Staff Profile

Dr TAY, Wee Beng, Research Scientist, email:

I was born in Singapore in 1976. I obtained my Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering and PhD from the National University of Singapore in 2001, 2004 and 2009 respectively. During my graduate years, I was also a teaching assistant helping with tutorials for year 1 and 3 modules. I then worked as a part-time facilitator (tutor) at Republic polytechnic using the Problem-based learning (PBL) pedagogical structure for a year. Subsequently, I went to Taiwan’s National Taiwan University and the Netherlands’s Delft University of Technology to do my postdoctorate for 1 and 3 years respectively. I joined Temasek Laboratories in November 2013. My hobbies include table tennis, jogging and models making. ( My personal website: )

Professional Affiliations
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics member

Research Activities
Flapping wing aerodynamics

Research Interests
Flapping wing
Computational fluid dynamics
Immersed boundary method
Micro aerial vehicles (MAVs)

NUS Research Scholarship

Selected Journal Publications
Tay, W. B., & Lim, K. B. (2009). Analysis of non-symmetrical flapping airfoils. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 25(4), 433–450.

Tay, W. B., & Lim, K. B. (2010). Numerical analysis of active chordwise flexibility on the performance of non-symmetrical flapping airfoils. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 26(1), 74–91.

Tay, W.-B., Tseng, Y.-H., Lin, L.-Y., & Tseng, W.-Y. (2011). Towards patient-specific cardiovascular modeling system using the immersed boundary technique. Biomedical Engineering Online, 10(1), 52.

Tay, W. B., Bijl, H., & van Oudheusden, B. W. (2013). Biplane and tail effects in flapping flight. AIAA Journal, 51(9), 2133–2146.

Tay, W. B., van Oudheusden, B. W., & Bijl, H. (2014). Numerical simulation of X-wing type biplane flapping wings in 3D using the immersed boundary method. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 9(3), 36001.

Tay, W. B., Deng, S., van Oudheusden, B. W., & Bijl, H. (2015). Validation of immersed boundary method for the numerical simulation of flapping wing flight. Computers & Fluids, 115, 226–242.

Tay, W. B., van Oudheusden, B. W., & Bijl, H. (2015). Numerical simulation of a flapping four-wing micro-aerial vehicle. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 55, 237–261.

Tay, W. B. (2016). Symmetrical and non-symmetrical 3D wing deformation of flapping micro aerial vehicles. Aerospace Science and Technology, 55, 242–251.

Tay, W. B. (2017). Effect of Different Types of Wing-Wing Interactions in Flapping MAVs. Journal of Bionic Engineering, 14, 60–74.

Selected Conference Publications
Tay, W. B., Percin, M., van Oudheusden, B., Bijl, H., Cetiner, O., & Unal, M. (2013). Numerical and experimental analysis of tandem flapping flight. In 43rd Fluid Dynamics Conference (pp. 1–24). San Diego, California: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Tay, W. beng, de Baar, J. H. S., Percin, M., Deng, S., & van Oudheusden, B. W. (2016). Numerical simulation of a flapping wing MAV based on wing deformation capture analysis. In 34th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference (pp. 1–13). Washington D.C.