Welcome to Surface and Interface Lab !

Dr. Chen Wei's Surface and Interface Lab was established at the Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, from Jan 2009. The current research interests of our lab include Molecular-scale Interface Engineering for Molecular, Organic and Graphene Electronics, and Interface-Controlled Nanocatalysis for Energy and Environmental Research. Our research has been substantially supported by NUS, Singapore MOE grants, NRF Investigatorship, CREATE and CRP programs, A*STAR and SPORE programs.

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. "Selective Photoelectrochemical Oxidation of Glucose to High Value-Added Glucaric Acid by Single-Atom Pt Decorated Defective TiO2"
    Tian ZL*, Da YM, Wang M, Dou XY, Cui XH, Chen J, Jiang R, Xi SB, Cui BH, Luo YN, Yang HT, Long Y, Xiao YK, Chen Wei*, Nat. Commun. 14, 1428 (2023) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-35875-9
  2. "Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Peroxide Generation Coupled with Selective Benzylamine Oxidation over Defective ZrS3 Nanobelts"
    Tian ZL, Han C*, Zhao Y, Dai WR, Lian X, Wang YN, Zheng Y, Shi Y, Pan X, Huang ZC, Li HX, Chen Wei*, Nat. Commun. 12, 2039 (2021) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22394-8
  3. "Electronic metal-support interaction modulates single-atom platinum catalysis for hydrogen evolution reaction"
    Shi Y*, Ma ZR, Xiao YY, Yin YC, Huang WH, Huang ZC, Zheng YZ, Mu FY, Huang R, Shi GY, Sun YY, Xia XH*, Chen Wei*, Nat. Commun. 12, 3021 (2021) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23306-6
  4. "Two-dimensional Multi-bit Optoelectronic Memory with Broadband Spectrum Distinction"
    Xiang D, Liu T, Xu JL, Tan JY, Hu ZH, Lei B, Zheng Y, Wu J, Castro Neto AH, Liu L, Chen Wei*, Nat. Commun. 9, 2966 (2018) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05397-w
  5. "Surface Transfer Doping Induced Effective Modulation on Ambipolar Characteristics of Few-layer Black Phosphorus"
    Xiang D, Han C, Wu J, Zhong S, Liu YY, Lin JD, Zhang XA, Hu WP, Özyilmaz B, Castro Neto AH, Wee ATS, Chen Wei*, Nat. Commun. 6, 6485 (2015) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7485
  6. "Two-Dimensional Transitional Metal Dichalcogenides: Interface and Defect Engineering" (Selected as Back Cover Paper)
    Hu ZH, Wu ZT, Han C, He J, Ni ZH*, Chen Wei*, Chem. Soc. Rev. 47, 3100-3128 (2018) DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00024g
  7. "Recent advances in mechanism and control of Li2O2 formation in Li-O2 batteries"
    Lyu ZY, Zhou Y, Dai WR, Cui XH, Lai M, Wang L, Huo FW, Huang W, Hu Z*, Chen Wei*, Chem. Soc. Rev. 46, 6046-6072 (2017) DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00255F
  8. "Towards Single Molecule Switches" (Invited Review Article)
    Zhang JL, Zhong JQ, Lin JD, Hu WP, Wu K, Xu GQ, Wee ATS, Chen Wei*, Chem. Soc. Rev. 44, 2998-3022(2015) DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00377B
  9. "Fused computing and storage in 2D transistor"
    Xiang D, Liu T, Chen Wei*, Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 642-643 (2019) DOI: 10.1038/s41565-019-0476-0
  10. "Facet-Controlled Bifunctional WO3 Photocathodes for High-Performance Photo-assisted Li-O2 Battery"
    Wang M, Chen J, Tian ZL*, Dai WR, Cui BH, Cui XH, Lian X, Jiang CL, Yang HT, Wang YH, Sun ZJ, Ding YS, Sun YY, Zhang J, Chen Wei*, Energy Environ. Sci. 16, 523-534 (2023) DOI: 10.1039/D2EE03724F
  11. "Ferroelectrics-Integrated Two-Dimensional Devices toward Next-Generation Electronics" (Invited Review)
    Jin TY, Mao JY, Gao J, Han C*, Loh KP, Wee ATS, Chen Wei*, ACS Nano 16, 13595-13611 (2022) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c07281
  12. "Epitaxial Growth of Ultraflat Bismuthene with Large Topological Band Inversion Enabled by Substrate-Orbital-Filtering Effect"
    Sun S, You J-Y, Duan SS, Gou J, Luo YZ, Lin WN, Lian X, Jin TY, Liu JW, Huang YL, Wang YH, Wee ATS, Feng YP, Shen L*, Zhang JL*, Chen JS*, Chen Wei*, ACS Nano 16, 1436-1443 (2022) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c09592
  13. "Epitaxial growth of single-layer kagome nanoflakes with topological band inversion"
    Duan SS, You JY, Gou J*, Chen J, Huang YL, Liu MZ, Sun S, Wang YH, Yu XJ, Wang L, Feng YP, Wee ATS*, Chen Wei*, ACS Nano 16, 21079-21086 (2022) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c08895
  14. "Synthesis of monolayer blue phosphorus by silicon intercalation"
    Zhang JL, Zhao ST, Sun S, Ding HH, Hu J, Li YL, Xu Q, Yu XJ, Telychko M, Su J, Gu CD, Zheng Y, Lian X, Ma ZR, Guo R, Lu J, Sun Z, Zhu JF, Li ZY*, Chen Wei*, ACS Nano 14, 3687-3695 (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c00822
  15. "Direct Observation of Semiconductor-Metal Phase Transition in Bilayer Tungsten Diselenide Induced by Potassium Surface Functionalization"
    Lei B, Pan YY, Hu ZH, Xiang D, Zheng Y, Guo R, Han C, Wang LH, Lu J, Yang L*, Chen Wei*, ACS Nano 12, 2070-2077 (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b00398
  16. "Temperature and Phase-dependent Phonon Renormalization in 1T’-MoS2"
    Tan S, Sarkar S, Zhao XX, Luo X, Luo YZ, Poh SM, Abdelwahab I, Zhou W, Venkatesan T, Chen Wei*, Quek SY*, Loh KP*, ACS Nano 12, 5051-5058 (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02649
  17. "Growth of quasi-free-standing single layer blue phosphorus on Tellurium monolayer functionalized Au(111)"
    Gu CD, Zhao ST, Zhang JL, Sun S, Yuan KD, Hu ZH, Han C, Ma ZR, Wang L, Huo FW, Huang W, Li ZY*, Chen Wei*, ACS Nano 11, 4943-4949 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b01575
  18. "Energy Level Realignment in Weakly Interacting Donor-Acceptor Binary Molecular Networks"
    Zhong JQ, Qin XM, Zhang JL, Kera S, Ueno N, Wee ATS, Yang JL*, Chen Wei*, ACS Nano 8, 1699-1707 (2014) DOI: 10.1021/nn406050e
  19. "Electron-Doping-Enhanced Trion Formation in Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide Functionalized with Cesium Carbonate"
    Lin JD, Han C, Wang F, Xiang D, Qin SQ, Zhang XA*, Wang L, Zhang H, Wee ATS, Chen Wei*, ACS Nano 8, 5323-5329 (2014) DOI: 10.1021/nn501580c
  20. "Abnormal Near-infrared Absorption in two-dimensional Black Phosphorus Induced by Ag Nanoclusters Surface Functionalization" (Selected as Frontispiece Paper)
    Hu ZH, Li Q, Lei B, Wu J, Zhou QH, Gu CD, Wen XL, Wang JY, Liu YP, Li SS, Zheng Y, Lu JP, He J, Wang L, Xiong QH, Wang JL*, Chen Wei*, Adv. Mater. 30, 1801931 (2018) DOI: 10.1002/adma.201801931
  21. "2D Phosphorene: Epitaxial Growth and Interface Engineering for Electronic Devices" (Selected as Frontispiece Paper)
    Zhang JL, Han C, Hu ZH, Wang L, Liu L, Wee ATS, Chen Wei*, Adv. Mater. 30, 1802207 (2018) DOI: 10.1002/adma.201802207
  22. "Non-volatile and Programmable Photodoping in MoTe2 for Photoresist-free Complementary Electronic Devices"
    Liu T, Xiang D*, Zheng Y, Wang YN, Wang XY, Wang L, He J, Liu L, Chen Wei*, Adv. Mater. 30, 1804470 (2018) DOI: 10.1002/adma.201804470
  23. "Dielectric engineered two-dimensional neuromorphic transistors"
    Xiang D*, Liu T, Zhang XM, Zhou P*, Chen Wei*, Nano Lett. 21, 3557-3565 (2021) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00492
  24. "Designing Kagome Lattice from Potassium Atoms on Phosphorus Gold Surface Alloy"
    Sun S, Zhao ST, Luo YZ, Gu XY, Tadich A, Qi DC, Lian X, Ma ZR, Zheng Y, Gu CD, Zhang JL*, Li ZY*, Chen Wei*, Nano Lett. 20, 5583-5589 (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c02426
  25. "Reversible Oxidation of Blue Phosphorus Monolayer on Au(111)"
    Zhang JL, Zhao ST, Telychko M, Sun S, Lian X, Su J, Tadich A, Qi DC, Zhuang JC, Zheng Y, Ma ZR, Gu CD, Hu ZH, Du Y, Lu J, Li ZY, Chen Wei*, Xu GQ, Yang XM*, Wu K*, Nano Lett. 19, 5340-5346 (2019) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01796
  26. "Surface Functionalization of Black Phosphorus via Potassium towards High Performance Complementary Devices"
    Han C, Hu ZH, C. Gromes L, Bao Y, Carvalho A, Tan SJR, Lei B, Xiang D, Wu J, Wang L, Huo FW, Huang W, Loh KP, Chen Wei*, Nano Lett. 17, 4122-4129 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00903
  27. "Epitaxial Growth of Single Layer Blue Phosphorene: A New Phase of Two-Dimensional Phosphorus"
    Zhang JL, Zhao ST, Han C, Wang ZZ, Zhong S, Sun S, Guo R, Zhou X, Gu CD, Yuan KD, Li ZY*, Chen Wei*, Nano Lett. 16, 4903-4908 (2016) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01459
  28. "Unraveling Charge State of Supported Au Single-atoms during CO Oxidation"
    Zhou X, Shen Q, Yuan KD, Yang WS, Chen QW, Geng ZH, Zhang JL, Shao X*, Chen Wei*, Xu GQ, Yang XM*, Wu K*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 554-557 (2018) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10394
  29. "Water-Catalyzed Oxidation of Few-Layer Black Phosphorous in Dark Environment"
    Hu ZH, Li Q, Lei B, Zhou QH, Xiang D, Lyu ZY, Hu F, Wang JY, Ren YJ, Guo R, Goki E, Wang L, Han C*, Wang JL*, Chen Wei*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 9131-9137 (2017) DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705012