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Principal Investigator

Dr. CHEN Wei

Office: S5-05-07
Tel: (65) 6516 2921 | Fax: (65) 6779 1691
E-mail: phycw@nus.edu.sg /chmcw@nus.edu.sg

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Department Physics, NUS, Singapore
Director, Center of Interface Engineering for Energy and Environmental Research, NUSRI, Su Zhou, China
Member, Graphene Research Center, NUS, Singapore
Member, NUS Environmental Research Institute, NUS, Singapore
Adjunct Research Scientist, IMRE, A*STAR, Singapore

Dr. CHEN Wei is currently an Associate Professor (2013 - ) in both Chemistry Department and Physics Department at National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Nanjing University (China) in 2001, Ph.D. degree from Chemistry Department at NUS in 2004 (Supervisors: Prof. Loh Kian Ping and Prof. Andrew T. S. Wee). His current research interests include Molecular-scale Interface Engineering for Molecular, Organic and Graphene Electronics, and Interface-Controlled Nanocatalysis for Energy and Environmental Research.

Research ID

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-4658-2010

Research experience

07/2013 – present, Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry & Department of Physics, National University of Singapore
01/2009 – 06/2013, Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry & Department of Physics, National University of Singapore
09/2006 – 12/2008, LKY Research Fellow in Department of Physics, National University of Singapore with Prof. Andrew T. S. Wee
03/2006 – 08/2006 Postdoc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, NUS with Prof. Andrew T. S. Wee
03/2004 – 03/2006, Postdoc in Department of Physics, National University of Singapore with Prof. Andrew T. S. Wee

Awards and Honors

 
  • Faculty of Science Young Scientist Award (Singapore)
  • NUS Young Chemist Award (Singapore)
  • Singapore Young Scientist Award (Singapore)
  • NUS Young Investigator Award (Singapore)
  • Hitachi Research Fellowship (Japan)                      
  • JSPS Visiting Scientist (Japan)
  • IPS Omicron Nanotechnology Award (Singapore)         
  • Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Singapore) 
  • NUS post-graduate Research Scholarship (Singapore)       
  • Mettler-Toledo Scholarship (China)
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    2006-2008
    2001-2004
    1997-2001

    Current and future research interests

    Courses Taught at NUS

      Module
  • CM5131 Graduate Physical Chemistry
  • CM5198 Graduate Seminar in Chemistry
  • CM4261 Surface Science
  • CM3232 Phy Chem of the Solid State & Interfaces
  • PC5205 Topics in Surface Physics
  • Year
    2009/2010, 2010/2011
    2009/2010
    2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014
    2012/2013
    2013/2014

    Reviewer for international journals including Nature Communication, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS NANO, J. Phys. Chem. B, J. Phys. Chem. C, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Langmuir, Crystal Growth & Design, Chemical Communications, J. Mater. Chem., Nanoscale, PCCP, Energy & Environmental Science, ChemSusChem, Nano Today, Organic Electronics, Surface and Interface Analysis, Applied Surface Science, Surface Science, Carbon, Dyes and Pigments, Applied Physics A, Chemistry: An Asian Journal, J. Electron Spectrosc. Diamond & Related Materials, J. Colloid & Interface Science, Solid State Electronics, APEX, Electrochemical & Solid State Letters, Surface Review & Letters, Mod. Phys. Lett. B, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, International Journal of Molecular Science, etc.

    Research Fellow:

    Dr. Zhang Jialin

    Email: chmzhjl@nus.edu.sg
    Entry year: Aug. 2010
    Research: Growth of 2D materials, molecular self-assembly, single molecule manipulation
    B.Sc. Physics: 2010, Sichuan University, China
    Ph.D. physics: 2014, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Dr. Xiang Du

    Email: chmxdu@nus.edu.sg
    Entry year: July 2016
    Research: 2D electronic and optoelectronic devices
    B.Sc. Physics: 2012, Lanzhou University, China
    Ph.D. Physics: 2016, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Dr. Gu Chengding

    Email address: chmgc@nus.edu.sg
    Entry year: Aug. 2013
    Research: Area selective surface passivation technology in ALD using SAMs/ Small Molecules
    B.Sc. Chemistry: 2013, Nanjing University, China
    Ph.D. Chemistry: 2017,National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Dr. Liu Tao

    Email: chmliu@nus.edu.sg
    Entry year: July 2018
    Research: 2D electronic and optoelectronic devices
    B.Sc. Physics: 2013, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ph.D. Physics: 2017, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Dr. Ye Xin

    Email address: chmyex@nus.edu.sg, yexin_crystal@foxmail.com
    Entry year: Dec. 2018
    Research: 2D Single-Crystalline Organic Materials based Optoelectronic Devices
    B.Sc. Chemistry: 2013, Shandong Normal University, China
    Ph.D. Materials Physics and Chemistry: 2018, Shandong University, China

    Visiting Staff:

    Dr. Xiao Shuning

    Email address: chmv167@nus.edu.sg, xiaosn@szu.edu.cn
    Entry year: Sept. 2015
    Research: Microwave Synthesis, Semiconductor Photocatalysis
    B. Eng. Materials: 2012, Wuhan University of Technology, China
    Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry: 2017, Shanghai Normal University, China
    Postdoc: 2017-present, Shenzhen University, China

    Dr. Zhang Guoqiang

    Email address: chmv166@nus.edu.sg
    Entry year: Sept. 2015
    Research: Visible Light Active Photocatalysts
    B.Sc. Physics: 2012, Lanzhou University, China
    Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics: 2017, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Postdoc: 2017-present, Shenzhen University, China

    Dr. Mao Hongying

    Email: phymaohy@hznu.edu.cn
    Entry year: Nov. 2018
    Research : Energy Level Alignments at Organic−2D Materials Interfaces and Interfacial Engineering Approaches for Organic Electronics and 2D Materials-Related Devices
    B.Sc./Ph.D. Physics: 2002/2011, Zhejiang University, China
    R.F.: 2009-2013, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Dr. Xiao Yuanhua

    Email: yuanhua_xiao@163.com
    Entry year: Dec. 2018
    Research : Tailoring Functional Materials for Energy Storage, Electrocatalysis and Chemical Sensing Devices
    B.Sc, Chemistry 2007, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology
    M.Sc, Chemistry 2010, Central South University
    Ph.D., Chemistry 2014, Xinjiang University
    Postdoc: 2016-present, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science

    Ph.D. Students:

    Ms. Guo Rui

    Email: guo_rui@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2015
    Research: Molecular-scale Interface Engineering for Organic and 2D Material Electronics
    B.Sc. Chemistry: 2014, Nanjing University, China

    Mr. Sun Shuo

    Email: e0001022@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2015
    Research: Epitaxial Growth of Phosphorus on Metal Substrates
    B.Sc. Physics: 2015, Sichuan University, China

    Mr. Zheng Yue

    Email address: zhengyue@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2016
    Research: Surface engineering for 2D materials and functional electrical devices fabrication
    B.Sc. Physics: 2016, Sichuan University, China

    Mr. Zhou Yin

    Email address: e0046897@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2016
    Research: Nanomaterial Chemistry in Energy Storage Systems Especially for Li-O2, Li-S Batteries
    B.Sc. Applied Chemistry: 2013, China University of Geosciences, China
    M.Sc. Chemistry: 2016, China University of Geosciences, China

    Ms. Dai Wenrui

    Email: dai.wenrui@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Jan. 2017
    Research: Defect Chemistry in Li-O2 Batteries
    B.Sc. Material Chemistry: 2013, Henan University, China
    M.Sc. Industrial catalysis: 2016, Shanghai Normal University, China

    Mr. Ma Zhirui

    Email: mazhirui@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Jan. 2017
    Research: Interface Engineering for Nano-catalysis using In-situ Near-Ambient Pressure XPS System
    B.Sc. Material Science and Engineering: 2016, Monash University (Australia) and Central South University (China)

    Ms. Cui Xinhang

    Email: e0223272@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2017
    Research: Defects Engineering of Discharge Product in Li-O2 Batteries
    B.Sc. Physics: 2017, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Mr. Yang Jinlin

    Email: e0220131@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2017
    Research: Carbon Anode for Sodium Ion Batteries and Cathode Electrocatalyst for Lithium Oxygen Batteries
    B.Sc. Material Science and Engineering: 2017, China University of Mining and Technology, China

    Mr. Lian Xu

    Email: e0220143@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2017
    Research: Mechanism Study of 2D TMDC based Catalysis via in operando Surface Techniques
    B.Sc. Chemistry: 2017, Zhejiang University, China

    Ms. Wang Yanan

    Email: e0212217@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2017
    Research : Electronic and Optoelectronic Effect of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) based Heterostructure Devices.
    B.Sc. Physics: 2017, Lanzhou University, China

    Ms. Zhang Qi

    Emial: e0185968@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2018
    Research: Development of Interface Controlled Nanomaterials for Li-O2 Batteries
    B.Sc. Chemistry: 2017, Shanghai Normal University, China
    M.Sc. Chemistry: 2018, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Ms. Gao Jing

    Email: E0338233@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Aug. 2018
    Research: Electronic and Optoelectronic Research of 2D Material Based Devices
    B.Sc Physics: 2018 Sichuan University, China

    Visiting Students:

    Mr. Yan Dafeng

    Email address: e0371457@u.nus.edu.sg dafengyan@hnu.edu.cn
    Enter year: Sept. 2018
    Research: Defect Electrocatalysts
    B.Sc. Chemistry: 2014, Hunan University, China

    Mr. Yang Hang

    Email: e0382614@u.nus.edu
    Entry year: Oct. 2018
    Research: Develop Ultra-thin Top-gated FETs based on Atomically 2D Materials
    B.Eng/M.Sc. Applied Physics: 2014/2016, National University of Defense Technology, China

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