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A/Prof Tan Swee Ching and his team

Professor Shih Choon Fong, NUS University Professor and former NUS President, has been awarded the Centennial Medal by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) for his innovative research and leadership in higher education.

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A/Prof Tan Swee Ching and his team

A/Prof Tan Swee Ching and his team have successfully developed a new method of optically manipulating metal work function. Work function of a material is typically known to be independent of light intensity based on our present understanding. However, the team has discovered a special case where there is a ‘light-intensity dependent’ change in work function in metal thin films. This work has been published in Science Advances. Science Advances..

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A/Prof Tan Swee Ching and his team

A/Prof Tan Swee Ching and his team have successfully developed a high output solid state bioelectrochemical device with a Mechanoresponsive Electrolyte, which exhibited a fivefold photocurrent improvement over the previous record. The photocurrent enhancement is achieved through a ‘satellite-dish effect’ whereby an array of natural light-harvesting complexes absorb light from a wide spectral expanse and concentrate the excitonic energy to a base layer of ‘energy trap’ proteins. This work has been published in Advanced Materials..

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A/Prof. Stefan Adams’ group

In collaboration with a network of German research groups A/Prof. Stefan Adams’ group designed and realized the ceramic Na+ ion conductor with the fastest room temperature ionic conductivity, Na11Sn2PS12, and revealed the mechanism giving rise to its superionic performance utilizing the bond valence site energy method developed in Adams' group. The work has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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New Faculty Member: A/Prof. Michel Bosman

New Faculty Member: A/Prof. Michel Bosman Dr. Michel Bosman joined MSE department as a tenure track Associate Professor on 28 Nov 2017. A/Prof. Bosman’s research area is nano-optics and plasmonics, new electron microscopy techniques and oxide thin films.

A/Prof. Wang Qing Receives NRF Investigatorship Award

A/Prof. Wang Qing Receives NRF Investigatorship Award The explosive growth of computation unit density and the requirement for high-level integration bring huge demand for power delivery and heat dissipation for micro-processors. With the support of NRF Investigatorship Award, A/Prof. Wang will work on a novel “e-blood” concept — a hierarchical fluid network mimicking the human brains, for concurrent powering and cooling of microchips. Redox targeting concept, pioneered by the PI, is expected to endow the redox system with significantly enhanced energy/power density and thermal/power stability.

A/Prof. Ouyang Jianyong and his team discovered the precursor effect on the crystallization of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites

A/Prof. Ouyang Jianyong and his team discovered the precursor effect on the crystallization of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. The methylammonium iodide was found to affect the supersaturation concentration and interfacial energy of the crystallization process of perovskite single crystals. This work has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201710234/abstract).


Student Life

Student Life

Goh Pei Shan, year 4 student from the cohort of AY14/15 went for a self-initiated Student Exchange Programme (SEP) at University of College Dublin (UCD) in year 2017.

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Student Life

Fong Cheng Hung; year 2 from cohort AY16/17 whom department nominated to go for the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme in Tokyo from 12-19 December 2017.

This programme which focus on Science and Technology aims to promote mutual trust and understanding among the people of Japan and participating countries and regions so as to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation; promote a global understanding of Japan’s society, history, diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations.

Click to see the article written by Fong Cheng Hung on his experience.


Vacancies for Faculty Positions and Research Positions

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Vacancies for Faculty positons

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Seminar

Seminar

Speaker: Ms. Wei Xiangxia
Fabrication of Electroceramics using Additive Manufacturing
Date: 09 May 2018
Time: 9 am to 10 am (1st hour of defense)
Venue: Seminar Room E2-03-02

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Seminar

Speaker: Mr. Wong Lee Loong
Computational Design of Battery Materials with Fast Ionic Conduction
Date: 07 May 2018
Time: 9 am to 10 am (1st hour of defense)
Venue: Seminar Room E4-04-02

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