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Principle Investigator

Liu Zheng

Dr. Zheng Liu

Dr. Zheng Liu received his B.S. degrees (2005) at Nankai University (China), and completed his Ph.D at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, China), working on the synthesis and energy harvest of carbon nanotubes. He then worked in Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan and Prof. Jun Lou’s groups as a joint postdoc research fellow (2010~2012) and research scientist (2012~2013) at Rice University (USA), focusing on the synthesis and applications of two-dimensional (2D) crystals, including graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN, so called “white graphene”), oxides and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs: MoS2, WS2, MoSe2 etc.)

As a young pioneer in 2D materials research, he has made great contributions not only to the synthesis of 2D heterostructures such as vertical and lateral graphene/h-BN, but also the 2D materials based nanoelectronics, active nano-systems and high performance energy components, e.g. graphene/h-BN resonators, graphene photodetectors, high-density capacitors, ultrafast lithium storage. He has published >130 peer-reviewed papers in top journals, including 16 papers in Nature serial journals (Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Communications) and Science Advances; 21 in Nano Letters; 15 in Advanced Maters; 8 in ACS Nano, with total citations more than 11000 and H-index of 46. These work have also been reported by the impact media such as Science daily, IEEE spectrum, etc., and highlighted by the top journals such as Nature Physics, Nature Nanotechnology, Angewandte Chemie International Edition etc. He was also a recipient of World Technology Award in Energy category in 2012. This award has been presented as a way to honor those in doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance." He was awarded the prestigious Singapore NRF Fellowship and Nanyang Assistant Professorship in 2013.

Interviewed by Wiley (Chinese), English version will be provided later.

    Award

  1. Awardee of NRF Fellowship (2013)
  2. Awardee of Nanyang Assistant Professorship (2013)
  3. Named Finalist For 2012 World Technology Award in Energy category (2012)

Postdoc

Dr. Fucai Liu

2014 Postdoc Tohoku University, Japan
2012 Ph.D. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
2007 B.Sc. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Research Interest: Electronic transport and optoelectronic properties of 2D materials
Email: fucai.liu@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Haiyong He

2012 Ph.D.  National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CAS
2008 M.Sc  China University of Mining &Technology jontly with Institute of Chemistry
Research Interest: 2D materials for energy applications; Lithum ion battery
Email: hyhe@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Hong Wang

2013 Ph.D. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
2007 B.S. Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
Research Interest: CVD synthesis, characterization and electrical properties of 2D materials
Email: wang_hong@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Peng Yu

2013 Ph.D. Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, China
2008 B.Eng. Jinan University, Jinan, China
Research Interest: Synthesis of Low dimensional materials
Email: yu.peng@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Qingsheng Zeng

2012 Ph.D. Peking University, Beijing, China
2006 B.S. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Research Interest: Nano-electronics, Nano-optoelectronics, Low dimensional materials
Email: qszeng@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Ling Niu

2011 Ph.D. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2006 B.S. Qingdao University, Qingdao, China
Research Interest: CVD synthesis, characterization of 2D materials, biomedical effect of nanomaterials, AFM, STM
Email: niulin@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Wei Fu

2014 Ph.D. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
2010 M.Sc. Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Research Interest: Field Effect Transistor, Nano-optoelectronics, 2-D heterostructures
Email: FU_WEI@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Varrla Eswaraiah

2013 Postdoc Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
2012 Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Chennai, India
2007 M.Sc. Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India
2005 B.Sc. Sri Ramakrishna Degree College, Nandyal, India
Research Interest: Two dimensional nanosheets (Graphene, MoS2, Phosphorene etc.), electrical, sensing and structure-property relations
Email: eswar@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Xuexia He

2013 Ph.D. Okayama University, Japan
2010 M.Sc. Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China
Research Interest: Field Effect Transistor; Superconductor; 2-D materials
Email: xxhe@ntu.edu.sg

Graduat Students

Xingli Wang

2010 B.Eng. Jilin University, Changchun, China
Research Interest: growth of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides
Email:wang0703@e.ntu.edu.sg

Cheng Yan

2013 B.Eng. Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
Research Interest: Synthesis of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides; Heterostructures and Devices
Email:cyan003@ntu.edu.sg

Jiadong Zhou

2013 M.Sc.  Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
2009 B.Sc.  Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi'an, China
Research Interest:  Synthesis, properties and application of 2D materials
Email: jzhou012@e.ntu.edu.sg

Qundong Fu

2014 Research Assistant Nankai University, Tianjin, China
2013 B.Sc. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Research Interest: Synthesis of high quality and large area 2D materials by CVD and their electronic application
Email: fuqu0001@e.ntu.edu.sg

Xuewen Wang

2014 Research Staff Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, China
2010 M.Sc. Shanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China
Research Interest: 2-D atomic layer materials, and flexible electronics
Email: xwang030@e.ntu.edu.sg

Visiting Scholars

David LEGRAND

2013 M.Sc. University of Technology of Troyes, France and National Central University, Taiwan
2011 B.Sc. University of Technology of Troyes, France
Research Interest: Graphene plasmonics.
Email: david.legrand@utt.fr