Division of Physics and Applied Physics

Full-Time Faculty

Nanyang Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Uppsala University)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8039
Email: Marco.Battiato@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-05-07
Research Interests: Femtosecond electron and spin transport and its application to femtosecond spintronics; Optically-induced out-of-equilibrium ultrafast magnetization dynamics and spectroscopy; Ultrafast dynamics of topological insulators; Discontinuous Galerkin method for the Boltzmann-Maxwell problem.
CHANG Guoqing
Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF Fellow)
Ph.D. (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6592 1843
Email: guoqing.chang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-08
Research Interests: Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics; First-principles Studies of Quantum Materials; Nonlinear Optical Responses of Topological Quantum Materials.
Associate Professor
Assistant Chair (Academic)
Deputy Director, Complexity Institute
Ph.D. (Cornell University)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8084
Email: cheongsa@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-03
Research Interests: Condensed matter physics; Computational physics; Statistical and complex system dynamics; Bioinformatics
CHEW Lock Yue
Associate Professor
Associate Dean (Students), College of Science
Ph.D. (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2968
Email: lockyue@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-04
Research Interests: Study of nanoequilibrium systems from the perspective of nonlinear and statistical physics with the aim of discovering new and fundamental physical principles.
CHIA Ee Min, Elbert
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8132
Email: ElbertChia@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-13
Research Interests: Ultrafast quasiparticle dynamics of strongly correlated electronic systems.
CHONG Yidong
Associate Professor
Associate Chair (Students)
Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2967
Email: Yidong@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-02
Research Interests: Theoretical photonics, including topological and non-Hermitian photonics; Laser theory and quantum optics.
DEMIR, Hilmi Volkan
Professor (NRF Investigator)
Ph.D. (Stanford University)
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Phone: (65) 6790 5395
Email: hvdemir@ntu.edu.sg
Office: S2-B2c-100
Research Interests: Light-material interactions at the nanoscale; Excitonics, plasmonics, energy transfer; Light generation and harnessing; Semiconductor lighting (visible) and deep UV ; Optoelectronics and nanophotonics.
DUMKE, Rainer
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Institute of Quantum Optics, Hanover, Germany)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2969
Email: rdumke@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-15
Research Interests: Ultra cold atomic matter; Atom-chip devices; Bose-einstein condensation; Atom interferometry; Quantum information processing.
FAN Hongjin
Ph.D. (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7408
Email: FANHJ@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-06
Research Interests: Nanowires and nanotubes: size/morphology dependent properties and devices; Functional compound nanomaterials; Nanoscale Kirkendall effect; Atomic layer deposition
GAO Weibo
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (University of Science and Technology of China)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2964
Email: wbgao@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-06
Research Interests: Quantum photonics; Solid condensed matter physics; Nanophotonics; Spin opto-mechanics; Hybrid systems.
GU Mile
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (University of Queensland)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7175
Email: gumile@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-MAS-05-42
Research Interests: Quantum information; Complexity science; Quantum computation; Physics of information; Quantum foundations.
HO Shen Yong
Principal Lecturer
Executive Director, Institute of Pedagogical Innovation, Research and Excellence
Director (Making and Tinkering)
Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Phone: (65) 6592 7816
Email: hosy@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-07
Research Interests: Techniques for solving quantum many body problems; Foundational issues in quantum mechanics; Physics education research.
KOH Teck Seng
Senior Lecturer
Odyssey Programme Director
Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Phone: (65) 6514 1066
Email: kohteckseng@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-08
Research Interests: Quantum Information and Computation; Nanoscale Device Physics; Interdisciplinary Interface between Physics and Biology; Quantum Foundations.
LAN Shau-Yu
Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF Fellow)
Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Phone: (65) 6514 1047
Email: sylan@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-10
Research Interests: Matter-wave interferometry; Quantum optics; Atom optics; Laser cooling and trapping; Precision measurement; Quantum sensing; Quantum metrology
LEE Soo Ying
Ph.D. (University of Chicago)
Phone: (65) 6790 3723
Email: sooying@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-02
Research Interests: Time-dependent vibrational-electronic spectroscopy; Nonlinear spectroscopy; Femtosecond broadband stimulated Raman spectroscopy; Molecular reaction dynamics
LEEK Meng Lee
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. (National University of Singapore)
Phone: (65) 6592 7810 /7811
Email: mlleek@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-10
Research Interests: Condensed Matter Many-Body Field Theory; Matsubara finite temperature Green's functions; Keldysh non-equilibrium Green's functions; Canonical quantization of General Relativity: Loop quantum gravity; Other areas of fundamental physics, especially the differential geometric aspects such as the quantum geometric phase.
LEW Wen Siang
Head, Physics and Applied Physics
Associate Chair (Research & Graduate Studies)
Ph.D. (University of Cambridge)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2963
Email: wensiang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-04
Research Interests: Fundamental and applied studies of spintronics devices; Nanomagnetism, nanoscale sciences and fabrication techniques; Microfluidics, magnetic MEMS, bio spintronic devices
LIEW, Timothy C.H
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (University of Southampton)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7405
Email: TimothyLiew@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-11
Research Interests: Theoretical physics of semiconductor nanostructures ; Exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities ; Spintronic, quantum and Polaritonic devices
MARCUS, Rudolph A.
Nanyang Professor
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1992 for the theory of electron transfer
Ph.D. (McGill University)
Phone: (65) 63162962_x000D_
Email: rmarcus@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-09
NG Huei Ying, Nelly
Nanyang Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Delft University of Technology)
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Phone: (65) 6514 7410
Email: nelly.ng@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-05
Research Interests: Quantum Thermodynamics and Thermal Machines; Quantum Many-body Physics; Quantum Information Processing, Resource Theories.
Research Professor (NRF Investigator)
Ph.D. (University of Cambridge)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7412
Email: christos@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-11
Research Interests: Quantum magnetism and unconventional superconductivity; Electron motion through materials at their quantum limits; Self-generated electronic heterogeneity; New forms of miniaturised multifunctional devices
PHAN Anh Tuân
Lee Soo Ying Professor in Biological Physics (NRF Investigator)
Chair, SPMS
Ph.D. (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
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Phone: (65) 6514 1915
Email: phantuan@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-05-04
Research Interests: Biophysics: Use of physical, chemical, biological and computational methods to investigate and manipulate properties of biomolecules, such as DNA, RNA, and proteins.
Associate Professor
Assistant Chair (Internship)
Ph.D. (University of Naples, Italy)
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Phone: (65) 6592 2542
Email: Massimo@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-14
Research Interests: Statistical mechanics of complex and disordered systems
Associate Professor
Assistant Chair (Communications)
Ph.D. (IIT Bombay)
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Phone: (65) 6592 3148
Email: prem@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-05-05
Research Interests: Spintronics Materials; Magnonics; Magnetic Recording; Magnetic Nanostructures; Magnetics for Energy
Associate Professor
Assistant Chair (Strategic Development)
Policy Coordinator - India Policy
Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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Phone: (65) 6592 1801
Email: psengupta@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-05-03
Research Interests: Supersolids; Quantum magnetism at high magnetic fields; Ultracold atoms in optical lattices; Control of quantum systems; Theoretical biology.
SHEN Zexiang
Ph.D. (King's College, University of London)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8855
Email: zexiang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-03-01
Research Interests: Development of near-field scanning Raman (nano-Raman) and photoluminescence microscopy; Characterization of nano-structures using nano-Raman microscopy; Applications of micro Raman spectroscopy.
SINGH, Ranjan
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University)
Phone: (65) 6316 2965
Email: ranjans@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-13
Research Interests: Ultrafast Photonics; Metamaterials, plasmonics and nanophotonics; Silicon photonics; Terahertz time resolved spectroscopy; Terahertz waveguides; Plasmonic solar cells; Fano resonance phenomena
SOCI, Cesare
Associate Professor
Program Chair, Interdisciplinary Graduate School
Deputy Director, Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies
Ph.D. (University of Pavia and University of California at Santa Barbara)
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Phone: (65) 6514 1045
Email: csoci@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-03
Research Interests: III-V Nanowires; Organic Semiconductors; Optical and Photocurrent Spectroscopy
SONG, Justin
Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF Fellow)
Ph.D. (Harvard University)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7411
Email: justinsong@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-07
Research Interests: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics; Quantum Materials; Mesoscopics and Transport
SU Rui
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Nanyang Technological University)
Phone: (65) 6513 8495
Email: surui@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-14
Research Interests: Semiconductor Optics; Microcavity Photonics; Topological photonics; Quantum Photonics; Condensed Matter Physics; Optoelectronic and Quantum devices
SUM Tze Chien
Professor (NRF Investigator)
Associate Dean (Research), College of Science
Ph.D. (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7410
Email: tzechien@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-01
Research Interests: Femtosecond studies of energy transfer processes in nanoparticles, organic light emitting devices and organic photovoltaics; Magneto-optical spectroscopy of magnetic materials and structures; Femtosecond laser direct-write and modification of materials
SUN Handong
Director, Masters in Precision Scientific Instrumentation Programme
Ph.D. (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8083
Email: HDSun@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-12
Research Interests: Optoelectronic materials and devices; Semiconductor physics; Optical spectroscopy; Nano-materials and Nanotechnology
TÖRÖK, Peter
DPhil (University of Oxford)
Phone: (65) 6513 8494
Email: peter.torok@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-09
Research Interests: Optical imaging and microscopy; Optical instrumentation and lens design; Spectroscopic techniques in imaging; Electromagnetic theory of imaging; Polarised light microscopy and imaging.
WANG Qijie
Ph.D. (Nanyang Technological University)
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Phone: (65) 6790 5431
Email: qjwang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: S2-B2b-74A
Research Interests: Semiconductor Lasers; Mid-IR and Terahertz Technologies; Nano-Photonics; Fiber Optics & Photonics
WANG Xiao, Renshaw
Nanyang Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8653
Email: renshaw@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-MAS-05-04
Research Interests: Condensed Matter Physics; Low dimensional strongly correlated systems; Electronics and spintronics devices
Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF Fellow)
Ph.D. (The University of New South Wales)
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Phone: (65) 6904 1249
Email: b.weber@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-05-01B
Research Interests: Electronic properties of novel two-dimensional and topological materials; Quantum information processing science and technology; Nanoelectronic and quantum device physics; Structural and Electronic Characterisations of materials using Scanning Probe Microscopy; Atomic manipulations and lithography
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (University of Lille 1, France)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7407
Email: david.wilkowski@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-15
Research Interests: Cold and Ultracold Physics; Gauge field theory; Electromagnetic-Induced Transparency; Wave Localization and Disordered system; Mesoscopic Physics; Ultrahigh laser spectroscopy
Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF Fellow)
Ph.D. (Princeton University)
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Phone: (65) 6592 1806
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-09
Research Interests: Fractional quantum Hall effect and strongly correlated topological systems; Classical complex systems; Traffic theory
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Harvard University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2966
Email: EeHou@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-05
Research Interests: Soft condensed matter; Mechanics of membrane biogenesis; Brain and vision; Pattern formation in complex systems
Assistant Chair (Research & Graduate Studies)
Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Phone: (65) 6592 1653
Email: blzhang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-05-06
Research Interests: Electromagnetic wave theory and applications; Metamaterials; Photonic/Phononic crystals
Director, Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies
Ph.D. (Moscow State University, Russia)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8493
Email: nzheludev@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-03-02
Research Interests: Nanophotonics; Metamaterials; Nonlinear Optics; Nanotechnology; Adjunct Faculty

Cross Appointments

LOH Zhi Heng
Associate Professor (cross appointment from CCEB)
Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley)
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Phone: (65) 6592 1550
Email: zhiheng@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-03
Research Interests: Femtosecond and attosecond studies of coherent electron and nuclear dynamics; Hgh-order harmonic generation; Tabletop time-resolved core-level spectroscopy
MU Yuguang
Associate Professor (cross appointment from SBS)
PhD (Shandong University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2885
Email: YGMu@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SBS-04s-46
Research Interests: MD simulation method and data analysis method development; Peptide, protein folding and unfolding, in particular folding/misfolding mechanisms which could lead to amyloid fibrils; DNA dynamics, DNA-protein, DNA-counterion interactions; RNA dynamics and folding studies.
NI Ran
Assistant Professor (cross appointment from SCBE)
PhD (Utrecht University)
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Phone: (65) 6790 6737
Email: R.Ni@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N1.2-B1-12
Research Interests: Soft condensed matter physics; Computational physics
TAN Howe Siang
Associate Professor (cross appointment from CCEB)
Ph.D. (Princeton University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2987
Email: howesiang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-03-06
Research Interests: Ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy of water molecules; Two-dimensional optical spectroscopy; Optical pulse shaping
TRAN Anh Tuan
Associate Professor (cross appointment from MAE)
PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Phone: (65)6790 5494
Email: ttran@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3-02c-72
Research Interests: Multiphase flows, capillary flows, liquid-vapour transitions, fluid-solid interactions
YEOW Kok Lee, Edwin
Associate Professor (cross appointment from CCEB)
Ph.D. (University of Melbourne)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8759
Email: edwinyeow@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-03-04
Research Interests: Single-Molecule Detection; Materials Chemistry; Polymer Physics; Photo-induced Molecular Devices
ZHANG, Zhengyang
Lecturer (cross appointment from CCEB)
PhD (Nanyang Technological University)
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Phone: (65) 6513 6059
Email: zhang.zy@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-03-02
Research Interests: Super-resolution imaging, Single molecule spectroscopy, Nanoscale catalysis

Adjunct Faculty

HIES, Thomas Werner
Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Phone: (65) 6316 2965
Email: thies@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-02-01
Research Interests: Advanced time series analysis; Statistics; Applied acoustics; Audiology
LEE Cheow Lei, James
Adjunct Associate Professor
PhD (National University of Singapore)
Phone: (65) 6316 2962
Email: jameslee@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-02-01
Research Interests: Radiotherapy physics; Radiation dosimetry; Intensity modulated radiotherapy; Advanced treatment planning
PHUA Kok Khoo
Adjunct Professor
PhD (Birmingham University)
Phone: (65) 6790 6470
Email: KKPhua@ntu.edu.sg
Office: NEC-02-18
Research Interests: Theoretical physics; Science education
TENG Jinghua
Adjunct Professor
PhD (National University of Singapore)
Phone: (65) 6316 2962
Email: JHTeng@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-02-01
Research Interests: Plasmonics; Metamaterials; Nano-photonics; THz technology; Compound semiconductor materials and devices; Semiconductor lasers and LEDs; Waveguide devices and photonics integration

Visiting Faculty

GUET, Claude
Visiting Professor
Habilitation (University of Grenoble)
Phone: (65) 6316 2962
Email: CGuet@ntu.edu.sg
Research Interests: Theory of finite quantum systems in nuclear, atomic and Nanophysics; Physics informed deep learning applied to complex systems; Nuclear science for energy: fusion and fission
KONO, Junichiro
Visiting Professor
PhD (State University of New York)
Phone: (65) 6316 2962
Email: junichiro.kono@ntu.edu.sg
Research Interests: Materials driven out of equilibrium; Carbon-based optics and photonics; Quantum optics in condensed matter; Physical phenomena in high magnetic fields
LAM Ping Koy
Visiting Professor
PhD (Australia National University)
Phone: (65) 6316 2962
Email: pingkoy.lam@ntu.edu.sg
Research Interests: Quantum optics; Nonlinear and Laser Optics; Quantum Information; Quantum Communication and Cryptography; Spacebased Quantum Technology; Quantum Teleportation; Atom-Light Interaction; Quantum Memory; Quantum Opto-Mechanics.
MINIATURA, Christian
Visiting Professor
Habilitation (University of Nice Sophia)
Phone: (65) 6316 2962
Email: miniatura@ntu.edu.sg
Research Interests: Ultracold matter; Quantum transport; Strongly-correlated systems
Visiting Professor
Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2962
Email: qihua@ntu.edu.sg
Research Interests: Nanomaterials and Heterostructures; Raman scattering spectroscopy; Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics; Nanobiotechnology