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Dr. Tan is the CEO of Thermagine Private Limited. Thermagine designs, manufactures and installs state-of-the-art heat capture, storage and re-use systems for industrial and solar thermal applications.
Prior to Thermagine, Dr. Tan worked with venture capitalists in Europe and the Middle East to commercialize technologies, such as PrimeSense's (Microsoft Kinect). He developed the Discovery and Development Program for startups for the Fraunhofer Society, Europe’s largest contract research organization that developed the MP3 audio format.
Prior to this, he pioneered the sense of touch for Immersion Corporation, which is now used by Aston Martin, BMW, Fujitsu, Lexus, LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and holds 7 patents in this field.
Dr. Tan holds a BSc. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Bristol (UK), a Masters and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University (USA). He was a Consulting Professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.