-181.

5.Tang, B., A.H.W. Ngan and W.W. Lu, An improved method for the measurement of mechanical properties of bone by nanoindentation. Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Medicine, 2007. 18(9): p. 1875-1881.

6.Tang, B., A.H.W. Ngan, and J.B. Pethica, A method to quantitatively measure the elastic modulus of materials in nanometer scaleusing atomic force microscopy. Nanotechnology, 2008. 19(49).

7.Tang, B. and A.H.W. Ngan, Nanoindentation using an atomicforce microscope. Philosophical Magazine, 2011. 91(7-9): p. 1329-1338.

8.Tang, B., K.E. Aifantis, and A.H.W. Ngan, Elastic modulus of nanostructured polymer surfaces. Materials Letters, 2012. 67(1): p. 237-240.

9.Tang, B. and A.H.W. Ngan, A rate-jump method for characterization of soft tissues using nanoindentation techniques. Soft Matter,2012. 8(22): p. 5974-5979.

10.Wen,C.Y., C.B. Wu, B. Tang, T. Wang, C.H. Yan, W.W. Lu, H. Pan, Y. Hu, and K.Y.Chiu, Collagen fibril stiffening in osteoarthritic cartilage of human beings revealed by atomic force microscopy. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2012. 20(8): p. 916-922. (Co- first author)

11.Zhou,Z.L., Tang, B.*, A.H.W. Ngan, Z.N.Dong, and Y.S. Wu, Hepatitis B surface antigen-antibody interactions studied by optical tweezers. IET Nanobiotechnology, 2012. 6(1): p. 9-15. (corresponding author)

12.Zhou,Z.L., Tang, B.*, A.H.W. Ngan The biomechanics of drug-treated leukemia cells investigated using optical tweezers. Nano Life, 2012, 2, p1250010-1 to 1250010-10. (corresponding author)

13.Wu,K.S., Li, S.Y., Lo, A.C.Y., Ngan, A.H.W., Wong, D.S.H., So, K.F., Ellis-Behnke,R.G., Tang, B.*. Micro-scale Stiffness Change of Cornea Tissues Suffered from Elevated Intraocular Pressure Investigated by Nanoindentation. Soft Materials, 2013, 11: p 244-253.(corresponding author)

14.Zhou, Z.L., Cheng,C.X., Li, S., Zhou, X.F., Liu, Z.H., He, Q.T., Zhang, N.N., Ngan, A.H.W., Tang,B.*, Wang, A.X.*. AFM nanoindentation detection of the elastic modulus of tongue squamous carcinoma cells with different metastatic potentials,Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine,publish online,doi:10.1016/j.nano.2013.04.001(corresponding author)

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Biomedical engineering faculty positions at the Southern University of Science and Technology 2019
The Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, seeks outstanding applicants for full-time tenure-track/tenured positions. The positions are open for both junior and senior-level applicants. While exceptional candidates in any area are welcome to apply, the primary focus for this search is in the areas of biomedical/medical imaging, bioMEMS, mechanomedicine, regenerative medicine, wearable devices/wireless monitoring, and biomedical data science. We are especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community. Further information of the department and facilities can be found at
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