Dr Nripan Mathews
School of Materials Science and Engineering
B.Eng. / Class of 2003
For his accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the field of materials science, Nanyang Technological University is proud to present Dr Nripan Mathews with the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
An Assistant Professor with NTU’s School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) since January 2014, Dr Mathews’ main research interests lie in the development of novel electronic materials like halide perovskites, amorphous metal oxides and organic semiconductors and how they can be adapted for practical applications. His research breakthroughs include insights into the electronic properties of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials and development of novel environmentally friendly alternatives. His findings will make solar panels cheaper and more efficient.
Dr Mathews has published more than 100 papers, which have been cited more than 5000 times with an h-index of 36. His work has been published in leading scientific journals like Science, Nature Materials and has also been featured in local media including Channel NewsAsia and Straits Times.
He has been lauded for his contributions to the field of science. Last year, Dr Mathews was one of four recipients of the prestigious Young Scientist Awards, organised by the Singapore National Academy of Science and supported by A*STAR. In 2014, he received the TR35 @ Singapore Award 2014 from the MIT Technology Review. The award recognises the top young innovators under the age of 35. That year, together with Assoc Prof Sum Tze Chien, he also received the Research Excellence award at NTU’s annual Nanyang Awards.
A caring and passionate educator as well, he received the MSE’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2015 and has also previously assisted in fundraising for needy students and alumni of the School.
Prior to working at NTU, Dr Mathews served as the Singapore R&D Director of SinBeRISE (Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy), and as a Visiting Scientist at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland in the lab of Prof Michael Gratzel, the inventor of the dye-sensitized solar cell and one of the three most highly cited chemists in the world.
工程学士 / 2003年毕业班